JACKSONVILLE, FL—Eating their meals and conversing pleasantly without paying any heed to how loosely the string was wrapped around the young child’s finger, diners at a local Panera Bread reportedly went about their lunch Wednesday completely unaware that 2-year-old Nate Pollen’s tenuous grasp on a red helium balloon was the only thing standing between peace and total anarchy.
BOSTONAccording to the paper's readers, a report on commercial seafood-processing practices published in Tuesday's Boston Globe has ruined fish sticks for everyone. "I used to love a big plate of fish sticks," mechanic Barney Rosetti said. "Not anymore, thanks to Steve Nelsen. Did he really have to use the part about emulsified scales and flash-frozen offal slurry? Thanks a lot, asshole." Readers have declared a two-day boycott of the Globe, timed to coincide with Nelsen's report on precisely what constitutes "breading" under current law.