All The News That's Not Fit To Print

Infomongers aren't always the serious types they're often made out to be. They ow what the rest of us ow that the news can be pretty funny. Of course, only infomongers distill it and put it on the Net. The result is This Just In, a mailing list that contains the stranger events from the world's media. Randy Cassingham, the list's administrator, includes such items as a man who stole a hot dog and choked on it outside the store, a woman who drove an acquaintance crazy by calling her 50 times a day for eight years and a career bank robber who dropped his wallet on his 12th job and now faces 245 years in prison. The weekly list is about eight years old and reaches 34 countries. To subscribe, e-mail the message "subscribe this-just-in."