the air was filled with yelling and smoke and bullets

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September 9, 2006
Went to Trader Joe's last night to stock up for today's party.

Paper bags were more prominently displayed than plastic for doing our own bagging, so we used those.

"Paper or plastic?" is a famous question, but come to think of it I have no idea what criteria to use. Is plastic cheaper for the store? Which one is considered more eco-friendly? Or useful for reuse?

Transcript of the Moment
Tell us about the fight.
I didn't see no fight.
Well, tell us what you did see?
I went to a dance at the Turner house, and as the men swung around and changed partners, they would slap each other, and one fellow hit harder than the other one liked, and so the other hit back and somebody pulled a knife and a rifle that had been hidden under a bed, and the air was filled with yelling and smoke and bullets.
--Alleged court transcript, collected by Richard Lederer in "Funny Times". What a poetic final line! It's almost another example of Zeugma...