The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." " is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32)

Monday, December 13, 2004

DELINQUENCY AND SPRING BREAK: Thirteen whooping cranes arrived in Crystal River, Florida recently, getting a jump on the usual spring break crowd, which usually arrives in March and April. The cranes whooped it up, engaging in loud and often boorish behavior, such as throwing beer bottles at passing automobiles, vomiting in the middle of the street, and fighting with local residents who warned them to stop the inappropriate behavior. After a pitched battle with a local motorcycle club broke out in the middle of Crystal River's main commercial thoroughfare, the police arrived to stop the fight and take the cranes into custody. At their hearing, the cranes, all Canadian residents, promised to behave themselves in the future and were let off by County Judge Marvin Lipschitz with a stern warning that any future recurrence of their rowdy behavior would mean incarceration in the county jail for at least a month.


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