June 22, 2024

INCREDIBLY, NO SNAKES WERE INVOLVED

Banana costume-wearing driver wanted after burnout mishap in Canberra

(Thanks to Ralph)

Posted by Dave on June 22, 2024 at 09:39 AM
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IT'S OK: HE HAD A PERMIT FOR IT

A Northwest Side resident stopped a burglary Thursday afternoon by hitting the alleged suspect with a cast iron frying pan.

(Thanks to Ed. Floden, who says "Let’s see a non-stick aluminum pan deter a criminal!")

Posted by Dave on June 22, 2024 at 09:36 AM
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WE WERE PROMISED FLYING CARS

“Stop! Stop! Stop!” two friends screamed with humorous anguish on a TikTok video as an A.I. drive-through misunderstands their order, tallying up 240, 250 and then 260 Chicken McNuggets.

(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson)

Posted by Dave on June 22, 2024 at 09:32 AM
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WE SAW THEM OPEN FOR AC/DC

Collecting sex-crazed zombie cicadas on speed

(Thanks to The Perts)

Posted by Dave on June 22, 2024 at 09:30 AM
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FINALLY

A giant, 20-foot inflatable IUD has arrived in Tampa.

(Thanks to pharmaross)

Posted by Dave on June 22, 2024 at 09:28 AM
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SNAKES MAKING NEWS

Goodwill employees got more than they bargained for after finding hidden 4-foot-long snake in book box

(Thanks to EricY)

Burmese python hunter gets upper hand on 14-foot snake by sitting on it

(Thanks to pharmaross)

Snakes have hands?

Posted by Dave on June 22, 2024 at 09:26 AM
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June 21, 2024

ALWAYS THE LAST PLACE YOU LOOK

A pet donkey disappeared in California five years ago. He’s been spotted living with a herd of wild elk

(Thanks to The Perts, B&C and EricY)

Posted by Dave on June 21, 2024 at 04:18 PM
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CSI: FLORIDA

A Florida man was caught on video purchasing a face mask from a gas station before walking across the street to burglarize a bank, police said.

(Thanks to Ron Wylie)

Ruskin man accused of theft opens stolen beer, says ‘I’d rather just go to jail’

(Thanks to Ralph and pharmaross)

Related (note mug shot): Florida Man Nabbed In New Canaan For Drunk Driving

(Thanks to pharmaross)

Posted by Dave on June 21, 2024 at 04:16 PM
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OTHER THAN THAT...

Bride’s wedding dress catches fire mid-ceremony

(Thanks to pharmaross)

Posted by Dave on June 21, 2024 at 04:10 PM
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HARD PASS

The co-founder of OceanGate, Guillermo Sohnlein, has suggested that he can "safely" send humans to Venus, despite last year's Titan submarine disaster.

(Thanks to Ron Wylie)

Posted by Dave on June 21, 2024 at 04:10 PM
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IMAGINE THE SHRINKAGE

Nude swimmers take the plunge for Dark Mofo at Long Beach in Tasmania

(Thanks to pharmaross)

Posted by Dave on June 21, 2024 at 04:05 PM
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AS IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH TO WORRY ABOUT

Leeches can jump.

(Thanks to Linda Schutjer)

Posted by Dave on June 21, 2024 at 08:58 AM
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JODHPUR GUY IN ACTION

Jodhpur Man Installs Shower On His Scooter To Beat The Heat

(Thanks to Ralph)

Posted by Dave on June 21, 2024 at 08:56 AM
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A POST FOR YOU OLDSTERS

My calendar reminded me that on June 22, 2004, twenty years ago now (the modern version of a platinum anniversary), the First! thread was born.

Dave made a joke about followers who scrambled to be first to post a comment on a blog entry, by posting an entry simply titled "First!".

Confusion followed, but within a day or two the comments settled down to a seemingly unwinnable contest to be the LAST person to post something.

The battle waged on for NINE YEARS almost to the day when, on June 21 2013, I fluked winning by being the last person to post something before the sysadmins locked off comments.

A remarkable effort by all concerned, and a legacy that should result in some sort of award for Dave Barry himself. I'll let him decide what that should be, but something along the lines of "cheapest content generation scam ever" would probably fit. :)

WYSIWYG
MBE-LP (Member of the Barry Empire - Last Poster)

Posted by Dave on June 21, 2024 at 08:53 AM
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CANADA: A NATION COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL

Drivers wrangle loose emu in the middle of Alberta highway

(Thanks to John Lobert)

Posted by Dave on June 21, 2024 at 08:49 AM
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GUYS IN CULINARY ACTION

Shooting A Potato At A Tennis Racket to Make French Fries

(Thanks to Mike)

Posted by Dave on June 21, 2024 at 08:45 AM in Yes, it's old. But it's important.
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O THE HUMANITY

Truck carrying 40,000 pounds of beer goes up in flames on I-95

(Thanks to pharmaross and Bill Melater)

Posted by Dave on June 21, 2024 at 08:37 AM
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IT MEANS THE SHOW HAS RUN FOR MANY SEASONS

Marge Simpson's likeness found in ancient Egyptian coffin. What does this discovery mean?

(Thanks to B&C and The Perts)

Posted by Dave on June 21, 2024 at 08:33 AM
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June 20, 2024

AHOY, DUDES

Boaters find over $1 million of cocaine — packaged with bald eagle designs — floating at sea off Florida Keys

(Thanks to EricY)

Posted by Dave on June 20, 2024 at 08:28 AM
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BROOKLYN: THE AUSTRALIA OF BOROUGHS

Man bitten by baby corn snake he found in bathtub in Brooklyn apartment

(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson)

Posted by Dave on June 20, 2024 at 08:27 AM
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