Friday, December 22, 2006

Offbeat news

Headlines you might have missed

Man Wears 'Liar' Sign for False Report (Associated Press)
  • As he marched up and down a busy road wearing a placard proclaiming "I AM A LIAR," Craig Breuwet endured a painfully public punishment for lying to police.

  • 100 Santas Party Too Hard, Spur Call to Police (Canadian Press)
  • Police were called to a disturbance at Metrotown Mall near Vancouver and found a group of 100 Santas carrying a gasoline container full of "a pungent mix of holiday cheer."

  • Wrong-Number Santa Cheerfully Fields Calls (Associated Press)
  • John Dickinson is getting up to 100 calls every day from kids who think they're calling Santa Claus. It's a wrong number, but Dickinson says he doesn't mind. He just plays along.

  • Baby Shares Same Birth Date as Mom, Dad (Associated Press)
  • Birthdays at one household will be busy now that all three members of the family - mom, dad and baby - share the same birth date.

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    Ian Lidster said...

    Ah -- only in Vancouver, my old home town. What can I say?
    Have a wonderful Christmas, Deb.
    Your friend,

    Deb S. said...

    Ian: It seems that Vancouver is a very colorful place. :-)
    Merry Christmas, my friend.