Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News – June 02, 2010

Not McGuilty. That was the verdict from a Utah judge Tuesday in the case of a teen cited with disorderly conduct after he and some friends went through a McDonald’s drive-thru, rapping an order into the speaker. Spenser Dauwalder was cited with the infraction in October after he was part of a group that imitated a rap from a popular YouTube video that begins, “I need a double cheeseburger and hold the lettuce.”  Fourth District Judge Thomas Low delivered the verdict Tuesday in American Fork, about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City. Dauwalder had pleaded not guilty and pledged to fight the citation.  “We thought, you know, just teenagers out having fun,” Dauwalder told KSL Newsradio last year. “We didn’t think it would escalate to that.”  The 18-year-old has said employees at the fast-food restaurant told him and his friends they were holding up the line and needed to order or leave.  But Dauwalder said no one else was in line. He and his three 17-year-old friends left without buying anything.  ***MARLAR: And there’s where the crime took place.  They entertained someone for free.

A Florida woman is facing charges after being accused of chasing a Wendy’s employee with a stun gun when she got upset about her order.  ***MARLAR: “I said WELL DONE!   Come here, let me show you what I mean by ‘well done’!.”

A Greenville man was hauled off to jail after authorities say he fell asleep at a drive-thru while ordering food from a fast-food restaurant.  Employees at a Whataburger restaurant called police around 12:30 a.m. after a man blocked their drive-thru with his vehicle nearly an hour and appeared to be asleep, according to Friday’s online edition of the Greenville Herald-Banner.  A news release from the city of Greenville says the 37-year-old man was arrested for driving while intoxicated and taken to jail after police say he failed field sobriety tests. The drive-thru remained blocked until a tow truck could remove the vehicle. ***MARLAR: He said he’d take a breathalyzer test, but only if he could get it with extra mustard.

A Swiss jet was grounded for an entire day after crews searched endlessly for a mouse that had gotten loose in the plane. 200 passengers were stranded overnight when Swiss aviation banned the charter jest from taking off until the mouse was found. The rodent appeared during the incoming flight and officials said that it posed a safety risk if it chewed on cables. The rodent turned up dead in the cockpit 24 hours later after being poisoned.  ***MARLAR: By airline food.

A Greek fisherman must have been expecting a monster of a catch when he brought up his nets in the Aegean Sea last week. Instead, his haul was a section of a 2,200-year-old bronze statue of a horseman.  The accidental find was made in waters near Kalymnos islands. Dating to the late second century B.C., the statue represented a male rider wearing ornate breast armor over a short tunic and armed with a sheathed sword. The trunk of the horseman and his raised right arm have survived.  ***MARLAR: He was riding a sea horse.

The London Sun reports that the Harvey Nichols store is selling a line of French fragrances called “Secretions Magnifiques” for $150 a bottle that smell like, among other things, sweat or spit.  ***MARLAR: Wouldn’t you smell like those even without the perfume?  Heck, I’ll personally spit on you for fifty bucks!

According to a study by Dr. Olga Yakusheva of Marquette University, high-income men are more likely to be overweight than low-income men, whereas low-income women are more likely to be overweight than high-income women. The trend is most noticeable among women.  ***MARLAR: I’m getting ripped off.

Hawaiian Rep. Blake Oshiro discovered that the “state fish” designation for the humuhumunukunukuapuaa fish ran out years ago, and he’s proposing a bill to reinstate it permanently.  ***MARLAR: However, grade school Spelling Bee contestants are lobbying for the carp.

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