Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Typewriters are the new brick

I guess this vandal gets points for style, though I can't say that I'm happy with the choice of projectile. I have to admit, though, that diagnosing problems (especially ones that surpass my limited abilities) often put me into this frame of mind:
Police Blotter -- Kane County

Someone threw a typewriter through a window of Bygone Days Antiques, 184 W. Main St., Burlington, removed a nailed-down rocking chair from the front porch, and used legs from the chair to break another window and a window on the property's garage, between midnight May 15 and 4 p.m. Friday, according to a police report. A piece of paper in the typewriter had curse words typed on it. The business has been closed for about three years.
(from Chicago's Daily Herald.)

Unloved and undervalued, once again the lowly typewriter descends into the crime world.


Mike Speegle said...

Wow, think of the frame of mind a person has to be in to not only hurl a typewriter through a window, but also to type curse words onto it beforehand. Now THAT is ire.

Word verification: picatort.

A very small tort?

Duffy Moon said...

That is the awesomest thing, ever, and I love that there were "curse words" on the paper.

I myself would prefer to throw a chair through the window to liberate the typewriter, but to each his own, I guess.

What kind of "curse words" exactly, though? I'm intrigued.

(word verif = "mitorst")

Elizabeth H. said...

I love it. You have to at least give the vandal points for creativity.

Speegle--I think picatorts are 10 torts to the inch.

My word is divial. It's a trivial diva, I think. Someone who says "Do you know who I am??" and you don't.

Olivander said...

I'm envisioning Beavis and Butthead pecking at the typer, saying things like, "Huh-huh, huh-huh. I typed 'cornhole'." "Heh-heh-heh-heh! Now type, 'butt'! Heh-heh-heh-heh! Cornholio!"

mpclemens said...

I think you've described it perfectly, Olivander. (Heh heh... heh heh heh heh.)