Monday, September 12, 2011

“I read the news today, oh boy ...”

Uncle Jay compares the way things were in 2001 with how they are in 2011, to see if things are truly different. Are they really? After all, we're still struggling with how to spell Kadhafi.

In other news ...

A woman in St Petersburg, Florida, who allegedly claimed to be a vampire has been charged with battery after violently biting a man in a wheelchair on his face and arms, police said on Friday. (Reuters)

Officials in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, are moving a school bus stop after parents complained about its location in a strip club parking lot. Misty Umphries, who waits at the stop with her children, says she had to explain to her 4-year-old what "topless" means. (AP)

When a man with a gun jumped on the hood of her car in Kansas City and demanded she drive, Rayna Garrett obliged -- all the way to the police station. (Reuters)

How nervous was the law enforcement community this past weekend? Two fighter planes escorted a New York-bound American Airlines jet after three passengers locked themselves in a bathroom during the flight from Los Angeles. (AP)

Finally, anybody who's smoked marijuana knows about "the munchies," that desire to eat everything within reach. But a study from France has found that, surprisingly, pot smokers are actually less likely than non-smokers to pack on weight. (Reuters)

For now, that's all the news that fits. Ah, but the week is still young. Stay tuned, and stay in touch.

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