Monday, August 9, 2010
Schadenfreude Alert With Darwin Award Incident
Imagine a wedding where the groom fires an AK-47 up into the air as a celebratory gesture. Then imagine him losing control and spraying the wedding guests, killing his own father and two aunts. It happened in reality at a religion of submission wedding in Turkey. The scope of this event is so stunningly stupid and tragic as to be in a different realm of perception. On one hand the impulse for Schadenfreude is nearly irresistible. On the other hand the idiocy of a widely practiced tradition of such an utterly imbecilic nature gives me the chills. Naturally, the accidental spraying of innocents with an automatic assault rifle rides the top category of insanity, but the second stage in this nightmare party favor is the fact even if you don’t spray the immediate guests, that stream of bullets fired up in the air does descend back to earth. Incredible!