The key lines from this past week:
Leave the raccoon, man, there’s no time! â€œThey did try to stop the paint gun, but with the amount of congestion Thursday, the squirrelly geometry of the road and the size of equipment, they couldnâ€™t turn around to go back and fix the mistake.â€ – a transportation engineer in Pennsylvania, explaining why a road crew painted yellow road lines on top of a dead raccoon and left it there for a day. (They did go back later and, um, repaint.) [Consumerist]
But at least we don’t paint road stripes over humans: “Animals aren’t the only species who are dressed up after they die. We do it to humans too.”- principal Pauline Sutton of Uruti School in New Zealand, explaining her school’s dead possum dress-up competition. [Daily Mail]
And instantly everyone in Singapore has to wash his/her hair that night: “Singapore’s population/it needs some increasin’/so forget wavin’ flags/August 9th we be freakin'” – lyrics from the song promoting National Night, a government-backed effort to boost the birth rate through hip-hop.