Thursday, August 28, 2008

Amazing Stories

A drunk man was brutally killed by as many as eight crocodiles when he tried to touch one of them at a wildlife sanctuary in northeastern Mexico.

The drunk dude apparently jumped over a railing so he could touch a crocodile in Lake Carpintero. Uh, smart move. But then he was surprised by a second croc, who grabbed him by the arm and pulled him into the water.

The incident took place in front of 50 other tourists August 12th. The man is yet to be identified. (I wonder if he'll be awarded the Darwin Award posthumously)

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The Youth Baseball League of New Haven, Conn., has banned a 9-year-old from pitching.
Jericho Scott throws almost 40 mph, a speed deemed too dangerous for other 8- to 10-year-olds to step in against. Though Jericho had yet to hit a batter as his team opened the season 8-0, his coach was told the boy must play some other position or the team would be disbanded.
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If a Category 3 or stronger hurricane comes within 60 hours of the city, New Orleans plans to institute a mandatory evacuation order. Unlike Katrina, there will be no massive shelter at the Superdome, a plan designed to encourage residents to leave. Instead, the state has arranged for buses and trains to take people to safety. Money sentence: It was unclear what would happen to stragglers.
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And for the finale...you decide the backdrop and its significance to the Democratic Party. I'd love to hear your views.




Update: This may seem far-fetched as I have troubles seeing distinct similarities. Read more here. But I've said this before and I'll say it again, "Brush up on your Roman Empire history."

7 comments:

meleah rebeccah said...

Shut up. Is that 1st story TRUE?

Jessica said...

Aw, and I thought being drunk made you smarter. :)

All I have to say about the backdrop is scary. This guy thinks he's a God.

Dazd said...

Yes dahling...it tis true. I couldn't find a follow-up story so I'm guessing their waiting for the crocs to excrete his remains for identification.

Drunk has always made me smarter Jessica!

meleah rebeccah said...

Wow. yes please follow up story required!

drinking always makes me smarter. and nicer. and funnier!

Dawn said...

Yeah I got stuck on the first story... what a way to go!

nachtwache said...

Wow; where did the last hour go, Joel's Trumpet has tons of comments.
Yeah, I don't like Obama, he has no integrity, has tried to distance himself from his controversial friends and mentors and outright lied about several things.

Teresa said...

I think the Democrats are trying to use Obama's incredible speaking talents to get as many people as excited as possible before November. Not everyone can pull off a speech in a venue like that and he is a very good orator--whether you like him or not.