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Rabid rabbi? This just arrived from our roving correspondent, Tommy Tinklejinks. In the suburbs north of New York City a very upset man was caught flashing a badge at passing traffic to get drivers to pull over for driving too slow. Turns out, the guy was a rabbi and has since been fired from a prestigious temple. He will plead not guilty to impersonating an officer. His attorney said he suffers from being bipolar.

Ironically, one of the people who the rabbi tried to pull over and saw him on the news has the surname of Moses. Her husband, named Peter, said, “what we want is for the rabbi to get the emotional help he so obviously needs.” Sounds like something Moses and Peter would do.

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“Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” That song has been performed hundreds, maybe thousands of times by legendary 94-year-old folk singer Pete Seeger. Pete lost his own flower this week when his wife of 70 (that’s right, 70) years, Toshi, died at the age of 91. They met at a square dance in 1938 where Pete was performing. He stayed afterward to “court” her, and for quite some time. They were married July 18, 1943 and settled in Woodstock, NY. Yes, that Woodstock.

But changing subjects, in actuality the town just lent its name to the famed 1960s music festival. It was actually held (and you can trust me on this) on the dairy farm of Max Yasgur near a town named Bethel, 60 miles away...


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