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WHO@ Newsletter - December 28, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .A novel prank, but don't try it on me!

Friends pack apartment with gifts in holiday prank

A Chicago man could be unwrapping the hundreds of Christmas gifts spread around his apartment for days, even weeks.

Trouble is, they aren't really presents. They're his own belongings meticulously wrapped by friends as a prank while he was out of town.

Louie Saunders' packages contain everything from couch cushions to the beer in his refrigerator.

His friend Adal Rifai masterminded the scheme after Saunders gave him a spare key. It took 16 people, 35 rolls of wrapping paper and eight hours to finish the job.

Saunders tells the Chicago Sun-Times he's only been able to unwrap about 10 percent of the packages.

He jokes that the upside is that, with each package he unwraps, he finds something inside that's just what he needs.

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Double A (beep beep) M C O Rocks!

I had a bit of a meltdown last week. Which is why I stopped posting updates for a while. If you remember, my check engine light came on in Jurgen, my Beemer on Thursday, the 17th, on my way back from a meeting in Portland. Chris has a code reader and the code that came up claimed it was the torque converter solenoid. He called around, got a price of $54 for the part, but was told it should really go to a garage to have the part put in instead of him trying. Good enough.

He called a local dealership we usually go to and they said it needed to go to a BMW dealer. Hell no - I knew I'd pay an arm and a leg. Chris went to warm up the Jeep for me (I didn't want to use Jurgen until he was fixed) and ran into our neighbor and told him about the Beemer's problems. Turns out our neighbor's brother in law has a foreign auto place not far from us and promised "he'll take good care of you."

So we called and arranged to drop off Jurgen Monday. Did that and waited for FAP…

NEW Things That Stick In My Craw - Worst Christmas Presents Ever

NEW Things That Stick In My Craw - Worst Christmas Presents Ever

WHO@ Newsletter - December 21, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Dumbass

Flashing teen found guilty after being hit by car

A New Zealand teen who was flashing her breasts at passing cars has been found guilty of disorderly behavior for the prank, which ended with her in a hospital after a distracted driver ran into her. Cherelle May Dudfield, 18, pleaded guilty to the charge when she appeared in Invercargill District Court, the Southland Times newspaper reported Wednesday.

Dudfield, egged on by her friends, was flashing passing motorists from a traffic island in the middle of a four-lane road in the southern city of Invercargill on Sept. 27.

The alcohol-fueled prank went awry when one of the vehicles crashed into her as she tried to run to the side of the road, police Inspector Olaf Jensen said.

"She was extremely lucky as the vehicle had slowed because of her behavior," he told The Associated Press. "She rolled up onto the bonnet (hood) and crac…

Actress Brittany Murphy dead at 32: report -

Weekly Sentinel Article I'm In

Here's the article I was in - The Weekly Sentinel

Teen's Cell Phone Bill Tops $20,000 | NBC Bay Area

WHO@ Newsletter - December 14, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Tinfoil Hat Alert!!!

"Secret agent" busted in late night car chase
German police arrested a man who claimed to be a "secret agent" after a high speed chase in pursuit of a car with a blue flashing light on its roof.

Police in the southern city of Fuerth caught up with the man after he raced past them, ignored signals to pull over, and ran a red light as they gave chase.

Smelling strongly of alcohol, the 44-year-old whispered only that he was "one of them," on a secret mission and belonged to the Federal Crime Office -- a body similar to the FBI -- local police said. A check revealed he had no such credentials.

"After matters were taken care of, the would-be 'Mr. Bond' was again released," police said in a statement on Thursday.

A local police spokesman said the man in reality had "a normal job" and declined to explain his nighttime sortie. He faces …

What was your worst Christmas present ever?

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WHO@ Newsletter - December 7, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .The title just amused me

Police nab woman with nearly $600 of stolen meat
Galesburg police said they have filed a retail theft charge against a woman who was reportedly found pushing a cart filled with nearly $600 worth of meat and meat products outside a supermarket.

Police went to the supermarket Wednesday evening after a store employee spotted the woman on the street outside and apparently coaxed her into returning to the store with the cart.

Officers said the woman appeared intoxicated and told them only that she had taken the meat was that she wanted to visit her boyfriend, who was an inmate at the Knock County Jail.

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