Saturday, December 29, 2007

Get the gun, it's Santa!

Get the gun, it’s Santa! That’s Eric’s good natured take on how Americans celebrate Christmas. Imagine yourself seeing a fat man getting into your house through the chimney. What will you do?

And yet this Australian actually tried getting through one’s chimney and got stuck for ten hours until rescuers did their job.

The man had been stuck inside the chimney for about 10 hours with his knees
jammed tightly into his chest, said local fire station officer Mark James. "He
was like a grub in a cocoon when we found him," James said. "He was really
wedged in there."

That guy, of course was a thief, but really I’m no fan of Santa, especially the ones they got in New Zealand.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A gang of about 50 apparently drunken Santas invaded a New Zealand cinema complex at the weekend — frightening customers, damaging property and swearing, the cinema's manager said Monday. Police believe the Santas were a group of university students dressed in Santa suits who ran amok for 20 seconds through Hoyts Cinema complex in the South Island city of Christchurch on Saturday, manager Derek Rive said.
Being a cop is probably one of the noblest professions (assuming one does her/his job seriously) putting order in society, enforcing the law, etc. And society respects them for that. But in America sometimes they are treated as nothing but a nose wipe, as what this woman did:

Cpl. S.E. Elliott said he had arrested the 36-year-old woman last week after
seeing her slap a man, bite him on the elbow and spit in his face. Elliott said
the woman wiped her nose on him as he led her into the police station for
booking on a charge of domestic battery.


If no one wants to give me any travel bag, a nice “Bush Out of Office Countdown 2008” Calendar will do. Happy New Year to all!

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