Friday Motes, Like Usual

Gotta see this one: The trailer for a new movie called “Cocaine Bear” was released on Wednesday, and the film’s title is not a metaphor or clever wordplay: The movie is about a bear high on cocaine. The story about a high bear is very real. Its lore is likely to grow with the movie. What happened to the bear in its final days, or hours, after the cocaine binge is a mystery, but the origins of the cocaine are not. Mr. Thorton was a known drug smuggler and a former police officer. He was found dead the morning of Sept. 11, 1985, in the backyard of a house in Knoxville, Tenn., wearing a parachute and Gucci loafers. He also had several weapons and a bag containing about 35 kilograms of cocaine. I remember the incident so yeah, I’ll watch this onre.

The innocent pay: A car hit a mother and her four children on a Brooklyn street Wednesday, but so far no one has been arrested. At least two of the victims suffered serious injuries after police say the driver of a 2016 white Mercedes-Benz ran a stop sign and a school bus stop sign that afternoon near Avenue J and New York Avenue. The mother was crossing the street after collecting her eight-year-old child and five-year-old child, who had just gotten off their school bus when they were hit by a car whose driver kept on going. A few blocks away law enforcement had reportedly tried to pull over a white Mercedes, but the driver fled, continuing on Avenue J before going past the stop sign and allegedly hitting the victims. I’ve been watching the new “On Patrol-Live” and noticed the supervisors are calling off “pursuits” the moment the traffic, pedestrian and vehicle, starts being a factor. As they should.

Really green: The armed forces of India published videos this week showing the nation’s soldiers ordering birds of prey known as “kites” to seize and destroy small drones mid-air. the Indian military’s war birds, identifying them as trained eagles who can spot small drones and snatch them out of the sky. Now that’s really going green.

Help wanted ad: “Do you have what it takes to do the impossible? A virulent vehemence for vermin? A background in urban planning, project management, or government? And most importantly, the drive, determination and killer instinct needed to fight the real enemy – New York City’s relentless rat population?” The position’s qualifications range from the mundane (a bachelor’s degree or experience in urban planning) to the outlandish (a “swashbuckling attitude, crafty humor, and a general aura of badassery”). The position could pay anywhere from $120,000 to $170,000 a year and requires three references. Pretty good pay for a “Rat Czar”.

A proper solution: Dr. Eric Andrew Salata, 54,  a board-certified physician was accused of raping his patients at his office in Naples, Florida while they were under anesthesia. He was reportedly found dead in a ditch with a gunshot wound to his head. 

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