Protip: After washing your clothing several times it will become thinner and, possibly, even see through. The stuff that collects in the lint trap of your dryer is material that came off your clothing.
Ladies (and guys too, I shudder to think) if you have spandex outer wear that you have been wearing for years, it might be time to think about tossing it out. Last Saturday morning, as I was sitting in Starbucks reading the news and writing, a group of women walked in after what could only be the end of a nearby exercise class. One woman was wearing a matching purple tank top and shorts both made from spandex that left the white triangle of her thong very obviously visible through both the shorts and the bottom of the tank top, which was pulled down over her shorts. I wonder what the people facing the front of her outfit saw.
Getting Thrown Out of Congress
Thad McCotter joins Pluto on the list of things who have been kicked out of the cool kids club.
Technically, Thad McCotter retired but it's fairly clear that had he not given up his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, he would have been thrown out of Congress because he did not actually meet the requirements to hold the office. The New York Times reports that "1,563 of the 1,830 signatures he turned in to get his name on the primary ballot were found to be fraudulent. Only 1,000 were required." The full New York Times story is here. I wrote about just how inept Newt Gingrich was for not submitting enough valid signatures to get on the Republican Primary in Virginia here.