October 06, 2005

Mish Mash

Scanning through some offbeat news, I found a few that I thought you may be interested in.

Right now, there seems to be a demand for USED endoscopes.

Four of the devices used to examine the human colon were lifted from a local hospital — at a total cost of nearly $104,000.

Authorities say the theft is likely driven by a large overseas market for the devices.

"If you go on the Web and type in 'used endoscopes' or 'used colonoscopes,' you'll find dozens of suppliers selling used equipment," said State College police Detective Ralph Ralston. "It's kind of bizarre."

Yes, it's bizarre, but what if those stolen aren't being sent overseas? What if they're staying right here, being used in some strange fetish. OR, had these endoscopes been used on celebrities?

"See? Their shit really does stink!"

And for Jim, from Parkway Rest Stop, who seems to have a thing for gators, there's the pleasant news of a of a gator's demise... by python!

The alligator has some foreign competition at the top of the Everglades food chain, and the results of the struggle are horror-movie messy.

A 13-foot Burmese python recently burst after it apparently tried to swallow a live, six-foot alligator whole, authorities said.

If you didn't click on that link, do so... there's a picture. Jimbo may hate gators, but I hate snakes. Especially 13 ft long snakes!

And looking at family matters, there's a creative attempt at patricide (okay... it was an accident), and a story that made me laugh, and pissed me off at the same time.

Two little kids, fighting, have the police step in. (Registration is required...) They were six. Fighting over a pacifier. A PACIFIER!

...It all started Monday afternoon, when a 6-year-old boy dropped a pacifier. Another 6-year-old boy picked it up and refused to give it back, allegedly prompting the first child to deliver a punch. Police said the boy with the pacifier then punched back.

Pawtucket Police Detective Donti Rosciti said one of the mothers called police, saying she wanted the fist fight documented because her son had three minor scratches on his face, and she didn't want his school accusing her of abuse.

A patrolman wrote up a report, then went to the home of the other child to speak with his parents, Rosciti said. He called the case very unusual...

Unusual, indeed. In couple of ways. First, unusual is the fact that two young kids had the cops called on them. Second, is the pacifier.

Now, I may seem a bit judgemental. It's true, I haven't hatched any offspring, but if you ask me, this mother should be accused of abuse! Six years old, and your kiddie still needs a pacifier. Frickin' sad. I wonder if he washed it off in his sippy cup. (No offense intended, Eric.) My thought is you're setting your child up for countless beatin's by letting him suck on a binkie for six years.

He'll probably grow up to hate her, if not turn into a mama's boy. I know that's what happened with me....

Posted by That 1 Guy at October 6, 2005 11:56 AM

Sheesh! Any parent that calls the cops to "document a fight between a couple of 6 year olds over a binky" should have their a$$ kicked and head examined. Good grief!
::shakes head::

Posted by: Richmond at October 6, 2005 03:13 PM

Let me just say: Holy shit! Holy shit!

Posted by: Jim -PRS at October 6, 2005 03:50 PM

Heheh... yeah, Jim. Thats exactly what I was sayin'.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at October 6, 2005 03:55 PM

All I kept thinking was, "T1G has been hanging with Eric... this weird stuff he found." Blech!

Posted by: Bou at October 6, 2005 04:39 PM

.. hey, be nice.. oh, and that sippy-cup was a damn LIFESAVER... trust me, I ain't ashamed...

Posted by: Eric at October 6, 2005 04:40 PM

How did the goose falling on the hunter piss you off, other then maybe you didn't get to shoot the goose.

As for the kids... My 2 year old only gets a pacifier at night when he goes to sleep at night. At 6 they should be finished with them.

Posted by: Contagion at October 6, 2005 05:28 PM

I have to think that if she called the cops to document a fight between 2 kids over a pacifier... well let's just say I'm wondering about the fight and who actually did the injuring. If I were the cops I'd be looking real real closely at that mom...

Posted by: Teresa at October 6, 2005 10:58 PM