Bad week for:
Believing folklore, after an Irish lawmaker blamed persistent damage to a stretch of local roadway on angry fairies. “There are numerous fairy forts in that area,” said member of parliament Danny Healy-Rae, who was not joking. “Anyone that tampered with them over the years paid a high price and had bad luck.”
Rebranding, after a New York–based apparel company began selling swastika-emblazoned T-shirts as “symbols of love and peace.” The company says the Nazis “stigmatized” the ancient symbol, but critics say this idea is “highly naïve” and “grossly offensive.”
Pa$$w@Rds, after Bill Burr, who wrote the “bible” of password creation, said he regrets suggesting the use of random numbers, letters, and symbols. “It just drives people bananas,” Burr said.