Yes, this was supposed to be a daily thing. Yes, it soon will become a daily thing. (A little help with the strange, bizarre and other-worldly form you all might help…). To catch-up, here’s a double dose of stuff you might not hate.
We’ll start off with things from the Don’t Eat While Reading This department:
A pedestrian was dragged 17+ miles underneath a car in New York City yesterday.
Apparently he’d already been hit (and maybe killed) and then got stuck underneath a vehicle that failed to swerve for the ‘obstruction’ in the road. I don’t know – 17 miles is a bit much. I think the smell of frying bacon issuing from my muffler would have made me pull over earlier. The victim’s remains are described as ‘scraped’. I wonder if he was face down…?
From the NY Times.
From the There Ain’t No Justice Department – Texas Division:
An ex Texas Sheriff pled guilty to rape and now gets to go home while awaiting sentencing. Seems that State Governors aren’t the only ones playing ‘pay-to-play'; Sheriff Bill Keating (formerly of Montague county) had a nice little scam going. Put out or get arrested. Now he’s facing up to ten years in jail (put out or we’ll kill you) – but, because he was a Sheriff (!?!) he get’s to go home before being sentenced. I wonder if this might not make a good story line for those ‘adults only’ scenario games we’re starting to hear about. You can become even more disgusted by reading the entire article here .
If you’re still here, how about some kittens to lighten the mood? Here’s a youtube video that’s being proclaimed as the most kittenish kitten video EVAH! Video
Ballistics Are Forever. Two satellites collided in orbit yesterday. That’s like a 100 paintballs, fired by 100 paintballers, from 100 different locations, all colliding in air at the same time. The amount of space junk (let alone the number of working satellites) has risen to almost dangerous proportions. We can expect more of this happening in the future. On the flipside, it just might be the solution to global warming. Get enough of that junk up there and it will act like orbital sunscreen. More here.
Guys Who Play With Dolls. Given the age of most paintballers, I think it’s safe to accuse you all of playing with dolls. Tranformers? GI Joe and Cobra? Star Wars? Spawn? Call it whatever you want to, but when it comes right down to it, you all were playing with dolls.
Now of course you’re all grown up and you play with paintballs – but I bet you still have at least one favorite “action figure” hidden away somewhere. Well, here’s a guy who has tens of thousands of them and he talked his home town into opening up a museum. The Toy and Action Figure Museum. And I bet he doesn’t play paintball.
Maybe It’s Ok To Play With Dolls – But DON’T Play With Trains. The BBC has video up of three near-misses. One was so close the pedestrian train-baiter lost a shoe! Watch it here.
From the Alternative Uniforms Department: Want to stand out and wear a field uniform you just know no one else is going to be wearing? Try some latex.
(Oh come on, like you guys aren’t kinky already! You play paintball, right?) Here’s an article on how to make your own at home (and save yourself the trouble and questions that follow your visit to the ‘specialty’ sex shoppe). Learn how here.