Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Leftovers

I often amass materials for my blog well in advance of the actual posts.  Yesterday, I cleaned out folders containing blog materials that I intended to use in earlier posts, but left out.  Here is an eclectic mashup of blog outtakes (in some manor of speaking).  These are in NO PARTICULAR ORDER, some are quite old, some new.

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Metronomy - The Look from lorenzo fonda on Vimeo.

Crashing is the only thing windows does quickly 
Experiencing Tagline difficulties, please stand by 
Energizer brook: it keeps babbling on and on 
Finally, Zippy drives his 1958 RAMBLER METROPOLITAN into the faculty dining room

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 77-year-old woman suffered a fatal stab wound while trying to break up a sword fight Thursday between her grandson and brother-in-law, police said. An autopsy determined Franziska Stegbauer died after being stabbed with one of the swords, police Sgt. Matthew Mount said. Both men were hospitalized with stab wounds. Investigators were working to find out which man’s sword caused the fatal wound, Mount said. “We’re unsure yet who started this fight, how the swordplay got involved,” Mount said. “We’re not sure who it was who stabbed the woman. We’ll have to do some testing on the swords and figure out who had which sword, whose blood is on which sword.” One of the weapons was a World War II-era Japanese officer’s sword with a thin blade, and the other had a thicker blade, Mount said. Police placed Stegbauer’s grandson, 39-year-old Chris Rondeau, under arrest on a preliminary charge of attempted murder. Stegbauer’s brother-in-law, 69-year-old Adolf Stegbauer, suffered several serious stab wounds, police said. Franziska Stegbauer was not breathing when officers arrived about 1 a.m. at the home on the city’s northwest side and she was later pronounced dead at a hospital, police said. Adolf Stegbauer was listed in critical condition at Wishard Hospital, a spokesman said. Rondeau also was taken with stab wounds to Wishard. Police said he was alert at the scene, but a condition update was not immediately available. He was being held in the hospital’s detention unit.

HALTOM CITY, Texas - A woman called 911 to report she didn’t get as much shrimp as she wanted in her fried rice at a Texas restaurant. Haltom City police on Tuesday released the taped emergency call, in which the customer is heard telling the dispatcher, “to get a police officer up here, what has to happen?” The customer also says: “He didn’t even put extra shrimp in there.” The upset customer had left the Fort Worth-area restaurant when an officer arrived Monday afternoon. Restaurant workers say the woman had been denied a refund after leaving with her order, then returning to complain. Cook June Lee says nothing was wrong with the meal, and that “some customers are happy. Some are not.”

Could your kid grow maggots in their nose? It could happen, according to the Arizona Department of Health. Remember those chalky round candies called Smarties? Kids across the nation are crushing them and snorting them. It’s a new fad all over YouTube. Health officials said the Smarties powder may cause irritation to throats noses and even lungs if inhaled or infections. And in rare cases, maggots can develop in the nose and feed on the sugary dust wedged inside the nose. “Putting things up your nose that are contaminated with fly eggs, then yes, that is a rare but possible complication,” said Dr. Karen Lewis with state health department. Kids are putting the powder it into their mouths and pretending to exhale. Lewis said it promotes smoking. “Fortunately, it doesn’t usually have a lot of complications, but it’s not even good to pretend.”

Last Minutes with ODEN from phos pictures on Vimeo.