“His attorney argued that his client was caught speeding, trying to redeem the bottles, and that the police couldn’t prove where he was going with the bottles, or what he intended to do with them. Maybe he was going to recycle them, or throw them into a lake out of spite.” Consumerist on the guy (perhaps inspired by an episode of Seinfeld) who tried to return bottles and cans to Michigan for a bigger pay day (and who now might face jail time).

+ “The six-year-old has a garbage truck bedspread and pillow. He has garbage truck toys. He’s had a garbage truck birthday party.” AP on the Northern California boy who will be a garbage man for a day.

+ NatGeo: Christmas in July — Inside a Santa Summer Camp. (They must get some pretty good care packages.)

+ McSweeney’s: Why i’m supporting the demonic creature that emerged from the depths of hell in this year’s presidential election.