Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In the Yellow Pages under concrete

Just a few days ago, I told my wife that it was about time for the annual search for Jimmy Hoffa's body.  That seems to happen just about like clockwork every summer here in Detroit.  Sure enough, WXYZ posted the following video, along with eight others so far, about that story yesterday.

Search continues for Jimmy Hoffa remains

The report itself mentions the searches last year and the year before, both of which were unsucessful.  I suspect this one will be, too.  In fact, I think these are all wild goose chases by old "made men" who want to play one last joke on their adversaries the Feds.  That the Feds and the local media play into this just encourages them.  It also reinforces my opinion that Americans love their entertainment, and while these searches are a waste of everyone's time, they're great entertainment.

Speaking of entertainment, the location the FBI is excavating fits the Milton Berle joke about the subject, which I heard him tell live back in 1984.

"Waitng for Pia Zadora to make it big is like leaving the porch light on for Jimmy Hoffa.  In case you don't know who Jimmy Hoffa is, you can find him in the Yellow Pages under concrete."

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