Question: What is a bastard exactly?

December 27, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Quite often we ask ourselves hard to answer questions, like: “What is a bastard?” In the photo below, the guy on the right is a member of a bomb squad in the middle of a deactivation. The guy behind him, well, he’s a bastard.

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Brazilian woman wakes up in her coffin hours before she would have been buried alive: “The old woman seemed at death’s door when she arrived at the hospital. And after treatment, doctors reluctantly concluded that no more could be done to save 88-year-old Maria Das Dores Conceicao. On Christmas Eve they signed her death certificate, giving the cause as high blood pressure and clogging of the arteries, and sent her off to the funeral parlour. And from there she would have been taken to church for burial but for one significant fact. She wasn’t dead. Workers preparing the body for interment noticed that Mrs Conceicao appeared still to be breathing and was twitching slightly. Doctors gave her emergency treatment while she was still in her coffin, and yesterday she remained clinging to life in intensive care, having missed her funeral scheduled for 5pm on Christmas Day.”

The original playboy still playing: “Hugh Hefner, the twice-divorced founder of pioneering men’s mag Playboy, is taking the marriage plunge once again. Hefner, 84, announced his engagement to Playboy Playmate Crystal Harris – who is 24 – in a Christmas Day posting on Twitter, reports Popcrunch. “When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears. This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory,” says Hefner, who popped the question to the glee of Harris on Friday. The publisher was first married to Mildred William, who he divorced after a decade of marriage in 1959. In 1989, Hefner wed Playmate of the Year Kimberly Conrad, the mother of his two grown sons. The couple separated in the late 1990s, but didn’t divorce until earlier this year.”

An internet hero: “Daniel Balsam hates spam. Almost everybody does, of course. But he has acted on his hate as few have, going far beyond simply hitting the delete button. He sues them. Eight years ago, Mr Balsam was working as a marketer when he received one too many email pitches to enlarge his breasts. Enraged, he launched a website called danhatesspam.com, quit a career in marketing to go to law school and is making a decent living suing companies who flood his email inboxes with offers of cheap drugs, free sex and unbelievable holiday offers. From San Francisco Superior Court small claims court to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, Mr Balsam, based in San Francisco, has filed many lawsuits, including dozens before he graduated law school in 2008, against email marketers he says violate anti-spamming laws.”

Drunk didn’t realise he was driving car: “A 30-YEAR-OLD man drove by a Melbourne police highway patrol unit, honking his horn and waving, before recording more than five times the legal blood/alcohol limit. Police spotted the driver at Box Hill at about 8.25pm (AEDT) yesterday. “This was nothing unusual except police attention was drawn to the vehicle as the driver was tooting his horn and waving at police as he drove past,” they said in a statement. The man driving the car was pulled over and breath tested, recording a blood/alcohol reading of .278. The man had his licence withdrawn immediately and will face court at a later date. “When ask why he was driving like that the man told police he was unaware he was driving a car,” police said.” [LOL! What a fool![

Meet Chaser: The incredible border collie who has learned the names for 1022 toys: “Dog owners like to think that their pets understand what they’re being told. Indeed, some owners will talk to their dogs at great length while the animal gazes back at them with what is probably a mixture of affection and bewilderment. However, there is one dog who appears to understand a great deal of what is being said. Border collie Chaser has, according to psychologists Alliston Reid and John Pilley, managed to learn more than 1,000 words. Professor Reid and Dr Pilley worked intensively with six-year-old Chaser for three years to see how large a vocabulary she could command. They made up names for 1,022 toys, including frisbees, balls and stuffed animals, and found she was able to learn and remember them all. Chaser, owned by Dr Pilley, was also able to sort them according to function and shape, something children learn at around three.”

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