Continuous computer mouse

Via Sampler, an image site (some images NSFW).

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13 April 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

Warning: Worst taste than usual.

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06 April 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

This is just strange.

For the second time in three years, Mazda Motor Corp has issued a recall for Mazda6 sedans in North America because of a spider that likes the smell of gasoline and weaves a web that blocks a vent in the engine.

Mazda told U.S. regulators that it is recalling 42,000 sedans with 2.5-liter engines from model years 2010 to 2012 in the United States. Mazda officials were not immediately available to report recalls outside of the United States.

(snip)

In 2011, Reuters reported that the Yellow Sac spider was the culprit in that year’s recall. It just likes the smell of gasoline, an auto analyst told Reuters at the time.

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25 March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

At the Big Box Store.

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A kinder, gentler KKK, my anatomy (emphasis in the orginal).

Ancona’s KKK group has been tossing racist fliers onto residents lawns in Chesterfield County in the middle of the night. The fliers include a phone number, an email address and information about two websites that claim the KKK is a non-violent group that is not the “enem[y] of the colored and mongrel races.”

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21 March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

Beware the courtesy cops.

Isaiah Morris, 20, told cops that he and a friend were “sitting in a booth eating” Sunday afternoon when an unknown white male asked if he “had just belched and not said excuse me,” according to a Tega Cay Police Department report.

When Morris (seen at right) asked the man what he had said, the attacker picked up a chair and struck Morris in the elbow. Morris said that the man then grabbed him by the throat and tried to head-butt him. At that point, Cara Martin, a 17-year-old Taco Bell worker, interceded and ordered the man to leave the restaurant.

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07 March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

More “you can’t make this stuff up.”

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed suit against Sprint Corp. for charging the government $21 million more than it was entitled to for helping federal agents tap the phones of Sprint customers.

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01 March 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

Warning: Language and bad taste.

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26 February 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

Ferrelly, ferrelly, he doth foment frolicking frolickers.

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05 February 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

Emphasis added.

A military veteran on a weekend getaway with his wife faces three years in a Canadian prison after his GPS mistakenly led him to the Thousand Islands Bridge border crossing in upstate New York.

Louis DiNatale, a retired Army sergeant major, told the Los Angeles Times that he hadn’t planned on entering Canada, but was “misdirected by an unreliable GPS.” He asked if he could turn around, but Canadian border patrol agents refused to allow him to.

The agents ultimately searched his car, found a pistol in the center console, and arrested him for smuggling.

Sounds like the agents may have overreached to me, but it also sounds as if he might have been an eensy-weensy bit high-handed, a tactic that does not win friends, but which does, indeed, influence people.

Also, he clearly wasn’t paying attention to the road or he would have seen the signs. Canada’s kind of big not to notice.

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01 February 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

You can’t make this stuff up.

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31 January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

Police track down masked robber by tracking down the mask:

Based on information received from an anonymous tip, along with surveillance photos and interviews, investigators learned that the mask worn by the suspect had been ordered from a special effects mask-making company located in Seabrook, N.H. Known as a “RAJ” mask, it was one of only about 17 made-to-order masks the company had manufactured.

The moral: Don’t use a Lamborghini as a getaway car. There aren’t many of them and they tend to get noticed.

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29 January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

Cat wearing fake lion's mane hunting toy giraffe

Via The Flying Cat (Warning: Definitely NSFW).

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29 January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

You can’t make this stuff up.

Jess and Dave Osinski enjoy sharing vacation photos on Facebook. Clearly, one of their few hundred “friends” wishes they would stop.

The Wauwatosa couple received an anonymous letter in the mail this month.

“It’s a little upsetting seeing, hearing and reading about someone’s vacations all year while we all can’t afford one,” it said.

The letter went on to tell them to stop being so selfish and have some kids.

More frolics at the link.

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20 January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

It’s almost certainly coming soon to your area:

Lt. David White said the scheme involves a person claiming to be a Henry County (Va.–ed.) law enforcement officer, threatening that a person or their family member has missed jury duty. If they don’t pay up, the scam goes, they’ll be arrested.

White said the scammers have told people to meet them at Walgreens, CVS or Walmart locations to hand over money.

“We want to assure the public from all law enforcement agencies — local, state and federal — that we do not call and ask for money in lieu of being arrested,” White said.

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17 January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

Cop it, the cheese!

A suspect dubbed the “Swiss Cheese Pervert” was arrested Thursday for allegedly committing indecent acts with dairy products in the Northeast Philadelphia area.

“indecent acts with dairy products.” The copy editor had fun krafting this one.

It’s a slice of reality.

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11 January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

This is creepy in a whole new way.

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10 January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

Strange, but in a bizarre way. It does give credit where credit is due. Or not.

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07 January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

The Navy resorts to “roving patrols” to reduce sexual assaults.

The patrols, conducted each night by two-person teams, are one of numerous initiatives launched last year by the Navy to crack down on military sexual assault, following a Pentagon report last spring that estimated as many as 26,000 instances of unwanted sexual contact took place over the prior 12 months. The report, and a number of high-profile scandals, brought the issue to the fore and highlighted a culture throughout the branches that tolerated sexual assault and retaliation against service members who reported assaults.

Your tax dollars at work.

Words fail me.

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28 December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Beyond Beyond the Fringe

I got checked out of the super market the other day by a Bieber belieber.

Couldn’t tell whether it was a boy or a girl (think it was girl). The nametag said “Justin Bieber [some last name],” and the hairstyle was Beiberous.

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