Hello, hello, hello!
What are you doing this weekend? Going to see the Conde Cavaliers and Pharaohs roll, to the Senior Bowl or both? Oh, that’s right. None of these things. (Insert “Debbie Downer” music here.)
I know, I know. It sucks. But we have to be safe so we can do it up right at all these things next year. Just do as Boozie plans to do and sit at home and watch the Senior Bowl on the NFL Network in your underwear and eat MoonPies. The experience will be different but still enjoyable. Trust me on this!
Let’s not wallow in our grief for things that are out of our control. It’s just not cute. To help you through, I have some tasty scoop for you! Enjoy!
Fairhope gets praise on national TV
The recently released movie “Our Friend” was filmed in Fairhope. Starring Hollywood heavyweights Casey Affleck, Dakota Johnson and Jason Segel, it tells the heartbreaking true story of a family who really lived in Fairhope. It is earning rave reviews, including some by our own film critic Asia Frey, who breaks it down in her column this week. Check it out!
In an interview last week on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Segel (of “How I Met Your Mother” fame) had high praise for Fairhope, saying how nice it was and how it reminded him of where he lives.
He also said a waitress in Fairhope asked him how much weight he had to lose for the part once she found out Johnson was also starring in this film. As Colbert suggested, perhaps she thought this was “50 Shades of Fairhope,” which I am sure could be a very interesting film as well. Obviously, that was not the case, but the actor did say he started taking his health more seriously at that very moment. So I wonder which Fairhope waitress he has to thank for this?
Anyway, I look forward to seeing it, but Asia says to be prepared for not only a tear jerker but a tear gusher, so I have to stock up on Kleenex, wine (the big box) and Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk first. No way I can make it through without my “support team.”
Strange Tales from the MPD Blotter
The following is a list of some of the stranger incidents taken from Mobile Police Department reports in the last week. As always presented without names or comment .…
On Friday, Jan. 15 at approximately 9:16 p.m., police were working a detail on Royal Street near Canal Street when the subject approached them requesting medical attention. After medical arrived, the subject became agitated and attempted to punch one of the officers. The officer deployed his Taser and took the subject into custody.
On Sunday, Jan. 17 at approximately 8:20 a.m., police responded to the 2300 block of Massengale Drive in reference to a burglary. The victim stated he woke up and noticed an unknown female subject standing in his bedroom drinking a Coca-Cola and holding a bag of pepperoni that came out of his refrigerator. The subject told the victim she was cold and hungry. The victim said he had to physically force the subject out of his residence.
On Jan. 17 at approximately 8:26 p.m., police responded to the Pride Gas Station, 1910 St. Stephen Road, in reference to several subjects beating up a victim. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, who was suffering from his injuries. The victim stated he was approached by several unknown subjects and they began to assault him. During the assault, the subjects removed his shoes from his feet and then fled the scene. The victim was transported to the hospital for his injuries.
Well, kids, that’s all I got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or some plain ol’ Fairhope movie lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!
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