News of the Weird / Plus
May 19, 2015 (Part 2) [weird stuff that made me excited (frightened) (ROTFL) (appalled) last week, some of which will appear in News of the Weird soon] [Part 1 on Monday, Part 2 on Tuesday]
(1) After Turkey’s Istanbul Technical University announced it was building a popular new “landmark mosque,” dissenters at Dokuz Eylul University began circulating petitions for a Buddhist temple--and, more urgently, a Jedi temple “to bring balance to the Force.” (2) After recent submarine sightings off Sweden (suspected Russian), leading some Swedes to demand more vigilance, the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society suggested repelling the Rooskie subs with a sonar system called “The Singing Sailor” sending the message, “Welcome to Sweden. Gay since 1944,” which would surely tighten Russian sphincters. United Press International
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Multitasker: A 33-yr-old driver was arrested near Orlando, drunk, with four unbelted kids in the car, while breastfeeding the youngest (2 months old). (Bonus: expired license plate!) WKMG-TV
The Legend of F State Judge John “Jay” Hurley Continues: His Fort Lauderdale courtroom is the Radio City Music Hall of justice, where the show never stops (as News of the Weird has documented). May 13, 2015: Veteran perp David Riffle makes his latest appearance. Riffle: How you doin, asshole?
Hurley: I’m doin’ fine. How are you, sir?
Riffle: You are now going to hell . . for the glory of God . . Amen.
Hurley: $100 bond. Next. WPLG-TV
Suspicions Confirmed: Oh, no--Prince Charles may not be blessed with gravitas. A series of secret letters he sent to the Prime Minister in 2004 and 2005 were finally released after a long freedom-of-information fight with London’s The Guardian
. Did Charles privately excoriate Mr. Blair for cooperating on the invasion of Iraq? Well, no. Britain must do more, Charles wrote, to save the albatross by protecting their food supply. And so forth. Washington Post
In the Internet’s Low-Rent District Last Week: (1) Kim Anami began the European part of her current world tour; she draws in the crowds by showcasing weights attached to her hoo-hah; (2) The American Edward Smith, 62, calls attention to himself by humping cars, like this Porsche--as they are his only love interests; (3) Leonard Delaney, who writes Kindle books fiction under a pseudonym, specializes in hardcore porn stories about iWatch and Tetris fans; (4) Somehow, the F State is not weird enough for some websites so they make up stuff so . . no, if you read about a guy who tried to cash a check for $388bn at a Bank of America in Jacksonville, well, no. Metro
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