I’ve found…a clue!

What a story:

For the fifth time in a week, a stash of drugs was found in a cabinet purchased at a Home Depot store in Massachusetts.

Key word there is “fifth.” And they’re still turning up. Mike Royko Memorial Quote of the Year goes to a local police official, who went waaaaaay out on a limb and pronounced it “a smuggling operation.” Thanks, Chief Wiggum.

Posted at 2:34 pm in Same ol' same ol' |

6 responses to “I’ve found…a clue!”

  1. brian stouder said on June 15, 2006 at 5:20 pm

    I think (but cannot say for sure) that it was a Royko column that made me laugh ’til I had tears – about a person who had died of 47 hammer blows to the head….and the death was ruled a suicide!

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  2. alex said on June 15, 2006 at 6:01 pm

    Wonder how many Home Depot customers were quite happy with their purchases and didn’t call anyone to complain. This is good press for the chain. I bet there’s a lot of people out shopping for new vanities right now.

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  3. nancy said on June 15, 2006 at 6:05 pm

    Sort of like that scene from “Animal House” where the Playboy bunny gets knocked off the float, through a window and onto the bed of a kid perusing this month’s centerfold. He looks at the ceiling and says, “Thank you, God!”

    On second thought, I think I’m too mean to the police chief. You never know how these quotes are delivered. For all we know, it could be a particularly dull-witted reporter pressing him, saying, “What’s going on here?” The quote could have been delivered with a certain I’ll-speak-slowly-so-you-can-follow attitude.

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  4. mary said on June 15, 2006 at 6:26 pm

    Have you ever seen the movie “Hope and Glory?” One of the last scenes is of a stray rocket hitting a school on the first school day of the year. All the kids playing outside start cheering, and one shouts, “thank you, Adolf.”

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  5. mary said on June 15, 2006 at 6:27 pm

    I should add, it’s a school in England.

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  6. brian stouder said on June 15, 2006 at 10:54 pm

    Re – corporate gobbledy-gook and performance statistics and so on – this item from FWOb was pretty good –

    It wasn’t Knight Ridder that won Pulitzer

    Last week, Kevin Leininger wrote a column on the sale of the paper. In it was this paragraph: “I don’t think we would have won the Pulitzer Prize for covering the flood of 1982 without the expertise of the editors the corporation brought to town,�? that is, Knight Ridder.

    Now I will quote a paragraph from an article in 1988 when Ernest E. Williams, the former editor of The News-Sentinel, was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame:

    “Although other owners and editors were at the helm of The News-Sentinel when the paper won the Pulitzer Prize in 1983, it was Ernie’s staff that won it.�?

    Hildreth E. Williams

    “Those who may not be familiar with the name of the letter’s author should know that Hildreth Williams is the widow of Ernest Williams, the last editor of the News Sentinel chosen by Helen Foellinger.”

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