EPIC FAIL of the Day 4/2/12
1. A video featuring a Canadian man belting out Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the back of a police car has become a hit on YouTube.
The video, which also features the man telling police in Edson, Alberta, that his intoxication “has to do with the brotherhood of man on the planet Earth,” has been viewed more than 1 million times on the video-sharing site, the Detroit Free Press reported Friday.
The police car’s surveillance video depicts the man, who is identified in the video’s description as Robert Wilkinson, talking with officers before belting out a version of Queen’s 1975 hit.
Read more: UPI
(LMAO, this is a great video but honestly if you know you’re pissy drunk, try your best not to get in trouble. It’s not worth it to have to deal with the 5-0 even if you are a viral hit like this guy, lol. – J.K.)
2. A Kansas man was struck by lightning hours after buying three Mega Millions lottery tickets, proving in real life the old saying that a gambler is more likely to be struck down from the sky than win the jackpot.
Bill Isles, 48, bought three tickets in the record $656 million lottery Thursday at a Wichita, Kan., grocery store.
On the way to his car, Isles said he commented to a friend: “I’ve got a better chance of getting struck by lightning” than winning the lottery.
Later at about 9:30 p.m., Isles was standing in the back yard of his Wichita duplex, when he saw a flash and heard a boom — lightning.
“It threw me to the ground quivering,” Isles said in a telephone interview on Saturday. “It kind of scrambled my brain and gave me an irregular heartbeat.”
Read more: MSNBC
(How ironic this is…..he lost money buying a ticket and he got struck by lightning…..not the best day of his life – J.K.)
3. Houston Chronicle society reporter Sarah Tressler talked about her dismissal from the paper on ABC’s Good Morning American Friday after another publication exposed her second job as a night club stripper.
The Houston Press, an alternative weekly, first exposed the “double life” of Tressler on Monday in a feature story with the headline “Writer by day, stripper by night.” It also drew attention to Tressler’s blog — Dairy of an Angry Stripper — which included pictures of her scantily-clad self, as well as rich detail from the inside of the gentlemen’s club.
At the Chronicle, the largest daily newspaper in Texas, the society reporter rubs elbows with the ultra-wealthy and usually conservative VIPs who attend lavish charity balls and luncheons.
Read more: MSNBC
(You gotta do what you gotta do to make some dough, right? I can’t blame her for living a double life if the money wasn’t coming through being a newspaper writer. I can’t say that I would be a stripper myself but I support people who do whatever it takes to make their lives better, as long as it’s legal – J.K.)
4. Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney said his staff made an “April Fool” out of him by directing him to speak to an empty room in Wisconsin.
Romney told the Milwaukee crowd at the Bluemound Gardens event space Sunday his staff had directed him earlier in the morning to an identical room that was devoid of people, ABC News reported Monday.
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, both Wisconsin Republicans on hand to introduce Romney, were in on the joke.
“You know it’s April Fools’ Day. I forgot. They turned me into the April Fool this morning, those guys. Your senator, your congressman,” Romney said. “Downstairs is a room just like this one, and it was all set up.”
The New York Times reported Romney’s staff filmed the prank and it would later be posted online.
“So not only did they do that, but they caught it on camera,” Romney said. “You guys — this is known as forgive but remember. I’ll tell you. We’re gonna remember this. Look, I appreciate you being here. Thank heavens we’ve got some people in the room this morning. I appreciate it!”
Read more: UPI
(I think the biggest April Fool’s joke is that this guy is running for President LMFAO!)