News of the Weird Daily for Monday

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Chuck Shepherd

Apr 20, 2009, 4:48:40 PM4/20/09
News of the Weird Daily

© 2009 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.

Chuck's Links for Monday, April 20, 2009

Great Art! (1) Mexican Raul Ortega Ayala's London show of cheese made from human breast milk. (2) New Jersey plastic surgeon Anthony Berlet's New York show (via photos) of his (and 3 colleagues') all-time masterpieces of nipping and tucking. Sunday Express (London) /// New York Times

An Afghan ayatollah made it official: A wife can indeed say 'no' to her husband's sexual demands, but on the other hand, since she has a 'duty' to him, he can retaliate by cutting back on his duty . . to feed her. Reuters

Turns out America's premier all-time mobster Al Capone was a sentimental music composer, and the sheet music for his Italian love song (from Alcatraz) is on sale for $65k ("Madonna mia / You're the bloom of the roses / You're the charm that reposes" and "With your true love to guide me / Let whatever betide me")/ Associated Press via The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.) /// Lyrics

No Longer Weird: Takes her kid on a shoplifting frolic, flees from security guard, leaves kid behind. (Stuart, Fla.)

Can't Possibly Be True: Brand-new bride is a genuine babe, and she's all into fishing, camping, four-wheeling, hunting (posing in wedding dress, with rifle and turkey kill). Knoxville News-Sentinel

In Surrey, British Columbia, police broke up a scuffle between husband and wife fighting over . . a TV news report about violence. Vancouver Sun

New asylum strategy: Kansas detainee David Kihuha has avoided two deportation dates (to Kenya) by smearing his own caca on himself when it's time to leave. Kansas City Star

Recurring Theme: If ya stop along the side of the road at night to pee after you've been drinking, you're beggin' for it, like this guy who fell off a bridge over the Minnesota River. Associated Press via St. Paul Pioneer Press

[Jury Duty] Another one of those "Arrest him immediately because he's bound to have committed some crime" (although we don't know which because The Smoking Gun only put up the photo).

Today's Newsrangers: Sandy Pearlman, Peter Suber, Bobby Stout

Chuck Shepherd

Apr 27, 2009, 9:29:26 AM4/27/09
News of the Weird Daily

© 2009 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.

Chuck's Links for Monday, April 27, 2009

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York's Yeshiva University) reported success with a topical application of nanoparticles of nitric oxide, as a Viagra substitute, giving 5 out of 7 rats hard-ons. Daily Telegraph (London)

German doctors removed a 40-lb. cyst from a Saudi woman (which is not a world record, by any means, i.e., try 303 lbs., but she only weighed 120 lbs. going in). Associated Press via Fox News /// Bild (Berlin) [photo story; Not Safe for Work or Stomachs]

What if you put up photos of the Wall Street masters of the universe and gave out chances (like carnival sideshows) to shoot 'em down and win big kewpie dolls (sorta like these two Czech artists did)? Agence France-Presse via Yahoo

At least one Republican official sees Democrats as blameless for the root causes of American dysfunction . . because the fault lies with Satan himself. Salt Lake Tribune

Today's Fish/Barrel Shoot: Britain's Justice Secretary, despairing that "prison" doesn't seem to cure bad people, says let's try untough love, like sending the perps to mentors to teach 'em how to fish, plant gardens, apply for gov't benefits, etc. Daily Mail

I don't have a mugshot for ya today, but here's a horse with a moustache---will that do? Daily Telegraph (London)

Today's Newsrangers: Mark Neunder, David Oldridge

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