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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Dar-Wednesday

It’s time for another installment of The Darwin Awards.

(1996, Mississauga Canada) Man slips, falls 23 stories to his death. A man cleaning a bird feeder on his balcony of his condominium apartment in this Toronto suburb slipped and fell 23 stories to his death, police said Monday. Stefan Macko, 55, was standing on a wheeled chair Sunday when the accident occurred, said Inspector D'Arcy Honer of the Peel regional police. "It appears the chair moved and he went over the balcony, " Honer said. "It's one of those freak accidents. No foul play is suspected."

15 Comments:

At 5:32 AM, Blogger Leslie said...

I knew those annoying computer desk chairs were trouble! That's why I sit in a dining room chair at the computer.

 
At 5:55 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

lol, I have wheels on my desk chair, but then I don't stand in it...for any reason. :D

 
At 6:33 AM, Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

You know, as a crime fiction writer, I have to say this is an interesting premise for faking an accident that might have been murder...

But let's face it. That would work in fiction. In reality, this guy was just an idiot.

 
At 8:20 AM, Blogger snavy said...

Was this guy friends of the people who's scaffolding wheeled into the powerline? Or maybe the guys that did the re-enactment?

 
At 8:49 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

I'm so guilty. I was on the office chair painting and rolling myself around on it. I will just be sure to stay away from any balconey.

 
At 9:16 AM, Blogger Ballpoint Wren said...

Yikes! Yesterday I caught my youngest standing on a rolling chair to reach a high cupboard. Teenagers think nothing bad will ever happen to them.

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

lol, Sandra...yep, it might not work in fiction because an editor might say, "We can't use it. No one would ever be stupid enough to do this in real life." :D

You know...I bet he was, Snavy.


For shame, Carrie. :D At least you're keeping at away from large drops.


Oh, they do think that, Bonnie. Sadly, I know people that didn't grow out of that until they were in their 30's. lol.

 
At 12:04 PM, Blogger M.E Ellis said...

I must have a cruel side because this:

standing on a wheeled chair made me laugh out loud.

:O)

 
At 12:39 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

lol, I don't think it's cruel, it's just damned funny. :D

 
At 2:26 PM, Blogger Breazy said...

LOL! Ummmmm, how do people like these people live to be as old as they are when they actually get recongnized for stupidity!

 
At 3:22 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

That's a good question, Breazy. :D

 
At 4:15 PM, Blogger lime said...

standing on a wheeled chair...is stupid anywhere, but on a friggin balcony???? was he stoned????

 
At 6:31 PM, Blogger EA Monroe said...

No foul play? That's what they always say!

 
At 9:45 PM, Blogger Bonnie Calhoun said...

LOL...that sounds more like a Duh Award! LOL! I probably shouldn't laugh at a splattered dead man, but *sheesh* it's funny!

 
At 7:00 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

lol, no...I think it was the pavement that killed him. If they let us start stoning people for being stupid...oh, I know what you mean. :D

That they do, EA.

lol, Bonnie laugh away...

 

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