Two words: Chad Three.
This week's theme:
In an odd news story, William Shatner is apparently afraid to boldly go where... well, you know.
Also, In Star Trek XI, which will apparently come out next year, the part of the young Captain Kirk will apparently be played by Matt Damon... I'll let that one sink in for a moment. While you're crying hysterically:
Here's Shatner's official website. It's worth reading for some comedic value. Every once in a while, I come across someone who does something outrageous in pursuit of a few dollars. For some reason it always seems to be William Shatner. In fact, my wife and I have a game we play once in a while called, "What Will William Shatner Do For Five Dollars." Please don't ask anything more than that.
Like the time that he sold his kidney stone for $25,000. (He did donate the money to Habitat for Humanity, to his credit.) Or the time he raffled off a night with himself. Or the odd William Shatner DVD Club. It seems to happen enough, that I think that when someone does such a shameless self-promotional plug that we hear about at FIF, I shall award a William Shatner Award. Congrats Bill, you are now in the same league as Kevin Federline.
On to the news:
This week's worst excuse for a speeding ticket
(But perhaps the most creative)
Because you never know when that CPR training will come in handy
And this week's worst excuse for an attempted murder
(Alcohol, guns, murder, chickens?)
Bright, shiny objects:
Yeah, that's what I'd call my store.
(But then again, a major sports team used to call itself the Kansas City Wiz)
Ashamed of your job?
(Perhaps not as much as this guy)
Today's odd anniversary:
September 6, 1966 - "Star Trek" premieres on NBC TV (thematic, aren't I?)
Today's fun fact:
The actual lyrics to Louie Louie.
It's apparently such a slow news day that MSNBC is reduced to running stories about the Pope's hat. This recounting of the story even had the line, "There was no special reason for the hat, other than keeping the sun out of his eyes." Thanks.