Monday, November 02, 2009
a healthy schadenfreude bone always helps one enjoy reading ones local newspaper. to wit, in this weekend's, is the report of a new hampshire hunter on the first day of muzzle-loader deer season shooting himself in the hand while pulling his *loaded* rifle up into his tree stand. (couldn't find the link on the sun's site, so here's the AP story from yahoo). seems our candidate darwin award winner (too bad they don't have an honorable mention category for the non-fatals) pulled on the rope even after a stick got stuck against the trigger, and there, as they say, you have it. oh, and for those folks interested in the detail of these sorts of things, it was a 50-caliber piece, and the guy was 63. we could ask what 63 year old might have been doing climbing trees, but that would be pointless, as the real question is how a guy gets to BE 63 in the first place, if this is the way he manages his weapon.