The Cock Strikes Back

Nominated for the 2011 Darwin Awards:

A 35-year-old man who was at an illegal cockfight in the Central Valley of California died on January 30 after being stabbed in the leg by a cockfighting bird that had a knife attached to its own limb.  The Kern County coroner released the autopsy results on Monday, which concluded that Jose Luis Ochoa died of “accidental sharp force injury” to his right calf.

Accidental? I think not. Karma’s a bitch, asshole. Don’t fuck with the patron saint of San Francisco.

[LAT: Man Killed by Armed Bird at Cockfight, H/T DodgerBlue]

12 comments:

3:23 pm • Tuesday • February 8, 2011

I love justice.

3:37 pm • Tuesday • February 8, 2011

President Kennedy said “life is not fair,” but I don’t think he had this in mind.

4:08 pm • Tuesday • February 8, 2011

This is one better than a bullfighting story, as the chickens don’t typically have much of a chance vs. the humans…

10:04 pm • Tuesday • February 8, 2011

@Mistress Cynica: I think the only story like this I would have found more satisfying is if one of Michael Vick’s dogs had turned on him and chewed off his throwing hand.

10:17 pm • Tuesday • February 8, 2011

It’s all about the cock.

10:54 pm • Tuesday • February 8, 2011

@SanFranLefty: I live in hope.

12:39 pm • Wednesday • February 9, 2011

I just love that cock.

The headline shoulda been “Cock beats man.”

12:57 pm • Wednesday • February 9, 2011

@Prommie: The headline possibilities were endless and overwhelming. I considered “Cock Causes Man’s Death” or “Cock Kills Man” which is similar to your suggestion…but I wanted to capture the idea of the karmic justice inherent in the story.

1:51 pm • Wednesday • February 9, 2011

@SanFranLefty: I was trying to think of a reference to the Gallic Cock of Justice, myself.

1:53 pm • Wednesday • February 9, 2011

@Prommie: Gallic Cock of Justice would be a great name for a band.

2:09 pm • Wednesday • February 9, 2011

@SanFranLefty: Someone on Brand W commented “I pecked a man in Reno, just to watch him die.” I am still in hysterics.

2:11 pm • Wednesday • February 9, 2011

@SanFranLefty: It would make an interesting tatoo, also. If you have the room for it . . .

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