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Friday, March 17, 2006

But How Was His Aim?

Let us now praise the Sun-Times' Eric Herman, who has written the lede of his career:
Before cops threw the book at him, Jakub Fik threw something unusual at them -- his penis.
A story like that comes along once in a lifetime, and Herman was clearly up to the challenge. (The Sun-Times' web staff also managed a good line of sorts, too: The story's URL is http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-ouch17.html.)

We'll never know if the Chicago Tribune's Metro staff could have equaled it--or even if they could get the word "penis" in the paper--because apparently when a knife-wielding maniac smashes car windows on the north side, breaks into a house, cuts his penis off, and throws it at police officers, it is not newsworthy. Check for yourself.

As Mickey Kaus might say, too interesting.