Wry & Dry

Miscellany

From the mouth of...

"Nobody goes there anymore.  It's too crowded.”

-       The late Yogi Berra, speaking of a popular restaurant.

Yogi Berra was a famous US baseball player (New York Yankees) and manager who was also famous for his malapropisms.  Others included, "If you come to a fork in the road, take it,"  "Ninety per cent of the game is half mental, and "It's deja vu all over again".  His name was the inspiration for the cartoon character Yogi Bear.  Yogi Berra died earlier this week.

Calendar of events for 2015 for First Samuel Clients

 Events 25 9 15

Some lightly salted absurdities from all over...

At the extreme left-hand of the bell curve

Maurice Stewart, then aged 20, thought his image needed a lift, so he got a tattoo of one-of-a-kind image of a semiautomatic rifle.  

Maurice, then aged 21, thought he would try armed robbery.  The robbery succeeded: he got away with the loot.  But the teller provided a good description of him.  

Maurice, now aged 22, has been on the run since last November's robbery.  But the running stopped last month when police spotted a man matching his description.      

That description was essentially of a man with a one-of-a-kind tattoo of a semiautomatic rifle located...  across the right side of his face.

(New York Daily News)

Your English teacher was right

In September, Tennessee, USA Attorney-General Herbert Slatery concluded that records of an investigation need not be released to the Memphis City Council; because there was no comma.

The law requires the records’ release “only in compliance with a subpoena or an order of a court”.

Slatery said if there had been a comma after “subpoena,” a council subpoena would get the records, but without the comma, only court subpoenas. 

(The Tennessean)

Quite right, too.

Can't possibly be true

A central Florida deputy shot a man during a standoff after authorities said the man pointed a stapler at the deputy.

The policeman said he, "feared for his life," and so shot Dominic Fuller five times.  Fuller died.

(Bozeman Daily Chronicle - Florida)

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, in defending the shooting said, "We don't choose to shoot people.  People choose for us to shoot them."

Good grief.

Have a wry and dry weekend

Anthony

 


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