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Moms don't have it easy, we understand. And sometimes a kid's just got to eat. But when hunger strikes while you're driving down the interstate, you can't just start breastfeeding while you're driving.

A Washington woman learned this lesson the hard way this week, when she was cited for breastfeeding her child while driving. Now she may get a call from Child Protective Services.

It's like my mother always told me: put criminal court proceedings in Florida on a live webcam, and you just might end up with a porn star flashing the judge. Now that might sound like nothing more than folksy wisdom to you, but that's exactly what happened in a Broward County court last week.

Popular county judge John Hurley and the rest of his courtroom caught an eye-full when Susan "Kayla Kupcakes" Surrette attempted to demonstrate injuries she received during her arrest.

We've all had that moment, right? Just after a heated exchange we think of the exact right thing to say. Well what if it doesn't hit you until 30 years later? Is that too late to pick up the argument?

One man in Kentucky didn't think so, and his effort to win an argument with his deceased father landed him in jail.

Twenty-year-olds: Do you have 15 luxury sports cars, but want one more? Who doesn't! Are you in the difficult position of having a Ferrari 458 Italia but wanting a brand, spanking new Ferrari 458 Italia? We've all been there! Worried your Swiss millionaire dad won't buy it for you? Ugh, parents!

But as hard as it may seem, just ask your pops for that new $300,000 car -- don't hire two goons to set it on fire.

Who among us hasn't needed a drink or a few, only to be stuck with the kids? (Or maybe you need a few drinks because you're stuck with the kids.) Well, one Florida mom thought she found the perfect solution -- leave the kids in a Waffle House and go drink in the bar across the street.

What could possibly go wrong?

It's the least shocking arrest in America's long and storied criminal justice history -- the founder of "The Big Lebowski" homage Lebowski Fest was arrested (wait for it) at Lebowski Fest (wait for it) at a bowling alley for ... smoking weed.

Louisville police put the cuffs on Will Russell outside of the Executive Strike & Spare for drug possession, resisting arrest, and menacing after he allegedly took a fighting stance and challenged officers. While this sounds like straight forward crime, this is actually a very complicated case. You know, a lotta ins, a lotta outs, a lotta what-have-yous. And, uh, a lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Duder's head.

California water officials have filed a suit against Tom Selleck, claiming the "Quigley Down Under" star has been pilfering water from a neighborhood hydrant and trucking it to his out-of-town ranch.

The lawsuit, filed by the Calleguas Municfipal Water District, claims that, in the midst of a historic drought, the actor best known for roles as upstanding lawmen, cowboys, and a certain private investigator, has been skirting the state's water laws.

If you're one of those unfortunate souls who don't have the pocket room for their fake gun and an iPhone case and can't choose between the two, or if you're worried your chances of being shot by police for carrying a replica pistol are too low, have we got a product for you.

Behold the gun-shaped iPhone case, designed to antagonize real gun holders and ... well, we're not sure why else you'd want one of these. But for now they're on sale for all your want-to-feel-like-you-have-a-gun-but-actually-don't needs.

Once again, someone has tried to deny a mother's right to breastfeed.

A Florida judge is in hot water after he refused to allow an attorney breaks during trial to pump breast milk.

The brave city council of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin responded swiftly and decisively to the scourge of kangaroo service animals in the town.

After a woman brazenly took her therapy kangaroo into a McDonald's in February, the city was thrown into a crisis over which species can be used as service animals. By categorically limiting service animals to dogs and mini horses, Beaver Dam has saved an untold number of lives and potentially millions, if not billions, of dollars.