Sunday, March 06, 2005

Competitive suicides

In what appears to be the new style, Yuri Kravchenko, former interior minister of the Ukraine, committed suicide by shooting himself two times in the head. Gary Webb also managed this feat, but I hope prospective suicides don't start to take this as some kind of dare, thinking that the old one-shot suicide is somehow passé. It could turn ugly, with people attempting three- or even four-shot suicides. Suicide is not a competition! Hunter Thompson managed to beat everybody, managing to shoot himself in the head with a non-functioning gun that produced no sound of a gun shot.