Roadside beer

God Bless America

Pretty potholes

Pothole ridden streets are dangerous and unsightly but a local artist in Chicago may have come up with a way to give commuters a smooth and esthetically soothing ride, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. Jim Bachor is an accomplished mosaic artist who came up with the idea of filling the potholes with unique works of art on a trip to Pompeii. He uses a technique that employs shards of marble and glass just as mosaic artists did 2,000 years ago. Bachor says a tour guide in Pompeii inspired him. The guide pointed out that the mosaic works of art that adorn floors throughout the ancient city look just as they did when they were first created. “I still don’t know if it’s legal or not, but I have had discussions with [Chicago] police through the years, about a half dozen, and once they know what I’m doing they don’t have an issue with it.”

Feisty farmer

She was fed up with reckless drivers speeding on the open roads surrounding her village in Sefton, England, so 71-year-old farmer Edie Pope took matters into her own hands, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. The feisty farmer decided that if a scarecrow can deal with pesky birds that dine on crops, a “scarecop,” dressed like a police officer with radar gun, might help keep the roads around her farm a little bit safer. It’ll take time to see if her solution works.  

Boy oh boy

Police in Brigham City, UT recently received numerous calls about a young man — a very young man — had set up a roadside stand selling beer.  The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] reports that when the police went out to investigate they caught the underage entrepreneur red handed. He was holding a sign with large block letters hawking “Ice Cold Beer.” But on closer inspection they saw the word “root” spelled out in very small letters between the words “Cold” and “Beer.” A very clever “marketing strategy,” said the police on the Brigham City Police Facebook page.