TUESDAY, June 12, 2012

LION & CHRISTIAN? -- Arnold Pointer, a professional fisherman from an island off the southern tip of Australia, released a 17-foot Great White shark that had become fouled in his nets.  Since then, the shark has followed Arnold around like a pet, even rolling over on her belly to be scratched...  

... Arnold wouldn’t mind but his new pal scares away the fish he’s trying to catch.  He’s appealed to Aussie wildlife officials for advice.  Wouldn’t a call to the Aussie Bar Association make more sense? 

NO MORE FOR THE ROAD -- Favored to break a 34-year lull and capture the elusive Triple Crown, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner "I'll Have Another" was scratched from the Belmont Stakes and permanently retired with chronic tendinitis.  He's now facing a comfortable retirement at stud, but he'd be a lot more relaxed if they didn't park that truck  beside his stall with "Elmer's" painted on the side.

EASY RIDER -- Forty-year old Ana Vargas, a supervisor at New York City’s Doubletree Hilton Hotel in Manhattan, was treated for scratches after a rat scurried up her pants leg while she was riding the Subway to work.  Fellow passengers shielded her as she removed her pants to pull the rodent off of her leg...  
The assailant looked like this.

... The foot-long rat escaped into the crowd and doctors later confirmed that Ana had not been bitten.  Animal control officers theorized that the attacker may have been protesting Mayor Bloomberg’s recent ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces.


THE BROTHERS CARAMAZOV -- Tom and Ray Magliozzi, better known as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers" on their long-running Boston-based PBS show "Car Talk," are hanging up their smocks and timing belts after 35 years and 1,200 shows.  According to unconfirmed rumors, they'll move to Italy to take part time jobs at the Vatican tinkering with the Pope-mobile.   

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ROOM WITH A VIEW -- Entering plebes Brooke Shields and Marie Osmond have been assigned a male roommate -- Bob Hope. How could this have happened? After the three settle in, upperclassman Glen Campbell shows up with the answer. Watch for Hope's reaction to Marie's line: "Naw, it's too close to lunch." This clip was first broadcast on May 25, 1981.  

Copyright (c) 2012 by Robert L. Mills  All Rights Reserved
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