Friday, July 31, 2009

Ain’t that America Alabama Mobile Crichton

When people in your town or state do something really dumb, the best thing to do is just roll with it. In that spirit, I present to you: the Crichton leprechaun.

Perhaps you never heard of the Crichton leprechaun. Crichton is a neighborhood in Mobile. A few years ago, around St. Patrick’s Day, someone in Crichton claimed to have seen a leprechaun in a tree. Things escalated from there:

Rap version:

Although this happened in 2006, for some reason Bill O’Reilly has resurrected it, suggesting that reporting the story was racist. Today’s paper discusses that controversy. Well, all I can say about that is that there are a lot of dumb white people here, too, and the rest of the country, not to mention most of us here, would have laughed just as hard if this discovery had been made by them.

In either case, they’re my people.

It occurs to me that Crichton sounds like a Gaelic word. Hmm...

In other Alabama news, it seems we are not to be allowed to purchase a bottle of wine with a naked woman on the label.