Thursday, October 25, 2007


Tires were screeching and tempers were flaring at 7th and Montana this morning as an Anonymous Hothead crashed the party in more ways than one.  The fun began when the Hothead-in-Question -- a man in his mid-fifties -- rammed his pick-up truck against a pillar in Our Favorite Parking Lot and burned rubber trying to extricate himself.  Onlookers gaped in astonishment as he threw his coffee cup out the window and quickly accelerated his way into oncoming traffic, narrowly missing a head-on collision.  "Why don't you just chill-out, man?!?," suggested a Scrawny Teenager who was standing nearby.  In response, the Hothead jumped out of his truck, put his hands around the teenager's neck and threatened to strangle him before moving on to the rest of the crowd.  "Stop looking at me," he shrieked, "I'm having a bad enough morning as it is!"  His morning got worse, however, when Robin -- ever handy with the cell phone -- dialed 911.  Officer Duke Torrez arrived moments after the Hothead fled the scene, but just in time to get a description of him from the crowd.

"He was a doughy man, rather long in the face, not a snappy dresser," said Tom Bergeron, host of the hit TV series Dancing With The Stars.  "I got a photo of him," I chimed-in, helpfully, "but unfortunately it was of his rear end."  "That was his best feature," said Tom.

Moments later, Officer Torrez set off in hot(head) pursuit, but the Hothead -- perhaps aware that the police were on his tail -- circled back to 7th and Montana to apologize for his emotional outburst.  "I'm so sorry," he said, "I had spilled coffee all over myself and got upset."  While everyone accepted the apology, I, for one, am grateful that he spilled his coffee.  Can you imagine this guy fully caffeinated ...?!?


buggieboo1 said...

just stoppin by to say HI

~make it a great day!~

bvaneps834 said...

WOW!  You never lack for excitement!! Was so hoping to get out to LA after thanksgiving---but with all the fires etc., we may be content to just go straight south!have been trying to reach cousins in Norwalk and Leguna Beach and get no answers---surehope they are all ok! Barb

ab45yui said...

I don't know if the teen was stupid or very brave in challenging that nut job, lol.

deshelestraci said...

Tom Bergeron?!  I love Tom Bergeron.  

frankandmary said...

I've spilled my Starbucks too. I never tried to strangle a teenager because of it, but there is a thought.  I hope they do something to ensure NO continuity of his family line. ~Mary

susansophia said...

Amazing!  Jaw-dropping news!  Sheesh!  Good thing no one got hurt...and kind of rare that the guy came back to the scene.  Wonder if said "scrawny teen" will think twice before suggesting a chill out to a hothead.  Susan

tenyearnap said...

"Not a snappy dresser" --hhahaa...I have no idea who Tom Bergeron is but I like that.
Poor Mr Road Rage having such a bad day with his spilled coffee. We can all just be glad that we aren't married to that ass. --Cin

princesssaurora said...

Okay... sorry about the coffee and the accident.. but choking a kid?  Yikes!  

I LOVE TOM BERGERON!!!  Yay!  A pic!  My kids are now totally 'stoked' about your blog, Marty.  (their word - not mine!)  lol

be well,

gazker said...

Um Tom Bergeron? I need to look this one up! Oh Marty, by the way, they were giving away free bags of home brew Columbian Starbucks at work the other day, as we have a Starbucks open on site. The barrista fancied me, I got two bags!
Gaz ;-)

beckiepainton said...

well ive missed all the action while ive been away!! I imagine that a hot cup of coffee spilled over your goolies is not a good way to start your day, coffee is so expensive these days.Beckie x