Tarry for the Nonce

January 25, 2008

A Flaming Tragedy

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 1:56 pm

As a bomber, one might ask oneself the question: “Do I still get to be a shaheed if I die on the way?”

Of course, one must be alive to ask such a question.

A would-be suicide bomber fell down a flight of stairs and blew himself up as he headed out for an attack in Afghanistan, police say.

It was the second such incident in two days . . .

(Hat tip to Jon Raclaw.)



  1. Actually, this was a result of an intensive research program into the natural tendencies of cats to wrap around your legs and simply distilling it into a military program.

    Comment by Howard The Social Liberal — January 30, 2008 @ 8:07 am

  2. Wow, Howard…. do you actually use crack or am I just too normal to understand what you just said?!

    All I have to say about this story is … OOPS.

    Comment by Andrew — February 2, 2008 @ 10:21 am

  3. Cats, from what I understand, have a tendency to wrap themselves around their owners’ feet, esp. on the stairs.

    This is on top of their amazing ability to seek out the one person at a party who’s the most allergic to them.

    Comment by Howard The Social Liberal — February 3, 2008 @ 4:54 pm

  4. Ok… It’s clear Andrew has never lived in a house with a cat.

    Comment by Chris — February 7, 2008 @ 10:40 pm

  5. Chris… nope. I’m allergic. They usually come right for me (but I have yet to have one wrap themselves around my legs).

    They tend to want to touch my skin, or sit in my chair…or sit near my head so I get all itchy and sneezy.

    Cats are evil anyway.

    Comment by Andrew — February 18, 2008 @ 2:42 am

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