Philip Schuth, 52, had reportedly hit a 10-year-old boy whose parents then confronted Schuth at his home in Campbell, located on French Island in the Mississippi River about 110 miles northwest of Madison. When Schuth found no way out he confessed that he had indeed hit the boy and then opened fire on the family. The boy's father was hit three times. He underwent treatment in a local hospital and was then released. Faced with such a maniac the family fled and informed the police.
The SWAT teams arrived to find Schuth ensconced safely in his house, during negotiations he admitted to having "more than 10 but less than 100" bombs as well as 16 firearms. Court documents reveal that Schuth told the negotiators that it would be "high noon" if and when he surrendered. Schuth finally surrendered on Saturday and on searching his house investigators found around 15 to 20 homemade explosive devices, packed with nails, heavy staples and other metal items and a sawed-off shotgun along with 15 other firearms.
During the stand-off with the police, Schuth admitted that he had kept the body of his mother, Edith, in a freezer and that he did so in order to collect her Social Security checks. He told police that his mother died a natural death in August 2000. Schuth confessed that there were bloodstains on the walls and he feared that the police would pin the death at his doorstep. The stains were caused when a cat attacked his mother, he said.
On searching Schuth's basement, police found a chest-type freezer and after chipping away found a knee. Police say the body appears to be in a sitting position. An autopsy is in progress, Sheriff's Capt. Jeff Wolf said.
The phrase "Don't rock the boat" comes to mind. I mean seriously, if you've frozen your dead mother, built crazy explosive devices and are stealing money from the government, you might want to think about not hitting someone elses kid and then shooting his parents.
SEATTLE (Reuters) - When U2's lead singer came to Seattle over the weekend for a concert, there was only one logical place to stay -- the home of Bill Gates, who shares Bono's passion for Third World development and relief efforts.
Nothing says Third World Relief quite like a mega-rich rockstar staying in a house with a climate controlled driveway and computer controlled everything.
Let's see if I can't get a cease and decist letter..
Here's another movie trailer starring Jesus, this one from The Family Guy -- which, like Jesus, has been resurrected. I cut this out of the first episode of the new season, which isn't supposed to be seen until May 1st. Man I love the internet.
Just in case you missed the first one from Robot Chicken, you can watch it here.
DAYTON, Ohio — David Scheiding is suing a fast-food restaurant operator for more than $50,000, claiming he found a slice of skin on his chicken sandwich.
Scheiding said he realized something wasn't right when he bit into the sandwich on June 18 and found a piece of flesh about three-fourths of an inch long.
"It looked like I was seeing fingerprints on it," he said. "I got sick and went to the bathroom."
Miami County (search) health investigators talked to the restaurant manager, who had a bandage on his right thumb and wore a latex glove, according to a health district report. The manager said he sliced skin from the thumb while shredding lettuce, and sanitized the area but didn't throw away the bin of lettuce, the report said. Scheiding's sandwich contained lettuce.
This is really gross, but is it worth $50,000?
The restaurant should apologize, replace the mans meal and give him some free food coupons as incentive to keep eating there, but a huge fucking pile of cash? No.
Picture this: your loved one has just prepared a lovely meal for you. You fork a mouthful of casserole into your mouth and begin chewing. You notice something oddly fibrous in your mouth, and upon reaching in with finger and thumb, pull out a small curly hair.
a) not make a big deal out of it
b) get your lawyer on the phone to start drafing a $50,000 lawsuit?
Americans are so caught up with making money off every little thing. I think it's just plain wrong to sue Arby's over this. It's not like they told the manager to not throw away the lettuce in the bin, he just didn't realize his missing skin went in there. He reportedly "did destroy product that was in and around the slicer immediately, and did everything that he thought was appropriate to do." If he had intentionally put something in the man's sandwich, then the man might have a case against the individual, but suing the corporation is just plain silly.
Sure its gross, but if you had any idea the kind of shit that's in nearly all the food you eat -- not just the food handled by minimum wage fast food workers -- you would probably never eat again.
You know, some cultures treat human flesh as a delicacy. These people finding "bonus" flesh in their food should just count themselves lucky and keep quiet, otherwise everyone will want some.
Apparantly George Lucas is still blowing smoke up our asses regarding the future of Star Wars.
There's a snippet of an interview from the latest issue of Premiere on Coming Soon where George Lucas says about the Star Wars franchise, "A lot of my life has been wrapped up in this one thing. I can walk away from this now 'cause I feel it's the best I could do ... "
Over at MovieWeb there's a few snips of an old interview he did with MTV explaining why there won't be any more Star Wars movies:
"This was never planned as a nine-episode work," Lucas said. "The media [pounced when] I made an offhand comment, 'It might be fun to come back when everyone's 80 and do another one of these.' But I never had any intention of doing that."
"The original 'Star Wars' was only three films, and that was what it was meant to be," he said. "After a lot of pondering and thought, I went back to do the back story, but that pretty much tells the story. Episode six is the end. There isn't any more to it."
Recently he said he would like to get back to the more "indy" feeling films he made in the past like THX 1138, American Graffiti, and long delayed sequels such as .. ahem... Indiana Jones 4. I suppose that is "indy"...
Sounds like he's washing his hands of Star Wars for good, doesn't it? Well at last month's ShoWest convention George announced that they are working on 3D adaptations of all six films, the first of which will be in theaters in 2007. The remaining 5 will be released one per year for the next 5 years after that. Lucasfilm told Variety that while George really wants it to happen right away, they won't be able to do it until the adoption of digital projectors is more widespread throughout the nation's theaters. Looks like we will have to wait a while longer to see the latest "improvements" George is making, but they certainly are coming.
