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Every Ohio GOP State Senator Sent Envelopes Of Poop

The Columbus Dispatch reports: All 25 Republican members of the Ohio Senate were mailed envelopes full of feces on Thursday morning launching a federal investigation. The packages arrived after being sent almost a week earlier from a Cleveland post office. The packages were intercepted by Statehouse, Cleveland and Akron post offices before reaching the senators, according to a statement from …

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Burger King Apologizes For “Pride Whopper” Campaign

Ad Age reports: Last week, Burger King Austria caused a stir on social media with its “Pride Whopper” campaign that didn’t quite land as intended with the LGBTQ+ community. The agency behind it, Jung von Matt Donau, has apologized. “The intended message of the ‘Pride Whopper’ was to spread equal love and equal rights,” the Austrian outpost of Germany-based Jung …

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Tom Brady To Give Male Fan His Used Underwear

Sports Illustrated reports: On Thursday, the seven-time Super Bowl champion had an eventful day on Twitter, and it all had to do with underwear. After using Instagram earlier this week to promote one of his brands and leave little to the imagination, Tom Brady was back at it Thursday. The Bucs quarterback promised to re-create a photoshoot where he’d just …

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“Mega Mistake” In New York Mega Millions Drawing

ABC New York reports: Mega Millions has temporarily suspended prize payments after the host called the wrong number during Tuesday night’s drawing. Lottery officials said John Crow mistakenly called the gold Mega Ball as 6 when it was actually a 9. Players are advised to hold on to their tickets until the issue is resolved. There were no grand prize …

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NYC Rejects “Dudeism” As Religious Vax Exemption

The New York Daily News reports: New York City does not abide. A city worker can’t use his belief in the religion of Dudeism — born of the movie “The Big Lebowski” — as a legitimate reason for exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for municipal employees, according to internal Law Department emails. An unidentified staffer had their religious accommodation …

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“Strict Vegan” Adams Admits Eating Fish After Denial

The New York Daily News reports: That’s pretty fishy. Mayor Adams admitted late Monday that he eats fish every now and then after refusing to come clean about it for days and even deploying his press team to insist that he’s on a strict vegan diet. Adams, who has for years claimed adherence to a “plant-based” lifestyle, finally fessed up …

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Indian Parliament Seeks Change To “GAY” Airport Code

NDTV reports: A Parliamentary panel on Friday said the use of ‘GAY’ code for Gaya airport is inappropriate for the holy city and asked the government to make all efforts to change the code. The Committee on Public Undertakings, in its first report tabled in Parliament in January 2021, had recommended changing the code of Gaya airport from ‘GAY’ and …

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Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil Sees His Shadow

Go Erie reports: After spending last year in quarantine due to the pandemic, Punxsutawney Phil was back at it again celebrating Groundhog Day with thousands in Pennsylvania on Wednesday. The great weather-predicting groundhog could not be stopped, forecasting six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow during the annual spectacle at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney. Back to normal for …

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Ireland Sees Real Life “Weekend At Bernie’s” Scam

The Irish Independent reports: A dead man was brought to a post office this morning in an attempt to collect his pension in one of the most bizarre incidents that gardaí have ever seen. The shocking incident in which the deceased male was propped up by two other men happened at the post office on Staplestown Road in Carlow town. …

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Hilarious Obituary For Gay Man’s Mother Goes Viral

The Guardian reports: Some obituary notices open with the grand achievements of a life well-lived, or the tender details of a person’s passing with loved ones at their side. The death in El Paso, Texas, of Renay Mandel Corren, however, was marked in somewhat more unorthodox fashion. “The bawdy, fertile, redheaded matriarch of a sprawling Jewish-Mexican-Redneck American family has kicked …

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Botox Scandal Derails Saudi Camel Beauty Contest

The Associated Press reports: Saudi authorities have conducted their biggest-ever crackdown on camel beauty contestants that received Botox injections and other artificial touch-ups, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported Wednesday, with over 40 camels disqualified from the annual pageant. Saudi Arabia’s popular King Abdulaziz Camel Festival, which kicked off earlier this month, invites the breeders of the most beautiful camels …

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Armored Truck Scatters Cash On CA Freeway [VIDEO]

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: Money — a lot of it — fell from an armored truck and littered the freeway in Carlsbad on Friday morning, and drivers pulled over and started scooping it up. Cash covered the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Cannon Road starting just before 9:15 a.m. CHP Sgt. Curtis Martin said the truck had been …

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White House Unveils Turkeys To Be Pardoned By Biden

Reuters reports: President Joe Biden will pardon two turkeys from Indiana named Peanut Butter and Jelly at the White House, carrying on a decades-old tradition. The birds were featured in a short video the White House tweeted out Thursday, perched on side-by-side hotel-style beds with crested headboards. In 1947, President Harry Truman was the first recipient of a bird gifted …

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“Dad Bod” Among Words Added By Merriam-Webster

The Washington Post reports: It’s clear that the pandemic has changed dining as we know it, sometimes in potentially permanent ways. Now, so many of the catchphrases we got to know while eating in the covid era are making their way into the firmament of the lexicon. Ever order a burger from a “ghost kitchen” for “curbside delivery”? Merriam-Webster is …

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Ohio Apologizes For Backwards Wright Brothers Plate

The Associated Press reports: Ohio’s debut of its new license plate failed to take off — because a banner depicted on the plate was attached to the wrong end of the Wright Brothers’ historic first plane, the Wright Flyer. The new license plate illustrates rays of sunlight beaming into the sky, with a banner that reads “Birthplace of Aviation” draped …

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Utah Health Officials Rank Vax Rate By Zodiac Signs

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Surprising perhaps no one, Salt Lake County residents born under the exuberant, high-achieving, let-no-opportunity-pass sign of Leo have been vaccinated for the coronavirus at higher rates than those of any other zodiac sign. That’s according to an analysis of immunization and population data released this week by the Salt Lake County Health Department. The department …

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Erickson Falls For Fake Pro-Masturbation “FDA” Flyer

Mediaite reports: On Monday night, conservative pundit Erick Erickson tweeted out a flyer purporting to be part of The Real Cost, an anti-tobacco campaign developed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The top of flyer reads, “Pleasure yourself with Nicotine? Try masturbation instead!” The flyer further says, “Masturbation is a safe and healthy alternative to vaping as a solution …

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Maine To Begin Recalling Obscene Vanity Plates

The Associated Press reports: Removing the flipping obscenities from license plates on Maine’s roads and highways isn’t going to happen overnight, even though a law banning such profanities in a state where such regulation has been unusually lax goes into effect Monday. Currently, there are license plates with salty language including f-bombs, references to anatomy and sex acts, and general …

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CA Man Sues Psychic For Failing To Remove Ex’s Curse

Los Angeles’s NBC News affiliate reports: A man is suing a Palos Verdes Estates psychic for fraud, alleging the businesswoman falsely promised him she could help his marriage if he paid $5,100 to have her remove a curse put in place by the plaintiff’s ex-girlfriend. Mauro Restrepo’s Torrance Superior Court lawsuit names as defendants psychic Sophia Adams, and her business, …

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First Base Coach Distracts With Ballet Routine [VIDEO]

ESPN reports: The Savannah Bananas, a collegiate summer league team that routinely takes a sledgehammer to conventionality, begin each home game by wrapping an infant in a banana outfit and raising the baby to the sky like Simba. The Bananas once famously played a baseball game in kilts, then decided to make it an annual tradition. They employ a pep …

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