Ytzy Bytzy ThingzBy Thierry S. Lytle (Jun 7th, 2012)
Some weeks are one crisis after another, this week is a whole progression of little things. Somehow the week has passed and I don’t know if I have accomplished a darned thing.
Do you have those?
A classic case of sweating the little things: Two teen girls are recovering from stab wounds after getting into a fight over shoes at an Australian mall. Queensland police said the girls were both shopping in the same store at a mall in Robina — located in Queensland, 80 km south of Brisbane — Thursday around 7:45 p.m. when they got in a fight. Witnesses told the Courier-Mail newspaper the 17-year-old girl pulled a knife after she and the 16-year-old girl started fighting over a pair of shoes. Both girls were stabbed in the struggle. Neither police nor the newspaper reported what kind of shoes the girls were fighting over. Police said the girls were taken to hospital. The injuries aren’t considered life- threatening. Obviously the girls both believe in the ‘Just Do It’ maxim.
Hey Lady: A Colorado mother has been cited for seatbelt violations after allegedly taking her toddler out of a car seat to strap in a gas can. The Colorado Department of Transportation posted a “heartbreaking” photo to its Facebook page of the child sitting in the backseat of a vehicle beside the jerry can. The department said it posted the photo to remind people “life is precious, so please be responsible and make sure children are properly restrained in the appropriate child safety seat.” There just isn’t a snappy comeback for this one other than ‘Get a Brain Lady!’
Something ‘Borrowed’, something Blue: Police in Strathroy are looking for two suspects who dressed in stretchy blue morph suits – as worn by the Blue Man Group – to snatch merchandise from the Burns Street Variety. Police said the young males, one wearing light blue, the other in darker blue or black, staged their theatrical robbery at 4 p.m. Friday before running off. Police dogs tried to track down the robbers, to no avail. Wanted: two male robery suspects, 5’9″ to 6′ tall, medium build, complexion blue…
A Back-Alley-Gator: Here’s something you don’t often hear uttered in Canada: “There’s an alligator in my backyard.” But when Chelsey Hiemstra peered into her Brampton, Ont., backyard Sunday afternoon she saw that three-foot-long reptile relaxing under a shady tree. “We were playing Frisbee in the front yard and my boyfriend said to me, ‘What’s the deal with the alligator in your backyard?’” she said. “It was in the far corner of the backyard near the hammocks. It was trying to put its nose through the fence, so it was trying to get out.” Hiemstra’s boyfriend called the police and Brampton Animal Services while she, her two brothers and a family friend cornered the alligator in the backyard around 3 p.m. “We’re not exactly sure how it got in in the first place, so he was kind of contained in the corner,” she said. In March, a four-foot-long alligator was found dead in a Caledon ditch. No word if these cases are related. Hmmm, I wonder if those girls in Australia were fighting over a pair of… alligator shoes…
More little bytz of world silliness can be found at Canoe News Weird News.