Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Clever Criminal Of The Day

And you thought Craiglist was only good for arranging poo-and-spoo parties and sex while playing Mario Bros.

From King5 News in Seattle, and our own Frank "The Tank" Irwin.

Armored Truck Robber Uses Craigslist To Make Getaway
Wednesday, October 1, 2008

MONROE, Wash. – In a move that could be right out of a Hollywood movie, a brazen crook apparently used a Craigslist ad to hire a dozen unsuspecting decoys to help him make his getaway following a robbery outside a bank on Tuesday. He then made his escape in an inner tube on the Skykomish River.

The robbery happened about 11 a.m. on an armored truck guard at a Bank of America branch.

"He was wearing a dust mask, a particle mask. I still didn't think anything was wrong, just unusual. Then I noticed he had a pump sprayer," said Mitch Ruth, who noticed the man walking into the bank.

The robber sprayed the guard with pepper spray, grabbed a bag of money the guard was carrying and ran about 100 yards to the creek that runs into the Skykomish River, shedding clothes as he ran.

But apparently, the robber had planned ahead. In case anyone was hot on his trail, he had at least a dozen unsuspecting decoys waiting nearby, which he recruited on Craigslist.

"I came across the ad that was for a prevailing wage job for $28.50 an hour," said Mike, who saw a Craigslist ad last week looking for workers for a road maintenance project in Monroe.

He said he inquired and was e-mailed back with instructions to meet near the Bank of America in Monroe at 11 a.m. Tuesday. He also was told to wear certain work clothing.

"Yellow vest, safety goggles, a respirator mask… and, if possible, a blue shirt," he said.

Mike showed up along with about a dozen other men dressed like him, but there was no contractor and no road work to be done. He thought they had been stood up until he heard about the bank robbery and the suspect who wore the same attire.

See full article here

Craigslist Ads Of The Day: Election Day Sex

Oops, guess I didn't get this one up quickly enough....

(wait for it)

(wait for it)

That's what SHE said! POW!

From Lyndsay at the U of MD.


Reply to: [?]
Date: 2008-11-03, 1:51PM EST

Seeking a bitchy blonde republican who'd like to take it from behind from a liberal democrat on election day. I can host in the Dupont Circle area and I'm good looking.

  • Location: NW DC
PostingID: 904231237

Classic TV Show Open Of The Day

Medical Center, starring "Sir Chad" Everett. Who? Exactly.


Chad sings, too. Click the album to hear one of his hot tunes and be amazed, as I am, that his singing career never took off.

5 TV Shows That Need Fixing


"Heroes" isn't the only returning series having big problems with ratings and storytelling this season. Here are five other shows that have fallen on hard times — and how we'd get them back on track.

Down 11.1% in viewers vs. last season

What's wrong
Attempts at saucy story lines (Nico's G-spot Botox) come off as stunts that keep the star trio separate and do nothing to move their combined story forward.

How we'd fix it
Stop juggling screen time for all the ladies and anoint one of them — we'd suggest bright-eyed Victory (Lindsay Price) — as the star, while simultaneously lavishing Nico (Kim Raver) and Wendy (Brooke Shields) with memorable plotlines and character quirks. Also, serve up more of what the show's title suggests: Big Apple glamour and sudsy trysts. —Tanner Stransky

Down 21.6%

What's wrong
This collection of pretty and love-crossed doctors never clicked quite the way they do on that other soapy medical drama from the House of Rhimes. And the story lines can feel less than fresh. Newlyweds find out they're brother and sister? That's so third-season House.

How we'd fix it
Bringing down Addison's (Kate Walsh) kooky quotient a bit has definitely helped. Practice seems most comfortable tackling ethical dilemmas, so the writers should steer the series in that direction and introduce a little staff turnover. May we suggest a Bailey-like voice of reason? —Meeta Agrawal

Down 13.1%

What's wrong
DSM used to be a witty, delicious delight. This season, it's flailing with unbelievable plot twists (Peter Krause's Nick is now representing his father's alleged killer and running the Darling business?) and weak stabs at humor (a Kenny G cameo?).

How we'd fix it
Dump the romances that don't work (basically anything involving Seth Gabel's Jeremy). The good news is, they've brought back the one that does: Patrick (William Baldwin) and his transgender mistress, Carmelita (Candis Cayne). Plus, Nick is one of us, so he needs to hate the Darlings just a little bit, like we all do. —Tim Stack

Down 20.8%

What's wrong
Creatively? Not much. This season's episodes — especially the Oct. 20 Grosse Pointe Blank homage — have balanced nerd humor with cracklin' action, while the mission-threatening puppy love between Chuck (Zachary Levi) and his CIA handler, Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), continues to blossom adorably.

How we'd fix it
It's time to rebrand. NBC shoved Levi down our throats before last fall's premiere, but Strahovski's knife flinging, Adam Baldwin's poker face, and the Buy More staff's antics are worth their weight in Intel chips. Sell the ensemble, not just the geek.—Whitney Pastorek

Down 40.7%

What's wrong
Simply too many Terminators (including Shirley Manson as a diabolical, shape-shifting T-1001) and side stories. In addition to the core group of John Connor (Thomas Dekker), his mother Sarah (Lena Headey), and their protector-bot Cameron (Summer Glau), we've got to keep tabs on Uncle Derek (Brian Austin Green), former agent Ellison (Richard T. Jones), and Mom's EMT ex (Dean Winters).

How we'd fix it
Drop the dead weight (we're looking at you, ambulance boy!) and stick to the Terminator mission statement of a big metal guy trying to find and kill John Connor. —Abby West


My Yahoo Answer Of The Day: Katt Williams

One of those "showing my age" answers. I had to look up Katt Williams to find out who he is.

Obnoxious Vanity Plates Of The Day

Is that title redundant? Aren't all vanity plates a little obnoxious? But some are worse than others.

A great idea from Jenny L.

"Just drop me off here, Mom. I'll walk the rest of the way to soccer practice."

But He doesn't brake.

Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer got some new wheels.


The only guy on the road who wants to be rear-ended.

Have you met "A55 ORGY"?

Corn. Hi, Corn. You car is dirty, Corn.

...refuse to ride anywhere with you.

Yes, Mr. Vice President, your new plate is very funny.

I'll take "License Plates That Describe What Their City Smells Like" for $200, Alex.

Fear the PWNER! Eater of noobs!

In his sexy van. Has a date every night with his sexy hand.

In a Beemer. Get it? OMG! ROFLMAO!!

The "DORK" plate was already taken.

I can almost hear the Foreigner blasting from her 8-track.

To be, or not to be... an idiot.

And that plate came out



But not ambitious enough to find a show-off word that would actually fit.

And finally, one plate that says what I'd like to tell all these people...


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