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rmr 01-11-2007 01:03 PM

"Makes Sense To Me" News Story Of The Day
 
Man shoots friend in argument over height of late soul singer James Brown

Jan 11 10:29 AM US/Eastern

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) - A man shot a friend when the two got into an argument over James Brown's height, police said.
Dan Gulley Jr. was charged with assault in the shooting of David James Brooks Jr., police said. Officers said the men were at a friend's home on Monday when, according to witnesses, the argument over the height of the late "Godfather of Soul" escalated, with Gulley, 70, shooting Brooks, 62, twice in the abdomen.

Brooks went to his car, got a gun and shot at Gulley but missed, then went to the police station, officers said.

Gulley also went to the station and told police he had shot Brooks. He remained in the Escambia County Jail on Wednesday.

Brooks was taken to a hospital, but information on his condition was not available.

The Mobile, Ala., Press-Register newspaper said officers did not believe alcohol was a factor in the argument.

Brown, who was known to wear lifts, died of heart failure Dec. 25 at age 73. Accounts of his height vary.

bealeblues 01-11-2007 02:17 PM

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Accounts of his height vary.
at least the article clears up the controversy. :rolleyes:

rmr 01-11-2007 02:24 PM

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who was known to wear lifts
^^

zero 01-12-2007 09:27 AM

MORRISSEY, famed for penning some of British pop music's most melancholy songs, is being lined up to represent Britain in the Eurovision song contest, usually seen as a celebration of all things kitsch and trite.

The former lead singer of The Smiths, whose hits include That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore and Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now, revealed he wanted to take part after Britain's disappointing performance last year.

"Morrissey expressed an interest way back last year in writing for the contest and since then we have been in talks with him," a BBC spokeswoman said today.

She said no decision had yet been made and there were also discussions with other artists taking place. It was also unclear whether Morrissey would perform or merely write the song.

Britain's entry last year, rapper Daz Sampson, came only 19th out of 24 countries, faring slightly better than Jemini's 2003 offering which failed to win a single vote.

Finnish rockers Lordi, attired in monster-themed costumes, were the surprise winners with Hard Rock Hallelujah, watched by an estimated 100 million viewers across Europe.

The contest that launched the careers of ABBA and Celine Dion is regarded in Britain as something of a joke, because it traditionally attracted entrants with strange hairstyles and over-the-top outfits, singing cheesy songs with catchy choruses.

It would seem an unlikely platform for Morrissey whose angst-ridden lyrics won The Smiths an army of fans during the 1980s.

rmr 01-12-2007 09:59 AM

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That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
^^

zero 01-12-2007 10:06 AM

UPDATE - here's last years winner:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...23101377514296


obviously that's going to hard for morrisoney to top but i'm pretty sure if anyone can do it morrisoney's the man for the job

rmr 01-12-2007 11:03 AM

holy jesus god

12"razormix 01-12-2007 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by zero
Morrissey is being lined up to represent Britain in the Eurovision song contest

he's finally gone soft in the head :)

zero 01-12-2007 11:21 AM

:mad: who me??

rmr 01-12-2007 11:24 AM

if the shoe fits

12"razormix 01-12-2007 11:36 AM

:D

Lizzard 01-12-2007 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by rmr
Brown, who was known to wear lifts, died of heart failure Dec. 25 at age 73. Accounts of his height vary.

I feel bad. even in death he didn't get an answer to the debate...:(

zero 01-12-2007 12:29 PM

♪♪my heart goes boombangabingbangbong
ding ding ding ding dangadong
♪♪

Lizzard 01-12-2007 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zero
♪♪my heart goes boombangabingbangbong
ding ding ding ding dangadong
♪♪

Lol, everyone wants to dance like that.

craig johnston 01-12-2007 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by 12"razormix
he's finally gone soft in the head :)

finally? he was always bonkers. i thought that's what all you
sad goths liked about him.

:rolleyes:

12"razormix 01-12-2007 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by craig johnston
finally? he was always bonkers. i thought that's what all you
sad goths liked about him.

