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Every week in this space, we’ll take a look at the news and offer our own incisive blend of commentary, analysis, and poop jokes. The news you need, from a voice you can trust, in the 90 seconds you have to spare: that’s Woot Weads the Wire.

TAMPA, Fla. (UPI) -- An outage Wikipedia blamed on "networking issues" in Florida left users unable to use the information Web site for several hours Monday.

Hardest hit was the guy who usually updates the "List of Wikipedia Outages" page, who was reportedly unable to connect.

 

tee hee

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (UPI) -- Some very patient fans of the rock band The Who in Rhode Island have traded in tickets to a canceled 1979 show for tickets to an upcoming Who concert.

As an added bonus, a local pizza place will accept the stub for a free downgrade from a large pie to a small.

TRELLEBORG, Sweden (UPI) -- A man, mowing his lawn near Trelleborg, Sweden, found what police said was a 110-pound artillery shell protruding from the ground.

Artillery experts say a full grown artillery can shed one or two times a year as they grow, and will sometimes even trade their shell for a tin can!

 

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PORTLAND, Ore. (UPI) -- An Oregon woman who has been seen swimming in public pools while dressed as a mermaid said she is living out a childhood fantasy.

Sources in the know say that, ever since a young age, the woman has dreamed of being trespassed from public pools.

NEW YORK (UPI) -- Most American car owners think automakers have gone too far with in-car connectivity technology that is distracting and dangerous, a poll found.

The poll's sample allegedly came from a random pool of drivers equipped with a factory-standard dash-mounted 3-D poll-taking device.

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DennisG2010


quality posts: 19 Private Messages DennisG2010

No kidding - I'd rather frame those tickets than trade them in for "Pete & Roger perform the Who's greatest hits".

pooflady


quality posts: 20 Private Messages pooflady

"trespassed from public pools"

I don't get it.


joshaw


quality posts: 23 Private Messages joshaw
pooflady wrote:"trespassed from public pools"

I don't get it.



I've been racking my brain trying to figure this one out too. Maybe a woot filter?

maxrfb


quality posts: 8 Private Messages maxrfb

Another instance of a noun being used as a verb.
Often, undesired "guests" are turned out of an establishment by the police on a charge of trespassing.
The act of this is known as trespassing the miscreant. Afterward the person has been 'trespassed'

wow. I actually bought a Robot Elvis.
What was I thinking?

tslothrop


quality posts: 12 Private Messages tslothrop

Trespassed from:

This appears to be a new usage, perhaps coming from the Antipodes.

Doesn't make it right, though.

Slydon


quality posts: 16 Private Messages Slydon

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tslothrop wrote:Trespassed from:

This appears to be a new usage, perhaps coming from the Antipodes.

Doesn't make it right, though.



don't you question the antipodes buddy

Hi, I'm one of the writers. My powers are limited but I'll do what I can.

tslothrop


quality posts: 12 Private Messages tslothrop
Slydon wrote:don't you question the antipodes buddy



I wasn't questioning the Antipodes (I am a fan), I was questioning the 'new usage'.

jcolag


quality posts: 8 Private Messages jcolag

So, I'm the only one who looked and was disappointed that there's no such Wikipedia article? I'll just sit over here making overly-theatrical sobbing noises. Don't mind me.