Posted Monday, June 15, 2009 01:35 PM
America has broken the color barrier and gender barrier with people like Obama, Rice and Clinton being elected or appointed to the highest positions in politics.
~ Do you think there will ever be a day when an atheist, or a non-Christain will ever become President?
Just can't see it happening, as he or she would never get a nomination.
Posted Thursday, May 07, 2009 11:21 PM
Not sure why I remembered this story, maybe after reading wjeremy's cop/car story and king's advice to act nuts. Back in the Broker days this story arose...
A dude comes flying into the shop holding a pawn ticket. Now I didn't recognize this chap, and I sort of got the initial impression that this was going to be a rather large hassle. This dude was already screaming something in some language only Anne Hache could decipher. Words like, lodger, camera, stolen, mine, were somewhat legible between other words like asshole, shithead, pawnshop, crooks, ptarmigans and fuckheads.
I casually asked the gentleman to see the ticket, and asked if he would like to pick up the camera. Several octaves of expletives later, I told him to settle down and tell me the story. ( I was pretty sure at this stage of the game his boarder had probably ripped off his camera, but it wasn't as if I was going to give it to him for free just because he had the pawn slip. )
Then he did something really silly and upped the stakes a tad. My cordless phone was sitting on the counter. He picked it up and dialed 911. Oh yeah. My next words were something similar to, "What are you doing you silly fellow? Could I have my phone back, please."
He "handed" me back the phone which rang 5 seconds later with a female cop on the line. I explained the situation, but she said a car would have to be sent out anyway. Sure enough, a squad car arrived in short order. I'd alre... [More]
Posted Tuesday, March 10, 2009 05:25 PM
Sounds like a solid idea to me...
Posted Saturday, February 14, 2009 09:24 PM
Einstein: "I would ask God if he was around when the Universe was created."
Discussion thread as well, if you're game....
Posted Tuesday, January 13, 2009 07:39 PM
Police in Attica, NY were shocked to find a large diamond ring for sale in a pawnbroker's showcase ~ with the finger still attached.
"There is nothing we can do, to be honest", commented detective Max Giant. "We've contacted all parties involved, and not a single bylaw was broken."
After repeated attempts to garner an on camera interveiw with the owner of "Happy Trails Pawn and Dog Grooming", this reporter was finally granted an interveiw over the phone.
"Look. Some dude comes busting into my place, says he needs money, like fast. He said he had inside info on a 3 team lock parlay: A Greyhound Sports fade; a -215 system play and a CBB total. Like, needless to say my interest was piqued."
Monte, ( who's last name is withheld for this interveiw ) went onto remark, "The guy had ID, but that was the only thing of value he had on him. We tried everything to get that thing off his bloody finger. From palmolive soap to a blowtorch. This man was serious - but I ain't running no fuckin' charity shop here."
"For god's sake it was only his pinky ring. I did everything by the book. Gave him the cleaver, and a HB pencil to bite down on. I even made him sign the waiver that Bob signs everytime he's in town.
Not responsible for lost or missing digits.
"By the way, that Bob guy is amazing, how he shifts gears on that rig with a stump like that is beyond me. Anyway, I threw the ring, and said finger... [More]