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June 28, 2002

Woman didn't like her assigned license plate
KMGH-TV 7 Denver | Submitted by: bdragon
"When Liz Hill of Westerville, Ohio, bought a car after graduating from college, she did not think too much of her new license plate until she took a second look, a Columbus television station reported." All this trouble over a plate that simply says BLO 4 SX, we simply don't see the problem with this.

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Ford concedes defeat to Fuck General Motors
2600 | Submitted by: Macki
"Ford Motor Company has officially and unconditionally conceded its complete, utter, and perpetual loss in the FORD v. 2600 Enterprises FuckGeneralMotors.com case." Ford had sued 2600 Magazine because they didn't like that domain name being pointed at their website. A good victory for freedom of speech on the Internet.

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Always tip the cabbie
WCBS News Radio | Submitted by: Phatlor
"A man carrying four snakes, a sword, two cell phones and a purse hailed a cab after a home burglary, police said."

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Serial Killer wants compensation
Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Submitted by: ian m.
"Kenneth Bianchi, convicted in the "Hillside Strangler" serial murder case, has filed a claim against Whatcom County seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars for lost wages and emotional distress.... Bianchi's claim seeks up to $100 per day for 23 years of lost wages, in addition to punitive damages and damages for emotional distress."

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Ye olde Englishe shite foode
icNetwork | Submitted by: Son of Benway
"A cookbook thought to be the earliest printed in English has been unearthed at the Marquis of Bath's ancestral seat. It dates from 1500 and includes recipes for the likes of chopped sparrow and roasted swan." The Noble Book of Royal Feasts indeed.

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Victim describes Salvadoran torture chamber
Reuters | Submitted by: Phatlor
"He said he saw a viciously beaten female prisoner crawling on the filthy cell floor, trying to elude her torturers. "The guard said to her 'Now I am going to apply electric shock and you will urinate and defecate in your underwear,"' he testified. "And I realized women were treated worse than men."

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Babysitter duct taped toddler, took picture
myCFnow | Submitted by: muffin
"A developer at Wal-Mart, where Giffin also works, saw the picture of the bound 22-month-old girl and turned it over to police. The photo shows the girl sitting with her ankles bound and her taped wrists in her lap. She gazed at the camera with wide eyes and a strip of duct tape over her mouth."

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Stripper takes it off at family restaurant
Evening Express | Submitted by: wingnut
"A stag night stripper performed a pornographic routine while families were in a city-centre restaurant.People looked on in amazement when the woman, hired by a stag party, peeled off her underwear. Despite contacting all the listed kissogram and stripper firms in Aberdeen, none would confirm being involved in the incident." Did anyone call the bride-to-be?

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Manson girl seeking parole
BBC | Submitted by: Ann Onymous
"The youngest member of the Charles Manson gang which carried out one of the bloodiest murder sprees in US history could become the first to be freed from prison. Leslie Van Houten was just 19 when she took part in the 1969 stabbing murders of Rosemary and Leno LaBianca, a day after other members of the Manson family had killed pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four friends."

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Fifty refugees sew lips in hunger strike
Canberra Times | Submitted by: Ross
"Fifty asylum-seekers at the Woomera detention centre had sewn their lips together as part of an ongoing hunger strike, a detainee said yesterday... Mr Rihei said children had chosen to take part in the hunger strike, which entered its fourth day yesterday, against the wishes of their parents. "The parents, they obligate the children to eat... But the problem is [the] children, they don't want to eat."

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High-tech peeping tom
News Corporation | Submitted by: Clove
"For three years Crawford used a video camera placed in an open bag to record 47 women as they stood in queues at his office or on escalators and in the street."

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GI Joe fans in VA avoid the D-Word
Newsday | Submitted by: Florida Ethnarch
"Arnold recalls spending glorious afternoons with a neighbor engaging the figures in battle. "We would shoot them with BB guns, throw them around the yard, hang them, throw darts at them," he said. Once, they even set Joe on fire, leaving behind molten plastic in the sandbox."

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Voyeur gets women to bare breasts for satellite
London Telegraph | Submitted by: Spookbabe
"Four [gullible] women have contacted police after being persuaded to stand topless in their windows or balconies so that a satellite could give them a mammogram."

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Antichrist sign taken down
World Net Daily | Submitted by: Spookbabe
"After more than a year of emotion-inciting display, a controversial billboard proclaiming the pope to be the Antichrist is no longer visible, having been taken down by its sponsor and replaced with a new message regarding days of worship."

