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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.

Sorry sir, you are legally dead. We don't much care you are still drawing breath.

Every year, more than 12,000 people are declared dead by the Social Security Administration, but they're still alive!

How is this possible?

Vacations are a time to go wild, but don't go too wild. You may get arrested.

Four tourists were arrested in Malaysia last month after they got naked on a sacred mountain and caused an earthquake.

The tax man wants a cut of every pie, including the strip club pie.

For years, the Nite Moves strip club in Albany, New York fought in court with state tax officials over the issue of sales tax for admission fees to the strip club. Last Friday, an Administrative Law Judge ruled that pole dances are tax exempt as art performances, but lap dances are not.

New Hampshire really cares about protecting babies from drinking beer.

New Hampshire recently passed a law that would allow babies to be depicted on its beer bottles. Can you believe that this was even illegal in the first place?

However, the law has been vetoed by Governor Maggie Hassan.