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Can't Possibly Be True!

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Dec. 15, 2014

  Can't Possibly Be True!

Carnell Alexander at one point owed about $60,000 in child support for a kid he did not father (according to a DNA test) and knew nothing about, but despite "successfully" challenging the claim 20 years ago, he still owes about $30,000. The mother who accused him long ago admitted lying (in that naming a "father" was necessary to get welfare benefits), and while a judge thus wiped out Alexander's debt to her, the state of Michigan nonetheless still demands that Alexander repay benefits it had paid to the mother. [WXYZ-TV (Detroit), 10-27-2014]

America's largest pornography website [name delted] decided recently to erect a public billboard prominently encouraging the use of its service, first selecting as its location the New York City neighborhood formerly the smut epicenter of the city, Times Square. However, that area is now respectably tourist-friendly, and the billboard had to be relocated -- to Los Angeles' West Hollywood, near the headquarters of PornHub's parent, MindGeek. The sign features a person's two thumbs and fingers forming a rough version of a heart, beside the message (inspired by a Beatles song), "All You Need Is Hand." [LA Weekly, 10-31-2014]

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