Thursday, March 6, 2008
This morning while scanning headlines I came across this one:
Man Dies When Wind Flips Mattress He Was Moving:
MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. — High winds are blamed for the death of a man who died when a mattress he was sitting on was blown off the back of a pickup truck.
Police said Doyle Smith, 42, a public works employee, was helping move the mattress Monday.
The wind flipped the mattress and Smith fell and hit his head on the road. He died at Maury Regional Hospital.
Mount Pleasant Police Chief Tom Wilson said the death would be classified as weather-related
courtesy Foxnews and Assoc Pres
Some times I have to wonder about the pres and their reporting. This story definitely lacks details. For instance was it a Queen , Full or twin mattress. Was it a spring,air or foam. If the Media is going to bring us these hard hitting article for public awareness we need more info. I for one always sit on a Full size mattress in the back of any pick up because I find it fits nicely between the wheel wells. Queens and Kings tend to angle up the side while you may think this provides a well placed cushion for leaning it definitely could catch the wind in a case like this making air time a guarantee. I guess the Associated Pres is kind of like a a Rap stars entourage. They have several hundred reporter's (not unlike rap lackeys) that are fresh out of college indoctrination and feel that they need to report on anything from cats up a tree to what Barrack Husein Obama had for breakfast. I have to say that the Founding Fathers really had Blogging and protesting in mind when they wrote the 1st amendment. Opinion should never be restricted, randoms acts of reporting on the other hand seem like mattress filling necessary but still just fluff.