Man passes gas on a cop, gets charged. Wait, what?

Allegedly, a man was taken to a police station due to suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol.  He requested to use the restroom because of an upset stomach and was denied the privilege.  And then it happened:

As Patrolman T.E. Parsons prepared the machine, Cruz scooted his chair toward Parsons, lifted his leg and “passed gas loudly,” the complaint said.

Cruz, according to complaint, then fanned the gas toward the officer.

“The gas was very odorous and created contact of an insulting or provoking nature with Patrolman Parsons,” the complaint alleged.

I love Cruz’s reason for doing it:

“I couldn’t hold it no more”.

What kind of society do we live in where we cannot break wind in the direction of an officer of the law, especially when using the restroom has been requested and denied? In the the words of Gary Jules, we are in a “mad world”.

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(thanks Matt)

QOTD – Pet Peeve edition

What are your pet peeves or interesting things about you that you dislike?

This is going to sound odd, but I hate it when someone calls something by a slightly-wrong version of it’s actual name.  For example:

Real name: Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups

Name that makes me mad to NO END:  “Reecy Cups

Why:  That just sounds dumb!

Real name:  Reece’s Pieces

Name that makes me mad to NO END: Reecy Peecy (yes, people call them that)

Why:  Same as before.  It sounds STUPID

Real name:  Batman: The Ride (it’s a ride at Six Flags over Georgia)

Name that makes me mad to NO END: The Batman Ride

Why:  I don’t know, maybe becasue it’s the WONG NAME!!!1!1one!

Ahem.  Ok, how about you?

A poor man’s sleep study = interesting/creepy

Hey, wanna see something kind of creepy?  I have been interested recently in the quality of the sleep I get every night.  Do I toss and turn?  Do I wake up a lot and just not remember it?  Well, I did my own little sleep study.

Using a video camera connected to my laptop, and some FREE software that creates a time lapse video, I have managed to condense 8 hours of sleep into about 2 minutes or so of video.  The software I used does it all automatically for you.

I think the interesting parts of it all are my eyes moving around while they are closed, and all of the tossing and turning.  Apparently that is a normal part of the REM sleep cycle, but it is still weird to see yourself doing it.

The time stamp on the video is not set for the correct time zone, just so you know.

WARNING: I am not wearing a shirt, so ladies beware.

If you want to make one, the software I used is called Gawker.  Go make your own!

Gas Station Madness!

I just got back from the gas station.  Keep in mind, it’s 1 am right now.  Here are some things worth mentioning:

The guy on the left was the “BP Crew”, as his nifty little vest said.  He would direct traffic and then proceed to yell at you if you had a gas can to fill up.

Here he is again directing traffic.  Notice the line of cars down the road.  That was the line for gas at MIDNIGHT.

Finally getting gas!

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Overall, it was a pretty darn exciting time.  Do I know how to spend a Friday night or what?!?!1

Tea can be healthier than water?

The BBC News is reporting on a, um, report that says that drinking tea can be just as healthy, if not healthier, than drinking plain water.  Research has found that not only does it rehydrate just as well, but it also contains ingredients that can help prevent heart attack, as well as being good for the teeth.

Now, as someone born down here in the South, I have a feeling that adding a cup of sugar to the tea sort of goes against any health benefits.  But, I have actually come to find that unsweet tea with lemon is not all bad.

I know, call me a tratior.

BBC News Link

QOTD – Bathroom Edition

I did a random question of the day a while back, so why not start it up again.  So let’s potty! (sorry, bad pun).

If you could eliminate one thing you do each day in the bathroom so that you never had to do it again, what would it be?

I would have to say brushing my teeth.  I get no enjoyment out of it, and I only do it because I have to.  If I could eliminate it and have my breath become fresh on its own, it would be spectacular.

So how about you?

Make my last name into something slanderous

You know how whenever there is an election, each candidate’s name gets made into a slanderous name by supporters of the opposing side?  Example:  “McSame“, “McShame”  or  “No-bama“, “Obama-nation“.  Get the idea?

Are there people who have the sole job of coming up with clever names like that?

Also, if I was running for office, what could be done with “Riggins“?  The only thing I could come up with during my short lunch break today was “Wrong-ins“.  I am up for any clever and/or witty thoughts.  Lemme have it.

15 Things that Guys Do that Drive Women Nuts

Men!  Listen up!  I came across a website that has some very valuable information on it regarding things we as men do that drive women crazy (and not in a good way).  When reading this, I felt kind of like a spy seeing something that I shouldn’t have.  So go and read it, memorize it, print it out!

From the article:

Giving us unsolicited advice
Ever been in a situation when a girl just rambled on for three minutes straight without flinching. She doesn’t ask for your opinion at the end of the three minutes, and yet, you still give your unsolicited advice. Wrong move. Sometimes girls talk just to vent. Helpful hint: your role in this type of situation is just to listen.

That one is something I can’t seem to get through my head.

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12 Photos That Should Never Have Been Posted Online

Remember, if you are ever doing something that can be incriminating, look for anyone with a camera.  If you find them, make sure you destroy it, or else something like this might happen:

It’s bad enough to dress up like you’re about to slip a dollar under some toothless child’s pillow. But former intern Kevin Colvin made it much worse by asking his boss at Anglo Irish Bank if he could take time off for a “family emergency in New York,” then flitting off to a Halloween party dressed like a refugee from “Peter Pan.” Putting the faerie pix on his Facebook profile was the finishing touch. After his boss found the pictures, he responded by attaching the photo in question and blind-copied the entire office. Colvin lost his internship and what was left of his reputation when the e-mail messages went flying across the Internet; at least he got to keep the wand.

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