Punch a tree lately?

God Bless America

Tis the season to be gruesome?

The competition among neighbors for the most horrific Halloween decorations may have reached new heights in Waretown, NJ, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].  One family in that town created a scene depicting a gruesome car crash in the side yard of their home and it has the town abuzz.  Some like it, some don’t.  One thing’s for sure: it is pretty scary.

The scene includes a body pinned between the car and a tree, replete with oodles of blood.  A few feet away lies another fake bloody body.  It looks so real that neighbors called the cops.

It upset some of the neighbors, but one enterprising local business owner liked it so much that he asked the owners of the home if he could regale one of the “victims” with a sweat shirt advertising his wares.

Bare-knuckle logging

Bare-knuckle boxing is illegal in most places, but an Australian he-man recently made the top of the news cycle when he felled a tree with his bare knuckles, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].  He took off his gloves and pounded the trunk of the tree with his bare fists until the tree could take no more and toppled over.  He retired in triumph with his head held high and his knuckles awash in blood.  Admirers shot video to memorialize the feat but others on the scene simply called him a knucklehead.

Growing old in America

It used to be that turning 100 years of age was a big deal.  Not so anymore, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].  Take Lucy Treccasse who turned 112 recently and celebrated her birthday with family and friends and a half bottle of beer.  But, alas, she holds no records, as such.  She’s only the eighth oldest person in the U.S.  In fact, the Centers for Disease Control says that there are more than 72,000 American centenarians today compared with a little more than 50,000 in the year 2000.