Bad Day? At Least You Didn't Get Beat Up (Before Getting Run Over By A Cop)

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It could be worse.
If you've come to the end of your work day and are thinking "wow, things could not have possibly sucked more than they did today," allow us to put things into perspective for you.

A Staten Island man was rushed to the hospital this morning after he got the crap kicked out of him by two unidentified men. The two suspects then fled -- and the victim was seemingly in the clear. But then he got run over by an off-duty cop.

The beating happened about 2:30 a.m. outside of a Staten Island Ferry terminal on Richmond Terrace. After the assault, the two thugs fled in a cab, leaving the 33-year-old victim beaten in the road.

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Psychologist Drags Cop in Crazy Traffic Bust

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Talking to the crazies all day could make you go insane. That's why we're not putting too much blame on William Bannon Jr., a research psychologist at Mount Sinai Hospital. the New York Post has the story of his crazy arrest, which includes driving on the wrong side of the road, driving on the sidewalk, and finally driving with the arresting officer attached to the driver's-side window of the car. The arrest happened on East 62nd Street near First Avenue. It was apparently a crazy early night on the Upper East Side.

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Hosni Mubarak Reportedly in Coma; Maybe in Germany

According to unconfirmed reports, including from the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who resigned last week after almost three weeks of violent protests in his country, is in a coma. Other (pro-government) sources say that the 82-year-old former president is in a "severe psychological condition" but not in a coma, while yet another report places him "on death's door in a hospital in Baden, Germany."

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Quadriplegic Man Has Very Bad Experience on "It's a Small World" Ride

A quadriplegic man who got stuck on a broken "It's a Small World" ride at Disneyland and had to hear that insufferable music over and over again when Disney failed to evacuate him in a reasonable amount of time is now suing the company. While waiting for help for some 40 minutes as other people were evacuated, the man, Jose Martinez, suffered from a high-blood pressure condition called dysreflexia. As he put it, "It feels like an ice pick going through your temples. The pain was exacerbated "especially when you couple that with the continuous, 'small world' music in the background."

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Crabs and Bees Are Dying All Over the Place Now, Too

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What was that thing about "portents"? After birds started the trend of showing up dead, fish followed, and now 40,000 velvet or "devil" crabs have washed up on the shores of Britain, reports the Daily Mail. It's thought they died of hypothermia after the coldest December in 120 years in the UK. Which is better than falling out of the sky for no apparent reason, we guess, end-times-wise, but maybe worse than dying because of human frivolity, a/k/a, fireworks. Either way, it doesn't sound...good.

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Taken for a Ride: Another MTA Select Bus Horror Story

The MTA's new cash cow
The only thing that's certain about the MTA's Select Bus is that people are being taken for a ride by the setup through which passengers have to buy tickets before boarding. The city has handed out more than $1 million in summonses to riders, so the Select Bus "has increasingly become a cash cow for the money-strapped agency," as the Post puts it.

East Village teacher Michelle O'Neal, a native New Yorker, has a $100 ticket from the MTA cops to prove her own personal frustration. It was stressful enough that O'Neal was trying to go to her oncologist for a biopsy on a recent day. Then she stepped on the M15.

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Michael Dion, Man Trapped Between Platform and 4 Train: Subway Horror Story of the Week

The MTA is having a bad time of it. Competing for subway horror story of the week (and it's only Monday), along with the alleged stabber-jumper situation and a potential Chelsea subway rapist, we have Michael Dion, a New York actor, who faced one of our greatest commuter nightmares this weekend. The New York Post published the truly scarring images of his entrapment after falling into the Union Square station track and getting stuck between the moving extending platform and the 4 train itself.

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Celebration, Florida, a Town Created by Disney, Gets Its First-Ever Murder

Ooh -- awkward.
Creepily, Disney built a town in central Florida, just five miles south of Walt Disney World, 14 years ago. It is called Celebration, Florida, and, you might expect, it has a certain Stepford quality, with "manicured lawns and classic movie theaters." It is also a town where, at holiday season, "Bing Crosby croons from speakers hidden in the foliage." And, in a bid to out-creep the creepy, it has had its first murder. Milestones!

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Florida Dance Troupe's Camouflage-Clad Run Through Lincoln Tunnel a Really Bad Idea, for Various Reasons

Just imagine: You're in the big city from Florida with your dance troupe, about to appear on BET's 106 & Park, if you can just make it from New Jersey to the studio in time...and then there's traffic. A ton of traffic. Freaking traffic. At what point do you decide to get out of your car and run into Manhattan by way of the Lincoln Tunnel?

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Charlie Sheen's Hotel-Trashing Not All That Impressive, Actually

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Horrors, an unmade bed! (via TMZ)
As everyone gasps in shock, clucks "how could he?", and professes their most earnest hopes that he gets help while secretly loving the big, drunken, drugged, (allegedly) woman-beating/hooker-seeking/room-trashing mess that is Charlie Sheen, we're going to go out on a limb here and say it. Not so impressive, dude.

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