"They chose the maddest person in the room.''
- Bill Clinton, former President and Coodabeen First Bloke of the United States, speaking of the decision of the UK Labour Party to chose Jeremy Corbyn, the extreme left-wing politician, as its leader.
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It's all quiet out there.
Some lightly salted absurdities from all over...
At the extreme left-hand of the bell curve I
A woman unnamed (because she has not been charged with a crime) produced major havoc at the Shuttle Car Wash in Titusville, Florida. When cleaning her car in the 'wash 'n vacuum' bay, she attempted to vacuum spilled petrol from its boot.
The entire vacuum cleaner stand exploded.
At the extreme left-hand of the bell curve II
Ms. Cana Greer, 29, was arrested in Sacramento, California, in October when police responded to a call to help her remove handcuffs she had accidentally engaged while fooling around with a friend.
Police, routinely checking her ID, discovered an outstanding felony burglary warrant. As per procedure, officers took her to a fire station for removal of the cuffs: to make room on her wrists for their own handcuffs.
At a World Cup qualifiers match in October in Quito, Ecuador, police arrived during the game to question star player Enner Valencia about an unpaid-alimony complaint, and he saw them waiting on the sideline.
Local media reported that Valencia then faked an on-field injury near the end of the match to "necessitate" being taken away by ambulance, thus outmaneuvering the police.
Have a wry and dry weekend