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WHO@ Newsletter - August 29, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...Here you go, Irene!

Flasher intrudes on live hurricane report

A video of a man pulling down his pants behind a Weather Channel reporter covering Hurricane Irene in Virginia Beach, Va., has gone viral on the Internet.

The video, posted on YouTube and featured on, shows several young men in board shorts dancing behind reporter Eric Fisher during his live report Saturday in the midst of Hurricane Irene, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported.

Fisher said it was somewhat "depressing" to see so many people out and about, creating a party-like atmosphere in such dangerous weather conditions.

"I'm pretty much speechless at what we've been seeing," Fisher said.

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WHO@ Newsletter - August 22, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...Guess they won't be filming the next Sex and the City movie here
New Moscow sidewalks hard on heels
Progress comes at a price in Moscow, observers say, and the price of new sidewalks is fewer women wearing 5-inch heels.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has pledged to make the Russian capital "more European," and he is making good on his pledge by having tile sidewalks installed, The New York Times reported.

The problem is shoddy workmanship, observers said, with gaps between the tile bricks that seem designed to snare spike heels.

"The saddest thing of all is that spike heels, which Moscow women wore in any weather, will most likely disappear into history," Nikolai Uskov, editor of the Russian edition of GQ magazine, wrote in a blog.

Many of the city's current sidewalks are comprised of asphalt, which can melt in the hot sun. A poll re…

WHO@ Newsletter - August 15, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...And she should do all the cooking

Former cannibal seeking a wife

A former cannibal in Indonesia who is currently living at a mental institution said he is on the lookout for potential wives.

Sumanto, who was sentenced to five years in prison in 2003 after stealing a woman's corpse and eating it in a bid to obtain supernatural powers, told this week he has been "yearning for a wife," the Jakarta Globe reported Friday.

Sumanto, who was freed from prison in 2006 and is currently living at Haji Mustajab Mental Institution in Karanganyar, said he is looking for a woman who shares his Muslim faith.

"The important thing is, my wife has to be a woman and she has to be religious," Sumanto said.

"She doesn't have to be beautiful but if she looks like (actress and singer) Dewi Perssik, it couldn't hurt either," h…

WHO@ Newsletter - August 8, 2011

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

Boaters under 'pirate' flag charged in Smith's Cove robbery attempt\


A Gloucester man and an Ipswich resident, operating a motor boat flying the

"skull-and-crossbones" of the pirate ships of old, are facing multiple charges

after being arrested in Smith's Cove late Thursday night following an apparent

botched robbery of a sailboat.

Gloucester Police Lt. Joseph Aiello said this morning that the robbery was

interrupted by the sailboat owner, who had been asleep onboard when Scott D.

Stanton of Gloucester and Steven Jette of Ipswich pulled alongside and then came

aboard the sailboat, which was at a transient mooring in the Inner Harbor.

Aiello said the sailboat owner, identified as a New Jersey man, chased away the

would-be robbers. He then called the U.S. Coast Guard, which, in turn, called

Gloucester police.


Taste of Home Dip Recipe

So, I was asked what my favorite homemade dip is by the folks at Frito-Lay. They're having a contest and heck, I love entering contests. They're also sending me some chips! This one was asking what my favorite dip recipe is and it didn't take me even a second to think of it.

I know it's kinda corny, because it's so simple, but it reminds me of growing up in California, when we didn't have a lot of money. Sometimes it's the simple pleasures that mean the most. My mom was divorced and with two little girls in the late 60's when we moved to California from Maine. Being a divorced mom was unheard of back then and she was not looked upon kindly when it came to finding work. She did what she could, but we still ended up on welfare. Our big treat was when she'd surprise us with a bag of Lays Barbecue chips (and sometimes Original) and the makings for onion dip:

16 ounces of sour cream or softened cream cheese

A packet of Lipton onion soup mix

Fresh chives cho…

WHO@ Newsletter - August 1, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...Mmmmmm turkey and cheese

Semis carrying turkey and cheese stolen

Thieves in Florida stole two semi-trailer trucks carrying $150,000 worth of frozen turkey and nacho cheese only to abandon the food in Texas, police say.

The two trucks where stolen from gas stations July 24-25 in Ridge Manor, Fla., the St. Petersburg Times reported.

Pasco County police found the rigs at a Flying J Travel Plaza in San Antonio, Texas, stripped of electronics, including a television, laptop and satellite radio. The turkey and the nacho cheese were left untouched.

Authorities say the thieves broke into the trucks by breaking out a small glass window at the bottom of the passenger door, then dislodged the ignition from the steering column.

Suspects had yet to be identified.

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