7 Clicks (March 31, 2017)

7 Clicks
A Weird Universe News Service
March 31, 2017

Problem Solved: The U.S. can look to New Zealand when our new EPA Administrator gets nasty. We get a Greenpeace thug to fistfight ("Queensbury Rules") Scott Pruitt, and the loser has to go wallow in a Superfund pool (say, the Berkeley Pit in Butte, Mont.). [Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Radio]

One moment you're being video-interviewed about how much you love your dog, and the next (almost literally) he tears you apart. [The Guardian]

The "Phone" Thing Gone Too Far: Can't even put it on "airplane mode" long enough to rob a coupla banks? [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

Not Pregnant: The Northwestern Univ. researcher who has constructed her own female reproductive system in the lab, using human tissue, announced it just had its first menstrual period! [National Geographic]

Clichés Come to Life: The suspect in the first murder of the year for Berkeley, Calif., Pablo Gomez Jr., apparently insisted that the police report refer to him as "they" rather than "he." [AP via Monterey Herald]

Big-Time Crime in Senoia, Ga. (pop. 3,300): Dennis Smith, 65, was cuffed after he stole (allegedly) some dirt. [WAGA-TV] [OK, well, 6m pounds of it, in 183 dump truck loads]

Can't Possibly Be True: Below the fold in this story, it says that most milk sold in Canada comes in plastic pouches. [That's not true, is it?] [Is it?] [It is?] [Globe and Mail]

Thanks to Sandy Pearlman, Jim Weber, and Mel Birgé.
     Posted By: Chuck - Fri Mar 31, 2017

Milk pouches: I do know that in the prairie provinces milk is sold in tetra pak or plastic jugs.I believe it is only Ontario and East that the pouches are used. I have no idea about the North?
Posted by BMN on 03/31/17 at 02:50 PM
Milk can be bought in plastic bags in Canada. You put them in a holder (specifically for them or not) , cut a corner, and pour. I prefer bag milk to carton milk because its less cardboard.
Posted by JonasB on 03/31/17 at 08:34 PM
Berkeley perp: Perfectly logical pronoun usage. "They" includes him and all the voices he hears in his head.
Posted by Virtual on 03/31/17 at 10:42 PM
Milk in plastic pouches was available in in the US as well. Back in the 60s at least.
Posted by eddi on 04/01/17 at 12:50 AM
Most milk in Israel is sold in plastic pouches.
Posted by ges on 04/02/17 at 09:34 PM
We had small milk bags in school in the 70's. You had to be careful that your pointed straw did not poke through the bottom when you stabbed the bag with it.
Posted by RobK on 04/03/17 at 10:26 AM
A number of students at the University of Michigan said that their preferred pronoun was "Your Majesty," when the university instituted that idiotic practice.
Posted by RobK on 04/03/17 at 10:28 AM
If this ol' boy is dumb enough to believe that Georgia is about to be overrun by zombies (Walking Dead is filmed in and around Senoia), then he might have wanted enough dirt to bury the ones he'd need to take down.

Boy needs a long vacay at Milledgeville.
Posted by Angie unduplicated on 04/16/17 at 01:39 PM
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