Things To Worry About On Tuesday
The main thing to worry about, if you’re writing the Pro Edition of News of the Weird, is what to do the day after a slow weird-news day? Oh, yeah, there was the usual run of stupid people, like the home invader who got beaten up by a blind guy, and the girl who was carrying on a phone conversation while crossing the railroad tracks at 11:44 a.m. (just when the 11:44 went by), and so forth. But all that tickled Yr Editor’s fancy were: the VA official caught stone-cold lying to CBS News about veterans’ suicide attempts; the Brazilian priest trying to raise money for his church by floating up in helium-filled balloons and who may be by now in a Better Place; the German who thinks it’d be high art to exhibit somebody dying in his gallery; the poorly-reported report of the doper caught “pumping gas” into an “imaginary” car; and the update on the lawsuit against the hospital [NOTW M048, 3-9-2008] for administering the unwanted, uncalled-for rectal exam (verdict for defendants). I’m pretty sure yesterday was just a statistical blip, and I’m back in the trenches today. [NOTW Daily ombudsman Buddy: I agree that it's probably a blip, Chuck; I don't buy those rumors that the reason you can't find weird news is because you're all washed up; no way.]
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