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Take off the veil!
CNN | Submitted by: Lone Gunman
"Judge Ted Coleman denied a state motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Sultaana Freeman, whose driver's license was revoked when she refused to replace her photograph with one that hides most of her face, except her eyes, behind a veil known as a niqab." With photo.

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Students put pig's heart in teacher's coffee
myCFnow | Submitted by: Rio
"The three boys allegedly slipped a preserved pig's heart into their teacher's coffee cup during an English class on June 13. Authorities said the teacher drank from the cup, but didn't consume the heart. She went home later that day feeling ill, but unaware she had ingested formaldehyde."

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One way to have a baby
Fort Myers News-Press | Submitted by: Donna
Woman shoots another woman and takes her baby: "She named the infant Elijah after her boyfriend, who she said was the infantís father, neighbors said. "We were shocked that she had a baby with her... She said she was pregnant and we never believed her." Rightly so.

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Play drops "hunchback" from title
Wire Services | Submitted by: george_lazenby
"A British theater company has dropped the word hunchback from its stage adaptation of the classic novel "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". The production company has renamed its play "The Bellringer of Notre Dame" over concerns were raised of offending people with spina bifida or the disfiguring scoliosis of the spine." Let me guess, they keep the work "gypsy", right?

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High school band teacher watches men pee
KGW-TV 8 Portland | Submitted by: george_lazenby
High school band director Stephen K. Pavletich, 30, was arrested Sunday night and charged with spying on other men in the cruisy restroom of a rest stop near Boardman, Oregon. He has also been charged with possession of marijuana, and been uspended with pay from his job at Hermiston High School.

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Student pelted with jelly as punishment
Newsday | Submitted by: Florida Ethnarch
Boy blows off reading exercise and submits to dubious punishment. Fellow students pelt him with jelly. He laughs it off. But the school board and the psychologists are in a tizzy.

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Love overcome by fumes
Newsday | Submitted by: Won Hung Lo
"Because it was hot, the couple apparently left the car running so they could use the air conditioner, police said. For privacy, the door of the small garage was closed. Police said it appears that those two factors led to the two being overcome by carbon monoxide fumes... Hwang's grief-stricken mother later admitted she was going to try and dress the couple to spare the families the embarrassment over the way the sweethearts died."

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High Off..... Lizard Dung?!?
thestar.co.za | Submitted by: Oukachiru
I want to know who was the first who saw a lizard shit and thought "Yea, I'm gonna smoke that."

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New York City needs more drunken cops
New York Post | Submitted by: Phatlor
"The NYPD is so strapped for applicants that it is lowering standards to admit recruits with DWI arrests, The Post has learned. Background checks on 100 of the 2,800 new recruits who'll enter the Police Academy on Monday reveal that nine were busted for driving while intoxicated, police sources said." And why is there a shortage? Because so many NYPD cops decided to cash in on the September 11 attacks: retirement income is based on their last full year of salary, and many of them had tons of terrorism related overtime.

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Photo of baby suicide bomber
CNN | Submitted by: Paratact
The IDF recently discovered in the home of a Palestinian militant a photograph of a baby dressed as a suicide bomber. The infant has the ingenuous look of a Cabbage Patch Kid, which contrasts eerily with its bandolier and belt of what seem to be active explosives. The 2nd URL is a much better closeup of the toddler.

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Mountaineer saved by a cell phone pitch
Reuters | Submitted by: Phatlor
"A hiker is stranded in South America's Andes mountains when a blizzard begins. He reaches into his backpack for his cell phone,only to find his prepaid minutes are up."

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Two 16yo kids found guilty of fornication
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Submitted by: anonymous
A 16-year-old girl and a 16 year old boy were caught making love in her bedroom, and were convicted under Georgia's fornication statute. The girl, identified in court papers as J.D., was sent to boot camp. The Clayton County boy, identified as J.M., also 16, was ordered to pay a fine and write an essay.

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Man quits job devote life to dogshit
Dayton Daily News | Submitted by: anonymous
"With his 5-gallon bucket, garden trowel and spade, Glass removes animal waste for nearly 145 customers per week in the Dayton area. Glass, whose business has been in operation for almost seven years, recently quit his other job to commit all his time to developing Pooch's Poop Removal."

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