Good week/bad week
Good week for:
Work-life balance, after the mayor of Warren, Mich., advised constituents that he is not “obligated” to stop and talk to them about their problems when he’s out running. Mayor Jim Fouts, 70, said he’s “available 24/7 but NOT when I’m jogging.”
Changing your luck, after Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros shaved off his mustache between innings of a game against the Kansas City Royals, apparently in hopes it would break his batting slump. “I just shaved it,” Bergman told baffled sportswriters.
Hippies, with the announcement by archaeologists that after a five-day excavation of a field in upstate New York, they are close to pinpointing the exact location of the stage at 1969’s Woodstock musical festival. “It’s some science, it’s some guesswork,” said archaeologist Paul Brown. “You hope that you get lucky.”
Bad week for:
Wasting money, when bank workers in Tinsukia, India, discovered a dead rat inside an ATM machine, next to the chewed and shredded remains of an estimated $19,000 in rupees.
Fan appreciation, after the Philly Phanatic, the mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies, shot a frankfurter into the stands at a game last week, striking fan Kathy McVay in the face and giving her a black eye. “At least it’s funny,” McVay said.
New England, with the detection of a possible new supervolcano being created by upwelling lava beneath Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire. There is no immediate need to panic, however, said Rutgers University professor Vadim Levin. “Come back in 50 million years and we’ll see what happens.”