Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Surely You Joust?

A man was actually killed, jousting.

It IS dangerous, one can see that. Just an impossible chance
to be killed, though. The coin lands on its edge, sometimes.

(Nod to Nokes, who adds the following comment:
You know, I hestitated to say this in the original post, fearing that it might seem flippant, but I mean this with all due respect in light of the fact that a relatively young man died suddenly:

Since man is mortal, and we are all going to die anyway, this is a relatively cool way to go. There ought to be a reverse-Darwin award honoring people who die doing something especially cool or especially heroic. I'm not sure this qualifies as heroic, but it does qualify as cool.
And, of course, he is right.)