March 2013

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Skull Reaper Getting Hassled by Rest of City Council

Normally stories about city-council dress codes (or at least the ones I notice) involve audience members refusing to wear pants, but this one is about a councilor who won't take off his mask. Skull Reaper A-ji won a seat on…


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Official State Crap: Alabama

As you are probably aware, every state legislature has declared, whether in a statute, regulation, resolution, or otherwise, that various things will thenceforth be the "official state [thing]." This includes, of course, things like official state flags and seals and…


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Do the Refs Have a Signal for the “Shorts-Holding” Penalty?

While browsing North Carolina's code of regulations last night, likely making me the only human ever to do so of his own free will, I noticed they have some pretty extensive rules governing mixed-martial-arts matches. It was news to me…



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OOH, LOOK WHAT THE HIGHLY COMPETENT TSA GENIUSES FOUND!

You can't get anything by these guys! On its blog (source of the picture), the TSA seemed to be giving itself a mild pat on the back for finding this: The contents of a checked bag at Indianapolis (IND) drew…






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When Questions From the Jury Are a Bad Sign

The idea of questions from the jury may be new to some, but in several states the law allows jurors to pose their own questions to witnesses. The questions are in writing and are screened by the judge and subject…