Archive for the 'Horrors' Category

26
Sep
07

“There’s a f–cking rocket in him, sir!”

An RPG-7

Pfc. Channing Moss was impaled by a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan on March 16, 2006, while riding in a convoy with the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. Explosive disposal team members and the medical staff at FOB Organ E saved Moss, removing the live explosive from his body despite the Army protocol of sandbagging victims with live explosives embedded and considering them “expectant.”

Here’s a video which recounts the incident in detail. This is going on my “list of reasons I’m glad I’m not in Afghanistan”. As you might expect, a wound of this sort is indeed pretty gruesome; this is definitely not for the feint of heart. You can also read about the incident, if you prefer.

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26
Jul
07

A message to pet owners everywhere

I know it may seen like a good idea at the time, but please, for the sake of all that is good and pure, do not dress up your pets in human-style clothing. It is not cute, and your pets do not enjoy it. It is an aberration of the laws of nature. If animals were meant to wear clothing, they would have evolved a way to make it for themselves (or, as the case may be, a way for poverty-stricken animals in third-world countries to make it for them in sweatshops.)

Additional clothing horrors can be found here.

09
Jul
07

More than I ever wanted to know about elf sex

I had hoped that the notion of elves engaged in the physical act of love was something limited to the odious fantasies of the most fanatical Tolkein nerds. I should be so lucky. Not merely fodder for aficionados of erotic fan fiction, elf sex is the topic of an essay which I had the luck of stumbling across on my most recent late-night sojourn through the internet (and I wasn’t even looking for elf porn, let me assure you!). If you’re feeling adventurous, or if (God help you) you simply get off on this sort of thing, you can find out precisely what Tolkein officially says about elf sex. And if you think I’m even going to bother trying to find a relevant image to go with this post, you’re terribly mistaken.