November 23, 2010 - A Black Monday Stampede

cambodian stampede deaths
Really Short Story: Note to self: stay away from future Cambodian festivals.
Short Story: It was supposed to just be 2 million Cambodians gathering on a small island to celebrate an end to the rainy season. Unfortunately, this year's event known as the Water Festival in Phnom Penh, an island in Cambodia, ended in tragedy of disastrous proportions. It apparently started when several festival-goers fainted, causing people to panic and run. Apparently, fear of the fainted must be pretty big over there? Maybe they thought these people had been possessed by the water gods? Either way, it ended with a massive stampede towards a bridge leading toward the mainland, and left an estimated 339 people dead in its aftermath, with another 329 injured. If you're looking for a silver lining, well, I guess rainy season is over? Yeah, maybe not...
Billy the Kid
November 23, 2010: Billy the Kid Day! - …and you thought today's kids were trouble.
WHY?: His real name was Henry McCarty. He was also known as Henry Antrim and William H. Bonney. His real birthday may or may not be November 23. No one knows for sure. (All anyone really seems to know is that he is more likable than either Snooki or Miley Cyrus, who share his alleged birthday.) From what I can tell, he was kind of a funny-looking little dude, not known for being big or scary, but I guess that made it all the more surprising when he killed you. He allegedly killed 21 people throughout his life before he was killed himself by a Sheriff...a Sheriff who then wrote a biogrpahy about the little fella he just killed, titled The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid. So, take any information about this legendary character with a grain of salt...I can't imagine 19th Century sheriffs in the Wild West were known for their honesty or fact-checking skills.

TOMORROW'S contenders:
katherine heigl - Beautiful person with a questionable personality…the prototype for the Hollywood actress?
ted bundy - One of the most notorious mass murderers of the modern era.
zachary taylor - "The projects I lived in were named after Zachary Taylor, generally considered one of the worst presidents of all time…" - Tracy Jordan, 30 Rock

11/24/10 POTD POLL!
tsa patdown of boy
Well, obviously, it's going to look bad when the TSA is searching a little boy with his shirt off…someone remind them this is an aiport, not a Catholic Church.
oprah audience insanity
Money can't buy you happiness…but Oprah's audience proves free stuff will make you act insane.
pig taking a bath
If you need something to make you feel better after that Oprah audience video, this should do the trick.
college basketball player in helmet
I'm not sure what is more embarrassing: wearing a boxing helmet to play basketball, or somehow getting four concussions in one year.
naples italy trash problems
Don't worry, most of the trash in Naples, Italy is probably just uneaten leftover pizza anyway.

1 comment:

  1. I want to hear your take on Bundy! Everyone, VOTE TED BUNDY!


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