Monday, October 3, 2011

News Roundup

  • From the "Blasphemy!" Department - A man in New Orleans has put a sign depicting President Obama in diapers in his yard.  Protesters, including former mayor Ray Nagin, have gathered to try to get him to take it down.  A bright spot here is that the police have refused to force him to take it down.  Score one for the 1st Amendment.  Apparently political lampooning is off limits now.  It's not like anyone ever put up signs making President Bush look like a chimp or anything.
  • From the "No Kidding?" Department - A study asserts that 1 in 25 people in management are psychopaths.  The authors suggest that if a person works for a boss that is charming, manipulative, and feels no guilt for using people as speed bumps for public transportation, they should find other employment.  If only 4% of bosses are psycho's, why is it that my percentage is so much higher?  There's a chestnut about how the common thread in all your bad relationships is you, so it must be my fault that at least half the people I've worked for were of the pulling-wings-off-flies demographic.
  • From the "Snacking Ursine" Department - A bear in British Columbia strolled into a pizza restaurant, ate a pizza at the counter, and then left.  I guess the problem is that he didn't leave a tip.  Officials say to be on the lookout for a bear with garlic breath and looking for a cold beer.
  • From the "Don't Mess With Nona" Department - An 88 year old woman in Italy ran off a thief the other day by yelling at him that he should be ashamed of himself and that he should go out and get a job.  My image of this is an old, bent woman wearing all black beating a young man about the head and shoulders with her cane while yelling in rapid Italian.  Too bad she didn't have a gun, because this would have been a great addition to the DGC.

1 comment:

45er said...

Yay, 1st Amendment!

Man, have you ever heard an Italian woman yell? That's a weapon in and of itself.

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