News of the Weird, News of the World, News of…Whatever!

News of the Weird!In our never ending attempt to bring you the news from around the world that you may have missed, here is another bit of the written version of the famed last segment of our podcasts.

Story #1

We don’t generally like stereotypes, except when they’re against the French.  A British kid’s cartoon, Mr. Men, has a character that speaks with a French called Mr. Rude who is, well, rude and farts a lot.  Some French aren’t too happy about it.  We think they should get rid of the character, once the French stop being rude and farting.

Story #2

Talk about irony!  You know your city is in sad shape when your “Police Officer of the Year” is arrested extorting money.  Such is the case in Mexico City.

Story #3

To say things are different in Europe is an understatement, to say things are screwed up in Europe is also an understatement.  A women who was apparently the “prize” in an Internet auction of sex is now pregnant and has won a court battle to find the names of the 6 men she had sex with last year so she can find out which one is the father of her “Bonus Prize.”  We didn’t know hookerBay.com was such a popular site in Germany.

Story #4

When in Rome, do as the Romans do, the saying goes.  Well, Ireland isn’t Rome, that’s for sure, so they’ve got a different take: When in Ireland, make us do as you do back home.  A Member of Ireland’s Senate has introduced the idea of switching the side of the road they drive on (the left) to the other side because so many tourists have difficulty adapting to the switch, or so he says.  Now if we could just get the Scottish to admit haggis is gross we’d really be making some progress.

Story #5

We love Vegas as much as anyone, and what’s not to love?  No last call, cheap prime rib, the chance to strike it rich and every imaginable vice at your fingertips, even in a McDonald’s.  But is there really a need for a flying Vegas?  Don’t get us wrong, they’re free to try it, but of all the flights we’ve taken, never once have we thought, “Man, if only there were a way we could piss away more money to make this cramped seat even more expensive.”  Though it would make being stuck on the runway for  hours a little more bearable. 


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