Oddorama

December 1, 2011

Kidnapper suing?

I read this article and being that this is a site for odd news I decided to share this article with you.  I scratch my head when I read that someone that committed a crime would even dare suing.  Maybe these people think that crime pays.

Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP)

A man who held a Kansas couple hostage in their home while fleeing from authorities is suing them, claiming they broke an oral contract made when he promised them money in exchange for hiding him from police. The couple has asked a judge to dismiss the suit.

Jesse Dimmick of suburban Denver is serving an 11-year sentence after bursting into Jared and Lindsay Rowley’s Topeka-area home in September 2009. He was wanted for questioning in the beating death of a Colorado man and a chase had begun in in Geary County.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/skb0Rl ) reported that Dimmick filed a breach of contract suit in Shawnee County District Court, in response to a suit the Rowleys filed in September seeking $75,000 from him for intruding in their home and causing emotional stress.

Dimmick contends he told the couple he was being chased by someone, most likely the police, who wanted to kill him.

“I, the defendant, asked the Rowleys to hide me because I feared for my life. I offered the Rowleys an unspecified amount of money which they agreed upon, therefore forging a legally binding oral contract,” Dimmick said in his hand-written court documents. He wants $235,000, in part to pay for the hospital bills that resulted from him being shot by police when they arrested him.

Neighbors have said the couple fed Dimmick snacks and watched movies with him until he fell asleep and they were able to escape their home unharmed.

Dimmick was convicted in May 2010 of four felonies, including two counts of kidnapping. He was sentenced to 10 years and 11 months on those charges. He was later sent to a jail in Brighton, Colo., where he is being held on eight charges, including murder, in connection of with the killing of Michael Curtis in September 2009. A preliminary hearing originally scheduled for Dec. 6 has been rescheduled for April 12. No plea has been entered in the case.

Robert E. Keeshan, an attorney for the Rowleys, filed a motion denying there was a contract, but said if there was it would not have been binding anyway.

“In order for parties to form a binding contract, there must be a meeting of the minds on all essential terms, including and most specifically, an agreement on the price,” he wrote.

Keeshan said the contract also would have been invalid because the couple agreed to let Dimmick in the home only because they knew he had a knife and suspected he might have a gun.

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Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

April 27, 2011

Most Expensive toilet? umm Not!

I saw this toilet from Kohler on the web.  I couldn’t help to write something about it because I really find it amusing that toilets can be this expensive.  I wouldn’t be surprised if one of this years the Hi tech giants such as Microsoft, Apple, and Android would start making toilets too.

The Price of this Toilet from Kohler will cost you around $6,400.

Here are the things that this toilet can do that other toilets can’t.

1) The Numi comes with a ‘sleek, interactive LCD touch-screen interface’ as well as a ‘built-in personalised bidet functionality and deodoriser’.

2) It features innovative dual-flush technology, unmatched comfort features and an intuitive auto opening and closing lid.

3) The toilet’s motion-activated seat is heated. Your feet will be kept nice and warm too, by the toilet’s vents that gently blow hot air on them.

4) It also comes with speakers equipped with MP3 input sockets. You won’t even need to go to the trouble of choosing your own music though, because the toilet will also play pre-programmed music or radio broadcasts.

It sounds like number 4 is starting to push the envelope.  Next thing you know wi-fi would be one of the options, and we’ll be talking about what operating system this toilet will use.

Well as it turns out this price didn’t put the Numi as the “most expensive toilet” there’s this toilet from Japan worth $37,000,000.  That title goes to a toilet made by Hang Fung Gold Technology in Japan, which is made of solid 24-carat gold.

April 7, 2011

“Hey Diddle Diddle… Cow jumps over???”

Remember that nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle?

Hey diddle diddle,
The Cat and the fiddle,
The Cow jumped over the moon,…

Well I was surfing the internet and stumbled into this site named Wierduniverse.net and I saw this picture.  Oh boy… even if this cow didn’t jump over the moon I think this cow deserves some recognition right? Take note the name of this cow is Luna (goddess of the moon???).  She’s definitely a “Cowgirl”.

AP Photo / Kerstin Joensson

January 27, 2009

Mac finally caught a virus

Filed under: Humorous Happenings — @ 3:27 pm

After so many years of bragging being invulnerable to virus, Mac final ly got the attention they have wanted. As the Mac gains in popularity, it also earns more attention from malware developers, and it’s this lack of malware being actively developed, not some special, inherent security, that have really kept the Mac a “safe” platform for the time being.

February 22, 2008

10 Cubicles that are Cooler than Yours (1 that isn’t)

After hearing “You forgot to put the Cover Page on on the TPS report” a hundred times, the inhabitants of cubicle world need to have a little fun. They practically live in these 8 X 8 boxes so everyone needs to add a little of that little touch of home.

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Speaking of home. What could turn your cubicle into a little piece of home then having your own shitter in your space. What it lacks in privacy it makes up for in proximity

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And I thought the windmill was hard. That’s some pretty tough pin placement

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Somewhere there is a leg lamp being shipped that’s very light on packaging. If they really wanted to impress me, they should have filled the thing with crumbled up packing foam. Possibly the hardest material in the world to clean up.

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Hey Buddy, George Castanza called, he wants his idea back.

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You have to get in early to get the best cubicle in the place.

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And they said office romance was dead.

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And they said boredom was just a state of mind.

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One fried motherboard while replacing some RAM and John takes it a little too far

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I wonder who they like better? The other guys gets his cubicle filled with packing peanuts and Sergie’s gets filled with all the office trash and used toilet paper.

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The full length poster of Clay Aiken was the first sign but the Gingerbread cubicle confirmed everyone’s thoughts about Fred.

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I get this because I too do some of my best work on the pot

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