December 2010

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School District Ends Ban on Dangerous Writing Implements

Good news — the superintendent of the North Brookfield School District in Massachusetts has announced that students are again free to carry their own writing implements, ending a short-lived ban on that practice. He said the ban on this dangerous…


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4th Amendment Underclothes

These guys are offering underwear with the text of the Fourth Amendment printed over your classified areas in metallic ink, so the creeps at the TSA have to at least glance at it when scanning you. It's a great idea,…


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Colorado Nacho Bandito Tripped Up by Saggy Pants

The saggy-pants trend is unfortunate for so many reasons, and as we have seen before, one of those reasons is that they can seriously impede a getaway. The latest burglar to fall (literally) victim to this problem was apprehended on…



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Assorted Stupidity #9

A recently re-circulated video shows a TSA officer patting down a 3-year-old girl, causing her to cry and yell "Stop touching me!" (It's a 2-year-old video, but it's not like things have improved.) Responding to outrage over this, a TSA official said…


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Dancing With the Indicted, Part Two

About this time last year, Tom DeLay was doing this (poorly): If he is doing anything like that next year, his partner could be significantly less attractive. On Nov. 24, DeLay was convicted on conspiracy and money-laundering charges that have been…



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Another Defect in Virginia’s Reckless-Driving Statutes

Apparently you can be convicted of reckless driving in Virginia even if you weren't driving. As I wrote the other day, a Virginia man was acquitted of reckless driving recently after his attorney noticed that there was an "at" missing…


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Two Million Reached

I mentioned the other day that I was closing in on two million pageviews, and I was planning a big celebration involving a very large cash prize to the person viewing that two millionth page, but then I got distracted…