Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Hittin' the Links

You just gotta love an article that starts like this:

"A recluse who kept his dead mother in his freezer and shot at his neighbors when they came to his door was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday...Philip Schuth, 53, was sentenced for attempted homicide, reckless endangerment and concealment of a corpse."

Especially when that article ends like this:

"Schuth has said he fantasized about being married to Alias star Jennifer Garner. At his sentencing, he said: 'I apologize to Jennifer Garner and her pool boy Ben Affleck for involving them in my fantasies.'" [More]

Five other items of note this morning
1. Rock n Roll Part Death: "The disgraced rock star Gary Glitter could face death by firing squad after he was accused of having sex with a girl aged 12 in Vietnam."

2. "An elderly Australian woman who last week failed to return to her nursing home from a short stroll has been found safe some 3,000 kilometres (1,860 miles) away, police said."

3. "A man who was struck in the head by a train this weekend was also hit in the head by a New York City subway car three years ago, officials said Monday."

4. Did anyone see Bart Starbux before this weekend's Iron Bowl? Make sure that kid's got a solid alibi. "According to reports, an unidentified man shouted 'Roll Tide' at Phi Kappa Tau fraternity students around 12:30 CST Saturday morning. A fight then broke out, with the man pulling out a knife and stabbing people."

5. Everyone who didn't attend Florida State missed out on this.

Slack Link of the Day: Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer collapsed on the Detroit bench last night, the 25-year-old's heart having stopped after suffering a seizure.

There have been many sports injuries that stopped play, but none have been scarier than the Clint Malarchuk skate-to-the-jugular incident. If you've never seen it, check that link out. And why this clip is on a site called spikedhumor or collegehumor is absolutely beyond me. It should be on a site that induces vomit, not laughter.

Slack Song of the Day: I'm not sure I've ever posted any Medeski, Martin & Wood, who aside from Phish and the Dark Star Orchestra I think I've seen more than any other band. So here's Bubblehouse, Think and an amazing cover of Crosstown Traffic from 10/5/96 at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York.


At 10:10 AM, Blogger MDS said...

It's amazing how long Malarchuk just sat there by himself holding his jugular as blood spurts out. Shouldn't hockey games have EMTs at the ready to get out there immediately?

At 10:17 AM, Blogger TJ in OH said...

Leave it to mine and Tits' fraternity to be the one getting stabbed all over the place. I never got stabbed at the Phi Tau house at OU, but a guy did hit me in the eye once when I confronted him about pissing on Tits' roommate's car.

At 10:25 AM, Blogger ethan said...

what do you mean ace? the girls at mit looked just like those at fsu. especially at the football games.

At 10:33 AM, Blogger Don Fiedler said...

The Handstand Bros. and I were at that show in Port Chester. Twas fun.

At 11:27 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

MDS, isn't that a bit unreasonable to think the guy would slash his jugular and almost instaneously the paramedics would be by his side?

I'm actually surprised the Personal Responsibility and Freedoms Tour Bus isn't picketing here, saying "He shoulda been wearing a neck guard!" He should have, but that's not the point.

TJ, is that why you hate fighting in the NHL, because you got punched when confronting a car tinkler?

At 12:28 PM, Blogger MDS said...

Maybe. The trainer who got out to him, Jim Pizzutelli, became friends with Malarchuk. Last I heard they were both on the Florida Panthers staff. Pizzutelli was a medic in Vietnam and knew to reach into the gaping hole to pinch the jugular shut. I'm not saying he didn't do a good job, I'm saying sports in general need to have more people on hand to deal with catastrophic injuries, and yes, they should be ready to deal with such injuries immediately.

At 12:37 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

I'm not saying ably trained support staff shouldn't be ready, I just am not entirely sure you could have gotten someone besides The Flash out onto the ice before all that blood gushed out his neck. Man, that just gave me the chills, even writing that.

They got to Jiri Fischer pretty quickly. They probably saved his life. Medical staff has always been there on time in football, for the Mike Utleys and the Dennis Byrds, in baseball for the Bryce Flories, all over. Has there really been a case in a major sport where someone died because the training staff didn't get there fast enough?

At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

rashidi wheeler? i am aware that there are many reasons why this is not an airtight example.

At 1:03 PM, Blogger MDS said...

I can't think of an example from pro sports. Just last week, though, a high school football player died on the field in Colorado and there were reports that the emergency crews took a long time to get there. But, obviously, there are costs associated with having a quick-strike team of doctors at every game, and maybe that's unrealistic.


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