Written by By the editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication
Before Chuck E. Cheese was a thing, it was ShowBiz Pizza, complete with the Rock-afire Explosion Band, an animatronic combo that is still the stuff of nightmares. On May 24, the Rock-afire Explosion Band was reunited at a new arcade bar in Kansas City, Mo., also called Rock-afire. The band’s inventor, Aaron Fechter of Creative Engineering in Orlando, Fla., refurbished the band members with new masks, skin and costumes, and the playlist is set to include old standards as well as more contemporary hits. Bar owner James Bond was a huge fan of the band as a child: “You didn’t know whether they were fake or real,” he told The Kansas City Star.
Toronto police constables Vittorio Dominelli, 36, and Jamie Young, 35, had to call for backup in January during a raid on a marijuana dispensary after allegedly sampling some of the evidence. CTV News reported that the officers called for help after they began hallucinating, one eventually climbing a tree. In a May 23 press release, Toronto police announced that the two officers had been suspended and now face criminal charges in the incident.
A senior prank went unexpectedly wrong for high school student Kylan Scheele, 18, of Independence, Mo., when he was slapped with a three-day