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Judge Bans New Year’s Eve
Possum Drop

Fox News, by Todd Starnes

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/27/2012 8:19:25 PM

New York City may drop a giant Waterford crystal ball on New Year’s Eve, but the folks around Brasstown, NC prefer their method – dropping a live possum. “It ain’t the new year until the possum drops” has been the saying around town for the past 19 years – but not anymore. (Snip) “We’re not gonna break no laws.” Logan said he just doesn’t understand all the fuss about using a life possum. For years, they put the critter in a decorated cage and lowered him down at the stroke of midnight. Afterwards, they released the possum into the woods. But PETA argued it was cruel.

You´d think that one would learn their lesson after watching "WKRP in Cincinatti" drop live turkeys out of a helicopter.

Arthur ´Big Guy´ Carlson: "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 12/27/2012 8:27:34 PM     (No. 9086684)

Oh, darn....and I´d so looked forward to this.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley, 12/27/2012 8:29:09 PM     (No. 9086687)

So do it anyway.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 12/27/2012 8:30:35 PM     (No. 9086691)

Ask some bikers what happened when PETA tried to boycott them at a rally...

Then go ahead and drop the possum!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Calico Al, 12/27/2012 8:35:34 PM     (No. 9086696)

Put a PETA person in cage,cut rope. Enjoy New Year.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: texaspast, 12/27/2012 8:42:11 PM     (No. 9086707)

So drop a dead one. Problem solved. PUNK! He was only playing dead! Gotcha!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pinger, 12/27/2012 8:49:05 PM     (No. 9086713)

The opossum will most likely be playing dead anyway.....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/27/2012 8:49:54 PM     (No. 9086715)

It could be an "Oops!"...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mushroom, 12/27/2012 8:56:58 PM     (No. 9086727)

Brasstown is a good example of what happens when lefties take over. It is a very artsy area and is promoted for the jewelry and incense crowd.
What was once folk art and metal working has devolved to mass produced jewelry and junk for the tourist crowd.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bullhead, 12/27/2012 9:19:12 PM     (No. 9086745)

Opossums around the world feel vindicated and their self-esteem is greatly enhance.
I wish Pogo was alive to see it. s/o

OP, didn´t WKRP drop frozen turkeys? Thanks for referring to that great TV show.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MissBlue, 12/27/2012 9:34:53 PM     (No. 9086759)

When are we going to stop reacting to PETA´s pronouncements? Who really cares what they say?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Lefticide, 12/27/2012 9:55:38 PM     (No. 9086775)

Screw peta and the govt. Do it anyway.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 12/27/2012 10:01:28 PM     (No. 9086777)

A judge actually heard this case and ruled on it?

If the Opossum is unhurt what´s the harm? I am so sick of "new people" moving into an area and demanding things be changed simply because they don´t like it....Move next to airport and then moan about the noise etc.

BTW...# 10 they were live turkey´s on WKRP..they just re-ran the episode several times on "Antenna TV" (WGN) over Thanksgiving. It was still funny...I can´t believe it was thirty four years ago already.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: chumley, 12/27/2012 10:01:47 PM     (No. 9086778)

#8, Madrid, New Mexico became the same thing. It was a dead coal mining town and in the 60´s when the hippies moved in. They opened up shops in their houses and sold all sorts of things they made. (probably some they grew, also). I went back there a few years ago and was very disappointed. With just a few exceptions, all the hippies are fake. Some even had wigs. There was a fake gay guy running one store and everything for sale all over town is made in China or Mexico.
The whole place has become a complete let down. You cant even get into the saloon any more because of all the yuppie bikers posing in their leather and trying to look tough.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/28/2012 12:34:23 AM     (No. 9086927)

#10: it was live turkeys. The first ones they dropped plunged to their deaths and then the helicopter landed. The remaining turkeys escaped and started attacking the humans, particularly Les Nessman and the WKRP crew.

"It was like they were .... organized." Les says breathlessly.

So funny. Yes, I just watched this episode too.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 12/28/2012 3:05:47 AM     (No. 9086972)

I live in Brasstown. The possum drop is an absolutely innocuous event that is very popular. I am not aware the art-farts at the folk school had anything to do with the ban. It´s just the air head PETA people and their holier than thou ideologues morally masturbating themselves again.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: varkdriver, 12/28/2012 6:14:18 AM     (No. 9087024)

I live not far from PETA headquarters in Norfolk. I only hope that some day the USS Wisconsin ´accidentally´ swivels the 16-inch turrets towards the building on the Elizabeth River and ´accidentally´ obliterates it [at night, of course, with no people in it].

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