I just ran across this story in the Metro section of the Statesman. The accident happened nearly two weeks ago, but it’s showing up today for some reason. Apparently, a couple returning from Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels decided to remove their wet clothes and drive home nude. I suppose that’s one way to keep the seats from getting wet.
The problem is that they were also allegedly drinking and got into a head on collision with a man from New Braunfels.
Money quotes from the DPS officer on scene:
“The only thing they had on was the radio . . . and their seat belts.”
Alvarez said that in his 13 1/2 years as a DPS trooper, he had never before investigated a crash involving nude drivers.
“But she’s from Austin,” he said, “and I figure Austin folks are a little different.”
I took this shot on the way home from work today. I don’t usually pass the Paramount. There have been a lot of posts, articles and remembrances of Ladybird Johnson since her death on Wednesday. News8Austin taught me that we wouldn’t have Town Lake as it is today without her.
The Islamabad Metblog has been doing amazing coverage of the Lal Masjid siege in their city. This has implications for us and for the rest of the world as Pakistan is a major battleground between moderates and extremists. The comment threads are particularly interesting to those of us not from that part of the world.
This is completely horrifying and immediately made me think of two things: 1) Chuck Palahniuk’s Guts and 2) To remind my kids to stay away from pool drains.
A good review of Moore’s new film. Moore’s up to his usual tricks, making some good points, but utterly skewing things to his point of view. There’s got to be a way to mitigate wait lists, but lower costs and remove insurance companies from the mix.