These are the dog days of summer and as a diversion from the Olympics today’s post shamelessly pillages an idea from both “Sesame Street” and “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me.” Which of the 3 stories of say-so and legend below is NOT true:
1. Daytona Cubs intern, Derek Dye, ejected from the stadium by umpire for playing “Three Blind Mice.”
In Daytona’s 2-1 win over Fort Myers on August 1st, the home plate umpire ejected the Cubs “music guy” for playing a non-lyrical version of “Three Blind Mice,” and demanded no music and no PA announcements for the remainder of the game.
2. Shopper aghast to discover black bear in candy aisle of local Wal-Mart.
It wasn’t a sweet surprise that awaited Sheryl Stack when she turned her cart down the snack aisle of her Florida Wal-Mart store and almost ran into a bear working over the candy assortment. “I ran screaming from the store and left my slippers behind.”
3. Local artist to drop 25K pound sculpture of horseshoe crab off the coast of New Jersey.
“There’s very few underwater sculptures anywhere in the world,” said the artist Chris Wojcik. He continues, ” I firmly believe in the artificial reef program and the benefits to recreational fishing and marine life. It was an engineering challenge and an art challenge. It just didn’t seem that there was a downside.”
Next post will confirm the real story. For now discuss amongst yourselves while I make a snack and take a nap.
UPDATE: I know we live in the Internet age and you all could easily “Google” the stories above. Since it’s been almost a week I’ll end the suspense for those folks who maintained the guessing spirit. The “faux” story is the Wal-Mart candy bear. I was inspired by the tall tale of one of my co-workers whose friend made the outlandish claim, but we could not corroborate her story (despite the lost hours of productivity in our workplace). Links to the Story # 1 You Tube version here and #3 here.