The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


April 11, 2014

What you missed recently at Daily Blast: Ukrainian Vader, 'Smaug,' 'Jaws,' intruding ducks

We collect and add to the doofier parts of the Internet at the Daily Blast. If you haven't visited in a while, here are some of the items you might have missed:

Gaming news

-- Worst gaming remakes of all-time? *Internet voice* "Put 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' on there. They've all been the same since 'Modern Warfare.' Hurr, hurr." *End Internet voice.*

And the winner is....

-- Wesley Thomas, Mazeppa, submitted the Susquehanna Valley's worst school photo.

Can you Guess Who?

-- Last week's Guess Who participant, an avid outdoorsman, wouldn't even go on the beach house deck after an ill-fated vacation stop at a boardwalk movie theater to see "Jaws" for the first time.

Movie night?

-- Plan to watch a movie at home tonight? "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" was among this week's DVD releases.

Did you know?

-- James Dean and David Letterman were born in the same state where the first professional baseball game was played.

Odd news

-- Canadian Mounties commandeered a snowmobile to catch a firearms thief who fled on a stolen John Deere tractor.

-- From the witless thieves department: Thanks for calling customer service, your stolen computer is fixed. |||| Step 1: Steal Phone. Step 2: Send selfie to victim.

-- Case quacked: Intruder was just a duck.

-- Darth Vader has a plan to rebuild the Ukrainian empire.

-- Marilyn Monroe can still make an entrance

-- Rotting garbage, filthy bathrooms, a South Korean delicacy.

-- Fruit flies make blazing fast turns like fighter jets.

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