Good Week, Bad Week
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Good week for:
The right to display your boxers, after a British judge ruled that a local law banning the wearing of trousers below one’s waist violates young men’s human rights. “It’s like they’re trying to change the way I dress,” said Ellis Drummond, 18, who came to court in low-riding sweatpants and black-and-white boxers.
Separating idiots from their money, after some Icelanders began collecting ash spewing from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano and hawking it online. A 5.6-ounce jar of ash sells for around $110.
Duane Jackson, the Times Square handbag vendor who first called attention to a terrorist car bomb. His sales are up 30 percent. “People come by because they’ve seen me on the news,” he said, “and they want to buy something to thank me.”
Bad week for:
Sheep, after the Florida Legislature failed to pass a proposed law banning bestiality, despite pleas from prosecutors and animal-rights activists. Legislators avoid voting on the issue, said Rep. Mary Brandenburg of Palm Beach, because “it is yucky.”
Getting the most for your money, after a roller coaster in a British theme park malfunctioned, leaving a train full of passengers suspended 50 feet off the ground, upside down, for 20 minutes.
Being safe rather than sorry, after a bomb squad in Lake Mary, Fla., detonated a suspicious cardboard box found outside a church, and then discovered it contained $2,500 in cash. Authorities said they would replace the money, which apparently was meant to be a donation to the church.