The week that was

The local Queens paper announced the US election news matter of factually, Queens man evicted.

Putin, just to be safe, granted himself and all ex-presidents lifetime immunity from criminal prosecution.

The FBI warned Philadelphia police that a Silver Hummer, driven by two armed men, was driving into the city to cause trouble. Officers put out a citywide alert as they frantically tried to locate the vehicle and its occupants. When the Hummer was located, it already had a parking ticket.

McDonald’s announced it’s getting into the plant-based burger game with something they are calling, McPlant.

A Japanese town in Hokkaido has deployed a pair of robot wolves to scare off the the increasingly threatening bears encroaching on their village.

Lego unveiled it’s biggest set ever. Coming in at 9,036 pieces, the $550 Coliseum is designed to keep quarantined families busy until Spring.

Powell’s Books in Portland is diversifying into the perfume business. Being a house of words, great care was given to it’s catalog entry. “This scent contains the lives of countless heroes and heroines. Apply to the pulse points when seeking sensory succor or a brush with immortality.” (

Virgin’s Hyperloop shot two passengers in in a pod though a vacuum tube up to speeds of 100 MPH. South Korea’s lesser-known Hyper-Tube reached speeds of over 600 MPH. No passengers mentioned.

The next pair of Air Jordans will feature auto-lacing technology where you can use an app to automatically tie your sneakers for you.

The leader of Turkmenistan erected a 19ft golden statue of a dog.

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