Heard of the Mannequin Man?

Posted: 30th October 2014 by Absurd Stories in People
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Most people admire the clothes on a mannequin. Not Ronald. A. Dotson.

The Detroit 39-year-old has a history of stealing, or trying to steal, shop mannequins. On multiple occasions Dotson has been caught trying to make off with mannequins — the last one was dressed in a maid’s uniform — and has been to jail and had a psych evaluation to try and help him.

Nothing has worked and even his lawyer admits it’s “pretty bizarre”.

“He told his parole officer he was going to buy a mannequin so he didn’t have to do these break-ins anymore,” Detective Brendan Moore told Associated Press.

Swiss Cheese Fetish

Posted: 29th October 2014 by Absurd Stories in People
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Swiss Cheese Fetish

A small town in the US has been on high alert not for a killer or an rapist, but a strange man with an unusual fetish for cheese in particular ‘Swiss Cheese’

The town Police have alleged 42-year-old Christopher Pagano has been driving around Mayfair, Pennsylvania exposing himself to ladies and promising money for them to place Swiss cheese on his crotch.

The strange thing it he may have been active for a period of time. One woman from Mayfair says she was approached on a dating website by a local man who also had a very strange fetish for Swiss cheese and sexual activity. Is it possible there are two of them?

 

Unidentified Sea Monster

Posted: 21st September 2013 by Absurd Stories in Animals
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What first appears to be a blob of oil is actually an unidentified sea creature. The video footage was taken off an oil rig. You can see the creature moving with the current, and it appears to be harmless, it may be some sort of jellyfish or even some relation to a sting-ray.

What are your thoughts?

Miss Universe Transgender Contestant loses

Posted: 20th May 2012 by Absurd Stories in People
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Well the first-ever transgender contestant to compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant has sadly lost her bid to win the title. Thats right, this miss universe contestant was born a male.

Jenna ( or is it Jack) Talackova, 23, competed with 61 contestants Saturday night. She was among the final 12 contestants.

Talackova, who was born a male, underwent a sex change four years ago. The Vancouver, British Columbia, native was initially denied entry to Canada's pageant because she was not a natural-born female. Donald Trump, who runs the Miss Universe Organization, subsequently overruled that decision.

The 6-foot-1 (1.8-meter-1 centimeter) blond beauty strutted the runway and competed in the bikini and formal wear contests.

The winner advances to the international Miss Universe competition in December.

The Possession

Posted: 18th May 2012 by Absurd Stories in Movies
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Produced by Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, Spider-Man), The Possession is one of the summer’s main out-and-out horror films, and will be facing tough competition in the final weekend of the summer going head-to-head with [Rec] 3: Genesis.

The first trailer for The Possession has debuted over at Yahoo Movies, giving us our first look at the film, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen) and Kyra Sedgwick (Gamer) as increasingly concerned parents of the young Natasha Callis (The Firm).

    “Clyde and Stephanie Brenek see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.”

Directed by Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch), returning with his first English-language film in a decade, directing from a script co-written by frequent collaborators Juliet Snowden and Stiles White (Knowing).

The Possession will be released in the UK and US on 31st August, which (as noted) puts it head-to-head with Paco Plaza’s return to the REC franchise here in the UK, but puts it a week earlier than [REC] 3’s release in the US, where the latter will be released on 7th September. Here’s the first trailer to see what Bornedal has in store for us.

Loch Ness in Chippewa River

Posted: 8th May 2012 by Absurd Stories in Animals, People
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Loch Ness in Chippewa River

The Loch Ness monster wanted a vacation, and what a better place than Wisconsin – and state officials want the legendary monster to be removed.

Department of Natural Resources spokesman Dan Baumann says a sculpture of Nessie is illegally obstructing and protruding out of the Chippewa River in Eau Claire and must be removed by the individual who placed it there.

The sculpture's father is a mystery, although a individual who anonymously emailed the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram on Thursday said it would be removed within 10 days.

Retailer Menards says it would like to acquire the guerrilla art and that the monster could make her home in retention ponds at the home improvement chain's Eau Claire property.

The Loch Ness monster was first "spotted" at Loch Ness, a waterway some 15 kilometres south of Inverness, Scotland, back in 1933.
 

Doomsday Units for Sale

Posted: 4th May 2012 by Absurd Stories in People
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Larry Hall, who is a Condo developer is already 1/4 sold out of upscale doomsday units he is building in an abandoned underground Cold War-era Atlas-F missile silo near Salina, Kan. He told an Agence France-Presse reporter in April that his 14-story structure would house seven floors of apartments ($1 million to $2 million each, cash up front), with the rest devoted to dry food storage, filtered-water tanks and an indoor farm, which would raise fish and vegetables to sustain residents for five years.

The 9-foot-thick concrete walls (built to protect rockets from a Soviet nuclear attack) would be buttressed by entrance security to ward off the savages who were not wise enough to prepare against famine, meteors, nuclear war and the like. Hall said he expects to be sold out this year and begin work on another of the three silos he has options to buy.