Monday, August 04, 2008

Solomon Grundy, for real

I write this with no malice or insensitivity intended, but it just struck me how tragically Solomon Grundy-like the subhead was for this news report:

"The British couple shot on their honeymoon in Antigua will be buried together after a funeral service at the church where they were married three weeks earlier."

I hate the way they are reporting this as a botched robbery. Like any newlywed couple on the last day of their honeymoon would put up any resistance to armed intruders. They'd be, like, "Just take everything you want and go, please." People are cunts.

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11 Comments:

Blogger furiousBall said...

I agree with you, not good. :(

04 August, 2008 20:34  
Blogger Glamourpuss said...

Sorry to be dense, but what do you think the scenario was if it wasn't a botched robbery? I must profess my ignorance here...

04 August, 2008 23:10  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

F/ball: Yup.

G/puss: Funny, I woke up thinking I should have added something in about that. While I don't necessarily disbelieve robbery as a motive, the murders were, I suspect, not unintended. I reckon it was always going to play out as a robbery/murder, sadly.

05 August, 2008 07:08  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Sounds like stupid people on there end of the story..

05 August, 2008 17:39  
Blogger Glamourpuss said...

Oh, that is sad. And I see what you mean now. Thanks for explaining.

Puss

06 August, 2008 10:42  
Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

ugh. i had a very very dear friend get married this last saturday and another gets married this approaching saturday.

the thought of anything like this happening ever is horrifying... but so soon after their wedding day.

i can't bear to think of it :(

06 August, 2008 19:21  
Blogger Say It said...

Sadly, Solomon Grundy was one of the only nursery rhyme I thought interesting when I was a kid.

I bet the person who wrote that headline thought they were being soooo clever. Probably even patted themselves on the back.

07 August, 2008 04:14  
OpenID ttpv said...

still not too sure what to make of all of it.
is it wrong of me to be totally apathetic about it all?

08 August, 2008 14:17  
Blogger Say It said...

ya know, I commented 2x on this and it still won't post. wtf blogger???

09 August, 2008 12:19  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

Very sad. This is happening in Mexico resorts too...and it's ridiculous. The general income for country and the police and hotels can't get control of staff. Often in Mexico it has beens taff related robberies and murders.

I suspect that murder was always the plan to avoid witnesses.

What a terrible story.

09 August, 2008 20:23  
Blogger Vanessa said...

It was an old nursery rhyme about a mans life lived in 7 days, having to do with the seven ages of man. Solomon in DC comics was a merchant who was murdered and resurrected fifty years later he's real strong and can return from death but every time he revives he seems a little different and at one time superman couldn't even hold him back.
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10 August, 2008 06:01  

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