An Oregon folk singer plans to leave for the Middle East next week and serenade the Islamic State. Despite the warnings from the State Department that his life could be in danger, he intends to bring the barbarians a message of peace. By the way, the Islamic State has banned all music.
Some of the creative attempts to smuggle drugs last week that have been foiled by authorities
US Customs and Border Protection agents found half a million dollars' worth of marijuana disguised as carrots earlier this week. Last Sunday, they stopped a tractor-trailer at the Pharr International Bridge along the Texas-Mexico border near the Gulf of Mexico.
Mixed in with real carrots, they found more than 2,800 orange, carrot-shaped packages. Inside those packages there were nearly 2,500 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $499,000.
Meanwhile, a Canadian man was arrested while pulling a sledge carrying more than 180 pounds of prescription pills across the border into the US. 21-year-old Cedrik Bourgault-Morin was apprehended early on Wednesday after he crossed the border from Quebec along a railroad line into North Troy, Vermont.
The glory days of gentlemen’s magazines are fading fast.
Penthouse Magazine, the long-running and raunchier rival of Playboy, said Friday that it is ending its print edition after 50 years on the newsstand and will now only be offered in digital format.