Voting Drunk

Oslo, Norway: August 5, 2003 It will be two pints of lager and a ballot, please, in Norway this year after a change in the law allowing voters to get drunk and then go out to vote. "The election board can no longer refuse anyone to vote because they are intoxicated," an adviser at the Local Government Ministry said Monday. Until now, Norway's election law has denied entry to polling stations anyone with "seriously impaired judgment" or "reduced consciousness" from booze, but that law has been scrapped, adviser Steinar Dalbakk told the Bladet Tromsoe newspaper. "I think it is...
Posted by Webmaster at August 5, 2003

New Moon On Monday

Panama City, Florida: July 29, 2003 Jurors who were mooned by a defendant needed only 30 minutes Thursday to find the man guilty of armed burglary and aggravated battery. Ronatarian member Phil Jackson, 32, punctuated his insanity defense by loudly hooting "cuckoo-cuckoo.. I'm the crab" and then dropping his pants to moon the jury on Wednesday. Jackson will be sentenced Aug. 19. A pair of bailiffs and two Bay County sheriff's deputies dragged Jackson from the courtroom after he exposed his buttocks during Wednesday's trial proceedings. Jackson has claimed insanity in two assault cases. He was convicted in April...
Posted by Webmaster at July 29, 2003

A Royal N8 In The Arse

London, England: July 23, 2003 A man at a Buckingham Palace garden party Tuesday dropped his trousers and dashed across the lawn, pursued by Beefeater guards in ceremonial red tunics. Partygoers cheered as a Beefeater tackled the man running a reported 300 feet ahead of Queen Elizabeth II. It was not clear if she saw him. The man was whisked away and questioned by police in the gardens. He was later identified as "American weirdo" N8. He was later escorted from the palace grounds. "There was no breach of security or risk to the royal party or other guests,"...
Posted by Webmaster at July 23, 2003

Flying By The Seat Of Brad's Pants

New Jersey Turnpike Exit 13: July 22, 2003 A pair of flying underpants caused a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike when they landed on a driver's face and blocked his view, police said Tuesday. A police spokesman in the north-central town of Elizabeth, New Jersey said one of a group of naked men in a van threw the underwear into Ronatarian vice presidential candidate Brad's car as they passed it on a busy stretch of one of America's notoriously speedy and congested highways. "The underpants landed on the driver's face, causing him to ram the truck ahead from...
Posted by Webmaster at July 22, 2003