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News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Nov. 10, 2015

Wait, What!?

In a "manifesto" to celebrate "personal choice and expression" in the standard of beauty "in a society that already places too many harmful standards on women," according to a July New York Times report, some now are dyeing their armpit hair. At the Free Your Pits website, and events like "pit-ins" in Seattle and Pensacola, Florida, envelope-pushing women offer justifications ranging from political resistance to, according to one, "want(ing) to freak out (her) in-laws." Preferred colors are turquoise, hot pink, purple and neon yellow. [New York Times, 7-16-2015]

Actress Melissa Gilbert (a star of TV's "Little House on the Prairie"), 51, announced in August that she would run for Congress from Michigan's 8th Congressional District -- even though she is currently on the hook to the IRS and California for back taxes totaling $470,000. Gilbert, a former president of the Screen Actors Guild and member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council, promised that she (and her actor-husband) would pay off her tax bill -- by the year 2024. [Detroit Free Press, 8-12-2015]

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