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Need a chuckle?

January 17, 2023

Good news: Darwin is alive and well!

Maybe true, maybe not.

Don’t quibble, just laugh…

[San Jose Mercury News]:
An unidentified man, using a shotgun like a club to break a former girlfriend’s windshield, accidentally shot himself to death when the gun discharged, blowing a hole in his gut.


[Kalamazoo Gazette]:
James Burns, 34, (a mechanic) of Alamo, MI, was killed as he was trying to repair what police describe as a “farm-type truck.”

Burns got a friend to drive the truck on a highway while Burns hung underneath so that he could ascertain the source of a troubling noise.

Burns’ clothes caught on something, however, and the other man found Burns “wrapped in the drive shaft.”


[Hickory Daily Record]:
Ken Charles Barger, 47, accidentally shot himself to death in December in Newton, NC.

Awakening to the sound of a ringing telephone beside his bed, he reached for the phone but grabbed instead a Smith & Wesson 38 Special, which discharged when he drew it to his ear.


[UPI, Toronto]:
Police said a lawyer demonstrating the safety of windows in a downtown Toronto skyscraper crashed through a pane with his shoulder and plunged 24 floors to his death.

A police spokesman said Garry Hoy, 39, fell into the courtyard of the Toronto Dominion Bank Tower early Friday evening as he was explaining the strength of the buildings windows to visiting law students.

Hoy previously has conducted demonstrations of window strength according to police reports.

Peter Lawson, managing partner of the firm Holden Day Wilson, told the Toronto Sun newspaper that Hoy was “one of the best and brightest” members of the 200-man association.

A person has to wonder what the dimmer members of this law firm are like.


[The News of the Weird]:
Michael Anderson Godwin had spent several years awaiting South Carolina’s electric chair on a murder conviction before having his sentence reduced to life in prison.

While sitting on a metal toilet in his cell attempting to fix his small TV set, he bit into a wire and was electrocuted.


[The Indianapolis Star]:
A Dunkirk, IN man, using a cigarette lighter to check the barrel of a muzzleloader, was killed Monday night when the weapon discharged in his face, sheriff’s investigators said.

Gregory David Pryor, 19,  was cleaning a 54-caliber muzzle-loader that had not been firing properly.

He was using the lighter to look into the barrel when the gunpowder ignited.


And the winner is …



Was Darwin sending a signal?

June 2, 2013

Sometimes, a picture really  is worth a thousand words.

According to

The Weather Channel Tornado Hunt 2013 Team is safe, but shaken up after their chase vehicles took a direct hit by a violent tornado west of Oklahoma City on Friday night.

“Meteorologist Mike Bettes was chasing the monster rain-wrapped tornado near El Reno, Okla. when  the storm picked up the heavy chase SUV and threw it an estimated 200 yards.”

Here’s the proof in the pudding.




Moral of the story: If you chase enough tornadoes, your butt is eventually going to end up in Oz.

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