News of the Weird Daily for Thursday

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Chuck Shepherd

Apr 23, 2009, 8:01:47 AM4/23/09
News of the Weird Daily

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Chuck's Links for Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mom of an elementary-schooler persuaded the school board, using Bible-based reasoning, that untucked shirttails should be allowed: Shirttails make it more difficult for pervs to focus on her daughter's butt. Dallas Morning News

A woman gave a homeless man sitting in the parking lot of a McD's in Nashville a cheeseburger, but he threw it back at her, demanding money instead. She called him an "ungrateful bastard." He beat her up. This episode can mean only one thing: a $2m lawsuit against McD's. The Tennessean

Fresno, Calif., police are after a dad, 26, for taking his 7-yr-old son to a tattoo parlor to ink a dog's paw onto his stomach (the sign of the Bulldogs, Fresno's largest street gang). Associated Press via Fresno Bee

A guy opened a café/gallery in Turku, Finland, that included a room with beanbags for sleepy people to come take naps on (pillows, blankets, and teddy bears provided). Agence France-Presse via Yahoo

Clever cops in the San Bernardino, Calif., area figured out how to serve arrest warrants on fugitive skinheads: Some of their pregnant old ladies would be in maternity wards on Monday, April 20th, because they had tried to time delivery to yield Aryan urchins on Adolf Hitler's birthday. San Bernardino Sun

An Australian medical journal gives a step-by-step on how to get a leech off of an eyeball (Well, first, you have to "numb the eyeball . . ..") (Sydney)

Settlers Life Insurance has refused to pay on a death policy because the murdered victim also had Hep C, which it said was a deal-killing "pre-existing condition." Courthouse News Service /// lawsuit [pdf]

An easily-distracted pregnant woman held up a Carter Bank branch in Fayetteville, N.C., but in the middle of the caper got an incoming call on her cell, yakked for a bit, then aborted the job and fled. Associated Press via Yahoo

This was weird in 2002, weirder in 2003, even weirder in 2004, weirder still in 2005, and on and on, and, jeez, to this day, airline passengers still try to board with carry-on luggage containing guns, chain saws, meat cleavers, ice picks, fireworks, and all the other usual things everybody knows you can't carry on. Most people get pissed if they even have to take their shoes off, but these guys . . .. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

[Jury Duty] Is George Bunch, 52, Covington, La., just a harmless creature from planet Frognon, or is he a major-league pervert? He was perched beside a public library, grossing people out, but he "knew he had a problem," the immediate one being that he was staring at little kids while holding a notebook with kids' names and descriptions of what he imagined doing to them. Times-Picayune

Today's Newsrangers: Paul Music, Joe Littrell, Bruce Alter

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