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Oh yeah, you’ve got to be shitting me. What is wrong with people?

From the Associated Press:

The body of deceased Angel Pantoja Medina, [above], stands leaning against a wall during his wake as unidentified people attend his wake in his mother’s home in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, Aug. 18, 2008. The last wish of Medina, 24, who was found dead on Aug. 15, 2008 underneath a bridge in the capital, was to be standing at his own wake, and was embalmed for the occasion.

I love Australia.

I lived there for a while and I have to say, it is spectacular. It has wonderful terrain, from the Barrier Reef to Ayers Rock. It has great art & culture. It also is filled with great people.

Great people who drink.

Way… way… too much.

From the Mail Online:

A man who fell asleep in a drunken stupor on the grass outside his home was horrified to find his embarrassment posted on the internet.

He had been drowning his sorrows over the death of a friend and collapsed after climbing out of a taxi.

As he slept off his excesses, a car-mounted video camera passed by to record pictures of the street for Google’s StreetView website.

Within days a photographic record of the neighbourhood and its unusual presence was available for worldwide viewing.

The new Google service has been at the centre of controversy over claims it represents a breach of privacy.

But the latest victim, who gave his name only as ‘Bill’, is not planning an official complaint.

‘I’m not too happy about it’ said Bill.

‘I mean, I wouldn’t have been there in the state that I was in, but I wasn’t really thinking there would be someone driving by with a video camera on the roof filming me, either,’ Bill, 36, said from northern Australia, where he is working with a fishing company.

‘What do you do when you lose a mate like that?’ he said of his pal, with whom he had been planning a motorbike holiday around the island of Tasmania.

‘I know what he would have done if I left – he would have partied, too. That’s what I would’ve wanted him to do so that’s what I did with some friends.’

Bill said he accepted he could not expect to have complete privacy in a public street, but he questioned whether his embarrassing moment should be broadcast over the internet.

Since Bill’s case became known to Google Australia, his embarrassing sleep-in has been removed from the site.