Monthly Archives: March 2009

Best in Show 2: The Fishening

Koi enthusiast competes finny friends in fish shows – al.com

Of course there are fish shows. Hey, it\’s no dumber than professional bass fishing. You think these guys and the bass fishermen get into rumbles? I hope so.

The first inhabitant of Buck Williams’ Midfield fish pond was a goldfish named Lucky, who experienced a classic example of being in the right place at the right time about 30 years ago.

“I was at the state fair and I found him flopping in the grass in the parking lot. The bowl was nearby so I went to the restroom and put some water in it. He survived that chlorinated water,” Williams said. “I never knew what happened to Lucky. He disappeared (in the crowd) as I got more fish.”

I don’t know how to tell you this, Buck, but I’m guessing Lucky got eaten.

Seriously, I think this could be the next big thing. Maybe Westminster could spin off a fish show, put it on TV.

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Who’s the dummy?

Illiteracy declines in 66 of Alabama’s 67 counties – al.com

It’s Morgan County, which rose to 20 percent illiteracy! Someone tell the people in Morgan County about this.

I knew about it

Birmingham Public Library has reopened its search for a director – al.com

Apparently, some people were complaining that they didn’t know that the library was looking for a director. I mean, I’m on the email lists and such, so of course I knew about it, but I don’t understand why the community at large really needs to know. This is a professional position, and it’s not like there are lots of people with the necessary prerequisites just hanging around.

No… anything but that! Not a Canadian!

Federal judge orders prison counseling for teen female sex offender who had relationship with Canadian – Breaking News from the Press-Register – al.com

I’m always behind this guy in the line

I’d Like To Register A Complaint: Upset With $350 Electrical Bill, Man Pays In Pennies

Hee Hee Hee

Federal probe involves Alabama Attorney General Troy King’s office – al.com

Even better, Alice Martin — “Karl Rove’s Girl” — has to run the investigation. It’s fun when the Democrats are in charge. And even better, Stan Pate is involved. I would love for Stan to take Scrushy’s place at Talladega.

How about that

George Wallace’s daughter introduces Attorney General Eric Holder at Selma celebration – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

Sometimes, things really do get better.