Pete Cummings

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – NICE BEDSIDE MANNER, FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE…..

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A DOCTOR accused of tying up and sitting on a child in a consultation has admitted his actions were a “momentary” lapse of judgment. The trial against Dr Neville Davis resumed this morning in the Southport Magistrates Court. Davis has denied he sat on the child but said he squatted on him as a technique to control his behavior. The ... Read More »

LOCAL & LUCKY (AND SMART) BASTARD

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It had taken a licking and was ripe for the picking. But only if you knew the real value of a 1959 Jaeger-LeCoultre diving watch. And Zach Norris of Phoenix knows his watches. He saw the rare timepiece, sans wrist band, at his local Goodwill store. The price tag said $5.99. “I didn’t even want to give it to her ... Read More »

OK, I’M IN!!! SIGN ME UP! ANYONE ELSE WANNA GO??

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It is not perhaps the first thing you would think to do when encountering an incredibly active volcano. But the bizarre sport of ‘volcano boarding’ has certainly taken off in Nicaragua, where travellers join $31 (£20) tours so they can enjoy sliding down enormous ashy slopes. The thrillseekers career down the 2,382ft peak reaching speeds of 60 miles per hour, ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – BUMPER CARS FOR A 94-YEAR OLD IN A PARKING LOT

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A 94-year-old Piggly Wiggly customer managed to turn the store’s parking lot into his own personal bumper cars attraction, after he said he confused the gas pedal for the brake and panicked, hitting about 10 cars in the process. The elderly Wisconsin man’s driving endeavors were caught on surveillance tape from the grocery store, reports WTMJ 4 News, but police ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – BATHING WITH CHARGING PHONES

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While taking a bath, a young Russian woman was looking at a social media site on her iPhone and accidentally dropped it into the bathtub, electrocuting herself. It was discovered that the iPhone was plugged into its charger at the time. Evgenia Sviridenko, 24, of Moscow, Russia was in the bathtub looking at her social media page on VKontakte (the ... Read More »

EDDIE VAN HALEN @ THE SMITHSONIAN

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Things were louder than normal Thursday night at the Smithsonian’s usually staid National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. Not only was there a rowdier crowd on hand, but there was also an amplifier and three guitars — and they weren’t museum pieces. Yet. Living guitar deity Eddie Van Halen was being honored as part of the museum’s “What ... Read More »

DON McLEAN’S “AMERICAN PIE” MANUSCRIPT GOING UNDER THE HAMMER IN APRIL

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Songwriter Don McLean’s original manuscript of “American Pie,” one of the most iconic songs of its time, could fetch up to $1.5 million when it is sold on April 7, auctioneers Christie’s said on Thursday. The 16 pages of hand-written and typed drafts include notes and deletions for the recording that became a hit after it was released in 1971. ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – ACTOR EMILE HIRSCH DEMONSTRATES METHOD-ACTING

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After being accused of putting a female movie executive in a headlock on January 25 during a party at the Sundance Film Festival, Emile Hirsch has been charged. The Girl Next Door star has been slapped with third degree felony aggravated assault, according to TMZ, which is punishable by up to five years in prison. The 29-year-old star is due ... Read More »

KANYE’S STILL GETTIN’ HEAT – CHECK THIS STERLING EXAMPLE

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Last night Kanye West took over the NYC streets with a free(zing cold) outdoor concert in front of the Flatiron Building. We’ll have more on that later, but the most eventful thing that happened was probably this: A company called PNYC, located around the corner from the stage, welcomed the rapper by putting up large letters in their windows that ... Read More »