can you top these tales of inconsequential stories covered by local news? Bardiac’s got us started….

Mine, commented at Bardiac but repeated here for the archives because I’ve complained about local news before, was:

My local news had a story about how a local man sent back his census form on 3 April, and then received a second census form on 5 April, and was all worried that it meant they hadn’t received his first form and he didn’t know if he should send the second form back again, because “reply required by law” but there’s also strong print about not double-reporting.

Amazingly, I had not fully absorbed the pure stupidity of that until I typed it out.