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  1. #1
    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default "A Broccoli Tale"

    Kinda "odd"... :

    http://www.pioneerlocal.com/parkridg...309-s1.article

    Veggie tale: Man roasts broccoli in front of fire station

    August 6, 2009

    By JENNIFER JOHNSON Staff Writer

    "A man with an appetite for broccoli set up a makeshift campfire Tuesday
    outside the front door of the Park Ridge IL Fire Department's Devon and
    Cumberland station, officials said.

    Fire Lt. John Ortlund said the man came to the station that morning and
    requested informational pamphlets about the city of Park Ridge. A
    firefighter provided the man with the materials he sought, Ortlund said, and
    the man went back outside to sit on the grass and read the pamphlets.

    Several minutes later the man rang the station's doorbell again, explaining
    that he needed to make a phone call and that his car had been stolen
    earlier, Ortlund said. After making the call the man walked back outside,
    but soon rang the station's doorbell again.

    Upon opening the door a firefighter encountered the man holding a drum-set
    stick with a piece of broccoli stuck to the end. The firefighter also
    noticed a small fire was burning on the brick walkway not far from the
    entrance, Ortlund said.

    "The man said he was cooking broccoli on a campfire and used the pamphlets
    we gave him to start a fire on the bricks," Ortlund explained, adding that
    the man had some broccoli in his pocket, as well.

    The fire, which burned itself out, reportedly caused no damage. No criminal
    charges were filed, and a police officer gave the broccoli cook a ride to
    the train station so he could return to Geneva, Illinois, Ortlund said.

    Park Ridge Police Cmdr. Lou Jogmen said the incident appeared to be more of
    a mental-health issue than a criminal act.

    Ortlund agreed it was probably the most unusual thing he's encountered at
    work.

    "That's the first time someone tried to cook broccoli on the front lawn of
    the firehouse," he said.

    </>




  2. #2
    Merryb Guest

    Default Re: "A Broccoli Tale"

    On Aug 7, 1:28*pm, "Gregory Morrow" <aa44...@eteter.dk> wrote:
    > Kinda "odd"... :
    >
    > http://www.pioneerlocal.com/parkridg...-ridge-broccol...
    >
    > Veggie tale: Man roasts broccoli in front of fire station
    >
    > August 6, 2009
    >
    > By JENNIFER JOHNSON Staff Writer
    >
    > "A man with an appetite for broccoli set up a makeshift campfire Tuesday
    > outside the front door of the Park Ridge IL Fire Department's Devon and
    > Cumberland station, officials said.
    >
    > Fire Lt. John Ortlund said the man came to the station that morning and
    > requested informational pamphlets about the city of Park Ridge. A
    > firefighter provided the man with the materials he sought, Ortlund said, and
    > the man went back outside to sit on the grass and read the pamphlets.
    >
    > Several minutes later the man rang the station's doorbell again, explaining
    > that he needed to make a phone call and that his car had been stolen
    > earlier, Ortlund said. After making the call the man walked back outside,
    > but soon rang the station's doorbell again.
    >
    > Upon opening the door a firefighter encountered the man holding a drum-set
    > stick with a piece of broccoli stuck to the end. The firefighter also
    > noticed a small fire was burning on the brick walkway not far from the
    > entrance, Ortlund said.
    >
    > "The man said he was cooking broccoli on a campfire and used the pamphlets
    > we gave him to start a fire on the bricks," Ortlund explained, adding that
    > the man had some broccoli in his pocket, as well.
    >
    > The fire, which burned itself out, reportedly caused no damage. No criminal
    > charges were filed, and a police officer gave the broccoli cook a ride to
    > the train station so he could return to Geneva, Illinois, Ortlund said.
    >
    > Park Ridge Police Cmdr. Lou Jogmen said the incident appeared to be more of
    > a mental-health issue than a criminal act.
    >
    > Ortlund agreed it was probably the most unusual thing he's encountered at
    > work.
    >
    > "That's the first time someone tried to cook broccoli on the front lawn of
    > the firehouse," he said.
    >
    > </>


    Guess when you have a craving for broccoli you'll find a way!

  3. #3
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: "A Broccoli Tale"

    On Aug 7, 1:28*pm, "Gregory Morrow" <aa44...@eteter.dk> wrote:
    > Kinda "odd"... :
    >
    > http://www.pioneerlocal.com/parkridg...-ridge-broccol...
    >
    > Veggie tale: Man roasts broccoli in front of fire station
    >
    > August 6, 2009
    >
    > By JENNIFER JOHNSON Staff Writer
    >
    > "A man with an appetite for broccoli set up a makeshift campfire Tuesday
    > outside the front door of the Park Ridge IL Fire Department's Devon and
    > Cumberland station, officials said.
    >
    > Fire Lt. John Ortlund said the man came to the station that morning and
    > requested informational pamphlets about the city of Park Ridge. A
    > firefighter provided the man with the materials he sought, Ortlund said, and
    > the man went back outside to sit on the grass and read the pamphlets.
    >
    > Several minutes later the man rang the station's doorbell again, explaining
    > that he needed to make a phone call and that his car had been stolen
    > earlier, Ortlund said. After making the call the man walked back outside,
    > but soon rang the station's doorbell again.
    >
    > Upon opening the door a firefighter encountered the man holding a drum-set
    > stick with a piece of broccoli stuck to the end. The firefighter also
    > noticed a small fire was burning on the brick walkway not far from the
    > entrance, Ortlund said.
    >
    > "The man said he was cooking broccoli on a campfire and used the pamphlets
    > we gave him to start a fire on the bricks," Ortlund explained, adding that
    > the man had some broccoli in his pocket, as well.
    >
    > The fire, which burned itself out, reportedly caused no damage. No criminal
    > charges were filed, and a police officer gave the broccoli cook a ride to
    > the train station so he could return to Geneva, Illinois, Ortlund said.
    >
    > Park Ridge Police Cmdr. Lou Jogmen said the incident appeared to be more of
    > a mental-health issue than a criminal act.
    >
    > Ortlund agreed it was probably the most unusual thing he's encountered at
    > work.
    >
    > "That's the first time someone tried to cook broccoli on the front lawn of
    > the firehouse," he said.
    >
    > </>


    Seems a normal way to cook up some broccoli.

