During a recent township meeting, a Pennsylvania State Trooper stopped by to introduce himself to supervisors and local residents. The trooper said jokingly he was there for a simple meet and greet and was not there "to pick anyone up." One of the supervisors quipped: "Well that's a good thing because I'm sure there are a few of us in here who could be picked up."
While opening bids for a county car, board members quipped at the price of a bid for a full-size sport utility vehicle. The price of the car - $28,733 - was significantly higher than other bids. "I don't think I paid that much for the first three or four houses I bought," the board member joked. "In fact I know I didn't."
Politically creative anachronism?
Following a re-enactment of a historic battle, one spectator shouted, "Let's see Obama apologize for that one."
A municipal official arrived at a county meeting right on time for the portion of the meeting in which he was interested. However, he was late with respect to the beginning of the meeting. By way of explanation, the official said, "It took me a while to get through Occupy Warren. They're picketing."
Size-appropriate portals and reverse camera envy
The entrance into a traveling planetarium that made stops around Warren County this week is sized for youngsters and designed to maintain internal air pressure. It is not set up for ease of access for adults with cameras, notebooks and other stuff. The newspaper reporter struggled to get in. The TV cameraman really had to wedge through.
While on assignment at the traveling planetarium, a photographer was trying to get a decent shot of the lights projected on the inside of the dome. There was not enough light. He kept trying. The auto-focus lamp sends a blue light to the subject to help the camera get a lock. Knowing this, the photographer focused on a subject on the floor where no one was looking, then moved the camera to the ceiling. He held it a little too long and a huge blue planet(?) appeared right next to the moon.