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December 22, 2008


Not only are they arresting snowball-throwing hitchhikers and busking bagpipers, but they are also strip-searching clowns.

Key Quote:
Dave Vaughan, 60, who was due to perform for sick children as PC Konk, also had his plastic handcuffs confiscated at Birmingham International Airport.

(Thanks to Jeff Meyerson and Siouxie and Ralph)


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High ^s Siouxie.

*also envies Siouxie and Dave being in the only really warm spot in the Continental USA*

Oh Danny boy,
The pipes, the pipes are galling....

And to the stories:

He was then stripped to his underwear and had his plastic scissors, toy camera, wacky glasses and bubble saxophone examined.

I guess he forgot his one quart reclosable bag.

Next let's get those dAmn mimes.

As for the snowball-throwing hitchhiker, alcohol was involved and he was lucky he was arrested, rather than flattened: Kelly was seen walking in the fast lane of a motorway, jumping toward vehicles to try to make them stop.

Maybe he thought he was in Pamplona?

I know it's a minority opinion here, but I like bagpipes.

I want to point out that this was in Birmingham, England--here in Alabama busking is still legal, as far as you know...

"I showed them my police-clown identity card, which had my picture next to the my credentials as a member of the Criminal Insane Department, but I don't think that really helped."

Damn! Where can I get one of those cards?!

^5 backatcha, Jeff.

Not warm today. It was a brisk 65 this morning.

*glares at Siouxie*

29 here, and that's balmy compared to elsewhere...

"They asked me to move on but I wanted to finish my hour of playing and put the blow stick to my mouth and that was it."

Snork. That is all.

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