Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What the Hell Wednesday - Library Vandal Update

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to your local library, the Boise, Idaho library return deposit vandal splashes back into the news. If you don't feel like using the link to get the original story, allow me to remind you that our vandal was arrested to throwing mayonnaise, among other condiment items, into a local Boise library book return bin. Here is the latest as seen in the Sunday, July 18 issue of The Oregonian.

Boise -

Suspected condiment vandal arrested again

Boise police have again arrested a woman who is accused of repeatedly dumping maple syrup, corn syrup, ketchup and mayonnaise into a library book drop in Idaho's capital city.

Authorities issued a pair of warrants for 74-year-old Joy Cassidy's arrest earlier this month after she failed to appear in court.

But she turned herself in last week at the Ada County jail. Cassidy originally was arrested June 13.

That's after police say she poured mayonnaise in the library's book drop that day - and was a person of interest in at least 10 other condiment-related incidents since May 2009 at the Ada Community Library in Boise.

In addition to malicious injury to property, Cassidy also has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a license.

The weapon was under her car seat, in violation of Idaho law. - The Associated Press

Woo Whee! That is such a HUGE leap from condiments to firearms. I swear you can't make this stuff up. Have you ever been out on an old country road and driven past a deer crossing sign that locals have obviously mistaken for the real thing and peppered it with bullets? Well, I can just picture Joy hanging out her window, 45 in hand, firing away at the book bin - paper and metal flying everywhere.

At first I envisioned her as some grandmotherly woman shuffling along with her mayo jar, but now??? We're talking a teeth gritting Ma Barker with Tommy Gun barrel flashing away at those evil books. Perhaps she is one of those who sees Huckleberry Fin as racist - uh, look when it was written? Or maybe she thinks Steven King isn't violent enough.

All I know is that I am very grateful she showed up in the paper again so I could read the article and loudly proclaim "What the Hell?"

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday 160 - Cousins

The similarity was haunting,
not looks,
but mannerisms and speech.
Even the twisted humor
weaved in and out
of conversation.
Blood was truly thicker than water.

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