What in the world is going on out there? Well, here's a few things that aren't political...refreshing, eh?
Easy to Bear News
ABC reported that a bear was found rummaging around a lady's apartment in Colorado. Wow, I always assumed that was the kind of mammal nonsense that would demand a house PURCHASE in order to participate. Good news for renters.
A half-dozen good hearted public servants reported to the scene and stomped and yelled till Yogi ran out an open door and down the hall. Okay, I made up the name part. Apparently, the firefighters also followed up with a Facebook post and the gosh-dern great advice: close your windows.
Question: When the lady reported a bear, did the dispatcher reply, "We'll send a firetruck." Was that because they thought it might be Smoky the Bear, because only Smoky can stop forrest fires and face it, if he was playing around in her apartment, who was watching the forrests, people?
That whole "animal control department" function is much more mysterious in Colorado. Oh, well.
Eagle River Firefighters, I salute you. You do a hard job daily and hopefully, this change of pace made for a well-deserved fun day. But...kinda weird.
This Tastes Like Cardboard
NBC news gave a riveting report on a new pizza box made of pizza. A. Pizza. Box. Made. Of. Pizza. And this is hard hitting, investigative news.
Mow No, Not So
Reuters reported that British lawnmower racing season has begun. Whaaa? On a makeshift track, they race their suped up riding mowers -- blades removed, of course.
This "sport" (and I use the term as loosely as possible without abandoning it for the alternative phrase "alcohol induced sport mockery") was created in 1973 in a countryside pub. Of course, it was a pub.
Faced with being a spectator of said sport, I think I'd rather watch the grass grow.
This is Cherdo, your Flipside Re-Reporter, signing off.