6/28/2008

Decapitated on ride

This news story is just horrifying. I know his family must be just completely grief-stricken by this. I feel terrible for them. Heck, this was a church outing, and he was 17. I know it's wrong of me, awful of me, terrible of me... but I can't stop thinking about the Dead Milkmen song, Stuart. You may recall these lyrics:
"You know that carnival that comes to town every year? Well this year it came with a ride called the Mixer. The man said "Keep your head and arms inside the mixer at all times." But Bill Jr., he was adaredevil, just like his old man. He was leaning out saying, "Heyeverybody! Look at me, look at me!" POW! He was decapitated. They found his head over by the snowcone concession."

I guess that's all I have to say. Oh, and I loved that album.

3 comments:

Jeanna said...

Damn, at least it was quick. It's also sad that two fences couldn't keep him out.
Great find on the Milkmen lyrics.

Poppgrrl said...

Love the Milkmen reference. I have that song on my iPod (surprise). As far as the tragic death of the kid on the church outing, you forgot to mention that he climbed two fences with large signs conveying the danger of trespassing beyond said fences in order to retrieve his hat which he lost while riding the roller coaster. A) I'm pretty sure the standard line of "Secure all hats, glasses and other loose objects" was uttered by the carnie working the ride and 2) it's a f***ing hat. Natural selection, my friend, natural selection.

BA said...

If you can't swim....stay out of the deep end of the gene pool.

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