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Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Yes, it’s time for another installment of The Darwin Awards. As I browsed through these, I was amazed at how many of them say the alcohol was involved. Do you mean to tell me that alcohol causes stupidity? Say it isn’t so!!! Anyhoo, enjoy:

(20 July 2004, Tallahassee, Florida) The Kleman Plaza parking garage has the ideal bannister for a long slide, spiraling around an open stairwell all the way down from the fifth floor without a break. Brian, 24, was a real-life hero who had saved a friend from drowning that summer, but friends said he was also a "big fan of reality TV where high-risk stunts were performed." The bannister was his chance to do reality TV in real life. But just sliding down the bannister was nowhere near risky enough to be a real stunt. He planned to leap onto the bannister to begin his slide. He ran, he jumped...and he sailed completely over it, plunging 52 feet straight to the bottom of the stairwell.
According to a police investigation, "alcohol may have been a factor." A friend fondly reminisced that "Brian had done crazier things than this" before. That may be hard to believe, because this was the first time he earned a Darwin Award.


At 10:11 AM, Blogger lime said...

oh lordy!!!

At 11:52 AM, Blogger Breazy said...

see there , now ya know why I don't consume alcoholic beverages ! hehe . Some people are already stupid , the alcohol just makes it worse ! Have a wonderful day !

At 3:07 PM, Blogger Dana Y. T. Lin said...

OUCH. I don't think alcohol had anything to do with it. It was pure stupidity. People need to stop blaming alcohol. Booze are good for you!

At 3:24 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Lime, can I get an amen?\

Breazy, tell me about it. I hope you had a wonderful day too.

Dana, I don't know if it's actually good for you, but a lot of good things have come from people drinking it. Babies, proposals, business deals, skinny dipping in hotel pools. well, you get the picture. :D

At 5:37 PM, Blogger bsoholic said...

Zoinks! I've consumed my fair share of alcohol, and have had a few resulting injuries. Never plunged 52 feet though.


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