The answer to yesterday's travel Tuesday was indeed the Great Barrier Reef (from a helicopter) when I was in Australia earlier this year. It was so beautiful!
Now for today's post. :)
I entertain m friend Irish in airports and fast-food restaurants on our travel adventures by reading aloud from the newspaper. She says this is a hidden talent of mine - and that I should have my own radio show or something. That'd be great - anyone got a job for me?
So I'm casually blurting out headlines in the Las Vegas airport, and I come across one that made me stop. I can't make this up people. Here are some excerpts (edited for time and typing) from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
EXPLOSION IN PANTS IDS BANK SUSPECT (Headline grabs you, huh?)
By Henry Pierson Curtis - The Orlando Sentinal
Orlando, FL - The crotch of Kenneth Ray Brooks' pants exploded Friday afternoon. (That's a get-to-the-point intro.)
Brooks, who was wearing the pants (thanks for clearing that up), had just left a Centura Bank at 3:21 p.m. (are you sure of the exact time?) when a burst of flames caught the attention of passers-by (duh!) according to Orlando police.
"Witnesses said they could see smoke coming out of his pants." (liar liar pants on fire) said police.
Moments before the bang, a man matching Brooks' description demanded cash from tellers saying "I'm holding down the joint." (Dude, he DESERVES to have his pants explode if he doesn't know he's holidng UP a joint.)
That's when the suspect stuffed a stack of bills into his waistband and pushed the money down out of view (that's quite flowery, mr. reporter. Just write that he stuffed the money into his crotch. And ewwww. I don't want that money back in circulation.)
Officers responding to the robbery alarm stopped to question Brooks, 42 (cuz that makes it ok), when they noticed his discomfort and bright red dye on both hands. (you think? Those Orlando police are on the ball! ha ha, pun intended.)
The FBI would have to be contacted to learn how to best remove the red dye from his hands and lower torso. (And you'd want to do this why? Sounds better than jail to me. "How'd you get the red on you Ken?" "Well . . . ")
He was booked after receiving medical treatment. (Again, why?)
Tags: exploding pants, asshats