If you are an NFL football fan, you might have been watching on the third day of last week’s draft.
The fourth-round pick of the Indianapolis Colts, was Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison. There was some question about his past conduct, because he had been arrested on July 2013 for barking at a police dog.
Charges were dropped three days later, with officers stating that they had determined that Morrison didn’t bark at the dog out of malice. On the Florida police report it was noted that Morrison’s defense was that he barked because the dog barked first.
Now that’s a defense. Of course, best not roar at a lion…if they roar at you first!
And this pic o’ day reminded me of how good it makes me feel to be told, “you’re having a bad hair day”. That’s a compliment when you are follically challenged! (Of course, I promise you will never say I look good in a tank top. Not part of the wardrobe! Some things I can control)
Over the weekend (CNN), Ringling Brothers. and Barnum Bailey circus had its last show with the elephants. No longer an elephant in the room for the 145-year-old circus. Yes… they still have the lions! But, when I saw the elephant story, it reminded me of the recent entry from The Luminary, the weekly Muncy, Pennsylvania newspaper.
This might be something that only my dad and I found interesting, but it comes from the section called Peeks of the Past. Here’s the history from April 29, 1881:
135 years ago: Miss Carrie Ort. Robert Barr, of Port Penn, while repairing the canal bridge near the P. & R. depot last Friday, cut himself on the arm with an axe. During the performance at the circus last Saturday night a portion of the seats gave way, injuring a number of persons, the most seriously being George Colley, of East Muncy, whose leg was broken in six places. The management of the circus settled with Mr. Colley’s father by the payment of $82. Some thieves effected an entrance into the clothing store of John H. Roker recently and stole goods to the amount of $100. Thirty Muncy people saw “The Union Spy” in Williamsport Thursday evening.
That little “blurb” has news of a job injury; an injury at the circus; and how much was paid for the negligence of the circus. Plus, you can compare the payment against the worth of the stolen goods at the grocery store. Yep… just some “negligence history” in Muncy!
“If a lion could talk… we couldn’t understand him”- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Guess you have to be a lion to understand)
And for pic o’ day, I know this feeling!