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December 19, 2002

Guinea pigs destroy house
Boston Globe | Submitted by: Barroo42
"The owner had given more than 440 guinea pigs free run of his house in a prosperous subdivision of brick ranch houses near Detroit. On Monday, a demolition crew leveled the three-bedroom house and hauled away the rubble... The rodents were crawling through every room as well as in the walls, duct work and furnace, said city building department spokesman Robert Hudson. Urine had soaked through the subfloors into the basement."

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Muslim round up in California, 1940's style
Wire Services | Submitted by: perdita
"Shocked and frustrated Islamic and immigrant groups estimate that more than 500 people have been arrested in Los Angeles, neighboring Orange County and San Diego in the past three days under a new nationwide anti-terrorism program. Some unconfirmed reports put the figure as high as 1,000." Oh yes, this will get people to register. Mmm hmm.

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Baby induced so Dad doesn't miss soccer game
Mirror | Submitted by: Nezzer
"Richard Wright's wife had her baby induced so he would not miss Everton's derby match against arch-rivals Liverpool this weekend... Doctors gave his wife Kelly an injection to make the couple's daughter Bo arrive a week early. Wright had no regrets, but he came under fire from childbirth experts."

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West Nile Virus infects fetuses now
Boston Globe | Submitted by: Barroo42
"The virus spread by mosquitos first showed up in New York in 1999, striking crows, then people." We want to know how the mosquito got up there...

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Dog genitals put in woman's mailbox
Bowling Green Daily News | Submitted by: dog news
"A Simpson County woman was just beginning to deal with what she thought was the Dec. 6 death of her pet Great Pyrenees in U.S. 31-W traffic when part of the dog’s genitalia was found in a cigar box Friday in the mailbox where she works."

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Afghan Supreme Court clamps down on obscene TV
BBC | Submitted by: Rev. Soror Lucy Cannon
"The Afghan Supreme Court, in a move reminiscent of the Taliban, has shut down a cable TV operator for transmitting un-Islamic content, including "obscene" Western and Indian programming. Those racy Bollywood romantic musicals are bound to corrupt Afghan morals. Female singers are also banned from Afghan radio."

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Pizza Topped with pubic hair
WNBC-TV 4 New York | Submitted by: Fatty
"Two people suing a Domino's Pizza claim they found pubic hair on their pizza, and want DNA tested to prove it, a lawyer said. Michael Widrick and Rhonda LaParr got small, wiry hairs stuck in their teeth as they bit into their order last November, according to attorney Eric T. Swartz. They froze the pizza as evidence, he said." Just order the Clarence Thomas.

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Babar joins the Circus
Wire Services | Submitted by: Son of Benway
"Bound and dragged from his mother into a crude wooden enclosure, three year old Plai Boonsom screams as he is beaten on head and body with metal hooks. The ritual, carried out daily for up to a week, is part of a young Thai elephant's training by villagers for a working life entertaining tourists in Thailand... 'When it's done well, there may be a little bit of physical pain, but it's more like the trauma of being separated from your mother on the first day of school, you cry and scream.'"

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C'mon now...were the patients BLIND?
New York Post | Submitted by: Marla Jones
"A Queens couple was sentenced to prison time yesterday for posing as plastic surgeons and injecting their clients with an illegal wrinkle remedy that caused life-threatening infections." But look at this woman's mugshot. Jeebus.

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Make pretend cancer
MSNBC | Submitted by: DTinDC
"Police say a woman tried to trick her daughter and community into thinking the girl had cancer so she could raise money, even going so far as to shave the 7 year old’s head, give her sleeping pills and put her in counseling to prepare to die."

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London mayor vs. fat pigeon guerillas
This Is London | Submitted by: Son of Benway
"The Mayor has applied for a by-law to stop a small group of campaigners arriving each lunchtime with 100kg sacks of bird food, fattening up the birds like never before... He has now applied to Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell for permission to bring in a by-law to tackle the "bulk feeding" of the pigeons, which he calls 'rats with wings.'"

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A riot-worthy venue for Bali bombing trial
The Age | Submitted by: Son of Benway
"Bali's top prosecutor, keen to enhance the international profile of Indonesia's criminal justice system, has raised the prospect of staging the trials of the alleged bombing masterminds in the island capital's main soccer stadium. 'I want as many people as possible to witness this hearing,' said Ketut Yona, the chief of Bali's department of prosecutions... The venue had to be able 'to give a good service to the audience', he said."

