Okay, so I admit it. I wasn't paying attention this week. I went fishing in the Upper Peninsula where there was no TV or newspapers, and I just didn't listen to the radio. (But they have an excellent public radio station up there: WXPR.)
So, I know nothing. But before I left I did read an interesting story about Karleton Armstrong. You know Karl Armstrong. The guy who blew up a building and killed an innocent man in the name of peace and justice and then went on to make smoothies and play golf? Yeah, that Karleton Armstrong.
Turns out Karl was driving his motor home back from Illinois when he was stopped by a cop. Well, one thing led to another, and before you know it the cop had discovered $800,000 in cash, neatly packaged in vacuum sealed plastic pouches hidden away in the frame of a bed.
Karl had no idea it was there! Talk about his lucky day! Karl thought maybe Leo Burt had been stowed away there, but 800 coconuts?! Whoa!
There are a couple of legal formalities Karl needs to go through before he can get to keep his find. The cops are suspicious, but let's be serious. Is it really all that unusual for somebody to be driving around Illinois with the better part of a million dollars in cash hidden in a motor home bed? I guess what's got them curious is that Armstrong isn't an Illinois politician, so maybe he'll have to answer a couple extra questions about this.
The other little glitch is that it was reported that the cash smelled strongly of cannabis. There are any number of perfectly plausible explanations for this. None come to mind at the moment and, hey, let's not worry about it, man. You got any snacks? I'm really, really hungry.
Anyway, the lesson here is that there could be hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash sewn into your couch right now and you don't even know it! So, I say grab a knife and have at it!
That's all I've got for now. Have a great Memorial Day weekend, kids!