There is gang warfare in Amish country? Apparently. Ohio police are investigating a series of attacks on different factions of the Amish there - apparently they're shaving off each others beards and hair. Beards are a huge part of the Amish's beliefs, and different "factions" of the Amish have been forming large groups who then go into other factions houses and take the Amish residents out to the streets where they are attacked with scissors. The Sheriff, Fred Abdalla, said at least one of the attacks was planned by Sam Mullet (yes, Mullet) who is a bishop of the Bergholz congregation. He also believes that hair from the victims was brought back to Mullet to prove... Read More
This weekend Bro Council is making a road trip to Lancaster, PA to be a part of the Beard Team USA National Championships. One of our members, Justin Hartwig, has been asked to be a judge in the National Beard and Moustache Championships - and we'll be there to film the action. We'll be posting video when we return, so get ready for an inside look at the goings-on of the competition. Other judges include Miss Pennsylvania Juliann Sheldon, Roller Derby Star Josie Cuervo, Phil Thiel from America's National Rugby Team, and bearding legend Willi Chevalier. Check out Beard Team USA here!
See that picture there? It was taken right before the collision at home plate from a long throw from the outfield. It was Game 4 of the American League Division Series, and one of the most exciting plays in baseball was about to happen. Mike Napoli of the Rangers gets the ball, goes for the tag, Sean Rodriguez of the Rays hits him at the plate, and Napoli swallows his chewing tobacco. Sick. I'm surprised he didn't hurl on Rodriguez. After the hit, Napoli said "Geez, I had a wad of chew, where is it?" After his coach told him he swallowed it, Napoli responded with "I'm all right skip, let's go." Apparently Rodriguez hit him in the the throat on... Read More
Good news from Florida, this man is off the streets. Twice. The Miami Herald reported that the man in the two mugshots, Donald Gartner, was drunkenly arrested for criminal mischief. He was banging on a door in his neighborhood and broke a street lamp in his drunken state. Police said he admitted to drinking six beers and taking six Oxycodone pills with that. Then the fun began. Gartner was released from jail and was waiting in the parking lot for a ride home. Allegedly, while waiting for his ride he tried to break into two cars and was arrested. Again. He's now in jail on $10,000 bond, and we get to see those great snaps of him in there. Twice Source: Miami Herald
Old People and Technology/My Grandfather This is a little different than our usual articles, but every now and then we want to take some time to celebrate the people that made us who we are today. It's 2:00 in the morning. I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what I was going to write for my "From A Guy's Perspective" article this week. After two hours of trying to figure it out, I decided what I'm going to write on...old people and technology. Why would I pick that to write on? Because thanks to old people and technology you are able to read this site. I'm sure you're probably confused right now, and... Read More
It deeply saddens us here at Bro Council to post that Steve Jobs has died. Details are still scarce, but Apple announced via their website that he has passed away at the age of 56. "We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today," read a statement by Apple's board of directors. "Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts." Apple's homepage was a full-page image of... Read More
If you see this man when you're out on the town, run. He's on parole and carries a meat cleaver in his pocket. He'll also throw glass bottles at you. Welcome to the life of James Rulli. He allegedly got upset in a bar and started swinging the meat cleaver around his head in a windmill motion and then threw it across the bar. He hasn't stated why he carried the meat cleaver around with him, but he did ask the patrons who tackled him to "please let me get out of here" since he was on parole. The local Police Chief Leo Rudzki Jr. said "Mr. Rulli is no stranger to the department. He has been arrested several times for domestic violence issues,... Read More
Running a contest to fire your employees? Wow...Pat thinks working conditions here are bad, and we even have gold plated toilets! Apparently in Iowa convenience stores, it's cool to run these contests to get your employees fired. The owner of a chain of stores there said he would give a $10 prize to workers who predicted who would be the next one fired. The boss, William Ernst - owner of QC Mart sent a memo to employees with these rules: Employees gave the name of the next cashier they thought would be fired and put their name and date on the slip. The store would have secret shoppers in QC Mart stores look for "cashiers wearing a hat, talking on a... Read More
Jake Zweig - Top Shot Season 3 This week we caught up with Jake Zweig from Top Shot Season 3. If you're not familiar with Jake or the show, you can check out an article we wrote about the show here. It includes a short video of Jake in action. If you are familiar with the show, you've seen the side of Jake that appears after you edit 43 hours of footage into 40 minutes of actual television. He's a Navy Seal, a football coach, college wrestler, and is skilled at ceramics. Yes...ceramics. He was also shot, lost a pinky, and more...and you'll find out all about it in this two part interview. Here is part two...click here for Part One. Click here for Part One.