It’s a shame that the mainstream media is not paying more attention to the massive numbers that turned out to protest inaction on climate change, but, what can you say? Lots of people turned out. I salute all the people who were there, and I’m a bit encouraged that there are so many people paying attention to that very important issue.
But today was a great day for News of the Bizarre, so I’m going to talk about a few of those stories tonight.
1st, Charlo Greene is my new hero! Or heroine, I’m not sure which is the preferred feminist nomenclature. She was a news anchor in Anchorage (wasn’t there a Tracy Chapman song with a title like that?) who quit her job to go full time heading up a medical marijuana club and fighting for full legalization. She finished up her segment and then said “As for this job – fuck it” and walked off the set. Now, walking out on your job halfway through is not an unusual thing to do in Alaska – there is precedent. But I love her motive and I wish her all the luck in the world.
2nd, in Pakistan, a Sufi Guru told his followers he could resurrect the dead, and then asked for a volunteer to have his throat cut. Well, magicians pull stunts like that all the time but this guy wasn’t a magician. He was a religious nutcase who apparently believed he could resurrect the dead. The volunteer, a 40 something father of 6, remained very dead. The Gurus followers haven’t all abandoned him, but he will do time for murder – there were thousands of witnesses.
The really weird story is (no surprise) from the great, crazy state of Florida. A woman named Jasmine Tridevil (no, that’s not her real name. Tri-devil?) has had plastic surgery to get a third breast. She says it’s to make herself less attractive (she looks a little bit like Snooky, IMO) because she’s tired of dating men.
I don’t think it will work. Sure, a lot of guys will find it freakish and repulsive. I don’t know how I’d react, I’d have to see it live to judge. But, she will have the lock on every man in the world with a three tit obsession. Because, for now, she’s still the only one.