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Good For Her!!

Posted by Boghound on June 30, 2012


Great-Grandmother Joan Lloyd Her Boob Job & Toyboy

Great-grandmother Joan Lloyd, 66, has found love with a toyboy 38 years her junior – to fulfil her dead husband’s last wishes.

The pensioner, from Abergele, north Wales, moved 28-year-old Phil Absolom into the home she used to share with her late husband David.

After David died in 2010, the former model spent £4,250 of her savings on new boobs taking her from an A to an F cup – at David’s request.

She was later tracked down by unemployed Phil on Facebook after he saw pictures of Joan’s new assets on the internet.

And after weeks of messages and phone calls, Joan finally agreed to spend a night in a hotel with the former photographer.

Now the mother of four, who has 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, says Phil has given her a new lease of life.

Joan told Barcroft Media: "Before he died in 2010 David told me to get a boob job and a toyboy after his death.

"He said ‘get your boobs sorted out, they’re not as good as they used to be, and get yourself a toyboy’. I know he would be proud of me now."

Joan says it took her four children a while to accept her new relationship, but now she and Phil are planning a holiday in Cuba with her daughter Anne, 45, and her partner.

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A Great Tip!!

Posted by Boghound on June 29, 2012


Waiter Gets $5000 Tip

Greg Rubar works at D’Amico’s, an Italian restaurant in Texas. He’s been working there for 16 years.

A couple who regularly come to the restaurant, and have been for the past eight years, gave him a tip he definitely won’t forget in a hurry. Five thousand big ones!

Who gives a $5000 tip, especially with the way the economy is? Well, this couple does!

Why did they give him that much? Well, there’d been some recent thunderstorms in Houston and Greg’s car had unfortunately been damaged in the midst of it all. The couple gave him the tip so he could buy a replacement car.

When Greg was initially given the money, he didn’t know how much was in it. He probably thought it was just a regular tip. No wonder he was speechless once he realised.

Extremely generous, thoughtful and selfless of the couple to do. The fact they’ve chosen to remain anonymous makes them even more endearing. They weren’t seeking publicity. Merely looking to help a guy out.

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What Goes Around??

Posted by Boghound on June 28, 2012


LA police officer sets Ferris Wheel ride record

After a record-breaking 25 hours on a Ferris Wheel, Los Angeles police Detective Gus Martinez likely knows better than anyone that what goes around comes around.

Martinez climbed aboard the 130-foot-tall wheel at Santa Monica Pier’s Pacific Park at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Except for hourly five-minute breaks, he didn’t stop riding it until 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Several hours into his run, he didn’t even bother to take some of the allotted breaks.

"He finished quite solidly," said Guinness World Records adjudicator Philip Robertson, who traveled from London to the park to verify that an official Guinness record was being set. The previous mark, 24 hours and 30 minutes, was set by a woman in Dublin, Ireland, last year.

Witnesses said Martinez seemed to hit his stride after some worrisome queasiness during the first few hours, when the big wheel stopped and started repeatedly to let other riders on and off.

The 18-year police veteran, who is assigned to the LAPD’s special crime task force, acknowledged he doesn’t like heights and doesn’t much care for Ferris Wheels either.

What’s more, he did nothing special to prepare for his marathon effort.

"But after 18 years of long shifts, double shifts and a lot of extended hours, I think that kind of helped, actually," he said with a laugh.

He agreed to ride the wheel to help raise money for the Southern California Special Olympics. A son who has Down syndrome competes in Olympic events and accompanied him on part of his record-breaking ride.

To pass the time riding after the park closed, Martinez talked on his cell phone, checked his iPad and sometimes watched a big screen TV that had been installed for him.

And despite his fear of heights, he even checked out the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the Los Angeles skyline from time to time.

"Even overnight it was just beautiful," he said. "Not quite a full moon but almost."

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Love Finds A Way?

Posted by Boghound on June 27, 2012


Amorous bovines block traffic on W. Pa. highway

State police say a pair of amorous bovines tied up traffic near the intersection of two rural Pennsylvania highways.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette first reported the situation Friday morning. Trooper John Corna tells The Associated Press it was resolved about 9:15 a.m. when state Department of Agriculture managed to shoo the bull and cow into a trailer.

Corna says the intersection of Routes 28 and 85 in Rayburn Township is busier than usual because of construction, and traffic was hampered when the mating bovines refused to budge. The intersection is about 40 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Corna says troopers "kept trying to shoo them off the highway, but that just got the bull mad and it started to escalate."

The animals are at a nearby farm until their owner is identified.

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It’s The Name?

Posted by Boghound on June 26, 2012


 

Man sick of cold calls, changes name

A man has changed his name because he is sick of receiving cold calls.

Previously Tim Price from Leicester, he has now changed his name to Tim P-P-P-P-P-P-P-P-P-Price in the hope that cold callers will see it and avoid calling him due to it being practically unpronounceable.

Tim (not the man pictured) is unaware of how his number was found because he is registered as ex-directory.

The man, now nicknamed ’10p Price’, said: "When I rang the woman at HSBC, my bank, she was wetting herself."

The name – pronounced Tim Per-per-per-per-per-per-per-per-per-per-rice – cost £100 to change to via deed poll.

It has also taken time to alter his driving license and passport but he says that he does not regret his decision.

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No….It’s Personal & Private!!

