Thursday, January 04, 2007

Stupid in any language

The game that's taking the world by storm:

Let's Play Saddam!!!

A 10-year-old boy who apparently was mimicking the execution of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein accidentally hanged himself on New Year's Eve, authorities said.

Webster police Lt. Tom Claunch said officers were called to an apartment in the 800 block of NASA Parkway about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday and found the boy dead.

Sergio Pelico's mother told police he had watched a report on Saddam's death on a Telemundo news broadcast before he hanged himself, Claunch said.

That's not quite the Hangman I played when I was a kid.

Kids today just aint that bright. Here or in Pakistan.

A young boy who tried to copy hanging scenes from the execution video of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein died in central Pakistan, said police on Monday.

Mubashar Ali, 9, hanged himself, while re-enacting Hussein's hanging with the help of elder sister, 10, after tying a rope to a ceiling fan and his neck in his home in Rahim Yar Khan district on Sunday, said a local police official.

Maybe Darwin was right...

I'm not a parent... and to be honest, if you're not scared shitless of the prospect of me being one then you've just not been reading this place long enough... but if I were one, I would recommend, especially if they're kinda stupid, keeping them away from ropes, ceiling fans, electrical cords, anything like that.

Not that I needed to tell you that or anything.

And if I didn't, well, you probably shouldn't be a parent.

Crossposted to Through our eyes


Anonymous said...

I do not, and never will understand the sense in that.

K T Cat said...

Jeeze, man, you'd do fine as a dad. Don't worry about it.

As for these stories, well, there are 6 billion people in the world. The press tells you one statistical anomaly after another as if it's the norm. I used to think like Hugh Hewitt, that the press was biased. Now I just think they're stupid.

Out of 6 billion, you're bound to find one or two that hang themselves in imitation of Saddam. For all we know, these kids were schizophrenic and saw people all around them, egging them on.

Anonymous said...

All kids are stupid at that age. Sadly a few of them pay for it with their lives.