Sunday, February 20, 2005
And Now, A Moment of Silence ...
... preceded by a fair amount of screaming.
Samuel W. Alderson, the inventor of crash test dummies that are used to make cars, parachutes and other devices safer, has died at the age of 90. He passed away in his home, apparently of complications from myelofibrosis, a bone marrow disorder.
I'm going to honour his passing by going out and driving my van into a telephone pole.
In other, unrelated news, Hunter S. Thompson has also died, an apparent suicide. I never read any of his stuff, but my husband is gonna be pissed about it.
You'd think he would have thought of that first.
Hunter shared a birthday with yours truly. Perhaps he knew he could never measure up to my greatness.
Again, he couldn't measure up to my greatness. I'm sure he knew his dishcloths could never measure up to mine. And I haven't knit a dishcloth in...7 years?Post a Comment