Monday, July 4, 2011

News I like to hear

Don't know if you've seen this fun little news story yet, but if not, check it out. The most relevant parts:

Police say a motorcyclist participating in a protest ride against helmet laws in upstate New York died after he flipped over the bike's handlebars and hit his head on the pavement.
[The motorcyclist] was driving a 1983 Harley Davidson with a group of bikers who were protesting helmet laws by not wearing helmets.
Troopers say Contos hit his brakes and the motorcycle fishtailed. The bike spun out of control, and Contos toppled over the handlebars. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Troopers say Contos would have likely survived if he had been wearing a helmet.

This is going to sound bad, but this is exactly the kind of news I like to hear. Isn't it perfect? Helmetless man dies in motorbike accident while protesting helmet law. Gotta love it. I don't believe in karma, but if there was such a thing, this would be it. The universe creating its own symmetry.

Sure, I'm a mean cow, but what do you expect? It's like when people think that I think that base jumpers 'deserve' to die. Of course they don't. 'Deserve' doesn't come into it. It's just that being crushed into a bloody pulp against the side of a mountain is the natural consequence of jumping off a cliff. That's just how it is. When you drop a rock, it falls down. It's the nature of things. This is the same kind of thing.

Jerry Seinfeld said something great about this. He agrees with me - he doesn't see the loss when people die in accidents like these. Any kind of motorbike accident where the driver isn't wearing a helmet. That is really not a loss to humanity. This is a brain that is so stupid that it doesn't even try to prevent the cracking of the skull that it's in.

Gotta love it.


Paz said...

I see a Darwin winner or an ignoble award winner here :D

Leisha Camden said...

I know, that's exactly what I was thinking too. Darwin Award finalist without even trying. :-D