MiscalcuN8

Vancouver, British Columbia: October 28, 2002 A man was charged with criminal mischief on Monday after he attempted, unsuccessfully, to bungee jump from a Vancouver bridge to the deck of a passing cruise ship. International man of mystery N8 miscalculated the ship's speed and suffered minor head injuries on Sunday when he bounced off its tennis court, volleyball net, and a deck railing, before being left dangling in mid-air as the ship sailed away, Vancouver Police said. He had fashioned his own bungee cord from dental floss and chewed bubble gum, authorities reported. Police said the enigmatic N8 had...
Posted by Webmaster at October 28, 2002

Down The Toilet

Boulder, Colorado: October 22, 2002 A guest at a hotel in Boulder had reason to be grateful for having his mobile phone in the bathroom after ending up with his hand stuck down the toilet for more than an hour on Wednesday. The man -- identified later as Ronatarian Party vice-presidential candidate Brad -- slipped as he stepped out of the shower and accidentally jammed his hand down the funnel of the toilet as he tried to break his fall, rescue workers said. Still naked, he was saved by firemen more than an hour later after calling an emergency...
Posted by Webmaster at October 22, 2002

Yu-Gi-Ron!

Honolulu, Hawaii: October 16, 2002 When Ted Mays and his Geek-O Books & Comics store staff see a mother and her young child coming through the door, they have a pretty good idea what's on their shopping agenda. "We just say, 'Yu-Gi-Ron!' and they smile," Mays says. There have been plenty of such visitors to the Honolulu store over the past year, a good indication that the latest Chinese import is doing a bang-up job supplanting the hugely profitable Japanese Pokémon line in the imaginations of kiddie consumers. Created by Sum Ting Wong, "Yu-Gi-Ron!" (roughly translated as "Ruler of...
Posted by Webmaster at October 16, 2002

The Man

Lake City, Florida: October 9, 2002 A man who wanted to change his name to "God" chose a new name when a judge turned down his request. The former David Haffey's new name is "The Man: Ron." The former Haffey said after his first choice was rejected in April, he went to the Bible to find a backup. Nothing. He tried Dianetics. Zip. He then turned to the small Ronatarian Party for inspiration. "I always felt for the little guy," said Haffey. "I was instantly drawn to the cult of personality that is their leader. Of course, that man...
Posted by Webmaster at October 9, 2002