I received a call late last night which lifted my spirits.
The caller said that “The Gimp” had paid a visit to Stephen Sydebotham.
Stephen is now experiencing a case of acute testicular discomfort.
A number of other people have made unsolicited offers to administer home-grown justice.
I have turned down all offers, but I had no such opportunity this time.
I was just given the news of The Gimp’s fait accompli.
Even without the law, there is justice in Wisconsin.
I’m cranky no more.
Groove of the Day
I received a call a little while ago from a Homeland Security agent. He informed me that he, a Sauk County sheriff’s investigator, and a computer expert paid a visit to Stephen earlier today.
They interviewed Stephen for a long time while the computer expert examined his computer for child pornography. They did not find any child porn on the computer, but Stephen did tell them he is going to pay back any money “for which I don’t have receipts.”
Stephen has made a lot of statements which have turned out not to be true–but maybe the arrival of all these visitors has convinced him he’d better follow through on this one.
“Incidentally,” I asked the agent, “have you seen today’s blog post?” He said he hadn’t. The last one he’d read was about the kids in Sheboygan.
“Did Stephen tell you he’d received another visitor last night?” I asked. No, he said, Stephen hadn’t mentioned anything at all about that (though a neighbor had reported a disturbance last night).
“Did Stephen seem like he was in any particular pain?” I asked. No more than you might expect from a heavy person with only one leg, he answered.
Naturally the agent asked me a few questions about the identity of the visitor, which I was unable to answer.
After all, “The Gimp” is not his real name. And I was not there.