Thursday, October 28, 2010

DARWIN AWARDS - October 2010

DARWIN AWARDS honor those who do the most to improve our genepool-- by removing  themselves from it, thereby ensuring that the next gene is descended from one fewer idiot.

AWARD WINNER. ALERT! Another Grand Canyon tourist, who was leaping from precipice to precarious precipice, made the plunge. Do you suppose that those two words have the same roots, 'precipice' and 'precarious'? It seems obvious that the combination should trigger a warning reflex that keeps an animal away from danger. But nope, not in this case. Gravity.  It's always on.


A lot has happened recently. I have to over-share with you about the two mojo mechanics who wanted to ride a barrel-rocket skidding across a parking lot. One Darwin Award winner, and one survivor of the wild ride... What did they do? They poured some propane
into a big, empty barrel, climbed on board, and lit the bunghole...


In a flagrant act of wheelchair abuse, a man, annoyed that an elevator has closed and departed without him, rams his wheelchair into the doors not once, not twice, but THREE times in all--only to plunge down the now-empty elevator shaft to his death.

The elevator windows are transparent so any fool could see that the elevator was gone, gone, gone. But don't take my word for it, view the video!


RIDE'EM COWGIRL -- is it a Darwin Award or just bad driving?

Sure, we all love the rare Lady Darwin Winner, and you can read this one, but I'm not sure about it. The passenger, for instance, why should he get dinged for driving without a license? He was only steering the car out of a disaster course. For those who like to comment on stories, here's one that needs comment:

(Thanks to Kim Ayres for this latest installment of the Darwin Awards.  )