Tuesday, April 22, 2008

More St. Paul

Great Wall of Pottery Debuts in St. Paul

The Great Wall of Pottery was unveiled last weekend at the American Craft Show in St. Paul.

Alternate Jurors Take Minnesota Vacation.

The alternate jurors posed for photographs at the St. Paul American Craft Show.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Jury Alternates Selected.

Five alternate jurors posed for a photograph at the courthouse this afternoon. All jurors and alternates refused to answer questions from the press.

Exclusive Jury Photo.

After several days of secret deliberation a jury has been selected for the much anticipated Teapot Murder Trial. Ten jurors have been selected from a large pool of citizens called for jury duty during the week of April 7th.

Sunday, April 6, 2008


l. We have so much in common.

r. We're so different.

l. You're so ruggedly handsome.

r. You're so shiny and smooth.

l. No one will understand.

r. Nothing can happen until after the trial.

l. We have to behave like adults.

r. It's going to be difficult.

l. I have to keep you out of jail.

r. I don't trust myself, we can't be alone again.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Friday Night.

l. How was your day?

r. O.K., I made some good tips at lunch.

l. Nobody paid any attention to my playing today.

c. So, did you get it?

l. I think I have to try a different neighborhood. Get what?

c. A summons.

l. Yeah, I got one.

r. It's working well for me outside of that restaurant, if nobody hassles me I'll try to stay there. You got a summons yesterday?

l. Yeah.

r. That's strange, I got one yesterday too.

l. Are you going to try to get out of it?

r. I don't think so, I've used up all my excuses.

c. What's your day?

r. April 15th.

l. Me too.

r. That's great, we'll mail our tax returns, then spend the day playing cards at the court house. We could go out to lunch together.

c. I'm bringing my lunch. Too many bills to pay. You wouldn't believe the pile on my desk.

r. I brought the beer.

l. I'll have to pay next week, I'm broke.

r. That's o.k., we can play together outside the courthouse at lunch and pick up some extra change.

c. Do you think they'll let us bring our instruments inside? Our horns may set off the metal detectors.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Conversation Overheard.

l. Did you check your mail today?

r. No, my mail comes in the afternoon but it's been late the past week.

l. I got a summons for jury duty.

r. I think my regular mail guy is on vacation because I'm finding it on the floor instead of the mail box.

l. What a pain. I've got a million things to do. I can't afford to take a day off work.

r. I wonder when the regular mail guy is coming back? He’s been gone for weeks.

l. I think they pay 15 bucks for a day. I've got bills to pay, last time they called me for jury duty I sat around for a day and they never called anyone to a jury.

r. Maybe he had an accident. I wouldn’t want to deliver mail in this neighborhood with the dogs, holes in the sidewalks, and this winter we’ve had.

l. Big waste of time if you ask me. I didn't bring enough food, ate ten packs of peanut butter crackers from the vending machine, cost me about a quarter of my days pay for the crackers.

r. Maybe the mail man quit.

l. I'm going to bring a good lunch the day I go. Chips, a sandwich, cookies, maybe a hard boiled egg.

r. You should stop complaining. Someone has to sit on the jury.

l. I get hungry, at 10 am I'm starving. I can't go till noon with out eating if I sit on a jury.

r. If they only had people who sat around all day and watched Maury Povich, think of the mess we'd be in. Working people have got to be on juries.

l. How am I supposed to pay attention with low blood sugar?

r. I haven't been called for jury duty for ages. I can't remember the last time, maybe 8 or 9 years ago.

l. I get picked all the time. I'm not sure why.

r. I'm gonna go home and check my mail. I'm expecting a tax rebate check. I want to get it before it's stolen.

l. Maybe you’ll get a summons too.

r. The people in my building never throw out the junk mail. The foyer's a mess, it gets on my nerves.

l. See you at the gig tonight.

r. I wouldn't mind a few days on the dole. If you don't want to do the jury, I'll go instead. Look at us, we wear the same color hat, no one would notice the difference.