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Oh boy. On which board should I post this story?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Football_Bat, May 26, 2008.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    http://www.todaysthv.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=66449&catid=2

    This may be the perfect SportsJournalists.com thread, because it has all the elements.

    It's Sports and News because four people were shot at a wedding.

    It's Anything Goes because of the bizarreness of it: The shooter got mad because his dog got in a fight with the bride's dog. At a wedding! Besides the fact the arresting officer shares the last name of the suspect.

    And it's Journalism Topics because of the God-awfulness of the most complete story to date written about it. If I were a J-101 prof, your homework assignment would be to rewrite this shit.

    The only things missing from the entire scene are the rain and the train. Check that: The bride's train was flowing. So a raindrop shy of a David Allan Coe song.
     
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Damn, I want to see that wedding video.
     
  3. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    It's on a TV station's web site, meaning it was probably written by some hack foof and never edited before it was put online.

    That being said, a true writer could have had some real fun writing about that whole deal.
     
  4. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Knowing that area like I do, I doubt the bride was wearing white.
     
  5. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    That seems like a normal, perhaps even understated, reaction.
     
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    And there was at least one banjo involved.
     
  7. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    What's the over-under on the total number of teeth in attendance at that wedding?
     
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Only in Arkansas.

    or West Virginia.

    or certain parts of Oklahoma.
     
  9. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Would you call this a shotgun wedding? <rimshot>
     
  10. JR

    JR Active Member

    We need a "Shallow End of the Gene Pool Running Thread"
     
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    The comments are the best part.

    The sister of the bride has weighed in with corrections. The TV reporter then responds with an explanation of how the story was generated. Then a friend of the shooter posts there's a media cover-up going on.
     
  12. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Has one of our own become the latest to weigh in on this important story? You be the judge:

     
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