Thursday, September 13, 2007

Extra Credit

Recently eaten: very rare burger
Recent annoyance: the stinky old homeless man who really, really, really wants to have a conversation with me about race and ethnicity at the bus stop

You gotta give this guy credit for having a dream and seeing it through to fruition. Sure, it has some grisly results. But in this world where people concoct elaborate plans to hurt each other, isn't it refreshing to see that some people are still trying to do some good in the world? Although I doubt that this DIY project will get onto the cover of the next issue of Make Magazine.

Man build guillotine to kill himself
The body of a 41-year-old man was found in a wooded area next to a guillotine he built and used to kill himself, police said. The man, from the Detroit suburb of Melvindale, was discovered Monday by workers from a shopping center near his home.

Allen Park Deputy Police Chief Dale Covert said the roughly six-foot tall guillotine was bolted to a tree and included a swing arm. Covert said police also found several store receipts detailing the materials used to assemble the device.

"I can't even tell you how long it must have taken him to construct," he said. "This man obviously was very determined to end his life."

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