Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for November 22, 2009
Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling Boca Raton Barbara at the Oklahoma Roundup Set yerself down and I'll tell you about a rodeo back in the old west. The toughest cowboys gathered to compete, and when the dust settled, the two BEST were deadlocked in a TIE. Haney Jackson: A half-cocked reporter from Colorado, tough as cactus. Boca Raton Barbara: A lady from the east, but one mean cowpuncher. What a ruckus over how to break the tie -- they were dead even in ropin' and ridin'. Then Barb made her challenge. Barbara: How about one more event - the RESTAURANT-WALK RACE Harvey knew had to accept. Here's how it worked. Barb and Haney start at equal distances from a mock-up storefront of Michael's, the only restaurant west of the Mississippi that served Cobb salads. When the start gun sounds, it's a race to the door to give their name to the hostess...and get a better spot on line for a table. BLAM Need ICE in yer veins, I tell ya! See, you CAN'T RUN -- just a brisk walk - and ya gotta pretend to be OBLIVIOUS to yer OPPONENT. Haney's got longer legs, but Barbara's got the moxie. They're about to collide, and Barb keeps pumpin' her legs, but Haney breaks down at the last second and LOOKS at her! DISQUALIFIED! That's right -- the Okalhoma Roundup was lost on the flick of an eyeball. And the victor was declared -- Boca Raton Barabara! Barbara: Marble cake and decaf ON ME!
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