Tuesday, February 06, 2007

People of the Stupids

1. From the Strib, a cautionary tale about how not to celebrate the Super Bowl:

A barefoot run around the block during a Super Bowl break caused a Buffalo teenager a serious case of regret -- and frostbitten feet... The 18-year-old Buffalo High School senior was treated for frostbite Monday after his stunt during halftime of the Super Bowl. The Brown family men have a tradition of running around the garden barefoot during halftime of the game. This year, D.J.'s dad, David Brown, declared it too cold for such silliness.But D.J., who said he is a straight-A student, wasn't persuaded. He ran outside in his T-shirt and jeans, threw off his socks and shoes, and ran around the block.
From what I understand, his family gave him a ride to the hospital.

2. And this woman's a real space case:
Last summer, astronaut Lisa Nowak was soaring 220 miles above Earth in the international space station. Monday the 43-year-old robotics specialist was in a jail cell where she awaiting a court appearance today on charges including attempted kidnapping, attempted vehicle burglary with battery, destruction of evidence and battery in an alleged love triangle with a fellow astronaut...Nowak believed a woman, Colleen Shipman, was romantically involved with [fellow astronaut William] Oefelein, authorities said. When Nowak found out that Shipman was flying to Orlando from Houston, Nowak decided to confront her early Monday, according to the arrest affidavit. According to the document: Nowak raced from Houston to Orlando wearing diapers in the car so she wouldn't have to stop to go to the bathroom, authorities said.