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News of the Weird

News of the Weird

By Chuck Sheppard Getting Old, Young: (1) Jack Smeltzer broke a record in the tractor pull championships in Columbus, Ohio, in January — doing a “full (track-length) pull” of 692 pounds. [...]

News of the Weird 2/10/11

News of the Weird 2/10/11

“Tall, slim, facial symmetry,” “good teeth,” along with classic makeup and dress and graceful movement, might comprise the inventory list for any beauty contest winner, and they are also the [...]

News Of The Weird

News Of The Weird

By Chuck Sheppard Do Ask, Must Tell (and Show) The Turkish military’s legendary homophobia (rare among NATO countries) comprises both zero-tolerance for homosexuality by service personnel and [...]

News Of The Weird 1/20/11

News Of The Weird 1/20/11

By Chuck Sheppard Two hundred boredom “activists” gathered in London in December at James Ward’s annual banal-apalooza conference, “Boring 2010,” to listen to ennui-stricken speakers [...]

News of the Weird

News of the Weird

By Chuck Sheppard A now-10-year-old church in Denver ministers to (as contemplated by 1 Corinthians 4:11-13) the homeless, the reviled, and the persecuted and formally named itself after the [...]

News Of The Weird

News Of The Weird

By Chuck Sheppard Catch-22 Catches Disabled Veteran: David Henderson, a Korean War veteran long suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, applied 15 days past the deadline for enhanced care under a [...]

News of the Weird

News of the Weird

By Chuck Sheppard The Cabral Chrysler dealership in Manteca, Calif., was so desperate for a sale in October that one of its employees picked up potential customer Donald Davis, 67, at his nursing [...]

News of the Weird 12.16

News of the Weird 12.16

By Chuck Sheppard Among the oppressive patriarchal customs that remain in force in Saudi Arabia is a requirement that females obtain their father’s (or guardian’s) permission before marrying [...]

News of the Weird 12.09

News of the Weird 12.09

By Chuck Sheppard Britain’s National Health Service acknowledged in November that, because of a shortage of healthy lungs and other organs available for transplant, it was offering those on [...]

News of the Weird 12.02

News of the Weird 12.02

By Chuck Sheppard The collapse of the economy in 2008 might have reached the far corners of Earth, but evidently not to Planet Calypso, the make-believe asteroid containing make-believe real [...]

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