What a year, what a year! So long 2019 and hello, ’20s! Grab your flapper dress, drink some bathtub gin and get your hair cut in a bob. It’s time to get roaring.
I am personally so glad we are in the ’20s because I never felt comfortable saying the “aughts” or the ’10s. The ’20s though — well, you can really sink your teeth into that one. But before we can get our roars on, we have to review what happened the last week of the ’10s (cringe — see, it just doesn’t sound good).
So let’s get on it!
Move over Crichton Leprechaun
It’s always a slow time for news around the holidays, but WPMI captured what is certain to be their next viral news video on Christmas Day. Yes, the station who brought us the Crichton Leprechaun brought us a man who inadvertently ran over a fire hydrant in Chickasaw on Christmas Eve, and then got into a spat on social media about it with the fire chief.
Apparently, this mishap caused the water pressure to be low for all of the residents in Chickasaw that evening who were no doubt preparing for Christmas dinners. The chief also said it posed a safety risk because if there had been a fire in those areas that evening, the low water pressure would have impeded the firefighters from fighting any blazes to the best of their ability.
That is a pretty tame story on its own, but it became viral news video gold when WPMI reporter Jaysha Patel went out to interview the man who ran over the fire hydrant. It’s not really what he said — “it ain’t like I did it on purpose” — but what the heavily tatted man was wearing while explaining this: shorts, an unbuttoned flannel shirt with the sleeves cut off and camouflage Crocs. And he was holding a Natty Light the entire time he was being interviewed. You can find this beauty on WPMI’s website.
Merry Christmas, RMFT and God Bless America!
Santa spotted in MiMo?
Several spies who live near Murphy High School said they spotted a man dressed as Santa walking around Christmas night. The spies said it was too early to be the “real Santa” and the person in the suit seemed too upright to be some drunken mall Santa on his way home from work, but the spies observed him walking up and knocking on the doors of at least two houses on South Street.
I’m told the wails of one child were audible from the street. Yikes!
No word on if this Santa was being nice or naughty, but no police reports indicating naughtiness were available at press time, so let’s hope nice!
A feast at Flora-Bama
For those folks who didn’t have to deal with a family full of snot-nosed kids, the Flora-Bama’s annual potluck on the afternoon of Christmas Day proved to be the perfect place to celebrate the holiday with friends and strangers alike.
My spies said the food was delicious, and it seemed to be a lot of bigger groups of older folks, some snowbirds and locals. But everyone was in a festive mood. And the best part of it all was the drink of choice seemed to be Bloody Marys. Have yourself a merry little Christmas indeed!
Next up at the Flora-Bama: their annual Polar Bear Dip on New Year’s Day. That has always been on Boozie’s Gulf Coast bucket list! Maybe I can mark it off this year! (I’ll probably be too hungover … as always!)
Well kids, that’s all I got! I am looking forward to spending the ’20s with you! Hope you and yours have a very Happy New Year! And remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous or some plain ol’ Natty-Light-drinkin’-while-being-interviewed-on-the-news lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!
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