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Rael: Clones for Christmas!
Canadian Press | Submitted by: mistermagnet
The Raeleans have a present for humanity. The end in a long drawn out saga of futuristic fertility? After all there just aren't enough babies in the world. "The Raelians, a religious sect run by a Quebec based leader who wants to set up an embassy for extraterrestrials, claims it will deliver the first human clone within 14 days, CTV News reported on Wednesday."

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Modern men prefer skinny women
Sydney Morning Herald | Submitted by: Googly
No surprise there. Big fat duh in fact. It does contradict long held view by evolutionary biologists. However, you have to be careful about the sample: we are talking Playboy centerfolds.

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The Decline and Fall of Red China
New Jersey Online | Submitted by: Son of Benway
"Everyone Wins," unveiled Wednesday in the booming city of Shanghai, is billed by its creators as the first TV quiz show in the world that enriches viewers as well as contestants... "To get rich is glorious," the late supreme leader Deng Xiaoping proclaimed in the 1970s when he abandoned China's experiment with communist utopianism for the profit motive. Those have been the nation's marching orders ever since."

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The best ABM system ever
The Register | Submitted by: Son of Benway
"It may not be all that successful at knocking out incoming missiles yet, but the US "son of star wars" missile defence programme has already, albeit accidentally, spawned a death ray that can knock out motor vehicles... BMW, Mercedes and Jeep seem particularly sensitive to the effect; rival manufacturers might care to stake out the area with paparazzi and wait for the recovery vehicles."

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Would You like fries with that, Mr. Osbourne?
Jackson Sun-News | Submitted by: ca
"I heard a crunching sound and looked at the sandwich. I saw the wing of a dead bat sticking out of the side of the sandwich where I had tried to take a bite. I asked her if that was a real bat and she nodded yes. I thought it was strange that she got a smirk on her face when I started to bite into the sandwich."

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Who supported Iraq's nuclear program?
Las Vegas Sun | Submitted by: Meerkat
Iraq releases report identifying the supplier countries for its nuclear program. Among those listed are the USA and Britain. In other words, they wanted to arm Saddam Hussein so he'd look threatening enough to justify conquering his oil fields.

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Spooks go after "wrong" Michael Moore
Rense | Submitted by: Meerkat
Feds raid guy named Michael Moore. Was this a warning to the author and film maker of the same name? "The Michael Moore raided by the Secret Service last week is a 20-year war veteran who put his life on the line for his country during two separate tours of duty aboard the U.S.S. Paul Revere off the coast of Vietnam in 1971 and 1972".

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US assults Iraq with Celine Dion songs
Index of Censorship | Submitted by: Meerkat
US psyops radio station broadcasts propaganda to Iraqi citizens. In between songs by Celine Dione and Iraqi pop stars are messages urging the citizens to welcome the US toppling of Saddam. Included is a transcript of some of the programming from December 18th.

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Man played the Santa and dogsex cards
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette | Submitted by: BratS
"An Angola man is accused of forcing a 4 and 5 year old to perform sexual acts on him, each other and a dog, and telling the children Santa would not visit if they told anyone. Timothy J. Bertoia Sr., 45, of County Road 200 North is charged with one count of child molesting, three counts of vicarious sexual gratification, three counts of child exploitation and one count of possession of child pornography."

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BBQ for the criminally insane
Canadian Press | Submitted by: Rufferto
"A barbecue at a psychiatric jail where potentially violent inmates frolicked nude in a fountain, feasted on filet mignon and climbed trees in an open courtyard was inadequately supervised, says a report by the Correctional Service of Canada. The report says there were at least four staff members who saw prisoners filling the fountain with a garden hose over a three-hour period but said nothing, even though it was not a "routine event." Hope they took inventory of the steak knives. Nice picture.

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Sharia amputees stump for more
BBC | Submitted by: fred fred
"When I was a thief, there were lots of problems, there was no money, I had no peace. At that time, my relatives deserted me. They were all afraid of me. But things have now changed. I now visit my relatives and they also visit me. For this, I thank God for the amputation."

