Friday, September 7, 2012
Now That's Just Crazy
What do odd birds and highways have in common? Well, it seems they all appear repeatedly this week in the news.
Odd Ducks on Highways
Yes, that was a "less than brilliant" stunt for sure. A Montana Highway Patrol Lt. Col. Butch Huseby was quoted as saying, "This is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen. Really." (this prompts the question, what are some of the other dumbest things he has seen?) They are investigating to see if there was alcohol involved.
Now here we are just 5 days later and another case of reckless behavior involving a highway.
I promise you that no one is going to get hurt in this video but it is nail-biting worthy.
There must be little duck guardian angels. I have to take a break and go calm my jittery nerves.
Speaking of Highways
An excerpt from Highway to Hell by AC/DC
Living easy, living free
Season ticket on a one-way ride
Asking nothing, leave me be
Taking everything in my stride
Don't need reason, don't need rhyme
Ain't nothing I would rather do
Joyce Coffey of Epping N.H has been arrested 4 separate times this week in a span of 26 hours for blasting Highway to Hell from her home.
Coffey was released on a $500.00 personal recognizance bail but again the police returned to her home around 9:30 PM after yet another complaint was filed. This time she was arrested and had to post $1000.00 bail. But wait ...the persistent Joyce was still playin' her tunes at 1:10 AM and she, again, was arrested. That time she had to post $10,000 bond.
The final call came when threw a frying pan and hit her nephew in the head. At this point the judge sentenced her to home confinement with a monitor and a mental health evaluation to be scheduled prior to her October 15th court date.
I would say that Joyce must really love that song but I don't think she is understanding the living free and easy part. As for the line "ain't nothing I would rather do"... I think we are all pretty clear what she would rather do...play her music loud.
Speaking of Odd Birds
A Massachusetts man said he is hoping for the safe return of his 39...yeah 39...plastic lawn flamingos. He turned a ransom note over to the police.
Arthur O'Neil said his 39 flamingos in their colorful costumes have been taken from his Mansfield lawn since May and a ransom note that he received in August used the name "Arturo", a named he had bestowed on one of his birds. The ransom included a phone number but he decided to turn the note over to the police instead of placing a call to the bird-napper.
"I understand the police have more important things to worry about but it hurts." O'Neil said.
O'Neil went on to say that if any more of his lawn ornaments are stolen he is going to quit displaying them.
(What? There more than the 39 that are already MIA?)
Costumes??? Names??? He had 39 pink flamingos in colorful costumes? If I were the police, I would check with the next door neighbor.