Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Morning Edition - 2/28/06

Driving Ms. Crazy
It seemed like a good idea and a kind gesture at the time, but Richard Miller regrets giving his 15-year old daughter a driving lesson in an empty lot in Philadelphia. The lesson ended with his daughter gunning the gas by mistake, jumping the curb and killing 18-year old Sarah McGinley who was playing with her 22-month old daughter on her fianc√©’s front lawn. Just before the fatal accident, McGinley anticipated the impact and tossed her daughter out of harm’s way before being pinned and killed. Yesterday, Miller was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay $7,500 for McGinley’s funeral expenses. His 15-year old daughter was sentenced to 200 hours of community service in juvenile court. At his sentencing Miller expressed his condolences to the McGinley family and said, “Every hour I mourn for your daughter.”

Hip-Hop History
The Smithsonian, part of the National Museum of History in Washington, is taking a trip to a Manhattan hotel to gather historical elements from the hip-hop era that began over 30 years ago in the Bronx. Fab 5 Freddy, Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa and DJ Kool Herc will contribute microphones, boom-boxes and other memorabilia in what is said to be a $5 million endeavor to display the hip-hop artifacts in Washington, DC. Hip-hop was initially thought to be a passing fad that would boom and fizzle; instead it has grown to a multi-billion dollar industry that has bled into all facets of present society from marketing to suburban America.

Careless Whisper Turns Into Media Shout
George Michael, 42, formerly of hit group WHAM, was arrested recently and charged with having Class C drugs – weed and liquid ecstasy in his vehicle. The London police tested Michael and found he was sober. Michael says it was his own stupid fault and he realizes the media will have a field day with this story, not unlike the media circus that ensued when Michael was charged with lewd conduct in 1998 for propositioning a police officer in a public restroom. Michael penned a song – a satirical version of his t-room arrest, but says he will resist the temptation to make a song and video from this little legal fiasco.

On Blast
The recent Asian tsunami and hurricane Katrina showed the courage of parents in the face of extreme danger. Mothers were said to risk their lives to pluck their children from raging waters or found starving themselves to feed their children the last of any food available. In light of these circumstances, here’s the scenario…
You are caught in a life-threatening situation involving you and your three children. Though you have two of your children safely by your side, you need to choose whether to leave the two to save the life of the one in peril. Assume that your choice to save the one child may end in your death and that of the child you are attempting to save. Explain the reason for your choice.

Keep passin’ the open windows…

10 comments:

Tammy said...

there is no way i could answer that question. that has to be the question from hell!! until i am in a situation like that...i have no idea what i would do. i pray that i neva have to make that decision.

Just Me said...

I would unknowingly sacrifice my life for the life of a child in peril. I feel that my life has been full and nature dictates preservation of our babies. We don’t think rationally when our children are involved. Look at these mothers who go out and beat-down their neighbor for disciplining their kids… Ask the bear mother with two cubs about the one that has wandered too close to the human. These two species will fight to the death for a kid that is destined for heaven.

Cocoa Rican said...

As a non-parent here goes…
I’d weigh my options and base my decision on the child(ren) involved. For example, if my smartest and most talented child is the one in peril, I’d ask the dead-beat to hold tight until daddy saves my promising child. If, on the other hand, my low-IQ/low-birth weight child is the one who might perish, I’d turn to my brilliant soldier and ask him to wave and say bye to his nit-wit brother. :)

Hmmm... I wonder why the Lord hasn't granted me children?

petite morceau said...

Cocoa, do you realize that this is a nightmare question for a parent to answer?!!!

I cannot even imagine being in that type of predicament and having to make a choice.

The logical part of me would think the children's age would be a factor (i.e., if the child still in peril were a teenager and the children I had with me were younger, I would have to leave the older child to fend for himself rather than leave the two younger ones).

But the emotional side of me thinks that perhaps I could find something to tie down the two younger children to a tree or post and then try to get the older one. All I know is a part of me would die that day if any child of mine would die.

petite morceau said...

LOL, of course, in my previous scenario I was picturing myself in a Tsunami situation or hurricane.

Obviously, if it's on land, say like a fire, I'd do my best to secure the two children with me and then try to rescue the other. I KNOW that I wouldn't be able to just stand there and watch my child die!

I have an overwhelming urge to speak with my son right now LOL...

Just Me said...

Sex Therapist Sue Johanson was just on Tyra and she said something that shocked me...

I was always wandering why the woman appeared to be enjoying sex and getting off more than I was. Sue says that the man's G-spot is his anus. Got-dam, does this mean that I should try this new thing or that Tammy's sons are fair game for Hector or that you women with the men who desire their booty have their own hidden freaks within? Maybe you can turn them on to something new to take them to new heights?

Cocoa Rican said...

All in favor of my taking their new-found G-spot for a test drive, say, "AY" or "I"... or just raise your hand and put your other one over your mouth... LOL

caspar608 said...

Cocoa
What kind of sick twisted monster are you? That is a horrible scenario to present to anyone.

Why couldn't you ask if any of the bloggers ever crapped in their pants and were they embarrased by it or not?

Thanks for the anus tips for today Just Me!

Cas

caspar608 said...

PLEASE DELETE ME FROM YOUR BLOG DAMMIT!


just kidding

Cocoa Rican said...

:::: FINGER ON RED "DELETE" BUTTON::::
It's that kind-a week folks...it's that kinda week