Often when weird things happen, the immediate (and folklore-ish) way to explain it is to fall back on blaming a full moon. Â Well, the full moon is certainly not ocurring now, and yet this weekend seemed to be filled with the weird and bizarre.Â
The weekend started out, with the news of a college student that committed suicide “live” via webcam, while some audience members either egged him on, and others tried to talk him out of it. Â While my thoughts go out to the family, I have to admit that the immediate speculation of potenteial lawsuits I find bothersome. Â It is a tragedy to be sure, but speculation that you could blame the web host just smacks of opportunism.
Here in my home state of New Jersey, and actually not terribly far from me, only a couple of towns over, came an incident where a man drove across the country to confront and then shoot is estrange wife and two other victims in a Clifton, NJ church. Â The woman recently moved from California to New Jersey to escape her estranged husband and even had a restraining order against him. Â He drove… drove! Â That is what, five days worth of premeditation? Â He is still currently at large, but when they catch this clown, my only regret right now is that New Jersey has suspended the death penalty here in New Jersey, because if anybody deserves it, it would be an animal like this.
Then we have the sword weilding maniac that was shot and killed at a Scientology Church in California. Â Apparently, he never saw Raiders of the Lost Ark, where Indiana Jones shows quite well what happens when a man with a sword threatens a man with a gun.