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Feeling sluggish

April 7, 2011 - Karin Elton
Every morning I look at The Associated Press stories that the editors can use for their newspapers. Some have interesting “slugs” or names.

Some are of the AP stories I won’t click on because I just don’t want to know, such as “ToddlerSepticTank.txt” and “TaxCutWeiner.” Well, I have to admit I did click on that one. It was just Rep. Anthony Weiner giving his opinion on Obama’s tax cut.

HorseMolester.txt — definitely not going to open this one.

I did click on LiquefyingBodies.txt Wasn’t sure what I would find. It turns out it’s a better way to dispose of dead bodies that doesn’t use fossil fuels — something I’m all for. The morticians use lye and heat. Isn’t that the same process used in making lutefisk?

FlaFingerBittenOff.txt turns out to be about a South Florida woman who is accused of biting off the tip of another woman’s ring finger during a fight over an alleged affair.

FatSlobLawsuit.txt A federal appeals court is allowing a free speech lawsuit to go ahead after a Kentucky man was arrested when he called a police officer a "fat slob."

I liked the AP slug “FiveWanderingGoats.txt.” It struck me as kind of poetic. I pictured the goats carrying mandolins, wearing jaunty caps and singing a lovely tune or two.


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