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This Week’s WTF Moments In The News

Every once in a while, you guys find stories so crazy we can barely believe what we’re reading. Here’s a round up of a few WTF moments from this week…

Wanted: Brand expert with shaved head and swastika tattoo

What’s a Mongolian neo-Nazi to do when rampant xenophobia, anti-semitism and racism just start going out of style? Rebrand as environmentalists! From Reuters this week: ”Based in an office behind a lingerie store in the Mongolian capital, the shaven-headed, jackbooted Tsagaan Khass stormtroopers launch raids on mining projects, demanding paperwork or soil samples to be studied for contaminants.” Given what a bunch of skinheads could be doing with their time, we’re sort of okay with this. Can’t wait until they hire their first social media editor.

69!

The headline on HuffPost—69!—sort of said it all, at least until we read the lede: “And we have a weiner.” Wow. Double double-entendres aside, this story would stand on its own as a WTF moment for the sheer fact that it’s about a man and the 69 hotdogs he ate to win the annual Nathan’s hotdog eating contest on July 4. This is a contest they’ve been holding for almost a hundred years now because… we’re not sure why. Joey Chestnut, this year’s winner and a 210-pound 29-year-old, has taken first place six times now, and this year he even beat out his old record of 68 hot dogs set in 2009. And in case you were wondering, that’s 18 hotdogs more than the runner-up. Just reading this makes us sick.

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This Week’s WTF Moments In The News

Every once in a while, you guys write stories so crazy we can barely believe what we’re reading. Here’s a round up of a few WTF moments from this week.

National Journal, Nearly One in Five Members of Congress Gets Paid Twice

The Story: Congressmen get paid, and some also collect pensions—lucrative pensions

WTF: This story may or may not be a big deal to you, depending where you fall on the political spectrum. Seems, though, if you work a job that promises you a pension and you put in your years of service—usually a lot of them, there’s not much of an argument for not collecting that pension. Unless, of course, you don’t actually put in your years of service. National Journal mentions Tea Party Rep. Trey Gowdy in South Carolina. There, if you’re a judge or state lawmaker, you can buy your years of service. Buy. It seems like that’s just what Gowdy did, but no one from Gowdy’s office had the balls to step up and actually admit it. “So, in 2011, the year after he rode the tea-party wave into Congress promising to slash government spending, he reported $88,432 in pension income—one of the 10 largest in Congress,” Congressional reporter Shane Goldmacher wrote.

#wefoundrusty…

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