Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

Thanks to James Reasoner for the link.

Man uses gun for backscratcher, shoots himself | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Latest News: "A Fort Worth man trying to scratch an itch on his back used a revolver and accidentally shot himself.

Jorge Espinal, 44, was drinking beer and playing poker around 3 a.m. Sunday in his home in the 3500 block of Montague Street, when he got up from the table and walked into another room, said Fort Worth police Lt. Kenneth Dean.

“He told officers he had an itch on his back and grabbed the first thing he could get a hold of, which was a revolver,” Lt. Dean said. “The gun went off.'"

6 comments:

Doc Quatermass said...

sounds like a story someone would try to come up with to get a gunshot wound treated and not have to tell what really happened.

Bill Crider said...

Maybe in some other state, but a Texan would never lie.

Todd Mason said...

Well, on the other hand, Austin could get the news out about this better than any other city of the country:

from AD AGE:

Where the Digitally Savvy Things Are
And No, Silicon Valley Doesn't Top the List of Cities With These Types of Consumers
By Abbey Klaassen

Published: May 13, 2008

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- To find the biggest concentration of digitally savvy consumers, you have to head to Texas, it turns out. Austin, to be exact. And the second-highest concentration of this segment is not in Silicon Valley but in Las Vegas. Spots three through 10 go to, respectively, Sacramento, San Diego, Washington, Seattle, Phoenix, Chicago, New York and San Francisco.

(link on my name, and here:

http://adage.com/print?article_id=127058 )

Bill Crider said...

As we always say, Texas leads the way!

Doc Quatermass said...

> As we always say, Texas leads the
> way!

Does that explain Shrub... er, Fearless Leader and Chen... er, Boris?

Brent McKee said...

Well considering some of the inaccessible places on my body where I've had an itch and needed something to scratch with, I'd say he got off very lucky.