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Cutting Room Floor 03/23/07

Cutting Room Floor 03/23/07



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(KSL News)

4x4 DREAM

The underside of a car is a familiar sight to auto mechanic Dean Blevins.

Seeing one on top of him at 2:30 in the morning, while in bed... that was new.

And it landed him on our "Cutting Room Floor".

A Jeep crashed through a wall of Blevins' apartment pinning him in his bed... for an hour.

But escaped with only minor bruises and scrapes.

Blevins said he felt hot antifreeze splash onto his face.

But his initial thoughts were less about his injuries and more about going after the driver.

"If I'd a had my gun, I'd a probably shot him" ...he said.

The driver was charged with driving under the influence.

McJOB

Look up the word "McJob" in the Oxford English Dictionary and you'll find the definition, "an unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects, especially one created by the expansion of the service sector."

McDonald's wants the definition changed or altogether ditched saying it's demeaning to its workers.

According to the dictionary "McJob" first cropped up two decades ago in the Washington Post.

But the fast- food chain that helped coin the phrase "super size" may have its work cut out.

In 2003, Merriam-Webster Dictionary refused to remove or change their definition of "McJob" ...saying the definition was accurate.

EVIL BAR CODE

In a world where it seems as if everything, even people have a barcode a Russian village is saying no.

Why? They believe bar codes are of the devil.

At least a hundred residents of the village have refused to switch to new passports because they believe the documents' bar codes contain three- sixes... or the sign of Satan.

Some residents have also stopped collecting their pensions at the local post office because the payment slips have bar codes that might contain the mark of the devil.

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