Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Cant we just KISS and make-up a little

Rival bands clash over little-person KISS tribute

A Las Vegas incident highlights the MiniKiss- Tiny Kiss tussle over who owns the concept.
By Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
April 11, 2006

They might be pint-sized performers onstage, but offstage they're in a giant-sized dispute.

Joey Fatale, the 4-foot, 4-inch New Yorker who heads the all-dwarf KISS tribute band MiniKiss, is denying published reports that he tried to sneak past security last month at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to confront a rival band leader, 4-foot "Little" Tim Loomis of Tiny Kiss, for allegedly ripping off his idea for such a group.

Loomis, a former drummer for MiniKiss, was performing with Tiny Kiss, which includes three little people and a 350-pound woman, on St. Patrick's Day at Beacher's Madhouse, a Las Vegas variety show, when the incident occurred.

Show host Jeff Beacher told The Times on Monday that Fatale "tried to sneak in saying he was Tiny Kiss" and had to be escorted from the premises. According to the New York Post, Fatale's lawyers sent a legal cease-and-desist letter to the show trying to shut down the act.

Loomis told the Post: "[Fatale] came out here [to Las Vegas] and tried to cause trouble, so I had him 86'd from the Hard Rock. The impression I got was that he was looking for a fight. He'd been threatening me over the phone."

But Fatale disputed the accusation, telling The Times: "This whole thing about me going to the Hard Rock with my gang — that didn't happen. What happened was, I went there because somebody told me [Tiny Kiss was] doing the show that night…. Nobody escorted me out of there. I went there by myself to approach them as a gentleman."

Fatale says he has "nothing to say" about Loomis, except, "He's a nice guy." And, he added, "This is all a big publicity act for the guy at Beacher's."

This would not have happened if George W. Bush did not invade Iraq.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Average Joe?

LIBERTY, Mo. - A youth minister was charged with assault for allegedly knocking a 16-year-old boy down and kicking him in the groin after taking a head shot from the teen in a dodgeball game.

David M. Boudreaux, 27, was charged Wednesday with one count of third-degree assault. According to court documents, the incident happened in February at Crescent Lake Christian Academy.

Authorities said the teen missed Boudreaux with one throw but then knocked the youth minister's glasses off with the next.

The boy apologized, authorities said, but Boudreaux pushed him backward, and when the teen got up again, Boudreaux kicked him in the groin and left.

The teen suffered whiplash and post-concussion syndrome and had blood in his urine after being kicked, according to court records.

Boudreaux later apologized, prosecutors said.

Jeanne D. Hewitt, administrator of Crescent Lake Christian Academy, said Boudreaux had been placed on administrative leave.

This would not have happened if George W. Bush did not invade Iraq.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Pig manure swamps German village

A village in the German state of Bavaria is recovering after being flooded with liquid pig manure.

A tank containing the fetid fertiliser burst, sending a deluge of porcine waste into the courtyards and streets of Elsa, police said.

The sewage was half a metre (1.6ft) deep in places.

"The village was swamped with green-brown liquid - the mother of all muck," police spokesman Rainer Prediger, from nearby Coburg, said.

The tank held about 52,800 gallons (240,000 litres) of fertiliser, Reuters news agency reported.

"It was not very pleasant for the villagers," Volker Munk of Coburg police told the BBC News website.

Officer Munk said the slurry ran down the main street, flooding the ground floors of several homes.

Police estimated the accident caused damage that will cost about 100,000 euros (£68,000) to repair, Reuters said.

This would not have happened if George W. Bush did not invade Iraq.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Man Hunted by birds.

Researcher: Early Man Was Hunted by Birds

By ALEXANDRA ZAVIS, Associated Press WriterThu Jan 12, 1:27 PM ET

A South African anthropologist said Thursday his research into the death nearly 2 million years ago of an ape-man shows human ancestors were hunted by birds.

"These types of discoveries give us real insight into the past lives of these human ancesto

rs, the world they lived in and the things they feared," Lee Berger, a paleo-anthropologist at Johannesburg's University of Witwatersrand, said as he presented his conclusions about a mystery that has been debated since the remains of the possible human ancestor known as the Taung child were discovered in 1924.

The Taung child's discovery led to the search for human origins in Africa, instead of in Asia or Europe as once theorized. Researchers regard the fossil of the ape-man, or australopethicus africanus, as evidence of the "missing link" in human evolution.

Researchers had speculated the Taung child was killed by a leopard or saber-toothed feline. But 10 years ago, Berger and fellow researcher Ron Clarke submitted the theory the hunter was a large predatory bird, based on the fact most of the other fossils found at the same site were small monkeys that showed signs of having been killed by a predatory bird.

Berger and Clarke had until now been unable to show damage on the child's skull that could have been done by a bird.

Five months ago, Berger read an Ohio State University study of the hunting abilities of modern eagles in West Africa believed similar to predatory birds of the Taung child's era.

The Ohio State study determined that eagles would swoop down, pierce monkey skulls with their thumb-like back talons, then hover while their prey died before returning to tear at the skull. Examination of thousands of monkey remains produced a pattern of damage done by birds, including holes and ragged cuts in the shallow bones behind the eye sockets.

Berger went back to the Taung skull, and found traces of the ragged cuts behind the eye sockets. He said none of the researchers who had for decades been debating how the child died had noticed the eye socket damage before.

