Fun_People Archive
25 Mar

Date: Fri, 25 Mar 94 15:24:06 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: Extremes

[Here are a couple of extremes - extremely silly but fair (turnabout is...) and
extremely scary (on the front lines of the war against women... mostly).  -psl]

Forwarded-by: bostic@vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
From: WEIRDNUZ.318 (News of the Weird, March 11, 1994)
by Chuck Shepherd

* Camden, N. C., sculptor Maria Juliana Kirby-Smith recently offered for
sale a three-foot high lawn jockey statue of U. S. Sen. Strom Thurmond.
The sculpture has been displayed at the Blue Spiral 1 Gallery in Asheville,
N. C., and sells for $700. [Carologue [catalogue of Carolina arts news],
Winter 1993]

* People Weekly magazine reported recently that Avon cosmetics company has
more than 36,000 sales representatives in the Amazonia region of Brazil,
with sales growing at 50% a year.  Photographs showed an expedition by zone
manager Sonia Pinheiro to introduce her products to the Tembe indians in
Tenetehara.  Avon representatives in Amazonia sell the complete range of
Avon products, from lipstick, moisturizer, and mascara, to men's bikini
briefs, and accept for payment almost any barterable item, such as fish.
[People Weekly, Dec93]

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