Friday, January 25, 2008

Dews Friday funday

Ok, so not really a "funday" as I'm mildly hungover and have yet another bash happy hour to attend this evening, followed by what is being called the "Shit show" saturday night, so I don't see things getting any better for any brain cells any time soon (that and the crew hitting Vegas next week... Oh lord...).

Anyway, on to the headlines of interest!

Leading off, something that I obviously never ran into in the sticks of Vermont, a High school porn scandal! (Not that we didn't have people doing this stuff, just we were still getting used to running water, much less piktoore makers).

Police faced a difficult if not impossible task Thursday as they tried to stop the spread of pornographic video and photos of two high school girls, images that were transmitted by cell phone to dozens of the girls' classmates and then to the wider world.

Now, usually I'd be inserting a joke about our neighboring Bethesda high school hoochies, but I'll just leave that one alone for now and just continue to hate my own high school experience.


More info on the Heath Ledger death, as it seems Ambien, the very popular (and powerful) prescription sleep aid may have been one of the chief causes of his death. Sad story is played out in this article with the Columbus Dispatch:

"Last week, I probably slept an average of two hours a night. I couldn't
stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going."

One night, he said, he took an Ambien, which failed to work. He took a second one
and fell into a stupor, only to wake up an hour later, his mind still racing.
Really sad to read this stuff to be honest. Sounds like a horribly introspective nightmare this man lead to the end.


And finally, Willie Mays Hayes continues to have delightfully amusing run-ins with the IRS! This one included a threat of "Increased Collateral Damage"! (Truth really is always stranger then fiction).

The document also warned the government's "illegal collection action" would
result in "significant personal liability" for those involved.

"Warning - pursuit of such a high profile target will open the door for your increased collateral risk," Snipes wrote. "I certainly don't believe this is in your best interest and can be avoided."

Snipes lawyer Robert Barnes said the actor didn't intend to threaten anyone.

I dunno about you guys, but Wesley Snipes circa "Blade" is not a dude I wanna screw around with if I'm an IRS Agent. Hell if I'm ANY kind of agent that isn't a mile away with a sniper rifle I don't wanna be involved (Guess thats the ATF right? :) ).

1 comment:

SayHey Kid said...

Wesley Snipes is fighting a losing battle here. Im sure the roid rage will kick in eventually though.

Im glad im not the only one who hated highschool.

Turns out Heath Ledger may have had the flu, so he might have been on other cold medicines as well as ambien.