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...and Snoopy...and Snoopy?...
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From Dizzyhead Pete:
'A Chinese businessman has advertised on the internet for a stand-in mistress to be beaten up by his wife to vent her anger and to protect his real mistress. "When the woman found out her husband had a mistress, she insisted on beating her up," the Beijing Youth Daily said, citing the advertisement posted on a popular online jobs forum on sina.com. More than 10 people had applied for the job, the newspaper said. The "successful" candidate would be 35 and originally from northeastern China and would be paid 3,000 yuan ($573) per 10 minutes, it said' - NZ Herald
Pete adds: Couldn't you imagine reading something like, "Murakami's latest, "The Stand-In Mistress" is a fanciful, humorous evocation of..."
And Dizzyhead Thomas alerts us to a piece on Auden and suspected spycraft!