Thursday, April 13, 2006

Life's Certainties

Death, taxes, and self-immolation by morons.

A teenage boy accidentally set himself on fire early Wednesday morning after allegedly trying to siphon gas from a firefighter's car.

"And isn't it ironic...dontcha think?"
~ Alanis Morissette (1995)

Police were called to the hospital to investigate the incident and later learned that the 17-year-old spilled gas on his pants while siphoning gas. He then used a lighter to try to determine how wet his pants were and set himself of fire, Hague said.

(last year's human tiki torch stories here and here)