Thursday, September 24, 2009

Very briefly noted

The New Yorker frequently features interesting/mysterious snippets from newspapers when there's an inch or so to fill at the end of an article. Here's a good one from the September 21 issue:

From the Lake Oswego (Ore.) Review.

Following up a report of screaming at a residence on McVey Avenue, an officer defused a situation by assisting in the making of peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches.

It's nice that cops aren't always getting into power-mad fugue states and indiscriminately tasering people.

Since I'm sort of vaguely free-associating about violence, I will take a moment to note that The Onion may have finally gone as far as it's possible for them to go, with the advent of this brilliant and horrible video:

Little Boy Heroically Shoots, Mutilates Burglar


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