Category Archives: Odd

Media Correction of the Year…

One of the year’s most coveted awards goes to none other than Dave Barry. Here’s how the famous humor writer chose to correct a misspelling he made in a column published by the Miami Herald:

“In yesterday’s column about badminton, I misspelled the name of Guatemalan player Kevin Cordon. I apologize. In my defense, I want to note that in the same column I correctly spelled Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarak, Poompat Sapkulchananart and Porntip Buranapraseatsuk. So by the time I got to Kevin Cordon, my fingers were exhausted.”

Read more about winners of related dubious media awards for 2008 at RegretTheError.com.

Hilarious!

Seriously funny stuff.

Jones Soda Chanukah Soda 4-Pack…

Apple Sauce soda?

Apple Sauce soda?

Celebrate the holiday season with a special four pack of Jones Soda Chanukah flavors. Each pack includes a bottle of Latke flavor, Apple Sauce, Chocolate Coins, and Jelly Doughnut. Have even more fun this year when playing the dreidel while sharing an ice cold Jones Soda.

The Top 10 Everything of 2008…

I would normally break down this kind of resource for easier, more direct linking…but I ain’t got that kind of time today.

So, I’ll let you jump over to the TIME magazine main page here and click around for yourself.

Perhaps we’re both better off this way…

Man Attacks Speed Camera with Pickax…

The statewide speed cameras are really getting people upset down here in the Valley of the Sun. Especially this misguided guy…

DATELINE: Arizona — A 26-year-old man faces criminal charges after being accused of using a pickax to attack a speed enforcement camera recently installed along a Phoenix-area freeway.

Other Strange News:

Dog tries to rescue dog that was hit by car
Neb. ‘Butt Bandit’ gets 13 months in jail
Frugal farmer leaves $2M to his tiny Pa. church
NYC fashion boutique: free soup, designer pants
Man arrested after cops find crack in his vomit
Man accused of stabbing himself to frame ex-friend
Man comes home, finds drunk man asleep on floor
Woman accused of trying to smoke pot near officer
Job seeker with MBA posts resume in taxi back seat
Students get sick after eating peer-prepared food

thx ::: snopes.com & myway.com

Mom Says Computer Scrabble Game Swears…

A British mother says she was shocked to discover a Nintendo’s Scrabble 2007 game’s computer was choosing to play swear words against her 8-year-old son.

thx ::: snopes.com

IN WISCONSIN :: Dog Survives Being Frozen To Sidewalk…

DATELINE ::: SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – A dog weighing more than 120 pounds survived being frozen to a sidewalk overnight, probably because he was insulated by layers of fat, authorities said…

[I’d attach an image here, but the visual in your head is funnier.]