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Woman Has Bizarre Reason for Calling Cops on Black Man

The Tennessee woman was fired from her job following the incident

(Newser) - A Tennessee woman has been fired from her job after reportedly calling the cops on a black man for wearing socks in a swimming pool on the 4th of July. Per CBS News , Erica Walker was working as a property manager with Trilogy Residential Management at a Memphis apartment complex... More »

George HW Bush Paid a Very Simple Tribute to His Wife

Former president honored Barbara Bush's commitment to literacy with book socks

(Newser) - As George HW Bush laid to rest his wife of 73 years on Saturday, he used his unique sartorial trademark to honor Barbara Bush: The 41st president of the United States, known in his post-presidency for his affinity for loud socks , sported socks that depicted stacks of books in a... More »

Teen Finds Crazy Success Running Sock Business

Brennan Agranoff came up with the idea at age 13

(Newser) - Brennan Agranoff is the founder and CEO of a custom sock business that receives about 100 new orders per day—and he's just 17. Agranoff first came up with the idea for HoopSwagg when he was at a high school basketball game at age 13 and noticed all the... More »

How Dirty Socks Landed a Michigan Man in Jail

At least he didn't have a backpack full of weed

(Newser) - A man who tried to sell a backpack of dirty socks as marijuana has been sentenced to at least one year in a Michigan prison. Michael Suarez was sentenced yesterday for committing fraud through false pretenses. An unarmed robbery charge was dropped. Police say Suarez was pursuing a marijuana deal... More »

Man Faces Prison Over Backpack With Dirty Socks

He's facing 7.5 years for false pretenses after alleged 'drug' deal

(Newser) - A Michigan man allegedly tried to sell a backpack full of his dirty socks for $2,800 last month, which under certain circumstances could be be considered a shrewd move. The circumstances here weren't so favorable: The Daily Telegram reports the backpack was supposed to contain a pound of... More »

Judge to Attorney: Wear Socks or Be Fined

Attorney to judge: 'I hate socks'

(Newser) - An attorney who habitually appears in court without socks faces sanctions, including possible fines, if he shows up without them again in one Indiana courtroom. Blackford Circuit Judge Dean Young issued an order last week directing attorney Todd Glickfield to wear appropriate business attire, including socks and a tie, in... More »

Now Trendy: Socks With Sandals

That's what the stylists are saying, anyway

(Newser) - This is apparently not a joke. According to DNAinfo New York , stylists have picked up on socks with sandals as an emerging fashion trend. The look, often spotted on grandmas and tourists, has also been popping up on fashion runways in shows by Kate Spade, Tory Burch, and Burberry, prompting... More »

Why Pakistan Made Workers Stop Wearing Socks

Because it's hot, and the electricity grid is a hopeless mess

(Newser) - Just how bad are Pakistan's power grid problems? This bad: The government has ordered civil servants to stop wearing socks, reports Reuters . The weird order goes hand in hand with another edict that forbids government offices from turning on their air-conditioners. That makes things so unbearably hot that the... More »

Elder Bush's Loud Socks Steal Show (Again)

George HW known for his distinctive style in foot fashion

(Newser) - They were hard to miss, really—the pink socks worn by George HW Bush at today's dedication of his son's presidential library. A sartorial slip by the 88-year-old? Nope, loud socks are becoming his signature style, reports , which notes that he busted out red-white-and-blue ones earlier... More »

South Korean Balloons Head North With ... Socks

Activists say it's about warm feet, not politics

(Newser) - Another sign of just how bad things have gotten in North Korea: Activists in the South sent balloons skyward today carrying a hot black-market item: warm socks. Members of North Korea Peace tell AFP it's not about politics. "All we want is that people in the North wear... More »

Socks With Sandals? It's Hip (Maybe)

But not every fashionista likes the latest trend

(Newser) - If you're weary from the heavy issues of the week, the New York Post has one on the lighter side: Socks with sandals, yea or nay? Some trendy designers have blessed the look for this summer, and celebs such as Chloe Sevigny are on board. Two fashionistas duke it out,... More »

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