People camping out for Ikea opening

Apparently there are people lined up and camping outside of the new Ikea store here in Colorado in anticipation of the grand opening.

Look, I get it, Ikea coming to town is exciting – I’ve been waiting for years for this to happen. But seriously, camping out two days before the opening?!? What is the point?

Don’t these people have jobs? And, if they don’t, what the hell are they doing at Ikea? They won’t be able to buy anything.

I’m a card carrying shopoholic but I have way better things to do than camp out in front of an Ikea in anticipation of opening day. Furthermore, while I’m downright giddy over the fact that we’ll have an Ikea – I have little post-it flags littering the pages of my latest Ikea catalog – I will be NOWHERE near that place for the first couple of weeks. The hoards of rude, unconscious people paying no attention to anyone else on the planet but themselves and their herds of unruly kids running around like wild animals does not sound like fun times to me.

No thank you very much. I will wait till things calm down.

Disturbing video

Be warned. This video is some of the most disturbing I’ve ever seen. WikiLeaks released video Monday of a U.S. Army Apache helicopter in Baghdad in 2007 repeatedly opening fire on a group of men including a Reuters photographer and his driver. The Army then fired on a van that stopped to rescue one of the wounded men and wounded 2 small children in the process.

I’m not one to criticize the members of the US Armed Forces who are doing incredibly tough jobs in even tougher environments but this is pretty egregious.

How much is a golf ball worth

A man in Berkeley County South Carolina reached into a Golf Course pond to retrieve a ball and paid the price with his arm. I warn you these pictures are graphic and real:

The man on the ground covered in his own blood

If it had been his head. he'd be a darwin winner

the gator that ate the arm with the arm in its mouth

the gator that ate the arm with the arm in its mouth

one dead gator

of course they killed the gator - might not have been the one who deserved it

getting-the-arm-out-of-the-gator

removing the arm from the dead gator

The lesson: Don’t stick your arm in a golf course pond in gator country.