News of the Weird 2.0 (September 17, 2013)

News of the Weird 2.0
Angst, Confusion, Cynicism, Ridicule

Prime Cuts of Underreported News from Last Week, Hand-Picked and Lightly Seasoned by Chuck Shepherd
September 16, 2013 (Part II)
(datelines September 7-September 14) (links correct as of September 15)

Sneaky, Low-Down Trick: 35 submissive men answered a dream-come-true ad--posted by a dominatrix offering to abuse them on her farm in northeast Austria. She hired three, and it took a whole week for the three to realize she had merely tricked them into working as farmhands, in fetish gear. (She said all that happened a yr ago, but it was just reported last week by Spiegel Online.) Spiegel Online

Strokes hit people in funny ways (e.g., hypersexuality, foreign-language speaking). And for instance, this 49-yr-old guy was left with “pathological generosity” after his brain got rewired. World’s Greatest Newspaper

In Australia, even the pigs go rowdy when they get blitzed: “Pig Drinks 18 Pints and Has Fight With Cow” The Guardian (London)

The Way The World Works: North Carolina actually pays, by contract, a $600 “bounty” to the DUI blood-alcohol-testing lab for every test it performs . . . but only “upon conviction.” It took two professors’ study to conclude that that might be a conflict of interest.

“When you shoot a gun, you take it out and point and shoot, and I don’t necessarily think eyesight is necessary,” said Iowa gun store customer Michael Barber, who, by the way, is blind. The state regulators recently deliberately failed to add “blind” to the traditional disabling conditions for a gun permit (under 18, felon, adjudicated insane). Des Moines Register

Soccer Blues: (1) In Brazil, the team on the cusp of a 3-2 win had to settle for 2-2 when the opponent’s team masseur ran onto the pitch and cleared an open shot headed for goal. (2) In Germany, a team physician rushing onto the pitch to treat an injured player pulled a muscle and then broke a finger when he fell (injured player, fine; injured trainer, needs rehab). Yahoo News /// The Guardian (London)

“5 Cops Attacked During Drunken Brawl at Baptism Celebration” KOMO-TV (Seattle)

Oh, Just Give Up, Already: Jeez . . Rituals! Animal sacrifice in 2013 America? The pre-Yom Kippur thingy where a chicken gets its throat cut for your damned atoned sins? Couldn’t they at least make sure the hens get donated to the poor? No, no, no. I’m not gonna chicken out on this: People! . . your sins don’t really get transfered. Period. They don’t. They just don’t. Los Angeles Times

Speaking of those pesky evil thoughts: The Iowa pastor sentenced to 17 yrs’ real time for trying to “cure” gay boys by vanishing their evil thoughts via ejaculation . . . has been re-sentenced . . to probation.

Newsrangers: Jay Caplan and the News of the Weird Board of Editorial Advisors.
     Posted By: Chuck - Tue Sep 17, 2013

Those Austrian farmhands wanted to be dominated and got EXACTLY that.

Jim Miekka, Totally BLind Marksman:

When the pigs I know get drunk they usually try to pick up a cow in a country bar.
Posted by tadchem on 09/17/13 at 12:58 PM
farmhands- That's right, they got dominated so what are they complaining for.

generosity- There are far worse effects.

dui lab- Conflict of interest, YA THINK?

blind shooting- Only surprise, its not Florida.

baptism brawl- That is just sad, the kid getting baptized doesn't have a chance.jail time to probation- WHY?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/17/13 at 08:22 PM
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