Dang me, dang me

Jon Bauer, Herald staff

They oughta take a rope and hang me: The mayor of a small badlands town in North Dakota wants to stage a gunfight like other tourist towns but give it a twist: “My vision is to stage a shooting, where I’d gun down someone in the street, have a trial and a hanging, all within 20 or so minutes,” he said. “Anything longer than that and the tourists would lose interest.”

Local residents, on the other hand, are going to pay gladly to watch the mayor get hanged four times a day and twice on Sundays.

Same as the old boss: Facebook is warning employers that asking job applicants for their Facebook passwords, as an Associated Press story discovered many employers are doing, could leave them open to claims of discrimination. “If you are a Facebook user, you should never have to share your password,” its privacy officer said.

If employers want personal information about Facebook users, they’re going to have to buy advertising on the social network like everybody else.

Double jeopardy: A Pierce County man whose alleged bigamy was discovered when Facebook suggested one wife “friend” the other, pleaded not guilty and was released without bail.

The judge said the release came with the condition that the man not get into further trouble and start seeing other courtrooms on the side.