"What in the world is in that bag, what you got in that bag?" Credit: AP Photo/David Banks

Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, alarm, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read

• That the evidence bag in the Patrick Kane rape case was anonymously sent to the mother of the accuser, according to the accuser’s lawyer? Ryan Smith

• This interview with Thursday’s Geoff Rickly about his label Collect Records’ financial ties to world-renowned asshole Martin Shkreli? Gwynedd Stuart

• That 383 pounds of cocaine were found in a shipment of pumpkins and squash? (It’s decorative gourd season, motherfuckers!) Aimee Levitt

• About the pope’s childhood crush, a girl down the street, who says “He is a good man, the son of a working-class family. I hope he can achieve all the good that’s in his heart”? (They were 12 when he proposed to her, saying he’d become a priest if she said no.) Kate Schmidt

• About Tom Dick and Harry Advertising’s ads for medical cannabis producer Cresco Labs? Sue Kwong

• About the 1930s murder that fascinated Raymond Chandler? Tal Rosenberg

• That Goodman Theatre artistic director Robert Falls will be among the 2015 inductees to the Theater Hall of Fame? Tony Adler

• That Dagwood and Blondie Bumstead may be Jewish? (Today’s comic says he took a “personal day” yesterday—which, it so happens, was Yom Kippur.) Tony Adler