Tuesday, January 10, 2012

News Of The Day: Cow Escapes From Meat Plant, Heads To Sonic

Cows: not very bright. The last sentence in the article is my favorite.

From NBC Action News and T-Nova.

Cow escapes from Blue Springs meat market, winds up at Sonic restaurant

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - A cow awaiting processing at a Blue Springs meat market briefly delayed his fate Sunday by escaping over a fence and wandering around fast food parking lots.

Blue Springs Police dispatchers say the cow was spotted in the area of NW Mock Avenue and Missouri Highway 7 Sunday afternoon approaching Interstate 70 from the south.

NBC Action News viewer Steve Jorgensen sent in a photo of the cow in the parking lot at the Sonic restaurant at 515 NE Coronado Drive. An employee at the Sonic said the cow came right into the parking lot before walking to the Planet Sub parking lot.

Police feared the cow would eventually make its way on the interstate and put it down. Police then took the cow back to the Winter Meat Processing Plant at 110 NW 12th St., about a mile-and-a-half away from the restaurants.

A manager at the meat processing plant said the cow had been returned and was being “processed.”

My Top 11 Quotable Movies

I did seven on my Facebook page and missed some good ones, so I must make it 11. These are in no particular order other than Raising Arizona at number one.

You're young and you got your health, what you want with a job?"

"Oh, stewardess? I speak jive."

That John Denver's full of shit, man."

"What's a-happenin', hot stuff?"

"I was told that I could listen to my radio at a reasonable volume."

And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper."

"Mr. Blutarsky. Zero. Point. Zero."

"It's just a flesh wound."

"Eight-year-olds, dude."

"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

"I reckon I'll have me some of them french fried potaters."

What are yours?

Comedian Of The Day: Sebastian Maniscalco (NSFW)

I saw some of this on TV late last night and laughed so hard I woke up my child. Can't wait to watch the whole thing.


Jury Duty


The 8 Scariest Places On Earth

They forgot three: my daughter's bathroom, my mother-in-law's dinner table, and Whoopi Goldberg's underpants.

From US News.

The Paris Catacombs

Sixty feet beneath the city of Paris, France you'll find the Paris Catacombs, an underground crypt said to contain the exhumed remains of an estimated six million Parisians. Yes, exhumed: when the city became overpopulated by dead bodies, the government dug them up and dumped the skeletons in centuries-old stone quarries on the then-outskirts of town. But they didn't stop there; they actually "decorated" some of the walls with stacked bones and skulls. Recent travelers say Les Catacombes de Paris aren't for the faint-of-heart or for the claustrophobic, and some say they're not for young children either.

The Stanley Hotel

While staying in the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado -- room #217, to be exact -- Stephen King was inspired to write what would become a cult classic, The Shining. Those prone to any kind of runaway imagination could scare themselves stiff staying at the Stanley, but the hotel's real ghosts are more than willing to frighten. The Billiards Room, the Ballroom and Room 407, in particular, are known for sheltering apparitions.

St. Louis Cathedral (New Orleans)

The St. Louis Cemetery #1 -- nestled on the outskirts of the French Quarter in New Orleans -- is the burial site of 19th-century Voodoo princess Marie Laveau, who is said to haunt the cemetery in several incarnations, one being a red-eyed black cat. Local lore says you should beware this black cat, or you could find yourself forever doing the bidding of this dead Voodoo Queen. Others say it's the ghost of her pet snake that appears.

Beechworth Lunatic Asylum

At Beechworth Lunatic Asylum (later known as Mayday Hills Hospital) in Victoria, Australia, patients checked in but few checked out. Eight signatures were required for a patient's discharge while only two were needed for admittance. Historians estimate upwards of 3,000 people -- some of whom didn't even need mental help -- died captive within its walls. Inside the facility, which opened in 1867, a number of atrocities occurred, ranging from exploited labor and neglect to abuse and inhumane medical treatments/experiments like the Darwin chair (where doctors would tie patients to revolving chairs and spin them so fast, they would bleed from their mouths, eyes, noses and ears). There are frequent ghost sightings, and not just of patients, but of doctors and nurses too.

See the rest at US News.


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