  4. #4
    Bob Muncie Guest

    Default Re: "A Broccoli Tale"

    Chemo the Clown wrote:
    > On Aug 7, 1:28 pm, "Gregory Morrow" <aa44...@eteter.dk> wrote:
    >> Kinda "odd"... :
    >>
    >> http://www.pioneerlocal.com/parkridg...-ridge-broccol...
    >>
    >> Veggie tale: Man roasts broccoli in front of fire station
    >>
    >> August 6, 2009
    >>
    >> By JENNIFER JOHNSON Staff Writer
    >>
    >> "A man with an appetite for broccoli set up a makeshift campfire Tuesday
    >> outside the front door of the Park Ridge IL Fire Department's Devon and
    >> Cumberland station, officials said.
    >>
    >> Fire Lt. John Ortlund said the man came to the station that morning and
    >> requested informational pamphlets about the city of Park Ridge. A
    >> firefighter provided the man with the materials he sought, Ortlund said, and
    >> the man went back outside to sit on the grass and read the pamphlets.
    >>
    >> Several minutes later the man rang the station's doorbell again, explaining
    >> that he needed to make a phone call and that his car had been stolen
    >> earlier, Ortlund said. After making the call the man walked back outside,
    >> but soon rang the station's doorbell again.
    >>
    >> Upon opening the door a firefighter encountered the man holding a drum-set
    >> stick with a piece of broccoli stuck to the end. The firefighter also
    >> noticed a small fire was burning on the brick walkway not far from the
    >> entrance, Ortlund said.
    >>
    >> "The man said he was cooking broccoli on a campfire and used the pamphlets
    >> we gave him to start a fire on the bricks," Ortlund explained, adding that
    >> the man had some broccoli in his pocket, as well.
    >>
    >> The fire, which burned itself out, reportedly caused no damage. No criminal
    >> charges were filed, and a police officer gave the broccoli cook a ride to
    >> the train station so he could return to Geneva, Illinois, Ortlund said.
    >>
    >> Park Ridge Police Cmdr. Lou Jogmen said the incident appeared to be more of
    >> a mental-health issue than a criminal act.
    >>
    >> Ortlund agreed it was probably the most unusual thing he's encountered at
    >> work.
    >>
    >> "That's the first time someone tried to cook broccoli on the front lawn of
    >> the firehouse," he said.
    >>
    >> </>

    >
    > Seems a normal way to cook up some broccoli.


    I don't know if anyone mentioned it, but butter makes everything better :-)

    Bob

  5. #5
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: "A Broccoli Tale"

    In article <h5i743$m1f$[email protected]>,
    Bob Muncie <[email protected]> wrote:

    > > Seems a normal way to cook up some broccoli.

    >
    > I don't know if anyone mentioned it, but butter makes everything better :-)
    >
    > Bob


    So does Ranch Dressing.
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  6. #6
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: "A Broccoli Tale"

    On Aug 7, 3:40*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > In article <h5i743$m1...@news.eternal-september.org>,
    > *Bob Muncie <bob.mun...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > > Seems a normal way to cook up some broccoli.

    >
    > > I don't know if anyone mentioned it, but butter makes everything better:-)

    >
    > > Bob

    >
    > So does Ranch Dressing.
    > --
    > Peace! Om
    >
    > "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    > --Steve Rothstein
    >
    > recfoodreci...@yahoogroups.com
    > Subscribe: recfoodrecipes-subscr...@yahoogroups.com


    Well, why the hell didn't the firemen give him some butter or ranch
    dressing?? Jerks. And I used to like firemen...especially the females!!

  7. #7
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: "A Broccoli Tale"

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Chemo the Clown <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Aug 7, 3:40*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > In article <h5i743$m1...@news.eternal-september.org>,
    > > *Bob Muncie <bob.mun...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > > > Seems a normal way to cook up some broccoli.

    > >
    > > > I don't know if anyone mentioned it, but butter makes everything better
    > > > :-)

    > >
    > > > Bob

    > >
    > > So does Ranch Dressing.
    > > --
    > > Peace! Om
    > >
    > > "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot
    > > down."
    > > --Steve Rothstein
    > >
    > > recfoodreci...@yahoogroups.com
    > > Subscribe: recfoodrecipes-subscr...@yahoogroups.com

    >
    > Well, why the hell didn't the firemen give him some butter or ranch
    > dressing?? Jerks. And I used to like firemen...especially the females!!


    They publish some seriously sexy calendars... ;-)
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    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

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  8. #8
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: "A Broccoli Tale"

    On Fri, 7 Aug 2009 15:28:47 -0500, Gregory Morrow wrote:

    > Kinda "odd"... :
    >
    > http://www.pioneerlocal.com/parkridg...309-s1.article
    >
    > Veggie tale: Man roasts broccoli in front of fire station
    >
    > August 6, 2009
    >
    > By JENNIFER JOHNSON Staff Writer
    >
    > "A man with an appetite for broccoli set up a makeshift campfire Tuesday
    > outside the front door of the Park Ridge IL Fire Department's Devon and
    > Cumberland station, officials said.
    >


    tsk, tsk. another deranged vegetarian.

    your pal,
    blake

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