Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Police: Man Tries to Sell Stolen Items

The headline of this story seems inoccuous enough until you actually read the story itself:

GREAT FALLS - An employee at the Wal-Mart in Great Falls faces felony theft
charges for allegedly taking electronics from the store and posting the items
for sale on an employee bulletin board.

Remo Spencer was arrested Saturday at Wal-Mart.Spencer had posted an ad on an employee bulletin board indicating that he had several iPods and computers for
sale.

A manager became suspicious and reviewed surveillance footage, discovering
the thefts, police said.Police said Remo returned eight laptop computers and seven iPods valued at nearly $7,000.

Police said Remo returned eight laptop computers and seven iPods valued at nearly $7,000.


This reminds me of the part in Office Space where the guys have just discovered that they have stolen A LOT more money from the company than they meant to and Michael Bolton says,

"You know what I can't figure out? How is it that all these stupid neanderthal
mafia guys can be so good at crime, and smart guys like us can suck so badly at
it."

Although, I'm not sure which criterion fits the perpetrator of the above crime...

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Thanks Riley (and Debbie)

My birthday was on Monday (April 6). I got a package in the mail today from my sister-in-law. It was, essentially, a birthday party in a box complete with cake, frosting, silly-string, balloons and other party favors...here are my two favorite things from the box...

First, these little "Sticky Wall Walkers" were apparently picked out by my nephew, Riley. Who, by the way, shares my birthday! Happy Fourth Birthday Riley (again)!!
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Second, no party is complete without paper "blowouts!!" Thanks to Andrea for helping demonstrate how they work...

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Oh, and also, thanks to Andrea for my new Flip Video Mino on which these videos were shot - I have a feeling this thing is going to come in handy when we get to Israel and Turkey...

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

For the Love of Obama


Well, this is an incredibly awkward-looking exchange between President Obama and British Conservative Party Leader David Cameron. Anyone else think it looks like Obama is going in for a kiss and Cameron is about to reluctantly accept?
Photo by Paul Rogers via msnbc.com/Getty Images