When Trump sees green

At home and abroad, governments ordered buildings to be lit green on the night after Donald Trump bowed out of the Paris climate accord. We’re wondering what Donald Trump thought of all the green lights? Did he think they were a tribute to U.S. currency?


A Chandler, Arizona, man has finally gotten his wish: a driver’s license featuring a photo of him wearing a colander. Sean Corbett is a “Pastafarian” who belongs to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. He told the Arizona Republic that he was trying to help people of other religions obtain the right to wear headwear, such as a hijab or a turban, in official photos.

Pornographic leadership

A documentary critical of top Russian officials was uploaded to the adult video site PornHub after a Russian court ruled against its creator, anti-corruption blogger Alexey Navalny and ordered him to take it down. The video, which alleges corruption among top officials, ran under the title “Russian Corrupted Politician F***ed Hard.” Navalny was arrested June 12 to keep him from an anti-Putin demonstration.

Banned in Lebanon

Lebanon announced that it has “taken all necessary action” to ban the critically acclaimed blockbuster Wonder Woman from being shown in the nation. Why? Star Gal Gadot is Israeli.

Google has trouble with Wisconsin

A study conducted by Google found that the most frequently misspelled word in Wisconsin is “Wisconsin.” It then backtracked and said that “tomorrow” was the state’s problem word. It then reversed itself again and stood by its original claim. Maybe we’ll know more “tommorow.”

Only in Utah

Chris Sevier filed a lawsuit against the state of Utah arguing that if same-sex couples have the right to marry, he should be allowed to tie the knot with his 2011 Apple MacBook. Utah’s attorney general dismissed the suit, saying there’s no constitutional right for such a marriage. And, he added, “… unless Sevier’s computer has attained the age of 15, it is too young to marry under Utah law.”

Invasion of the knees

Along with signs for “no smoking” or “no littering,” commuters in Madrid will soon see a new one on buses: No manspreading. “Manspreading” refers to some men’s habit of spreading their legs so wide that they intrude on the personal space of people sitting next to them.

No More Dawa

A New Jersey convenience store is changing its name from Dawa because of a lawsuit filed by Wawa, the growing convenience store chain based in Pennsylvania. Wawa has more than 700 stores in six states and filed a trademark infringement suit against Dawa in Paterson, New Jersey, earlier this year. Dawa said its name comes from a Korean ward for “come in” or “welcome.” Wawa, which is derived from the Lenape tribe’s word for the Canada goose, said it was protecting its brand.

Driven to shut the windows

One sign in a neighborhood in Tiverton, Rhode Island, reads, “Honk if it stinks.” And apparently there is a stench in the community because a property owner paved a road surface with uncleaned shells containing the remains of clams. Maggots followed. Complaints resulted in a city building department order to cease and desist and an investigation by the state Department of Environmental Management.

No room to talk

The combustible Sean Hannity combusted over a story from The Onion headlined, “Hundreds of Miniature Sean Hannitys Burst from Roger Ailes’ Corpse.” Hannity rushed out a tweet lamenting the lack of civility on “the left.” Hundreds of tweeters reminded Hannity of all the crass, defamatory, dehumanizing insults he’d leveled at the Obamas.

Golden Gate gallop

About two dozen horses escaped their stable in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park June 7. The San Francisco Recreation and Park department said some of the horses made their way to a dog park while others roamed the green grasses of the park before they were corralled and returned to the stables.

Cheers to Comey

Bars across the nation hosted parties June 8 for viewers who wanted to watch fired FBI Director James Comey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee — and then the recaps, the analysis and more analysis. Bartenders were serving up shots of Russian vodka, “COVFEFE” cocktails and impeachment martinis during what was billed as the D.C. Super Bowl. In Washington, some bars opened early, including Shaw’s Tavern, which served an FBI breakfast special of French toast, bacon and ice cream, and the Partisan bar near the National Mall, which served “The Last Word” and “Drop the Bomb” cocktails. Anyone for an Impeachmint?

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