cycle 081119

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.

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.

Today's Newsrangers: Zan Hecht, Stephen Taylor, Candy Clouston
     Posted By: Chuck - Wed Nov 19, 2008

Hey! I have to pee, too. Does that make me a hero? Cool!
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 11/19/08 at 04:24 PM
I get up to pee at LEAST twice a night. My husband gets annoyed by it, but I can now proclaim myself a hero!

As for the peanut butter... well, there has GOT to be a better way to attract carnivores than a body slathered in Jif (was she a choosy mom??)

Damn! I had SO planned to name my next child Dalcapone Alpaccino. I guess I'm stuck with D'Johngotti Robertdeniro. That was totally my backup choice.
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 11/19/08 at 05:08 PM
KW- Shouldn't that be D'Johngotti D'Teflondon ?
Posted by Bill_ on 11/19/08 at 05:53 PM
Sad to admit, but I live in the town where Tammy Lewis was in court. The judge is well-loved (not).

The town where the crime took place has weirdness all its own!
Posted by Kenneth on 11/19/08 at 08:46 PM
middle-of-the-night Remember when an "all nighter" didn't have anything to do with sleeping a straight eight?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/19/08 at 11:42 PM
KW, Bill... my son's name is Ddutchschultz Joepesci.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 11/20/08 at 10:30 AM
D'uhbyah Joshbrolin
Posted by John in O-high-O on 11/20/08 at 02:00 PM
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