Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Just Can’t Make This Up

I meant to write a blog entry all day, but I was blocked by a lack of time, low energy and zero focus.

As luck would have it, I came upon several strange and wonderful (creatively speaking) Associated Press and Reuters articles featuring odd bits of news. Individually these articles deal with death, violence and drunken badgers – pretty serious subjects but together, these articles become more than the sum of their parts. They seem to form a gestalt entity if you will, more powerful than Voltron or Legion, that wields…okay, maybe not that far…

But I have to admit, I just can’t make this stuff up. Take a look at what the Associated Press and Reuters found:

1. Man dies after falling into vat of chocolate in NJAP
2. Cops: Nude man shows up at dental office days lateAP
3. Drunk badger blocks German road – AFP
4. Drunk badger disrupts traffic in GermanyReuters
5. Ohio woman, 75, accused of beating fawn to deathAP
6. U.S. chicken feet are being booted out of ChinaReuters
7. Game show looks to convert atheistsReuters
8. Drunken tractor driver leads police on slow chaseReuters
9. It’s not slang! Nev. Court permits ‘HOE’ licenseAP
10. Turtles crawl on runway, delay flights at JFKAP
11. Man ‘driving commando’ pulled over for speedingAP

As they say, truth is stranger than fiction.

2 comments:

The Frog Queen said...

Okay, stop the planet. I want to get off. Right now. I am done. The stupid people have finally taken over!

Babbling Banshee said...

It is awful! Drunken badgers and everything - it's a tragedy! Truly a crime!