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July 03, 2002

Terror kids mug 7ft swan
Sun | Submitted by: anonymous
A swan mascot gets beaten to a pulp by 40 toddlers, though perhaps that's a bit of an exaggeration. "I was black and blue. One of the little ones slipped under my wings and booted my shins. Then I was punched and kicked from all angles." We call that victory. Anyway the unmasked mascot is 16 but he looks 30 now.

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Globalization sucks, says ex chief economist
AlterNet | Submitted by: Ann Onymous
"Stiglitz's greatest concern is that World Bank plans, devised in secrecy and driven by an absolutist ideology, are never open for discourse or dissent. Despite the West's push for elections throughout the developing world, the so-called Poverty Reduction Programs "undermine democracy". And they don't work. Black Africa's productivity under the guiding hand of IMF structural "assistance" has gone to hell in a handbag. Did any nation avoid this fate? Yes, said Stiglitz, identifying Botswana. Their trick? "They told the IMF to go packing."

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Man speared in head survives
CNN | Submitted by: Todd
"Xenakis said the meter-long spear from the victim's fishing gun was embedded in his head, entering at his jaw and protruding from the top of his skull... After extensive X-rays and scans, the team of doctors needed three hours to remove the arrow, which had passed dangerously near extremely sensitive and important structures in his skull." With xray.

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Bob Geldof doesn't like Mondays--or euros
Guardian | Submitted by: Ann Onymous
"Less likely to repulse referendum voters than Iain Duncan Smith, Bob Geldof (of feeding the world fame) has emerged as a figurehead of the anti-euro campaign. In an advert to be screened at cinemas he appears to tell the audience that he has not heard one argument that "stacks up" for Britain joining the single currency. Geldof is not about to express his dislike of the euro in a song - a fate that has already befallen Mondays, some say a touch unfairly - but politics and pop do not make such unusual bedfellows." The article goes on to reference George Michael's latest video, in which he sports a leopard-print thong in an attempt to woo Cherie Blair.

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Heretical African Bishop imprisoned in Vatican
Guardian | Submitted by: doshman
"Irene Chilumbu said she had travelled to Rome to find out where her brother was but had run into a wall of Vatican obstruction. "They have told me that I can't see him, that I can't write to him and that I can't even speak to him on the phone," Mrs Chilumbu said in a tearful interview with the Milan daily Corriere della Sera."

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The White Man who stands Alone...
York Daily Record | Submitted by: Paper Bagman
A lawyer from Mississippi, Richard Barrett, is trying to organize a white supremicist rally in York County, Pennsylvania. If the city does not grant him a permit to hold the rally, he will most likely sue the city; if he is granted the permit, nobody will really care anyways: The most attendants he has ever attracted is nine.

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How Do Ya Like Them Grits?
Augusta Chronicle | Submitted by: Paper Bagman
A law was passed in the State of Georgia declaring that grits would be made the state food; it's just a matter of time before South Carolina makes their official state food something like a cheese omelette, or boiled peanuts.

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Space aliens considered harmful
Stuff NZ | Submitted by: joseinshikoku
"Attempts to contact alien civilisations in Outer Space could prove 'horribly counter-productive', Wellington astronomer Richard Hall warns." He's right you know, just as much as Europeans were counter-productive to American Indians. Consider this a Reverse Prime Directive.

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A place to hide everything
Kingsport Times-News | Submitted by: POG
"Further investigation showed that Woods attempted to swallow one of the bags of marijuana, bag and all, that was originally placed in the front seat of my cruiser," said Ewing. "Lane gave me a written statement that she had taken the bags of marijuana from Woods, but then dropped them in his lap. One bag was recovered from a fat roll under his stomach, but the second bag could not be found."

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Accused child molester impaled on cactus
Arizona Republic | Submitted by: dough
Missing since July 1999, accused child molester Mark Adam Younglove fled Chandler, AZ after having been confronted by angry parents of allegedly molested children. Police in Sonora, Mexico found Younglove on June 23, impaled on a cactus with his head bashed in such that he may not survive. Someone at the American Consulate in Hermosillo saw his picture on the America's Most Wanted website and called police in AZ. Maybe Younglove should have skipped Mexico and gone to a Catholic seminary instead?

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Drunk Driving School Class of '02
Iowa City Press-Citizen | Submitted by: wingnut
"Those arrested ranged in age from 17 to 21. The group allegedly gathered in one room with two 1.75-liter bottles of vodka. Coralville Police Lt. Ron Wenman said the party might have lasted for as long as three hours. Their blood alcohol levels ranged from .00 to .16, police records show."

