Friday, February 03, 2006

Character Lesson


















A 6.5-foot saltwater crocodile leapt out of a roadside culvert in Sydney, Australia, yesterday and slammed into the side of a passing car. The croc died in the collision and was given to local Aborigines, who ate it.

Meanwhile back in the states....

In an apparent copy cat incident, or maybe the Aussie croc was a sibling, a naked man in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, decided to charge oncoming cars in busy commute traffic. A woman drove around the guy, but he charged the vehicle anyway, jumped on the hood, and smashed her windshield. He slid off, got into a football-type stance and slammed into a second vehicle as it approached. He then casually opened the passenger door, climbed in the vehicle and sat down very matter-of-factly. Police had no trouble taking the man in for medical treatment and physchological assessment.

I think I like the Australian punishment for body slamming into vehicles better. But, hey, I now know what my emotionally distraught character is going to do as an outward display of his inward fury at his dilapidated domestic automobile.

5 comments:

Wamba said...

The man charged naked at a car, bashing himself against the windshield, then crashing against another vehicle, before sitting down calmly in the passenger seat like he thought he belonged there. That sounds so much like a metaphor for the way some screenwriters try to break into the business. When he sat down in the car I bet he asked, "So, have you read my spec?"

MaryAn Batchellor said...

Does that work?

Grubber said...

It's just a little thing we put on for tourists...nothing really.

Slain said...

this crocodile is sooo beautiful!!

wouldn't trust it with my fingers, though..

The Moviequill said...

those damn Seahawks fans are poor losers eh? (smirk)