July 18th, 2009

Interesting words

"This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron."
Dwight D. Eisenhower

7-18 Minnesota Weird

I may have mentioned before that every summer as I read the St. Paul Pioneer Press I come across a truly strange Minnesota crime. That state has some odd people. Today's takes the cake. A man in Duluth was arrested again. He has "a history of burglary to satisfy a self professed sexual fetish for slashing large rubber exercise ball." He did it again in a Duluth clinic. His crime goes back a ways. In 2004 he used a knife "to slash about 72 exercise balls during three incidents" at a Duluth college. The paper always writes of stuff like this in a cool and normal voice.

This jaw droppingly inventive and perverse. How in the world could such weirdness come about? Only in Minnesota, I think!!