Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sunday 160 - Old Friends

Mrs. MM found this beautiful "antique" on line and generously gave it to me as a gift. I had forgotten the wonderful sensory experience of typing on an old keyboard. The pressure, sound, even the musty odor of an old attic mixed with the slight smell of ink as keys struck the black ribbon. I hope this to be the first of many posts I will type in throw back fashion. No spell check. No easy cut and paste. Just raw "hand set type". Also, special thanks to Mrs. MM for scanning my typed paper and for taking and Photoshopping in the photo.

If you wish to take the Sunday 160 challenge, here are the rules:

1. The Sunday 160 only uses EXACTLY 160 characters (including spaces).
2. Keep on schedule - post after 8:00 PM Pacific Time on Saturday.
3. Let me know you have posted via a comment on my site.
(Be sure to mention you have posted a 160. Provide a link if you can)
4. Visit at least one other Sunday 160 writer.

Friday, May 13, 2011

55 Love Hate Relationship

Delighted with my efforts, 
I placed the final period 
after typing my 55th word. 
Proud as a parent of a new child, 
I pulled my drop down menu 
to properly schedule my post 
for 5:02 PM 
just after the G-Man 
would open the gates 
to shepherd in his ardent followers. 
Blogger Exploded. 

Even though G called off the day's event, 
I still needed to vent. 
So why not do so in the form of a 55. 
Here's to Blogger. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What The Hell Wednesday - "Hello, 911? My Butt Calling."

I really wanted to write this WTH on a Hispanic man who was wrongfully arrested for DUII and possession of 91 pounds of cocaine but the story was way too long and involved and as we all know, Monkey Man has no patience for that.

"But wait, Monkey! You can't tease us with a story about a wrongful arrest and just leave!"

Maybe I can.

But I won't.

Hispanic man had been driving cross country for 3 days to visit his sister. Woozy and exhausted from the drive, he was arrested because the police thought he was drunk. They were later proven wrong.

As to the 91 pounds of nose candy....well that turned out to be shrimp, cheese and tamale dough he was bringing to his sister as a gift. I sure understand that one. I often buy shrimp, cheese and tamale dough at the local store thinking it is coke. Jeez guys! Stop with the profiling.

Okay on to the real story.....

Cell Phone Butt Dials 911

LAY, N.Y. - An inadvertent 911 call led police to three larceny suspects overheard planning break-ins in upstate New York.

Onondaga County Sheriff said police, already looking for a suspicious person, got the unlikely assist when one of the men "pocket dialed" his cell phone's emergency number while driving near the scene of an earlier heist.

As a dispatcher relayed the conversation to deputies, the men discussed their plans, described their surroundings and even commented, "there go the cops now."

Walsh says that was enough for a deputy to turn around and stop the Kia Sportage full of tools stolen from a business in the Syracuse suburb of Clay. The dispatcher then heard the driver being asked for his license and registration.

The men arrested face grand larceny and stolen property charges.

First, a Kia Sportage??? What kind of self respecting criminals were these guys? Shouldn't they have been in a beat up 1986 El Camino or something? Serves them right for getting caught and put in the pokey. The police could have pulled them over for bad taste in cars alone AND without the help of the Butt Dial.

The Butt Dial. Ah, yes, the butt dial. Was this the hand of God at work? Nah, I prefer to think it was just Karma. These boys were going to get caught anyway, so they might as well have had a cell phone as an informant. I love how they thought they were so smart IDing the cops as they passed on the street. 

"Hey! There go the cops. They'll never catch us. We is much too smart fer them." 

Yup. Smart ass. Quit teaching your butt to use the phone and you won't get caught, dummy. I just love technology. Can't you see the expressions on the faces of these idiots as they were cuffed and place in a squad car. I am sure the owner of the cell phone, once told how the police located him, simply looked at his phone and said "What the Hell?"