Pete Cummings

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 »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – HEISTING A FLAMINGO = ZERO STREET CRED

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) – A video has surfaced showing 19-year-old Devin Nottis rapping about allegedly stealing a flamingo.The video was posted on a social media app called Snap Chat. Nottis was arrested Oct. 8 in connection to the theft of a Chilean Flamingo from the Hattiesburg Zoo. According to a press release issued by the Hattiesburg Police Department the suspects ... Read More »

WITH HALLOWEEN TWO WEEKS AWAY WE’VE ALREADY REACHED ‘PEAK PUMPKIN’

Annual Heavyweight Pumpkin Contest Held In Half Moon Bay

HALF MOON BAY (CBS SF) — A Napa man breaks the North American record for heaviest pumpkin with his prize-winning gourd coming in at 2,058 pounds Monday morning during Half Moon Bay’s annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. John Hawkley won $13,358 — $6 per pound for his pumpkin plus $1,000 for a state record. His pumpkin was shy of ... Read More »