:rolleyes:

did you just call me a sad goth?

rmr 01-12-2007 02:34 PM

^^ if the shoe fits

12"razormix 01-12-2007 02:35 PM

:D

Brynn 01-12-2007 02:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zero
UPDATE - here's last years winner:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...23101377514296


I believe that man is wearing lifts. It's obviously an homage to James Brown.
Hot-tub!

rmr 01-12-2007 03:32 PM

and everything comes full circle

SCENE!!!

craig johnston 01-12-2007 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 12"razormix
did you just call me a sad goth?

sorry, typo. i meant to write 'happy goths' of course.
darned rumanian keyboard.
:rolleyes:

Brynn 01-12-2007 07:20 PM

like my Russian "curlers hot for hair" I suppose.

zenbabe 01-15-2007 07:46 PM

Scamming the Horny Panda: One trick that zookeepers have used to get male pandas interested in mating with dowdier females (according to a December dispatch from Sichuan, China, in Australia's The Age) is to let an attractive female roam around a pen, leaving her scent, and then, in darkness, with the male in the pen and frisky at the scent, to introduce the less attractive female into the pen, back-end first, so that the pre-excited male will quickly begin copulating. Said zookeeper Zhang Hemin, "When the males find out (that they've just mated with unintended partners), they get very angry and start fighting the female. We have had to use firecrackers and a water hose to separate them." [The Age (Melbourne), 12-17-06]

topcat 01-16-2007 01:46 AM

why dont they just give the males some beer?

zero 01-16-2007 09:49 AM

no pants, no prob!

a pants-less woman waits on the subway platform. three participants exit the train, in what are hopefully their waning moments of pantless ness before hitting the streets. they came. they saw. they took off their pants. more than 200 people participated in the sixth annual no pants! subway ride on the 6 line yesterday.
"we're all going to take our pants off and have a lot of fun," said organizer charlie todd, 28, of the improv everywhere group. "it's not against the law to wear your underwear!"

participants gathered at the brooklyn bridge-city hall station, boarded a 6 train, "de-pantsed" and exited at different stations. then they reboarded other uptown trains to the shock and amusement of fellow subway riders.
"i'm standing here with no pants on," said melissa poles, 31, of manhattan, who crocheted a blanket while confused onlookers tried to make sense of the stunt. "i'm awesome."


look rmr you're not fooling anyone but yourself with this "melissa poles" nonsense

Brynn 01-19-2007 04:01 PM

rmr, sounds like a great new sig line to me...I'm too attached to mine, though.
Please use it! Please!

zenbabe 01-22-2007 02:24 PM

(1) Floyd Kinney Jr., 49, pleading guilty in Northampton County, Pa., in December to indecent assault on two young girls, blamed the incidents on his wife's obsessive bingo habit, which he said took her out of the house "three, four times a week." (Said the judge, "Some people, when their wives aren't home, decide to clean the living room.")

(2) Kevin Sutherland, 45, arrested in Salt Lake City in December for downloading child porn on his office computer, told investigators that he personally would "never" access child porn but that he has been diagnosed with multiple personalities, one of which is a 16-year-old boy ("Casey") who likes to look at pictures of girls his own age. [Allentown Morning Call, 12-2-06] [Deseret News, 12-15-06]

Brynn 01-22-2007 03:25 PM

^^^now that's what I call a good excuse. That's what we're talkin' about.

zenbabe 01-26-2007 02:36 PM

Numerous witnesses saw Michael Stone charge into the parliament building in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in November, armed with bombs, a knife and a handgun. After he was wrestled to the floor, he was charged with trying to kill separatist leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness, who were inside. However, in December, Stone said everything he did that day was merely "performance art replicating a terrorist attack." A credulous reporter for the Belfast Telegraph applauded Stone's "use of mixed media and everyday materials," which he said "show(ed) imagination." [Belfast Telegraph, 12-21-06]

zenbabe 01-26-2007 02:37 PM

Numerous witnesses saw Michael Stone charge into the parliament building in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in November, armed with bombs, a knife and a handgun. After he was wrestled to the floor, he was charged with trying to kill separatist leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness, who were inside. However, in December, Stone said everything he did that day was merely "performance art replicating a terrorist attack." A credulous reporter for the Belfast Telegraph applauded Stone's "use of mixed media and everyday materials," which he said "show(ed) imagination." [Belfast Telegraph, 12-21-06]

rmr 01-26-2007 03:07 PM

^^^ :D

Sex offender applies for school as a boy By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press Writer
Sat Jan 20, 2:42 AM ET



A charter school alerted authorities to a 29-year-old sex offender who tried to enroll there, pretending he was just 12, in what sheriff's officials said Friday may have been an attempt to lure children into sexual abuse.

