Canadian Man Drinks and Swims to Detroit… And Other News.

Detroit Swimmer

A Canadian man is sorry for chugging eight beers and swimming across the water to Detroit.

The 47-year-old Windsor man swam across the Detroit river just to prove to his friends he could do it. According to him, “If I’m going to be in the paper, I’d at least like them to say I actually made it, even though I got in trouble and everything. I gotta pay fines and stuff. But I don’t want it to sound like I didn’t make it, because then my buddies are going to say ‘ha, ha, you didn’t make it.’ Because that was the whole thing, to show them I could do it.” I guess I’d be sorry too if I spent the night drinking and wound up in Detroit. Sadly with Detroit’s demographic, not many can swim out of Detroit and into Canada. Gawker

Snowden AgainAfter living for a month is Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, notorious leaker Edward Snowden has been granted…. a change of clothes and a copy of “Crime and Punishment”. But still no clearance to enter Russia. More airport food to come Snowden! Snowden is waiting for some key immigration documents from Russia so he can finally leave the airport where he’s been living in limbo since fleeing from Hong Kong last month. At least he got to change his underwear.  New York Times

Mexican standoffIt’s a Mexican standoff! At least 20 armed gang members and two police officers have died in a shootout in Mexico’s western Michoacan state. The clashes between the police and the drug lords began after the gang members from the Knights Templar drug cartel blocked roads and bridges and ambushed the police patrols and ambulances. This isn’t the first time the Knights Templar drug cartel has behaved badly. In fact it’s not even the first time this week. The Tuesday ambush came just one day after five people were shot and killed by Knights Templar gangsters in a demonstration protesting their violent tactics. I guess their protest backfired… BBC News

Nancy GraceSo close! A man was arrested for allegedly plotting to tie up and kill HLN anchors Nancy Grace and Jane Velez-Mitchell. Apparently the New York man was unhappy about how the anchors covered the Jodi Arias trial. Unfortunately for him, he decided to tweet his revenge plan, posting numerous twitter threats. While twitter threats are super common, David Lee Simpson aroused further suspicion when he quit his job, saying he was leaving town. David Lee Simpson’s big plan was to get the two anchors naked, tie them up to a tree, leave them there overnight and then slit their throats. Instead, he was arrested during a traffic stop with a car full of weapons. Daily Dot

Bush ShavedIt’s not the best look but at least it’s going to a good cause. George H.W Bush has shaved his head to show support for a boy who has leukaemia. Bush, 89, noticed that a number of his Secret Service detail had shaved their heads in solidarity with an agent’s 2-year-old son who is undergoing treatment for leukemia, so he joined in the fun and shaved it all off. At 89, did he really have much hair to begin with? And more importantly, will George W. follow suit? The only thing better than one shaved Bush is two shaved Bushes! Politico

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