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Good week, Bad week

Holding it in; Ghostbusters; Collegiality

Good week for:

Holding it in, after passengers on an 11-hour flight from San Francisco to London found out shortly after takeoff that United Airlines had forgotten to stock the plane with toilet paper. Flight attendants apologized and handed out tiny cocktail napkins.

Big game hunting, after an Indiana couple shot an animal prowling through their backyard—and discovered it was an African leopard. State officials said the big cat was likely an escaped pet, since leopards are “not native to Indiana.’’

Ghostbusters, after security cameras at a British museum proved that a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue has been slowly rotating inside its glass display case. Physicists speculated that the movement might be the result of vibrations from people walking by.

Bad week for:

Collegiality, after Justice Samuel Alito, 63, broke the Supreme Court’s usual decorum and visibly mocked 80-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by rolling his eyes, pursing his lips, and shaking his head as she read an impassioned dissent on a ruling about workplace discrimination.

Sticking the landing, after Joe Barbera of Washington state climbed to 15,000 feet in a lawn chair attached to balloons, but came down in a tree. He had to be rescued.

Advertising, after an Iowa woman was arrested for allegedly posting an ad on Craigslist offering $10,000 to anyone who would kill her father. “Usually this is something that takes place in a seedy bar,” said police Capt. Bob Lynn. “Who utilizes Craigslist?”

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