TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
WGN-TV in Chicago, which wished people a happy Yom Kippur on Tuesday night, but used a graphic showing the yellow star that the Nazis made Jews wear.
WGN posted on their Facebook page, “We are truly sorry for inadvertently using an offensive graphic in our Yom Kippur story. We apologize and deeply regret the error.”
Get your resumes ready, because it looks like there will an opening at WGN-TV.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Cody and Monique Bourgeois, a Louisiana couple who left their 20-month-old unattended on the beach while they jogged naked.
Someone called the cops and reported a baby alone on the beach.
The cops found her when they got there 15 minutes later, sitting in the sand.
The parents were found two hours later, running naked two miles further down the beach.
Both were arrested for obscenity and child desertion.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Two car thieves in England, who tried to break into a van owned by a video surveillance company, while it was parked outside the video surveillance company.
Thanks to the high-definition CCTV the company uses, police were able to identify the criminals down to the writing on their clothes, and the make and model of their vehicle and registration plate.
Although they got away, for now, the highly detailed photos should help authorities to track them down.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Matthew Johnson, 29, and Christopher Cornelius, 37, who were caught escaping from a Kentucky prison after their rope made of bed sheets failed because they couldn’t tie a good knot.
The two men had somehow made it to the roof of the prison and were attempting to lower themselves with the “rope-made-out-of-bed-sheets” routine when it snapped.
One knot came loose, and the first guy fell 20 feet, hurt his ankle and his back and is in the hospital.
The other guy never made it off the roof.