Filed by Steve Barrett
Say what you will, but I dont think its coincidence that the last jelly beans left in the candy jar on a desk in the east end of the newsroom are almost all black licorice.
You know the buyer-beware labels they put on mixed-nut cans? They read something along the lines of No more than 20 percent peanuts.
The same truth in advertising ought to apply to jelly beans. It would suit me if every bag you buy provided the warning, No more than 1 percent black licorice-flavored jelly beans.
At least then you could make an informed decision on whether to run the risk of mistaking a black jelly bean for a grape one.
The headline read, Alabama bans hog-dog fights.
Ho-hum, I thought.
Then I thought of some headlines youre less apt to read but that would be lot more fun:
Riverview bans hog-dog fights.
CARTA bans hog-dog fights.
Yale bans hog-dog fights.
Now those would be stories worth reading.
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