Web Detritus (Week of 09.12.10)

Web DetritusA carefully chosen collection of supergreat links, messed-up news stories, and a whole lot of other random crap cultivated from the best sites on the internet.
 
This Week: Koran Smoking, Drive-Bys On Barnyard Animals, Hootie & The Blowfish, The Price Of Weed, & Stuff Hispanic People Like. Also, a brand new 1-Part feature: Collectible Burger Kind Manatee Card Of The Week! Collect the manatees to recieve a special prize.
 
 

WEIRD NEWS

Awesome Man Proves Awesomeness By Smoking Pages Of Koran & Bible, Pissing Everyone Off
An Australian lawyer provoked controversy by posting online a video of himself smoking roll-ups made with pages torn from the Koran and the Bible. Alex Stewart's 12 minute clip, entitled Bible or Koran - which burns best?, has now been deleted from YouTube.

Mr Stewart, who works for the Queensland University of Technology, holds up the two religious texts before ripping them apart and lighting the rolled up pages.

At one stage he inhales deeply from one of the roll-ups before blowing out the smoke and commenting: "Holy".

"With respect to books like the Bible and the Koran, whatever, just get over it," Mr Stewart said in the footage. "People do this stuff all the time and if people get really upset about this then they're taking it far too seriously."
Man Falls Asleep While Attempting Suicidal Jump
A suicidal man was saved when he fell asleep as he prepared to hurl himself from the top of a 150ft high bridge.

Desperate Yang Jun, 30, wanted to make sure he ended it all after months of depression over his broken marriage.
So he downed more than 50 sleeping pills and then clambered up the Haiyin bridge in Guangzhou, eastern China, to throw himself off.
 
But as he talked to negotiators, dad Jun found he couldn't keep his eyes open and nodded off snoring loudly before he could leap to his death.
 
Rescuers then strapped sleeping Jun into a safety harness before winching him down to waiting paramedics.
Goat Killed In Hilarious/Tragic Drive-By Shooting
Police in Santa Fe are searching for the suspect or suspects in a drive-by shooting that killed a pet goat. Santa Fe Police Chief Aric Wheeler says his agency is extremely concerned because the shooting happened in a central city neighborhood.

The shooting happened Sunday evening and killed Maria, a Nigerian dwarf goat who lived with two other goats and several other animals at the home.
Hootie, Blowfish Inexplicably Given Their Own Monument
Hootie & The Blowfish is [inexplicably] getting a monument in South Carolina's capital city. The State newspaper reported that a large steel and black granite ["]art["] piece will be unveiled Oct. 21 in Columbia's Five Points neighborhood, blocks from the University of South Carolina.
 
The newspaper reported the monument [which apparently took more than fifteen full years to design] is expected to be about 20 feet [too] long, 10 feet [too] wide and at least 12 feet [too] tall. The Southern rockers [somehow] sold more than 16 million copies of their debut album, "Cracked Rear View," released in 1994.
 
[Thankfully,] the band hasn't played together much recently [but somehow they still have the balls to] celebrate their 25th anniversary next year. Lead singer Darius Rucker has enjoyed a resurgence in country music, [and has been threatening to release] his second solo country album next month.

COOL STUFF

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Family

 
Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy

 
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Old Keyboard


Gameboy Bling

 
 

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