Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Nov 12, 2012
November 12, 2012
Looking for love in all the wrong places:
A man arrested after getting caught having sex with a statue was given a one-year suspended sentence and ordered to pay a fine.
MATTHIAS MAIER, who's 24, was caught having relations with a bronze lion in the Bulgarian city of Russe. Cops spotted him with his trousers around his ankles and charged him with public lewdness.
Incredibly, alcohol was involved. The student told the court he was drunk and had never been in trouble with the police before.
The fine was $30.
Editor's note: Looks like a case of statutory rape.
--I got arrested for this once after having done it years earlier. Fortunately, they couldn't charge me because the statue of limitations had expired. Har. (Maiman)
Edible deodorant is a thing now. Yes, as in deodorant you eat. Deo Perfume Candy is a "rose-flavored candy" that also emits a rosy smell once you've eaten it. They cost about $8 bucks a bag. And you can get it sugar-free. Racked.com says its acollaboration between a Belgian candy company and an American pharmaceutical company. It's not in any stores in the U-S, but you can buy them online through Amazon. (Bartha)
On, off and way-off Broadway:
Look out, here comes "Flashdance, the Musical."
It's 30 years after the original movie came out starring JENNIFER BEALS as a Pittsburgh welder, but the national tour is now set to begin Jan 01 in Pittsburgh with a national tour to follow, winding up on Broadway later next year as well.
The musical includes 14 new songs but will keep "Flashdance --What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Gloria" and "Manhunt" from the original movie.
Taking everything much too seriously:
Forget Disneyland. How about a trip to the world's first toilet-themed park in Suwon, South Korea?
Weird Asia News reports the so-called Restroom Cultural Park aims to teach visitors all about the fascinating history of commodes. The toilets on display date back to ancient times.
The venue was designed, not just to honor toilets, but to honor a very special man. SIM JAE-DUCK was known as MISTER TOILET. He was the founder and first president of the World Toilet Association. He also built a house shaped like a commode. Sadly, he isn't around to enjoy the new theme park. He passed on to the great sewer in the sky back in 2009. (Still)
Odds to Win "Dancing With The Stars: All Stars" (SportsInteraction.com):
No vote-off last week on "DWTS" because of the Presidential elections, so this week's totals will be added to last week's and TWO contestants will be gone, leaving just the top-four. The odds:
--Kirstie Alley, 250/1 (longshot)
--Melissa Rycroft, 40/1
--Apolo Anton Ohno, 9/1
--Kelly Monaco, 8/1
--Gilles Marini, 5/1
--Emmitt Smith, 4/1
--Shawn Johnson, 1/1 (favorite)
RINGO STARR almost got rubbed out by the mafia. According to a new book about the legendary New York City nightclub, the Peppermint Lounge, a mob hitman got very angry that Ringo was dancing with his girlfriend when THE BEATLES first visited Manhattan in February of 1964. Romeo "Scarface" Martin threatened to cut off the drummer's hair... and his head with it! The owner of the Peppermint Lounge was mafia big shot Johnny Biello, and his brother Scatsy told Romeo to do what he wanted to do with Ringo, after they left the club so they could get some press for having The Beatles there. (Marino)
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