Monday, June 11, 2012

“I read the news today, oh boy ...”
(Getting-The-Hell-Outa-Dodge Edition)

Come this Wednesday, yours truly will be hitting the road to Ohio for the umpteenth time. But before we start packing as early as tonight, let's see what's happening elsewhere on Planet Earth:

Here's a good fish story. A man in Florida lost his prosthetic leg while swimming off the coast over Memorial Day weekend. Another man caught it while fishing this past week in the Gulf of Mexico. (WKYT-TV)

The crisis in Greece is escalating, as a fight broke out on a morning talk show, when the spokesman of the extreme-right party threw water at a woman from the left-wing party. Then it got weird. (The Sideshow)

If you live in Idaho, now is a good time to stock up on a brand of vodka known as Five Wives, before the Mormons supposedly take offense at the reference to polygamy and pressure the state liquor board to bar its sale -- again. (Reuters)

The identity of a UFO sighted over Israel and Lebanon has been confirmed, as the testing of a Russian intercontinental ballistic missile, The Russian Defense Ministry also confirmed the missile test. Just what we need, right? (Ynet News)

And finally, hell's broke loose in Georgia, as police in Athens report the theft of nearly 400,000 toothpicks from a local manufacturer. The good news is, you can still find toothpicks made in the USA (Athens Banner-Herald)

Well, that's all the news that fits. As the week goes on, stay tuned, and stay in touch.

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