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#176 Post by SportsFan68 » Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:22 pm

The article I read gave the facts a bit differently. Maybe the truth is somewhere in between. It said the monkeys were stealing puppies and taking them to high places, trees or roofs, and the puppies would fall off or die of thirst. It said there were two monkeys, which were captured and taken to a rural area away from human habitation. It didn't say anything about targeting children.
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#177 Post by Vandal » Wed Jan 05, 2022 11:41 am

From the Nutmeg State:

Woman Who Earned $200,000 Selling Fart Jars Hospitalized By Her Work

Stephanie Matto has an unusual CV. After becoming a reality TV star by appearing on 90 Day Fiancé, Matto took up a new lucrative profession: selling jars of her own farts over the Internet.

Matto, from Connecticut, received a request for her jarred gas on the adult site Unfiltrd back in November. She charged a cool $1,000 per jar, before offering discounts around the holiday season (who knew so many would buy farts as gifts?), managing to make $200,000. At one point, she was pumping out 97 jars over two days to cope with demand.

Unfortunately, the fairytale career recently came to an abrupt end after her new lifestyle landed her in the hospital, feeling like she was having a heart attack.

Business (which, to reiterate, is farting into a jar and then sending it to people) was good. However, as the orders came in, she realized she was going to have to promote the passing of wind in order to keep filling them.

"I like to get things rolling with some beans, a protein muffin, sometimes even a yogurt (less sugar is better), some hard-boiled eggs," she said in an Instagram video, "While waiting for those farts to develop I like to read. I'm very smart, I love to read."

Later, she told Jam Press, she added in protein shakes to make the farts smell worse.

That mix, while certainly helping her bank account, had a less than pleasant effect on her bowels, and within two months of starting the project she was forced to give it up for health concerns.


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#178 Post by Beebs52 » Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:09 pm

Jeff and I could be bazillionaires.
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#179 Post by BackInTex » Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:19 pm

Everyday I'm surprised by how some folks are much different than me. While someone selling their own farts is odd enough, those spending money to buy them, as $1,000 no less, are ones that puzzle, and truthfully concern me. Anyone who'd spend $1,000 buying a celebrity fart, with no way to certify it's authenticity, is a fool and not be trusted.
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#180 Post by Beebs52 » Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:00 pm

BackInTex wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:19 pm
Everyday I'm surprised by how some folks are much different than me. While someone selling their own farts is odd enough, those spending money to buy them, as $1,000 no less, are ones that puzzle, and truthfully concern me. Anyone who'd spend $1,000 buying a celebrity fart, with no way to certify it's authenticity, is a fool and not be trusted.
We need more flatulent regulations.
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#181 Post by jaybee » Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:38 pm

BackInTex wrote:
Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:19 pm
Everyday I'm surprised by how some folks are much different than me. While someone selling their own farts is odd enough, those spending money to buy them, as $1,000 no less, are ones that puzzle, and truthfully concern me. Anyone who'd spend $1,000 buying a celebrity fart, with no way to certify it's authenticity, is a fool and not be trusted.
Putting this in bold because it should be said over and over. To add to this: I'd say that anyone who spends any amount of money to buy anyone's (celeb or otherwise) fart is a fool.

That said - I've been on hundreds of TV shows. I think we're having broccoli for dinner tonight. Looks like my retirement fund may be looking good by the end of the week.
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#182 Post by Vandal » Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:14 am


Gotta catch 'em all:

Two Los Angeles police officers were fired for ignoring a robbery in progress and instead trying to catch a Snorlax in Pokémon Go


According to the officers’ appeal, former LAPD officers Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell were fired for “willfully abdicating their duty to assist a commanding officer’s response to a robbery in progress and playing a Pokémon mobile game while on duty.”
The incident happened in April, 2017, at a Macy’s at Los Angeles’ Crenshaw Mall. According to court records, a patrol supervisor called Mitchell and Lozano to respond to an apparent robbery in progress at the Macy’s; several police officers left the scene of a homicide to respond to the call. Mitchell and Lozano, meanwhile, were in the area but didn’t respond to the call and instead backed down an alley and drove away.

A later investigation of video and audio evidence showed that Mitchell and Lozano discussed responding to the robbery but decided not to. Moments later, Mitchell and Lozano were recorded saying that a “Snorlax … just popped up .. at 46th and Leimert,” and the two strategized how to best catch the rare, gigantic Pokémon.
“For approximately the next 20 minutes, [the in-car monitoring system] captured [Mitchell and Lozano] discussing Pokémon as they drove to different locations where the virtual creatures apparently appeared on their mobile phones,” the court documents say. “On their way to the Snorlax location, Officer Mitchell alerted Officer Lozano that ‘a Togetic just popped up,’” referring to another Pokémon.

Though Mitchell and Lozano did not catch the alleged robbers at Macy’s, they did catch the Snorlax and Togetic after harrowing encounters with both. (A footnote in the court document notes that, “according to evidence admitted at the board of rights hearing, ‘Snorlax’ is a Pokémon creature known as ‘the Sleeping Pokémon.’” Anyone who has played Pokémon will know that Snorlaxes often block entire roads and can be woken with a Pokeflute, but is very difficult to catch because of his size and strength.)

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#183 Post by tlynn78 » Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:03 am

Vandal wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:14 am

Gotta catch 'em all:

Two Los Angeles police officers were fired for ignoring a robbery in progress and instead trying to catch a Snorlax in Pokémon Go


According to the officers’ appeal, former LAPD officers Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell were fired for “willfully abdicating their duty to assist a commanding officer’s response to a robbery in progress and playing a Pokémon mobile game while on duty.”
The incident happened in April, 2017, at a Macy’s at Los Angeles’ Crenshaw Mall. According to court records, a patrol supervisor called Mitchell and Lozano to respond to an apparent robbery in progress at the Macy’s; several police officers left the scene of a homicide to respond to the call. Mitchell and Lozano, meanwhile, were in the area but didn’t respond to the call and instead backed down an alley and drove away.

A later investigation of video and audio evidence showed that Mitchell and Lozano discussed responding to the robbery but decided not to. Moments later, Mitchell and Lozano were recorded saying that a “Snorlax … just popped up .. at 46th and Leimert,” and the two strategized how to best catch the rare, gigantic Pokémon.
“For approximately the next 20 minutes, [the in-car monitoring system] captured [Mitchell and Lozano] discussing Pokémon as they drove to different locations where the virtual creatures apparently appeared on their mobile phones,” the court documents say. “On their way to the Snorlax location, Officer Mitchell alerted Officer Lozano that ‘a Togetic just popped up,’” referring to another Pokémon.

Though Mitchell and Lozano did not catch the alleged robbers at Macy’s, they did catch the Snorlax and Togetic after harrowing encounters with both. (A footnote in the court document notes that, “according to evidence admitted at the board of rights hearing, ‘Snorlax’ is a Pokémon creature known as ‘the Sleeping Pokémon.’” Anyone who has played Pokémon will know that Snorlaxes often block entire roads and can be woken with a Pokeflute, but is very difficult to catch because of his size and strength.)

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They'd have probably been more strongly reprimanded if they'd apprehended the actual robbers.
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