Last night, a father of three was shot and killed in my hometown. His death was the first murder in Athens this year. The article described how he was shot in the back after returning home from work.
You’d think the comments would have focused on sending condolences to the family of the victim (and maybe they would have if the victim looked a bit different), but you’d be wrong. The hillbillies decided to instead take advantage of a perfect opportunity for some wise cracks:
Snap! Our local paper is totally responsible for this senseless tragedy because of a recent article about how there haven’t been any murders in our town this year. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
OH, YOU SILLY NINNIES! THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GO AROUND BRAGGIN’ ABOUT NOT HAVING ANY MURDERS IN YOUR TOWN! HA HA HA HA HA!
Click through to read more fun comments, including a great debate about superstition, cracks about how the victim lived in a trailer park, and a few rare messages of condolences.
The Flagpole Music Awards were great last night. As always, I found several bands that I want to see this weekend.
Here’s my plan for this evening:
* Get the kids in bed and get out the door!
9p - Reptar (Pulaski Street Stage)
10p - Quiet Hounds (40 Watt)
11p - Twin Tigers (40 Watt)
12a - Lera Lynn (40 Watt)
1a - Modern Skirts (40 Watt)