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A whole lot of WTF

Like a bad traffic accident, you just can't look away.

An apocalypse of misplaced rage

Okay, so the world didn’t end on Friday, December 21, 2012 (no surprise there), however, it was the Friday before Christmas…which, if you’re still shopping for presents, is a kind of apocalypse of a different sort. Which is where I found myself, not shopping for presents (I finished that last week), but for groceries…at Costco. A Costco at full-Xmas swarm, filled to capacity with frazzled humanity: traffic jams of shopping carts and people noshing on samples at nearly every aisle. And then, this happened… To the woman with the iPhone plastered against her ear who screamed at me for bumping […]

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World’s wealthiest woman thinks you’re having too much fun to get rich

Gina Rinehart, the world’s richest woman, dispensed the following pearls of wisdom on how to become rich: “If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself — spend less time drinking or smoking and socialising, and more time working. Become one of those people who work hard, invest and build, and at the same time create employment and opportunities for others. There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire.” Pretty sage advice, wouldn’t you say? Rinehart’s ‘advice’ would have had more meaning had the Australian woman accumulated her […]

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Testicle canapé, anyone?

When Japanese artist Mao Sugiyama announced that he’d served up his severed and sauteed ‘nads to paying diners, the second shocker was that there are no laws against cannibalism in Japan. And, apparently, there are few, if any, laws against cannibalism…well…anywhere. There apparently are no formal laws in the United States regarding cannibalism, but if you killed your neighbor and threw him on the barbeque, you’d at least be arrested for murder and desecration of a corpse. Similarly in Canada and most other countries; however, the British outlawed cannibalism in the early 19th century.

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