The Stupid - It Burns!

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Post by RTH10260 » Thu May 03, 2018 10:43 pm

Scotland - when common sense gets lost
Man in court for having potato peeler in public place

A MAN ended up behind bars after being found in a Dunfermline street with an offensive weapon, a potato peeler.

Scott Walker, 39, of the James Bank Hostel, James Street, appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on Saturday in Appin Crescent, a public place, he was in possession of an object that which had a blade or was sharply pointed, namely a potato peeler.


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Post by Sam the Centipede » Fri May 04, 2018 3:07 am

There must be more to that story than the potato peeler. The perp was living in hostel for homeless people and (according to his lawyer) had learning difficulties. A quick search suggests that he had been convicted in the same Sheriff Court for threats of violence against his own mother a few years earlier in an argument about a cup of coffee. A troubled man of low intelligence with a history of some violent behavior and a miserable life.

My wild guess? Something like this: Walker was behaving worryingly and attracted the attention of the local cops (or they recognized a known troublemaker and decided to harass him, but the initial cause of the interaction is not necessarily important). He might have been drunk or drugged; that's not mentioned. Walker gets agitated, especially after his earlier run-ins with the law and the cops are saying (threatening?) "calm down or you'll be in trouble". Increasingly agitated, Walker pulls out the potato peeler he pocketed from the hostel kitchen and waves it around so the cops pull him in, with that as their pretext - a nice objective charge, avoiding nasty subjective questions about how threatening his words or demeanor might have been. Scottish law will undoubtedly be written in such a way that a law whose main purpose is to punish knife crime will attempt to encompass any objects used in a plausibly knife-like way, such as a sharpened screwdriver or shiv., and a potato peeler with a point probably meets that definition; the court was apparently ok with that.

It bothers me that this sort of story just turns into a "potato peelers are banned in Scotland" meme amongst the internet moronati, who think there must be a good joke in there but never find it.



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Post by RTH10260 » Fri May 04, 2018 7:29 am

Sam the Centipede wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 3:07 am
There must be more to that story than the potato peeler.
Thanks for the extra research.



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Post by RTH10260 » Fri May 04, 2018 11:34 pm

British Schools Are Removing Analog Clocks From Classrooms Because Kids Can't Read Them

Elise Amendola/AP
CHAR ADAMS May 03, 2018 05:15 PM

Schools in the United Kingdom are beginning to remove analog clocks from the classroom — because students are complaining that they can’t read them, reports say.

Officials have begun replacing the traditional clocks with digital ones as children have been unable to tell the correct time on analog clocks, The Telegraph reports.

“The current generation aren’t as good at reading the traditional clock face as older generations,” Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders in England, told the publication. “Nearly everything they’ve got is digital so youngsters are just exposed to time being given digitally everywhere.”

According to a report from the Times Educational Supplement, — a weekly newspaper for teachers in the U.K. — one educator said during a conference in London that many high schoolers were only able to tell the time on digital devices.

“It is amazing the number of students I am coming across in year 10, 11 and in sixth form who do not know how to tell the time,” she began. “We live in a world where everything is digital. We are moving towards a digital age and they do not necessarily have analogue watches anymore and they have mobile phones with the time on.”


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Post by Sluffy1 » Sat May 05, 2018 8:28 am

Caught on Tape.
'Mystery Pooper' at High School Track Identified as Superintendent of Schools.
“The Holmdel School Resource Officer was alerted by Holmdel High School staff and coaches that they were finding human feces, on or near the area of the High School track / football field on a daily basis,” the Holmdel Township Police Department said in a statement. “The SRO, along with school staff, monitored the area and was able to identify a subject responsible for the acts.”

Thomas Tramaglini, the superintendent of a neighboring New Jersey school district is on leave after he was identified as the “mystery pooper” who had been defecating in public at a high school track and football field in a neighboring town.

Tramaglini appears to be a serious runner. He completed the New York City Marathon in 2010 with a time of 3:48:25, according to NJ.com. The news site speculated that Tramaglini may have been suffering from “runner’s trots,” or “runner’s diarrhea,” the sudden urge to go to the bathroom while running several miles.
I wonder if carried a roll of TP or what....



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Post by Fortinbras » Sat May 05, 2018 10:34 am

Life imitates National Lampoon Radio Hour.



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Post by RTH10260 » Tue May 22, 2018 7:39 pm

Proud mom orders ‘Summa Cum Laude’ cake online. Publix censors it: Summa … Laude.

