Me and My Nine Iron

February 19, 2010

The (unnecessary) dangers of life

Filed under: For your pleasure,On the 6 o'clock news — BJ @ 2:33 pm

I think the Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili put it best when, in

Easy there, sport.

response to his athlete’s luging death, he said, “They said that what happened yesterday was because of human error. Well, with all due respect … one thing I know for sure, that no sports mistake is supposed to lead to a death.”

The 2010 Winter Olympics will be remembered partly by the tragedy from this sport and in lesser part, the chipped tooth of the German silver medalist. The luger was asked by a photographer to bite his medal but got a little hungry and made an emergency visit to the dentist.

Jay Leno‘s late-night show may be cancelled, but that doesn’t mean we can’t borrow his “Headlines” segment. This is from an L.A. Times article yesterday.

Deputies chasing armed suspects ordered to be more cautious

In a policy change, the L.A. County Sheriff Department says deputies should try to contain dangerous suspects and wait for assistance.

Wait, I thought the police were the assistance.

Losing a good chunk of your team to a tragedy is something I can’t even fathom. Like the 1970 plane crash, when 37 football players and eight coaches from Marshall University died. Like the 2007 bus crash that left five Bluffton University baseball players dead. The reason why the president and the vice president never fly together. We know schools aren’t safe anymore, and now we have to fear professors shooting at each other?

Said a faculty member from the University of Alabama-Huntsville biology department, “With three professors dead, two wounded and one charged with murder, our department has pretty much been cut in half. It’s devastating.”

A private plane deliberately crashed into an IRS field office in Texas on Thursday, killing at least two, for the same reason rappers always say “fuck the police.” Because we don’t like to follow the rules.



1 Comment »

  1. wow, some fool actually shattered a tooth biting his trophy? must’ve been the adrenaline. haha.

    Comment by Chris — February 21, 2010 @ 10:03 am | Reply

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