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Jeep Vs. Pool

The scariest thing to me about horror stories like last month’s discovery of Amanda Berry and two other women in the home of Ariel Castro (who plead not guilty today by the way) is that the surprising and lucky confluence of events that brings those stories to light suggests there are many, many other equally upsetting and awful stories we never hear about because they don’t get a happy ending. Eek! Similarly*, with videos like this, which demonstrate the breadth of the human experience, you cannot help but watch a family drive a jeep into its own pool without wondering how many other poorly thought out half-stunts by people who are unlike anyone you’ve ever met in their decision making processes and their group enthusiasm for a thing you’d never even think of doing are never captured on a cell phone and immediately uploaded to YouTube, thereby lost forever to the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. (Today’s theme.)

*Not actually “similar.” I am not really comparing the horrific ordeal suffered by the victims of monsters to goof-em-up videos farted out into darkness. I mean, I do, but not really.