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Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird

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Ikea has taken advertising in a whole new direction with its recent print ad for a crib. The ad, which appears in the Swedish magazine Amelia, invites women who think they might be pregnant to urinate on the paper to reveal a discounted price. “Peeing on this ad may change your life,” the ad reads at the top of the page. “If you are expecting, you will get a surprise right here in the ad.” Adweek reported that the agency behind the gimmick adapted pregnancy test technology to work on a magazine page.

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Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie:

I am a 32-year-old married man with two children. I am trying to come to terms with my childhood. I grew up in a dysfunctional family, with an alcoholic father and a mother who had numerous affairs.

My elder brother, “Michael,” was my world. He is only three years older than I am, but he practically raised me. He is the one who got me dressed and ready for school every morning, fed me, helped me with my homework, and tucked me in at night.

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The Harlem Globetrotters

The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters known for their one-of-a-kind family entertainment will bring their 2018 World Tour to the Ford Arena on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 4 p.m. to take on their longtime adversaries, the Washington Generals.

The Globetrotters will face a revamped Washington Generals team, which recently launched a more competitive profile, making an appearance in “The Basketball Tournament” over the summer. The Generals are looking to snap a 47-year losing streak against their world famous rivals during their 2018 tour.

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Obama, the 44th President by Ted Ellis

The Museum of the Gulf Coast’s popular Children’s Art Competition is open this year to artists of all ages. Artists may enter up to two pieces in any medium.

Entry forms can be downloaded on the museum website or picked up at 700 Procter St., Port Arthur. Children’s entries (17 and younger) are free. $10 per adult entry (18-plus) will go toward a cash prize for “Best in Show.”

Deadline for entries is Feb. 3. Have your art seen by thousands during Southeast Texas Mardi Gras!

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La Soirée

Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation’s annual gala La Soirée will be held Jan. 27 at the Beaumont Civic Center. Guests who appreciate the nostalgia of days past will especially enjoy this year’s theme — A Roaring La Soirée.

Music from the ‘20s and fantastic food from Bando’s will keep the party going.

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