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July 09, 2020

THURSDAY NIGHT OPEN THREAD

It is Thursday, right?

SUNSHINE STATE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE WEEK SO FAR

Florida Prisoner Ripped Off Lowe’s to Build Home—From Jail, Feds Say

Using cellphones that were smuggled into the South Bay Correctional Facility, where he is serving up to 25 years, Murray allegedly stole the identities of contractors with open lines of credit at Lowe’s, according to the affidavit. Then, prosecutors say, he would order large amounts of building supplies, charging them to the unwitting contractors’ accounts.

A series of go-betweens picked up the materials from Lowe’s, delivering some to the crews building Murray’s house in Lake Placid, according to the feds. What Murray didn’t use, he allegedly sold at a steep discount on OfferUp, a Craigslist-style online marketplace, and used the proceeds to pay for the construction.

(Thanks to Andrew McIntyre)

WE WERE HOPING FOR A VACCINE, BUT OK

This Computer Scientist Found A Nearly Foolproof Strategy For Finding Waldo

(Thanks to John Lobert)

IT'S VEGEMITE

Weird ‘gel-like’ substance on the moon is finally identified

(Thanks to Allen at Division)

NICE

The ‘Mad Max’ Vespas of Indonesia

(Thanks to John Lobert)

THE THRILL OF PARENTING

This man's toddler son thought he was picking up a stick.

Advisory: Bad word, but it's totally understandable.

(Thanks to John Lobert, who says "And it isn't even Australia.")

WE SAW B.B.A. OPEN FOR E.L.O.

They are all in search of the precious hormigas culonas, or “big-butt” ants, that are considered the caviar of Colombia’s north-central Santander region.

(Thanks to Barry Nester)

OR -- CALL US CRAZY -- YOU CAN JUST BUY AN ACTUAL FACE MASK

Study: Vacuum Cleaner Bag Scores Best for DIY Face Mask

(Thanks to Andrew McIntyre)

GO AHEAD, JUST FLUSH THE SO-CALLED 'BILL OF RIGHTS' DOWN THE COMMODE

Reopened Theme Parks Ban Screaming on Roller Coasters.

(Thanks to Rod Nunley)

 
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