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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

If there is one place you want to use some playful antics and a little harmless hijinx to relieve stress and tension it is the cockpit of a commercial airliner.

That must have been the thinking of the crew of an Air New Zealand flight when pictures and video showed up on Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram of the pilot posing with an inflatable doll in the cockpit.

One image shows a pilot kissing the doll.

A video shows an air hostess walking through a cabin spitting water. The caption on the video says: "Wish I could spit on passengers like this."

An Air New Zealand spokeswoman said the company was "shocked and appalled" by the images.

"These images were brought to our attention in the past 48 hours and an investigation commenced immediately. We believe the video was produced about four years ago and the photos were taken more than a year ago."

"We expect the highest standards of behavior and respect from all our staff."

Two staff members have been stood down by the airline while an investigation takes places, another no longer works there.

The inflatable doll has been reassigned duties as a floatation device.


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An "erratic" Ohio man who was "acting like a gorilla" and "masturbating on the sidewalk" is facing a disorderly conduct charge, according to police. Responding to 911 calls about a pair of "white males running around the lot taking off their clothes," Warren City Police Department officers encountered Timothy Cook, 32, who reportedly had been "growling and punching the cement." A witness told officers Cook had entered a state motor vehicles office and began waving his arms around. He then exited the building and "began masturbating on the sidewalk," according to a police report. When an officer subsequently approached Cook, the suspect was sweating profusely and "acting like a gorilla." An officer noted Cook was "squatting on all fours, punching the blacktop and jumping up and down screaming noncoherently." Cook was detained without incident and placed into an ambulance. Paramedics treated Cook for an apparent overdose, though police records do not indicate what drug (or drugs) he may have used.


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A California student won a large amount of money after having sex with his teacher and getting her pregnant. Laura Whitehurst was 24 when she had a sexual relationship with her 16-year-old student. Dipsite telling the boy that she cannot conceive, the teacher became pregnant by him. The teacher had a year-long relationship with the boy and gave birth to his daughter when he was just 17 years old. The student, who is now 21, sued the school district, claiming that they knew about the affair and they "turned a blind eye," allowing the teacher to continue having sex with him. The attorney for the student, said that the school did not inform the student's family or law enforcement over the sexual abuse of the student. The Redlands Unified School District officials agreed to settle the lawsuit for $6 million. Whitehurst was arrested and sentenced to one year in county jail and five years of probation. The student, who was present at the birth, has shared custody of the baby. However there is a no-contact order between the teacher and her daughter's father. I'm starting to think I did high school wrong.

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LEWIS; I was a Chicago Public School pupil from 1954 to 1967. Although most of our teachers were basically sane people we had quite a few who were drinkers, senile, and at least one who was a stroke survivor. Yet back in that era of da mayor Richard J. Daley they were still allowed to continue teaching. However one girls' home crafts was fired when she held a bra inspection to be sure they wore bras. The gals in her class complained and the old lesbian was canned immediately. I suppose Wagoner is a tougher town than Chicago though. -R.S.
[My high school gym teacher used to give us "athletic cup inspections" before practices. I always thought it was a little odd that he always smoked afterward.]

You know, Lewis, women often don't wear pants. Although in most cases we are usually wearing skirts or dresses instead. -Chris
[So how are things in the Coolidge administration?]

Lewis, here is a story that is truly bizarre. -Greg "Deadly fumes from cow manure kill farmer, 16 cows: A 'deadly dome of air' felled a Wisconsin farmer's son and 16 cattle, when fumes from a manure holding tank released deadly gases."

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