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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.


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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