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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Around the Horn

Avoid Scranton, SC (population 932) like the plague. In a little over a month, the new police chief "has written 400 tickets and arrested 17 people," all while claiming that "the general public’s disrespect for law enforcement officers truly annoys him." [SCNow]

Taras Grescoe is a self-described former libertarian and author of the pretty good food travelogue The Devil's Picnic, in which he eats all sorts of risky and illegal foods around the world. Grescoe, a Canadian, wants to remove the risk from our lives, though, via a stronger and better-funded FDA. [NYT]

A few of the dumber remnants of Massachusetts's Blue Laws. [Boston Globe]

This brings back memories of the worst meal I've ever eaten (at a Lebanese joint on Paris's Left Bank in 1994). [The Age]

One cool obit. [Seattle PI]