Have you heard that the beloved "Elf on the Shelf" is actually tangled up in this whole NSA scandal? Yep. Sad, but true. Read here to find out about the top secret SANTA program (Securing America's Noel Toy Allotment), courtesy of Chicago Now:
Vinnie Penn is celebrating 12 Days of DeStefano by counting down his memorable moments in New Haven, just in time for the holidays! Here's Day 1:
Stay tuned for more in the coming days!
How long before there is an Op-Ed to this effect? Sure, one can go the liberal route, too, in an effort to spit-shine their party's identity while simultaneously taking ownership of a beloved cartoon character. Point is, this trend of "so-and-so is one of us!" is in full swing, and cartoon characters being latched onto is proof positive that each party is, in its own way, desperate.
What to make of the new "fad" that is the "Knock-out Game?" How does such an exercise in belligerence get thought up, never mind catch on? Whatever the answer, and if it will get a solid footing in the zeitgeist or not - ya know, like drive-bys - it has made its way to the Elm City. Read about it here:
And what is the Knockout Game if not a fist-fueled variation on the drive-by theme? A stranger walks by you, and suddenly, many times from behind, strikes you in the head with the sole intention of knocking you out with one punch and maybe, just maybe, becoming a YouTube sensation at the same time. Quite the goal, if not perk.
For anyone who has ever taken a punch to the head, you know full well the pain, the rushing adrenaline; but what about the old woman walking to her car after bingo? One homeless man died as the result of the Knockout Game, from a combination of a pre-existing condition (Obamacare anyone?) and landing on a fence after sustaining the blow.
What do you think the punishment should be for playing the Knockout Game? I think a good start would be the player getting knocked out himself.