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Woman Calls 911 to Complain about the Quality of Her Mug Shot from a Previous Arrest

Not everyone is photogenic, but few people do anything about it. According to police, a woman in Barrow County, Georgia called 911 when she saw her mug shot in the local newspaper. It was not up to snuff: Calling 911 to complain, however, might not have been the smartest move. Fowler, 45, was arrested Sunday and [...]

Vespa in a Skate Park

(Video Link) I once considering buying a classic 150cc Vespa and trying to ride it from Barrow, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. It seemed like a fine challenge for that Italian icon. Thankfully, common sense (and a lack of money) intervened before I made any serious plans. This video shows a riding challenge that is shorter, but [...]

8 Weird and Wonderful Local Festivals

Some years ago, I wrote about 8 Wacky Fall Festivals, which didn’t even scratch the surface of the roster of odd municipal celebrations around the USA. At one time, most of these fairs and festivals were scheduled for harvest season, to show off the bounty and recognize the finest produce and livestock with ribbons. Now, [...]

Celebrating Christmas with The Beatles

Paul: “I just wanted to thank you fans. Don’t know where we’d be without you.” John: “The army, probably.” George, speaking about their upcoming film: “This one will be in color.” John: “Green.” –1964 Beatles Christmas Record So much of the career and lives of The Beatles has been documented in books, TV specials, movies, videos, magazine articles, and more. [...]

Ben Franklin’s 200+ Synonyms for “Drunk”

Yesterday we ran a quiz titled “Monty Python Phrase or Ben Franklin Synonym for Drunk?” The quiz referred to Franklin’s lengthy list of expressions meaning “inebriated” that he first published in the Pennsylvania Gazette on January 6, 1737. People must be tired of using the same old terms when describing their wasted friends, because we’ve received [...]