Opossum Causes Bar Fire

A false positive on a Google News vanity search alert which is nonetheless interesting:

Owner: Opossum may have caused fire that closed Roxanne’s bar (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

A bar on the rise is temporarily out of business after a fire damaged the building Monday, possibly because an opossum chewed on electrical wires, the bar’s owner said.

“I’m upset,” James Joyner, 63, said. “The way it’s all smoked up, it looks like it’s totaled. All I can say is that I can’t tell what kind of liquor there is in there because the bottles are all blackened.”

I hate it when that happens.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. Ron says:

    Out of a desire to help my fellow man, I best get down there and help ID what’s in those bottles!

  2. thunderbird says:

    Hey THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES were right OPOSSUM dose make good eatin just cook it right WELL DONE

  3. Dodd says:

    This is the worst fake I.D. I’ve ever seen. You realize you made yourself sixty-eight.
    Oh, I know, I know. I goofed it.
    What do you need a fake I.D. for?
    So I can vote