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News of the Weird 12/12/13

News of the Weird 12/12/13

by Chuck Shepherd Yellow and Brown Values A Swedish TV show, "Biss och Kajs," found itself in the spotlight in November—in Russia, where government-run television apparently used it to send a [...]

News of the Weird 12/05/13

News of the Weird 12/05/13

by Chuck Shepherd Something in the Air Is the signature smell of Texas A&M University more "Italian lemon, bergamot and iced pineapple" (that open into "a body of vivid florals, raw nutmeg and [...]

News of the Weird 11/29/13

News of the Weird 11/29/13

by Chuck Shepherd Family of Man The Marvels of Science: The notorious white separatist Craig Cobb is currently soliciting like-skinned people to move to his tiny town of Leith, N.D. (pop. 16), to [...]

News of the Weird 11/14/13

News of the Weird 11/14/13

by Chuck Shepherd Worth the Commute Downtown London residences are known to be staggeringly expensive, but media blogger Sam Cookney calculated in October just how much. Cookney said he can live [...]

News of the Weird 11/07/13

News of the Weird 11/07/13

by Chuck Shepherd A Piece of the Action "Fantasy sports" are hugely popular, but when fans "draft" players for their teams, they "own" only the players' statistics. Recently, Wall Street and [...]

News of the Weird 10/31/13

News of the Weird 10/31/13

by Chuck Shepherd Norway's Battle Against Chaos Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with "color commentary" on [...]

News of the Weird 10/24/13

News of the Weird 10/24/13

by Chuck Shepherd Imminent Swirling Vortex of Damnation Land developers for the iconic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo. (famous as the inspiration for the hotel in Stephen King's "The Shining") [...]

News of the Weird

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd The Bar Is Always Open A 61-year-old Texas man admitted to a hospital not long ago appearing to be falling-down-drunk, even though denying having had even a single drink, was [...]

News of the Weird 10/10/13

News of the Weird 10/10/13

by Chuck Shepherd Haute Couture A few still-primitive cultures inexplicably celebrate such female adornments as the stacking of metal neck rings and the inserting of saucer-size disks into pierced [...]

News of the Weird 10/3/13

News of the Weird 10/3/13

by Chuck Shepherd More Bang American Exceptionalism: Which is more characteristically American—that a Texas company could invent an ordinary rifle that mimics a machine gun or that America's [...]

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