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McFamilies Improved by McDonalds in McJapan
Daily Texan | Submitted by: Animal Mother
"A new study suggests that, despite frequent criticism, fast-food chains in Japan produce positive cultural results ... Once [a Japanese family] gets the food, they take a tray, put it in the middle of the table and dump all the fries out into a communal pile ... Burgers will get passed around to every member of the family, all taking a bite out of the same side apple pie will get passed around -- even ice cream will get passed around. Drinks will get passed around, often they will buy one large drink for the entire family." Oh, wretch.

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The other world cup final
Independent | Submitted by: Reading
"A group of yellow-and-red T-shirts indicates the supporters of the home team, Bhutan. The green shirts next to them support the opposition team, Montserrat, though every one of them is Bhutanese. Every five minutes or so, they break into Montserrat's de facto national anthem, Feeling Hot Hot Hot, before the Bhutanese reply with a hearty rendition of In Bhutan, where sandalwood is grown and found." Is this for real?

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Adolph Hitler endorses the Euro
London Telegraph | Submitted by: Phatlor
"What was supposed to be a light-hearted reference to the relentless march of the single currency across Europe prompted protests by Jewish groups and war veterans. The 90-second advertisement includes a short scene of Mayall in an SS uniform haranguing the crowds and shouting: "Ein volk! Ein reich! Ein euro."

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Pipe bomb + hammer = missing fingers
nwcn.com | Submitted by: george_lazenby
Two Suquamish, Washington, teens were injured using fireworks to build a homemade pipebomb. How they might get their Darwin nomination: "When the blast occured, the most seriously injured man had been holding the device with his left hand while attempting to crimp its end by pounding on it with a hammer." D'oh.

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Mister Softee administers beatdown
Hartford Courant | Submitted by: Phatlor
"The driver of a Mister Softee truck, allegedly fed up with the tactics of a Hartford neighborhood activist, is facing third-degree assault and breach of peace charges for attacking the activist with a baseball bat, city police said."

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Hunter Thompson names Seinfeld as crank
Guardian | Submitted by: Adam-Ondi-Ahman
"The writer was a prospective guest with special requirements: Would it be all right if he dressed as a giant shrimp while gambling at the blackjack tables of the Flamingo Hilton Inn in Las Vegas, for example? Could he travel on a Greyhound bus dressed as a slab of butter, for professional reasons? Or perhaps the writer had lost something the last time he visited, such as a Prussian sword which had embarrassingly fallen out of his trousers while using the urinals at the Ritz-Carlton in Chicago."

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Goat Born with #3 - NASCAR Fans Delirous
Daytona Beach News-Journal | Submitted by: Bwana
A four-month-old goat with a curious birthmark has fans of the late racing star Dale Earnhardt flocking to a north Florida farm to pay homage. "It's weird... I've seen people take pictures and get tears in their eyes." Meanwhile, the rest of the world has a grip.

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Holy Shit Water
Columbus Dispatch | Submitted by: SpanishJoe
"Evangelist Leroy Jenkins has been charged with illegally selling contaminated bottled water from his Delaware church, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture." Contaminated by fecal bacteria no less.

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Tour de Hit-and-Run
New Jersey Online | Submitted by: Son of Benway
"A man was in police custody Wednesday after fleeing about 620 miles across Japan on a stolen bicycle following a traffic accident... Kumaki, 40 and unemployed, disappeared after rescue officials arrived at the scene. The 19 year-old college student in the other car suffered light injuries."

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Montreal's traditional Parade of Assholes
Toronto Star | Submitted by: Son of Benway
"The fallout from Montreal's worst housing crisis in memory can be seen in the frightened eyes of abandoned pets... This has been the scene over the past three weeks, as two SPCA shelters received an unprecedented number of pets abandoned by owners before Quebec's traditional moving day on July 1."

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2 Dagos fight for their rights
Wire Services | Submitted by: Son of Benway
"A couple who wanted to express pride in their Italian heritage with the license plate "2 DAGOS" are being told to return the plate to the state because some people feel it's an ethnic slur... Phil Lascola doesn't want another plate. "This isn't a bad word," he said. "People call us dagos all the time."

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Fourth of July kinda suicide
Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader | Submitted by: PETE
"A borough man used dynamite to take his own life Tuesday night, said Luzerne County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Lisman. 'We suspect it to be a quarter to a half stick of dynamite,' said Edwardsville Police Chief Soprano, who said police found a similar device that had not been detonated in the apartment." While the story says, the dynamite "was held in close proximity to the victim's body," the Associated Press said he held it next to his head. Blammo.

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Don't Curse in Fucking Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | Submitted by: PETE
"More lawsuits will follow and are aimed at teaching western Pennsylvania police officers that they cannot arrest people for simple profanity, the ACLU said... "Officers are not Miss Manners and cannot send people to jail simply for using naughty language."

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