Ridiculous Story of the Day: A California high school student set up a sting operation to catch a locker thief at Linden High School, only to discover one of her teachers was actually the one guilty of taking students’ money. Naturally, after she showed the footage to her principal, he asked her to delete the footage. Yes, really. (ht Gawker) source
Need an idea of how far Billy Corgan has fallen? Well, the Smashing Pumpkins singer a) is featured in this furniture commercial with the b) wrestling company he owns, and c) the jingle isn’t even a B-side from “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.” Like Jack White, Corgan has weird hobbies and tastes. Unlike Jack White, they’re lame weird hobbies.
What’s the first thing you would think if you got a letter like that? You’d think it was some kind of scam.Attorney Donald Behle • Discussing his deceased client, Ray Fulk, and his decision to leave the bulk of his $1 million estate to two obscure television actors—Kevin Brophy, who was raised by wolves in the 1970s TV show “Lucan,” and Peter Barton, a 1980s-era star of “The Young and the Restless.” Fulk, a reclusive man who lived in an Illinois farmhouse without running water, claimed he was friends with the two actors, who each starred in the 1981 Linda Blair movie “Hell Night.” (Barton, while skeptical, eventually met with Behle to analyze the estate.) But Behle points out that the friendship goes as far as the fan letters he exchanged with the two actors. “They sent back responses that basically said thanks for writing and please watch me in whatever their next movie or show was,” Behle explains. (ht @putneydm)
AFP: The body of a kidnapped Russian lawmaker has been found in a cement-filled barrel in a cellar outside Moscow, investigators said Monday.
‘The body of Mikhail Pakhomov, a lawmaker from Lipetsk city council, has been found in one of the cellars of a private garage in a metal barrel filled with cement,’ the Investigative Committee said in a statement.
Yes, stuff like this still happens in 2013. It’s pretty messed up, wouldn’t you say?