Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Weird Texas News

Okay, I don't know what the deal is with Texas, but the most bizarre news events happen here. Everyday the newspaper is a surprise. (Well, not the actual newspaper, since I just blogged about how reliable the newspaper delivery service actually is) The newspaper content is never boring. I guess Texas has an edge on the weirdness, just based on sheer mass the odds are better for peculiar news, but sheesh! This morning I opened up my paper over breakfast to read about a lady in Plano, less than ten miles from where I live, who has been taken into custody for cutting off her baby's arms. Cutting off its arms!! So this has prompted me to once and for all create a comprehensive list of well-known Texas Calamities.
  • Lady cuts off baby's arms
  • Andrea Yates drowns five kids in bathtub
  • Waco/Branch Dividians
  • A & M Bonfire
  • Kennedy's assassination
  • Baby Jessica falls into well
  • Space shuttle blowing up over east Texas
  • Guy on top of UT tower who shot 16 people
  • Crazy guy who pushed girlfriend off the top overpass of the George Bush Turnpike

What else? I know I've thought of more before...


6 comments:

katielady said...

Charles Whitman - gunman on the top of the UT tower who killed 16 people

Katie said...

What about the one that Mike witnessed? When the man pushed his girlfriend off the highway bridge and she landed on the hood of a car.
Yeah, crazy stuff seems to happen there...

Bubba said...

Aggie Bonfire, Bonfire should be capitalized.

Crazy things happen all over the world, you just pay attention to the ones where you live. You could get a list like that for every state.

Pigs said...

Poor Joel. Somebody's a little defensive this morning...Such adamant defense of the Lone Star State! Texas just seems to have the "big ones" that make national news, not just the local weird stuff. I'm certain it has to do with what a fabulous place it is!!

Anonymous said...

I just heard a news story on the radio that a school in Texas is having a raffle to raise money for the school. The winner walks home with 2 rifles....

Anonymous said...

this all goes back to my Theory of Geographical Probablility. My rather elaborate theory, which I have proven ad nauseum with integral calculus and differential equations, can really be summed up into this--Texas is so freakin' big that it has a disproportionate share of weird happenings. The probability of something, anything happening in Texas is out of whack compared to the rest of the country....Mike