First off, a bit of local news: A local teen decided to kill himself in a manner popular in Japan , with internet bought chemicals. Unfortunately it affects anyone nearby and caused quite a bit of panic and drama for people all over the Silicon Valley yesterday. One of the hospitals had to shut down while officials figured out exactly what sort of chemical was being used and how dangerous it was for the public.
Call me morbidly old fashioned, but whatever happened to a belt and a fan? There have to be easier ways than ordering something online… Also, shouldn’t there be restrictions on stuff like this?
And just in case you think I am being overly callous, I do think the story is very sad…. But I am also a bit upset at the time energy and money that was wasted yesterday. Such a waste of resources.
Another not-quite death: An African television news Freudian slip that announced “Bush is dead” in a scrolling banner. It was only on screen for three seconds, but it was enough to make it news. Apparently, they were testing the banner scrolling technology… and for some reason “This is a test” wasn’t good enough.
Another bit of almost death news: The irresponsible twit who is now the happy mother of 14 not only has a website up where you can donate money but has also been receiving death threats.
Death threats bad, sending her money pretty bad as well.
And just in case you think that my sense of humor has somehow gone horribly ary, that I delight in snark, or that I am dark and twisty in unexplainable ways...
Happy Friday the 13th!
(For any of you going out tonight, stay safe!)