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Us folks here in Chicago pretty much look at the entire state of Wisconsin as a bizarre anomaly put there for our entertainment. A mix of "Twin Peaks" and "Deliverance", if you will. I lived in the tiny town of Melrose for 8 months once, and it was one damn long 8 months (If you're out there yet, Jerry Gunderson...hi!) Any time you hear there was a hostage situation at a Merry Taco over lack of Hot Sauce, or stories from guys named "Earl" that Bigfoot, with glowing eyes, were seen playing Bingo at the VFW hall or of someone blowing themselves up in some embarrassingly stupid manner, everyone standing there will just look down, shake their heads and quietly say, "Gotta be in Wisconsin".

I heard about this guy above on the radio and just happen to know a guy online who just happens to live out that way, so I asked if he knew anything about it. Here's my pal Sloop's "Guy in the Mall" report. Thanks, toots! ~ ~ ~

"OK, the cat-guy. He cuffed himself to a railing at the Fox River Mall in Appleton, Wisconsin, and just made "cat sounds". Lucas M. Gabrilska, 25. He was convicted of indecent exposure by Judge Joe Troy, placed on 18 months probation and ordered to perform 10 hours of community service. He said in court that he was "making a statement". Hey, there ain't a lot for a guy to do in Wisconsin in winter. What really ticks me off is I was in Judge Troy's court just after this! If I had come a few minutes earlier, I coulda barked at him! I hope the community service does not involve maintenance of sandboxes in the city parks."

Sloop is very funny, I forgot to warn you. I hope Lucas will some day read this page and let me know just exactly what statement he was trying to make, exactly, because it really took a lot of wardrobe planning and it's intriguing, to say the least.

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