Like all parents, a 19-year-old British father wanted to give his child a Christmas gift he would love and maybe the kid could enjoy too.
So he saved his shillings or whatever they call money in jolly ol’ England these days and purchased a “Special Edition” Xbox One on eBay for $750.
It was special all right.
Instead of receiving a video game console, he received a crudely printed picture of a new Xbox, reports The Nottingham Post.
Peter Clatworthy said he was “furious” after opening the packaging and finding only the picture and a message thanking him for the purchase.
Clatworthy, a college student, admits the listing clearly said the item for sale was a “picture” but he thought he’d magically receive the video game system.
“I always buy stuff on eBay and this had never happened before,” said Clatworthy, the father of a 4-year-old boy and potential purchaser of eBay condoms
UPDATE: Caran Johnson has “protected” her Twitter feed so you can no longer read her tweets.
A woman who spends her days “tweeting the crazy things that happen” in Vancouver unknowingly provided live coverage of a crash that killed her husband.
KATU.com reports Caran Johnson is well known for her tweets summarizing traffic incidents in the Vancouver area.
Early Wednesday afternoon, Johnson, who tweets under the handle @ScanCouver, began typing up short updates of a two-vehicle crash.
She tweeted “i hate that section of I-205 S. too many on ramps, speeders and too few lanes.”
A bit later: “this accident sounds horrible.”
Later that afternoon she became concerned her husband had not returned from work.
At 5:17 p.m. she wrote “I’m trying not to panic, but my husband left work early and he drives 205 to get home. he’s not answering his phone. … and he’s late.”
Just before 6 p.m. she tweeted “how long do i wait for him to come home before I call the police?”
At 6:50 p.m. she told
If there’s one thing I learned growing up in the South it’s that Northerners are rude and “cussing” is the verbal ammunition fired by losers.
OK, that’s two things that may not even be true, but, if you put them together, you get something called “research.”
According to a new study, Southerners don’t cuss as much as Northerners.
Ohio, which has to put up with more political ads than any other state in the country, curses the most, according to a new study.
How was this determined?
The Marchex Institute, which must be akin to the Everest Institute for the NSA, used fancy computers to scan 600,000 customer service phone calls and counted how often people in different states unloaded on the poor saps that have to work in customer service.
Other foul-mouthed states in the top 5 include Maryland, New Jersey and Illinois.
Washington, whose “chillaxed” population is under the effect of legalized marijuana, dropped the bong – I mean
If wives have been lying and size really does matter, the state of Georgia is in big trouble.
A new “study” ranking states according to the size of male genitalia fails to mention our manly state at all.
I was exposed to this shocking lack of information by a Time.com article, which lists which states purchase the most larger-than-usual condoms.
North Dakota, which is usually busy drilling oil, is ranked first. Tiny Rhode Island is No. 2, but they are likely overcompensating for constantly being compared to small things.
Georgia, which should probably be ranked ahead of at least Alabama (No. 8), is nowhere to be seen on the list.
What does this mean? Are Georgia men simply not purchasing giant condoms? Has the legislature banned the sale of such things and I’ve not noticed? Have Georgia merchants zipped up their sales data?
Time has asked Condomania (the geniuses that left an entire state off a ’state-by-state’ list) why Georgia was shortchanged.
I’ll keep you updated.
The holiday dedicated to thankfulness has passed, but it’s always nice to be alive.
Just ask Richard Koester.
The Colorado man survived a car crash, was trapped in the wreckage for six days without food or water and spent almost a week lying atop his dead friend.
Koester tells ABC News he is thankful he can’t recall most details of the ordeal.
“I was laying on top of him the whole six days and nights. I had no idea he was with me when I woke up,” Koester said. “He kept me a little warmer for a few extra days.”
Koester spoke to the media Monday, more than two months after the wreck that cost him both his legs and killed his friend Ronald Mohr.
Mohr was driving a pickup truck Oct. 11 when the vehicle skidded and crashed in a 30-foot ravine. A road worker spotted the wreckage Oct. 17.
Koester has had five surgeries and has trouble speaking but he says his life now has
Taking things way too seriously is an American pastime.
How else to explain why millions of us are spending billions to hoard food, ammo and survivalist gear?
People love taking sports too seriously too.
The Alabama-Auburn game ended disastrously for the Crimson Tide Saturday when Auburn returned a missed field goal for a touchdown with no time left on the clock.
It was an amazing play and an exciting game that featured four botched field goals by Alabama, who had been ranked No. 1 before the “Iron Bowl” began.
It’s fair to say Alabama kicker Cade Foster didn’t have an amazing game. The usually surefooted player missed three field goals and, with the score tied at 28, was pulled in favor of freshman kicker Adam Griffith when Alabama tried for a game-winning 57-yard field goal with the final play.
Even though Foster wasn’t responsible for the kick that backfired, he is the one that got death
Note: George is on vacation this week but wants you to have something to read while he’s away.
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I have a theory that says there’s so many conspiracy theories because government-mandated water fluoridation has lowered our IQs to the point we care more about televised sports than facts.
Just kidding. No one really thinks that.
But the number of people who believe in conspiracy theories is growing faster than genetically modified crops.
Sixty-two percent of Americans believe Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone when he shot and killed President John F. Kennedy in Dallas 50 years ago today. In 1964, only 31 percent thought Oswald was part of a larger conspiracy to kill the president.
So, who helped Oswald? Experts say there are more than 100 conspiracy theories, but let’s look at a few of the
Deranged madman Charles Manson is getting married, if you believe a 25-year-old supporter of the imprisoned killer.
“I’ll tell you straight up, Charlie and I are going to get married,” a woman Manson has named ‘Star’ says in the most recent issue of Rolling Stone.
“When that will be, we don’t know. But I take it very seriously. Charlie is my husband. Charlie told me to tell you this.”
Manson, as most of you know, was convicted in Los Angeles in 1971 for conspiracy to commit multiple murders, including that of actress Sharon Tate.
Manson, now 79, has a history of dodging death, but he’s been married twice.
He and three members of the “Manson Family” were given the death penalty, but the sentences were reduced to life without parole after the California Supreme Court outlawed capital punishment in 1972. California reinstated the death penalty
On March 6, 1978, a racist gunman in Lawrenceville shot Hustler publisher Larry Flynt and Gwinnett lawyer Gene Reeves.
Flynt, now 71, remains paralyzed from the attack. Reeves survived and is a retired Gwinnett magistrate judge. [File photos of shooting scene]
The gunman, Alabama native Joseph Paul Franklin, a white supremacist who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980, was executed Wednesday morning in Missouri.
Flynt had asked the court to spare the life of Franklin, 63, who was executed for a 1977 murder outside a synagogue near St. Louis.
“My opinion on the death penalty hasn’t changed for decades,” Flynt said on NPR. “I just don’t think that government should be in the business of killing people. And I think punishment by putting someone in a 3-by-6 cell is a lot greater than if you snuff out