Thursday, January 11, 2007

Your National Daily News WTF?

Here are two remarkably strange articles I've seen in the last few days.

In the first, Walgreen's is now carrying--a nicotine hand-gel.
NEW YORK - A new hand gel is starting to appear on drug-store shelves promising more than just an end to germs or dry skin — this one claims to satisfy users’ tobacco cravings for up to four hours.

Walgreen Co. , the largest U.S. drugstore chain by sales, is now stocking its more than 5,500 stores with packets of Nicogel, a quick-evaporating gel made with tobacco extracts.

That is incredibly bizarre, and I have to believe that other products will be following soon. Nicotine deodorant and tanning lotion are naturals.

See the full story here.

And here's the second:
RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 10) - An art teacher whose off-hours work as a so-called "butt-printing artist" became widely circulated among high school students has been fired.

...Murmer, a teacher at Monacan High School, was suspended in December after objections were raised about his private abstract artwork, much of which includes smearing his posterior and genitals with paint and pressing them against canvas. His paintings sell for as much as $900 each on his Web site.

Okay, who's the numb nuts paying $900 for a picture of, well, nuts?

The best part about this story, though, is the quote from Murmer's attorney:
Jason Anthony, Murmer's attorney, called the vote "a bad day for the First Amendment."

"Chesterfield lost a tremendous asset today," he said.

They certainly did, sir. And I bet you won a sizable wager with your friends by working the word "asset" into your statement. Well-played.

The full story is here.

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