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Isn't it rich?

'I would be happy to help her find suitable accommodation. I'm prepared to move out of my London flat for her, which will be available at just four per cent of her housing allowance'

-- British Labour MP John Mann, after Diana Carney, wife of future Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney, appeared to complain in a tweet that she was unable to find a place to live in London on her $7,700 per week housing allowance.

No small matter

'He was half in the cave of the ride and half out. The music was blaring. They couldn't get it to go off'

-- David Geffen, lawyer for Jose Martinez, who was awarded $8,000 for pain and suffering and violation of disability law after being stuck in Disneyland's "It's a Small World" ride for half an hour.

Courting disaster

'It's just lies, after lies and lies. And I've called you pathological liars and you are, so why don't you take me to court?'

-- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, slamming Toronto Star reporters for a front page story alleging he has a serious problem with alcohol. Three city councillors and some of Ford's staffers back the allegation.

Maybe his career is shot

'A lot of celebrities, they do these off-topic things... not only is it not funny, it's kind of embarrassing for Jim Carrey giving the fact that he has the luxury of being protected by an armed security person when he travels'

-- Fox News' Laura Ingraham in response to actor Jim Carrey's anti-gun video posted on Funny Or Die.

Right where he wants them

'This material is just a dog's breakfast. They've walked into my trap. I've got them jumping like a jitterbug'

-- Blogger Gordon Warren, in court to oppose an application by Sandy and Robert Shindleman for an interim injunction that would stop him from communicating about them or their business, Shindico Realty.

Worst yet to come?

'I'm 19, and it must be scary to some people to think that this is just the beginning'

-- Justin Bieber in an Instagram message to fans as bizarre incidents involving the pop star start to pile up.

 

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 30, 2013 J16

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