A Body in Peanut Butter, Cheerleaders in Silk

and the Afternoon Edition of Chuck's News of the Weird Daily for Wednesday

Tammy Lewis, 36, pleaded no-contest in Wisconsin to helping her messiah, Alan Bushey, 58, keep drawing a dead woman's Social Security checks. Lewis helped set the body up on a toilet because Bushey insisted God would revive her. (Bonus: The prosecutor said, of the plea deal: "There is a volume of information on the case, a lot of which I cannot divulge to the public." Damn!) Associated Press via ABC News

New York police said William Walsh, who has been charged with killing his wife, slathered her body with peanut butter and dumped it, to goad wild carnivores into disposing of it, but, well, police just found a dead body covered with peanut butter. New York Post

Six people were rescued from a middle-of-the-night fire in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, but the man who kicked in the doors to get to people out said he wasn't the real hero, that the real hero was the woman who first noticed the fire when she got up to do what she always has to do in the middle of the night. ("I'm not the hero," he said. "She's the hero. She had to pee.") The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon)

Indicted in Ohio on felony cocaine-possession: Mr. Dalcapone Alpaccino Morris. TheSmokingGun.com

There'll be American-style cheerleaders, for the first time ever at a cricket match, next Wednesday in Cuttack, India, though they'll wear saris and silks. Daily Telegraph (London)

Professor Music's Weird Link o' the Day
Just a reminder to catch up to the Modern Drunkard magazine, which made News of the Weird in 2005:
Editor Frank Kelly Rich’s bimonthly tribute to overdrinking--the magazine Modern Drunkard--is a 50,000-circulation glossy “about drinking and only about drinking, and not just drinking, but heavy drinking,” he told the Los Angeles Times in January. “The most accomplished people,” Rich said, “have been drinkers,” and he implied that all that Middle East turmoil would be eased if people just drank more. Calling serious drinkers an “oppressed minority,” Rich said he himself has about eight drinks a day, sometimes up to 30 (when he frequently blacks out). Said Rich’s wife, of her husband’s career, “When you find your calling, you have to go with it.”* Well, there's plenty to do on the online version of the magazine. ModernDrunkardmagazine.com

Today's Newsrangers: Zan Hecht, Stephen Taylor, Candy Clouston
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