Monthly Archives: August 2007

The Little Rovers That Could

I frankly thought that NASA was paving the way for an announcement that the two Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, would not survive the huge Martian dust storm that enveloped the planet when they announced this. The storm presents perhaps … Continue reading

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Anticlimax

Mike Nifong, the disgraced and disbarred former District Attorney who ruined himself by trying to railroad innocent young men into prison, will have to spend a day in jail after being found guilty of criminal contempt of court. DURHAM, N.C. … Continue reading

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Dirtier And Dirtier

I mentioned in my post Hsu's On First that I thought the government should be taking a wee bit of interest in exactly where Norman Hsu (who turned himself in on his 15-year old felony warrant today) was getting all … Continue reading

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Bearifying Incident

Well, so much for the advice from the bear lady. Earlier we reported on her outrage that a family had hidden in a bedroom rather than face a bear. Her advice: "The thing that gets me is the family was … Continue reading

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Democracy By Lottery

Pete du Pont manages to floor a person who is arguing that there should be limits on the amount of money that can be contributed to – or spent by – a political campaign. "But what would you do about … Continue reading

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Very Superstitious

Very superstitious, writings on the wall, Very superstitious, ladders bout to fall, Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin glass Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past. When you believe in things that you dont understand, … Continue reading

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Terror Charges

Well, a Federal grand jury appears to have been able to cut through the confusion surrounding the two men arrested in South Carolina with what were identified by police as pipe bombs. They have indicted both men on terrorism-related charges. … Continue reading

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AHA! We Caught Him!

We here at Blue Crab Boulevard have been documenting the savage aerial attacks of armor-plated prehistoric cruise missiles on the Suwannee River. The flying sturgeons have been rampaging down there for some time now, causing numerous injuries. We now have … Continue reading

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Master Criminal Slips Through Russia’s Fingers

Here is an update on the master criminal I wrote about earlier in the week: A University of Missouri-St. Louis graduate student must pay a fine of about 600 U.S. dollars, but otherwise has been cleared of charges and can … Continue reading

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Hsu’s On First?

Mystery money man Norman Hsu appears to be even more mysterious as each day passes. On top of the outstanding bench warrant and the murky financial dealings, there appear to be multiple odd missing portions of his history. There also … Continue reading

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Head-Banger Deer Turns Home Into Personal Mosh Pit

A couple in Massachusetts is waiting for the insurance adjusters to arrive after a visit by a "deranged" deer. The deer, obviously a fan of heavy metal and punk rock music, started head-banging then decided to mosh in the couple's … Continue reading

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Another Bearglary

We here at Blue Crab Boulevard issued a calm warning about bears just a few days ago. We pointed out that a bear had unlocked the secret of frozen treats and cautioned that the bear would gossip about it to … Continue reading

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The Perfect Wall Hanging

Obviously, we don't get out enough. We had no idea this item was up for auction. Furthermore, we never even knew such an item existed at all. (And we were much happier when we didn't.) An auction house in California … Continue reading

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On Goldfish Pond

A heartwarming story out of Britain today about Sid. Sid really enjoys goldfish. All Sid needs to make life perfect is a bit of tartar sauce and he would be one happy snake. A couple in Kent are begging authorities … Continue reading

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China Breaks Up Another Smuggling Ring

Authorities in China continue to be plagued by reptile smugglers. This time they have broken up a turtle smuggling ring. The turtles, cleverly disguised as ordinary boxes, were attempting to get from Hong Kong to mainland China when they were … Continue reading

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