Police’s version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”

Posted On December 17, 2009

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The Christmas Spirit seems to be in full swing at a Police Department in Wisconsin, USA.

Kenosha Police Department’s officers have made a Christmas video that features their version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.

The cops sing about gifts from their chief that include bullets, guns, jelly doughnuts, night shifts and coffee breaks. One officer is shown with his feet up on a desk sipping coffee. Another is sitting in front of a box of doughnuts, his nose and cheek smeared with jelly.

A blurb on the Police Department’s web site invites people who need a laugh “during this hectic time of year” to click on the video.

After “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, traditional versions of two more carols play as pictures, which include some officers, float across the screen.

However, if you try to browse the Police Department’s web site [http://kenoshapolice.com] today, the message you will receive is the following “The site you are trying to reach does not exist or has been disabled”.  Must have been a top hit!

Santa lost his reindeer

Posted On December 17, 2009

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Santa Claus is in trouble with the law in one western Wisconsin city, US.

Police in Sparta city, Wisconsin, said they cited a man dressed as Santa after witnesses told officers he stumbled out of a vehicle, approached several children playing in a yard, hugged them and demanded to know the whereabouts of his reindeer.

The man was cited for open intoxicants. The driver of the car in which he was riding was arrested for drunken driving.

Bubbly personality

Posted On December 17, 2009

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Small-batch Champagnes from the source.

The Champagne world has long been dominated by a handful of big-name négociants, who buy grapes from hundreds of small growers and blend them to achieve a consistent house style.

There’s nothing wrong with this practice, of course. But lately, many independent grape growers have begun producing their own bubbly.

Champagnes with a Bubbly Personality

Because the grapes come from their own estates and the wine is made in small batches, “grower” Champagne is often more distinctive and terroir-driven and a great pour for impressing your friends around the festive holidays.

You can identify a grower Champagne by the tiny “RM” on its label (versus “NM” for négociants). Here are a few good ones to try >

Egly-Ouriet Vignes de Vrigny ($53) Pinot Meunier, typically a supporting grape, is the star in this crazy-flavorful gem made solely from the variety (binnys.com)

L. Aubry Fils Rosé ($51) The Aubrey brothers have gained a reputation for their unique and nervy wines, including this seriously sophisticated rosé Champagne (saratogawine.com)

Marc Hebrart Cuvee de Reserve Brut ($43) The village of Mareuil is noted for its distinctive Pinot Noir, the grape that dominates this ripe-yet-racy cuvée (wineaccess.com)

Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Premier Cru Brut ($42) A Chardonnay specialist, Gimonnet takes advantage of its old vines to produce this blanc de blancs. The nonvintage brut is creamy, full and polished (jjbuckley.com)