How Gwar Was Inspired By the Civil War and Cigarettes

The first time I saw Gwar was in 1995. The band of interplanetary warriors was featured on Beavis and Butthead, and I was watching (even though I wasn’t supposed to). Today, a Gwar slave at a TED Talk explained to me how the band expressed its history in the poverty-stricken South with dark themes like death and… »8/13/15 7:10pm8/13/15 7:10pm

Incompetent Chainsaw Attacker Flees from Bat-Wielding Man

In a modern-day version of David vs. Goliath, a Virginia homeowner armed with nothing but an aluminum baseball bat and moxie successfully defended himself against a chainsaw-carrying intruder late Monday night. A factor that worked in his favor: The would-be attacker, one Douglas Edward Turner, is a strong contender… »6/16/11 5:00am6/16/11 5:00am

75-Year-Old Sends a Hammering Blow to Comcast's Customer Service

If there is one 75-year-old you do not want to piss off, it's Mona Shaw. Ms Shaw was in the process of switching her phone service from Verizon to Comcast's Triple Play, but after multiple failed attempts, she went ballistic—with a hammer! Ms Shaw vented her fury by smashing up the local Comcast payment center in… »10/20/07 9:19pm10/20/07 9:19pm