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Men Troll Google Street View with Fake Murder Scene

Dan Thompson, 56, who owns Tomson Motor in Edinburgh, Scotland, had to say sorry after receiving a visit from the police.

The mechanic had lain on the road while his colleague stood over him with an axe handle after spotting the Google camera car from a distance.

However, a web user saw the image and made a complaint.

The incident happened in August 2012 but it was not until a year later, once the pictures had been uploaded onto the Google site, that police were alerted.

Mr Thompson told the BBC Scotland news website: “By complete fluke I saw the Google car coming along the road but it had to loop the block so I had one minute to rush back inside the garage and set up the murder scene.

“There are pictures of men on Google flashing their bums but we thought we would be more classy.

“We had forgotten about it when the police arrived a year later and we apologised for wasting police time. They found it funny.”

Mr. Thompson is still very much alive, as evidenced by this photo:
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via BBC

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The Complete Canon of Quips from Roger Sterling

Vulture has a complete list of quotes from Mad Men’s Roger Sterling. Roger, played by John Slattery, is my favorite character on the show because he adds sharp wit and dry humor to every scene he’s in. I’ve selected a few of my favorites below.

(Mona: Margaret’s run away.) “To where? Bergdorf’s?” (S7, E4)

(On his California trip) “It was a series of busts, and not the kind I like.” (S6, E11)

(Danny Siegel: I know these lugs from my days in advertising.) “More like a day, wasn’t it?” (S6, E11)

“Sunkist, Carnation, the avocado people: My biggest job in these meetings is to keep them from saying ‘golly’ too many times.” (S6, E11)

“I’m afraid she left everything to the zoo. She’s making them name the animals … Her will looked like a manifest from Noah’s Ark.” (S6, E2)

“As a wise man once said, the only thing worse than not getting what you want is someone else getting it.” (S5, E1)

(Don: “I’ll buy you lunch.”) “I’m stuffed. I had a jar of olives.” (S4, E6)

(Paul Kinsey: “He might lose his foot.”) “Right when he got it in the door.” (S3, E6)

“Last time Freddy Rumsen had a cup of coffee, it was one of five being poured down his throat by a cop.” (S2, E1)

“Look, we’ve got oysters Rockefeller, beef Wellington, napoleons. We leave this lunch alone, it’ll take over Europe.” (S1, E6)

“I’ll tell you what brilliance in advertising is: 99 cents. Somebody thought of that.” (S1, E3)

Read them all here.