My name is Self-Appointed Expert, and this is my blog. It is part memoir, mostly fiction, and above all just trying to be funny. Some of is based on stuff that happened to me, some is based on stuff that happened to people I know, and a good deal is just entirely made up. So, if you find yourself offended, just remember - it's a joke. When you give me that look, it's a joke. Consider it my homage to the Secret Life of Walter Mitty, A Million Little Pieces, John Hodgman, and Christopher Guest.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

A sad post.

From Slate's daily news summary:

A suicide bomb went off at a market in the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar, killing about 20, mostly women and children. The WP says the bomber "attracted a crowd by hawking flour at half-price from a pickup truck."


Can you imagine getting tricked into dying with discounted flour? Discounted flour sold out of a pickup truck?

I guess I shouldn't be talking. I once lost an uncle buying bait out of a Chevy (dysentery).


Blogger Joe said...

I went to the Mutter museum of medical abnormalities in Philly one time, and they had skeletons of a midget, a giant, and a normal 5-foot-9 guy on display side-by-side. Can you imagine spending eternity as "the normal guy" in the museum of medical abnormalities?!

8:36 PM


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