Good, Bad, and Ugly

Making sense of a reference…

August 27, 2010

Aboriginal elder leads police to body — but wrong one

SIXTH SENSESYDNEY (Reuters Life!) – An Aboriginal elder who claimed to have seen the location of a missing child in a dream has led Australian police to a body — but it was not the corpse of a child but of an adult woman.

Rational Explanations?

August 12, 2010

British X-Files describe secret UFO encounters

ufo 300Some cases subsequently received rational explanations, such as meteors burning up in the atmosphere, but many are unsolved.

The wrong word

August 12, 2010

US trade gap widens sharply in June

CHINA-ECONOMY/YUANWASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – The U.S. trade deficit widened a surprising 18.8 percent in June on a surge of consumer goods from China and other suppliers, while U.S. exports fell, a government report showed on Wednesday.

Offensive word…

August 10, 2010

Balotelli set for Italy debut

SOCCER-ITALY/Balotelli, who is being courted by Manchester City and will be one of only a handful of coloured players to have represented Italy, displayed his trademark single-mindedness by immediately grabbing the number nine striker jersey with Cassano taking 10.

A grizzly discovery?

August 2, 2010

Montana officials trap suspected killer grizzly

CANADAThe woman, Deb Freele, 58, from Ontario, Canada, described a harrowing few seconds after she was awaken in her tent by a bear biting her arm. She said she survived by playing dead until the animal gave up and lumbered away.

Did our editor go missing?

July 27, 2010

Taliban hold one missing soldier, 2nd killed – spokesman

AFGHANISTAN-SOLDIER/KABUL, July 25 (Reuters) – One of two U.S. soldiers who went missing in Afghanistan was a captive of the Taliban and the other had been killed, a spokesman for the insurgents said on Sunday.

Little lost lam?

July 26, 2010

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Life on the lamb? Really?


Ouch. We changed it to lam: GBU Editor

A video grab shows Sharon Lain, with a woman’s girdle wrapped around her face as a make-shift mask, robbing an Oklahoma McDonald’s. REUTERS/Midwest City Police Department/Handout

Ancient ship?

July 20, 2010

Ancient ship unearthed at World Trade Center site

SEPT11-SHIP/Parts of lower Manhattan, including the twin towers which fell on September 11, 2001 when two hijacked aircraft crashed into them, were built over the Hudson River, archeologist Michael Pappalardo told reporters gathered at the site.

The party is Labor

July 19, 2010

Australia government holds poll lead as campaign gears up

AUSTRALIA-ELECTION/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is on course for a narrow win in an August 21 election, an opinion poll showed on Sunday, as the economy, border protection and population swiftly emerged as key campaign issues.

World domination?

July 14, 2010
U.S. and Russia to swap spies after 10 plead guilty

gbu swap 280Such swaps are not unprecedented but were more a fixture of the Cold War, when the United States and the former Soviet Union were sworn enemies competing for world domination.