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Quick Links: Jan. 29, 2008
Russian election draws eccentric candidates
Four empresses are running, as well as a tsar.

Fake tickets offer strange message
Police in Boulder are warning drivers to be on the lookout for fake parking tickets that bear this cryptic message: "The foregoing is falsely alleged upon personal initiative. This ticket hereby notes discredibility. Remember: Things could be worse. Get over yourself."

I'm Not Dead Yet
Polish resident Piotr Kucy is trying to convince officials that he isn't dead, but the bureaucrats are proving hard to convince.

Con Artist Poses as Heath Ledger's Dad
Soon after Heath Ledger died, a man claiming to be his father contacted Tom Cruise and John Travolta, seeking emotional support and free plane tickets. Why he contacted Cruise and Travolta, I don't know. Was Heath Ledger a scientologist?
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jan 30, 2008

For the Ledger story...maybe they were easiest to con. Saying you need emotional support will have them getting out their free personality tests & flying him right into their closest airports. (Although, for Travolta...there was recently a big accident on the Jumbolair runway...I wonder if he'd have to come by commercial airlines.)
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Wed Jan 30, 2008  at  03:39 PM
I dunno, Maegan. . .one of the key points of Scientology is that nothing is free: all of their services have to be paid for. Although maybe that only applies to official Scientology things, and they can give out free support on their own time.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Wed Jan 30, 2008  at  06:52 PM
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