November 2006

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Class Action Alleges Guacamole Dip Was Insufficiently Avocadoey

Brenda Lifsey is hoping to serve as class representative in an action that will fight for the rights of Californians to have fully avocadoed guacamole dip, according to reports today. Lifsey alleges that she used Kraft Dips Guacamole in a…


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UPDATE: Deer Season Continuance Granted

I originally wrote about this in September, after it came to my attention that a continuance had been sought in an Arkansas case on the grounds that deer season was about to start and there would be nobody left in…


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Goat-Painter and Accomplice Face Criminal Charges

"Obviously it’s not an occurrence you see every day," said Lt. Brian Karst of Carmel, New York, of the charges against two men accused of breaking into a barn, spray-painting three goats orange and scattering pages from pornographic magazines around…


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City of Minneapolis Sued by Zombies

Seven zombies who were arrested in July in Minneapolis have filed a civil-rights lawsuit against the city and county, a local news station reported yesterday. The group, which luckily turned out to be just people in bad zombie makeup and…



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Rink Employees Fired For Late-Night Zamboni Run

Two employees of Idaho Ice World, a skating rink in Boise, were fired this week after they made a midnight fast-food run. That might not ordinarily have been a problem except that they were driving their Zambonis. As many of…


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Heroic Recliner Saves Husband From Wife’s Assault

Perhaps irritated because her husband would never get up out of the recliner, Jan Kamp fired a bullet at her husband Norman on Sunday night after an argument. But she did not reckon with the combined powers of our 57-year-old…


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San Francisco OKs Pot, Bans Styrofoam

Depending on your viewpoint, this symbolizes everything that’s wrong with San Francisco, or everything that is so great about it. On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to outlaw the use of styrofoam and similar products, and (according…


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Judge Rules Burrito Is Not Sandwich

A Massachusetts judge has resolved a long-standing and bitterly disputed legal question by ruling that a burrito is not a sandwich. Not since Bush v. Gore has the nation been riveted by such a close question, disputed between two such…


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Drunk Australian Threatens Police With Snake

Never bring a snake to a gunfight, I think the saying goes. This driver did not bring one with him, actually, but he improvised. Police spotted the man swerving on Saturday night as he was driving near the city of…