A Little Friday File Fun (06/22)

June 22, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words....

Well, here’s a couple of thousand:

NEW :  Elwood, a 2-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, was crowned the world’s ugliest dog Friday.   Elwood, who is dark colored and hairless except for a mohawk-like puff of white fur on his head, is often referred to as “Yoda,” or “ET,” for his resemblance to those science fiction characters, according to Reuters.   Still, “I think he’s the cutest thing that ever lived,” said Elwood’s owner, Karen Quigley, a resident of Sewell, New Jersey (who won $1,000 for Elwood’s “achievement.”  MORE at http://news.yahoo.com/photo/070623/480/feef3f26bc594e739b90cb872ae84ba6;_ylt=Aus9fLRAKsCIbWj_XzMh3acuQE4F

This is – – – undoubtedly – – – the most dramatic five-second video involving a chipmunk you’ll see today – – – perhaps ever – – –   (mind the sound):  MORE at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHjFxJVeCQs

Fans of Close Encounters of the Third Kind” will remember Devil’s Tower – the one that Richard Dreyfus modeled in mashed potatoes – well, here’s some neat photos of a lightning storm there.  MORE at http://www.extremeinstability.com/07-6-16-3.htm

And because you can never have too many of these; the so-called Four Best Ways To Sleep At Work.  MORE at http://uncontrolled-experiments.blogspot.com/2007/06/four-best-ways-to-sleep-at-work.html  

If you’ve ever had one of those days where nothing seemed to go right – where you just felt manipulated by forces beyond your control.   Well, maybe there’s a reason:  MORE at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JahdnOQ9XCA

– – – In Dacula, Georgia , unnamed thieves went after a pair of ATMs with a backhoe tractor – – – tried hard – – – had a lot of trouble getting it to line up just right – – – in the process, managed to feature one of them on the surveillance camera – – – before finally getting one of the machines into the back of their pickup truck – – – but in their rush to get away, wrecked the truck – – – before they were able to get the money out – – – you can watch their antics at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=76e_1181862171

– – – And finally, in Framingham. Massachusetts , students at Framingham State College here were distraught over their appearance in the school newspaper “The Gatepost” – – – clad in tank tops, shorts, and with letters painted on their midriffs at a lacrosse home game – – – so, they stole nearly 1,000 copies of the paper – – – were caught – – – must now pay the cost of a rerun of the paper – – – and live with the fact that the picture they were so worried about is now plastered all over the Internet – – – MORE at http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x978380558