Thursday, July 21, 2011

Chupacabras suck

Here's one from (and for) my South Texas friends - A sharpshooting teen spotted and dropped a critter he thinks is the infamous goat-sucker (Chupacabra to you cryptozoologists). I'll wait for NCIS's Abby Shuto to solve this case.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

We're losing the bacon war

China is tapping their strategic pork reserve to prevent prices from going hog-wild. Forget Big Oil, we must stockpile bacon.

Read more about this national threat as reported by The Wall Street Journal -

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Well, we've confirmed the desert heat has hit at least a couple of folks in Southern New Mexico. Failed ninjas and nekkid burglars - what reporter could ask for more?

Last week, we were treated to the exploits of a ninja dork in South County. I know some folks are skinny. But, trying to hide behind a 2-inch sapling speaks poorly of your ninja skills.

Or, you could burgle an apartment at 9 a.m. -- in the nude. At least the victim (who got an eyeful -- and a great dinner story to tell later) offered a set of boxer shorts to the perp before trying to get him out of the house.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

shampoo siblings

The next time you want to fling shampoo at your brother, consider the fate of Jonathan Pippert, who is facing up to two years in jail due to prior convictions and Jared Pippert, who is facing up to 90 days.

And, if you are 27 and 32 years old, you should probably have moved out of Mom's house by now.

Read more from

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

This food isn't fair

I love fair-food. Deep fried, on a stick, eaten off a greasy paper plate that just can't hold it's Crisco.

Now, I've been bested. This is one gut-bomb I wouldn't risk under the best of circumstances, much less before jumping on a rollercoaster.

Please note, this is not for the weak of stomach or faint of heart.

It's a maggot sammich.

The Sacramento Bee reports that's the latest midway munchy at this year's California State Fair.

I'll stick to roasted corn and a brat, thanks.

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Monday, July 11, 2011


Dear John Travolta and Tom Cruise,
You are hereby ordered to "unfriend" Placido Domingo Jr. because he's no longer part of the chosen ones.
That is all.
L. Ron Hubbard

Friday, July 8, 2011

Please ignore the bunny

We get our fair share of odd crimes in Las Cruces.

I'd usually bring you your "Stranger Than Fiction" update with stories from the world at large, or at least out-of-state.

Much like this tale of an Indiana man who, at the direction of a bunny rabbit and other nefarious characters, sprayed lighter fluid in a store after the pharmacy wouldn't fill his 'script without him paying for it.

Go figure.

Read this gem at and enjoy.

Wait! There's more!

I mentioned we've got our special brand of odd in Las Cruces. Check out the latest in our infamous nipple-ripping case.

Yes, you read that right. Sorry about that.

A family feud went awry (yes, alcohol was involved) in December, 2010, when a mother-in-law and her son's wife engaged in a tussle which ended with a nipple falling to the floor.


The cringe-inducing story came to an end this week with a probationary sentence for mother-in-law.

"It's still family" said the judge.

Titilating story can be seen at

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Puppy poop power

OK, I'm all for alternative energy sources. I'm also opposed to stepping on piles of dog poo when I go for my morning walks around the 'hood. This could be a solution that I could support on two levels. The Arizona Republic, via the Associated Press, says the doggy-doo could be magically mulched and the methane gas used as a power source.
So far, they only plan to power one street light.
Hey, it beats scraping off my shoes every morning.