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March 07, 2008

Coffee Snorters, Beatbox Edition

Get down with your bad self, y'all...

And it's healthy, too:

Shaunah Gordon is covered in coleslaw after being pinned by coleslaw wrestling champion Angela Kosobud, during the double elimination event at a coleslaw wrestling contest...

The coleslaw wrestling took place at Sopotnick's Cabbage Patch in Samsula, Florida on Wednesday. Somehow, you just knew this was going to be in Florida, didn't you?

Oh. Like you people come here to read my posts?

This was so preventable. Why was did no one think about the easy access to oak by-products?:

A man has been cited for misdemeanor animal taunting for allegedly tossing acorns at a rhinoceros at the San Francisco Zoo, police said Friday.

Police said they were summoned to the zoo at 3:30 p.m. Thursday after a patron reported to officials that Zuluaga was picking acorns off a branch and tossing them at the black rhino, a male named Mashaki. Zuluaga was with another man, who was not cited.

The animal appeared unfazed, police Sgt. Steve Mannina said.

Zuluaga told authorities that he had been trying to get the rhino's attention, said Lora LaMarca, spokeswoman for the zoo. "He tried whistling at (the animal), then grabbed a branch and took acorns off it," she said.

The person who saw Zuluaga had reported the incident by calling a hot line number on one of the recently posted signs, LaMarca said.

Before the Christmas Day tiger attack, it was unusual for citations to be issued for animal taunting, LaMarca said. Typically, offenders were simply escorted out of the zoo, she said.

"Of course, we are at a far higher level now," she said.

As for Zuluaga, she said, "He's an adult. He should know better."

Exactly. But has anyone looked at the correlation between the burgeoning problem of unregulated oak groves and unprovoked rhino attacks? I thought not.

Guess the party:

Bazan has retained much of his support in the region despite his conviction on theft charges in 2006.

While he was under criminal indictment in 2004, he won re-election by more than 1,000 votes over his closest competitor.

His conviction on those charges didn't sway voters this year for Bazan, who is popular for his policies of patrolling the streets around area schools and providing free escort services for funerals.

On Tuesday, he got more than 63 percent of the total vote in a race in which nearly 5,900 votes were cast in unofficial returns. He got almost 2,000 votes over Leal.

After a jury found him guilty of getting personal use of a car his deputies seized, a state licensing board revoked Bazan's peace officer's license in 2006. Bazan, who is appealing that conviction, has kept his post despite efforts by Hidalgo County District Attorney Rene Guerra to remove him.

Last year, the Texas attorney general issued a legal opinion that suggested constables do not necessarily need a law enforcement license to hold their office.

Hmmm... must be the acorns:

Posted by Cassandra at March 7, 2008 07:20 AM

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I like watching rats with furry tails. This video slays me!

Posted by: MathMom at March 7, 2008 09:48 AM

I like animals.

My husband's Lieutenants used to make fun of me at Christmas parties (a lot of my Christmas decorations have small critters in them somewhere - I don't like cutsy stuff but I guess I do tend to favor things with animals in them somewhere :p). The thing with the Basset just cracked me up for some reason.

Posted by: Cassandra at March 7, 2008 10:32 AM

All I could think of were things like 'Enter The Dragon' and Yoda training Young Skywalker.
I was listening for the dubbing of things like
"NEVER lower your eyes to an enemy."

Posted by: Cricket at March 7, 2008 07:37 PM

> Somehow, you just knew this was going to be in Florida, didn't you?

What? This is far more Cali than sunny F-L-A. Both are farm states, but consider:
1) Cali voted for Jerry Brown. FL voted for Jeb Bush
2) Cali wants to take ALL your income. FL actually CANNOT have an income tax without an actual ammendment.
3) Cali is a blatantly socialist state. Excluding two metro areas (Tampa & WPB-Miami axis -- leftward leaning), and Orlando (50-50) Florida is almost entirely a red state. It's a microcosm of the nation.

"Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles."
- Frank Lloyd Wright -


Posted by: obloodyhell at March 10, 2008 01:59 AM