In the U.S. south, is Canadian a new racial slur?|
It was a routine e-mail from the boss sent to congratulate a junior prosecutor in Houston, Tex., who had won manslaughter convictions against an intoxicated driver.LOL, it's so blatant
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London — We're on our final approach for landing. Please fasten your seat belts and return your tray tables and seats to the upright position. Oh, and put your clothes back on.It's a one-hour flight. o_0
An eastern German travel firm, OssiUrlaub, said it will start taking bookings Feb. 1 for a nudist day trip from Erfurt, Germany, to the popular Baltic Sea resort of Usedom. The trial excursion is planned for July 5.
The plane's 55 passengers will have to remain clothed until they board and dress before they disembark. The crew and pilots will stay dressed for security reasons.
"We are getting lots of e-mail and calls from customers interested in taking this flight," said Sandra Kohler, a spokeswoman for OssiUrlaub.
Kohler said one has to be a fan of nudism in order to truly understand how liberating it can be to soar above the clouds in the buff.
Germans — even those with corpulent bodies that have long ago succumbed to gravity — have long enjoyed nude sunbathing, which is permitted in many public parks.
Stripping down is a tradition that runs especially deep in the formerly communist eastern part of Germany, where being nude was regarded as a cherished expression of freedom.
There's even a name for the movement: Free Body Culture.
But the idea of nudist flights begs some questions. Where will people strip down? And, more important, what about the cleanliness of the seats?
"People will just take off their clothes when they are in their seat and not at the airport," Kohler said. "And we will hand out towels with our logo so that people can put them on the seats."
If the July flight is a success and the idea of nudist flights takes off, imagine the advantages: less luggage, and faster-moving security lines.
Lily Allen dumped by man whose baby she lost:
Lily Allen has split from Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons.Yet more grief for Lily Allen.
The news comes just weeks after the couple faced heartbreak when Lily suffered a shock miscarriage.
Sources have claimed that Lily and Ed's relationship hit the rocks as they struggled with their grief. Following attempts to patch things up, Ed finally told Lily that their romance was over.
"They tried to make things work but couldn't," a friend told The Sun. "The miscarriage was a horrible experience for both of them - and in recent weeks the mood between them had been really strained."
The source added: "Lily is really upset things haven't worked out for her and Ed. She had talked about settling down for good and having a family. But there is a big age difference and the heartbreak they had to cope with was too much too early in their relationship."
I'm slowly getting that "2 hours sleep in the past 26"-buzz, but I'm still angry with everything around me. So no.
Huge shocker - Linday Lohan's dad won't look at her nude pics:
Lindsay Lohan's dad has vowed that he will not look at the results of his daughter's nude photoshoot.What a retard!
The actress has recreated Marilyn Monroe's final 1962 shoot in the latest issue of New York magazine.
Michael Lohan said he supported her decision to pose for original photographer Bert Stern but admitted that he could not bear to look at the results.
He told Us Weekly: "I'm not going to look at the photos - that's my daughter! But Lindsay is an adult, and she knows the direction she wants to take her career. It's her decision."
He added that it was an honour for Lindsay to be approached to sit for the pictures, saying: "The fact that the photographer who did Marilyn Monroe's pictures would ask Lindsay to re-create them - that's an amazing thing."
However, he said he hoped his daughter was not headed for the same fate as the screen icon, who died of a drugs overdose in 1962 at the age of 36.
He told the magazine: "I pray there are no parallels to her and Marilyn Monroe's destiny."
And of course he's going to look at them, the perv. It's an honour that someone wants to take nude pics of your crackhead daughter?!
Michigan woman dies after leaping stingray LEAPS ONTO HER BOAT AND EITHER STINGS HER WITH ITS BARB OR CRUSHES HER - EITHER WAY IT WAS GUNNING FOR THE BITCH
Ahem, excuse the caps but it was a freakin' seek-and-destroy stingray. What in the blue blazes?!
A woman from the Thumb died after a large stingray leaped from the water off the Florida Keys on Thursday and struck her in the head while she was on a fishing boat with her family, officials said.
The stingray also struck her sister. She suffered minor injuries and was released from the hospital Thursday afternoon.
The spotted eagle ray surged as high as 8 feet before landing on the head of Judy Kay Zagorski, 55, of Pigeon, who died in the middle of the boat as her mother and father scrambled to try to resuscitate her, said Officer Bobby Dube of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
It's unclear what killed Zagorski -- whether a barb punctured her or she banged her head on the boat from the weight of the 75-pound stingray.
"There was that potential" that a barb punctured her "because there was a large amount of blood from her head," Dube said.
A medical examiner is expected to conduct an autopsy today.
Stingrays usually jump to escape predators, not to attack, said Christopher Lowe, a stingray expert at California State University, Long Beach.
"For someone to be standing in a boat and hit in the head by a stingray is pretty remarkable," Lowe said. "It's incredibly bad luck." Zagorski's family couldn't be reached for comment.
A man with Michigan connections suffered a similar incident in 2006, one month after "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray.
James Bertakis, who founded a Roseville manufacturing company, was on a boat near his home in Florida when a stingray flopped aboard and punctured the then-81-year-old's heart. He survived.
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I saw a photo of the Eagle Ray that killed the woman and it looks like a squashed seal!
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Couldn't see a thread about it, so I'll pop it here: End of term party becomes village square orgy
A school was forced to help girls get emergency contraception after an end of term party saw under-age pupils having unprotected sex in a village square.My favourite part of the piece:
The event is said to have involved "a disturbingly high number of girls" having sex while they were too drunk to know what they were doing, and also left one boy hospitalised.
Alan Day, the village hall chairman, said: "All hell let loose at this event. The children were drunk to the eyeballs. They were having sex in the village square standing up."
A resident involved in the clean-up said that she saw evidence of drug use, blood stains and broken glass and said that a newly fitted sink had been smashed.A new siiiiiink!!
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Read a short news item in the paper the other day, about a guy in Italy who got mugged for his Rolex watch. The mugger got halfway down the road and discovered it was a fake, so he went BACK to the guy he mugged to complain about it! Then he threw the watch on the ground and ran off. The guy who got mugged went to police to report it, and got charged for possession of a fake Rolex watch.
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Chopsen wrote:Of course I wouldn't have a problem with it, au contraire!
That seems a little harsh, tbh. I wouldn't have a problem with a teacher from my kid's shool having done similar work in a previous life.
But then I don't have kids so I still have some degree of rationality.
/waits to be called an idiot by deem/otto
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Hey pal, you looking for some oxy-t?
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