Daddy’s Girl Fisher Island millionaire Bruce McMahan loved his daughter so much, he married her. Published: September 28, 2006 A secret sexual relationship with his daughter was not enough. There had to be a wedding. It gets worse from there. Much worse, and funny as hell (for us safely uninvolved 3rd parties.)
AIDS group to sue Pfizer over Viagra ads Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:02am ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A major U.S. AIDS treatment group plans to file a lawsuit on Monday that accuses drug giant Pfizer Inc. of illegally promoting recreational use of its blockbuster impotence pill Viagra. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) told Reuters it… Continue reading Bah humbug, part 1: AIDS group claims Viagra causes increase in HIV infections.
Woman Survives Being Locked Up in Barrel and Thrown Into Sea by Jealous Husband A Russian banker sealed his wife in a barrel and threw her into the sea when the couple were on vacation on Crimea Peninsula in Ukraine, the Pervaya Krymskaya newspaper reports.
See also Kenya (via DailyKos) Scientist Fights Church Effort to Hide Museum’s Pre-Human Fossils Leaders of Kenya’s Pentecostal congregation, with six million adherents, want the human fossils de-emphasized. “The Christian community here is very uncomfortable that Leakey and his group want their theories presented as fact,” said Bishop Bonifes Adoyo, head of the largest Pentecostal… Continue reading We’re not the only one with wingnuts!
A tale from my Alma Mater, via DBA: De-Sanitizing the Police Blotter The police did not determine her error through close and careful questioning of the jogger, which would have established that she was observing 4 Valley Road, whereas she lived farther down Valley Road at another number. The police did not determine her error… Continue reading Hanover Keystone Kops
Sometimes I get reminded that being in a fraternity in college was not just about having a supportive bunch of guys around to look after me when I was drinking, and a nice spot to crash on the couch and watch a very large TV set. Sometimes, like Peter’s wedding, it involves genuinely being reminded… Continue reading “Lawyers behaving badly.”
Leading online matchmaker sued for bogus dating scam Sat Nov 19, 6:24 PM ET NEW YORK (AFP) – Match.com, one of the top Internet dating websites, has been accused of hiring people as “date bait” to date some of their one million customers to encourage them to keep paying for the service. Sorry, no attribution… Continue reading The perils of online dating.
Finish the line, and you’ll describe these guys: “Sith” Fans Maimed in Lightsaber Mishap The Force–let alone common sense–was definitely not with them. Two British Star Wars fans sustained critical injuries after constructing their own lightsabers from fluorescent light tubes filled with liquid fuel.