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Comedy and Tragedy
Rugby: “On Saturday, France meet England at Stade de France. On Sunday, South Africa meet Argentina at Stade de France. On Monday, New Zealand meet Australia at the airport.”

Custody Battle: Huntington, WV (AP) - A seven-year old boy was at the center of a Cabell County courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him. The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with child custody law and regulation requiring that family unity be maintained to the highest degree possible. The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried and said that they also beat him. After considering the remainder of the immediaty family and learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have custody of him. After two recesses to check legal references and confer with the Child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the Notre Dame Football Team whom the boy firmly believes are not capable of beating anyone.

Tragedy: I'm an idiot. Had an entire month to compare the specifications of the new frame to my existing one and I didn't. So with the MS Bike Tour coming up tomorrow morning, I have two frames sitting at the LBS stripped with components laying around. Turns out the new bike needed a 30mm seatpost collar (rare, searched 8 stores in NYC), a 34.9mm front dérailleur clamp (paid $100 for it to be overnighted to me, but now I can't get the other two parts so I just wasted my money) and my existing headset which I believe is a Cane Creek IS-2 won't fit into the head tube even though many others have used the same headset with no issues. Damnit, I might just ride my LeMond Poprad, though I'll need to dig up some allen keys to adjust the seat post. %*@)$*%

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