Ugly Woman, Ugly Bananas

and the Morning Edition of Chuck's News of the Weird Daily for Thursday

An educated, responsible professional manager recently lost $400k in retirement savings
Of course lots of those types have lost that, and more, recently with the stock market crash, but this woman actually was untouched by the crash. That's because she had already lost hers in a Nigerian scam. (Bonus: She apparently saw it coming practically the whole way but says she couldn't stop sending them money, anyway.) KATU-TV (Portland, Ore.)
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North America's least-decisive judge
Guy files a lawsuit demanding $2B from Microsoft, Wal-Mart, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Univ. of British Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and other entities who have propagated brain waves to control his mind, and are even continuing their nefarious scheme at this moment to keep the lawsuit out of court. But Justice Fraser Wilson, clearly impervious to the brain control, refuses to dismiss the lawsuit, not quite sure yet whether there's anything to it. Vancouver Sun
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Your Daily Losers
Six guys were arrested for a ham-handed burglary of a rich guy's home in Bentonville, Ark., which was especially easy to solve when they agreed to accept $30 cash from a curious recycler for the bar of solid silver that they stole, worth $15k. Associated Press via Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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Your Daily Jury Duty
[no fair examining the evidence; verdict must be based on mugshot only]
Raymond "Chuck" Foster, 44, who was charged with murder even though the local sheriff said he couldn't "imagine anyone feeling endangered" by being around him. Associated Press via AOL
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More Things to Worry About on Thursday

Worst-case scenario for a Korean woman addicted to cosmetic face surgery [yes, with photos] [Not Safe for Stomachs] Daily Telegraph (London)

The southeastern-Turkey city of Batman sued Warner Brothers, seeking a piece of the caped crusader franchise. Variety

If you're a military vet and file a disability claim today, you likely won't hear from the VA before May 2009, and if they turn you down then, and you appeal, don't expect action during Obama's first term (but a lawsuit filed Monday demands 90-day and 180-day deadlines, respectively). Washington Post

Update: The European Commission has scrapped some of its "ugly fruit and vegetable" rules, so too-bent cucumbers are now legal (but too-bent bananas are still restricted). New York Times

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     Posted By: Chuck - Thu Nov 13, 2008
     Category: Bananas

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