Absurdities (PG-13)

Anti-Semitic man dressed as Elmo from Sesame Street handcuffed & removed from Central Park (Video)

June 26, 2012

“The unidentified man, who police say was not arrested, was removed from the vicinity of the Central Park Zoo, where he has alternately posed for photos with park visitors, screamed curses, and launched into diatribes about assorted Jewish conspiracies.”

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Saudi man beheaded on charges of sorcery and witchcraft

June 20, 2012

“The man, Muree bin Ali bin Issa al-Asiri, was found in possession of books and talismans, SPA said. He had also admitted adultery with two women, it said.”

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Bank robber found by police 10 hours after the crime stuck in an air duct

June 3, 2012

“Police followed the traces of blood, which led them to an air duct, where the suspect was found, stuck.”

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Pastor Mack Wolford, a “snake-handler”, dies after being bit by a rattlesnake during a worship service

June 2, 2012

“Wolford and others prefer to be called “serpent handlers” as a reflection of Scripture, and Hood said his friend would want people to remember him as “a Christian who was living his beliefs and being obedient.””

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Police: Naked man who ate another man’s face in Miami may have been high on “bath salts”, an LSD-like drug

May 29, 2012

“The suspected cannibal has been identified by the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s officer as 31-year-old Rudy Eugene. Eugene may have been homeless at the time of the attack. His last known address was in North Miami.”

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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sues Limewire for… $72 trillion

May 25, 2012

““An award based on the RIAA calculations would amount to ‘more money than the entire music industry has made since Edison’s invention of the phonograph in 1877.’”

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Jefferson Parish School Board in Louisiana under fire for a School Psychologist’s racially-charged tweets

May 22, 2012

“Civil rights organization Southern Poverty Law Center filed a complaint alleging that the school system “sends a disproportionate number of black and disabled students to alternative schools to languish for months.”"

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Drunk British Man crushed to death when he attempted to lift weights in his garage

May 21, 2012

“Chris Bailey, 28, decided to go for a workout Saturday after going out drinking with his landlord until 3:00am local time in Brighton, southeastern England, the Brighton Argus reported.”

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Man arrested for pepper spraying and attempting to rob a blackjack table at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas

May 21, 2012

“According to the police report, Michael Belton and another man walked up to a blackjack table and sprayed the people playing at the table with pepper spray. Belton then grabbed 23 $5,000 chips and tried to flee the scene.”

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A former high-ranking CNN Executive is accused of leaving dog feces in his neighbor’s mailbox

May 21, 2012

“Covington police say the victims of the incident, Benjamin Dameron and Ralph Miller, have video of Bob Furnad walking with his dog up to the mailbox and placing a bag filled with the feces in their mailbox.”

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During a local television report on crosswalk safety in Sacramento, a drunk driver almost hit the reporter

May 17, 2012

“A live morning television report on crosswalk safety almost turned tragic as an alleged drunk driver failed to stop and burned rubber through an intersection just as the reporter was about to cross the street as a California Highway Patrol officer looked on.”

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12-year old boy from Indiana was wrongfully jailed while visiting his older brother at the Jasper County Jail

May 16, 2012

“12-year-old Jacob Magruder said it all happened as he was sitting alone in the lobby while he was waiting for his family at the Jasper County Jail. Jacob said his family was upstairs with his 17-year-old brother who had just been arrested.”

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The TSA removed an 18 month-old toddler from a U.S. flight for being on the no-fly list

May 10, 2012

“She and her parents had just boarded a JetBlue flight when an airline employee approached them and asked them to get off the plane, saying representatives from the Transportation Security Agency wanted to speak to them.”

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President Obama loses 41% of the West Virginia Democratic Primary vote to Federal Inmate No. 11593-051

May 10, 2012

“Mr. Obama is deeply unpopular in West Virginia and was already certain to lose the small mountainous state in November. But the fact that enough people bothered to turn out in an uncontested primary to register a protest against the incumbent is telling.”

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Outrage over jailing of University of California-San Diego student who was detained for being present during a DEA raid

May 4, 2012

“A college student picked up in a federal drug sweep in California was never arrested, never charged and should have been released. Instead, authorities say, he was forgotten in a holding cell for four days.”

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