Thursday, October 21, 2010

After a several month hiatus, it's the return of the Scott Chicken Radio Programme!

Friday on the Scott Chicken radio programme (Radio KYA and Super listen on line open these URLs in your favorite audio player thingy: KYA, Super CFL we will hear about these gems:

Take your daughter to work day indeed! Police say burglar brought her daughter, 2, on job. Well, foster care is cheaper than daycare, anyway...

The honorary genius of the day award goes to the guy who asked the cops for a ride while holding cocaine in his pocket. Then again, maybe he is a genius...the article doesn't say where he wanted to go. Maybe jail was his intended destination!

It's always good to have friends. Especially when you're a teen-age boy prone to doing stupid hormone-fueled things like, oh, jumping on the hood of a moving car. In that case it helps that the friends are your football team mates and have no problem lifting the car off your spine and holding it up for 20 minutes while waiting for the ambulance...Oh, and to his credit, the kid "admits jumping on the hood of his friend's car was a bad idea".

So, on a day with dumb criminals and potentially drug-addled criminals you'd think a possibly crazy criminal might slip through the cracks. But you'd be wrong, because at the Scott Chicken radio programme we pride ourselves in being both dumb, drug-addled and crazy! Just not as crazy as this lady, who thought it was a good idea to try to trade in a fake $10,000 bill. Not that crazy yet, anyway...

From the "what are the odds" section of the "why didn't that come out in voir dir" file we pull this little piece of courtroom drama: A woman, sworn in as a juror in a domestic violence case, suddenly announced that she was the anonymous 911 caller who reported the crime! Not surprisingly, both hilarity and a mistrial ensued.

There may be no honor among thieves, but apparently there is occasionally some pity, as shown by the story of an armed robber returning everything he stole from a homeless man after learning that said homeless man lives at a shelter. "I can respect that," said our modern-day Robin Hood, who then returned the man's property and walked away.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


OK, Amazon, I understand that you like to recommend books and whatnot, but I'm damned if I can find the connection between an Tintin book and this thing about nanotribiology. Is it that budding nanotribiologists like to smoke a nice fat cigar laced with opium? Because while that sounds like a good way to waste a weekend I probably don't have the science background to make it in to the school...
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Saturday, September 11, 2010

2010 First Day of School

Only a few days late...maybe one of these days I'll actually blog about something of substance here. Then again, why change now?

OK, back to the reason for this: Wednesday was the first day of school in Seattle, and for the first time in the nine years we've been in "real" school it rained. Amazing, I know, but true. When you get to the last photo you'll see the streaks of rain that are absent in the others. Oh, and the steps are wet. What more proof do you need?

And with that, on with the show!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

The end is near!

Why else would Germany be being rampaged by radioactive boars? And since they're all hot and whatnot even Obelix can't help out. Or maybe he can...does that invulnerability potion cover radiation sickness?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Another reason I'm glad not to live in the Midwest

Baseball-size hail. Just one more entry in the long, long list of weather I'm glad I don't have to deal with.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Ah, Paul Rudd...

Love him or hate him, you can't argue with the fact that the man can Dance like a freak.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday's news: Bond 23 in money trouble?

Maybe "Q" has a mint hidden somewhere in his gadget bunker...hope so, 'cause the latest Bond film is on hold waiting for financing!

There's nothing funny about being short of money. There's also nothing inherently funny about crocodiles. But a headline like "Crocodile forces Australian aerobics class to wait" just makes me chuckle. Mainly because of the image of a crocodile in spandex, leg warmers, and a head band.

Here's something that freaks me out: Foreign Accent Syndrome. That's where something goes haywire in your brain and you suddenly start talking like you're from a different country. Case in point this woman from Devon, England, who had severe migraines and now speaks with a Chinese accent. Freaky, I tell you!

And speaking of inconvenient, that whole Icelandic volcano thing is messing with people's days in a big way. John Clese ended up taking a taxi home from Norway because the planes were all grounded. He should have called this guy and asked for a ride in the car he bought in Sweden to get home!

And finally, here's another example of how smoking is harmful to your health: A woman in Australia, who had been in a fight with her boyfriend in which said boyfriend doused her with gasoline, decided to celebrate the end of the fight by lighting up a smoke. Fireball ensued.