Author Archives: Pete Cummings

ECLIPSE PICTURES FROM A FEW YEARS AGO

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A few years ago when there was a similar eclipse to the one we’re experiencing today, I climbed the hill behind my house & took a cool set of binoculars that could take pictures & snapped a few.  Big mistake.  Camera hasn’t worked since.  So don’t let my stupidity sully the glory of the fact that at least I have ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – YOU CAN’T BE A BANK ROBBER AND A SMOKER

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PITTSBURGH – A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. The worker told police that a man matching 38-year-old Paul Carman’s description appeared nervous moments after the October 2013 robbery in Ambridge, when Carman threw his shirt in ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – UNC’s “SHADOW CURRICULUM” FOR ATHLETES

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Julius Nyang’oro – fraudster CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A blistering report into an academic fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina released Wednesday found that for nearly two decades two employees in the African and Afro-American Studies department ran a “shadow curriculum” of hundreds of fake classes that never met but for which students, many of them Tar Heels ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – LET IT GO, MAN, CUZ IT’S GONE

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — A drug dealer who left a large bag of marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms on a bus Saturday was arrested trying to claim the drugs from Intercity Transit’s lost and found, according to the Olympia Police Department. Intercity Transit found the suspicious bag on a night bus running from downtown Olympia to Evergreen State College and opened it ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – SANTA STYLE

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A woman accused of illegally entering the Thousand Oaks home of a man she went on multiple dates with was arrested Sunday after firefighters used jackhammers to partially dismantle a brick chimney she had become trapped inside. Deputies responded to a home in the 1900 block of Woodside Drive (map) at 5:45 a.m. after a caller reported that the woman ... Read More »

BILLY JOEL – IN A COMFORTABLE SPOT THESE DAYS

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Billy Joel has revealed that he has not made a hit album in 21 years because he hates modern celebrity culture. The ‘Piano Man’ singer said that he does not want to ‘rip myself open and let everyone see everything’ so is staying out of the studio. He described how he despises what he called the ‘horror of celebrity’ and ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – RUN FOR YOUR LIFE

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CHICAGO (WLS) — A man wanted by police tried to fit into the sea of runners during the Chicago Marathon race. Bryan Duffy ran from Chicago police officers when they approached him on State Street on Sunday, officials said. He jumped into a group of marathon runners, they said, and tried to blend in. Chicago police officers eventually tackled Duffy, ... Read More »

RAY VILLAFANE – HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN-CARVING SUPERSTAR

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  I just wanted you guys to be aware of the other-wordly ability Ray Villafane has when it comes to carving world-class pumpkins.  His name is all over the internet this time of year but if you haven’t delved deeply into his portfolio, it could be the greatest time-waster ever for the month of October.  Enjoy.  Link to his website ... Read More »

EDDIE VEDDER – COOL ROCK STAR, MAN OF HIS WORD

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Eddie Vedder doesn’t break promises. According to Diffuser, the Pearl Jam frontman and man of his word honored a request made 22 years ago by an eager fan named Joe Wolfe. Wolfe encountered Vedder at a movie theater in Cincinnati in 1992, but, without a camera, the moment was lost in time like tears in the rain. According to Wolfe, ... Read More »