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raccoonradio

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Posted - 01/26/2008 :  23:28:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,325845,00.html

Indiana Boys Left With Bleeding Tongues After Licking Flagpole

Excerpt: "CHESTERTON, Ind. Two fourth-grade boys mimicking a scene from the movie "A Christmas Story" wound up with their tongues stuck to a frozen flagpole. Gavin Dempsey and James Alexander were serving on flag duty at Jackson Elementary School Friday morning, with the job of raising and lowering the school's flags. They decided to see if their tongues really would stick to the cold metal...Karen Alexander, James' mother , said her son told her he got the idea from the movie, which is based on stories about a boy growing up in the northwest Indiana community of Hammond in the 1940s."

S C Jones

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Posted - 01/28/2008 :  16:41:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't you just love little humans? Just gotta see for ourselves! There was a bit about the Chesterton "trials" even in the Tennessee papers! And, yes, of course there was a mention of ACS.




Grand Park Subdivision 1940-1961 Boondocks of Hessville!
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svea3

USA
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Posted - 02/05/2008 :  11:28:19  Show Profile  Send svea3 an ICQ Message  Click to see svea3's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
The story made it into the depths of Michigan too!
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duane

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Posted - 01/15/2009 :  22:12:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They did it again. This just in from Associated Press on January 15, 2008!

This is no joke. It is an Associated Press story from today.
Life imitates art.

A triple-dog dare: Boy's tongue stuck on pole
Event was reminiscent of a scene out of the movie 'A Christmas Story'

updated 4:15 p.m. CT, Thurs., Jan. 15, 2009
HAMMOND, Ind. - In a scene straight out of the movie "A Christmas Story," a 10-year-old boy got his tongue stuck to a metal light pole.
Police said the unidentified fourth-grader was able to tell them that a friend dared him to lick the pole Wednesday night. Temperatures in Hammond were around 10 degrees at the time.
By the time an ambulance arrived, the boy was able to yank his tongue off the frozen pole.
Police said ambulance personnel explained to the boy's mother how to care for his bleeding tongue.
The 1983 movie is set in a fictional city based on Hammond, the hometown of author Jean Shepherd.
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svea3

USA
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Posted - 03/27/2009 :  20:42:17  Show Profile  Send svea3 an ICQ Message  Click to see svea3's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by S C Jones

Don't you just love little humans? Just gotta see for ourselves! There was a bit about the Chesterton "trials" even in the Tennessee papers! And, yes, of course there was a mention of ACS.


MY GRANDPA USED TO SAY IT WAS THE HICKS FROM THE STICKS... SORT OF WORSE THAN THE BOONDOCKS!

Grand Park Subdivision 1940-1961 Boondocks of Hessville!


Edited by - svea3 on 03/27/2009 20:45:49
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