Okay, so sadly the movie channels are NOT some gift the Laziness & Boredom Gods chose to bestow upon me.
However, I continue to be amused (and, honestly, really annoyed) by email forwards such as the following gem...because, let's be honest, there is such an alarmingly menacing gang presence out there in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
THIS INFORMATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!!!!!!
> DON'T FLASH HEADLIGHTS AT CARS WITH LIGHTS NOT ON!!
> Police officers working with the DARE program have
> issued this warning: If you are driving after dark
> and see an oncoming car with no headlights on, DO NOT
> FLASH YOUR LIGHTS AT THEM!
> This is a common Bloods member "initiation game" that
> goes like this:
> The new gang member under initiation drives along
> withno headlights, and the first car to flash their
> headlights at him is now his "target."
> He is now required to turn around and chase that car,
> then shoot and kill every individual in the vehicle in
> order to complete his initiation requirements. Police
> Depts. across the nation are being warned. Their
> intent is to have all the new bloods nationwide drive
> around on Friday and Saturday nights with their
> headlights off. In order to be accepted into the gang,
> they have to shoot and kill all individuals in the
> first auto that does a courtesy flash to warn them
> that their lights are off. Make sure you share this
> information with all the drivers in your family!
> Please forward this message to all your friends and
> family members to inform them about this initiation
Washington County Community Corrections
14949 62nd St. N Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 430-6905 phone
(651) 430-6999 fax
Marion L. Roovers
Neenah Police Dept.
2111 Marathon Ave.
Neenah, WI 54956