An Expert in the Works of Spinoza

From the Harper's Weekly Review today, some amusing news:

"A Portland, Oregon, resident filed a complaint against a marijuana dispensary for displaying a mural of a monkey in an astronaut suit smoking marijuana in outer space; the town of Zalec, Slovenia, announced plans to build a $400,000 public beer fountain; and a Wisconsin man arrested for the tenth time for driving under the influence blamed his high blood-alcohol content on eating beer-battered fish. In Spain, it was discovered that the supervisor of a wastewater treatment plant had not attended work for at least six years, but had reportedly spent that time becoming an expert in the works of seventeenth-century Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza."

Yes, it's all true.