The Wasteland
News, notes, rants and raves from Lake Havasu City

May
04

Happy Star Wars Day everybody!

Apr
14

A man in the UK has been charged with spraying a mix of his urine and feces on objects and food in restaurants, grocery stores and book stores. That’s just nasty. Full story here.

Mar
30

Found another one:
A cult member in Maryland is accused of starving her son to death because he wouldn’t say “amen” after a meal. She has agreed to plead guilty under one condition: If her son is resurrected, the plea must be withdrawn. Good luck. What a psycho. Full story here.

Mar
30

Looking for a good way to while away the hours and waste massive amounts of time, I have the perfect solution: Magic Pen. This is one of many web-based physics games I’ve been playing lately, and it’s a load of fun. But be warned, it is more addictive than crack-laced heroine goofballs dipped in morphine.

Mar
30

So I guess I’m falling a bit behind in my goal of posting a few of these a week, but there just hasn’t been that much messed up news lately. But I did find one tasty nugget today: A California man has been charged with assault after setting another man’s crotch on fire. Classic.

Mar
30

People across the southeast report seeing “great balls of fire” in the sky. Read more here.

Mar
29

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Hank Williams III has started a petition campaign to get his grandfather, country music legend Hank Williams, reinstated into the Grand Ole Opry. Williams was banned from the opry in 1952 because of his substance abuse problems and told not to come back until he was sober. Unfortunately he died before he got t he chance to return to the opry, and remains banned to this day. However, the opry sees fit to use his image, music and memory for promotional purposes. They even have a Hank impersonator greeting people at their door. This is simply outrageous. Please help get Hank reinstated by signing the petition here, or learn more about the campaign here.

Mar
23

I guess I’m not the only one who saw the UFOs the other night. Examiner.com has a story on someone else’s sighting here.

Mar
14

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I was sitting outside talking on the phone at about 10:30 last night, when I caught a glimpse of something moving through the sky out of the corner of my eye, and low-and-behold, it was the same strange, orangish light that I captured with my camera a couple of months ago, but this time it was much closer. I hung up the phone and ran to get my camera out of the car. 

The object had been moving slowly from southeast to northwest over the lake, and by the time I had the camera in my hands it had moved some distance. As I started taking photos, the light came to a stand-still and slowly started to fade away. I did manage to get a few photos, but they’re not quite as spectacular as last time.

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When I downloaded the photos and cropped them closer, the object appears to be the same as my first close encounter. What do you think? What’s going on in Havasu? Are we going to become the next Roswell?

Mar
02

 

A homemade bong, consisting of a piece of garden hose attached to a duct-taped plexiglas box, is seen in this March 1, handout photo provided by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Dept. Deputies responding Sunday to a domestic disturbance call at a Lincoln, Neb., area residence, cited a 20-year-old man on suspicion of animal cruelty after catching him smoking marijuana from the contraption that had Shadow, a six-month-old female cat, stuffed inside its 12-inch by 6-inch base. The man told deputies the cat had been acting hyper and that he was trying to calm her down. (AP Photo/Lancaster County Sheriff Dept.)

A homemade bong, consisting of a piece of garden hose attached to a duct-taped plexiglas box, is seen in this March 1, handout photo provided by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Dept. Deputies responding Sunday to a domestic disturbance call at a Lincoln, Neb., area residence, cited a 20-year-old man on suspicion of animal cruelty after catching him smoking marijuana from the contraption that had Shadow, a six-month-old female cat, stuffed inside its 12-inch by 6-inch base. The man told deputies the cat had been acting hyper and that he was trying to calm her down. (AP Photo/Lancaster County Sheriff Dept.)

Man stuffs cat into bong

A Nebraska man faces animal cruelty and drug charges after neighbors spot him stuffing his cat into a bong. Poor kitty. Full story here.