So a parrot and a zebra go to the Doghouse, a bar in Dubuque. It
sounds like the beginning of a bad joke but it really happened. A few days ago a man was arrested for drunk driving and he had a live parrot and zebra in the front seat of his truck. He claimed he sometimes takes the animals into the bar but the bar owner denies this. People were posting dash-cam pictures from the police department on Facebook and I really thought it was a joke, and in a sense it is.
It turns out the man raises zebra’s and even had one in the movie
Racing Stripes. That happens to be a great movie if you haven’t seen it. The zebra in the truck was 4-months old. The man claims he stepped out of the truck to let another person drive when the parrot began having a fit. That’s when he was arrested. He claims he will fight this tooth and nail but maybe beak and hoof would have been a more logical thing to say.
What kind of nut-job drives around with a zebra and parrot in Iowa? Now a pig and a chicken might be deemed acceptable here but a zebra and a parrot are way over the top.
In Ashville, North Carolina, there is a program to help obese kids lose weight and regain control of their lives. The camp costs $50,000 per
year and is so strict that television is not allowed and the kids are only
allowed two ten minute calls home per week. The camp founders claim they are teaching a healthy obsession.
That’s a lot of dough to fork out considering they feed the kids
a minimal amount of food and don’t have to pay for cable. But it appears that the camp is doing a good business and the kids interviewed have shown some great improvement. But I would like to see how well these kids do after camp. In the real world we have televisions and vending machines and Hostess Cupcakes and Nutella. Taking the food out of the environment might help while they are at
camp but what happens when they get home?
Sometimes people just don’t think. A relative of mine recently
underwent brain surgery. He posted a picture of what the back of his head looks like on Facebook. Someone commented that his head looks like a Wooly Mammoth vagina. Shame on the person that posted that. Have a little compassion, and just be nice for crying out loud.
1st day of summer vacation let the games begin!