So with no remixed Star Wars movies coming out any time soon and no real progress on Indiana Jones 4, what will George Lucas have to distract him? TV shows. Yup, not just one, but twoStar Wars TV series are in the works, according to Coming Soon. One will be a half hour long CG animated series, the other will be live action.
Rumors on the 'net the past year or so have been hinting at a possible Star Wars series, so this wasn't totally unexpected.
I personally think Lucas is going to have a hard time doing much of anything after Star Wars. He has proven to the entire world that he isn't a good director, isn't a very good writer, and he can't make a film without working it to death. Most filmmakers have at least some growth throughout their careers, but I think the idea is to make better movies, not more expensive ones.
A while back I noticed something that I completely forgot about until right now:
There are no female cereal mascots. Not one.
In the cold variety of cereal there's sea-captains, leprechauns, rabbits, crooks, funky birds, 3 tiny gay men, overly masculine tigers, strange aliens, various bears, a bee, a vampire, a frog, etc, but no females.
In the hot variety theres an old grandfatherly guy with a gigantic moustache, a skinny black cook, an old puritan looking guy with a funny hat, but no females.
You have to go all the way to syrup - which is still a breakfast food, but quite a stretch - before you get to Aunt Jemima and Mrs. Butterworth.
I decided to do a little research, and discovered that there have been female mascots in the past, as far back as the 1940's. There has been the occasional licensed property like Strawberry Shortcake or Barbie used to sell cereal over the years, but I really don't think those count.
I wonder why this is? Any ideas?
If you feel like taking a little walk down memory lane, Tophers Breakfast Cereal Character Guide has lots and lots of pictures and information broken down by brand. I wish it were browsable in a chronological order, but its still a great site.
The woman who found a finger in her Wendy's chili was arrested thursday and charged with attempted larceny involving the finger incident. It is still unknown where she got the finger from, but her failed attempt at a fraudulent lawsuit cost Wendy's $2.5 million in the Bay area alone due to lost sales.
Fake story ending:
Adding to the costs, Kentucky Fried Chicken has filed a lawsuit alleging that Wendy's "Finger in the Chili" news stories were really part of a viral ad campaign attempting to violate KFC's "Finger Lickin' Good" trademark without fear of legal repercussion.
Alternate fake story ending:
It is assumed the woman wasn't acting alone, she probably had several accomplices. Neither Ronald McDonald, Carl Jr, Col. Sanders, the Burger King, nor the Dairy Queen could be reached for comment.
(This entry is being thumbpecked out on my t-mobile sidekick while laying in bed in the dark, so there are probably lots and lots of typos / things that don't make any sense because I can only see a few lines at a time.)
The movie version of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is coming out soon, fullfilling the wishes of many, many geeks worldwide. It's just too bad it won't be any good.
Everything about the book (the whole "trilogy" really, all 5 books) is bizarre. Douglas Adams (who wrote the books, FYI) thought up the basic plot of the story while laying drunk in a field and it shows.
Characters are bizarre, situations are bizarre, themes are bizarre. (The word "bizarre" sure looks... well, bizarre here. I sure hope I am spelling it right.)
Many of the events will have to be left out for any number of reasons; time, bizarritude, stupidity, cultural differences (ie. American Culture not understanding the British at all) , etc. How does one pick and choose what stays when every little detail is accounted for later on. If you leave out something in the beginning, it will mess up a joke later on, or in the sequel(s) that won't have the opportunity of being made anyway.
I've said all along that they will have a very hard time selling this movie to people, and none of the recent trailers (except the superb "internet only" trailer) have changed my opinion. To me they make the movie look like a bizarre, retarded, silly, Doctor Who rip-off. I've read the books twice and really should know better, but they haven't convinced me. Last I heard it opens the week before some little film called Episode III that I belive is also space-themed, so I have to add "bad timing" to my list of factors that will contribute to poor box office returns.
Recently I read a review from a screening of the nearly completed film that really reaffirmed my belief that the film will suck terribly. The guy who wrote Douglas Adams' biography said it is absolutely horrible, and if anyone knows whether it lives up to Douglas' work, it's sure him. They've apparantly changed the dialog so drastically that most of the jokes fall completely flat in many places, while completely different lousy jokes are substituted in others.
If you have any interest whatsoever in this wonderful series of books, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy off amazon or somewhere and read at least a little before seeing this film. It'd be a real shame to see the shitty movie version and decide you don't want anything to do with it and them miss out on it forever.
I'm going to be seeing it for sure, and I hope that everything I've said is wrong and it is as good as it deserves to be - I'm just not holding my breath.
These are pictures of the first ever captivity-bred aye-aye (in the UK anyways, New Jersey has one too), a rare breed of nocturnal lemur from Madagascar. Her name is Kintana, and she lives at the Bristol Zoo Gardens where she was unveiled this week.
While doing some google searching tonight, I accidentally found something completely unrelated to my search. This happens every now and again, usually much to my amusement. Here's what I found:
This reminded me that I had a crush on all those hot villain chicks in Gotham City all through the early 90's watching Batman: The Animated Series, which to this day remains the best portrayal of the Dark Night ever.
In case you were wondering, I wasn't searching for cartoon porn, I'm not that much of a sicko. I was trying to find a picture of an adult lemur - to masturbate to.