How big was your newspaper yesterday? Our mailbox is hooked to a
wooden post and below it is a plastic box where the newspaper delivery driver places our paper. Yesterday morning I sent Will out to get the paper, I watched as I wanted to see how surprised he would be at its size. He tugged a few times trying to get it out of the box and then the box came completely off the pole! So Will delivered the paper to me box and all. Rumor has it that the paper weighed five pounds. I love nothing more than sitting down and going through the ads. I didn’t even read the actual paper.
There were some good deals but none good enough to get me to stand in line at a store. I did all of my shopping online this year and I got the same deals the people stood in line for. But I guess it’s the thrill of the hunt for some. My favorite deal was the $20 comforters at Yonkers. I bought one last year and two this year. You just can’t beat that price. The Justice store also has 60% all items which is also a great deal if you have a young girl on your list.
Lately there has been some strange news in the land of the corn. Did you hear the one about the guy that walked out of the bar with a stuffed
parrot? It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke but it happened. A guy and his girlfriend were at Salsas Mexican restaurant in Dubuque when the guy decided to take a stuffed parrot off the bar outside with him for a smoke. He thought it would be funny. The restaurant employees didn’t think it was funny and when the man was confronted by the owner (who happened to be the brother of a police officer) a fight ensued and let’s just say the man who took the parrot got the shit kicked out of him. And to add insult to injury the police also charged him with aggravated theft.
There has been a lot of controversy regarding this story and even
a protest and a Facebook ploy to get people not to eat at the restaurant. Many people think the restaurant made too big of deal out of the situation and others believe the guy should have gotten his ass kicked. The man’s girlfriend posted pictures of the badly beaten man on Facebook and claims the police report is false – that it wasn’t theft because he was just going to smoke with it. The man claimed he told the workers it was a joke and gave the parrot back before he was beaten.
If only the parrot could talk.
Moving on we had two students from the University of Iowa wrestling team suspended indefinitely last week after being caught shooting rabbits on campus with bee-bee-guns. Turns out the pair just wanted to make hats. They were found in their dorm room with the guns, rabbits and skins.
The boys were charged with suspicion of discharging toy guns and
slingshots and for hunting after hours. Just one was charged with hunting without a license.
I understand that they were breaking some laws and that what they
were doing wasn’t safe but how can you not feel sorry for these guys? They were probably making homemade Christmas presents and what’s not to love about that? If these guys happen to be on your shopping list I know exactly what you should get them: buy one a Red Ryder carbine action two-hundred shot range model air rifle and the other a rabbit suit like the one Ralphie wore in the movie A Christmas Story.
No wait, they might shoot their eyes out.