Ain't That America A Narrative Of Summer 2011 Told Solely Through The Last Lines Of Items On Jim Romenesko's Obscure Store by Alex Balk August 22, 2011 “A fight started and the cop and his friend each punched a man in the face.” “He did it because his friend was taking too long to return with beer.” “An affidavit adds: ‘He stated that Burger King isn’t a public place and that his genitals get itchy and he sometimes has to scratch them.’“ “The judge said the guy ‘tried to break down the process’ by bringing in somebody else’s urine, and being sentenced to prison for three years could send a message to others.” “He told police he had used meth earlier in the day and didn’t know why he was driving the ambulance.” “When they refused Bausch’s request, he forced his way into the home, shoved the blind woman to the ground, took the bird and fled in his truck.” “The pastor allegedly admitted to the two older girls that he hid a camera at the church and taped them disrobing and washing the honey off.” “People have peed in it, too, and some who’ve cut themselves have also used the fountain to rinse off blood.” “‘Fuck you,’ she repeatedly told a firefighter who told her to leave the home. ‘I’m looking for my cat.’” “The manager believed the cup was thrown at her and responded by hitting the woman.” “Police put the guy in a ‘rubber room’ and waited until the ring left his body.” “Genital herpes followed — as did the lawsuit.” “‘It was not immediately known why the man was naked,’ this story reports.” “That’s when the law got involved.” Photo by Rob Byron, via Shutterstock facebook twitter google+ pinterest email The "quiet" one. Read more by Alex Balk on The Awl On Doing Ecstasy As An Old PersonStream The New Waxahatchee RecordColoring EnjoyedFollowing Ancient British Tradition, Prime Minister Sets Fox On Duck To Usher In Election SeasonIs The Internet Trying To Kill You? ain't that america Jim Romenesko Listicle Without Commentary obscure store summer of meth That's When The Law Got Involved the content wars Promise Kept Announcements Meet the Awl Newsletter crop chef Eat the Mango (No, Not That One) listicles without commentary English Monarch Signatures, Ranked Tell Us More How to Sell Bottled Water to Thirsty Bros the actual internet What's Happening on Ghost Twitter? Culture (and TV) Daphne and Celeste, "You and I Alone" The Concessionist I Love My Parents Yet Also May I Murder Them?