Friday, July 27, 2007

Nice.

Boy's lemonade stand robbed.

Cundy said he was selling cold drinks to raise money to go camping with his grandparents and to buy a birthday present for his mother. He said he saw two teenagers on bicycles eyeballing him as they were riding past.

About 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, he told police, one of the teenage boys punched Cundy, shoved him off his chair and took the plastic container with the money in it along with Cundy's wallet, which held his library card and student ID.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Once again, the Onion is looking out for you, the reader.


Good to know.

I like this dude's style

He spent 105,000 pounds in 5 hours. On booze.
The unnamed big spender entered Crystal at midnight on Saturday with friends -- nine women and eight men -- and ordered a $50 (24 pound) bottle of white wine, a spokesman for the club said.

But before long he was ordering magnums of Dom Perignon at $1,400 each and then called for a Methuselah -- eight bottles in one -- of Cristal Champagne at $60,000 and the party spread.

The festivities ended with a "night cap" consisting of a Methuselah of Belvedere vodka, which cost $2,800. "He basically just said, 'keep the drinks flowing,'" the club spokesman said.

When the party left at 5 a.m., the bill was 81,471.50 pounds, which with tax and service added amounted to 105,805.28 pounds. It included the cost of six Coca-Colas.
Six cokes?

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Another tale of misery and woe

The defense to the murder/dismemberment/putting the body in a suitcase seems pretty sound to me. The State has to exclude every reasonable theory of innocence in a circumstantial case (just like any other case). This one looks like a hum-dinger!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Rugby is a tough tough sport.


Just ask this dude, who was living with an opponent's tooth stuck in his head.

This guy needs to be gone.

Why not the death penalty for this guy?
A man who had been released from prison early for good behavior was convicted Tuesday of trying to kill a young mother and leaving her 5-year-old daughter to be eaten alive by alligators in the Everglades.

Harrel Franklin Braddy had befriended Shandelle Maycock and her daughter Quatisha. Maycock testified that Braddy went to her home in November 1998 and grew enraged when she asked him to leave.

He choked Maycock until she was unconscious and then forced her and Quatisha into his car, the woman testified. At one point, Maycock gained consciousness, grabbed the child and jumped out of the moving vehicle.

Braddy stopped, choked the woman again and put her in the trunk, she testified. Maycock never saw her daughter again. Prosecutors said Braddy then drove to a section of Interstate 75 in the Everglades known as Alligator Alley and dropped Quatisha in the water beside the road.

She was alive when alligators bit her on the head and stomach, a medical examiner said.

Authorities found the girl's body two days later, her left arm missing and her skull crushed, prosecutors said. Maycock woke up bleeding and disoriented in a cane field miles from her Miami-Dade County home.

If ever there were a good candidate, this dude appears to be he. Out on parole for attempted murder, then you kidnap and try to murder a woman, and dump her 5-year-old daughter in the Everglades to be eaten by alligators. Good God.

Michael Vick indicted on federal dog-fighting charges

Protein wisdom's take is here, and, as with all things protein wisdom-ish, it's worth a read.
Still, the idea that Vick — who had t-shirts and headbands made up for Bad Newz Kennels — wasn’t aware of a massive dog fighting ring being run out of his own property, where the remains of dogs were found in several graves, is difficult to believe at first blush; and making that more unlikely, it seems to me, is the interstate scope of the dog fighting ring.

Vick is accused, according to the 19-page indictment, of being involved in the killing of a number of underperforming dogs — including killing one by slamming it to the ground.

According to a police informant, Vick is considered one of the “heavyweights” in dog fighting circles — a “high roller” — and his involvement in dog fights continued, according to sources, well into last season.
Being a Virginian, and a UVA fan, and hearing all the time about Vick and his miscreant brother Marcus, none of this is a surprise. However, be wary of believing the things alleged by "sources" in the investigation -- those "sources" are generally criminal informants who are either working off charges or getting paid by the government to give testimony. Oftentimes, the things said by CI's are, well, bullshit.

So, like Jeff G., I will reserve final judgment on Mr. Vick for now. However, on this blog, as everywhere other than court, Mr. Vick doesn't get the benefit of the presumption of innocence -- so when the evidence is clearer, I'll make the call.

UPDATE: Here's the indictment.

UPDATED UPDATE: Heh. Top 9 Mike Vick excuses. I like this one: "I’m part Korean on my father’s side. So where you see a ‘dog fighting ring,’ I see a a buffet table filled with the freshest dishes this side of a Pukp’yongdong barbecue. RACISTS!"

Monday, July 16, 2007

Best. Movie. Ever.


I mean it.

Friday, July 13, 2007

We keep it real here at Tannerball



But we really really try not to let keepin' it real go wrong. Sometimes we can, sometimes we can't. CAUTION--language warning. NSFW, NSFK.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Pixies! Live in Germany!


This is my daughter's favorite song! She's totally the coolest 7 year old on the planet.