Posted by Boghound on June 26, 2012


National Security Agency about Personal Privacy

The National Security Agency of the United States has chosen a Joseph Heller approach to addressing the questions about how many people it had been spying upon.

A while ago civil libertarian Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall wrote to the National Security Agency and asked how many people’s personal privacy had been violated due to new counter terrorism powers. However, the agency replied that it would really like to be able to tell the senators, but this would… violate personal privacy!

In other words, in true Joseph Heller style the National Security Agency cannot tell anyone about violations to personal privacy because it would violate the personal privacy of those whose privacy has been violated! Got it? At least, that’s what Charles McCullough said, the Inspector General of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the head of the sixteen American spy agencies. The media reports confirm McCullough claimed that a review of the cases of infringement would also infringe the privacy of American citizens.

Nevertheless, the senators didn’t ask about many details or statistics. For instance, Ron Wyden asked for a ballpark estimate of how many people had been monitored under the new counter terrorism law. After getting the negative reply, he was disappointed that the Inspectors General couldn’t provide the figure.

He explained that if no-one will estimate how many US citizens have had their communications collected under the new legislation, it will be more important that Congress shut that “backdoor searches” loophole in order to keep the government from searching for people’s phone calls and emails without a court warrant.

If you are still unaware, the changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in 2008 did relax the standards under which communications with people abroad that passed via the US could be gathered by the spy agency.

The National Security Agency didn’t actually need probable cause to intercept someone’s phone calls, text messages or emails in the country if one of the participants in the communications was “reasonably” believed to locate outside the United States.

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Clean Up?

Posted by Boghound on June 25, 2012


Cleaning fairy breaks into house

US police are investigating after a real life cleaning fairy broke into a home to do some housework.

The woman broke into a house in Westlake, Ohio, did some light cleaning, then left a bill for $75.

She broke into the house while the owners were out but their teenage daughter was asleep upstairs.

The woman took out the rubbish, vacuumed the carpet and cleaned up the living room.

Homeowner Sherry Bush said: "I think our jaws just dropped to the ground. There were some coffee mugs that my husband had out. She had washed them all.

"She wrote a note on a napkin and left it on the table, saying, ‘$75 I was here to clean,’ and left her name and number."

Assuming she had got the wrong house, Mrs Bush gave the woman a call.

"I said, what happened, did you get the wrong house? She said, ‘No, I do this all the time’.

"That’s what she does for a living. She cleans. Now that we’ve seen the job that she did, it was like whoa, $75? $15 maybe."

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A Bum Deal?

Posted by Boghound on June 24, 2012


Probation for Colorado woman who slid buttocks across $30 million painting

A woman who punched, scratched and slid her buttocks against a $30 million painting by abstract expressionist Clyfford Still at a Denver museum has been sentenced to two years of probation, and will have to undergo mental health treatment, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Carmen Tisch, 37, pleaded guilty earlier this month to felony criminal mischief for striking at and leaning against the oil-on-canvas painting "1957-J No. 2" at the Clyfford Still Museum last year, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said.

After causing an estimated $10,000 worth of damage to the painting, an intoxicated Tisch then pulled down her pants, slid her buttocks against the painting and urinated on the museum floor, prosecutors said.

A judge sentenced Tisch to two years probation and she must also undergo mental health treatment and receive help for alcohol dependency as a condition of her sentence. She may still face a restitution hearing.

The North Dakota-born Still was considered one of the most influential post-World War Two American abstract expressionist artists, but he was not as famous as contemporaries such as Jackson Pollock.

Still died in 1980, and Denver officials worked for decades with his widow, Patricia, to secure a single-artist museum featuring his works. When she

Patricia, to secure a single-artist museum featuring his works. When she died in 2005, she bequeathed her husband’s collection to the city.

Four of his works were auctioned by Sotheby’s for $114 million to endow the museum, which opened in late 2011.

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A Fishy Tale!!

Posted by Boghound on June 23, 2012


Dad faces jail after pretending to catch frozen fish

A father faces prosecution after he used a frozen fish in a prank.

While on holiday in Tyrol, Austria, Alexander Donninger and his wife Stefanie bought a frozen fish and decided to attach it to the end of their children’s fishing line as a joke.

The couple, who purchased the trout the previous day, said that it had already been gutted and was ready to cook. However, on seeing the family by the river at Kufstein, a local man reported them for illegal fishing.

Alexander claimed that the man who approached the family was aware the fish was frozen, and spoke to them without mentioning his intention to report them.

A spokesperson for local police authorities said: "Regardless of whether he had a frozen fish on the line or not, it is illegal to have a rod in the water without a license."

Alexander could face a possible six months in prison if convicted, due to the owner of the lake saying there is no proof the fish was frozen.

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A Bugger Please?

Posted by Boghound on June 22, 2012


Teens Tried to Trade Sex for McDonald’s Meal: Cops

Police say they witness the women talking about the deal with two transients

Two Arizona teenagers have been accused of trying to trade sex for food at a local McDonald’s.

Police in Tempe arrested 18-year-old Faelyn Ritz after allegedly watching her and a 14-year-old girl discuss the fast food for sex swap with two transients, ABC15.com reported.

When confronted by an officer, Ritz reportedly copped to the illicit deal and also revealed that she had been a prostitute since age 15.

Ritz was sent to jail and faces child prostitution charges for allegedly helping the younger girl solicit sex, according to ABC15.

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