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    amusing news

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Onoria Westhrop, May 26, 2007.

    I recently read a report about a Japanese women who took her new, expensive pet poodle to the vet because the dog wouldn't bark properly. The vet examined the dog and said that the reason the poodle didn't bark was that it was in fact a strategically shaved lamb.
    A police investigation was launched that uncovered the surprising truth that large numbers of wealthy Japanese women had been duped into buying well-shawn sheep under the illusion that they were pedigree poodles.
    I nearly broke a rib laughing when I saw the photograph.
    I was wondering if anyone else had any amusing news?
     
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    Where's the photo?
     
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    hhahahahahahaha that is so damn hilarious, my poor sides lol I can't believe that they could do something like that and people believe them lol

    Oh that is the funniest thing I have heard in days lolthanks for the awesome laugh onoria lol
     
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    Ah - here's another one of my favorite pieces of hilarious news - the protestors who caried pictures of the famous Jihadist, BERT!
    Apparently, photoshop images from a comedy website out to prove that Bert from Sesame street is evil, were accidentally incorporate into posters used by Muslim protestors who holding a rally in favor of Osama Bin Laden.
    http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/blosamabert.htm
     
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    Ha! Brilliant. Though I'm sure the poodle/lamb one was on Have I Got News For You...
     
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    The poodle/lamb really happened. It made the news about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Some guy in a Scandinavian country had done it.
     
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    One last one from the New Scientist Magazine online site...
     
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    IS this stuff real or just urban legends?
     
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    I think the poodle one is a myth. However the Bert one is a 100% genuine, and easy to look up. As for aibophobia, the word exists, but I don't think there are many sufferers!
     
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    Nope the poodle is real. At least I haven't seen any major newspapers retract the story.
     
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    It's a difficult one to fathom, certainly.
     
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    I did a search and it came up on snoops as a myth. Also, chatting with people back in Japan, it does seem odd that no-one there has heard the story. Everyone I told it too back in Nagoya said they'd not heard about it. I did see it on English TV though.
     
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    I stand corrected.
    Darn I really liked that story.
     
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    Actually, I meant that aibophobia is difficult to fathom.
    Sorry, I should have been more specific.
     
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    I wanna see a picture of the sheep-dog! Has anyone got a link?
     
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    A supposedly lost pair of pants and misleading signs, has forced a Washington Administrative Judge to sue a dry cleaning company for 54 million dollars.
    Here's the live blog of the trial that is occurring today. Offbeat You'll have to scroll down to the beginning.
    Please try not to laugh at the old lady afraid of the Korean Hitler Nazi's.
    (Unfortunately I did not make this up.)

    Judge drops pants from suit against dry cleaners - Examiner.com
     
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    On last night's local news - a young man well known to the Lawrence, Massachusetts police, minutes after getting released on bail, struck ip a conversation with a woman in the lobby of the Lawrence police department. The Spanish-speaking woman was havong difficulty attempting to bail a relative out of jail. The young man, who also spoke Spanish, attempted to assist her, and suggested they step outside to talk. Once outside, he identified himself as an undercover police officer, and showed her a business card. He offered to take the bail money in and secure the bail, so she gave him the $1500 cash, and he disappeared with the money. He was arrested the next day in a nearby barber shop.
     

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