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News Of The Weird 11/24/10

News of the Weird 11/24/10 By Chuck Shepherd Surreal Estate Sixty-two percent of the 12 million people of Mumbai, India, live in slums, but the city is also home to Mukesh Ambani’s 27-story private residence (37,000 square feet, 600 employees serving a family of five), reported to cost about $1 billion. According to an October […]

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News Of The Weird 11/17/10

NEWS OF THE WEIRD By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story About 20 percent of Japan’s adult-video market is now “elder porn” with each production featuring one or more studly seniors and Shigeo Tokuda, 76, among the most popular. He told Toronto’s Globe and Mail in October that he still “performs” physically “without Viagra,” in at least […]

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Reboot your brain power with food

Changing your diet can help jumpstart your mind BY  Michael Roizen , M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. We ask a lot of our little gray cells: Psst … brain. Impress the boss with a brilliant report on the widget account. Navigate home on the expressway with the reflexes of a NASCAR driver. Remember enough geometry […]

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Sign Language Astrology 11/03/10

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Being in business with someone you don’t think is on the up and up is never fun. However, we frequently end up in situations where we must interact with people we know don’t have our best interests in mind, like banks, insurance companies, and the like. Financially, it’s very difficult to […]

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News Of The Weird 11/03/10

LEAD STORY Modern Mummies: New York City artist Sally Davies offered in October the latest evidence of how unattractive today’s fast foods are to bacteria and maggots. Davies bought a McDonald’s Happy Meal in April, has photographed it daily, and has noted periodically the lack of even the slightest sign of decomposition. Her dog, who […]

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The Advice Goddess

Settle Sore I’m a 23-year-old law student with a boyfriend who attends grad school 16 hours away. We’re both swamped at school, so we visit once a month. I’ve only been with one other guy, but I hate the dating scene. Still, maybe I need to date around to make sure he’s the right person. […]

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Sign Language Astrology

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) When you were younger, you played games to test your own strength, much like the way baby animals playfully enact versions of the activities they’ll require for survival and success later in life, like hunting, chasing, and fighting. At some point, though, part of becoming a mature, compassionate and conscious Scorpio […]

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News Of The Weird

By Chuck Shepherd LEAD STORY David Winkelman, 48, was arrested in Davenport, Iowa, in September on a misdemeanor warrant, still sporting “The Tattoo.” In late 2000, Winkelman, reacting to a radio “contest,” had his forehead inked with the logo of radio station KORB, “93 Rock,” because he had heard on-air personalities “offer” $100,000 to anyone […]

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Advice Goddess 10/27/10

Giving Her Paws I’ve been dating a great guy for three years. I occasionally get invited to work functions, and I’d like to take him, but I can’t trust him to act appropriately (not grope me in front of my co-workers, make inappropriate small talk, etc.). The thought of bringing him makes me so anxious […]

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News Of The Weird 10/20/10

LEAD STORY More Creative Alternate-Site Surgery: Doctors from the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Washington announced in September that they could just as well handle certain brain surgeries by access not in the traditional way through the top of the skull but by drilling holes in the nose and, more recently, […]

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Sign Language Astrology 10/20/10

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) The news today had a story about seven major cities that are in imminent danger of sinking, including Bangkok, New Orleans and New York. Rising water levels due to global warming and/or crappy foundations are mostly to blame. This made me think of you, Scorpio. Why? You may not realize that […]

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Outlive Your Sofa

Tips To Stay Active By Michael Roizen, M.D., And Mehmet OZ, M.D. It’s the health whodunit of the year: Millions of unexplained deaths, and a network of criminals so bland, so…boring …that they escaped notice for decades. Stand up, you’re sitting on one! We’re talking about your sofa, your kitchen-counter stool, even your desk chair. […]

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Advice Goddess 10/20/10

When Plush Comes To Shove I fear I’ve already turned off the new guy I’m dating because of a ritual I can’t seem to give up. I sleep with a stuffed bunny. I’m in my mid-30s, but I’ve had it since childhood, and I just find sleeping with it comforting. For the first month of […]

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News Of The Weird

LEAD STORY Edible “dirt” has recently appeared on the menus of several of the world’s most renowned restaurants (e.g., the top-rated Noma in Copenhagen, Shakuf in Tel Aviv, Gilt in New York City). “People are really wowed to see dirt on their plates,” said Gilt’s head chef. Actually, the “dirt” only looks and feels like […]

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Sign Language Astrology

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Sure, you could bake a traditional apple pie, but these particular guests would probably be more excited if, when they cut into that innocuous crust, they discovered bacon and pecans, or avocado and kiwi—something surprising and just as delicious, if not more so. Thinking outside the box isn’t your specialty, I […]

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Advice Goddess

Pier Pressure I got laid off when my company relocated. I was unemployed for 10 months while I tried unsuccessfully to find a job. During this time, my wife resented that she was working and I was “off.” She’d criticize the housework I did, saying I never dusted or swept well enough. She also complained that […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]