Thursday, May 11, 2006

News Of the Week

* done a little early due to time constraints *

German 'Robin Hoods' give poor a taste of the high life

A gang of anarchist Robin Hood-style thieves, who dress as superheroes and steal expensive food from exclusive restaurants and delicatessens to give to the poor, are being hunted by police in the German city of Hamburg.

This begs the question of what kind of powers a German superhero would have. And, from what the story says, these people just give the stuff to the poor. Now they might get lucky and find someone who knows how to build a fire to cook something like the kobe beef that some guy dressed up in tights and a mask handed him, but I'd be kind of worried that there are some homeless people in Germany that are eating all of their food raw. Then again maybe it's all about beef tartar...

LA man denied Mother's Day giveaway sues Angels baseball team

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP)
- A Los Angeles man who was denied a red nylon tote bag during a Mother's Day promotion at an Angels baseball game has filed a sex and age discrimination lawsuit against the team.

As someone who has been to a couple baseball games on promotion days, I can definately say that there is a good chance that you can find anything given out if you look under enough seats. It happens more on the kid related promos but you'll still get at least one or two people that set whatever cheap trinket they were handed down on the ground and then proceded to forget all about it. This guy just needs to learn some foraging techniques...

Report: Whirlwind lifts girl 25 feet

TRENTON, North Dakota (AP)
-- Swirling wind swept a trampoline into the air and over a fence as a 4-year-old girl was jumping on it, knocking her unconscious and breaking her arm and pelvis, witnesses told police.

I want to see David Blaine pull off something like this girl did. All he did was paddle around in a giant version of a snow globe. This girl trampolined into mid air... and I tease because she survived. I'm not that insensitive.

At strip clubs, hip-hop is big business

NEW YORK (Billboard)
- It's no longer just the hardworking women who make money at strip clubs. These late-night hangouts, with their booming sound systems and gender-mixed crowds, have become big business for the record industry, particularly for hip-hop labels.

"Strip clubs have become the main breaking place for records, especially in the South," says Jermaine Dupri, president of urban music for Virgin Records.

"There is no sex in the Champagne Room," as Chris Rock tends to say. I guess this helps the excuses when people get found out for going to a strip club. They can just say they went there to hear that new song everyone was talking about. There just happened to a naked woman dancing around and flaunting her naughty bits in your general direction but that is not why you went there.


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