Monday, December 26, 2011

One reason I don't go out much

At least on holidays that is. Or make that a couple of reasons.

House Fire Kills 5 in Stamford

Nine shot at Tennessee teenagers' party

Police find 7 dead in Fort Worth-area apartment Update Santa killed Texas family after opening presents.

8-year-old girl killed when branch falls on car

Soldier shot, paralyzed during homecoming party

Man's body found in Everett storage unit after fire Saturday

By the looks of it you'd think everybody got a fifth of scotch and French dueling pistols for Christmas. And with today's economy I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often. Between self emulation and lunatic relatives is it any wonder why I'll pass on such merriment?

So just keep fighting and thinning the gene pool. I'll just sit back and watch from the comfort of my own living room. Goof balls just won't learn will they? You just can't teach them anything. Oh well nothing more to see here. Move along and while you're at it don't disturb the crime scene tape while the investigation is still under way. The coroner's results should be available in about a week. That's all for today. Now get back to work Cratchit!


BBC said...

It's just a bunch of monkeys fucking around, it's best to avoid them the best you can. I keep my circle of friends and travels pretty small.

The Blog Fodder said...

Grim kind of Christmas, isn't it?

S.W. Anderson said...

TV news directors have an industry-wide policy. It's especially useful to them when lots of reporters are taking time off and D.C., state capitols and city halls are shut down: "If it bleeds, it leads."

Those headlines are sensational, in a grisly, tragic way. But remember, they involve a handful of people from among more than 300 million. If you read international news much, it's easy to find stories where all the people of an African village are slaughtered; 300 perish when a ferry boat capsizes in Asian waters; or disease claims hundreds of lives somewhere — on top of all manner of crimes that just don't make the international news wires.

Randal Graves said...

Lucky bastards. I got Belgian dueling pistols, and lemme tell ya, those suckers jam all the time. So, viking battle axes 'twas.

Roger Owen Green said...

A couple guys were shot, but survived, when they were robbed on Christmas night waiting for a bus in Albany, NY. (Sigh)