Jonathan Zipper
September 22, 2013 9:00 am

It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday summer. Yet as cliche as it is to say, all good things must come to an end. Then again, if you had a less than stellar summer, you’re probably celebrating the arrival of the harvest moon with great fanfare. Don’t you just love the feeling that anything can happen as a new season begins? What will fall have in store for you? A budding romance? A breathtaking getaway to see the changing leaves?

While you prepare to dive in and find out, get your autumnal equinox on with an all new “The Week In WHAT?!

This Is A Woman’s World

Since closing your eyes would make it impossible for you to continue reading this, just try to imagine an entire city built specifically for women (but with men living there as well). Envision a place that makes it easy for women to balance their work lives with having kids and taking care of their elderly loved ones. The public transportation system completely streamlined for optimal travel to and from the office, school, and home fueled by extra lighting for safety. Does this female-centric utopia sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not. A group of urban designers in Vienna bases it’s projects on gender specific responses to city planning questionnaires. So ladies, what specifications could make your ideal city go from fantasy to reality? Dream big!

Steamrolled By The Wheel of Fortune

Those “Wheel of Fortune” judges sure are sticklers when it comes to solving the puzzle. Many contestants have suffered the wrath of that jarring “buzz” sound upon failing to provide a correct answer. However, the latest incident may have cost one contestant the most in potential prize money to date. Paul Atkinson spun the wheel and landed on the coveted $1 million card with a single letter remaining in the puzzle. Atkinson says having “Pat Freaking Sajak” to his right made along with the lights and cameras in his face naturally made him nervous. Let this be another lesson to all of you future “Wheel” contestants!

But Officer, This Is A Lawn Mower

Not that you were wondering, but if you were, it turns out that you can receive a DUI charge while riding a lawn mower. Police in western Pennsylvania tracked down a man driving his mower along the road at 1:30 a.m. As they approached, the officers said they could smell alcohol and discovered an open can of Coors Light in the man’s possession. Perhaps he thought riding the mower intoxicated was safer than a car (and wouldn’t count as driving with an already suspended license) because he was heading home. He almost made, too, but the police pulled him over with a little more than six miles to go.

Not Another Game Time Decision

Die-hard gamers will do whatever it takes to land a copy of a coveted title like Grand Theft Auto V the day it’s released. Ironically, this sometimes leads to willingly committing a criminal offense simply to purchase a game where committing fictional crimes is the ultimate goal. Three Staten Island men hatched a plan to pose as police officers at a local GameStop in order to cut the line and purchase their own copies of GTA V. Everything worked — until they made a few illegal maneuvers on their drive home in a former unmarked police car. Yes, they previously attended an auction to purchase said vehicle for the momentous occasion. Sadly for these perps and their best laid plans, adrenaline got the better of them.

And there you have this week in “WHAT?!” Can’t wait to see what’s in store for humanity next!

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