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Iowa thief slips away with truckload of margarine

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Authorities are searching for a thief who slipped away with a truckload of margarine bound for an Iowa warehouse.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that authorities say a semitrailer packed with the spread, about $50,000 worth, disappeared during the weekend from a truck stop in Elks Run, near Waterloo. The margarine was bound for a Target warehouse in Cedar Falls.

The Black Hawk County sheriff's office says the driver left the trailer at the truck stop to wait until the warehouse had space. Another truck was slated to pick up the trailer for the last leg of the journey.

Authorities say sometime Saturday night, a thief hooked up the trailer and drove off with the margarine. The theft was discovered Sunday morning.


NYPD a Fan of Anime??

I can't believe it took me until now to see this. It's apparent that the NBC talking heads don't seem to know what to do with it, they slaughter the name and then quickly cut to Spiderman which has a more Americana theme. I love the Spiderman theme, by the way, so don't get me wrong, I just wish they would have shown more of the NYPD band:

So without further ado, I bring you from the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, the NYPD marching band, playing (briefly) the theme from the Japanese anime Space Battleship Yamato (not yamamoto that the talking head slaughters). In North America, it's more commonly known as the theme to StarBlazers.

Earworm Alert! Earworm Alert!

Ugh, I've been having a real bad case of earworm all day for that stupid song "Red Solo Cup". The Toby Keith version, not the Glee version.

Toby Keith claimed it to be "the stupidest song that I have ever heard in my life". My question to him is, why the frak did you freakin' record it and subject the world to it???!

Arggggghhh. Make it go away! Somebody shoot me now.


The Brave and the Bold

Anyone catch last night's episode and series finale of Batman: The Brave and the Bold?

How could they go and cancel a series that has songs about Batman's Secret Cave and Aquaman's Little Fish??


Oh, the Humanity!

Truck hauling doughnuts overturns on NY highway

By Associated Press
Updated: 11/04/2011 06:51:49 AM PDT

CHENANGO, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say one of the southbound lanes of an upstate New York interstate has reopened after a tractor-trailer hauling doughnuts overturned, spilling the baked goods across the highway. Broome County Sheriff's Sgt. Tom Sienko says the driver fell  asleep, causing the truck to hit a guardrail and roll over around 2:30 a.m. Friday in the town of Chenango, just north of  Binghamton. Police say the driver suffered minor injuries.

Sienko says "a lot of doughnuts" spilled when boxes split open, scattering the breakfast treats across the lanes of Interstate 81 and into the  median.

He says the southbound lanes were closed for less than an hour.

The left lane remains closed as highway crews repair the guardrail and remove the doughnuts and rig from the scene.

Happy Binary Day!

It's 11111! Only two more left for the rest of the century, so enjoy it while it lasts


Watching where you're going

I was stopped at a light with a bunch of cars today. Some lady wanted to back out of her driveway two cars ahead of me. They created an opening for her to get out, so she started backing out. Unfortunately, a motorcyclist had decided he didn't want to wait behind the line of cars, and proceeded down the left side of the line of cars over the double yellow line.

The car that was backing up also went over the yellow line, neither saw each other and you can figure out what happened next. Lots of broken motorcycle bits everywhere. The rider was in OK shape considering what had happened. I think he's gonna need some knee work though, because it looked like he jammed it pretty good.

I saw it coming about 2 seconds before it happened which is too late to prevent it.

The two cars ahead of me? They just left once the car that was backing up pulled back into the driveway. The car first in line had a perfect view of the accident, but I guess they didn't want to be a witness. Oh well.

I Left them my name and number and got called by one insurance company already. Will probably get called by the other one in the next day or two.

I had a front row seat and in my opinion they were both at fault, with the motorcyclist more at fault, 60/40. Motorcyclist shouldn't have been going down the wrong side of the street over the yellow line. Woman backing up shouldn't have gone over the yellow line too and should have been more aware of her surroundings. The motorcyclist is more at fault in my opinion, because he had crossed the double yellow and was going down the wrong way.. If she was looking for traffic, a vehicle going the wrong way down the street isn't something you would expect.


I Thought I Was Bad

At the McDonald's drive-in window today I overheard the guy behind me order 5 McRibs!

Just in time for Halloween

Actually, I don't think this has anything to do with Halloween, but McDonald's McRib is back!

You know you want one

On second thought, it can be pretty frightening thinking about what is actually inside one of those. Nevertheless, they are back, but for a limited time only. Between now and November 14th, McDonalds will be dishing up? frying up? microwaving up? how DO you cook those things? as many McRibs as you can eat. Last year, McDonalds' increased their sale volume by 5% when they brought the McRib back.


I Still Want a Hula Hoop (I Think)

I frequently go to a diner that dates back to the 50's here in California and recently celebrated its 60th year anniversary. The majority of its current clientele wasn't even born when it opened.

They have jukebox selectors on every table that actually work and it's tied  into a master jukebox and the overhead speakers. Unfortunately, the speaker volume tends to be preset so late at night when there are not many customers it can get a little loud.

The jukebox has the requisite 50's fare, along with modern selections such as Kanye, Carrie Underwood and a couple of current pop Mexican stars, reflecting the diverse mix of people that frequent the place..It often leads to some odd pairings of songs, i.e. Beach Boys followed by Flo Rida followed by Michael Jackson. The discs are rotated in and out on a regular basis, keeping the music interesting to say the least. Around the holidays, Christmas songs are added to the mix. Every once in a while the owner messes up loading the discs and what you want isn't what you get. Most times it's innocuous, sometimes it's not..

Last night at around 1am, me and a couple of other officers were having lunch (at least it was lunch for us) at the diner in a corner booth. One of the officers slipped a quarter into the selector at our table and picked Toby Keith's "Made in America", at least that's what it said it was.

About 30 seconds later, it wasn't Toby Keith we heard. Instead we got Alvin and the Chipmunk's Christmas song blaring at about 80 decibels over the loudspeakers. Suffice it to say it got the attention of the entire staff and the other customers in the place. Everyone also quickly realized the selection came from our table. It didn't help that the officer that chose the song yelled "That's not Toby Keith!" loud enough for everyone to hear. He'll probably be a detective soon with his acute powers of observation.

We got ribbed by our waitress the rest of our stay there. I have a feeling we're not going to live that down anytime soon.

For those of you unfamiliar with this lovely song, you can experience it below. Enjoy.



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