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You know your burglary has gone bad when your only option is to call in a GETAWAY TOW TRUCK to help you out.
Last week, a man from
But when he tried to get away, his truck got stuck in some MUD. He tried a bunch of things to free it . . . including dumping rock salt under his tires, sliding planks of wood underneath, and even jamming a throw rug down there. But nothing worked.
So finally, he called a tow truck. He told the dispatcher he was helping his aunt move . . . which is why he had all the stuff in his truck . . . and got stuck.
The tow truck driver got his pickup free, but thought it seemed suspicious. He got even MORE suspicious after he unhooked his tow truck and the guy peeled out ACROSS THE LAWN instead of taking the driveway. So he called the cops.
They tracked the pickup back to its owners . . . who turned out to be the burglar's parents. They told the cops their son just got out of jail a few days earlier. The police are still looking for him.
You may have noticed BRANTLEY GILBERT is always wearing chains and dog tags and brass knuckles. It's a lot of heavy metal . . . and it must be tough to get through airport security, right?
Apparently not, because Brantley has been CHEATING THE SYSTEM. First of all, he doesn't take it all onto the plane. He tosses it into his luggage at the airport and then checks his bags just like everyone else.
But he also knows how to disguise certain items so they don't look menacing.
He says, quote, "I got a pair of brass knuckles that has a knob on it, like, you can use it for a belt buckle, and I hook it to a belt, and that's how I get my brass knuckles everywhere."
A movie about the life of GEORGE JONES is in development . . . with George's wife
The script doesn't gloss things over either. It covers George's brilliant music career as well as his "descent into alcohol and drug abuse" . . . and then his eventual recovery. No word yet when production will start. (Billboard)
DARIUS RUCKER is in the middle of his "True Believers" Tour . . . but he's already talking to SHERYL CROW about co-headlining together in the future.
Darius says, quote, "I said 'yeah,' and I think she said 'yeah' too. So now it's in the hands of all the booking agents, but I hope it happens." (Taste of Country)
Yesterday, the Oxford American Dictionary picked their WORD OF THE YEAR for 2012. So, um . . . no one come up with any cool words for the next month-and-a-half, okay?
And they picked . . . GIF. Seriously.
Even if you don't know what a GIF is, you've probably seen them. They're those small, animated images that people post online. Every time someone makes a dumb face, a cat yawns, or an athlete falls down, it's GIF material.
GIF is actually an acronym for "Graphics Interchange Format." They've been around for 25 years, but they kind of got replaced by the JPEG format. Then they started becoming a part of pop culture a few years ago.
And by the way . . . no one can agree on how to PRONOUNCE the word. The founders of the GIF format wanted it to be pronounced "jif" . . . but most people pronounce it like the word "gift." Both pronunciations are listed in the dictionary.