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  • Prankster redeems 22-year-old Pizza Hut coupon

    DayGlo hat? Check. Zubaz-style pants? Check. Sealed "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" VHS tape complete with exclusive Pizza Hut coupons? Check and mate!

    Take a trip back to the (early) '90s with an oddly dressed prankster who attempts to use a Pizza Hut coupon from inside a VHS copy of the 1990 cinematic classic. The thrifty prankster struts into the Hut, opens the "TMNT" tape and shows the manager the discounts.

    The manager—a good sport—gives the '90s enthusiast a discount even though the coupons had expired well before Bill Clinton took office. Master Splinter would approve.

  • British man sues telemarketers for wasting his time

    Fed up with  calls from telemarketers, Richard Herman of the U.K. issued an ultimatum: Call again and he would start charging 10 pounds (about $16) per minute for his time.

    Herman's warning went unheeded. He continued to receive calls, despite being on the U.K.'s Telephone Preference Service (similar to the Do Not Call list). So he started keeping track of the minutes and recorded each call on his computer. Then, true to his word, he sent an invoice to the offender.

    The invoice went ignored. But Herman would not go gentle into that good night. He took the marketing company to small claims court and won for 19 minutes and 30 seconds of annoyance. Multiply 19.5 by 10 pounds and you'll see that Herman took home about 195 pounds for his troubles, not to mention the righteous thrill that comes with sticking it to the man.

    After the ruling, Herman told the BBC, "It cheered me up to think that actually instead of being the victim of these calls I can actually defend myself against them to put

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  • A 60-year-old woman was arrested after exceeding her allotted three minutes of speaking time at a California city council meeting.

    The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports that Karen Wright's arrested was caught on video, when she was handcuffed by police and cited for disrupting a public meeting during a Riverside City Council meeting.

    "Can you see my wrists? You're pulling and jerking on my wrists!" Wright says in the video, while police forcibly handcuff her while she is on her knees. "I cannot get up without putting my hands down!"

    Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge and other council members denied ordering the arrest, which occurred when Wright was addressing a local sludge-hauling contract. When her time expired, one of the two attending police officers began to escort Wright away, who then resisted and shouted to the council, "I would like you to quit the harassment with the police."

    During the video, someone can be heard off-camera shouting, "This is your legacy, Mayor." For his

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