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Recently, Britain’s BBC televised an educational program in which scientist Mike Leahy and pal Zeron Gibson undertook certain activities in the weeks leading up to the program, and then, live on April 15, the men’s sperm was shown, by microscope, in a “race” inside tiny glass tubes, in an experiment to gauge the effects of different lifestyle choices on sperm motility. Gibson’s won.
In March, U.S. Rep. Major Jones of Brooklyn, N.Y., proudly claimed authorship of a controversial rap-music play being seriously considered for staging in New York City. Rep. Jones’ “The Viagra Monologues” champions male sexuality, with lines like (according to a New York Post story), “Monogamy is for chumps” and “Boyhood self-esteem dies / Gawking at the other guy’s size / What deal with the angels / Awarded him a better tubular prize.”
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, intending to score some publicity in his battle against what he believes is irresponsible spending by the state legislature, held two small pigs in his arms at a photo opportunity outside the House chamber in May, telling reporters that one was named “pork” and the other “barrel.” Before the event ended, both pigs had soiled the governor’s suit jacket and the elegant carpet at the State House, forcing Sanford’s press secretary and speechwriter to pull quick duty with cleanser and paper towels.
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