Andrew J. Hewett

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1364)



MISC. NEWSPAPER MIS-WORDINGS
(1) The driver of the car, Jennifer Thomas, was charged by police with drinking while intoxicated. (2) Members of the Groveton Woman's Club gave the speaker a standing ovulation. (3) The blaze was extinguished before any damage was done by the local fire department. (4) Anna Anderson requested that she be cremated before her death. (5) They sat on the red velvet sofa and the upholstered rocker with carved gooseneck arms that belonged to his mother.    
SHE SHOULD SUE HERSELF
Robin Earnest of Saline County, Ark., was attending Malvern College when she broke two fingers while playing musical chairs. She then demanded the state of Arkansas pay her $75,000, saying she was compelled to participate in order to earn class credit; and the state should pay her for surgeries, physical therapy, mental and emotional distress. Last heard, no ruling had been reached. (http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2015/07/12/374778.htm)
EXPENSIVE OLD MACDONALD’S FARM
New York's Kennedy Airport is planning soon to open a new luxury terminal that will handle the more than 70,000 animals flying in and out every year. It is being named the ARK at JFK, inspired by Noah’s boat. Horses and cows will occupy sleek, climate-controlled stalls with showers, and doggies will lounge in hotel suites featuring flat-screen TVs. They’ll even have a special private space for penguins in heat. (Total building price $48 million.) (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/jfk-airport-building-terminal-dubbed-ark-animals-article-1.2297276)

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1363)



AIN’T THIS SWEET
Maybe money can’t buy love, but in one case it did help reunite it. A young Irish woman, using a €20 note as paper, wrote “Christy, it’s always been you! Come and find me - Megan x”. And, after a total stranger,  Denise O’Reilly, found it among her cash, she posted same on Facebook, adding “Christy she loves you.” Next, after some 15,000 shares, this young fellow posted, “I’ve been in touch with Megan and it’s all good. Thank you so much for posting.” (http://liveinfo.info/it%E2%80%99s-always-been-you-romantic-message-written-on-banknote-helps-reunite-pair-of-lost-loves/26987/)
“HIS EX-HONOR” A REAL PAIN
Roger Barto, 54, a former Seneca County (N.Y.) village judge, has been convicted of insurance fraud, after falsely claiming two men attacked him with a toilet tank lid outside his courtroom. Though village police found the shattered lid of a toilet tank at the scene, it was determined Barto concocted the story as a way to get prescription painkillers through a workers' compensation claim. (http://www.syracuse.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/08/post_12.html
ONLY ON ‘NO MEAT’ FRIDAY?
The Cruise Bar in Sydney, Australia, has been slammed for offering customers the 'luxury' experience of eating off a NAKED woman. The woman, who has not been named, was 'dressed' with bananas on her breasts, and assorted other fruit covering the rest of her body. (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/naked-female-dinner-table-stunt-6329838)

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1362)



NO WAY TO DIE TWICE
While most dead people are embalmed and buried or cremated, a pregnant 16-year-old, Neysi Perez, of La Entrada, Honduras, was not. Strangely, there was no known cause of death and, soon after burial, mourners heard the girl scream from inside her tomb. This caused family and friends to frantically smash into the concrete container, and the teen was rushed to a hospital. Sadly, they were too late, she was returned to the cemetery and reburied. (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/dead-teen-wakes-screaming-inside-6315389)
MISC. NEWSPAPER MIS-WORDINGS
(A) “Although her mother was in it, thieves stole a suitcase containing jewelry and clothing from the car of Mrs. Vanya Koskis yesterday.” (B) “Policeman Bart Grayson was shot through the stomach and Bill Maybury, Indiana Harbor taxi driver, through the hip, while a guard at the jail was shot in the excitement.” (C) “He came back to Sanford during the Depression to practice law with his father, Hiram, whose brother and law partner had just died and who needed help.”
SHE WANTED A REPLACEMENT?
Michelle Carter, 18, would often text her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, encouraging him to move forward with his plans. In one text she assured him, "Everyone will be sad for a while but they will get over it and move on." So, he completed his plans and committed suicide.( http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/teen-texts-boyfriends-suicide_55db712de4b04ae4970401b5)

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1361)



REWARD: FREE JAIL ROOM & BOARD
A Madisonville, Kentucky, woman, Mary K. Smith, 42, called 911 when she saw an unattended cook stove still blazing, fearing the house might burn. Her reward for “doing the right thing” was arrest. That’s because, when she discovered the fire, she was breaking into the home trying to steal prescription drugs. (http://thexfrontrange.com/burglar-calls-911-to-prevent-fire-at-crime-scene/)
MISC. NEWSPAPER MIS-WORDINGS
(A) “There is a fundamental difference between male and female homosexuality, which is that the former concerns men and the second women.” (B) “Defendant was charged with carless driving.” (C) “This is the time of year when all the policemen and firemen hold their balls.”
MAY SHE REST IN PEACE 2016-20
Apparently the future of the United States was very important to Elaine Fydrych, age 63, a New Jersey voter. Composing her obituary days before her death on August 13, 2015, she insisted family, friends and all who read her last words: “In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton.” (Four months earlier, Larry Darrell Upright’s obituary in Concord, North Carolina, asked the same.) (http://news.yahoo.com/womans-request-obituary-dont-vote-hillary-clinton-172052022.html)

Sunday, October 18, 2015

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1360)



FLOWERS? FLOURS?
When Welsh waitress Paige-Ellen Williams, 22,  asked her boyfriend, Richard Selway, 29,  for flowers, apparently she’d forgotten his “prankster side?” Soon after, a delivery driver knocking at the door tried presenting her with 12 “lovely” bags of white flour, the kind used in cooking. (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/waitress-gets-unexpected-delivery-asks-6305621)
MISC. NEWSPAPER MIS-WORDINGS
(1) “My mother wants to have the dog's tail operated on again, and if it doesn't heal this time, she'll have to be put away.” (2) “The bride was wearing a gorgeous old lace gown that fell to the floor as she came down the aisle.” (3) In an East African newspaper: “A new swimming pool is rapidly taking shape since the contractors have thrown in the bulk of their workers.”
REALLY DUMB TIMES TWO
Vermont police stopped Erik Polite, 35, after clocking him doing 106 mph. And, while he did a breathalyzer test, which he flunked, his passenger, Leeshawn Baker, 34, who was also later determined drunk, hopped into the driver’s seat and took off. Driving in reverse, he crossed two lanes of traffic and slammed into the median. (Found inside their car: 79 oxycodone pills, about 50 Percocet pills and marijuana.) (http://nypost.com/2015/07/27/2-busted-for-same-dwi-charge-after-friend-hijacks-car/)