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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

A man offering free hugs in New York City, brutally attacked a young woman for refusing to accept a hug, according to New York Police Department.

25-year-old Jermaine Himmelstein hangs out in Union Square, where he offers passersby free hugs. Last week, a young woman and her mother were walking in Union Square, where Himmelstein approached them and offered the young woman a hug.

When she refused, he walked away.

Moments later, Himmelstein approached the woman from behind and punched her in the face, knocking off her glasses. Himmelstein then fled the scene. Himmelstein was later arrested and charged with one count of assault.

This was not the first time that Himmelstein attacked a woman for refusing to accept a hug.

Last year, Himmelstein punched a 21-year-old woman of Canada, who was visiting Manhattan, for refusing to accept a free hug. The woman who was identified as Sophie Violene Dauvois, suffered a black eye, cuts, and bruises.

There seems to be a pattern here.

Himmelstein was arrested in that case for assault, but prosecutors dropped the charge because he was mentally unfit to stand trial.

I think I have a better business model; start offering free punches in the face, and when people refuse give them a hug.


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*-- You Really Can Get Everything from Amazon --*

A Florida couple who ordered some storage totes from Amazon said their package arrived with a little something extra -- 65 pounds of marijuana. The Orlando woman said she and her fiance ordered four 27-gallon storage totes from Amazon recently so they could put some items in storage. She said they were immediately suspicious when the packages arrived. "They were extremely heavy, heavier than you would think from ordering four empty bins," said the woman, who did not want to be identified by name. She said the cause of the extra weight became clear from the smell when they opened the boxes. "When the first officer got here, she was in disbelief," the woman said. The boxes contained the plastic bins the couple ordered, but the totes themselves contained boxes filled with a total 65 pounds of marijuana. The marijuana was turned over to police and the couple spent more than a month attempting to get answers from Amazon in a series of email exchanges. Amazon said it is cooperating with law enforcement to investigate the unusual incident.

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LEWIS; There are easy mail order courses leading to PhDs with rather impressive looking diplomas. Such doctorates are usually in bible studies for use by clergy. Sadly practitioners of alternative medicine quackery such as "Dr. Kitty" use the diploma to fool their patient-victims by passing themselves off as medical doctors. -R.S.
[Be careful where you drop the term 'quackery'. I happen to have a mail order degree in phrenology.]

If you're stupid enough to let a 19-year-old named Kitty Wang inject mystery chemicals into your face while sitting in a basement, you probably deserve what you get.

What's so bad about naming a train Trainy McTrainface (other than reducing the entire country of Sweden to the intellectual level of a 5-year-old)? My wife refers to our bed as the 'sex-coaster'. Is that immature?

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