Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

"I think I may have come to the wrong house"

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19740787/

Suddenly, a hooded man slid in through an open gate and put the barrel of a handgun to the head of a 14-year-old guest.

"Give me your money, or I'll start shooting," he demanded, according to D.C. police and witness accounts.

"We were just finishing dinner," Cristina "Cha Cha" Rowan, 43, blurted out. "Why don't you have a glass of wine with us?"





Now, that's some crazy on tap.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 13th, 2007 4:58pm
"There was this degree of disbelief and terror at the same time," Rabdau said. "Then it miraculously just changed. His whole emotional tone turned -- like, we're one big happy family now. I thought: Was it the wine? Was it the cheese?"

This kind of goes to the heart of the whole "need" versus "want" debate.  This guy probably needed money and found out that his life is sh*t and look what he has resorted to, robbing this nice family.  Found a little compassion and changed his mind.

Interesting.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 13th, 2007 5:08pm
Yes. I think there is no point to trying to find and arrest the guy, he has been cured.

Also, something to be said for good food, cheese and wine. Really mellows you out.

I have a theory and I think it is a very good one.

If you look at the murder statistics for the US, you see that the states in which Baptists are the predominant religion occupy all of the highest spots. Baptists prohibit drinking (which is retarded and ignorant since the Bible COMMANDS us to booze it up and Jesus was clearly a big slosh), so they are uptight and angry and assholes to their kids. If they would drink more wine, they would loosen up, not be so angry all the time, and the murder rate would drop.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 13th, 2007 5:28pm
It's not that Baptists don't drink, they just don't see one another doing it.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 13th, 2007 5:56pm
They do drink much less than regular people though.

But you are right, social drinking is the good drinking that improves relationships. Drinking alone in secret is the sort of drinking that makes you violent angry and irrational.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 13th, 2007 6:22pm
> Drinking alone in secret is the sort of drinking that makes you violent angry and irrational.

mandate DNA testers on all bottles to make sure there are two different people present before bottle can be opened.

(yes, this would prohibit identical twins from drinking together by themselves. them the breaks for dressing alike and fooling your 4th grade teacher.)
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July 13th, 2007 6:29pm

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