Baltimore Street Scene
On my way home saw this scene below and took a quick cellphone pic. So this horse driven cart is going around the neighborhood, selling vegetables and fruits. There were two guys, one of whom is not in the frame was going to a building close by with a bag of produce. I haven't seen anything like this and thought it was kind of neat. It reminded me of my childhood in India when we used to have this vendor with a pushcart selling vegetables in our neighborhood.
Frivolous Lawsuit? link
Man sues over erection drinkMore strange news link
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
A man is suing the maker of a health drink, claiming the vitamin-enriched beverage gave him an erection that would not subside.
Christopher Woods said he had to be hospitalised because the erection would not go down.
His lawsuit said he bought the health drink Boost Plus made by the Swiss-based Novartis pharmaceutical company, at a US drugstore on June 5, 2004.
Novartis' Boost Plus Web site describes the drink as "a great tasting, high calorie, nutritionally complete oral supplement for people who require extra energy and protein in a limited volume," in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry.
Woods' court papers say he woke up the next morning "with an erection that would not subside" and sought treatment of the condition, called severe priapism.
A teenager who hit on the idea of dialling random numbers and offering drugs for sale really got a wrong number when he called a policeman.
Det Matt Parks arranged to meet the 14-year-old at a school in Gulfport, Florida, to buy marijuana and crack cocaine and then arrested him.
The youth has now been charged with possession and intent to distribute drugs near a school.
Via Atrios From Cliff Schecter's Blog
Our justice department's resources are devoted to cases like the one below.. Lovely eh? Supporting groups that want to send home religious literature with schoolchildren; in one case, the government helped win the right of a group in Massachusetts to distribute candy canes as part of a religious message that the red stripes represented the blood of Christ.
Funny Ad And Prduct (link..may not be work safe)
Each of these photo-realistic paper cups comes emblazoned with a new nose. When you tip your head to take a drink – voila – you get an instant nose job, and a chuckle from the crowd. Remember, never turn your nose up at a good laugh! There are 24 12-oz. cups in each pack, evenly divided between male and female proboscises (errr, noses). Packed in a nice clear box. Fred Party