Speaking of landings, a Florida man who made an (emergency? deliberate?) landing on the US Capitol lawn in his gyrocopter is now facing charges that carry up to 9½ years in prison after he also flew through miles of restricted airspace in Washington, DC. Meanwhile, two DEA agents who were allegedly running a strip club (“Twins Plus Go-Go”) for four years on the side, where a slew of illegal activities were allegedly happening daily, are only facing up to five years in prison. And, this hot dog vendor who has been ripping off tourists with $30 hot dogs and pretzels near the 9/11 memorial is facing…well, he’s still just being investigated by the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs, so he can’t be used yet to show the arbitrariness of some prison sentences.
If you think a $30 hot dog is steep, then this $725 million ranch in Texas is not for you. In fact, “[t]his is a Wall Street or Silicon Valley entrepreneur’s last chance to buy the next King Ranch,” said the guy who works for the firm that listed the place. In news of other colossal — though probably cheaper — things, a school teacher built a life-size replica of Iron Man’s Hulkbuster suit. I may not have the time or money to undertake such a large project or spend such a large sum, but I do have time to, and could certainly afford to, take down one of these awful #fakerape posters that’ve appeared on the Upper West Side.