Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Wednesday’s Creme de la Weird

NAFTA’s Working! Product launches in Mexico include bulletproof fashions, euthanasia drug
An upscale Colombian designer, specializing in Kevlar, opened a swanky shop in Mexico City because that’s where the violence is these days. And the vets’ choice for putting dogs and cats to sleep (Nembutal) isn’t too tightly regulated in Mexico, leading to a thriving market for seniors wanting to take The Only Way Out. Nat'l Public Radio / Reuters

OK to breed with your first cousin after all, says Australian researcher
Perth Sunday Times

Tight labor market in India: Man paid a hitman to kill his dad so he could get his job
Dad was one day from retirement, but if he had died “on the job” instead of having formally retired, the son thought the gov’t would have let him sorta inherit the position. Reuters

The Human Condition Today

To celebrate the Olympics, Chinese guy stuck 2,008 brightly-colored pins in his body
Daily Telegraph (London)

F-State kid needed fire rescue workers after he got stuck in a hole . . in a tree
St. Petersburg Times

Drunk driver crashes into bicycle race
with spectacular photo of all-hell breaking loose. AP via CNN

Your Daily Loser

Incompetent mooner flashed against restaurant window, broke it, sliced ass
AP via Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

Your Daily Jury Duty
[no fair examining the evidence; verdict based on mugshot only]
Raymond Marston, “suspected” rapist
St. Petersburg Times

And Also . . .
At long last, another I-spilled-my-coffee lawsuit . . . . . Can’t fly out of Heathrow if you’re wearing a t-shirt with a drawing of a gun on it . . . . . Canton, Ohio, city council approved jail time for residents with shaggy lawns . . . . . Good news: The painful lump was not a tumor, after all (just a surgical towel they left in 25 yrs ago) . . . . . A raid on a Brazilian prison spoiled the good life of inmate Genilson Lins da Silva, who'll lose his TV, fridge, guns, and $173k in cash.

Professor Music’s Weird Links
Soft-sell: To encourage pre-orders of a new Japanese computer game, the makers of Married Women Harem’s new in-store display consists of, uh, a huge, partially-bodice-covered pair of silicone-filled breasts, encouraging potential customers to feel ‘em up all they want [WARNING: Not Safe for Work™]

Newsrangers: David Weiss, Phil Daley, Steve Miller, Paul Music, Erica Whitaker, Bob Pert
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