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Entries by Steven Hoffer from 09/2011

Pink Palace, Former Boston Common Bathroom, To Reopen As Earl Of Sandwich Restaurant (PHOTO)

Posted 09.01.2011 | Weird News

BOSTON -- A former bathroom in the nation's oldest public park is being converted into a sandwich shop. The 660-square-foot Pink Palace restroom was ...

BuzzFeed's 10 Most Viral Posts From August 2011 (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 09.01.2011 | Technology

It's a new month! And that means it's time to take a look back at August's most viral posts, according to viral-tracking website BuzzFeed. Just like t...

Lucien Lionel Chenier Charged With Spray Painting His Name On Grand Canyon

Posted 09.02.2011 | Green

So much for "leave no trace." A Canadian man faces two federal charges after allegedly spray painting his name on a famous Grand Canyon National Pa...

'The L Train Song' Pokes Fun At Pretentious Subway Riders (VIDEO)

Posted 09.02.2011 | Comedy

This song is for everyone who ever suspiciously peered over a fellow subway rider's shoulder and judged that person by what he or she was reading -- s...

Michael Calabrese, Man Rescued During Hurricane Irene, Arrested Twice, Defecated In Police Car

Posted 09.06.2011 | Crime

Officials in Norfolk, Va., probably want to know when Michael Calabrese is going stop leaving little messes behind. Just hours after meeting with c...

The Incredible Mexican Coca Cola Trumpet (VIDEO)

Posted 09.06.2011 | Comedy

The traditional mariachi band includes a guitarrón, a vihuela, a guitar, violins, and trumpets, but sometimes you just have to make due. Introduci...

Reddit Inc's Independence: Condé Nast Spins Off Social News Website

Posted 09.06.2011 | Technology

Publishing giant Conde Nast is spinning off social news website Reddit into a new independent entity, Reddit Inc. Under the restructuring, Condé N...

Christopher Anspach Serves 10 Days In Iowa County Jail For Overdue Library Books

Posted 09.07.2011 | Crime

"Crime and Punishment" just jumped to the top of Christopher Anspach's reading list. An Iowa court sentenced Anspach to 10 days in county jail for ...

Inappropriate Funeral Songs On Twitter (PICTURES)

Posted 09.07.2011 | Comedy

Funerals are a time for reflection, honoring life, and comforting the bereaved -- not club beats and catchy music lyrics. But that won't stop the folk...

Drunk Swedish Moose Gets Stuck In A Tree (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Posted 09.07.2011 | Weird News

Too much elk-ahol? Rescue workers had their hands full on Tuesday night when an apparently drunk moose got itself stuck in a tree in Gothenburg, Sw...

D.C. Bus Driver Pushes Passenger Off Metrobus (VIDEO)

Posted 09.08.2011 | AOL

Washington, D.C. transit authorities are searching for a bus driver who allegedly grabbed a passenger and threw him out the front door of a Metrobus. ...

Donnetta Foster, Georgia Mother, Faces Jail Time For Son's Library Giggling (VIDEO)

Posted 09.08.2011 | Crime

Donnetta Foster admits to throwing a fit after she and her giggling baby were kicked out of a Georgia public library, but the 20-year-old mother hardl...

Josephine Smith, 'Vampire,' Attacks Florida Senior Citizen, Cops Say

Posted 09.09.2011 | Crime

"I am a vampire, I am going to eat you," was the last thing Josephine Smith allegedly said before she viciously assaulted a homeless senior citizen sl...

Elisa Baker Arraignment: Judge To Decide Where To Move Zahra Baker Trial

Posted 09.12.2011 | Crime

NEWTON, N.C. -- An arraignment is scheduled in North Carolina for a woman accused of killing her 10-year-old disabled stepdaughter. Forty-three-year-...

Reverend James Bevel Trial: Virginia Supreme Court Considers Incest Case Against Ex-MLK Confidant

Posted 09.12.2011 | Crime

RICHMOND, Va. -- The incest conviction of a former top adviser to Martin Luther King Jr. should be tossed out because he died while his appeal was pen...

Joseph Winchester Accused In Murder-Suicide Of Two Young Texas Boys

Posted 09.12.2011 | Crime

A Texas man allegedly murdered two young boys before killing himself on the front lawn of their home, police said Sunday. Officials with the Harris...

Kandice Child Arrested: Student Caught With Weed Bites Principal As Mother Runs Off With Stash

Posted 09.12.2011 | Crime

Sometimes it's best not to have mom come to the rescue. Police arrested Kandice J. Child on Wednesday after she allegedly attempted to run away wit...

London Record Store Arrests: Police Run 'Hip Hop Cop Shop' Leads To 37 Convictions

Posted 09.12.2011 | Crime

Time to face the music. Thirty-seven London criminals could serve a combined 400 years in prison after a record store fronting as a crime haven tur...

Daphne Melin, Long Island Mom, Provoked Two Girls Into Schoolyard Brawl, Cops Say

Posted 09.13.2011 | Crime

It's one thing for an adult to encourage two middle-school girls to fight one another. It's another for the so-called adult to get a piece of the acti...

Caius Veiovisv: Scariest Mugshot Ever? (POLL)

Posted 09.14.2011 | Weird News

Caius Veiovisv has a lot on his mind ... on his head ... in his head? The "666" tattoo and horn piercing decorating this murder suspect's nose come...

Paul Douglas Peters, Collar Bomb Hoax Suspect, Agrees To Face Charges In Australia (VIDEO)

Posted 09.15.2011 | Crime

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An Australian investment banker who is wanted on charges of placing a fake bomb around a student's neck in an attempt to extort mon...

Charlene Sutherland Left Kids At Barnes & Noble To Run Errands, Faces Prison Time

Posted 09.15.2011 | Crime

Charlene Sutherland might want to pick up a parenting book the next time she stops by Barnes & Noble. The Alabama mother faces up to six years in p...

Elisa Baker Pleads Guilty: Stepmom Faces Second-Degree Murder Charge In Disabled Girl's Death

Posted 09.15.2011 | Crime

NEWTON, N.C. — Staring angrily, Adam Baker confronted his wife in a courtroom Thursday after she admitted to murdering his 10-year-old disabled ...

Phoenix Feeley Public Nudity Case: New Jersey Court Rules Against Bare-Breasted Beach Goer (POLL)

Posted 09.15.2011 | Weird News

Ladies, consider yourselves warned: You best pack a shirt on your next visit to the Jersey shore. A New Jersey appeals court considering the case o...

Obama Bumper Sticker Led Massachusetts Cops To Accused Shooter

Posted 09.15.2011 | Crime

In some neighborhoods, supporting President Obama can really get you in trouble. Jurors in a Massachusetts murder trial learned Wednesday that the ...