Thursday, June 05, 2008

Thursday’s Creme de la Weird

An estate-disposition service for the en-Raptured heaven-bound
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The menu at U.N. conference on world hunger this week in Rome
(e.g., lemon mousse with raspberry sauce, parmesan risotto, pasta with pumpkin, “pretty standard stuff,” said a UN spokesman) Washington Post

Lawsuit against Texas justice of the peace who ordered girl paddled in court
Hon. Gustavo Garza of Brownsville gave dad a 2x4 and said to smack the truant kid on the butt, in court, or he’d convict her. Associated Press via Yahoo

State senator arrested but then gave his name as that of another legislator
Massachusetts Sen. J. James Marzilli Jr. was arrested for trying to grope a woman on a park bench in Lowell but then told cops he was state Rep. Martin Walsh of Dorchester. (A few minutes later, though, he came clean and started to cry.) (Walsh: WTF?) Boston Globe

Your Daily Loser
Marya Green, 29, pulled over for DUI in a Cincinnati suburb, denied she was the one driving, having turned the wheel over to her underage son. (OK, we’ve seen that kinda thing before, several times, but Green’s son is, er, 1 yr old and was sitting in her lap in the driver’s seat at the time.) WLWT-TV (Cincinnati)

Swiss researchers found that stupid flies actually live longer than smart flies . . . . . “Child-Friendly Sex Shop to Open in NYC,” reports WCBS-TV (but I think they mean real-small children).

Professor Music’s Weird Links
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