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Beer-drinking wolf (no not me)

An alert reader in southern Indiana sent me a news item from the Louisville Courier-Journal about a beer-drinking wolf for sale in Montenegro. He noted that the C-J article only included the first paragraph in the block quote below about the wolf, then went on to a couple more paragraphs on something else before ending. The original Associated Press article had eleven more paragraphs that for whatever reason the C-J decided to not print, including further details on the poor wolf:
PODGORICA, Montenegro -- For sale: A beer-drinking wolf! The sign on a winding road leading from Montenegro's capital to the spectacular Adriatic Sea coastline illustrates how just about everything has its price in the world's newest country.


Back on the road toward the capital, Astor, the beer-drinking wolf up for sale to the highest bidder sipped Montenegrin beer poured through a metal cage into his wide open mouth with sharp white teeth.

"We figured, if everything is on sale, why not our beer-drinking wolf," said its keeper, who only gave her first name Zorica.

The whole story is available at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060926/ap_on_re_eu/montenegro_on_sale_lh1_1 . I haven't read it so I don't know if it ever explains how the wolf lost its home, job, and family and fell into the depths of alcoholism -- or, you know, whatever leads a wolf to drink beer.

I've had this story in two different places and have edited it extensively over the last four hours. Sorry for any confusion. My quality-control people all won the lottery and moved to Tahiti. The cads.



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Sep. 28th, 2006 11:25 am (UTC)
Of course, there's a potential song in here....

"What Kind of Beer Does Your Wolf Drink?"

Discuss.... :-)
Sep. 28th, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
For some reason, it sounds like a polka. But maybe that's because I just read Weird Al Yankovic's bio in the WeirdAlWiki. (Yes, he has his own Wiki. The mind boggles.)
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