The James Weird Awards: Coleslaw Wrestling and Chuck E. Cheese Abandonment


The week in food has so far included USDA-endorsed “soylent pink” and a diet that advocates tasting without eating. It’s also given us a few delightfully (and in some cases, distressingly) odd news items that we’ve gathered for your perusal. Check ‘em out in the James Weird Awards, straight ahead.

• A man in Michigan has filed a class-action lawsuit against his local AMC movie theater, alleging that the chain charges unfair prices for its concessions stand drinks and snacks. Can’t he just sneak in a purse full of Junior Mints like the rest of us? [Detroit Free Press]

• If you’re a lady with a hankering to wrestle in something other than Jell-O or pudding, consider entering the coleslaw wrestling contest at Bike Week 2012 in Daytona. If another gal doesn’t knock you out, it’s entirely possible that the smell of oiled cabbage in 90-degree heat will. [HuffPo]

• A man in Florida was arrested after allegedly assaulting his mother when she used his “salsa and taco sauce” without permission. No salsa on Earth is worth a misdemeanor domestic battery charge, guy. [Smoking Gun]

• After a family event, an adorable 3-year-old girl was left at a Chuck E. Cheese in Maryland by her parents, who didn’t realize she was missing until the story was covered by the 11 p.m. local news. [CBS]