news blips you can't make up
Police catch Peeping Tom at a nudie show
. So, what's the point?
Man fined for blowing his nose
. In England. Gives new meaning to the phrase "stiff upper lip
Also in England Town's mayor caught stealing women's underwear
. At least he wasn't shoplifting, however. He was stealing it from a woman's dresser drawer in her home. [UPDATE: The Mayor had twice been elected mayor of Preesall and Knott End, near Fleetwood, Lancs,] With no statement proffered, he resigned from his post.
Rupert Murdoch's Fox the most trusted name in news
... according to leaning-to-the-right-wing opinionator Politico
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary censored by Menifee California School district
. "It's just not age-appropriate
," said school spokeswoman Betti Cadmus to the the Press-Enterprise. "It's hard to sit and read the dictionary, but we'll be looking to find other things of a graphic nature
Evidently one—count ‘em, one—- parent complained so, rather than choosing a thoughtful and measured response to calm the histrionic parent, the local district officials instead swooped in and purged all the district’s schools of the dictionary.
Censorship again! This time in Culpepper Virginia, banning the Diary of Anne Frank.
. Why not just forbid going to libraries? Ban reading [oh, Sorry, Rupert Murdoch - trusted news source notwithstanding - is helping that cause already
Who else censors books? A whole passel of organizations
, even Sarah Palin has a list
Wisconsin school district bans "sexual bending"
during school dances and requires that "...both feet must remain on the dance floor at all times
..." This appears to rule out performances of the Charleston, Electric Slide, the Cha-Cha and virtually every other dance step I can think of.
Santa Claus wins Peace Prize
. No, this is not lifted from The Onion
Fashion News! Models from the Wal-Mart runways
Dillie the friendly deer likes to share her owners’ bed at night.
48-year-old vet Dr Melanie Butera, from Ohio, rescued her. Dillie started sharing the Buteras’ bed with their dog Lady. ‘It was quite a cute get-together
,’ said Dr Butera. ‘Steve liked the way Dillie warmed his feet up when she lay on them
Dillie’s favourite treat is pasta followed by ice cream and coffee, topped off with frozen ice shavings. ‘We just love her to bits
,’ said Dr Butera.
Naked intruder greeted with meat cleaver
Labels: censorship, news of the weird