Almost a Darwin Award

“DALLAS, July 24 (UPI) — Dallas police said they arrested a man whose gun accidentally went off inside a Walmart store, injuring two other customers.Todd Canady, 23, of Waco had allegedly bolted from the store in the Lake Highlands district Monday night when he was confronted by an off-duty police officer about the shooting, which left a woman and a 5-year-old child wounded.”[]


@¡Andrew!: Did you see my cheetah cubs link on the Sally Ride thread? That’s it.

Also, Gun sales in Colorado have spiked with a 41% increase in background checks. What could be better?

@Mistress Cynica: Because if someone in a dark theater is armed and a gunman bursts in and starts shooting the good guys with guns will shoot … whoever they think the gunman is in that dark theater.

@Mistress Cynica:

I find it bizarre that people who think “OMG, gotta go buy a gun” after a tragedy like this *never* seem to think “OMG, I can’t go outside when it’s cloudy” (despite lightning killing 30ish people a year) or even “hey, maybe I should try paying attention to the road while driving”.

I’d love to know more about the social psychology that turns 12 people being gunned down into something worth worrying about while tens of thousands dying in cars is beneath notice. Is it the mass-casualty factor? The unusual circumstances? FFS, 300+ people die from Salmonella poisoning every year, but cooking your food doesn’t wind up on the teevee…

@al2o3cr: I saw an e-card recently that said something like “all matter in the US is made up of four kinds of subatomic particles: protons, neutrons, electrons, and morons.”

@ ¡Andrew!
Kint you spel? Thats Morans!

RevZafod, barely surviving among the morans in Tejas.

@ Al2o3cr:

Google “Nicholas Kristof Darfur puppy” and you’ll have your answer.

@Mistress Cynica: More cheetah cub photos here. I can’t wait to visit them!

“Mommy, does Barbie come with Ken?”

“No honey, she comes with G.I. Joe. She just fakes it with Ken”

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