Jean Speedos Are Ruining Summer

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Jean Speedos Are Ruining Summer

Beachgoers who want to make a statement this summer can check out the Jeado, a Speedo-style swimsuit brief for men that looks like it’s cut from a pair of jeans, but is really made of polyester and Spandex, for comfort and quick drying. The retailer describes the faux-denim look: “It is like eating a bag of chips in church. Everyone looks over at you with disgust, but deep down they want some too.”

The Last Word In Pokemon

The Pokemon Co. has made Japanese brides’ dreams come true with its announcement that it is collaborating with a wedding planner to offer ceremonies with its characters dressed as a bride and groom. Yes, Pikachu will stand up with you and your betrothed (as long as you go to Japan to tie the knot). For your scrapbook, you’ll have a marriage certificate decorated with Pokemon imagery. 

No Fear Of Crowding

Gwen Lynch, the lone 2019 graduate of the eighth grade at Cuttyhunk Elementary School on Cuttyhunk Island, Mass., received the accolades and advice of a celebrity graduation speaker, actress and comedian Jenny Slate. The island, which has a year-round population of a dozen people, is familiar to Slate, whose parents live nearby. Graduation festivities included a potluck dinner. “Most of the town was there,” said Michael Astrue, who secured Slate for the address.

Google Novices, Beware

When the Wilkinson County High School in El Granada, Calif., received a bomb threat, it didn’t take long for administrators to empty the building of staff and students. But law officers searching the grounds found nothing — because the threatening phone call actually came from 2,100 miles away, in Woodville, Miss. That’s where a 15-year-old student tried to threaten her own school, but apparently didn’t do enough Google searching to get the right school and phone number before dialing.

Thief Stung By Make-Believe Cop

Around 1:40 am, as a Cocoa, Fla., homeowner slept in her garage, a black Cadillac crashed into the structure, missing her by mere inches. The Cadillac was stolen, and was fleeing an Orange County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle, which was also stolen and being driven by someone impersonating a police officer. After the crash, the imposter patrolman continued to try to pull over vehicles before speeding away. The patrol SUV was later abandoned behind a shopping plaza in Cocoa.

Amazon Really Does Sell Everything

A man in Tuscumbia, Ala., went online to Amazon to order some household items. When his package arrived, he was alarmed to discover a urine sample — not the shower curtain and rings he’d ordered. “When I reached in and pulled it out (it was) some kind of urine specimen or something like that,” he said. An Amazon representative said the company was “very sorry” about the mistake and would send his bathroom accessories right away, but declined to have him return the sample.

I’m Parking Here For Free

Dan Smith of Seattle found several Car2Go vehicles left in the driveway of his rental property. So he erected a fence around it and posted No Trespassing signs and other warnings. He then informed Car2Go’s parent company, Share Now, that he wanted $65 per day for storage, $300 for the fence and $500 for harassment. Share Now responded that seven different customers tried to rent the car a day after it was left in Smith’s driveway but couldn’t because of the barricade. Asad Rasheed, who lives in Smith’s building, said the errantly parked vehicles are a common problem: “People are not made aware of where to park, where not to park and how to use them,” Rasheed said. Share Now has agreed to work with Smith but said they wouldn’t be paying him.

Hands Off My Stash, Dad

A man in Muncie, Ind., is suing his parents for trashing his collection of porn videos and magazines, which he estimates was worth $29,000. The man had been living with his parents for 10 months following a divorce. After he bought a new house, his parents delivered his possessions — minus the 12 boxes of porn. His parents admitted dumping the collection. In an email quoted by the lawsuit, the father told his son, “I did you a big favor by getting rid of all this stuff.” The son is seeking $87,000 in financial damages.

So, You Want Something To Drink?

Damon Hudson of St. Ives, England, noticed a missing milk delivery. “My milk delivery means the world to me. My little brother and sister can’t function without their cereal in the morning,” Hudson said. He could see the thief on his doorbell video footage, but he didn’t want to bother the police with such a trivial case, so after two weeks of going milk-less, he set up his own sting. Hudson introduced a couple of new ingredients in the milk bottle: fish oil and his own urine. “Hopefully that’s the end. The weirdo deserves it.” No word on whether the thief has found a new target.

The Principal’s Field Trip And Sobriety Test

While students at Holy Family Catholic School in Port Allen, La., took a field trip to Washington, D.C., their principal, Michael Comeau, had his own kind of sightseeing in mind. In the pre-dawn hours of May 31, police were called to Archibald’s Gentleman’s Club in D.C. after “an intoxicated man refused to pay his bill,” according to the arrest report. Officers found Comeau standing in a roadway, “refusing to move.” He was arrested for public intoxication and possession of an open container of alcohol. Comeau immediately resigned his position as principal, along with his role as a reserve police officer at the Brusly Police Department.

Here’s How Important Karaoke Is To Me

Don’t mess with Texas … or with Doris Vallejo-Godoy of Austin, Texas, who pulled a gun on a man at La Catedral del Marisco, a Mexican restaurant. The scuffle began as a disagreement about who would be up next for karaoke. The man told police that as they argued, Vallejo-Godoy struck him, then pulled out her gun and pointed it at him. She also threatened a waitress who tried to intervene, an affidavit said. Police arrived as Vallejo-Godoy was arguing in the parking lot with her girlfriend; she was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful carrying of a concealed weapon.

Nice Try

Who has time to bother with long lines and bureaucracy at the driver’s license office? Not Mr. Tang of Liuzhou, China, who was pulled over for a routine check as he rode his silver motorcycle. Tang was happy to produce his license. But when officers examined it, they realized it was homemade. “He behaved very calmly as he took out the license,” a traffic police officer said. “But I was shocked when I saw what was inside.” Tang had simply written all the pertinent information found on a standard driver’s license on a piece of lined notebook paper, then glued a photo of himself to the paper. When pressed for an explanation, Tang said he was too lazy to study for the license exam and didn’t want to spend the money on driving classes. He thought a handwritten license would be better than nothing at all. “I didn’t expect the traffic police to be so serious,” Tang said.

How Does A Girl Scout Prepare For This?

Where others see innocent little girls raising money for educational programs, some see an opportunity to pad their bank account. So it went for Brian Couture of Forest Grove, Ore., who is accused of going to elaborate lengths to skim more than $700 of Girl Scout cookie money from his daughter. Forest Grove police responded to a 911 call at Couture’s home, where the man said an intruder had entered his home, stolen the $700, and struggled with him. When police arrived, Couture was “unresponsive” and was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. K9 units set out to look for the thief around the neighborhood, alarming residents. Police said Couture later admitted to investigators that he had staged the whole thing, but at his hearing, he pleaded not guilty to initiating a false report. The money, according to a Girl Scouts spokeswoman, is still unaccounted for.

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