Given Up for Dead on Everest
The rescue came just days after dozens of climbers left a British climber to die near the summit.I can't claim to know how I would act at 29,000 feet, but I certainly hope that saving a life would take precedence over personal accomplishment. It's hard for me to believe that a fellow human being would be willing to let someone die so they could reach the summit of a mountain.
While Mazur's team was busy assisting Hall, two Italian climbers walked past them toward the summit. When asked to help, they claimed they did not understand English. On his return to base camp, Mazur discovered they did.Again, I may simply be ignorant, but I simply can't understand how you could live with yourself knowing that your moment of glory came at the expense of another's lifetime.
Bear Flees 2nd Time Before Neutering
"It was basically like breaking out of Fort Knox."Obviously, this dude was smarter than the average bear. Thanks to my friend Jim for this one.
Limbaugh Held for Having Viagra Without Prescription
Rush Limbaugh was detained for about 3 1/2 hours at Palm Beach International Airport after authorities said they found a bottle of Viagra in his possession without a prescription.I'm still in shock this story didn't get bigger media attention. It seems like no one knew about this one. Rush hasn't gotten in a whole lot of trouble over this, but I think that with Viagra, you can only detain someone for a maximum of 4 hours anyway.
Beach Officer Drives Over Sunbather
The Volusia County officer was driving at about 2 1/2 mph, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Ouch. Or, at two and a half miles per hour, perhaps more accurately: oooooouuuuch.
Ray Nagin Does it Again
In October 2005, K&L Auto Crushers of Tyler, Texas, approached Mayor Nagin with an offer to pay $100 apiece for each flooded, abandoned vehicle it removed from New Orleans....by January or February of 2006 the city would have been both rid of its wrecked car problem and $5 million richer.The story speaks for itself, but let me just say this: you could buy a lot of chocolate with all that money.
...The statewide contract has since been awarded to DRC, a construction and disaster services firm in Alabama that bid $33 million for the job. It began the work of removing cars in mid-June 2006 and expects to complete the task by 30 August 2006.
Thanks to ManNMotion for the auto and sunbather crushing stories.
Finally, you've got to read this one:
Internet `tubes' speech turns spotlight, ridicule onto Sen. Stevens
"The Internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a truck. It's a series of tubes," Stevens said during a June 28 committee session.And just like real school, if the reading is too dry, long, or just doesn't clear things up for you, watch the video. Seriously.
At another point in his 11-minute discourse, he said he'd seen these delays firsthand: "I just the other day got - an Internet was sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why? Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the Internet commercially."
(click the center circular play button to watch the video without leaving this page)