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Good week, Bad week

Judge Judy, Taking music lessons, Runny noses

Good week for:

Judge Judy, after the TV judge received a higher trust level in a poll of 1,000 Americans than any other jurist, including the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Hiring James Bond, after England’s Norland College—which has trained professional nannies for the rich and famous since 1892—announced it is now teaching its students martial arts and getaway driving so they can fight or escape kidnappers.

Taking music lessons, after French researchers found that 31 percent of women would give their telephone number to a man carrying a guitar—double the number who would hand their number to the same man when he was empty-handed.

Bad week for:

Sleeping soundly, after the Air Force stripped 17 officers of authority at an intercontinental nuclear missile base in North Dakota. The launch crews got a “D” in an inspection, and were deemed insubordinate and indifferent, with “rot in the ranks.’’

Runny noses, after an Arizona man who suffered a constant drip for 18 months found out he was leaking brain fluid and needed surgery. “You don’t really think about it, but our brains are really just above our noses all of the time,” said a neurosurgeon.

Consistency, after a Miami police officer who has been fired eight times by three different police departments was sacked once again, this time for allegedly leaving his assault weapon with his girlfriend’s father. Sgt. German Bosque said he would fight his dismissal, explaining, “I love serving the community.”

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