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February 12, 2009
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Osama Rejected For Dream Job
SYDNEY-A dream job looking after a tropical island in Australia has attracted over 11,000 applicants — including Osama bin Laden who failed to make the shortlist.
A spokeswoman for Tourism Queensland said the group had received over 11,000 video applications since advertising the A$150,000 ($96,000) “best job in the world” as caretaker of Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef.
One of the applications was a 30-second prank video showing the world’s most wanted man, with nonsensical sounds dubbed over his real voice.
Using subtitles, bin Laden argues his case for the six-month contract, describing himself as “outgoing,” “familiar with sandy areas” and experienced with “large scale event coordination.”
He lists his interests as arts, crafts and renovating.
Renovating … is an interest!?
Prisoner Found As Junk In Judge’s Trunk
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. -A Michigan judge says he’s learned a lesson about locking his car after a 16-year-old prisoner who escaped from a courthouse cell was found hiding in the vehicle’s trunk.
The Macomb Daily reports the teen had vanished Friday after appearing in juvenile court in Mount Clemens on a probation violation.
Sheriff’s deputies searched for about an hour until a security officer became suspicious when he saw a picture that had fallen to the ground outside judge’s car.
A deputy checked the car and found the boy in the trunk.
Gives a whole new meaning to “cramming” facts for your trial.
UK milkman delivered cannabis with bottles of milk
LONDON -A British prosecutor says an elderly milkman supplied customers with cannabis as well as bottles of milk.
Robert Holding, 72, delivered marijuana as he made his daily rounds in the town of Burnely, in northwestern England.
According to Britain’s dairy industry, around 1.5 million British homes have milk delivered by a milkman. Deliveries have declined over the last 20 years.
Cannabis has not.