By Amber FergusonMay 22 at 5:19 AMEmail the autho

A Publix grocery store in Charleston, S.C., censored the words “Summa Cum Laude” on a graduation cake after its online ordering system flagged it for profanity. (WCIV)

Saturday was Jacob Koscinski’s big day. His whole family, many from out of town, saw the Charleston, S.C., student graduate from his Christian-based home-school program with a 4.89 grade-point average and the coveted honor of summa cum laude.

His mother, Cara Koscinski organized a graduation party for her 18-year-old son. For the occasion, she ordered a cake online from her nearest grocery store, Publix, which lets customers build their own cakes complete with a customized inscription, which they enter into a message box marked “cake message option.”

Carefully, she typed in the words she wanted on the cake: “Congrats Jacob! Summa Cum Laude class of 2018.”

Publix’s online system was unhappy with the word “cum.”

In Latin, cum is the preposition “with,” as in summa cum laude, “with the highest distinction.” To the little box on the Publix website, however, the word meant something else and its strict algorithm, vigilant for naughty words, returned a message that said “profane/special characters not allowed.” Cum, which contains no special characters, was deemed profane.

In place of cum, three hyphens appeared, as they do for some other profanities in family newspapers: Summa ––– Laude.



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Post by DejaMoo » Tue May 22, 2018 8:08 pm

RTH10260 wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Proud mom orders ‘Summa Cum Laude’ cake online. Publix censors it: Summa … Laude.
Automation is a dream - except when it doesn't work.

Then again, if a human had taken the order, s/he (or the cake decorator) probably would've misspelled something else.



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Post by Chilidog » Tue May 22, 2018 8:21 pm

It could have been worse.

The could have delivered the cake with the inscription

"Mama Cum Loudly"



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Post by Dolly » Tue May 22, 2018 8:53 pm

It reminds me of the site CAKE WRECKS
The Cake That Started It All...
May 20, 2008

http://cakewrecks.com/2008/05/cake-that ... t-all.html

ETA: WOW
TEN YEARS?!
May 21, 2018
Hellooooooooooooo Minions!

Jen here.

Hi.

Big News: Today marks the 10th - TENTH! - anniversary of this blog. You've just sucked ten years of my life away, with your wedding disasters and your overly literal snafoos and your unintentional buttercream dingalings, and I hope you're proud of yourselves.


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Post by Notorial Dissent » Wed May 23, 2018 2:30 am

Scary, absolutely scary. Wouldn't be so bad if I hadn't seen some of them up close and personal. Still delightful to see the unbound creativity of the baking world.


The fact that you sincerely and wholeheartedly believe that the “Law of Gravity” is unconstitutional and a violation of your sovereign rights, does not absolve you of adherence to it.

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Post by vic » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:36 pm

Too many questions. Too few answers.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world ... 97649.html

She went for the music, but got her head stuck in a truck's tailpipe, Minn. cops say
A teenage girl somehow got her head trapped inside a pickup truck’s oversize tailpipe at a country music festival in Minnesota over the weekend, police say.

Firefighters cut the girl free using a saw, McLeod County, Minn., sheriff’s deputies told KARE. She was cited for underage drinking.

There’s no word on who’s going to foot the bill for the impromptu modification to the truck’s exhaust pipe.

The incident took place at the Winstock Country Music Festival in Winsted, Minn., featuring performances by Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Billy Currington and Trick Pony.

A brief video of firefighters working to free the teen posted Saturday to Facebook by Billy Little has been viewed more than 2.2 million times. “How much alcohol does it take to get your head stuck in a diesel pickups exhaust tip?” Little wrote on Facebook.
:snippity:
The video




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Post by Dolly » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:43 pm

reminds me of the old joke about

Did you hear about the terrorist (or whatever) who was sent to blow up a car.....
he burned his lips on the exhaust pipe


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Post by Notorial Dissent » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:47 pm

That is both terrifying and incredibly incredibly stupid, not to mention potentially fatal.


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Post by bob » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:38 pm

Yahoo!: Fox apologized after explicit fan conversation about a sexual encounter was broadcast during U.S. Open coverage:
Fans watching Patrick Reed hit his approach shot on the first hole at the U.S. Open on Friday on Fox Sports 1’s broadcast got a little more than they bargained for.

Shortly after announcer Joe Buck announced on the broadcast that Reed was up next, the microphones behind Reed picked up a conversation between two fans at Shinnecock Hills discussing a sexual encounter in very explicit terms.
I gotta start watching golf!


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Post by ZekeB » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:23 pm

I always thought Realist knew something about golf that we didn't know.


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