Archive for April, 2007

Former Miss America Stops Criminal at Gunpoint From Her Walker

For real!

Former Miss America stops thieves with gun

April 23: 1944’s Miss America Venus Ramsey balances on her walker to shoot out thieves’ tires at her Kentucky home. MSNBC-TV’s Amy Robach reports.


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Today I received a ransom note.

I have a water bottle that I carry with me everywhere.  It ensures that I do not die of dehydration during my strenuous work day sitting on my butt at my computer.  I carelessly left my water bottle, stranded, by a chair in a building far away from where I normally park my butt all day.  There, my water bottle was bottle-napped.

The ransom note demanded "$1.00 in unmarked non-sequential pennies, no dye packs."

It also included a picture of my water bottle:


The thing about it is that the bottle-nappers don’t seem to realize that I don’t give into ransom threats.

The last time someone threatened me for ransom their pet bunny was hung in effigy outside the Humane Society.

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