For every season, turn, turn turn.
Much like the swallows returning to Capistrano, or the sweeping beauty of the Adirondack Mountains during the changing colors of the fall foliage, so it is with dumb criminals, who sure as the Earth continues it's steady march around our lifegiving sun, continue to be arrested by police following their tracks in the freshly fallen snow.
The joyous annual event was celebrated last Tuesday outside Chicago, where two 18-year-olds, Michael Javon Smith and Jamir Johnson were apprehended with an unnamed 16-year-old, after a witness called Evanston, IL police and reported seeing three people running through the snow carrying a television.
The cops, responding to the call with the same familiar ecstasy one experiences when biting into that first fresh strawberry of the summer, said they followed the tracks in the snow to a nearby house where they found the suspected burglars hiding in the attic.
It's an old tune, but I sure do love humming it again.
Man! It's times like this that make all of us here at Dumb As A Blog really feel like 2011 has arrived. Sure, we made it through the holidays, and New Year's Eve, and the NFL playoffs are underway, but it just doesn't feel like the calendar has really turned until we see that first moron getting nabbed by cops after leaving obvious footprints to follow through the snow.
I feel so much better now that I'm actually already looking forward to the spring and early summer, which is traditionally the time of year when muttonheads start leaving their marijuana in courthouse security trays.
Happy 2011, everybody!