Jailhouse rocks with turkey

I’m goin’ down. I’m goin’ down, down, down, down, down.

I’m still not very interested in what I have to say about anything, possibly because I just wrapped one deadline and am wrangling another.

Plus the weather has been, in a word, top notch (OK, so that’s two words, but you get the idea). So I’ve been spending a whole lot of my free time outdoors. Yesterday I ran in the morning and rode in the afternoon. Fat city, is what.

So while I slack, feel free to kick back and sing along with some of today’s greatest hits, unearthed between bouts of work and play.

• If You Don’t Have a Dime, Don’t Do the Crime: Deep-pockets offenders can buff the rough edges off their jailhouse stays in Southern California. Says a guy paying $100 a night for a 90-day stretch for driving while smacked (it was his third DUI): “I’m really happy I was able to come here. But you need the money to do it.” Everybody sing!

• Make America Gravel Again! The cash-strapped folks in Omaha City Hall have been “reclaiming” some crumbling roads — if your idea of reclamation involves helping them crumble all the way down to gravel to cut upkeep costs. Kids quit riding their bikes on one street after the asphalt was torn out, said one retiree living next to what is now a dirt road a block from a busy Starbucks. “During the summer, it’s just a dust bowl,” she said. Everybody sing!

• It’s Nobody’s Business But the Turks’. Seems Mike Flynn was working for two turkeys at once during last year’s pestilential election. Which one came first? Sounds like a turkey-and-egg tale, or maybe a porno. Everybody sing!

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6 Responses to “Jailhouse rocks with turkey”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Just got back from a ride my own self. And the Saga and I have an extended date for tomorrow. You work too hard. There ain’t any news but old news around anyway.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      The work ain’t hard, but some days it sure seems to take a lot more time than it oughten to.

      The Omaha story was amusing. We had many a dirt alley in Bibleburg — one of them right next to Chez Dog — and a few dirt roads to go along with them.

      I expect maintenance was considerably easier than with an asphalt road. The city ran a grader down ’em not any too often and that was that.

  2. Dale Says:

    We are entering the age of deception.

  3. Carl Duellman Says:

    all that washboard gravel will make america grade again.

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