This Week in WTF, July 24, 2015

– The grossest thing you’ll see all day (maybe all week): You might just want to trust me on this.

– I’m sure it happens all the time: When prison inmate Ramon Somoza mailed a pro se filing to a judge in Utah, he included a razor blade along with the paperwork. This led to an investigation, but he will not face any charges. The prosecutor reportedly determined that it was an accident:

“He files a number of documents with the court, and he does not have access to white-out,” the prosecutor explained. Using the razor blade, Somoza “cuts out small strips of paper that he uses as white-out if he makes a mistake.”

That’s a really good idea—except for the mailing-it-to-the-judge part—given that correction tape is sure to be in short supply in prison. (h/t Scott Greenfield)

– Where is the deed recorded?: You might not think of real estate litigation as a place for the fanciful and bizarre, but oh how wrong you’d be: Continue reading


This Week in WTF, February 6, 2015

I have gotten very far behind on this particular blog series, so here is a quick roundup of what I meant to post over the past few months (part 2 of 3).

– I’m Not Sure What These Are For: Have you ever thought that your poop just didn’t quite sparkle enough? If that describes you, (1) please don’t ever speak to me, and (2) do not consume these Glitter Pills:

Via GlitterPills / Etsy

Via GlitterPills / Etsy

The Etsy page says it quite clearly: Continue reading


The Drones of West Africa

Atrios asks a question about the U.S. military’s planned expansion of drone use in Niger that is so sensible, it probably hasn’t occurred to most of the warmongers in our government and our pundit class:

There’s this weird country on the other side of the world that flies killing machines over your city on a regular basis. Does no one consider how one might grow up in that environment?

By U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian FergusonMarsRover at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

When Nigeriens start to hate the United States as much as people in certain other countries, we will not get to act surprised or perplexed.

Photo credit: By U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian FergusonMarsRover at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons.