News of the Weird Daily for Friday

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Chuck Shepherd

May 1, 2009, 8:13:11 AM5/1/09
News of the Weird Daily

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Chuck's Links for Friday, May 1, 2009

Shreepriya Gopalan, whoever he is, filed a federal lawsuit in California against Microsoft and every other mega-corporation you've ever heard of, demanding that they stop conducting business without him, in that he owns them. (How could that be?) "These companies were I Chinged in through a metaphysical layer created and owned by me." He's also a little short of scratch right now and would like the court to accept his lawsuit at public expense. TG Daily ///

Awesome OCD: Teresa Tambunting, 50, a 27-yr employee of a New York City jewelry company, has been lifting small pieces of gold out in her purse, daily, for the last six yrs, until she had at least 600 lbs. (at $900/oz.!). New York Daily News

Florida funeral director Lawrence Epps Jr. said he has "complied with the basic laws," which, if that's true, apparently don't prohibit funeral directors from stacking bagged bodies in an unrefrigerated room for three months waiting for the county's payment to arrive. Tampa Tribune

She knew she was endangering her two small kids riding with her, but she just had to ram her car into her husband's pick-up truck because . . he was drunk, and it was her duty to stop him from driving (and his carousing that night had nothing to do with it). Palm Beach Post

Least Competent: (1) A 26-yr-old man dug a 5-ft hole in his yard to work on a problem with his well. He got stuck, head down, only his feet sticking out, for 20 hours. Seriously. (2) Jason Durant, 32, knocked off a Connecticut bank, accidentally fell down a steep slope in back of the bank, broke his leg in several places, lost his gun, lost all the bank loot (except for $2), and crashed against a snowplow blade, slashing himself. Daily Journal (Vineland, N.J.) /// Republican-American (Waterbury)

[Jury Duty] James Marino, 17, White Plains, N.Y., might have shoplifted some condoms, but on the other hand, the charge is kinda unbelievable, since another thing he supposedly lifted was a cosmetic, which would likely be used only by someone concerned about his looks, which does not describe James very well. Journal News (White Plains)

Today's Newsrangers: Dave Ewan, Steve Dunn

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