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Billboard Owner Fights Back Against Alleged Thief

It’s common knowledge that if you are going to commit a crime, you want to make sure you actually get away with it. That entails making sure there are no witnesses to the crime itself, especially with regards to video and/or photographs. Another rule probably often overlooked is to make sure the crime committed is not against someone who can very easily expose you to a large audience.

Unfortunately for one New Zealand man, he broke both those rules.

Automaker CEOs Beg For Bail-Out Cash After Fying Luxurious Private Jets

Apparently the CEOs from the big three automakers (Chrysler, Ford and GM) flew to Washington D.C. yesterday in private luxurious jets to make their case to Congress that the auto industry is running out of cash and needs $25 billion in taxpayer money to avoid bankruptcy.

Their claims that they will likely go out of business without a bailout from the government did not seem to distract them from traveling in style. First class is not even good enough for them.

Is a Blow Torch a Good Cleaning Utensil?

What does a broom, feather duster, mop, vacuum cleaner and blow torch have in common? Well the first four objects are typically used to clean with. However, a blow torch a cleaning utensil? Not for most people with the exception of a West Georgia man who accidentially set his home ablaze after using a blow torch to get rid of cob webs.

Japanese Man Seeks To Marry Comic Book Character

A Japanese man has enlisted the signatures of hundreds of people in a campaign to allow marriages between humans and cartoon characters, saying he feels more at ease in the “two-dimensional world.” Taichi Takashita launched an online petition aiming for one million signatures to present to the government to establish a law on marriages with cartoon characters.