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Tales from the Frozen North

Right in my old back yard, no less!

Some would-be XBox 360 scalpers were robbed at gunpoint after failing in their attempt to double their money by selling 5 XBox 360s to people standing in line to buy them. Nobody likes a scalper, I guess. No word on wether or not the gunmen then played Santa Claus by turning over their ill-gotten gains to some needy gamers. I'm guessing not.

I'd be sympathetic to the plight of these boys, except for the fact that they were scalping! So now their actions have deprived four gamers from having a potentially incendiary home electronics device. But seriously, someone needs to take the rage out of A-Rage.

Comments

yep that is right up there as the stupidest thing I have heard come out of Anchorage. Funny enough it comes at the same time as one of the strangiest/silliest one of the man who made a 16 foot snowman.
Zach Pennington said…
A 16-foot snowman could totally dominate in the all-arctic NBA.
Maia said…
It's like the Dadster was saying to me just the other night: A-Rage is a down-and-dirty town. He offered to buy me a(nother) gun, but I declined... I think I'm okay with just a dog.
Zach Pennington said…
Maybe you should name your dog 'Gun'. That could be useful...
Maia said…
I just gave it a try... I called, "here, Gun!" But she just looked at me with one eye like I'd offered to fix her some celery for dinner. She is a biter, though. She's got that going for her.
R. MacKay said…
At least you can keep warm with an Xbox up there in the frozen tundra.

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