Former late-night radio talk-show host Art Bell used to give out a “Darwin Award” each year. This award was for the person who did the human race the most good by deselecting themselves from the gene pool. To the Blogmeister, it’s one of the side benefits to the theory of evolution that creationism has yet to equal. Since Art is no longer broadcasting and, to the Blogmeister’s knowledge, Darwin Awards are no longer given out, I would like to resurrect them and possibly give one out at the end of 2008.
Our first nominee of the year really doesnt qualify since he was not removed from the genome, but we can always hope. From the Associated Press, via the Muncie Star Press:
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) – A man who hid hunting knives in his pants to try to steal them from a western Michigan store tripped while fleeing and stabbed himself in the abdomen, police say.The suspect was hospitalized after Monday night’s attempted theft from a Meijer Inc. superstore in Grand Rapids and is expected to face a misdemeanor shoplifting charge, police say.The wounds did not appear to be life-threatening, The Grand Rapids Press reported.
The man had put about $300 worth of hunting knives in his waistband, police told WZZM-TV. Police say he tried to leave the store, but Meijer employees confronted him and a scuffle followed.
The man then fell and was stabbed by the knives he had hidden in his clothing, police said. They said it happened about 5:40 p.m.
“The man was taken to the hospital,” said Meijer spokesman Frank Giuliano. “We are cooperating with the investigation by police.”