From the mouth of...
"We won the evangelicals. We won with young. With won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated."
- Donald Trump, wannabe US President, after winning the Republican Nevada caucus.
But did he win with the pagans?
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Some lightly salted absurdities from all over...
At the extreme left-hand of the bell curve
As officers chased him on a burglary charge, in Tacoma, Washington, David Boulet spotted a parked car but thought, in the night’s darkness, that the car was momentarily unoccupied.
He climbed in. And landed on the lap of a Tacoma police sergeant in the front seat.
Bonus: the car was a marked police car, with lights flashing at the time.
Things to worry about
In November, police in Altamonte Springs, Florida, raided the Escondido Community Clubhouse, formally shutting down the retirement village’s games of bingo, bunko, penny poker, and - most controversially - the weekly sessions of the culturally-venerated Mahjong.
Although none of the games is illegal under state law, advertising for-money games is, and the notices in the Heritage Florida Jewish News were such attention-getters that the pots for the games often grew to exceed the $10 legal maximum.
Managerial judgment was on display at a Morro Bay, California, Burger King in January when a prank caller somehow convinced Burger King employees to begin shattering the store’s windows because of a purported “gas leak.”
Several windows were smashed before someone realised that it was prank call.
(KSBY_TV - Santa Barbera)
Have a wry and dry weekend