So this is exciting. Avoid 123 in Vienna, my local folks.

So this is exciting. Avoid 123 in Vienna, my local folks.

 
A section of a busy Northern Virginia road turned into the Thunderdome yesterday when police responded a scene featuring two men fighting using instruments of punishment one does not usually see around these parts.
One man wielded a machete, while the other was swinging a chain, Officer Eddy Azcárate of the Fairfax County Police says. Oh, and behind the combatants was a burning tow truck. The scene, which seems ripped from a blood-drenched B-movie, was first reported by Lorton Patch.

Man With Machete Fights Man With Chain in Front of Flaming Tow Truck: DCist

What the actual fuck?!

(via tbridge)

Whatever prompted the fight and the fire is still being investigated, but Azcárate says they are connected.

"One led to the other," he says. "They’re not necessarily related, but one came from the other."

Well, I’m glad the knife-and-chain fight and the burning truck weren’t occurring independently of one another.

Before the trip, family members and friends had warned them to keep up their guard, to watch for thieves and madmen, to not rely too wholeheartedly on the benevolence of strangers. “People said to be careful,” Barton recalled. “ ‘The world is a crazy place. There are a lot of crazy people out there.’ ”

Out on the road, in the America they were beginning to know better, crazy seemed far outweighed by kindness. Goodness trumped evil.

Colorado shooting: The long road to Theater 9


This was on the Post’s front page today. It’s a wonderful article, both hopeful and mournful with nary a mention of the shooter.

This NPR GAFFE-B-GON Primer about X-Men’s big gay wedding (an issue actually written by one of my favourite non-comics writers, Marjorie M. Liu) is amazing.  Read it to learn all you need to converse intelligently about the wedding of Northstar and Kyle Jinadu, as well as many other things.  Case in point:

His fellow super-Canucks, by the way, included his twin sister Aurora, Sasquatch, and Puck, because: Canada. We should count ourselves grateful the team did not also include Molson, Gretzky, Politeness and Good Improv.

This NPR GAFFE-B-GON Primer about X-Men’s big gay wedding (an issue actually written by one of my favourite non-comics writers, Marjorie M. Liu) is amazing.  Read it to learn all you need to converse intelligently about the wedding of Northstar and Kyle Jinadu, as well as many other things.  Case in point:

His fellow super-Canucks, by the way, included his twin sister Aurora, Sasquatch, and Puck, because: Canada. We should count ourselves grateful the team did not also include Molson, Gretzky, Politeness and Good Improv.