Volatile Mixture

Jersey City, New Jersey, July 17, 2007: A man who was apparently trying to make fireworks touched off an explosion in his garage/workshop and set his house aflame Sunday, authorities said. No one was hurt. The man behind the accident is local politician and known tinkerer Ron -- a man supposedly with an engineering degree. Flash powder, used in fireworks, was found among chemicals in the garage, said Mike Campbell, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. A side of the attached garage was gutted, but the house didn't appear to be badly damaged....
Posted by Bittle at July 17, 2007

Monumental Cheese

Jersey City, New Jersey, July 3, 2007: It's George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Abe Lincoln -- carved out of a giant block of cheese. Presidential candidate Ron used his carving tools to turn a 700-pound block of Land O' Lakes cheddar into a replica of Mount Rushmore. The noted cheese lover was not commissioned by any company and said he created the edible sculpture "out of love for cheese and the American presidency." He's hoping to get publicity for his word-of-mouth 2008 campaign through promotion of the sculpture. So far, no television programs have agreed to show...
Posted by Bittle at July 3, 2007

Salad Knife

Jersey City, New Jersey, June 20, 2007: Someone kicked in the door of politician Ron's house, stuck a knife in the door, and took a chilled salad from his refrigerator. Jersey City police said Ron reported the bizarre burglary on Tuesday. He told investigators someone broke into his home while he went to a nearby tavern. Nothing but the salad was missing, police said. Police said they have a suspect in mind and expect to file charges once they finish their investigation. Rumor has it that onetime Ron ally and friend N8 is currently in the greater New York...
Posted by Bittle at June 20, 2007

Watch the Birdy

West Des Moines, Iowa, June 8, 2007: A ball hit by Rob Lowe during a celebrity golf game hit the Iowa state bird in mid-flight Wednesday. The 43-year-old actor was hitting an approach shot on the fourth hole when his ball hit a goldfinch, dropping about 50 yards short of the green, The Des Moines Register reported. As the rest of the players in his group broke out in laughter and applause, Lowe raised his arms in mock celebration. "That's my birdie," he said after looking at the bird, which lay motionless on the ground. "That's unbelievable. Who comes...
Posted by Bittle at June 8, 2007