Friday, July 16, 2010

Tweets by Twits

(Updated here)
@fishsports Want to like LeBron even less? Enjoy.
"Enjoy?"  You mean as much as we "enjoy" morons hung by tongues spewing far-flung dung?

But what was Mr. FishSports chirping about in the first place?

What else? Yet another fish story.
Just a few days ago, Vaneisha Robinson believed her dreams were about to come true. As NewsChannel5 first reported, Robinson [allegedly] paid $5 for a pendant in the shape of LeBron James' number 23 jersey at [what she claimed to be] a yard sale four years ago.
(photo by AP)
Robinson thought it was costume jewelry until she had it appraised and certified by International Gemological Institute, which said the diamond-studded, gold jewelry was real and valued at nearly $10,000.
The amateur boxer put the pendant up for sale on eBay, hoping [so she said] to use the proceeds to open her own gym. On Wednesday, Robinson got a phone call that turned her dream into a nightmare. Robinson said the caller was Katherine L. Powers, mother of Maverick O. Carter. Carter is the CEO of LeBron James' marketing company, LRMR.
It turned out the one-of-a-kind pendant belongs to Carter, who claims it was stolen. "Ms. Powers showed me the pendant in question and I was able to determine that it was a one-of-a-kind item and it did actually belong to Mr. Carter," said [Wadsworth Police] Sgt. James Elchlinger.

Robinson showed up at the [police] station Thursday afternoon [intending to file a complaint after representatives of Carter demanded the pendant's return].   [Instead,] Robinson said she was advised to get a lawyer.  Police are trying to determine if the pendant was ever reported stolen. Robinson maintains she could not have had the jewelry certified by the I.G.S. if it were stolen property.
The boxer vowed her next fight will be in a court of law. "There was no serial number on that pendant so it's untraceable," Robinson said. "That pendant is mine. It belongs to me. I want it back."

So, Ms. Robinson buys a $5 pendant at a "yard sale" FOUR years ago  which, FOUR years later, she suddenly decides to appraise by paying a gemologist so she can auction said pendant on eBay to raise "proceeds" for a gym which may or may not exist in plans, permits or paperwork beyond the realm of Ms. Robinson's recent imagination.

Note: Ms. Robinson's convenient awareness of IGS policy prohibiting appraisal certification of (reported) stolen property.

Hunch: Ms. Robinson cannot remember the yard, house, street, city, state, country or planet where she purchased the pendant.

"There was no serial number on that pendant so it's untraceable," Robinson said. "That pendant is mine."

Dear Ms. Robinson, Ever hear of the Mona Lisa? Hope Diamond?  Eiffel Tower?

They're not yours either.