Tuesday, December 09, 2008

cheddar menace

Seven officers arrived and found as many as 40 people knocking over chairs and yelling in front of the restaurant's music stage, where a robotic singing chicken and the chain's namesake mouse performed.

This morning's Wall Street Journal, on the tide of violence that has sprung up chain wide at Chuck E. Cheese.

I received the blurb in an email message from a friend[1] who described it as "the best sentence ever written in a newspaper", and who pointed out that: "another comment later in the article made by a cop in a different city said 'we have a biker bar down the street that gets fewer calls than Chuck E. Cheese'."

[1] who should be tweeting. just sayin'.

1 comment:

I, Rodius said...

I heard the tale, though I forget where (perhaps from Social Worker Sister-in-Law), of a mother who, horrified by the experience, never wanted to set foot in Chuck E. Cheese's ever again, so she told her child that it had burned down. After that, she was always careful to alter her driving route to never pass the building, but she lived in constant fear that the child would discover her deception, through the word-of-mouth of her schoolmates.

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