News of the Weird
By the Way, What Else Is No Longer Weird?
Eighty such themes have occurred so frequently that they have been “retired from circulation” since News of the Weird began publishing in 1988, and here is a final selection from the list:
Increasingly, parents are leaving their infants in hot cars while they’re out shopping or drinking. Toddlers not even big enough to see over the steering wheel grab car keys and drive off a surprising distance without doing too much damage. Prosecutors and drunk-driving counselors are increasingly, themselves, found behind the wheel, inebriated. Elderly motorists from time to time make a wrong turn and don’t think to stop and ask directions until they’re hundreds of miles from home. All used to be novel at one point, but today are No Longer Weird.
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