Wry & Dry

Miscellany

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? 

First Samuel event calendar

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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.

(WJBK-TV)

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. 

(Orlando Weekly)

Managerial judgement

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

Anthony