SALEM COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) – Dozens of drivers got into a sticky situation early Tuesday morning when a tanker spilled liquid asphalt onto a stretch of a major highway in South Jersey.
It happened on I-295 Southbound, between RT-130 South/Commodore Barry Bridge and RT-48. –Philadelphia CBS affiliate
According to New Jersey police spokesmen, the other motorists approached the approached the tank’s driver and said, politely, “Good mornin’.”
But, according to Officer Bro. Rabbit, “The driver, he don’t say nuthin.”
After several more unsuccessful attempts to greet him, the motorists “became frustrated and began hitting the tank driver. That’s how they became stuck.”
The asphalt transportation company, Tar Bay B., had no comment.
Here’s the story, incredible though it seems.
It’s the Daily Mail reporting on a Saudi beauty contest for camels.
And here’s the actual headline and subheaders for the story:
Twelve camels are disqualified from Saudi Arabian beauty contest for using Botox
- Annual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival is taking place near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- 28-day festival is famous for its camel beauty contest with prizes worth millions
- 12 entrants in this year’s contest have been disqualified for using Botox
- There are also awards for camel obedience and the best photographs of camels
This headline provides a rare example of Chicago being a safer city.
NO current or past resident of Chicago would lift a finger if a monkey stole a Chicago Bears hat.
Rather, they would think, “Stupid monkey knows nothing about professional sports.”
NO current or past resident of Chicago would think of wearing a Bears’ hat, much less taking one to the South Pacific.
In fact–true story–I have gone through Midway Airport 3 times in the past 10 days, watched thousands of people moving through, and seen a grand total of one item of Bears paraphernalia being worn.
Actual headline: Nevada marijuana supply running low, state of emergency declared, governor says (Fox News).
And the governor is a Republican!
What’s the problem?
First, unexpectedly strong demand.
Second, strange rules.
A court ruling has made it impossible for the 47 dispensaries to restock without alcohol wholesalers.
The wholesalers currently have an exclusive right to distribution licenses, and will for the first 18 months recreational marijuana is legal in the state. Nevada is the only state with legal, recreational marijuana to have this agreement. –NBC News, story here
That’s the actual headline in SF Gate. They report
A pair of women attacked a 64-year-old man with pepper spray Thursday night near the Powell Street BART Station in San Francisco and stole a bag — which contained the victim’s laxatives, police said.
Comment: “Captain, one of them is running. I think we can trail them.”
Some stories are beyond strange.
Comment: “The lobster is fine,” said the TSA agent. “But you know the rules. So we’ll have to confiscate the 6 oz. of butter sauce.”
The story is here (Fox News).
But it’s the headline that got me.
“It pointed down each winter and rose on the vernal equinox. It was majestic” a Norwegian official said. “Then, all summer, it called the doctor every four hours.”
KOB News Director Michelle Donaldson says the unfortunate event
violates the rule of never being the lead story of your own newscast. –AP via Fox News
Comment: It violates some other rules, too.