Saturday, November 24, 2007

You Gotta Love Odd News

Babe the Blue Ox's head falls off
Associated PressNov. 24, 2007 12:40 PM

KLAMATH, Calif. - Babe the Blue Ox has lost his head. Ax-wielding Paul Bunyan is not a suspect. (flim at eleven!)

The head fell off the 35-foot-tall statue of giant lumberjack Bunyan's mythical sidekick Tuesday, landing snout down on the pavement in the northern California town of Klamath. (See, now this is the kind of stuff I drive by. A big 'ol head in the middle of the street!)

Jeff LaForest, manager of the gift shop where the statue stands, says water was seeping inside the statue. That weakened the wood inside the structure and caused the collapse. (Are you sure? Maybe Babe had just needed a nap.)

LaForest said he will repair Babe as soon as possible. I n the meantime, he plans to use a diminutive stuffed animal head as a placeholder in time for the town's annual Christmas light show. (Ok, wait..*snork* what, you're going to put a teaddy bear head on a 35 foot statue of an ox? *snork* help with the Christmas festivites? *snork*)

"It's kind of sad isn't it?" LaForest said. (Girl, you have no idea...)

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