Tuesday, November 08, 2005

And the Darwin Award Goes to…

Occasionally you see a story that can stand alone and little can be said to make it funnier. This might be one of those stories.

A hand grenade being used instead of a ball in a game of catch exploded early on Saturday killing three youths in this Bosnian town, police and news agencies said.

This might be topped only if they were playing Russian roulette with a semi automatic pistol. I wonder if this game of grenade catch will “catch” on here in the U.S. with our liberal war protestors.

The story leaves out whether they were Albanian or Serbian (I would make up better names for the three if I knew), but I think I can imagine the conversation leading up to this game of catch.

Bosnian 1: Go long!

Bosnian 2: What are you talking about? UNICEF didn’t give us a ball; just a piss poor back pack and some crayons.

Bosnian 1: No I found this in the back yard. It’s round enough. Just let me take off this metal thing hanging down on the side of it.

Bosnian 3: I’m not sure if you should do that. You don’t even know what it is.

Bosnian 1: Don’t be such a pansy. Here we’ll play American football. You play center and snap it to me. You run a slant right. There that metal thing is off. Ready, set, BOOM!

12 Comments:

At 6:46 AM, Anonymous Fitch said...

That would be great, except that stupid hippies don't like competetive sports. Still, there's got to be a way.

First!

 
At 6:50 AM, Anonymous Fitch said...

Bosnia is awash with illegal weapons left over from the 1992-95 war and tragic incidents are frequent despite several successful campaigns by international peacekeepers and police to get people to hand over illegal weapons.

If they were so successful getting rid of illegal weapons, then why is Bosnia "awash with illegal weapons?"

 
At 8:02 AM, Blogger fmragtops said...

C'mon Fitch. You know how liberals think. It's a success because they cared enough to do something, even if that something amounted to nothing.

 
At 8:30 AM, Anonymous Chuck said...

Banja Luka? They're most likely Serb. BL was solidly in the Republika Srpska during the war, and they were pretty thorough about getting rid of the 'undesirables'.

What the article leaves out is that NATO/SFOR/EU has been running awareness programs since they arrived, teaching kids what to stay away from. These boneheads were old enough to have seen at least one presentation, and there are posters all over the place warning folks not to touch. And what 20 year-old doesn't know what a grenade looks like?

My read is this is a Darwinian justice event that occurred when several of BL's dimmer bulbs decided to demonstrate their manliness and virility by tossing a grenade around. Dumbasses.

 
At 8:52 AM, Blogger PoP said...

My take is this is more of the media spinning of a failed attack into some thing totaly inocent. Like the disinfranchized french youth riots and the ever popular pirate attack on american cruise ships.

 
At 10:23 AM, Blogger GunnNutt said...

It was not clear why the grenade exploded.

Uh, maybe because it was designed to explode? And is that a can of beer between the flowers in the photo? That might be another clue...

 
At 10:27 AM, Anonymous Steve said...

Fitch, that is easy, they would play American soccer, That is the new non-competition sport. The Libs have taken it over. No keeping score, no losers we came here to compete and thats all.

 
At 1:22 PM, Blogger JermCool said...

That does sound like a case of DUH!

 
At 2:03 PM, Blogger a4g said...

Doctor, doesn't the US military have a version of this game, where our soldiers throw the grenades, and the other side 'splodes in a vain attempt to chuck them back?

Heh. Games are funny.

 
At 2:34 PM, Blogger Dr. Phat Tony said...

Yes, A4G you are correct. The Army doesn't play fair though. We like to have a "cook off" (1 1000, 2 1000, 3 1000) before throwing the first exploding orb. It severely limits the time the other team has to throw it back. Americans are good at sports.

 
At 4:41 PM, Anonymous B-Cack said...

Fuck 'em they aren't real people anyways.........

 
At 12:24 PM, Blogger David said...

Evolution in action.

(sidebar: damn! you have some looooonng verification "words". Luckily, I am familiar with the various declensions of "dkjzfspl" so it was an easy one.

 

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