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Following a recent story on JNS blog about a mysterious "plush rainbow penis" found in the possession of murder victim James H. Cole after his shooting death, and actually entered into police evidence, more sources are COMING OUT OF THE WOODWORK to comment on their recollections of the object.
One source who emailed me says the object in question was sold on a popular North Minneapolis Facebook rummage sale forum called...
...NoMi Virtual Garage Sale. Apparently, the object was sold to James Coles or his girlfriend (a frequent participant in the garage sale forum) and was in the possession of Coles when he died. A woman was present in the car and wounded in the shooting, but JNS blog can't verify her identity.
But two more sources have come forward to describe their recollections of The Object In Question. My first source claims it was "hip high," and when posted in the forum its seller claimed it was obtained in Germany where it's a common sight at fairs and festivals due to the blase attitude Germans have about sex. My source claims the object could stand freely on its scrotum pedestal and, further, the scrotum was purple.
In fact, my source is certain the scrotum was purple because the object caused much commentary and joking in the garage sale forum and somebody said "purple balls is the stage after blue balls." How can you forget something like that? The object was furry like this picture, sent by my source:
My source claims the colors were in the same "rainbow order" as this picture with the head of the penis, therefore, red and the shaft of the penis above the purple scrotum blue, green, yellow and orange. Unlike the object pictured above, the rainbow penis in question lacked an eye.
The seller of the object said something like "I need it out of my house now that I have small children" and it's even possible the item wasn't sold but actually given away.
A second source claims the object was intended to be a "pillow" and wrote in her email "I shouldn't be laughing" but admittedly there is a sort of gallows humor present in North Minneapolis which seems to encourage people to whimsically focus on this object and pool their recollections like a mass UFO sighting.
At the end of the day a man was shot dead in the street but, well, THAT happens all the time and we are quite hardened to it. Most of the time it's not a surprise.
And this is one of those times.
If anybody else has more information about The Plush Rainbow Penis That Witnessed A Murder, send it right along and JNS blog will certainly get to the bottom of this.