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Try the loaf
Baltimore Sun | Submitted by: Milk Bone
"Sniper suspect and vegetarian John Lee Malvo says he is getting sick from eating the jail's meatless loaf, which is usually served to inmates for disciplinary reasons... For the past two weeks, the Fairfax County jail has been serving the 17-year-old Malvo "the loaf," a hodgepodge of flour, raisins, carrots, potatoes and other ingredients baked into brown cakes."

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Dat's My Spider!
Wire Services | Submitted by: Dirty Sammy
"Two black inmates face felony hate crime charges after they allegedly beat a white prisoner who accused one of the pair of stealing his pet spider... Inmates are not allowed to have any pets, including spiders, warden Warren Cornell said. It's not uncommon, however, he said."

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Invisibility spell backfires
News 24 South Africa | Submitted by: heptapod
Two boys murder a man in cold blood, teenagers' parents allegedly took them to the sangoma who smeared them with goat's blood in a ritual cleansing ceremony in hopes of making them invisible. Neither the parents nor the sangoma will be charged for obstructing with justice.

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Mad science: organs treated outside body
Independent | Submitted by: Avigon
"Doctors have shown that cancer patients may be cured by having organs with tumours removed, treated then reimplanted, after Italian scientists treated a patient's liver cancer by extracting the organ and dosing it with radiation."

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Wal Mart even more guilty
Fox News | Submitted by: Bubbasteamboat
"The lawsuit claimed managers got employees to work off the clock by asking them to clean up the store after they had clocked out and by DELETING HOURS from time records... Wal-Mart reprimanded employees who claimed overtime. Workers felt forced to work after clocking out because managers assigned them more work than they could complete in an regular shift...[Wal-Mart also] paid $50 million two years ago to settle an off-the-clock lawsuit covering 69,000 workers in Colorado, and...$500,000 (for) a case involving 120 workers in N.M."

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Charlotte Church geographically challenged
Sun | Submitted by: Ann Onymous
"Charlotte Church insulted a sellout Canadian audience by telling them: I love being in AMERICA. Unaware of her boob, she belted out Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire then walked off. Backstage advisers told her of the clanger and she came straight back out and told the audience: "Someone told me backstage that we're in Canada. I'm sorry. I DO love Canada. Toronto's one of my favourite cities. I know you think I'm lying now, but I'm not." Sure, Charlotte, we believe you, especially after learning you said the same thing to ALL the Americans who paid big bucks to see you when they could have been shopping and all.

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Author warns of need to tighten security
St. Petersburg Times | Submitted by: Glusker
"While scrambling to safeguard nuclear materials after Sept. 11, authorities should also boost security at more conventional municipal facilities that, if attacked or sabotaged, could explode and cause widespread damage and a large number of causalities, the editor of a new book on terrorism said Wednesday. Facilities such as fertilizer and industrial refrigeration warehouses could under certain conditions be turned into "means of mass destruction."

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Secret underground ecstasy lair
Philadelphia Inquirer | Submitted by: GOOSTER
"51 year old Duane Michael Policelli's high-tech ecstasy lab was not only capable of producing million pill batches in no time, but it was also located inside a mountain. That's right. An ecstasy lab inside a mountain, complete with plumbing and electricity, managed to run for two years before being shut down."

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Ask Jeeves complicit in murder!
London Telegraph | Submitted by: Milk Bone
"Two days before stabbing Dennis Cottrill, 71, who was out for a walk, Thomas Clark, 30, logged on to the Ask Jeeves website to ask: "What sentence would I get for stabbing somebody in an unprovoked attack?" The article does not reveal what answer the murderer received.

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Woman cut off penis of WWII vet
Melbourne Herald Sun | Submitted by: Milk Bone
"A woman who cut off the penis of an 81-year-old World War II veteran as she cold-bloodedly tortured him to death was today jailed for 21 years... The judge said the pair had subjected Keith Herman to a "vicious and sustained attack, first by kicking and bashing him and then with a knife in ways which most civilised human beings could not begin to imagine."

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Tent fails to flatten do-gooder Oprah
Tiscali World Online | Submitted by: anonymous
America's most famous talk-show host, Oprah Winfrey, was handing out presents to poor South African children when a marquee collapsed, injuring 10... The foundation said nine people sustained minor injuries and were being treated at the St Mary's private hospital in Umtata. A man from Cozi Hiring Services, which supplied the marquee, had a minor head injury."

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