Photo | Mobile Police Department creates a video as a part of the lip sync challenge. One officer gives us his best Michael Jackson (above) as they perform “Beat It.”

Wow! Where did this summer go? I don’t even feel like I have had enough time to sweat my required amount. Have I eaten enough corn, mater sandwiches and watermelon? I am just not sure and time is running out. Before you know it, we will all be screaming at the television on Saturdays. “I can’t believe he’s playing that QB!” or “I’m jumping off the Gus bus … again!” Ahhhh, fall. You don’t sound so bad after all. But before we can close out the summer, we have some final business to attend to. So let’s get to it!

I gotta feeling …

Police departments from across the country have been taking part in lip-sync challenges, featuring as the title might suggest, lip-syncing from officers and some pretty smooth dance moves. The videos of the Seattle, Indianapolis and Las Cruces police departments have been among the most popular.

Not to be outdone, the brave men and women who serve and protect Mobile decided to get in on the fun and created their own video. Chief Lawrence Battiste even got in on the action.

The video features them dancing/singing to the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” and Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” and it is pretty awesome. I have to say the officer who plays Jackson definitely steals the show, but they are all funny.

You can view it on YouTube and see for yourself.

Our department did challenge the Birmingham PD to make their own. I can’t wait to see what they come up with. Like everything else between us, the ‘Ham will feel their video is superior to ours. (But, as always, we know the truth.) “I gotta feeling” it will be good, too, though, so y’all better get to it, BPD!

Miss Gay Alabama coming to B-Bob’s

The winner of the Nappie for Best Gay Bar, Best Place to Shake your Booty and more will show us yet another reason why the Conti Street establishment won all of these titles when it hosts the Miss Gay Alabama pageant in August.

The news release that came across Boozie’s gossip wire read, “On Aug. 15, B-Bob’s Downtown in Mobile will be the setting for Miss Gay Alabama America, a state preliminary competition for the 46th annual Miss Gay America Pageant. Established in Nashville in 1972 — 37 years before “RuPaul’s Drag Race” — the Miss Gay America Pageant is the world’s first, longest-running and most prestigious female impersonator competition.”

I love me some “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” so this should be a fun event and hopefully we will see a lot of familiar faces move on to the state pageant! We need to kick ‘Ham and Huntsville’s booties. I have no doubt we will beat out Montgomery. Just kidding, Montgomery. (You are all we have to left to beat up on, sorry!)

Anyway, that’s all I got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or some plain ol’ Michael Jackson lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!