The Yavapai County sheriff's office also said Neil Havens Rodreick II conned two men he was living with and having sex with into believing he was a young boy. One of them, 61-year-old Lonnie Stiffler, called himself Rodreick's grandfather when he tried to enroll him at Mingus Springs Charter School as "Casey Price."

"This is the weirdest case I've seen in 18 years," sheriff's spokeswoman Susan Quayle said. "If it wasn't so sad it would be funny."

A total of four men were in custody in the case Friday on various charges, including fraud, forgery, identity theft, and failure to register as a sex offender.

Officials at the charter school in Chino Valley, about 90 miles northwest of Phoenix, told deputies that papers the "grandfather" presented appeared to be fake and that "boy" looked much older than 12.

Stiffler and Robert James Snow, 43, "were very upset when the detectives told them they had been having a sexual relationship with a 29-year-old man and not a pre-teen boy," Quayle said.

Detectives have evidence that Stiffler and Snow enrolled Rodreick in other Arizona schools, and have notified law enforcement in those jurisdictions, Quayle said.

It was unclear whether Rodreick had actually attended any schools, but Quayle said, "I think what we're looking at is that he's being used to troll for other kids."

She said detectives learned in interviews with the men that Rodreick convinced Stiffler and Snow that he was a boy after meeting him two years ago over the Internet. Rodreick apparently shaved his body hair and used makeup to keep up the guise.

Deputies who served a search warrant at a Chino Valley home Thursday found Stiffler, Snow, Rodreick and Brian J. Nellis, 34. Quayle said Nellis was apparently Rodreick's cell mate in an Oklahoma prison, where both served time for sex offenses.

Stiffler was booked on counts of forgery and hindering prosecution and was being held on $100,000 bond. Each of the three others was being held on $50,000 bond on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender. Prosecutors said decisions on any additional charges would be made by Monday.

All four men made initial court appearances Thursday and were assigned public defenders. County Public Defender Janet Lincoln said her office had not seen any reports or met with the men by Friday afternoon and would have no comment.

zenbabe 01-26-2007 04:05 PM

Where is Stiffler's mom when all these shannanigans are going on?

zenbabe 01-26-2007 04:43 PM

A LEADING Perth psychologist forced his bulimic client to wear a dog collar, sexually assaulted her and whipped her with a wire coathanger and cat o'nine tails, saying it was part of a new treatment, a Perth court was told yesterday.

Bruce Beaton, 64, was arrested after police set up secret recordings of him with his 22-year-old alleged victim on the phone and placed a hidden camera in the woman's bag during one of their appointments.

The District Court was told yesterday that police, waiting outside Mr Beaton's office in 2005, intervened after hearing whipping noises coming from inside. Mr Beaton, an expert in treating patients with eating disorders, has pleaded not guilty to allegations he sexually assaulted and humiliated the patient in 2005 during a number of therapy sessions.

Giving evidence yesterday, the woman, now 24, said Mr Beaton told her bulimia was about control and she needed to learn discipline.

"I'd have to obey every order that he gives and present myself the way he says," the woman said.

She said she was often told to take her clothes off during her therapy sessions but when she refused to remove her underwear she was beaten with a wire coathanger. She said he had asked her about boyfriends, relationships and her sexual fantasies.

Prosecutor Amanda Forrester said police became involved after the woman made a complaint, the day after being forced to lie naked on a couch in Mr Beaton's Fremantle clinic, where he performed sex acts on her.

The trial continues today.

Brynn 01-26-2007 07:48 PM

Radio station sued after fatal contest

AP


Sacramento: The radio station disc jockeys who hosted an on-air water-drinking contest knew drinking too much water quickly could be fatal but dismissed the concerns with juvenile jokes, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a contestant.

Jennifer Lea Strange, a mother of three, died in January, 12 hours after drinking as much as two gallons of water in the on-air promotion to win a Nintendo video game console.

