District residents know the strange courses laws can travel, from congressmen taking bizarre stances to stall votes, to other congressmen taking even wider stances in stalls. Proving the law can get weird around the rest of the country, too: Funny Police Reports.
A compilation of LOL-worthy (if not always ROFL-worthy) emergency dispatches culled from newspapers across the nation, just-launched FPR's actually an experiment by Colorado University's "Humor Research Lab" to try to create a funny site themselves, a project led by a professor with a Ph.D in Quantitative Psych, which's an entire field sprung from the scientific contention that Dule Hill's wit = outstanding ratings. Choice snippets include:
"An officer bumped into a woman in front of the station who reported having a particular medical problem that 'only occurs when she is in Massachusetts'."
Big Daddy's House
"A bicycle was reported missing in front of 'big daddy's house' on Millard Fillmore Place."
"A patient at an Orchard Park dentist's office reportedly was slapped twice while in the dentist chair on Lake Avenue."
This Is Why I Never Call
"A mother reported receiving annoying collect phone calls from her 28-year-old son, at 1:56am, none of which she accepted."
Should the site garner enough attention and traffic, the brainy Buffaloes intend to use the data it furnishes for future studies on what people find funny, hopefully moving beyond the obvious sub-genre already explored by Larry Craig: bathroom humor.
Published: February 17, 2011 at 4:00am EST
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