Saturday, March 14, 2015

I Took This As A Personal Affront


My trolley was defaced.

I hear you saying, "What in the name of Beelzebub's left tit are you talking about, Jim?"

(It's rather amazing I can hear you from so far away, but I guess that's just part of the magic of the internet.)

I'm talking about my trolley being defaced. If you had read the first sentence with a bit more comprehension, then I wouldn't have to repeat myself.

OK, I'm sorry. That's a cheap way to let you know I've got another piece over at the wonderful Boston Herald, one of the nation's oldest and - for my money, which I got from them - finest newspapers in the land.

Why not go there and read all about it?

(Come on, you know you're intrigued. I have a trolley? You at least have to find out what that's about, right? If you don't go there and spend the couple of minutes it will take to find out what this is all about, you're a far less curious cat than me. If somebody told me they had a trolley and it was defaced, I could no more resist reading about it than a Democrat can resist voting for a tax increase.)

(I could have said, "... than a Republican can resist voting for an increase in the defense budget." Take your pick. I also could have said, "... than a Libertarian can resist voting against [fill in the blank].", if that floats your boat.)

(It won't float your trolley, defaced or otherwise, so go to the Boston Herald website and read my stuff. Take that sentence apart and it won't make any more sense than it does in complete form, so don't bother.)

(As always, those of you who buy a hard copy of the paper can use it for admission to the party I'll be throwing upon the occasion of winning my Pulitzer, sometime around 2031 or so. The Herald only costs about $1.50 these days and there will be unlimited FREE bologna sandwiches at the wingding. They'll cost at least ten bucks by then, so it's an investment!)

Thanks for sticking around to the bottom of this. You're a patient sort.

Soon, with more better stuff.


15 comments:

joeh said...

He defaced "The SUllivan Trolley?"

Hang him!

messymimi said...

He should at least be kept in custody to be sure he shows up in court, agreed.

And i love how you size up graffiti "artists."

Tabor said...

On my way on over. I do like trolley rides.

Shammickite said...
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Shammickite said...

He was allowed to go free? What was the judge thinking of? Bad mistake on behalf of the judge.
Graffiti is everywhere. I can't say I like it much, but if it has to exist, it belongs on back alleys and falling down walls.... not on the side of beautifully restored trolley cars. The kid should be put in jail.
Sorry, previous deleted comment was me.

Suldog said...

Thank you, folks. As always, I appreciate the kind words!

Juli G said...

I had to pay $2 for mine this morning. :( Alas, yesterday's paper is already in the recycle bin.... maybe I should dig it back out... that's a pretty good cover charge for what will surely be the best part of 2031.

Suldog said...

Well, my Pulitzer celebration will be pretty good, but my presidential inaugural parade in 2032 may be better. For that, there will be free pepper steak and cheese subs!

Craig said...

I'll sign up for a dozen of those rotten tomatos. . .

Nasty little narcissists, think the shit that spews out of their twisted little minds trumps all of history. Pricks. . .

Daryl said...

i am with you ... defacing private property should not be a walkable offense ... that judge was wrong and hopefully won't be re-elected ..or maybe as just desserts someone should graffiti her car ...

Suldog said...

Daryl - Would that judges WERE elected here. They are appointed, so unless she does something so egregious that it attracts attention from the legislature or the governor, she's safe.

Suldog said...

Craig - Rarely do I elicit such a vitriolic response from you. You're usually the funny guy with a pleasantly entertaining comment. I'm glad I could help you vent!

Shammickite said...

Vitriolic - what a great word. I must remember to use it more often.

Hilary said...

Ugh.. I think graffiti does have its place but it's not on vintage trolly cars. Judges are not infallible in their decisions but with a history of assaulting a police officer?... something's not right in the state of Denmark.. err.. Massachusetts.

Mich said...

Our justice system hard at work!

It bothers me that he calls himself an "artist." I knew a lot of graffiti artists in Philly, and none of them would have defaced something like a historic monument.