December 20, 2004

And now . . . this

No surprise this first story comes from Idaho, that haven for militia nuts, gun nuts, and other mixed nuts:

A man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for fatally shooting his friend through a protective vest on an apparent dare, police said.

Alexander Joseph Swandic, 20, died of a gunshot wound to the heart Monday after donning a protective vest and asking David John Hueth, 30, to shoot him, police said.

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Yeah. Evolution. Whatever. I'll buy the natural selection part.

. . . and this

Meanwhile, in Indiana:

Some Indiana University students could face a hefty fine for tossing a guinea pig from an eighth-floor dormitory with a makeshift parachute.

The students used a garbage bag, dental floss and masking tape to create a parachute and then dropped the animal from their dorm window, Bloomington Animal Shelter manager Leigh Ann Hoffacker said. . . .

"Whoever did this did it in broad daylight," Hoffacker said. "They just didn't care, and I think it is quite disturbing."

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So what's the complaint? They gave the guinea pig a parachute, didn't they?