Alcohol Was Involved
In America it seems that no Spring or Summer holiday is quite complete without some fool killing himself through his own drunken stupidity. This just past Independence Day the requisite fool was Maine’s Devon Staples, who killed himself instantly when he tried to launch a firework mortar tube from the top of his head.
Yep! Sometimes, as in this case, the gene pool is self-cleaning.
And I just know that Staples gleefully shouted out something akin to, “Hey guys! Watch this!” right before triggering his pyrotechnic demise. 😆
For the Blue Bellies out there reading this, as a Southern man I can tell you that any variant of the call, “Hey guys! Watch this!” will trigger an instant and visceral reaction of Duck and Cover among those of us who would like to continue living. OK, OK! These days it probably triggers an instant and visceral reaction of Duck, Cover, and Get Out The Camera Phone, but you get what I mean.
But hey! Devon Staples, a dog walker and former Disney theme park cast member, has likely secured himself a lasting place in history…as a 2015 recipient of the Darwin Award.
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