Wednesday, July 05, 2006

A View Of Some Folks With A Really Big Pair

Some folks really have a pair, like:

  • This guy, who streaked on to Centre Court at Wimbledon during the Sharapova/Dementieva match yesterday. Alas it was all for naught if he was trying to get Sharapova's attention. "I didn't really look at the guy, thank God," Sharapova said later. "I didn't want to look at all the details." No word on whether Dementieva peeked, but she did lose the match.
  • The guy who couldn't bring himself to feed the rat he bought as dinner for his pet python. He kept the rat but didn't neuter it, and he ended up with over 1,300 rats in his Petaluma home instead. He's also the same guy who let his apartment be used as a hideout by two of the three men who kidnapped Frank Sinatra, Jr. I'll let you guys run with the Rat Pack jokes. And no, his name wasn't Willard.
  • The state attorney's office for letting Rush Limbaugh off with no state charges from the incident with the smuggled Viagra. Doesn't look like there will be any federal charges in this case, either. Guess this means he's the newest member of the Slick Willie club.
  • L.A. Animal Service director Ed Boks, who backed the city away from plans to accept money from a "Hooters for Neuters" fundraising event. Ads promoting event reportedly included a flier with a picture of a dog wearing a "Hooters for Neuters" t-shirt. Somewhere, Bob Barker is weeping.
  • James Jenkins, a pedophile so determined to overcome his compulsion to molest young girls, he castrated himself. The Washington Post shares his story (which it said he told "with the clinical cool of a surgeon") and examines the debate over whether or not castration is legitmate treatment for sex offenders.
  • Stephen Humphrey, a 39 year old man from Romulus, Michigan, who is suspected of severing his wife's right arm. They both talked to the police about the incident, but the stories don't quite add up on either side. Domestic violence is believed to be at the bottom of this case and alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor.
  • Sophia Loren who, at age 71, is reportedly posing for the infamous Pirelli calendar wearing nothing but a pair of diamond earrings. Some people (including yours truly) applaud her confidence and openness, others claim they don't see the point behind it. Ms. Loren says, "You have to be firm about it when you make up your mind to do something you like and you've been thinking about doing for a long time." Show those amateurs how it's done, girl!
  • Like Keira Knightley, who is downplaying reports of her suffering from anorexia. "I've got a lot of experience with anorexia — my grandmother and great-grandmother suffered from it, and I had a lot of friends at school who suffered from it," she said in an interview "I know it's not something to be taken lightly and I don't." Take a look and decide for yourself:

Is she thin, thick, or just right? Click on the picture before you decide.

More to come later, when my pair can rise to the challenge.


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