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One night a police officer was staking out a particularly rowdy bar for possible DUI violations. At closing time, he saw a fellow tumble out of the bar, trip on the curb, and try his keys in five different cars before he found his. Then he sat in the front seat fumbling around with his keys for several minutes. Everyone else left the bar and drove off. Finally, he started his engine and began to pull away.
The officer was waiting for him. He stopped the driver, read him his rights, confirmed the driver was not under medication that might cause his driving to be impaired, and administered a Breathalyzer test. The results showed a reading of 0.0. The puzzled officer demanded to know how that could be. The driver replied, "Tonight I'm the designated decoy."
I've used that one, back in Crestline when I lived there. It was a lot more fun place back then, with only one cop assigned to the entire mountain, a short, fat little turd who wore a Glock with a magazine longer than his... well, you know.He didn't catch many of us, but we usually sent out a decoy about 10 minutes before closing, just in case.
So I was watching this historical documentary[^] last night, I am sure that it was a re-enactment though. But still new found respect for the recently departed man[^] that oversaw the effects. Months of moving figurines millimeter by millimeter for the stop motion animation has to be some majorly tedious work.
On a side note, I like reading the credits to these old films to see if I recognize someone that might have had a bit part but went on to bigger and better things. In this particular film, one of the actors went on to become a Dr.... http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0873743/?ref_=tt_cl_t11[^]
It's a good feeling. I posted an article this week that I've been working on since February. Mostly a huge sense of relief that it's finally done.
It's not going to win any prizes but I'm sure some of the people downloading it will find it useful.
"The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage."
Thucydides (B.C. 460-400)
Upvoted for not including a link, although I would have, also, upvoted ... if it had a link.
“Human beings do not live in the objective world alone, nor alone in the world of social activity as ordinarily understood, but are very much at the mercy of the particular language which has become the medium of expression for their society. It is quite an illusion to imagine that one adjusts to reality essentially without the use of language and that language is merely an incidental means of solving specific problems of communication or reflection." Edward Sapir, 1929