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News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published June 15, 2015

 News of Interest to Immature Readers Only

(1) England's Tavistock Town Council hastily changed the wording in March of its help-wanted ad seeking a general maintenance person (a "hand," in local jargon); thus, it is no longer wording the offering as a "general hand job."

(2) Alaska's Juneau Empire newspaper announced on February 26 a rededication ceremony for the local homeless facility, long known as the Glory Hole Shelter.

(3) In April, the Tisdale, Saskatchewan, town council finally decided, after 60 years, to alter the widely used and inspiring town slogan (honoring the canola oil's parent, the rapeseed) -- "Land of Rape and Honey."

(4) A Brazilian student-athlete enrolled at Medicine Hat (Alberta) College announced he would play the basketball season under his real Brazilian-German name, Guilherme Fuck (which he insists is pronounced foo-kay). [Plymouth Herald, 3-4-2015] [Juneau Empire, 2-26-2015] [Canadian Broadcasting Corp. News, 4-21-2015] [Medicine Hat News, 3-20-2015]

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