Webster, NY – Toby Lockhart is a 2020 graduate of St. John Fisher College, where he majored in Media Management. He would like to wait until the pandemic is a bit more under control before he begins applying for jobs in his field. His father Dave, however, has different plans.
“Paychex is hiring. I’ve been telling Toby to fill out an application since June, but he still hasn’t,” Dave told an Inner Loop reporter. “I keep telling him that employers don’t like to see gaps in your employment history, but he doesn’t seem to care. He just keeps playing Sonic or whatever on PlayStation.”
“Why would I work at Paychex?” Toby asked an Inner Loop reporter, rhetorically. “I didn’t even study that stuff. Why even go to college if you’re just going to do something that has nothing to do with your major?”
“He needs to get out there, show up at the office, and tell the manager he would love to work at Paychex,” said Dave. “That’s how you land a job. Even if it’s just an entry-level position that pays minimum wage, he can always work his way up the ladder.”
Irondequoit, NY – Every summer, Irondequoit Bay is packed with intoxicated boaters. For most, it’s understood that if you go boating on the bay, you do it drunk. That wasn’t the case for Sam Finch this past Saturday, however.
“I saw this boat pass us, obeying all the boating regulations. It looked suspicious, so we pulled up next to it,” said Monroe County Deputy, Tim Haskins. “I looked into the driver’s eyes, and they were clear – not glassy at all. I asked, “Have you had anything to drink?” To which the driver replied, “I’ve had like three or four beers.” I didn’t believe him, though, so I gave him a breathalyzer, and as I suspected, it turned out he had not had anything to drink.”
“I don’t know what got into me,” Finch told an Inner Loop reporter. “I should have chugged some of that Tequila my friend offered.”
“I was going to arrest him, but then he shotgunned a Genny right in front of me, so I let him off with a ticket,” said Haskins. “But next time I’m taking him downtown.”
Rochester, NY – There has been a great deal of news coverage lately devoted to police in unmarked vehicles arresting peaceful protesters in Portland, Oregon. Now, it appears this phenomenon has made its way to Portland Avenue. Except it is not protesters who are being detained: it’s pastries.
According to several witnesses, on Wednesday, July 22nd, two unmarked vans pulled up to Ridge Donut Cafe. Eight men exited the vans in full riot gear, entered the restaurant, and put what according to the owner was a thousand dollars worth of donuts, cookies, and brownies into pillow cases, then sped off without saying a word.
“It’s not fair, man. These donuts have rights,” witness Chris Richardson told an Inner Loop reporter. “America is descending into Fascism right before our eyes. Free the donuts!”
Another witness, Ben Phillips, feels quite differently. “These pastries are no good. I mean, they’re delicious, but they give people this sugar rush that makes them go crazy. I say arrest them all. Trump 2020!”
The Inner Loop tried to interview an FBI agent outside of their Rochester office, but he refused to comment. We did ask him about the white powder below his nose, to which he claimed, “That’s not sugar, don’t be ridiculous. That’s just cocaine, you silly goose.”
Rochester, NY – It was announced recently that Kodak would be receiving a $765 million government loan to help produce generic drugs. Some experts estimated that this would help create over 300 jobs in the Rochester area.
Things took a bleak turn today, however, when Pfizer declared that it had invented digital drugs. Kodak’s stock plummeted as the announcement was made. The news hit Wayne County resident Travis Walters particularly hard.
“It sucks, man. I thought this could be my big break, but now it seems to be dead on arrival,” Walters told an Inner Loop reporter. “Looks like I’ll just have to keep cooking meth, and make the move to digital soon.”
Buffalo, NY – On Friday, July 24th, it became official that the Toronto Blue Jays would be playing the majority of their 2020 home games at Sahlen Field in Buffalo. Although the games will be played without people in the stands, the Buffalo sports fans made their presence felt at the airport by throwing dildos at the Blue Jays players as they exited the team’s plane.
