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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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Tokyo: It says here* that a marketing firm is recruiting popular “girls” (18-and-up) to wear advertising stickers on their legs between the hem of a short skirt and the top of tall socks and just walk around, on the supposition that that’s where men look, anyway. [* This story is so far reported only in London’s Daily Telegraph, and ID’s the marketing firm as “Wit Inc,” which is apparently this one but whose work is not well reported in English, so we’ll have to take the newspaper’s word for all this.] Daily Telegraph
Detroit: Bishop Wayne T. Jackson wants YouTube cleansed of a video showing his consecration style at his Impact Ministries International. He’s in full robes, lying on top of the new bishops, also in robes, as they pray. Comments left on the bishop’s Facebook page have apparently been so-o-o gay. Associated Press via WJBK-TV
Jackson, Miss.: The ACLU and another group alleged that the state uses “arrest” as a viable option in schools, to improve discipline. But readers’ imagination is required to process an arrest for farting, for instance. And a 5-yr-old kid was arrested for violating a dress code (have to “send a message,” y’know). The kid’s mom had used a marker to color red-white sneakers the required black. New York Times /// Yahoo News
Dangers of Smoking: In Germany a 2-yr-old accidentally locked his grandpa on the balcony, sending him into hypothermia, when the man stepped out for a smoke. And in Russia, a man had to chase a train in the snow after he fell off standing between cars on a smoke break. The Local (Berlin) /// RIA-Novosti (Moscow)
Juneau, Wis.: Hard, hard times. Two strippers were cited for disorderly conduct for brawling over a customer’s tip ($1). La Crosse Tribune
Morristown, N.J.: A potential world record was set for the shortest time lapse between “started new job” and “broke bad.” Police said Tyrone Harris, 26, was on the job at Dunkin Donuts for about 20 minutes when he swiped around $2,000 from a drawer and left (saying he’d “finish training” later). NJ.com (Newark)
Jury Duty ([In America, you're presumed innocent . . until the mug shot is released]): From last week’s The Smoking Gun collection, a man with zero chance of acquittal for domestic battery. The Smoking Gun
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