JCC ~~** OFFICIAL **~~ WACKY NEWS DEPOSITORY THREAD. TOS MINDED. MOD APPROVED. PROBABLY

Discussion in 'Community' started by jp-30, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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  2. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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  3. Juliet316 Chosen One

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  4. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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  5. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Okay, yes, I acknowledge that this is all horribly sad and I do hope that guy gets the help that he needs. Now that I've said all that . . . somewhere around "attempted to eat the Taser cords" I just started laughing uncontrollably and haven't been able to stop.
  6. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    I think I lost it around the time of "On all fours and growling at them."
  7. Yoda_S Force Ghost

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    Personally I started to chuckle at "the subject was reportedly hissing, speaking in tongues, shaking uncontrollably, trying to eat coins and had attempted to set his mattress on fire." Then I completely lost it at "The man then attempted to eat the Taser cords..."
  8. Violent Violet Menace Force Ghost

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    This isn't recent, but in one of those "LOL, funny pictures"-websites I saw a facsimile of a small town newspaper article a few days ago, that was about a burglar having been caught in the act, because during his looting upstairs, he couldn't help but laugh at the apparently very funny joke the resident husbband had told his wife downstairs.

    Needless to say, he didn't have the last laugh.
  9. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matter-Eater_Lad
  10. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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  11. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I hate it when that happens.
  12. Violent Violet Menace Force Ghost

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    I remember years ago, there was a user at these boards who made a similar complaint. He argued that the cowardly Nute Gunray and Rune Haako were based on old stereotypes of Far Eastern people, and Watto was apparently based on Mexicans or Arabs or something according to him... He argued this based on their mannerisms and accents. Stereotypes are such a sensitive issue that often it's hard to know which is more offensive: using them as inspiration, or noticing where the inspiration came from?
  13. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Woman tries to kill her husband by poisoning her vagina...

    Tests apparently revealed the woman had placed enough of the unnamed poison in her vagina to kill both her and her husband. She has since received medical treatment, although sources claim her husband plans to sue her for attempted murder.
  15. Ghost Chosen One

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    Good news, but still wacky news (reminds me of Frankenstein):

    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/50628032/ns/health-mens_health/?ocid=msnhp&pos=2

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  16. Juliet316 Chosen One

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  17. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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    You know what they say about a fool and their money.....
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  18. Yoda_S Force Ghost

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  20. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Who the hell knows? That does make it all the more hilarious.
  21. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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  22. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  23. DantheJedi Force Ghost

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  24. Ghost Chosen One

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    Evil wacky news... a real-life Professor Umbridge...

    This teacher forced her 6th grade students to scrape their fingers against sandpaper until their fingertips bled... tracing the words they got wrong on a spelling test, and told them to be quiet when the complained of the pain and were too terrified to speak out

    Florida sixth grader Josh Sommer is upset that a school assignment has left him with a bloody scabbed fingertip.
    Anna Garrett, a teacher at Burns Middle School in Brandon, Fla., handed students corrected spelling exams and told students to trace each corrected word five times on sandpaper, five times a day for five consecutive days. Josh, 11 years old, tells WFTS that his finger started to bleed by the 125th repetition.
    "Then by the end of the time, my whole table was bleeding," he told WFTS. When students complained about the pain, the teacher reportedly told the children to sit down and keep quiet. "I didn't want to get yelled at by my teacher."
    Parents are accusing Garrett, an educator of 27 years, of abusing children. She is on paid administrative leave until school officials complete an investigation and determine whether to bring her back into the classroom. The local sheriff's office is also investigating the incident.
    "We do encourage teachers to think outside of the box and do things that may be more innovative, but if this is something that hurts kids, then it's clearly something we would discourage," Hillsborough School District spokesperson Steve Hegerty told WTSP.
  25. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I tried a similar thing in my neighborhood.

    [IMG]

    Reaction was mixed.

    Entirely negative, actually.