Mindless drivel: December 2005

Mindless drivel

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Only in Florida

Florida is the wierdest place on the planet. The St. Pete Times demonstrates this fact in their Sour Orange awards. Happy New Year, may 2006 be even wierder!

Friday, December 30, 2005

Disney Family Vacation Ruined By Walt Disney Company

Found this on my favorite "fake" news site, The Onion. The story could easily have been true considering how chaotic a trip to the land of Mickey can be.

ORLANDO, FL–A magical Walt Disney World family vacation was ruined last weekend by the stringent policies and protocol of the Walt Disney Company. "They call Disney World 'The Happiest Place On Earth,' but being there was oddly stressful and upsetting," said David Mahaffey, 36, a Dover, DE, insurance-claims adjuster who, along with his wife and two children, endured a four-day visit to the Orlando theme park. "Why did Disney have to ruin the Disney magic for everyone?" Plagued by everything from park rules strictly governing conduct to wildly overpriced concessions, the Mahaffeys had hoped to lose themselves in a wonderland of fun, but were thwarted at every turn by the entertainment giant.

For the rest of the article, click HERE.

Happy Birthday, Tiger!

Fellow Orlando resident Tiger Woods has joined the ranks of us 30-year-olds. He can look forward to the years of receding hair lines, love handles and beer bellies!
Check out the article HERE

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas, Honey....now get rid of all your crap!

Man Gives Wife A Dumpster For Christmas

For one Burlington family, this year's Christmas is all about the spirit of tossing out the trash.The massive Christmas present sitting in the driveway of Eric Botterbrodt's Medford home is not a fancy car, it is a dumpster. His wife Barbara had been asking him for years to get rid of unnecessary items that have clogged their garage. "This is the stuff I'm throwing out to give my wife her Christmas wish," said Botterbrodt. Spare tires for discarded lawnmowers, go kart tires, tubes–all the items were things he thought he may need in the future and was reluctant to part with, until now.


Happy Saturnalia everybody!

From the History Channel...

In the early years of Christianity, Easter was the main holiday; the birth of Jesus was not celebrated. In the fourth century, church officials decided to institute the birth of Jesus as a holiday.
Unfortunately, the Bible does not mention date for his birth (a fact Puritans later pointed out in order to deny the legitimacy of the celebration). Although some evidence suggests that his birth may have occurred in the spring (why would shepherds be herding in the middle of winter?), Pope Julius I chose December 25. It is commonly believed that the church chose this date in an effort to adopt and absorb the traditions of the pagan Saturnalia festival.

Merry Christmas anyway!


Thursday, December 01, 2005

Making the case for anti-psychotics...

I beg to differ with Tom Cruise, psychiatric medicine can be a good thing...

Cops say man stabbed family over phone bill

ORANGE COUNTY -- Orange County deputy sheriffs have arrested a man they said stabbed his wife and two children during an argument about a cell-phone bill.
Will Edd Dalton, 48, fled from his Cypress Lakes at Waterford apartment about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after the attack, authorities said. He was found at Interstate 95 and State Road 50 in Brevard County after investigators received an "investigative lead."
Dalton surrendered without incident before 7 p.m. Deputies planned to book him on attempted-murder charges, sheriff's Cpl. Carlos Torres said.
His wife, Ritnama Dalton, 48, and daughter, Christina Dalton, 20, were flown to Orlando Regional Medical Center with multiple life-threatening stab wounds; his son, Mark Dalton, 14, was taken to Florida Hospital East with at least one serious stab wound to the upper torso, said Jim Solomons, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Hospital officials would not release their conditions.
Earlier that night, Ritnama Dalton warned her children that their father would be angry about the bill. When Will Dalton arrived home, he fought with his wife. Mark Dalton came to the aid of his mother, then got away and pounded on a neighbor's door for help, Solomons said.
Deputies had arrested Will Dalton in April. He was accused of hitting Ritnama Dalton and telling his family "I'm going to kill you all," according to a sheriff's incident report. The couple had been married for 22 years, the report states. Charges of misdemeanor battery and making unlawful threats were dropped in August.