Out of the Blue

More Security for Punxsutawney Phil is an article relating something I heard on the news this morning, describing how heightened security around the country will even impact Groundhog Day, as Punxsutawney, PA's annual episode of 'the shadow knows' will feature tighter scrutiny of the attendees than ever before. The print article doesn't relate the best part of the story I heard on the radio though, that the security detail will include bomb-sniffing dogs. I know these dogs are exceedingly well trained, but I still find myself considering the prospect that instincts will take over... if they are anything like Hudson the wonder dog (and Airedales are still used for bomb-sniffing) this could turn into quite a circus. Bringing dogs to a groundhog celebration for security... interesting concept.

Story of the Day: Plaque Meant To Honor Actor Insults Instead. The worst typo ever?
Bonus Story:
'Dumb' theft attempt lands man in jail. Thanks Christopher Ashbaugh.
Auction of the Day: Raisin Bran Box. Thanks Todd Davis.

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Re: Raisin Bran Box
Jan 17, 2002, 08:15
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Re: Raisin Bran Box Jan 17, 2002, 08:15
Jan 17, 2002, 08:15
 
This sounds like a joke, but the Dale Earnhardt Corn Flakes box is up to $43

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1062302088

Sad

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Re: Raisin Bran Box
Jan 17, 2002, 00:27
anon@203.45
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Re: Raisin Bran Box Jan 17, 2002, 00:27
Jan 17, 2002, 00:27
anon@203.45
 
I think the funniest (saddest) thing about this is that someone has actually bid for it ... man, Im about to go through my garbage and see what I can come up with!
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Re: "Possesion of Burglary Tools"
Jan 16, 2002, 19:39
anon@64.211
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Re: "Possesion of Burglary Tools" Jan 16, 2002, 19:39
Jan 16, 2002, 19:39
anon@64.211
 
Reminds me of that episode of the Simpsons where Homer bursts into Bart's room in the middle of the night screaming "HEY BART CHECK OUT MY NEW CHAIN SAW AND HOCKEY MASK! Oh... sorry boy..."
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Re: "Possesion of Burglary Tools"
Jan 16, 2002, 16:46
Bronco
 
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Re: "Possesion of Burglary Tools" Jan 16, 2002, 16:46
Jan 16, 2002, 16:46
 Bronco
 
You're not allowed to own ski masks in America?

No, I have one in my work truck right now. However, if I had one in a bag along with lock picking tools, a crowbar, a sparkplug, etc. I would have the "Tools of the Trade" and if I was found with them I would probably be taken in for questioning.

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Re: "Possesion of Burglary Tools"
Jan 16, 2002, 15:45
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Re: "Possesion of Burglary Tools" Jan 16, 2002, 15:45
Jan 16, 2002, 15:45
 
Owning a mask with the intent of keeping your face warm is one thing, owning a mask with the intent of hiding your face in the act of a crime is another. Ditto with the crowbar.

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Re: "Possesion of Burglary Tools"
Jan 16, 2002, 15:09
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Re: "Possesion of Burglary Tools" Jan 16, 2002, 15:09
Jan 16, 2002, 15:09
 
You're not allowed to own ski masks in America?

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Re: James Earl Jones/Ray
Jan 16, 2002, 13:08
anon@24.226
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Re: James Earl Jones/Ray Jan 16, 2002, 13:08
Jan 16, 2002, 13:08
anon@24.226
 
Not to mention the fact that I'm sure there are plenty of people out there (even adults) who wouldn't be able to tell you who James Earl Ray is, although they've probably heard the name several times in their lives.
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Re: James Earl Jones/Ray
Jan 16, 2002, 11:36
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Re: James Earl Jones/Ray Jan 16, 2002, 11:36
Jan 16, 2002, 11:36
 
Yea, that has happened to me plenty of times. It's always freaky, because it's completely sobconscious. Just weird how you can be so oblivious of your own actions, kinda freaky. If I'm ever talking on the phone or with someone in the room and trying to type at the same time, I often get some interesting results. Typing/writing while I'm very tired yields similar ocurrances. It's always funny unless I don't catch it and lose points, damnit.

I guess I could see this being one of those errors. James Earl Ray has a stronger connection to Martin Luther King than James Earl Jones in my mind. You've got the James Earl, the last part could well have been an unfortunately nasty brain fart.

~Jedi

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Re: James Earl Jones/Ray
Jan 16, 2002, 11:30
anon@24.226
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Re: James Earl Jones/Ray Jan 16, 2002, 11:30
Jan 16, 2002, 11:30
anon@24.226
 
The idea that this was an intentional error is ridiculous for several reasons. First, the error would've been (and was) discovered before it was presented. Second, the person responsible wouldn't have been able to escape blame for it. It's quite possible that whoever was responsible was simply not thinking clearly... the fact that the names have 2 out of 3 of the same words could easily result in an absent-minded error.
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Re: James Earl Jones/Ray
Jan 16, 2002, 11:19
anon@216.135
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Re: James Earl Jones/Ray Jan 16, 2002, 11:19
Jan 16, 2002, 11:19
anon@216.135
 
#4 Could be if you think about it. How many times were you ever thinking/typing something, another things suddenly strikes you as being funny, then you type/write it down by accident, then not realize it?
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Punxsatawney
Jan 16, 2002, 10:45
anon@204.101
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Punxsatawney Jan 16, 2002, 10:45
Jan 16, 2002, 10:45
anon@204.101
 
I"m sure they'll have the bomb sniffers on leads. Still, might make for a few interesting moments. As far as my dog is concerned, a ground hog is just a big-ass squirrel that can't climb trees
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Re: James Earl Jones/Ray
Jan 16, 2002, 10:41
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Re: James Earl Jones/Ray Jan 16, 2002, 10:41
Jan 16, 2002, 10:41
 
Yeah, some sick a**h*le probably typed that. Ray != Jones by any stretch of the typing fingers (literally).

-JR

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James Earl Jones/Ray
Jan 16, 2002, 10:37
anon@208.35
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James Earl Jones/Ray Jan 16, 2002, 10:37
Jan 16, 2002, 10:37
anon@208.35
 
Wow that is SOOOOO obviously not a typo. Someone thought they were being funny.

Strange coincidences in this world sometimes, though. What are the chances of this situation being so closely tied to guys being named James Earl, and for exactly opposite reasons?
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Re: "Possesion of Burglary Tools"
Jan 16, 2002, 10:29
Bronco
 
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Re: "Possesion of Burglary Tools" Jan 16, 2002, 10:29
Jan 16, 2002, 10:29
 Bronco
 
I believe it has to do with the fact that there is a mask included in what they found.

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"Possesion of Burglary Tools"
Jan 16, 2002, 10:14
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"Possesion of Burglary Tools" Jan 16, 2002, 10:14
Jan 16, 2002, 10:14
 
You're not allowed to own crowbars in America?

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Hm.
Jan 16, 2002, 09:19
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Hm. Jan 16, 2002, 09:19
Jan 16, 2002, 09:19
 
Sneaking in under the wire there, Blue.

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