“It’s not an ideal situation,” said die hard Buffalo sports fan, Jim Groves. “Usually we like to throw dildos onto the actual field, but desperate times call for desperate measures. We just wanted to give these guys the proper Buffalo greeting, so they know they’re appreciated here. Let’s go, Buffalo!”
At press time, Blue Jays third basemen Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is being treated at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo for a corneal abrasion resulting from a dildo strike to the eye.
Canandaigua, NY – A few days ago, Roseland Waterpark announced it was closing for the season. This was devastating to many children in the area, and also 42-year-old Gates resident, Ted Sanford.
“It’s terrible. I go there multiple times every year,” a teary-eyed Sanford told an Inner Loop reporter. “It’s my only escape from crippling depression and alcoholism brought on by three divorces. But if these big shot waterpark owners think their bogus rules are going to stop me from taking a steamy piss in the lazy river, they’ve got another thing coming.”
At press time, Sanford is preparing for his trip to Roseland by urinating in his neighbor’s pool.
Rochester, NY – Sunday afternoon, Black Lives Matter protestors took over a section of 490 to draw attention to police brutality. Although the protest did not interfere with those working traditional nine-to-five jobs, the situation turned out to be a major inconvenience for Larry Grovins of Victor.
“Every Sunday afternoon I visit my mistress, Tammy, in Churchville,” Grovins told an Inner Loop reporter. “It’s the only time I get away from my family, other than my job, and when I decide to go to the bar. It sucked because I had to take an alternate route, and by the time I got there, Tammy had taken too much Xanax and passed out. In other words, Black Lives Matter ****blocked me, and that’s why I don’t like them.”
At press time, Grovins is at his favorite watering hole wearing an “All Lives Matter” T-shirt, and looking for an East sider to cheat with, so he can avoid further ****blocking by protestors.
Rochester, NY – After years of criticism, the Washington Redskins decided recently they will be changing their name, which many consider to be racist. The change has other sports teams considering adjustments to avoid offending fans. Yesterday, Red Wings President Naomi Silver announced that in 2021, the Red Wings will be known as the “Rochester Native American Wings.”
The name change came as a surprise to local Native Americans, who in no way found the original name offensive. “You have to be careful these days,” Silver told an Inner Loop reporter. “In this hyper PC culture, there is no telling who you’ll offend. I think we can all agree that “Native American Wings” is a safer, more sensitive name than “Red Wings.”
Penfield, NY – On Wednesday, Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren put a curfew in place for city residents, to prevent violence. Gatherings of five or more people outdoors, and ten or more people indoors, between eleven PM and five AM, are now prohibited in the Flower City until further notice. On Thursday, Penfield Town Supervisor Tony LaFountain enacted a similar curfew to prevent kinky sex.
“With this warm weather, our residents are getting a bit frisky,” LaFountain said Thursday. “Starting today, no more than three people are allowed to congregate anywhere in town between eleven PM and five AM. Those are peak sexy time hours, and sex should be between no more than two people. There is no place for kinky sex in Penfield.”
When asked by The Inner Loop what the expectation is for families with young children still living with their parents, LaFountain said “Sex with children is never okay. They are to sleep in the yard. It’s warm. They’ll be fine.”
Rochester, NY – Saturday night, the Frederick Douglass statue in Maplewood Park was ripped from its base and leaned against a fence along the Genesee River Gorge. Today, authorities arrested the man responsible.
Travis Fletcher, a 2020 graduate of Fairport High School, claimed responsibility for the crime this morning, stating “I know this looks bad, but I can assure you, I wasn’t drunk. I don’t even drink. I’m just incredibly racist, that’s all.”
Travis’s friend, Spencer Lockton, reached out to The Inner Loop today. “A bunch of us were just trying to get wasted, and Travis started talking all this nonsense about vandalizing the Frederick Douglass statue,” Spencer said. “I was like “buddy, have a beer and relax,” but he just ran toward the statue and tackled it like a freaking nut job.”
Fletcher has been charged with criminal mischief. He is still undecided on whether he will be attending St. John Fisher, or Nazareth in the fall.