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Some cheer for your Thursday

It’s been pretty dark this week at the Daily Item – we’ve had a homicide in the city and it’s been a full-court press to make sure we’re keeping up with the news from that.

So I think we need something to just laugh a little at and make us smile and keep things in perspective.

I found this picture on the Huffington Post – and it shows that sometimes, things don’t go 100 percent your way:

a-CAKE-CUTTING-DISASTER-640x468Yup – that’s a real wedding picture folks.

But did the couple throw a really big fit? Nope. They trudged on, according to their wedding photographer:

“I’m sure many people in that room were waiting to see what Ken and Amanda’s reaction would be, but they kept it together beautifully!”

Good for them. And it goes to show that not everything is easy or always goes your way – but it’ll work out. You’re still surrounded by people who care and you’re still going to move on.

Happy Thursday everyone, and prepare for Friday!

Bonus photo: Umbrella vs. Chainsaw

Last week I met with Ronald Lee Tanner of Turbotville to recount one of the scariest moments of his life: the day his mother’s boyfriend came after him with a chainsaw.

Long story short, Tanner successfully fended off Guy Allen Black and his chainsaw, in part using an umbrella in the back of his truck.

Tanner had the umbrella when I met with him and showed me the mangled remains of instrument. Here it is:

I would not have known what that was if he hadn’t just told me the story. It was incredible.

And it made me think: nowadays things keep getting smaller, cell phones, computers, umbrellas. We want tiny things to just pop in our pocket and carry with us.

But I don’t think my little pop up would have done much good against a chainsaw.

Sometimes, bigger is indeed better.

P.S. Everyone stay safe out there as Hurricane Sandy approaches!