Archive for the ‘odd news’ category

New services promise online life after death.

May 18, 2009

Jeremy Toeman, founder of the site Legacy Locker, recognized that when he was on a plane and wondered what would happen to his online life if it crashed. While his will leaves everything to his wife, including all of his digital assets, Toeman realized how difficult it would be for her to access his accounts.

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Is Susan Boyle An Overnight Sensation?

April 18, 2009


By now you have probably heard about 47-year old Susan Boyle who has taken the world by storm primarily because of the popularity of the YouTube video of her singing audition for Britan’s Got Talent.  CLICK HERE to see the video.

Last weekend, Susan was just another face in the crowd, but today she is an overnight sensation.  She has received an invitation to appear on Oprah.  She has been virtually guaranteed a singing contract, and it looks like fame and fortune await her.  The video has been called inspirational, amazing, jaw-dropping and a whole host of superlatives.  Is she really an overnight sensation?  It seems like it, but the truth is that she has worked on her natural skills to the point where she could perform when the opportunity presented itself and that is what makes it seem like she came out of nowhere.  She just had not been showcased in the right opportunity.  So what’s the lesson in all of this?  Keep your dreams alive and keep trying.  We may not all be YouTube sensations, but I do hope and pray that we all get to let our lights shine in a manner that will be uplifting and inspirational to others.


Remorseful robber returns loot

April 9, 2009

A 17-year-old who robbed a Dunkin’ Donuts in a Chicago suburb one night felt so bad about it that he returned all the cash the next night. The terrified clerk turned down his request for a hug. Later, police arrested him, and today he faces charges.

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Woman Handcuffed Self to Husband, Bit Him

March 24, 2009

This just goes to show that sometimes women can be the aggressors in the relationship.  I just read a New York Times story that says, Helen Sun, who is 37 years old, (she ought to know better), handcuffed herself to her husband while he was sleeping because she wanted to have a conversation with him without him getting up and leaving.  Wow!  I know marriage takes work, but handcuffing yourself to your spouse is a bit much.  Then she bit him when he called the police for help.  I assume they already tried counseling.

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Do you think this marriage can be saved?  Please leave your comments.


1 family gets 445 credit card offers in a year — chicagotri

January 28, 2009

A Highland Park, IL man saved all of his credit offers for a full year and collected 445 offers weighing 23 pounds.

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Metra train halted; passengers searched

January 14, 2009


“Metra BNSF Line trains were stopped in the west suburbs this morning as police armed with semi-automatic weapons evacuated and searched train passengers in Lisle, officials said.” My old train line. SO glad I wasn’t on it today.

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Woman buried in snow for 3 days found alive

December 24, 2008

donna-molnarNo one expected to find Donna Molnar alive.

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