News from Off-Center

By the Numbers

With a special guest appearance from John Cleese

5/5/2011

The Indiana Secretary of State's Office initially included the wrong number in a news release about the Hoosier Voter Hotline that was activated for Tuesday's primaries. Instead of a 1-866 prefix, the release listed it as a 1-800 number. People who called the number were directed to another number where they could talk to "hot" girls.
 
An Oregon man bought a car on Craigslist - a 1998 Audi with 77,000 miles on her. Once the sale was completed, the buyer drove away in the Audi and noticed the odometer was going in reverse.
 
Monty Python member John Cleese divorced his third wife in 2008, and the alimony has been expensive. In order to pay the settlement – valued at around 12 million pounds – his 40-year-old girlfriend Jennifer Wade is helping to pay those bills by modeling nude.
 
A Colorado man who tried to capture Osama bin Laden is demanding a share of the official $27 million reward following the terror chief's death. Gary Faulkner, a construction worker from Greeley, Colo., came to international attention after being arrested in Pakistan last year with a variety of weapons including a samurai sword.
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