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November 09, 2006

Potential for a Darwin award?

The BBC News has just released a story about a 22 year old in Monkweartown in the North East of England who, in my humble opinion should be nominated for a Darwin Award. It is to be hoped that neither he nor any of his equally intelligent "friends" perpetuate their genes into a further generation - I would suggest that the world has sufficient stupidity already. This young man is currently in a serious condition in the local hospital after placing a Black Cat Thunderbolt Rocket between his exposed buttocks and attempting to launch it from there - in defiance of the likely effects already known from an earlier videoed attempt a few years ago to do the same thing.

Somehow or other this candidate for the dubious honour of demonstrated possession of the terminal stupidity gene, managed to fire the thing upwards and into his anal cavity where it lodged in his colon. His injuries are described as extensive. All I can say is that he and his friends can be thankful it was not the sort of rocket the detonates at the top of its flight. As it is, I would suspect that he is unlikely to be using the latter part of his colon in the future for the purpose it was intended as I would think a colestomy is probably the likely outcome of the damage he has suffered.

The spokesman for the hospital says that he hopes this is an isolated incident. Well he should keep hoping, this particular stupid gene seems to be fairly common - this is the third such incident have seen reported and I have video copies of two of them. On object lesson we hope - but I suspect it will not be the last time we will hear of this sort of idiocy! As I said, let's hope he and his friends refrain from breeding this gene on.

Posted by The Gray Monk at November 9, 2006 02:22 PM

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Mr. Monk Please remember you have to die or render yourself unable to reproduce in order to get the Darwin Award. I think we should follow this man's career, I belive he won't disapoint us in his efforts to win the award.

Posted by: skipjack at November 9, 2006 11:54 PM

Well, he isn't out of the woods medically yet, so there is still time for him to qualify. It might also, if he survives, have caused damage to adjacent equipment. Collateral damage perhaps?

Posted by: The Gray Monk at November 11, 2006 08:48 AM

that is something to look into. He was in the right area

Posted by: skipjack at November 18, 2006 04:10 AM