A Little Friday File Fun (09/18)

September 18, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...

Well, here’s a few words (no picture):

– – – In New Castle, Pennsylvania , a state trooper was concerned when he saw what appeared to be an emergency vehicle, with a flashing red and blue strobe lights, driving south on a heavily trafficked road, on the verge of creating additional emergencies – – – driving in an “”extremely aggressive” manager, “closely following” other southbound vehicles until those motorists pulled to the side of the four-lane state highway, and in the process nearly causing at least two traffic accidents – – – only to notice that the truck’s emergency run came to an abrupt conclusion – – – when its driver and a passenger reached their destination – – – on what appears to have been an “emergency” run for a late-night snack by Brian E. Cole, 19, and passenger Terry J. Rhyndress, 20 – – –

And how did Brian explain those actions? He explained that “he was from the country, and he was allowed to do more out there because it was more lenient where he lives” – – – Brian is now charged with impersonation of a public servant, and two traffic infractions, following too closely and driving with red and blue lights – – – Terry has also been charged with impersonation of a public servant – – –

OK, so cats enjoy a reputation for being somewhat fastidious, and averse to getting wet. But maybe it just depends on how thirsty they are...

If you can't view the below video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UTdhK0lwuw

Well, here's a few thousand more...

Great tornado pictures - too close for (your) comfort?

MORE at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1213339/Astonishing-twisters-captured-storm-chasing-photographer-Jim-Reed.html

And here's a few thousand more....

- - - In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , Phillies fan Steve Monforto managed to snag a foul ball during the ball game at Citizens Bank Park here - - - promptly turned and handed the prize to his 3-year-old daughter Emily - - - who promptly threw the ball back - - - but the best part is how Steve reacts! It's an inspiration to parents everywhere - - - if you haven't seen this yet, you need to check it out - - - and if you have seen it, you'll want to check it out again - - -

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And here's another thousand...

- - - In Milwaukee, Wisconsin , Daniel Samplaski, 35, drew the attention of law enforcement officials here - - - by driving a three wheel motorized wheelchair on the freeway here - - - at about 2:30 a.m. - - - Daniel, who claimed that he had hurt his foot and borrowed the scooter from a friend - - - turned out to have a blood alcohol level that was nearly three times the legal limit - - -

MORE at http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/59287712.html

And here's a few thousand - er, trillion - more:

What a trillion dollars looks like:


TRIVIAL PURSUITS: On September 19, 1900, Robert Parker and Harry Longbaugh robbed the First National Bank in Winnemucca, Nevada, marking the first time that the duo worked as a team. What name(s) are they better known by?


Y ou might know the pair better as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid .