He can’t be tied down

Many of us columnists have files stuffed with Christmas items that came to our attention too late to be used during the season but are sure to be misplaced before the next year. But I have one such clipping that's actually perfectly suited to the post-Christmas season.

According to an Associated Press story, early last December a student borrowed a baby Jesus figurine from the town square nativity display in Belleville, Illinois, and took it to Applebee's Grill and Bar. "It was a case of having a couple of cocktails in a boring town," said the student. "We were driving around and it was like 'Hey, let's take baby Jesus out for a drink.'"


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