Posts tagged "911"

“The Daily Show” Talks to 9/11 First Responders

www.thedailyshow.comWhether you come down on the Republican or Democrat side, it’s hard not to watch this clip from “The Daily Show” and not be angry. As many of you know, a Republican filibuster prevented a bill allotting fund…

Julie Gerstein / December 17, 2010

Woman Calls 911 Looking For A Husband

We’ve got a new one to add to the 10 stupidest 911 calls in recent memory. Audrey Scott, a 57-year-old from Alliance, Ohio, had a few to drink and then dialed 911 … looking for a husband. Yes, any husband. She did this five times to be exact and on the final try finally found…

Girl Talk: Amidst Terrorism Threats, New York City Is My Home

I moved to New York City on July 1, 2001, a few weeks after graduating from college. That means it’s almost my nine-year anniversary in this city and next year’s anniversary will make me officially a “New Yorker.” But I think that if you lived here on September 11, 2001 and stayed, you get to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 3, 2010

Man Calls 9-1-1 With An Unsual “Emergency”

What’s a man to do when he’s desperate for a little phone sex but his cell phone is out of minutes? Call 9-1-1, the number that’s always free, of course! Joshua Basso, a man from Tampa, said his cell phone ran out of minutes Wednesday, so he called 9-1-1 with an emergency of his own.

Wendy Atterberry / November 13, 2009

The 10 Stupidest 911 Calls In Recent Memory

Over the past few months, it seems like I can barely go a week without hearing a story about a looney tunes 911 call—from the women who called 911 to report that her daughter was better at oral sex to the man who dialed emergency services because a worker at McDonald’s had left the orange…

Kate Torgovnick/ / November 9, 2009

Woman Calls 911 To Report That Her Daughter Is Better At Oral Sex

An Ohio woman must have meant to call her shrink and not the police when she reported a crime of passion in her home. What was the crime? Her daughter had performed oral sex on her husband. (He’s the girl’s stepfather.) I think that’s against the law of basic human appropriateness, but unfortunately there i…

Ami Angelowicz / November 5, 2009

The 5 Biggest Conspiracy Theorists In Hollywood

Over the past eight years, the “9/11 truth” movement has gained a lot of followers. They’re the folks who say that 9/11 doesn’t compute and suspect that serious foul play, possibly on the part of our government, went down. I encountered a truther on the subway today who kept saying, “Wake up, America. 9/11 wa…

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 11, 2009

Quick Pic: A Moment Of Silence

It may be Friday, but today, in case you’ve sequestered yourself from all calendars, is also a very sad day. So let’s take a moment to remember 9/11, memorialized here in the annual “Tribute In Light.” [NYC 9/11/09]…

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 11, 2009

Made Up Song Saves Pregnant Mom’s Life

A three-year-old saved her pregnant mom’s life by calling 911 and giving the dispatcher details about her house and other landmarks all because her mom had made up a song called “911 green” that the toddler learned the week before. (The title comes from the fact that to call 911 on a cell phone, you…

Catherine Strawn / June 25, 2008
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