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JAMMIN' ME Wednesday, October 8
Formed as an offshoot of The Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule kicked their way onto the music scene with their 1995 eponymous debut. Since then, the band has released more than a dozen albums …
MEDIUM COOL Wednesday, October 8
“Shut the front door!” The Queen of the Suburban Séance is coming to Northeast Florida! Since 2011, Theresa Caputo has earned a loyal following on the strength of her popular …
BEST OF THE BEST Wednesday, October 8
Your votes have been cast, the winners have been chosen and now it’s time to party! Folio Weekly is throwing our annual Best of Jax extravaganza with a street party at Riverside’s Bold …
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FAITH IN FILM Wednesday, October 1
The enormous number of new DVD releases every week is mind-numbing, particularly since so many of them are the direct-to-video type, like A Dangerous Man (the latest drivel from Steven Seagal). Usually I’m not in the least tempted by a title I've never heard of, but last week I made an exception, solely because I recognized the name of the director. The movie is The Sacrament (2013). The writer-director is Ti West, probably not familiar to many moviegoers, but a man whose prior films were original enough to further pique my interest.
CLUES AT THE SCENE Wednesday, October 1
Alfred J. Shropshire III was charged in June with burglarizing a home in Lakewood, Washington, identified by his having accidentally dropped at the scene a plaque from a local Mazda dealer naming Alfred J. Shropshire III Salesperson of the Month. John Martinez, 68, was arrested for allegedly robbing a Wells Fargo bank in Denver in July, having been identified by bank personnel who recalled the robber wore a black T-shirt with “John” on it and in part because video revealed a silver Honda registered to “John Martinez” was outside for a getaway.
SIZE MATTERS (SOMETIMES) Wednesday, October 1
A court in Leer, Germany, ordered a medical examination of the manhood of Herbert O., 54, to help decide a criminal charge of exhibitionism. The man’s wife testified Herbert’s organ is “too short to hang out of [his] trousers,” as claimed by the victim of the flashing. The judge asked a local health official to make an exact measurement.
WHAT’S THE MAGIC WORD? Wednesday, October 1
A September report from Rhone, France, tells of a 33-year-old man sentenced to prison for 10 months for harassing his ex-girlfriend with 21,807 phone calls and texts over the 10 months following the split (a daily average of 73). The man insisted he only wanted the woman to say thanks for carpentry work he’d done on her apartment.
TAKE A LOAD OFF Wednesday, October 1
University of Arizona Medical Center surgeons removed a 47-pound tumor from a woman’s stomach in April — not even close to being the largest ever mentioned here, but likely the only such large tumor held in the arms of a member of the surgical team, as pictured in a post-op photo.
WHO YOU CALLIN’ SHRIMP? Wednesday, October 1
Buddhists believe in the wholesale “mercy release” of living creatures, with smaller and less consequential animals making even stronger statements of reverence, according to a July New York Times story from Yushu, China, describing the freeing of river shrimp the size of a fingernail clipping.
 
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