Here are some news items.

Yahoo! News: Oddly Enough – Retiree Duped by Naked Invitation

An 81-year-old German dropped his trousers and lost his wallet when two young women asked him to join them in a nude photo shoot but they fled with his belongings as he stripped, police said Monday.

All I can think of is when that happened to George in Seinfeld. (Well, I can also think about what a horrible sentence that is. But you should expect that from me by now.)

Yahoo! News: Oddly Enough – U.S. author Wolfe wins bad sex award

American author and journalist Tom Wolfe has won one of the world’s most dreaded literary accolades — the British prize for bad sex in fiction.

The prize is awarded each year “to draw attention to the crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel”.

Maybe someday I’ll win that!

(But yow, read those example passages…they are uniquely horrible.)

Organisers said Wolfe, who is based in New York, was the first writer in the 12-year history of the competition to decline his invitation.

Awww…he’s probably pouting.

Here’s a really nice (and amazing) piece:

Yahoo! News: Oddly Enough – After 233 Kids, Foster Parents Quit

“We had been married 20 years, and life was good,” Imogene Gorsuch wrote in a diary, describing the decision to start taking in children in the late 1950s. The pair also raised three sons and a daughter of their own.

“Blessed with a comfortable home, adequate income and everything we needed, we had a desire to share this with others less fortunate,” Imogene Gorsuch wrote.

What a great couple. I really admire them. Being a foster parent is one of the hardest things you can do. You’ll see an example of why in the article.