11/30/2004

Stupid Human Tricks

There's so much wrong with this story i don't even know where to start. (Note the story is from Australia and FYI, a P-plate license is "provisional".) Thanks to Tim Blair for this one...

Quick synopsis: 20 year old drives dad's forbidden car 200 km/h in a 50 km/h zone with two passengers (one a 7 month pregnant 15 year old), hits telephone pole and kills them all.

But how about we start with this?
"along with passengers Carl Homer, 33, and Mr Homer's 15-year-old, seven-month pregnant, girlfriend Natasha Schyf"
The mind boggles. A bit more when you read this:
"Miss Schyf and Mr Homer, who met two years ago through friends..."
But not as much as when the dead 15 year old girl's father says:
"Carl and Natasha were perfect for each other, inseparable," Mr Schyf said.

"He was a lovely guy, everything for my daughter, and we were all looking forward to the baby."
Hang on a mo'. Your 15 year old daughter is pregnant by a 33 year old man who's been boffing her for two years SINCE SHE WAS THIRTEEN!!! and you're just fine with it? And you're a Jehovah's Witness? That Bible sure must read different upside down. And I guess they can't spell "statutory rape" in Oz.

On a lighter note, it was good to find that the following story (supposedly the winner of the 2004 Stella Award), doing the rounds on the net right now, is indeed a fabrication.
"In November 2000, Mr. Grazinski purchased a brand new 32 foot Winnebago motor home. On his first trip home, having joined the freeway, he set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers seat to go into the back and make himself a cup of coffee. Not surprisingly, the Winnie left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Mr. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising him in the handbook that he could not actually do this. He was awarded $1,750,000 plus a new Winnebago."
Eh, thank goodness for small mercies.

Comments:
David,

Assuming that I have the correct David Paisley, Hi, this is Paul (Goings). Long time, no see.

Sorry for the OT comment, but I couldn't find an email .
 
You are correct!

Great to hear from you. You can email me at drdjp11 at comcast dot net.

Tell me what's been going on for, oh, too many years...
 
We can too spell it...

Sta

Staturoty

Saturated...

oh bugger...
 
Other Darren, right?

(gotta love puns...)

One of these days you'll have to tell me what's so great about Radiohead...
 
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