I am preposting this and the news is already a couple of days old. By the time it gets to you, it will be a week old. Why am I giving you old news? Because unlike other news Reuters Oddly Enough News never gets stale. It has no expiration date. Like prime beef and fine wine, it only gets better with age.
So without further ado:
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TIJUANA- "A motorcyclist with a helmet-wearing corpse strapped to his back crashed in this mexican city on the U.S. border on Friday, and fled on foot, setting off a police murder hunt."
The police first thought the dead passenger had died in the crash. Until they noticed the strangulation marks. And the adhesive tape stuck to his face. Oh, and the knife wound on his forehead. The methemphetamine in his pocket--well, that could have been there either way.
The man had been dead at least 6 hours.
The police think the killer was trying to take the body to a more deserted area to dispose of it.
Right through the heart of town. On a motorcycle.
Guess he didn't have a car with a trunk. Or a friend with one.
Or a chipper.
Or a duffel bag.
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British editor and translator Susie Denthas a reference book out called "Fanboys and Overdogs". In which she explains some of the new jargon. Good thing, too. I have never heard of any of this stuff. Maybe it's British. Or maybe I am waaaay out of the loop. Hard to say.
A rate tart is someone who switches credit cards at will in pursuit of the best interest rates.
And spear phishers try to wangle passwords out of unsuspecting net surfers.
If you lose your job with a multinational corporation which outsources to India, you have been Bangalored.
The oafish dude who cares little for his appearance is machosexual.
And fanboy nerds collect comic books.
Yesterday's top dog (or cat) is todays overdog.
And euphemistically, how about supermarket shelf-stackers known as stock replenishment executives, or mail-room clerks who have become dispatch services facilitators.
Bet a pay raise doesn't come with those.
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Blogger Shawn Lea has a post introducing some new-to-me jargon that I think should be on this list. An urban cougar is a woman in her 30's and 40's who is confident and good looking. See Everything and Nothing for more.
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The British Invention show last Saturday (or, by the time this gets to you, some Saturday in the past), features standard stuff like a dopamine patch to make women horny, and a patch that blocks cravings for chocolate (say it isn't so...)
There is an egg-shaped personal spa called the egg, which offers full body massage, aroma therapy and relaxing music, all at the same time.
My personal favorite: The hand-held device that precuts toast for dipping into soft-boiled eggs.
Can't wait until I can get that at Williams-Sonoma.