Another Red-Light Nightmare
Q: What do you consider your best TV-covering, 'til now? Would you like to win a prize for journalism? Borat Sagdiyev: I am hope to win oscar for 'Best Anti Jew Warrior'. I will put next to the medal I receive at 2002 Central Asian Olympics for hitting a gypsy with a potato from 50 metres. It was difficult - he was unchained.
Q: During your cultural learning of America, what has surprised you the most? Is there anything you would like to bring back to your home country? Borat Sagdiyev: I was very surprise to see that women in US and A can drive cars. This dangerous! We say in Kazakhstan that to let a woman drive a car is like to let a monkey fly a plane. We have not allow monkey to do this since the 2003 Astana air crash.
Bake him away, toys.
So apparently we were a little to critical of that Swedish fire brigade a couple posts ago (by the way, that giant Christmas goat has not been burned down yet and the townspeople are starting to get a little cocky - we don't like it one bit) but now we realize that we may have been a little harsh on them, considering the monumental jag that the Plainfield FD pulled off the other day.
The firemen were too busy lifting weights, watching swimsuit videos, and eating candy necklaces that it took a passerby pounding on the firehouse doors to get them to notice the warehouse next door was burning.
It was right next door! It wasn't across town, or on the other side of the tracks!!! Right next door.
So then, to add insult to injury, since all the firemen are battling the blaze next door, there's nobody left to keep the fire station from burning down. So they had to call in firemen from neighboring towns. Thankfully, nobody got hurt. But let's hope these guys are a little quicker next time.
Turkish airport staff have been in hot water recently after sacrificing a camel at Turkey's busiest airport. Apparently, the maintenance crew had serviced a bunch of planes ahead of schedule, so they decided to bring in a camel and sacrifice it on the tarmac.
After being sacrificed by the maintenance guys, the camel was chopped up and the meat was divided amongst the men. This comes just weeks after Turkish Airlines was admitted into Lufthansa's "Star Alliance" of airline carriers, which makes you wonder which one of those executives is gonna get fired for this cute little display.
HPO could not confirm whether or not Zinedine Zidane was present at the camel ceremony.
Please, please.... Please.
And, finally, our last story of the day involves a brave woman named Kirsten Norman. As reported by our friends over at TSG, Kirsten got some vanity plates made as a tribute to her friend who had died of cancer. However, the incredibly bright and gifted people down at the Virginia DMV decided that her plates were "profane, obscene, or vulgar in nature", and kindly informed Kirsten that they weren't her plates anymore.
Well, Kristen refused to tolerate any of the Commonwealth of Virginia's shit, and decided to write them back a pretty damn fine fuck-you letter. Please read it. It is a very moving piece of literature.
Fight the man, Kirsten. Don't let those pirates rob you. And now, to sum up the post, here is a video of a dog skateboarding: