A Spokane couple got quite the surprise on their doorstep this weekend. They woke up to find a man trying to break into their home, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. "Once we saw the image we were like O-M-G, I couldn't believe my eyes," Dianne Lavalley said. "It was 6:41 in the morning on Sunday and the dog was barking like crazy," Dianne said. A man was trying to break into their home. The man quickly took off though and the Lavalley's didn't get a good glimpse of him but when they went back through their security camera, they saw a lot more of him than they expected. "We were just shocked when we first found the image, it was shocking that there was actually somebody there with their pants on their ankles," the couple said. ... The suspect is described as a white man, in his 20's, about 5'8'' to 5'10" and thin built. He was last seen wearing a two tone jacket, dark pants and a stocking cap with a fuzzy ball on top.One on top and two below. Which brings us to: = = = = = Next day: Looks like Mr Fuzzyball has been caught. He broke into an apartment and stripped, and the cops came in time to grab him. Mist Fuzzyball he gon have fiiiiiiiine time in jail. Hey Mist Fuzzyball, fuzzy me banana, daylight come and me wan go home. Six foot, seven foot, eight foot BUNCH! Daylight come and me wan go home.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.