Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Fear Factor, Hot Air, -and- Flying High

Fear Factor - woman snaps in road-rage incident
Hot Air - scientists blame Hollywood for global-warming fears
Flying High - pilot 7 times over alcohol limit

On this day in history: March 20, 1968 - The U.S. goes off the gold standard.

Born on this day in history: March 20, 1945 - Pat Riley (1945 - ____) basketball coach. He coached the LA Lakers to four of their five NBA championships in the 1980s; coined (and patented) the phrase "Three-peat."

Today's Video: 205-Million-Dollar Meth Raid!

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Sorry for the Mistake: A man was being tailgated by a stressed-out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.

The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup. As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer.

The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took her to the police station, where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a holding cell.

After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk, where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.

He said, "I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the 'What Would Jesus Do' bumper sticker, the 'Choose Life' license plate holder, the 'Follow Me to Sunday School' bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk. Naturally, I assumed you had stolen the car."

How to tell when your boat is too small!