Man Dies Trying to Disprove CSI  0

Posted on Thursday, 18 October 2007 at 02:03 AM. About South Dakota.

It astonishes me that I forgot to blog this when it happened. This is an article that I noticed in a newspaper at my parents' house while I was back home in August. I swear that is true.

Police: Provo man died trying to disprove 'CSI'
Gun accident prompted by TV show
Rapid City Journal, 4 August 2007

A Provo man fatally shot himself with a shotgun while trying to disprove a popular TV crime show, according to authorities.

Earl F. Ellwanger Jr., 55, accidentally shot himself in the stomach about 7 p.m. Tuesday and died of his wounds Thursday at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Ellwanger saw a television episode of "CSI" in which investigators were trying to show that a woman couldn't have shot herself in the stomach, according to Fall River County Sheriff Jeff Tarrell.

"He decided to show that the program was incorrect and didn't realize the shotgun was loaded," Tarrell said.

Family members were present at Ellwanger's home in Provo when the accident occurred, the sheriff said.

Ellwanger was taken by ambulance to Minnekahta Junction where the ambulance was met by a Black Hills Life Flight aircraft, which flew him to Regional Hospital.

The Fall River County Sheriff's Office and Edgemont ambulance service responded.

* This is, in fact, the Provo in South Dakota; a tiny town in the middle of nowhere out west of Hot Springs. Utah is off the hook on this one.

Conclave  1

Posted on Wednesday, 3 October 2007 at 02:44 AM. About Ames. About this is my lifestyle.

WOODSo as usual, I haven't posted anything in a while. I thought it might be useful to share that this Saturday I'll be out in the wood (not woods, we don't have that many 'round here) watching a bunch of young men and women drink beer and chop wood. There will be many different ways of chopping wood, at least five. Also, a chaw-spittin' contest.

This is my lifestyle, this is what I do. Awesome.

Tweethon  0

Posted on Tuesday, 1 May 2007 at 10:49 AM. About KURE.

I guess I haven't posted anything good in a while, but this seems like a good excuse:

Cousin CarlMy boss at the college radio station, the man who I first heard on KURE so many years ago, who got me into this despicable indie music habit and who has served as a companion to me through many a late-night philosophical discussion, is going to be on the radio for twenty-four hours straight, starting a half-hour ago. It has been a while since anyone has done this so it is kind of a big deal.

On the off-chance you read this after my not posting for so long, like off the RSS feed or something, please tune in and check it out, either on 88.5 on your radio dial should your radio be in Ames, Iowa; or on this radio feed if you happen to be sitting at a computer as is the fashion of the day. There is also a thread on the radio station's website at which you might heckle the bearded one. He will appreciate it.

Regardless, tune in if you like the rock and roll.

*Picture "courtesy" of some dude on facebook named Craig

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