A Little Friday File Fun (10/23)

October 23, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...

Well, here’s a couple of thousand…

Tis the season for pumpkin carving – and here’s 12 you won’t want to miss!

MORE at http://kotaku.com/5385896/a-patch-of-gaming-pumpkins/gallery/gallery/12

Speaking of pumpkin carving, here’s something from the Boston Globe subtitled “a few steps to the most disturbing pumpkin on your block. MORE at http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/gallery/101709_pumpkins/

I'm not sure how best to tee this video clip up - except to say that it's real (the "star" really is that inebriated). But the background music is what sets this particular video apart from anything you'll see this week!

If you can't view the below video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s_40rM_L0s&feature=player_embedded

- - - In Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania , an as yet unnamed thief broke into Palumbo's Pizzeria here - - - cut up some metal tubing housing wiring, ripped several feet of copper wire out of the tube - - - and left - - - but when workers arrived the next morning, they also found a 50-gallon drum of excess grease tipped over - - - and when they watched security video to see what had happened - - - they saw the would-be thief - - - attempting to defe.cate in the drum - - - and while he was trying, the drum tipped over

- - - you can see this clown at http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=PR&Date=20091020&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=910209988&Ref=AR&MaxW=570&MaxH=370&title=1&border=0

- - - In Greensboro, North Carolina , Sue Church thinks she has found the image of a well-known Yuletide character - - - in a pork chop - - - which character?

Would you believe Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

TRIVIAL PURSUITS They are the oldest continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional American sports - Who are they?


The Philadelphia Phillies (the franchise dates back to 1883, the name "Phillies" to 1890).

Interestingly enough - though perhaps not surprisingly, considering the age of the franchise - the Phillies also have the "distinction" of having lost the most games of any team in the history of American professional sports.

Editor's Note: I got a number of notes from readers yesterday about the "on this day" reference to how game 5 of the World Series last year was rained out - "the first time that any game in World Series history has ever been suspended or shortened by weather or for any other reason."

The key words here are "suspended or postponed". MORE at http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20081028&content_id=3649991&vkey=ps2008news&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

Thanks, as always, to all who took the time to question...