Wednesday, March 20, 2013

BINGO! (just kidding)

Richard Webster loves Bingo. And you'd better not mess with his Bingo. He will arrest you if you do.

Austin Whaley learned this fact the hard way - and his learning experience came with handcuffs. Eighteen year old Austin, and a group of friends, were visiting a Bingo parlor in Covington, Kentucky, when they concluded that Bingo was very boring.

Determined to liven up everyone's evening, Austin yelled out, "BINGO!" That's when his troubles started. Because Richard Webster loves his bingo.

Richard arrested Austin for disorderly conduct, which is a legal term meaning, "You have pissed me off, I don't like your attitude, and I think you're an ass hat."

An angry Richard explained that this kind of behavior was like going to a baseball game and randomly  yelling, "STRIKE 3!"  And everybody knows that will be the very moment that the world will go to hell in a paint bucket, ushering in the apocalypse.

Judge Douglas Grothaus apparently also takes his Bingo seriously. Instead of sentencing Austin to jail time, where he would be able to shout, "BINGO!" unmolested (at least until someone got sick of him and stabbed him to death with a shiv made from a toothbrush), Hiz Onner ruled that Austin would be prohibited from saying, "Bingo" for 6 months.

So, boys and girls, the world is now safe from evil criminals who shout, "The Bingo hall is on fire!" in a crowded theater.  Meanwhile Richard is still hanging out at the Bingo hall, waiting for his ship to come in.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

I'll teach you to say my feet smell!

23-year-old William Antonio Serrano, of Houston Texas  was sentenced to 35 years in prison for stabbing his roommate to death after an argument in their Houston apartment.  What were they arguing about?  The victim, 21-year-old Noel Quintanilla-Vaquero had confronted his roommate, Serrano, about Serrano's alleged foot odor problem.
Authorities say 21-year-old Noel Quintanilla-Vaquero complained last October that Serrano's feet had a foul odor. They say Serrano responded to the insult by grabbing a knife and stabbing Quintanilla-Vaquero 16 times.
According to news sources, the men had been drinking.  Surprise, surprise.

Court documents indicate Serrano initially claimed self-defense. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the self defense argument.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Pakistan's Punjab province limits wedding feasts

Pakistan's Punjab province limits wedding feasts

The cultural pressure to throw a big wedding cuts across the class spectrum in this largely impoverished country of 160 million people, where the World Bank estimates per capita income is about $800 a year. Families sometimes go into deep debt to pay for a wedding beyond their means.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Celebrity Photo Exhibit Crashed by the Police

Hamptons gallery owner cuffed for selling alcohol without liquor license


11:36 PM EDT, May 25, 2008

About 200 art aficionados were sipping Veuve Clicquot Champagne and chilled white wine at an East Hampton gallery this weekend when the police arrived.

It was a soiree like many others for Vered Gallery, which twice a month invites guests to drink, nibble cheese and view its latest show.

But this time, gallery owner Ruth Vered was led away in handcuffs.

East Hampton Village police declined to comment Sunday except to confirm in a written statement that the gallery owner, who is widely known as Vered, was charged with selling alcohol without a liquor license.

Vered's arraignment was set for June 25 at East Hampton Town Court, police said.

Reached at her gallery Sunday night, Vered said a night that ended with her being led to a squad car on a tony East Hampton street began tamely enough with a Saturday opening at 7 p.m. featuring the work of photographer Steven Klein.

Guests wore cocktail dresses, summer dresses, shirts and slacks. Vered wore black, as always: a Ralph Lauren blouse and jeans.

About 8 p.m., she said, a pair of East Hampton Village police officers arrived. They told her she could not serve alcohol.

"I told them, 'I served liquor before you were born,'" Vered recalled Sunday night. "I told them they were not invited and I asked them to leave."

She told them that if they wanted to talk to her, they would have to send the police chief.

According to Vered: Several police cars arrived shortly thereafter, and six officers entered the gallery; two more stood outside. Then they confiscated the alcohol and put her in handcuffs. The guests, dismayed, screamed "Let her go! Leave her alone!" Others followed Vered and officers to the street, where they snapped photos of the incident on their cell phone cameras.

"It was really a scene," Vered said. "It was amazing."

Vered said the Champagne and wine -- donated by the Bridgehampton winery Channing Daughters -- was free, as always. Vered said she's offered alcoholic beverages at her gallery for more than 30 years and has never been questioned by police.

She said she spent about two hours at the police station. "It's absolutely ridiculous," she said. "They're sabotaging the life of our small business. Everybody does parties and gives Champagne. It's East Hampton!"

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sperm donor fights child support order

A 36-year-old sperm donor has appealed to Sweden's supreme court to overturn a lower court order that he provide child support for three children born to a lesbian couple using his sperm, Agence France-Presse reports. While the man acknowledges that the children are his biologically, he denies that his arrangement with the two mothers included any financial liability for the offspring. Nevertheless, the court ruled that the sperm donor does have financial responsibility for the children. His attorney said the court case raises critical questions about the role of sperm donors in the country.