I'm not sure if we've made national headlines yet, and we may not because of all the RNC babbling, but this past week has been bizarre.
First, a man got his package bitten off by a pitbull. They don't know why he was naked, or why his stuff was exposed, or how it got into the dog's mouth, or if he owns the dog. They finally caught the dog - a gorgeous copper-colored pitt/boxer mix, and its been quarantined. http://www.abqtrib.com/archives/news04/083104_news_dogbit.shtml
(P.S. It did make national headlines under weird news: http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20040831210609990002&cid=936 )
Then, some other guy holed up in an armored truck place for a whopping 24 hours. They tear gassed him, sent robots in, did that percussion bullet stuff, talked to him on the phone, turned off power/gas, and closed down an entire city block for the whole day. They evacuated people from their homes, forced businesses to shut down, and had news helicopters circling overhead for 24 hours straight. The guy's brother wanted to go in and talk to him, but they wouldn't let him. The poor guy has a history of mental illness. Apparently, he was upset over a custody dispute with his ex-girlfriend, and had a rap sheet miles long. http://www.abqtrib.com/archives/news04/090104_news_homjack.shtml
And last but not least from the national headlines.....some guy broke the record for EYE SQUIRTING. Yep, squirting milk right out of his eye. GET A HOBBY PEOPLE. http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20040901211609990003
So I looked it up. We had a full moon August 29. Sunday. Maybe this is residual effects? Post lunar stress disorder?