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How Bizarre!
by Thanos Kalamidas
2009-12-27 11:17:46
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Scoffing dinner on gun point

bizzare01_02A dozy robber was nicked while scoffing a chicken dinner at a restaurant he held up at gunpoint 20 minutes earlier. The 38-year-old is accused of stealing several hundred pounds after waving an airgun at terrified staff. But he then sniffed the tasty aromas at the Southern Fried Chicken branch and demanded: "Give me one of those Hunga Busta Meals too."

He sat down to eat the meal and was still tucking in when armed cops alerted by staff burst into the diner in Colchester, Essex. An Essex police source said: "We've come across some stupid criminals in our time but this beats all. Normal practice is to grab the cash and run. But this man was obviously controlled by his belly rather than his brain.

"After running in with a hoodie and scarf hiding his face, he took them both off to stuff his face with chicken." The staff he'd just waved a gun at was gobsmacked.  "He sat there eating for 20 minutes so they had tons of time to dial 999.”Staff thought it was a bizarre TV stunt. It just goes to show, you shouldn't carry out a heist on an empty stomach."

The man, a double glazing salesman who cannot be named, is charged with possessing a weapon in a public place, theft and using threatening behaviour in a public place.  He has been bailed to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on January 4. A CPS spokeswoman yesterday confirmed a man had been charged over the hold-up.

Don’t eat in the place you are planning to rob!!!


Jesus image appears on banana peel

bizzare02_400_01Setting down for an after lunch snack turned into a brush with all things holy when Lisa Swinton saw the face of Jesus on her banana peel. “I was like ‘Oh my God! It’s Jesus on a banana!”

“I got it out of the fruit bowl and was about to peel it and eat it when I saw his face,” she told the press. The impact of seeing Christ pressed into the banana did not stop the 39-year-old of Haberfield from still eating the fruit and depositing the holy peel. “I put some photos up on Facebook – one of my friends said it looked like a monkey.” Ms Swinton is not a stranger to holy visions appearing in day to day household objects.

“One of my friends said they saw the Holy Mother on their bathroom door and another saw an apparition of Mary on the mould of their shower floor,” she said. The fateful placing of her banana bunch underneath other fruit, Ms Swinton believes was the cause of the sacred imprint. “It definitely wasn’t that way when I bought it from Leichhardt Woollies,” she said.

Truck, not Santa, enters house

A pickup truck plowed into a vacant room being remodeled from a garage into a bedroom, awakening the homeowner in the early hours of Christmas Eve. "I thought Santa had come early," Limestone County resident Matt Allen told the Decatur Daily. "I thought Santa and the reindeer had lost altitude and hit the house."

According to troopers, the single-vehicle wreck injured the driver, Robert Carroll of Athens, but no one in the house. An ambulance transported the 18-year-old driver to Athens-Limestone Hospital, and a medical helicopter then took him to Huntsville Hospital, where he was in the surgical intensive care unit in serious condition on Wednesday afternoon.

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Emanuel Paparella2009-12-27 13:28:34
A modest proposal: now that we have a fresh more modern and cool apparition of the face of Jesus we can send it to the Vatican for authentication to be then sent to Turin to substitute it for the Shroud of Turin. It makes perfect sense, in a pagan society obsessed with power, sex, soccer games, magic, and food which has trivialized the sacred to “ghost detection and busting,” any idol will serve for relief of boredom and for worship, even a banana peel. In this very magazine not so long ago we had an obsessed contributor with extreme bias against God and the Church who subscribed to the Church or the FSM (flying spaghetti monster) who visited him and spoke to him from time to time. No surprises there. That too made perfect sense.

Emanuel Paparella2009-12-27 13:38:34
P.S. And here is an addition to the bizarre world in which we live and have our being: in the Faroe islands of Denmark, one of the most modern and “progressive” country of Europe recent hosts to the Environment Conference, every year thousands of dolphins are brutally butchered alive because it is a tradition and it demonstrates the toughness of its inhabitants.

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