Thursday, June 01, 2006
High and tight...

Well, we all make mistakes...

I wasn't really thinking when I cut his hair yesterday, and I didn't think the bare clippers would make it that short (um hem, bald), and once I'd made that first line, that was the end of that! Oh well. It grows back very quickly. Everyone says they like it, and that it's the perfect summer haircut. TJ has no idea what it looks like, and could care less. My mom says he's her little Marine grandson, high and tight! As he was barking out orders to us yesterday, he looked just like a drill sergeant! So it's not that bad, but I don't much care for it. I can't wait for his pretty hair to grow back!

Oh, and let me tell you, it's hard as hell to cut hair straight when your little three year old moves his head everytime you get near his ear!

Hey, read this email a friend sent me. It's perplexing and neat:

Do you like to read a good murder mystery? Not even Law and Order would
attempt to capture this mess. This is an unbelievable twist of fate!!!!
At the 1994 annual awards dinner given for Forensic Science, AAFS
President Dr. Don Harper Mills astounded his audience with the legal
complications of a bizarre death. Here is the story:

On March 23, 1994....... the medical examiner viewed the body of
Ronald Opus, and concluded that he died from a shotgun wound to the
head. Mr. Opus had jumped from the top of a ten-story building intending
to commit suicide.

He left a note to the effect indicating his despondency. As he fell
past the ninth floor, his life was interrupted by a shotgun blast
passing through a window, which killed him instantly. Neither the
shooter nor the deceased was aware that a safety net had been installed
just below the eighth floor level to protect some building workers and
that Ronald Opus would not have been able to complete his suicide the
way he had planned.

"Ordinarily," Dr Mills continued, "Someone who sets out to commit
suicide and ultimately succeeds, even though the mechanism might not be
what he intended, is still defined as committing suicide." That Mr. Opus
was shot on the way to certain death, but probably would not have been
successful because of the safety net, caused the medical examiner to
feel that he had a homicide on his hands.

The room on the ninth floor, where the shotgun blast emanated, was
occupied by an elderly man and his wife. They were arguing vigorously,
and he was threatening her with a shotgun! The man was so upset that
when he pulled the trigger, he completely missed his wife, and the
pellets went through the window, striking Mr. Opus. When one intends to
kill subject "A" but kills subject "B" in the attempt, one is guilty of
the murder of subject "B."

When confronted with the murder charge, the old man and his wife were
both adamant, and both said that they thought the shotgun was not
loaded. The old man said it was a long-standing habit to threaten his
wife with the unloaded shotgun. He had no intention to murder her.
Therefore the killing of Mr. Opus appeared to be an accident; that is,
assuming the gun had been accidentally loaded.

The continuing investigation turned up a witness who saw the old
couples son loading the shotgun about six weeks prior to the fatal

It transpired that the old lady had cut off her son's financial support
and the son, knowing the propensity of his father to use the shotgun
threateningly, loaded the gun with the expectation that his father would
shoot his mother.

Since the loader of the gun was aware of this, he was guilty of the
murder even though he didn't actually pull the trigger. The case now
becomes one of murder on the part of the son for the death of Ronald

Now comes the exquisite twist... Further investigation revealed that
the son was, in fact, Ronald Opus. He had become increasingly despondent
over the failure of his attempt to engineer his mother's murder. This
led him to jump off the ten-story building on March 23rd, only to be
killed by a shotgun blast passing through the ninth story window.

The son, Ronald Opus, had actually murdered himself. So the medical
examiner closed the case as a suicide.

A true story from Associated Press.

I'd love to see that on CSI!
posted by Christi at 5:17 PM | Permalink |


  • At 7:07 PM, Blogger Kurt

    I hate when I can't kill my mother!

  • At 8:45 PM, Blogger gina

    ahhhh his hair!! girl, dont ya know its not cool to cut your own kids hair? next time, spend 5 bucks and take him to Mr. Simmons in Summerville.
    lol it will grow back.

  • At 7:20 AM, Blogger Jillian

    LOL! A little boy that I babysit occasionally cut his own hair.... BALD spots with the clippers without a guard. Yeah, so now he's got NO hair at all, because his dad called me and hand me come over and finish shaving it. Very funny. Wish I had taken pictures. So, see? It could be worse. He looks good with the haircut, and it'll grow back in a couple weeks. Ask my dog! I shaved her this past weekend, and it's already growing back. :-)

  • At 7:44 AM, Blogger Julia

    Yes, it could be worse. I did that to Andrew once, starting on the top, so he had to go completely bald.

  • At 9:53 AM, Blogger aka_Meritt

    ... back to the hair.


    Well - a cute little baseball cap might come in handy about now? :)