Way To Go, Premier Labels And Tags

I suppose that something like this could probably happen to anybody, but I’m going to take a moment to delight in it because it’s happening to people who spend most of their time doing their best impression of a rudderless ship, drifting from thing to thing, just kind of doing stuff without any sort of …

Is Anyone Here A Plumber *And* A Wing Walker?

There’s a perfectly logical reason for it, but don’t tell me it’s not amusing that a flight carrying dozens of plumbers was forced to make an unscheduled landing because of a faulty toilet. ‘Is there a plumber on board?’ A Norwegian flight with 84 plumbers on board turned back to Oslo this weekend because a …

Love Is A 47-Year-Old Christmas Present

It appears the mystery of the 47-year-old gift has been solved, and it was captured on video! I guess the articles from last year made their way to Vicki Allen, the ex girlfriend who handed him the gift and dumped him, and they reconnected and decided to open the mystery gift for a charity. Thank …

It’s One, Two Hit-And-Runs And You’re Out AT The Old Ball Game

We live in a world where not everything is just and not everyone gets justice. But many times there is justice, even if sometimes that justice takes half a century and is kind of cold-hearted and weird. In 1968, Douglas Parkhurst killed 4-year-old Carolee Ashby in a hit-and-run, or at least he’s pretty sure he …

Files Not Found

I hate to kick people while they’re down (that’s a lie), but this right here, as dumb things go, is way the fuck up there. When deadly flames incinerated hundreds of homes in Santa Rosa’s Fountaingrove neighborhood earlier this month, they also destroyed irreplaceable papers and correspondence held nearby and once belonging to the founders …

Me? Angry? The Mere Suggestion Makes Me Want To Punch Things

Haven’t seen one of these in a while. Following a prior assault conviction, Kelly John Lange, a 34-year-old Sioux Falls resident, was ordered by a judge to attend anger management classes. But when he did not complete that course, he was ordered to appear in court to answer for his no-shows. According to police, Lange …

Help! I Need Somebody. An Arborist, To Be Specific

In 2004, a tree was planted in memory of George Harrison. Recently, something killed it. That something? An infestation of beetles. “That’s what you get for spelling our name wrong all these years!”, I like to imagine they said. A tree planted to honor of the memory of the Beatles songwriter George Harrison has been …

Happy 25th Birthday, News Of The Weird!

If you read this blog and actually like it, first of all why, but more importantly, you owe a bit of a thank you to a fellow by the name of Chuck Shepherd. If not for him and his News of the Weird column, I and to an extent Carin may not have the sorts …