Two Bits

7 Nov
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Roach clip stats (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Might as well use this pic because it feels like I have to drag every blog hit out of you; why should I suffer alone?

I read this on my stats page: as of Wednesday 7/11/12 09:15 GMT:

Akismet has protected your site from 15,147 spam comments already.

It’s the ‘already’ which frightens me.  You wouldn’t think there was that much written garbage in the world, would you, never mind on one little blog?

Although, what am I saying?  I’m a blogger.



Forget the US Presidential Election result, here’s what caught my eye on Sky News today:

A woman in Ohio has been ordered to wear an ‘idiot’ sign after driving on a footpath to avoid a school bus picking up children.

Shena Hardin, 32, will have to stand at a junction as a warning to others, after she was repeatedly caught on camera driving dangerously.

A judge at Cleveland Municipal Court told Hardin she would have to wear a sign saying: “Only an idiot drives on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.”

Hardin will have to complete the humiliating punishment between 7.45am and 8.45am on two days next week.

I wonder who she voted for?



19 Responses to “Two Bits”

  1. vivinfrance November 7, 2012 at 10:52 #

    Is that a first? The punishment fitting the crime, I mean.

    Spam stats: misleading – a huge proportion of spam is repeated from earlier spam. Almost as misleading as blog stats: 74K sounds like a lot of visits, on mine, but 99.9 % is from the same handful of faithful followers.


  2. Ron. November 7, 2012 at 11:00 #

    Great idea. Sadly, though, there isn’t enough poster paint to make the signs we’d need to mete out justice everywhere.


  3. viveka November 7, 2012 at 11:18 #

    I think there is a lot of drivers, pedestrians and bikers that should wear signs like that .. my hat of for judge!!!


  4. lenwilliamscarver November 7, 2012 at 11:25 #

    Tis only the icing on the cake Tilly, there are so many more, much worse that walk among us LOL


  5. Elaine - I used to be indecisive November 7, 2012 at 13:13 #

    What an excellent punishment for that crime!


  6. Kate Kresse November 7, 2012 at 14:06 #

    LOL Tilly. i have a really good guess about her vote!


  7. adinparadise November 7, 2012 at 14:26 #

    I like that judge. 🙂 Oh for the days when spam only came in tins. 🙂


  8. Katharine Trauger November 7, 2012 at 14:44 #

    Ha. Told you it would take several weeks to announce the presidential decision.

    In Shanghai, the death rate for pedestrians killed by autos is 1500 per month. No typo, there.

    They shrug and consider it part of their population control. This was their actual explanation to my son when he had to be there for a visit for his company.

    His company decided not to join the rush to China. That was close.


  9. Katherine Gordy Levine November 7, 2012 at 14:55 #

    i am a law breaker. Are not we all. I do abide by most of the ten commandments. I also believe when chosing to break the laugh, one accepts the punishment. Hope Gods are forgiving or the devil not as mean as depicted. Thank you for providing laughs for my emotional health and my blog. Stay strong.


  10. Karen Snyder November 7, 2012 at 15:14 #

    No doubt in my mind at all as to the answer to your query, Tilly; NONE!


  11. laurieanichols November 7, 2012 at 15:37 #

    That judge deserves a medal. That woman deserves to have her license revoked in addition to wearing the sign. Common sense is truly a gift not to be taken for granted.


  12. slpmartin November 7, 2012 at 16:38 #

    Hope it’s a large sign.


  13. SchmidleysScribbling November 7, 2012 at 17:26 #

    Two wonderful bits from my neck of the woods. Those MJ smokers still must contend with the Feds. I see a States Rights controversy brewing here. Dianne


  14. Grannymar November 7, 2012 at 17:48 #

    I think this kind of punishment has more effect than incarceration or fines.


  15. Amiable Amiable November 7, 2012 at 19:29 #

    THANK YOU for not posting about the election!


  16. kateshrewsday November 7, 2012 at 20:05 #

    I love that. As long as I don’t do anything stupid enough to incur it 😀


  17. benzeknees November 8, 2012 at 07:57 #

    I heard about this on the radio yesterday & thought what a fit punishment this was. The woman was veering off the road to drive on the sidewalk where the children were exiting the bus because she was too impatient to wait for the school bus to unload. I don’t think any other punishment would have made as much of an impression on her as having to humiliate herself like this. It will make her think in the future!


  18. Three Well Beings November 10, 2012 at 06:34 #

    Don’t you just wish you were an American, Tilly! LOL! We have such a wise judicious branch! I heard about this…hadn’t seen the video. Goodness! Maybe I have the wrong IS creative.


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