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Awesome/Not Awesome: Mary Poppins, blow-up dolls and Goat Man

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What's scarier than one Mary Poppins? An army of them. AFP/AFP/Getty Images

Luke Burbank, host of the radio show and podcast "Too Beautiful to Live," brings us his wrap-up of the week’s awesome and not awesome news.

Was that Bigfoot roaming the mountains of northern Utah? Nope, just Goat Man. A man spotted dressed in a goat suit among a herd of wild goats in the mountains of northern Utah has been identified as a hunter preparing for a Canadian archery season. When officials began to track down the rogue hunter, they received an 'anonymous' call from a person who said, "Leave goat man alone. He's done nothing wrong."

And what better way to symbolize the competition and camaraderie of the Olympic Games than a giant inflatable Voldemort fighting an army of Mary Poppinses.

And in China, 18 police officers rushed to a river in the Shandong Province to save a drowning ... blow-up sex doll? After a crowd of 1,000 surrounded the river to watch police saving what they thought was a drowning woman, the crowd quickly covered their children's eyes and left the scene when presented the drowning victim.

Guest:

Luke Burbank, host of the radio show and podcast "Too Beautiful to Live."

Information from the Associated Press contributed to this report

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