This is a pretty horrific story, but fascinating nonetheless.
A 22-year-old Nebraska man has been arrested for allegedly trying to waterboard his girlfriend. According to this story in The Smoking Gun, Trevor Case tied his girlfriend up, stuck socks into her mouth, and then put a shirt over her head and poured water over her.
Which is basically what the United States of America did to Khalid Sheikh Momhammad and other prisoners.
I hope Mr. Trevor Case, if the allegations are true, gets sent away for a long, long time. What a disgusting human being.
**Went food shopping Saturday, and once again got asked a question at the end that I never remember being asked before recently.
As the kid was bagging my groceries (I use the reusable bags, thank you, Al Gore), she placed them into my cart. Then she asked “Do you need any help getting these out to your car?”
Now, I’m a 35-year-old man, in reasonably good shape. I wasn’t walking with a limp, didn’t have a cane nearby or anything. So why is it that checkout baggers are always asking this question these days? I know they ask it of everybody, but I’m wondering, when did this become a thing? I don’t ever remember, as a kid, the baggers being this concerned with me getting my Tide and my blueberries out into my vehicle.
Was there a meeting somewhere among supermarket poobahs where they decided they were going to help you to your car? I’m just wondering.
**So, yeah, I know I’m a few weeks late on this, but life has been hectic. Anyway, I finally saw the fantastic ESPN “30 for 30″ called “Once Brothers,” about former NBA stars Vlade Divac, a Serb, and Drazen Petrovic, a Croat, and how their relationship fell apart when Yugoslavia underwent its brutal civil war in the 1990s.
It’s truly a fascinating movie, as Divac retraces his steps through his life, and we learn so much about Petrovic, one of my childhood idols who was killed in a car crash in 1993, just four years into his career. The footage of them playing together early in their careers is breathtaking, and the music and the war footage are both haunting and spectacular in their scope.
Check it out on ESPN if you get a chance.