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News in Brief: Toyota Recalls 1993 Camry Due To Fact That Owners Really Should Have Bought Something New By Now TOKYOSaying it was simply time for drivers to move on, Toyota Motor Corp. issued a recall of its entire 1993 Camry model line Wednesday due to the fact that its owners really should have bought something new by now. We understand that the 1993 Camry was t
The Onion | May 20, 2015 9:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Infographic: Pros And Cons Of Raising The Minimum Wage As cities around the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Seattle, pass or propose legislation to substantially increase the minimum wage for workers, debate has raged over the potential economic, social, and fiscal impact. Here are some
The Onion | May 20, 2015 7:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Stuffed tiger strapped to SUV prompts 911 call in Washington state SEATTLE (Reuters) - Police in Washington state said on Wednesday they had responded to an emergency call about a Bengal tiger lounging on top of a car, but it turned out the cat was actually a big stuffed animal.
Reuters | May 20, 2015 7:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Russian court seizes woman's dog as collateral: Report In Russia, they can come for your dogs. | May 20, 2015 7:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News: U.S. Dispatches Condolence Drones To Middle East Following Civilian Casualties WASHINGTONIn an effort to limit the fallout from any unintended collateral damage, the Pentagon has dispatched a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles to the Middle East specially designed to express condolences for the civilian casualties of U.S. drone airst
The Onion | May 20, 2015 7:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
American Voices: Los Angeles Approves $15 Minimum Wage The Los Angeles City Council has voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020, making it the biggest city in the nation to do so in an effort to improve the lives of the poorest Americans. What do you think?
The Onion | May 20, 2015 7:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News in Brief: Vilsack Stays Up All Night With Sick Corn Plant WASHINGTONGently applying a cool cloth to the plants kernels as he cradled its frail stalk in his arms, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stayed up all night caring for a sick corn plant, sources close to the former Iowa governor confirmed Tuesday. There,
The Onion | May 20, 2015 6:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News in Brief: Executive On Hot Streak With 2 Straight Logical Decisions CHICAGOSaying the impressive display of business sense came entirely out of nowhere, employees of public relations agency Davidson Communications confirmed Wednesday that CEO Donald Marshall was on an absolute hot streak after making two straight logical
The Onion | May 20, 2015 4:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Ukraine to charge alleged Russian soldiers with terrorism Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, May 20 (UPI) -- Two alleged Russian soldiers, captured in Ukraine last week will be tried for terrorism, a Ukrainian Security Service adviser said Wednesday.
United Press International | May 20, 2015 4:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News in Brief: Woman Already Off To Bad Start As Mother After Requesting Epidural COLUMBIA, MDIn a purely self-interested move that is certain to set the tone for the next 18 years, sources confirmed Wednesday that local woman Rebecca McBride is already off to a bad start as a mother after requesting an epidural during the delivery of
The Onion | May 20, 2015 3:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend