Some of the interesting news of the day….
1. Is someone checking Ebay?
Paintings by Cezanne, Degas, van Gogh and Monet worth $163.2 million were stolen from a Zurich museum, with police calling it a “spectacular art robbery.” The robbers struck right before the private gallery was to close and grabbed the entire row of four bulky, glass-covered, framed masterpieces. Authorities believe it may be the most expensive art heist in European history.
I hope they catch them.
2. Pro-death-penalty supporters, this one’s for you.
Bobby Cutts Jr. takes the stand, weeping crocodile tears, trying to convince a jury not to fry him. The former police officer accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend told jurors on Monday between sobs that he realized she was dead when he couldn’t find her pulse after she suffered a blow to her throat.
“I didn’t mean to hurt her,” Bobby Cutts Jr. said on the witness stand about Jessie Davis, who was nine months pregnant with his child when she died last June.
They could fry him.
3. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat!”
That line, ranked in the top 30 of the best movie lines of all time, was shouted by the great Roy Scheider as Police Chief Brody in “Jaws”. Scheider died yesterday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock. He was 75.
My favorite Scheider role was as Dr. Heywood Floyd in the movie, “2010” made in 1984.
We will miss him.
4. Roger Clemens is digging a Texas sized hole.
The Rocket’s denials get more surly as the evidence gets more tangible. Throw it all at the wall of a congressional hearing and what sticks may become a Perfect Storm- of sleaze. With a seemingly non-stop parade of show-boaters, deal-makers, slime-peddlers, ambulance-chasers, finger-pointers, gavel-bangers and juiced-firebawlers, this thing could waste more time & money than light rail in Phoenix.
I’m sick of him.