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#2701 Post by Batman » 06 Mar 2015, 00:59

The last line in the article is my favorite...
The Times -Picayune wrote:Kearns contended she was unaware of the movie's content. Her attorney said she never would have knowingly showed it.

But a student testified Kearns watched the 129-minute movie. The student said the movie was "disturbing" and said students in the class went "crazy" while watching it.

An assistant principal who saw the DVD movie playing in the classroom confiscated it.

Prosecutors said the movie's title should have tipped off Kearns that she should check it out before showing it to her students, who ranged in age from 14 to 18.

Jurors watched the movie, which rates 4.7 out of 10 stars on the IMDb website, before convicting Kearns. After the conviction, the jury foreman said it wasn't proved at trial that Kearns was aware of the movie's content the first time she showed it but she would have known by the second, third, fourth and fifth showings.
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#2702 Post by Steel Frog » 06 Mar 2015, 08:38

Batman wrote:
The last line in the article is my favorite...
The Times -Picayune wrote:Kearns contended she was unaware of the movie's content. Her attorney said she never would have knowingly showed it.

But a student testified Kearns watched the 129-minute movie. The student said the movie was "disturbing" and said students in the class went "crazy" while watching it.

An assistant principal who saw the DVD movie playing in the classroom confiscated it.

Prosecutors said the movie's title should have tipped off Kearns that she should check it out before showing it to her students, who ranged in age from 14 to 18.

Jurors watched the movie, which rates 4.7 out of 10 stars on the IMDb website, before convicting Kearns. After the conviction, the jury foreman said it wasn't proved at trial that Kearns was aware of the movie's content the first time she showed it but she would have known by the second, third, fourth and fifth showings.
:lol:

Maybe she has problems creating new memories; that's a pretty common problem these days ... in movies.

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#2703 Post by Middle » 10 Jul 2015, 09:13

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#2704 Post by Dawson » 10 Jul 2015, 10:50

You know the movie Idiocracy. It's happening. People be getting less cleverererer
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#2705 Post by Batman » 10 Jul 2015, 12:51

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You know the movie Idiocracy. It's happening. People be getting less cleverererer
Go away! Bating!
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#2706 Post by Bill » 19 Aug 2015, 14:34

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#2707 Post by spymeg » 19 Aug 2015, 15:03

So ya get to go in space but you have to eat poop? Yeah, that's a real incentive...way to go naxa

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#2708 Post by Bill » 03 Nov 2015, 18:50

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#2710 Post by sldawgs » 09 Nov 2015, 13:52

Are they going full Caitlyn Jenner on Commissioner Gordon?
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#2711 Post by TK421 » 09 Nov 2015, 14:26

sldawgs wrote:
Are they going full Caitlyn Jenner on Commissioner Gordon?
I don't know, but Commissioner Gordon apparently does have some pretty big boobs.
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#2712 Post by Odd Todd » 13 Nov 2015, 15:22

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#2713 Post by » 24 Nov 2015, 18:32

The :) means it's all ok.

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#2714 Post by sldawgs » 07 Dec 2015, 12:46

The Houston Chronicle wrote:
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I know it's a typo, but still...seriously? I don't think Ali is even in the ten boxes of all time. :D
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#2715 Post by Batman » 08 Dec 2015, 04:40

sldawgs wrote:
The Houston Chronicle wrote:
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I know it's a typo, but still...seriously? I don't think Ali is even in the ten boxes of all time. :D
That reminds me of the time an interviewer asked John Lennon, "Is Ringo the best drummer in the world?" to which Lennon replied, "Ringo isn't even the best drummer in The Beatles."
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#2718 Post by Bill » 09 Jan 2016, 14:45

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#2719 Post by Bill » 03 Feb 2016, 07:53

Donald 'Human Garbage' Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.

No, this is not an Onion headline. Seriously.
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#2720 Post by alan smithee » 27 Feb 2016, 15:53

Bill wrote:Donald 'Human Garbage' Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.

No, this is not an Onion headline. Seriously.
yeesh

(FWIW, sometimes a nomination is to make a point / start a conversation (or it's just b/c the nominator is an idiot)—see also Mussolini, Stalin (twice), and Hitler.)
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

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#2721 Post by Scruluce » 04 Mar 2016, 16:20

...unless something better's on TV

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#2722 Post by Scruluce » 08 Mar 2016, 10:20

...unless something better's on TV

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#2723 Post by sldawgs » 08 Mar 2016, 13:23

I don't live near this freeway, it's half way across town, but I heard about it first during the radio traffic reports on the way to work Monday morning.
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#2724 Post by Middle » 04 Dec 2018, 00:18

A passerby called 911 about a man dangling from a roof. It was a Clark Griswold dummy
Washington Post (I shit you not!) wrote:It was only minutes before sunrise when Alfred Norwood Jr. slammed on his brakes, stopping his truck in the middle of the road, and turned on his hazard lights.

The 65-year-old veteran from Austin said he was heading home after taking his wife to work one hazy morning early last week when he saw what appeared to be a man in a blue plaid shirt, jeans and Velcro sneakers, hanging from the rooftop by his fingertips. The figure was tangled up in a string of holiday lights and the ladder was just out of his reach.

Surveillance video from a Nest Cam showed Norwood run up to the home, screaming, “Oh mister, please hold on!” He grabbed the ladder, ripping it from the display, and repositioned for him.

“Alright, can you reach it? Can you reach it?!" he added.

When there was no response, Norwood shouted, “Help!”

“It looked like a guy in distress needing help, so I took a chance to try to help him,” Norwood said Monday in a phone interview with The Washington Post. But, he added, “It turned out to be a dummy.”

A dummy fashioned after a Christmas icon: Clark Griswold.

“All I was trying to do is help the guy,” Norwood explained.

[What happens when you leave an extremely realistic dummy face down in your yard]

The spectacle was paying homage to a storied scene from the 1989 cult classic, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” in which Clark Griswold, played by Chevy Chase, lost his balance stapling lights to the roof, slid down and grabbed onto the rain gutters — before ultimately crashing to the ground. Homeowner Chris Heerlein said he and his wife hoped to win a decorating contest for their creativity, not startle a Good Samaritan.

A dummy at an Austin home depicts Clark Griswold from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." (Chris Heerlein)

“I was in a panic. My heart was beating so fast,” Norwood said. “I had to struggle to try to get the ladder loose and by the time I got it untangled, I was thinking to myself that he hadn’t said anything. I was thinking he’d been electrocuted.”

Norwood said he tried to wave down some passersby but no one stopped to help, so he dialed 911.

“I thought I was going to save somebody that day,” he said, “and that was the only thing on my mind.”

He said as the sun came up, he started to realize his mistake — one he may never live down. “My wife said it was a dummy saving a dummy,” he said.

Heerlein, 35, said that when the mishap occurred, he was out of town and his wife was busy getting their three young children ready for the day, so neither of them were aware of what was going on; but later, they watched the video recording.

At first, Heerlein said that he felt “terrible” about the incident, but then, “I started laughing out loud.”

They have since put up a sign, reading: “Clark G. is part of our Christmas display. Please don’t call 911.”

All joking aside, Heerlein said, “It’s nice to see there’s good quality people out there.” He said that he and his wife felt so sorry that they invited Norwood into their home and gave him a gift card to show their appreciation for his actions.
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#2725 Post by alan smithee » 31 Aug 2019, 13:19

I'd like the title to have a comma before the last word
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever.

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