A Young Hero in Boston

Two boys in Boston were playing basketball when one of them was attacked by a rabid Rottweiler. Thinking quickly, the other boy picked up a board lying nearby, wedged it into the dog's collar and twisted it, breaking the dog's neck and thus ending the attack. His friend was saved.

A newspaper reporter from the Boston Globe witnessed the incident and rushed over to interview the boy. Realizing he had less than 20 minutes to get the story entered for the next edition, the reporter began entering the story into his laptop as he did the interview, beginning with the headline:

Brave Young Celtics Fan Saves Friend From Jaws Of Vicious Animal

"But I'm not a Celtics fan," interjected the little hero, looking over the reporter's shoulder as he typed.

"Sorry," replied the reporter, "but since we're in Boston, I just assumed you were."

Hitting the delete key, the reporter replaced the head:

John Kerry Supporter Rescues Friend From Horrific Dog Attack

"I don't like Kerry either," the boy responds.

"Huh," the reporter says. "I assumed everybody in this state was either for the Celtics, Kerry or Kennedy. OK, then, what team or person do you like?"

"I'm a Houston Rockets fan and I really like George W. Bush," the boy says.

Hitting the delete key, the reporter began again:

Arrogant Conservative Bastard Kills Beloved Family Pet

Posted May 24, 2004

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