The Darwin Awards, Brought to You by Jack Links Beef Jerky

“A man dressed in a military-style ‘Ghillie suit’ who was attempting to provoke a Bigfoot sighting was struck by two vehicles and killed on U.S. 93 south of Kalispell Sunday night… Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jim Schneider said ‘Obviously, his suit made it difficult for people to see him.'” [Daily Inter Lake]


I was always partial to the story of a man who bought an army surplus rocket which he bolted to the roof of his car. Two state troopers (TX) watched him set it off and fail to make the slight turn at the base of a bluff.

But I’m enjoying the environmental, sciency aspects of this.

Bigfoot isn’t here. He returned home back to his planet after Colonel Steve Austin saved the aliens he worked for.

@Benedick: Yeah, my organization promotes guys dressing up as sensational animals because there aren’t enough real, endangered species around.

BTW I saw a new print of the 1953 flick “The Big Heat” last night with the glorious Gloria Grahame as the female lead and a very young and creepy Lee Marvin as (natch) the heavy. The audience cracked up when Glenn Ford (the male lead) orders a beer in a nightclub and the waiter says “that’ll be 35 cents, in advance.”

@Dodgerblue: Speaking of which, anyone got any ideas how much a Greyhound ticket would cost traveling from Salt Lake City to NYC in 1966? I’m guessing around $27.

That’s a good movie.

@Dodgerblue: Have you read T.C. Boyle’s latest, “When the Killing’s Done”? I thought about you and your science-based conservationist ilk. Another good Boyle read, but he has yet to top “If The River Were Whisky” IMO.

@Beggars Biscuit: No, but am surfing over to now. tks.

@mellbell: How on Earth did you find that?

@Dodgerblue: Paralegals have research skills that rival–and in some subjects outdo–librarians’.

@mellbell: Wow. Someone’s getting house seats.

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