- A Michigan man was charged with drunk driving after he rode a lawn mower to the liquor store. In a snowstorm. Barefoot. Uphill both ways. (I made up the last two, but it really was in a snowstorm.) His excuse? His wife took the car.
- The mayor of Charleston, W. Virginia ran into a problem when he forgot his ID at the airport. He made it through security by showing them a copy of a local magazine with his picture in it.
- An Oregon teenager made the mistake of parking his bike inside a local Goodwill store, and they accidentally sold it to someone. (He got it back after the buyer read a story about the mix-up in the paper.)
- A collection agency tried to collect a $16.96 debt from a former record club member by addressing the recipient with the four-letter word for excrement (and no, we're not talking about "crap" here).
- A less-than-bright would-be entrepreneur found out that it's not a good idea to sell your pot on Craigslist, since the "buyer" ended up being an undercover cop.
- A 4-year-old Ohio boy got stuck in his family's front-loading washer, and rescuers had to use the "jaws of life" to get him out.
- A Kentucky state legislator is leading the effort to make KFC the state's official picnic food. But--surprise, surprise--PETA is upset. (Somehow, I don't think that "Kentucky Fried Tofu" would go over quite so well, guys.)
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Another Saturday Smorgasbord
Another helping of news that I haven't had time to post yet this week: