NC judge halts Brasstown's Opossum Drop
RALEIGH -- Between the bear stew, the musket blasts and the cross-dressing truck drivers, the Brasstown Opossum Drop offered the state’s liveliest party on New Year’s Eve – without a drop of mountain moonshine.
But this year, revelers will mark the year’s last minutes without Brasstown’s fur-covered bigwig, the festival’s namesake. The ‘possum drop will have no ‘possum – not a live one, at least.Judging from the reaction, you'd think they were dropping a live possum off a twenty story building to smash into bits below. No, they put the possum inside a clear box and lower it down a la the apple in NYC on New Year's Eve. And that, apparently, has PETA's knickers in a twist, so much so that they sued the town on the basis of running an unlicensed zoo.
That's not what prompted this post, though. We expect PETA to act all batshit insane over stuff like this; it's what they do. No, it was the NC judge likening the possum to Patrick Henry that earned it the "WTF Moment of the Day" - because, you know, George Washington crossed the Delaware to secure the rights of all marsupials to be shot as varmints rather than trapped and put in fiberglass cages.
It makes my head hurt, it does.
That is all.
Thanks to Stretch for the article, who had the best subject line ever: Black robes cause insanity