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  • BBQ while on a bike?

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    Barbecue biker hits snag

    A Kiwi man who was caught riding his motorbike along the Eastern Freeway in Melbourne with a barbecue strapped to his body was fined A$800 (NZ$1007) today and lost his licence for one month.

    Michael Wiles spotted the cast-off cooker on the nature strip where it had been left for rubbish collection and, not wanting to splurge on a new one, decided to pick it up and take it home.

    The 29-year-old proceeded to thread his body through the barbecue's frame and popped up the grate in front of his helmet before setting off along the Eastern Freeway in Kew on January 27, 2008, reaching estimated speeds of 75km/h.

    But his plan came unstuck when a stunned passer-by wound down their window and snapped a photograph, which was subsequently published in the media and led to Wiles's identity being revealed and a visit from the police.

    In a further setback, the barbecue turned out to be "a dud", Wiles's lawyer Paul McClure told the Melbourne Magistrates Court today.

    "That's probably why it was on the side of the road," Mr McClure said.

    Magistrate Lionel Winton-Smith said he had never encountered a case such as this in all his years as a magistrate.

    "I have seen people with perhaps bits of wood sticking out of the car, but a barbecue?" Mr Winton-Smith said.

    "I'm trying to think of a word to describe it."

    "Ridiculous?" Mr McClure suggested.

    "Ridiculous. That will do," Mr Winton-Smith said.

    It also led to a discussion in the court about the types of furniture often seen carried on motorcycles in Vietnam.

    The court heard the incident was completely out of character for Wiles, who had emigrated to Australia from New Zealand five months before the event.

    The court heard that, in the wake of his identity being revealed in the media, Wiles was approached by Barbecues Galore to star in their advertisements, but he decided it would be inappropriate to "glorify" his act of stupidity.

    "The ramifications for him have been far greater than the offence itself," Mr McCLure said.

    "He has been effectively used as an advertisement for what not to do on the roads, which he is wholly and completely in agreement with."

    He also said Wiles had made full admissions to police and had apologised for his actions.

  • Star Wars silent film

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    Star Wars fans will appreciate this Empire Strikes Back to the 1920's...

  • And the winner is....

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    We have our Ultimate Car Wash winner!


    Tanya Malnar Peterson!!!


    Tanya- call the business office- 218-262-4545, or shoot The big deal an email to claim your prize.



  • Let Morneau Ride the Pine

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    Remember when Justin Morneau was in the lineup and his numbers were sick?  You might also remember for that last month the Twins were horrible.  He gets hurt, and all of a sudden the Twins are hot, hot, hot!  Here's a song about it what they should do with the soon-to-be healthy Canadian slugger...  :)

    Let Morneau Ride the Pine

  • Junction Car Wash

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"


    The Junction Car Wash is simply the Best- at that's why they're celebrating 20 years of service!  

    Vajdltrb won the 

    Ultimate Car Wash certificate from the Junction Car Wash!  That's the top of the line pamper package for your vehicle- complete hand prep wash, auto wash and wax, PLUS the under-body wash with rust inhibitor and high speed fan to dry your vehicle.  Congrats!


  • A pizza delivery driver who takes pride in his work

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    How Much Would You Tip This Domino's Driver?

    On Sunday, people in sections of Charleston, SC, were up to their knees in flood water. But that didn't deter this driver for Domino's Pizza from making his deliveries.

    According to the driver, when confronted with an 18-inch deep river of water between him and his destination, he ditched his shoes and to deliver the order of two medium pies and a 2 liter of soda.

    The driver was rewarded with a $4 tip for his efforts, but says that's nothing compared to the tip he was once offered while making a delivery to a local frat house.

    "My craziest tip was when I delivered to a frat house and they had a stripper" he tells the Charleston City Paper, adding that he turned down the offer. "I got invited in, but it was like 3'oclock in the afternoon, you know?"

  • China's Park Benches- not for sitting

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    New benches are a pain in the ****

    Park officials in China have found a way to stop people from hogging their benches for too long - by fitting steel spikes on a coin-operated timer.

    If visitors at the Yantai Park in Shangdong province, eastern China, linger too long without feeding the meter, dozens of sharp spikes shoot through the seat.

    The spikes are too short to cause any serious harm - but long enough to prevent people from sitting on them comfortably.

    Park bosses got the idea from an art installation in Germany where sculptor Fabian Brunsing created a similar bench as a protest against the commercialisation of modern life.

    "He thought he was exaggerating. He didn't foresee that a very practical country like China might actually use them for real," said one critic.

    Parks in China suffer from chronic overcrowding at weekends when millions of people try to escape the country's teeming cities.

    "We have to make sure the facilities are shared out evenly and this seems like a fair way to stop people grabbing a bench at dawn and staying there all day," said one park official.

  • Smoke A Little Smoke

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    Here's the video for Eric Church's new single...this song RAWKS!

  • Road Hog? Lazy workers don't move the dead animal...they just paint over it.

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    Now that's a road hog! Fury as council workers paint yellow line over dead hedgehog in bid to meet deadline

    Bungling council workers painted yellow lines over a squashed hedgehog... because they were in a rush to meet a deadline. Shocked residents could not believe the dead animal wasn’t shifted with a shovel and instead had a stripe daubed across its flattened belly. Council bosses in Hartlepool apologised for the unusual paintjob - but explained their staff had to work very quickly ahead of the Tall Ship Race festival the town was hosting.  The three-day festival, which finished on Tuesday, saw hundreds of thousands of visitors arrive to watch old-fashioned sailing vessels cruising in the North Sea. But mother-of-four Allison Hart did not see the funny side when she saw the council workers’ hedgehog handiwork outside the home of her mother-in-law Margaret Mcleod.  Mrs Hart, 37, who works in a florist and fruit shop, took a picture on her mobile phone and has shown it to disgusted customers.  

  • Uber-hosen!

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    A tailor in Henndorf, Austria, is becoming a leader in lederhosen after creating what is believed to be the world's largest pair of the traditional Bavarian-based leather shorts.

    Walter Sinnhofer finished the super-sized shorts just in time for the upcoming Oktoberfest celebrations. They are 15 feet long and 4 yards wide

  • The World's Strongest AND Most Expensive Beer

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"


    BrewDog’ s The End of History Beer Sells for $770, Packed in Roadkill


    There are many unique things about BrewDog’s “The End of History” beer. First, it costs $770 a bottle. Next, it contains 55% alcohol. And of course, a $770 beer containing 55% alcohol, can only come in one type of package, animal carcass.  Only 12 bottles were made, and according to The Telegraph, they have already sold out. The End of History ale has a stronger alcohol content than most whiskeys, and BrewDog advises that the beer should be consumed as such. Poured into a shot glass, ‘to be enjoyed like a fine whiskey”.  BrewDog insists that no animals were killed in order to make the bottles. The 7 stoats, 4 hares, and 1 squirrel, all died of natural causes.