Thursday, November 22, 2007

Drop It! Or I swear I'll Blow This Goat's Head All Over This Town!

This funny AP story from Wisconsin reminds me of the scene in Blazing Saddles in which Bart (Cleavon Little) finds himself in a jam as the only black man in an old western saloon, he drew his gun, held it to his head and while playing two characters in different vocal registers he announced "Hold it! Next man makes a move, the nigger gets it!" Only this time it wasn't a talented African-American actor playing a role in a Mel Brooks movie but rather a drunken 48 year old (undoubtedly white) Wisconsin guy who had likely been out hunting and drinking on the opening morning of deer season.

Yep, that's right, Peter W. Mischler (if he had killed a human we would know what the "W" stands for) of Waupaca came home from hunting Saturday and told his wife to bring home some beer. Ms. Mischler, having seen that movie before, refused. Well old Peter was not going to take that affront laying down, he told his wife that if she didn't bring home a six-pack that he would shoot one of the goats residing in their front yard. She came home empty handed and he went out and shot a goat.

Well, Mr. Mischler is out on $1000 bail and he likely sobered up in time to "think about his actions" at church Sunday morning. Additionally Ms. Mischler may be walking a fine legal line; in Wisconsin spousal refusal to "bring home beer" may be grounds for divorce.

Hat Tip: Wizbang

Update: Hmm, I wonder if the producers at My Name is Earl have seen this story?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Refusal to bring home beer is not a divorce offence, its a major sin.

12:32 PM  
Blogger El Rider said...

Spoken like a true Wisconsonite!

3:22 PM  

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