QUIRKS

THE NAME’S THE THING

Names I Love

Sandwich, Massachusetts

Love, Arizona

Progress, Oregon

Welcome, South Carolina

Little Heaven, Delaware

Names, Not so Much

Jerkwater, Pennsylvania

Idiotville, Oregon

Satans Kingdom, Vermont

Assawoman, Virginia 

LAWS AND POLICIES

SSGP5060.2Fall fashion for cheerleaders is changing in this small Idaho town. To encourage modesty and to prevent visibility of the girls’ bottoms when they wear their uniforms during school, an Idaho High School is requiring leggings or sweat pants under their uniforms. “The decision by the school district in the northern Idaho city of Post Falls to seek more modesty for cheerleaders came after teachers at the high school reported some girls’ bottoms were sometimes visible when uniforms were worn to class on the day of football games or other sports matches, said Dena Naccarato, director of programs and instruction.”

The new policy follows similar moves by neighboring school districts in Lakeland and Coeur d’Alene. Not surprisingly, the new policy has met with mixed reaction. Many cheerleaders don’t like the policy, many parents support the new requirements.

This is not the first time that school attire has been in the headlines. In May, the Idaho Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sent out a letter warning that prohibiting girls from wearing slacks at graduation could be considered discriminatory.

CELEBRATING ANIMALS, I THINKPVK00008

You think traffic is bad where you live. You ought to try playing chicken on Farm street in Bastrop Texas. This flock of feral chickens is protected by law so slow down.

If you really like animals, mark your calendar for this year’s Possum Drop to ring in the New Year. The event held annually at Clay’s Corner, North Carolina, has been reported on by CBS Sunday Morning and includes Bluegrass music and a Miss Possum Contest. The event web site assures visitors that “ABSOLUTELY NOTHING” is done to harm the ‘possum’.

MYSTERIES

October 9: Newsflash. Mickey Mouse Arrested on Burglary Charges according to a report by the Wichita Falls police. A mistaken release from a police exercise gave the famous mouse new street cred.

 

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DON’T LET YOUR PHONE BE A BACKSEAT DRIVER.

DON’T TEXT OR PHONE AND DRIVE!

 

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