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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Weird

Creme de la Weird


News of the Weird


In July, Port St. Lucie, Fla., police stopped Timothy Placko in his car on a wooded road and discovered inside a blond wig, rope, binoculars, a small machete, knives, gloves, two bullet casings and a ...
 
Saturday, September 20, 2008

Recurring Themes


News of the Weird


The Texas criminal justice system continues to astonish. In August, federal judge Orlando Garcia of San Antonio ordered a final-hours' stay of execution for Jeffrey Wood based on serious concerns abou...
 
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

No Longer Weird


News of the Weird


Adding to the list of stories that were formerly weird but which now occur with such frequency that they must be retired from circulation: (89) People who call the emergency-only 911 number for stupid...
 
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Weird Science


News of the Weird


In July, microbiologists writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported that the Malaysian pen-tailed tree shrew subsists on a diet of fermented palm nectar that is roughly th...
 
Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Entrepreneurial Spirit


News of the Weird


The New York Post spotted several Manhattan businesses that tried to appeal to nudists this summer with special events. Among the most challenging were John Ordover's monthly dinners at selected resta...
 
Thursday, September 25, 2008

Deja Vu


News of the Weird


The two states whose electoral votes decided the presidential races in 2000 (Florida) and 2004 (Ohio) are provoking anxiety this time around, also. In Palm Beach County, Fla. (home of the "butterfly b...
 
Thursday, September 25, 2008

Least Competent Criminals


News of the Weird


An unidentified man smashed a 6-foot hole in the wall of the Name Brand Clothing Store in Tulsa, Okla., in August and labored through the night to bust open the safe, but according to the surveillance...
 
Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Readers' Choice


News of the Weird


Mr. Angel Medina, 24, was found dead underneath a bridge in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in August, and in accordance with what his brother said were his longstanding wishes, he was embalmed in a standing p...
 
Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Recurring Themes


News of the Weird


Drivers recently hit by their own cars: A woman parking her car in Athens, Ga., in July, opened the door to tell another driver that she was not leaving her space when she fell out and was run over. ...
 
Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Weirdo-American Community


News of the Weird


A wave of motorists fondling themselves in drive-thru lanes of Seattle-area espresso stands continues, police said, despite a recent arrest. In August, an employee of Java Girls in Parkland, Wash., di...
 
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
 
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