"The kidnapping of a Washington Heights couple on Friday — which set off a three-day police manhunt for the alleged abductors — turned out to be nothing but a surprise party prank. The apparent abduction began Friday around 8:30 p.m. when a man and a woman were forced into a van near W. 176th St. and Haven Ave. by two hooded men who had chased them down, witnesses told cops."
Hahaha, made you puke: "If you want to play an incredibly mean prank on someone, then the Sonic Nausea Device is the product for you. The intense machine produces such a high frequency sound that direct listeners will become instantaneously nauseous…. The high frequency sounds produced by the Sonic Nausea Device are very difficult to place, so the location of the device is not easily discovered making it the ultimate prank."
Sorry for writing you and asking for your autograph under false pretenses.
This was a long time ago. 1981 or 82, I think. My friend Chris Pack and I were ten or eleven years old, and deeply, totally obsessed with baseball. We collected cards, memorized statistics, perfected pantomime of our favorite players' pitching deliveries and batting stances—Dan Quisenberry's submarine sidearm, Cecil Cooper's low-slung crouch, Graig Nettles' rod-straight right leg. In the summer, we'd watch the Yankees on Channel 11 every night (the Mets on Channel 9 if the Yankees had an off day) and play our own games of Wiffle ball in my backyard—all day, everyday. The fence [...]
Britain: If the cats don't get you, the mice will: [A] gang of rampaging mice appear to be striking fear into the hearts of London commuters, after being reported to be nibbling their toes. Passengers at Farringdon station were left puzzled after an official-looking sign warned the mice had been “attacking” customers. The handwritten notice advised: “Please place the bottom of your trousers into your socks to avoid being a victim of the Farringdon mice”.
Oh, August, you cannot end soon enough. [Pic via]
Score another one for the fun-loving boys of College Humor; now the Washington Post covers their stealth/fun campaign to make the infamous "Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt" the best-selling thing on Amazon. Their next project, we hear: a grassroots, Internet-based movement reforming parental abortion notification laws in Midwestern states. Oh no, wait, sorry, this just in-actually they're going to hit the beach and pound some brews. Rock!