TUESDAY, October 2, 2012

CUP COPPED -- Going into the final day of the prestigious Ryder Cup Championship leading Europe who had trailed by as much as 10-6, the U.S. team needed an easy 14 1/2 points for the win and managed to finish a point short.  Hey, maybe they'd do better in the cartoon-inspired miniature golf tournament played annually in Hershey, Pennsylvania -- The Red Ryder Cup. 

CURIOSITY KILLED THE DON -- NASA has announced the discovery by the rover Curiosity of a dry river bed on Mars.  Might have been a pretty deep one, too.  Several skeletons found on the bottom, with cement-like overshoes still attached, have been identified as having belonged to notorious Martian mob bosses. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY BLASPHEMY -- Rather that take any evangelical chances, the French government closed down all of their embassies in the Muslim world after a cartoonist insulted the Prophet Mohammed.  Hey, why should Muslims be left out?  Since the French Revolution, Paris cabbies have insulted Catholics, Jews, Baptists, Lutherans, Anglicans, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Scientologists, Hindus,
Buddhists, Sikhs, Zoroastrians and every unit of the Salvation Army. 

A FEW GOOD PROSPECTS -- San Diego hosted the Marine Corps' 11th annual "Boot Camp Challenge" where, under the watchful eye of an in-your-face drill instructor, participants tackled a three-mile obstacle course. The program is designed to simulate the complete Corps experience -- recruitment... boot camp... duty assignment...  deployment to a war zone.... separation with rank of sergeant...  retirement job as bodyguard to Madonna.

NO STINKING BADGES -- Three robbers armed with shovels and pick axes successfully made off with $2 million in gold and gems from California's Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa.  Dressed as grubby prospectors with beards and a burro loaded with supplies, they were briefly detained by police but released after claiming they were actors working on a remake of "The Treasure of Sierra Madre."

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