Now that 2014 has commenced, it’s time to take a last look at the “What the What?” file from 2013.
Here are a few items that caught the attention of the RonnBlog staff:
From The “We Should Do Something…But What?” Department:
Astronomers have re-analyzed and re-calculated the estimate of asteroids that could hit Earth, and are now saying we are 10 times more likely to get struck by an asteroid than before.
From The “Blame The Horse” Department:
A South Carolina police officer confronted a woman who was riding a horse down the center line of the street. The woman, who was barely able to stay on the horse, stank of alcohol and slurred her defiant insistence that she was sober and it was the horse that was drunk. The horse, by the way, was stolen.
And in Colorado, a man was charged with drunken horseback riding after police saw him hit his horse and wander in and out of traffic. He was arrested with a small pug named Buford in his backpack and beer cans and a black powder pistol in his saddlebag. He told officers he was headed to his brother’s wedding in Utah.
From The “Coach Said It’s Okay” Department:
In Portland, Hooters’ waitresses in orange shorts and tight tops lined up in two rows to cheer Corbett Middle School football players who arrived for an after-season party. The coach thought Hooters was appropriate and refused to back down, and was subsequently fired. The official awards party was the following Monday, with pizza.
From The “Modern Technology: Threat or Menace?” Department:
When his dog ate a portion of the left shoe of a $200 pair of Cole Haan wingtips, his owner posted the shoe on eBay. It sold for $378.00.
And a 16-year-old in Virginia has been accused of hitting his mother in the head with a frying pan after she refused to let him use her Kindle.
From The “Now THAT’S A Headline!” Department:
From The “Political Correctness Gone Wild” Department:
Just in time for the Christmas season, Hallmark offered an ornamental, miniaturized version of the ugly holiday sweater. The ornament, which sells for $12.95, is emblazoned with the phrase: “Don we now our FUN apparel!” Hallmark released a statement saying the multiple meanings attached to the word “gay” meant the sweater’s lyrics would be “open to misinterpretation.”
And Finally, From The “Ain’t Love Grand?” Department:
A British bridegroom made a hoax bomb threat rather than admit he’d neglected to book the venue for his wedding, leaving his fiancée standing in the street in her wedding gown while the building was evacuated. He was sentenced to a year in jail, but his defense lawyer said the couple is still together.
Today’s Fact Cetera
Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.