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Spreadsheet parenting


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Chuck Shepherd
Loco parentis: First-time mother Amy Webb proudly notates dozens of data points about her child each day and obsessively tracks their detailed progression by computer on spreadsheets, according to the provocative first-person account she wrote for Slate.com in July.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Somewhere in the 21st century...


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Among the oppressive patriarchal customs that remain in force in Saudi Arabia is a requirement that females obtain their father's (or guardian's) permission before marrying.
 
Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Entrepreneurial Spirit


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Alabama is the only remaining state to ban the sale of sex toys, but nevertheless the Huntsville shop Pleasures recently expanded.
 
Thursday, December 16, 2010

News of the Overprivileged


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Cell phones and GPS devices have led national-park visitors to do "stupid" things, confident that they will be saved from themselves.
 
Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Weirdo-American Community


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In November, at a burglary scene near Seneca, S.C., deputies found Noah Smith, 31, naked and apparently drugged.
 
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Armed and Clumsy (all-new!)


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People who accidentally shot themselves recently: Daniel McDaniels, 31, Sarasota, Fla., "trying to ward off a skunk" (October) ...
 
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Recurring Themes


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The ironies keep coming.
 
Thursday, December 16, 2010

A News of the Weird Classic (August 2005)


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In July (2005), film director David Lynch announced that he had formed a foundation to raise $7 billion to fund 8,000 Transcendental Meditation practitioners to bring world peace.
 
Thursday, December 16, 2010

Unclear on the concept


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Britain's National Health Service acknowledged in November that it was offering organs from former smokers, drug addicts, cancer patients and the elderly.
 
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Compelling Explanations


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French farmer Michele Rouyer, who was discovered by police with about 11 pounds of packaged marijuana and a dozen plants, said the weed was not for himself but for the 150 ducks he raises.
 
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Human Rights Watch


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In recent years frisky Britons have popularized "dogging" " strangers meeting for outdoor sex in remote public parks.
 
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Redneck Chronicles


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Joe Druce, serving life in prison in Massachusetts for one murder (and who subsequently murdered fellow inmate and former pedophile priest John Geoghan), popped the question recently to Christian minister Shirl Borden.
 
Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Pervo-American Community


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Who knew DickFlash.com existed? Or that it's exactly what it sounds like?
 
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Least Competent People


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Police in Gumperda, Germany, arrested a 64-year-old retired do-it-yourselfer in November after he drilled through a neighbor's wall in their duplex home.
 
Thursday, December 9, 2010

People who have run over themselves recently


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A 20-year-old man trying to push his car up a steep hill on Levering Street in Philadelphia lost control and was crushed and hospitalized.
 
Thursday, December 9, 2010
 
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