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10 Great Quotes

Posted by ILL Natured_gr on October 9, 2007

10 Great Quotes

“I can’t really remember the names of the clubs that we went to.”
– Shaquille O’Neal, basketball player, on whether he had visited the Parthenon during his visit to Greece

“Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.”
– Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for a federal anti-smoking campaign.

“Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing – but none of them serious.”
– Alan Minter, Boxer

“Traffic is very heavy at the moment, so if you are thinking of leaving now, you’d better set off a few minutes earlier.”
– Anonymous Traffic Report

“We are unable to announce the weather. We depend on weather reports from the airport, which is closed, due to weather. Whether we will be able to give you a weather report tomorrow will depend on the weather.”
– Arab News report

“Traditionally, most of Australia’s imports come from overseas.”
– Former Australian cabinet minister Keppel Enderbery

“Now, the only thing that remains unresolved is the resolution of the problem.”
– Thomas Wells, Ontario legislature minister

“I was glad to see Italy win. All the guys on the team were Italians.”
– Tom Lasorda, former Dodger manager on World Cup soccer tournament

“He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings.”
– Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins

“Did people build this, or did Indians?”
– Tourist question at Mesa Verde National Park

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Man faces prison for doughnut theft

Posted by ILL Natured_gr on October 9, 2007

Man faces prison for doughnut theft
 Mon Oct 8, 6:48 PM ET

FARMINGTON, Mo. – It’s a hefty price for a pastry: A man accused of stealing a 52-cent doughnut could face time in jail. Authorities said Scott A. Masters, 41, slipped the doughnut into his sweat shirt without paying, then pushed away a clerk who tried to stop him as he fled the store.

The push is being treated as minor assault, which transforms a misdemeanor shoplifting charge to a strong-armed robbery with a potential prison term of five to 15 years. Because he has a criminal history, prosecutors say they could seek 30 years.

“Strong-arm robbery? Over a doughnut? That’s impossible,” Masters told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from jail. He admitted that he took the pastry but denied touching the employee. “There’s no way I would’ve pushed a woman over a doughnut.”

Farmington Police Chief Rick Baker said state law treats the shoplifting and assault as forcibly stealing property. The amount of force and value of the property doesn’t matter.

“It’s not the doughnut,” Baker said. “It’s the assault.”

Masters said he didn’t even get to enjoy his ill-gotten gains: He threw the doughnut away as he fled.

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