Friday, August 22, 2008

Library Police Strike Again

Apparently, there is no real crime in Grafton, Wisconsin. A woman was arrested -- yes, led away in handcuffs -- for having $30 in overdue book fines. Looks like I better check my own bookshelves a little more carefully.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Dogs, Pools, and Motorcycles

Apparently, three things Mainers can't live without:

Dogs. Three new families/annoyances have moved into our neighborhood. All of them have dogs. Some have more than one. All of these dogs bark. A lot. Apparently, leashes are optional. Winter can't come fast enough now.

Pools. Why is there a pool for every third house in Maine? Why have something you can only use, oh, two months out of the year? One of life's great mysteries, unsolved.

Motorcycles. I've discussed this Maine phenomenon before. I guess it's part of the American dream to own something that you can purposefully make louder, just for kicks. Let's let Bart Simpson have the last word: "Snipers, where ARE you?"