Friday, June 18, 2010
This Story Will Never Be Topped.
After reading the article about the National Spelling Bee being protested ("They are the leaders of the spelling-reform movement, a passionate but sporadic 800-year-old campaign to simplify English orthography. In its long and failure-ridden history, the movement has tried to convince an indifferent public of the need for a spelling system based on pronunciation."), I commented to someone that recently it's been hard to differentiate real stories from those one would find over at The Onion.
And that was before I read this:
"...A German student "mooned" a group of Hell's Angels and hurled a puppy at them before escaping on a stolen bulldozer, police have said.
The man drove up to a Hell's Angels clubhouse near Munich, wearing only a pair of shorts and carrying a puppy.
He dropped his shorts and threw the dog, escaping on a bulldozer from a nearby building site.
He was arrested later at home by police.
"What motivated him to throw a puppy at the Hell's Angels is currently unclear," a police spokesman said.
The puppy is now being cared for in an animal shelter. " (source)
We will never know why. And that's a shame. Because I really want to know.