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Facebook: Bad News for Bigamists

Richard Leon Barton Jr., who I knew right away was in trouble because the report used all three of his names, was charged with polygamy recently after his first wife learned he had another one and reported him to the…




Rioting, San Francisco Style

As you may have heard, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series, and anytime somebody wins a championship, of course, things must be set on fire. There were reports that one or more SF victory celebrations had turned into a…


Do Englishmen Still Have to Show Up for Longbow Practice?

On June 11, the Reverend Mary Edwards, of the village of Collingbourne Ducis in the UK, demanded that all members of her parish report to the village recreation ground for archery practice as required by a medieval law that has never been…


Adultery Still a Crime in New York

I saw a post on Boing Boing the other day about a list of "dumb laws," which the poster was not sure were real.  They weren't, or at least there were no citations, which always makes me skeptical – there…