Woman receives jail time for vandalizing the local library
An Idaho woman has been sent to jail for a series of condiment attacks on her local library. Joy Cassidy, 75, was angry over conflicts she’d had with the library’s staff, and admitted pouring ketchup, mayonnaise, maple syrup, and other condiments down the book drop in 10 separate attacks, causing more than $1,000 in damages. Cassidy was sentenced to a month in jail and ordered to avoid all libraries for two years.
Arstist faces lawsuit over photo of dog dressed as Che Guevara
A British artist is being sued for copyright infringement for photographing a dog dressed as Che Guevara. Designer Kate Polyblank sold the photos of the revolutionary canine to a greeting-card company that has a line featuring pets dressed as famous people. But the daughter of photographer Alberto Korda says the doggy Che infringes on her family’s rights to the iconic 1960 Korda photo of Guevara—a claim Polyblank called absurd. “Anyone can see it is a dog, for goodness’ sake,” said Polyblank. “At the end of the shoot it ran upstairs and peed on my bed.”
Malawi's proposal for a more civil society
In pursuit of a more civil society, the nation of Malawi may soon outlaw breaking wind in public places. The country’s parliament is poised to vote on the proposal, which would also outlaw insulting the modesty of a woman and trespassing on graves. Malawians are dubious that the ban on breaking wind can be enforced. “What happens in a public place where a group is gathered?” one citizen asked. “Do they lock up half a minibus?”