Weird News

Sarah Ashlock

Pants are overrated

Remember when Nickelodeon’s cartoon character “Doug” transformed into Quailman and wore his underwear over his pants? He was modest compared to the rest of the cartoons who would rather be pants-less.

Yogi Bear simply wears a collar and tie, Donald Duck wears only a dashing long-sleeved shirt with a bow-tie, the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” wear colored masks that match their knee/elbow bands and other gear and, of course, Tommy Pickles from “Rugrats” always felt the most comfy in a diaper for years.

Were these fictional characters on to something?

According to, on Jan. 10, The 10th Annual No Pants Subway Ride hit New York City and 50 other cities around the world. The event is a flash mob of sorts, where guys and gals strip down to their skivvies and go about their daily routine in subways.

Approximately 3,500 people participated in 32 degree weather with 47 MPH winds.

Improv Everywhere’s website describes itself as a movement that “causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places.” Sign me up!

Friends don’t let friends drunk dial the police

If you glance at the news, people do terrible things, natural disasters strike, and all in all, it’s pretty depressing.

Jon Finch won’t make you believe in the human race again. But he will at least make you feel smart.

According to MSNBC, the 44-year-old broke into a rear window of a Delaware home for the second time.

Finch opted to have a party of one for a couple of days and consume three bottles of gin and two bottles of whiskey alone (maybe he watched too much “Jersey Shore”).

The homeowner had changed the locks following Finch’s first break-in, which required a new key on the inside of the door to get out.

I suppose since all of the liquor was gone, Finch had to get out. Apparently the window seemed too challenging of an escape option; so Finch did what any respectable drunk burglar does…he called 9-1-1. He was immediately arrested for both break-ins.

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