Berger concluded man's ancestors had to survive not just being hunted from the ground, but from the air. Such discoveries are "key to understanding why we humans today view the world they way we do," he said.

Berger's research has been reviewed by others and is due to appear in the February edition of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

Birds would not have hunted man if George W. Bush did not invade Iraq.

Friday, November 25, 2005

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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The death of these 3 fish is easily George Bush's Fault. Albino Tiger Barbs could not handle George Bush ordering the invasion of Iraq.

This Dwarf Kissing Gourami was killed by George Bush's Iraq policy. I have heard that Cindy Sheehan is now going to protest outside of the National Aquarium.

I'm not sure I can pin the death of these gouramis on Bush. I think these may have been killed by Dick Cheney's affiliation to Haliburton. However, it could have been Bush's too. He did miss a few drills with the Air National Guard.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Monkey Business????

Some may have called it monkeying around, but school officials didn't find the stunt amusing. A 17-year-old student was arrested Monday after streaking through his high school wearing only a gorilla mask and outrunning the school principal. Union Springs High School Principal Kimberle Ward -- who said she runs three to five miles a day -- couldn't catch the fleeing student, but she was able to help police identify the teen after watching a hallway surveillance camera video and interviewing students. "There's no way anyone in the district would consider this a prank," said District Superintendent Linda Rice. "We're here to teach children, and we do have high standards." The student, whose name was withheld by police and school officials, was charged with exposure, a violation punishable by up to 15 days in jail and a $250 fine. He also faces up to five days' suspension and possibly more severe punishment if the case goes to a hearing before the superintendent. The student said he had been dared by friends to streak through the school, according to police.

This would not have happened if George W. Bush did not invade Iraq.

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Sunday, September 18, 2005

Investigators said a Scooby Doo character was attacked at Universal Studios and the man charged with the crime is a corrections officer in Hillsborough County. Witnesses said the man maliciously beat the character for no reason.
Eddie Bronson
The officer bonded out of jail, but now the case is with the State Attorney's Office. The character alleges he was hit in the head and suffered head injuries.It was supposed to be just a regular theme park photo with Scooby Doo. When Eddie Bronson arrived at Universal Studios, he saw Scooby and stopped so that his daughter could take a picture with the dog and shaggy. But witnesses said that was not the only thing that happened."According to witnesses, they indicated he was manhandling Scooby," said Sgt. Barbara Jones, Orlando Police Department. Bronson told police he was only petting Scooby. But, according to a statement, Bronson grabbed the character's head and was shaking it. The statement then said Bronson started to grab the character's snout and pull him down.When a Universal Studios employee saw it happening, she walked up to Bronson and said, "Please be gentle, Scooby is a dog and he might bite."Scooby pushed Bronson away and then he tried to walk away."He turned to try to talk to another guest and Mr. Bronson, according to witnesses, used a fist and struck the back part of the Scooby costume.Investigators said person who was inside the costume suffered a head injury and the costume was damaged. The Department of Juvenile Justice, Bronson's employer, said it was not take any disciplinary action until the department reviewed the facts in the case.

This would not have happened if George W. Bush did not invade Iraq.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Giant Popsicle Melts, Floods NYC Park

Wed Jun 22,11:42 AM ET
NEW YORK - An attempt to erect the world's largest popsicle in a city square ended with a scene straight out of a disaster film � but much stickier.
The 25-foot-tall, 17 1/2-ton treat of frozen Snapple juice melted faster than expected Tuesday, flooding Union Square in downtown Manhattan with kiwi-strawberry-flavored fluid that sent pedestrians scurrying for higher ground.
Firefighters closed off several streets and used hoses to wash away the sugary goo.
Snapple had been trying to promote a new line of frozen treats by setting a record for the world's largest popsicle, but called off the stunt before it was pulled fully upright by a construction crane. Authorities said they were worried the thing would collapse in the 80-degree, first-day-of-summer heat.
"What was unsettling was that the fluid just kept coming," Stuart Claxton of the Guinness Book of World Records told the Daily News. "It was quite a lot of fluid. On a hot day like this, you have to move fast."

Snapple official Lauren Radcliffe said the company was unlikely to make a second attempt to break the record, set by a 21-foot ice pop in Holland in 1997.
The giant ice pop was supposed to have been able to withstand the heat for some time, and organizers weren't sure why it didn't. It had been made in Edison, N.J., and hauled to New York by freezer truck in the morning.

This would not have happened if George W. Bush did not invade Iraq.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Ostritch Escapes from Van.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An ostrich got loose from a minivan on San Francisco's famed Golden Gate Bridge and started roaming around near the toll booths amid rush-hour traffic.

Ron Love, the owner of Lo

ve Farms, was transporting two of the odd-looking birds in the back of his van on Monday. Love was stopped in traffic when he suddenly accelerated, jolting one of the ostriches, who smashed through the back window of the van and got loose on the bridge.

The ostrich began running around on the bridge, stopping traffic for about eight minutes before police were able to move it out of traffic.

"It was quite an adventure," Love said. "Strange things always seem to happen with ostriches. I guess this proves it."

The ostrich had some scrapes from the fall, but was not seriously hurt and was resting comfortably back home, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Wayne Ziese said.

This would not have happened if George W. Bush did not invade Iraq.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Cubs Lose!

So the Cubs only got 1 stinking hit. What is this world coming to?

This would not have happened if George W. Bush did not invade Iraq.