An Oral History Of The Creation And Evolution Of ‘Parks And Recreation’

I loved the first four seasons of Parks and Rec. Loved everything about them. Everything Ron Swanson said was comedy gold. I thought the introduction of Ben and Chris was going to be a shark jumping moment but it just made the show better and it definitely peaked in season four but it has been steadily decreasing since season 5 and I, literally, have to force myself to watch the last season because it is excruciatingly bad.

Next time I feel like binge watching it, I’ll stop at the end of season 4. But this article is definitely worth savoring.

Alleged thieves butt-dial boss, tell him about stealing company equipment

They made this case was easy to crack:

MIAMI, Fla. – An accidental cellphone call landed two Florida men in jail after their employer heard them discussing plans to steal and sell $8,000 in construction equipment, according to police.

David Fanuelsen, 39, and Dean Brown, 22, remained in jail on Monday facing charges of felony grand theft.

Their troubles started when Fanuelsen, a construction worker, unintentionally dialed his boss from a phone in his back pocket last Tuesday night, the Key West Police Department said.

The employer, Stace Valenzuela, told Reuters he overheard the men discussing plans to sell company equipment.

Fort Lauderdale cop suspended after video shows him slapping homeless man

From The Miami Herald:

A Fort Lauderdale police officer was “relieved of duty with pay” Monday afternoon after a video surfaced on YouTube showing the officer pushing and slapping a homeless man at a Broward bus terminal, Fort Lauderdale police confirmed Monday night.

The video, posted by chitownchico87able, shows the officer — being identified by WSVN-7 as Victor Ramirez — throwing the man, identified by police as Bruce Laclair, to the ground.

The officer can be seen sporting bright blue gloves and holding Laclair’s arm before throwing him to the ground.

“Relax. I am telling you right now what’s going to happen,” he said as Laclair, wearing gray sweats, sat on the ground. “I’m escorting you out right now. You are not going to go pee. You are not supposed to be here.”

The officer tells him to get up and then he can be seen slapping him in the face. Laclair falls over.

“I’m not [expletive] around with you. Don’t [expletive] touch me,” he said. “Put your hands behind your back.”


The 2014-15 Louisville Leopard Percussionists rehearsing Kashmir, The Ocean, and Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin.
The Louisville Leopard Percussionists began in 1993. They are a performing ensemble of approximately 55 student musicians, ages 7-12, living in and around Louisville, Kentucky. Each student learns and acquires proficiency on several instruments, such as marimbas, xylophone, vibraphone, drum set, timbales, congas, bongos and piano.