Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Boss Mocks the Guv

Bruce Springsteen appeared on Jimmy Fallon's show and together they did a parody of  Born to Run. It was a certain jab at his home state governor regarding the recent George Washington Bridge scandal. It was a hilarious spoof with the Boss biting his lower lip at times not to laugh. Governor Christie idolizes the Boss so I'm sure that made a tough month even more painful.

I ran into Pastor Mark Jeske while attending a basketball game at St. Marcus the other day. He baptized my son almost ten years ago. Such a fine man. He's heading to Arizona for a couple speaking engagements and I'm wishing him a warm and safe trip.

Fodor's Travel named Duval Street amongst it's top 15 best main streets in the United States for it's historic roots and preservation. A well deserved honor and tribute for Key West.

Thieves recently tried unsuccessfully to steal Sigmund Freud's ashes from a London crematorium. Freud passed away in 1939 and the motive appears unknown. I remember in 1978 when Charlie Chaplin's body was stolen in a ransom attempt. Poor Charlie was found buried in a field and the thieves were caught.  Grave robbers also attempted to steal the Great Emancipator which is why Lincoln is now encased in several tons of concrete. Grave robbery appears to be a high risk no profit proposition.

Yes, I was a college history major if that last paragraph befuddles anyone. Certain peculiar stories just interest me and I inherited my love of history from my grandma Kiner. A lovely woman who is missed by many.

Another senseless act at a movie theater in Florida this time. A retired police captain allegedly shot and killed another patron over his incessant testing. A witness told a local reporter, " I can't believe people would bring a pistol to a movie".

Frankly, I'm shocked that the witness is shocked. It's become the American way. Talk tough and shoot someone. Fisticuffs are a lost art my friend. No one wants to get there hands dirty anymore.

I don't believe the defendant will get much of a penalty. There were allegations of popcorn being thrown and this incident happened in Florida. I'm sure he was just standing his ground!


1 comment:

  1. I don't know if you are hearing it up in Cheese land, but I guess that cop had an issue with another movie goer a few weeks ago. Basically stalked a lady who was texting, BEFORE the movie started. He followed her out of the theater when she realized she would be texting when the movie started. She left to abide by the rules, and this jackbutt couldn't let it go. I think after the George Zimmerman stuff this summer, they will throw this guy in the clink and not let him out. He is being held without bond.