The disc jockeys called the contest 'Hold your Wee for a Wii.' Ten employees were fired after Strange's death.

l'azizza 01-26-2007 09:49 PM

^ I saw that one the news the other day. An RN had called in before the contest and said that "water intoxication" could result. The DJ said, well we had them sign a waiver.

Don't they watch ER? Are have a lawyer who looks over their contests beforehand?

Jack Flanders 01-26-2007 10:23 PM

That DJ and 6 other people on the radio station's staff were all fired for that really, really stupid stunt, and I hope they all go to trial and get sued and more.

zenbabe 02-06-2007 01:01 AM

By Mike Schneider
ASSOCIATED PRESS

6:57 p.m. February 5, 2007

ORLANDO, Fla. – An astronaut drove from Houston to Florida, donned a disguise and confronted a woman she believed was romantically involved with a space shuttle pilot she was in love with, police said. She was charged with attempted kidnapping and other counts.

Police said Nowak drove from her home in Houston to the Orlando International Airport – wearing diapers so she wouldn't have to stop to urinate – to confront Colleen Shipman.

Nowak believed Shipman was romantically involved with Navy Cmdr. William Oefelein, a pilot during space shuttle Discovery's trip to the space station last December, police said.

Nowak told police that her relationship with Oefelein was “more than a working relationship but less than a romantic relationship,” according to an arrest affidavit. Police officers recovered a love letter to Oefelein in her car.

NASA spokesman James Hartsfield in Houston said that, as of Monday, Nowak's status with the astronaut corps remained unchanged.

“What will happen beyond that, I will not speculate,” he said.

Hartsfield said he couldn't recall the last time an astronaut was arrested and said there were no rules against fraternizing among astronauts.

When she found out that Shipman was flying to Orlando from Houston, Nowak decided to confront her, according to the arrest affidavit. Nowak drove the 900-mile trip from Houston to Orlando wearing diapers, police said.

Astronauts wear diapers during launch and re-entry.

Dressed in a wig and a trench coat, Nowak boarded an airport bus that Shipman took to her car in an airport parking lot. Shipman told police she noticed someone following her, hurried inside the car and locked the doors, according to the arrest affidavit.

Nowak rapped on the window, tried to open the car door and asked for a ride. Shipman refused but rolled down the car window a few inches when Nowak started crying. Nowak then sprayed a chemical into Shipman's car, the affidavit said.

Shipman drove to the parking lot booth, and the police were called.

During a check of the parking lot, an officer followed Nowak and watched her throw away a bag containing the wig and BB gun. They also found a steel mallet, a 4-inch folding knife, rubber tubing, $600 and garbage bags inside a bag Nowak was carrying when she was arrested, authorities said.

Inside Nowak's vehicle, which was parked at a nearby motel, authorities uncovered a pepper spray package, an unused BB-gun cartridge, latex gloves and e-mails between Shipman and Oefelein. They also found a letter “that indicated how much Mrs. Nowak loved Mr. Oefelein,” an opened package for a buck knife, Shipman's home address and hand written directions to the address, the arrest affidavit said.

Police said Nowak told them that she only wanted to scare Shipman into talking to her about her relationship with Oefelein and didn't want to harm her physically.



“If you were just going to talk to someone, I don't know that you would need a wig, a trench coat, an air cartridge BB gun and pepper spray,” said Sgt. Barbara Jones, a spokeswoman for the Orlando Police Department. “It's just really a very sad case. ... Now she ends up finding herself on the other side of the law with some very serious charges.”

If convicted of attempted kidnapping, Nowak could face a maximum of life in prison.

It was not immediately known whether Nowak had an attorney.

According to NASA's official biography, Nowak is married with three children. During her 13-day mission in July she operated the robotic arm during three spacewalks.

Oefelein piloted the space shuttle Discovery in December. He has two children, according to a NASA biography.


zenbabe 02-06-2007 01:24 AM



BEFORE







THEY DID IT IN SPACE!!!

Jack Flanders 02-06-2007 01:38 AM

MARTIANS!!!

trisherina 02-06-2007 02:00 AM

Who the hell gives out this kind of information?

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Originally Posted by zenbabe
Police said Nowak drove from her home in Houston to the Orlando International Airport – wearing diapers so she wouldn't have to stop to urinate – to confront Colleen Shipman.



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