Wednesday, May 14, 2008

How Not to Scratch an Itch

Sometimes you have to wonder about the efficiency of natural selection.

From the Star Telegram:

By Matt Frazier



FORT WORTH -- Here is something to add to your list of things to not use as a back scratcher. At about 3 a.m. Sunday, Jorge Alberto Espinal, 44, of Fort Worth, was outside playing poker with some friends when he went inside the house in the 3500 block of Montague Street. While inside, Espinal got an itch on his back. To scratch it, he chose a .22 caliber revolver.
We know how this is going to end.

About 10 minutes later, he went back out and announced that he had shot himself.
At least the reporter never used the word "accident".

5 comments:

TexasFred said...

There are a lot of things I want to say about this but if I called him a dumbass wetback someone might think I don't like dumbass wetbacks, so, I won't call him a dumbass wetback...

JR said...

Well...

I am glad that you did not call him that because I try to keep this blog readable for my kids, and my grand kids.

TexasFred said...

Me too, I'd have felt really bad if I had called him a dumbass wetback...

My kids are grown and my grands read too, they think Papaw is a hoot... :)

kaveman said...

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and predict that there was alcohol involved.

This guy was truly an idiot. Everybody knows that the best way to scratch a back itch is to sling a pissed off rattle snake across your back like limp num-chucks and rub their scales the wrong way like you was drying off with a towel.

JR said...

Now that's how you scratch an itch!