Small bites

Published 8:00 am Sunday, April 30, 2023

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by John Grimaldi, editorial contributor,

The Association of Mature American Citizens

The sky’s the limit for these seniors

It was a sight to behold at Skydive Perris in Orange County California when 101 freefalling 60-year-old senior citizens jumped from five airplanes in a record-breaking snowflake formation. The next day 95 of them broke another record when they leaped from their planes in a “sequential” formation. The organizers of these events are seeking recognition from the Guinness Book of World Records for these daring old men.



A thirsty tale

Shortly after the turn of the last century, Frederick Miller first brewed his famed High Life beer and called it the Champagne of Beers. More than a hundred years later it is still promotionally compared to Champagne, much to the chagrin of the French brewers of their famous bubbly wine. Although Miller Beer is not exported to France, a shipment of more than 2,000 cans of it was making its way via Belgium recently, much to the chagrin of the French Champagne brewers who asked the Belgian Customs Administration to seize the shipment and destroy it, which they did. For sure, the Comité Champagne said Merci.



Arnold is back

The former “Governator” of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is still ready to do what is needed to serve the state’s citizens. Most recently, the actor-turned-politician took it upon himself to roll up his sleeves, grab a shovel and fill in a pothole on a road near his home in Los Angeles. And it was all caught on film. As he put it in a Twitter post, “Today, after the whole neighborhood has been upset about this giant pothole that’s been screwing up cars and bicycles for weeks, I went out with my team and fixed it.  I always say, let’s not complain, let’s do something about it. Here you go.”



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