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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

I [heart with stab wound] New York

Well, it's nice to know they're still stabbing tourists on the subways in Ol' New York. This one is from Texas. He is a nerd. A geek. A dork. A dweeb. How badly does the New York Times want you to know this, short of coming out and saying, "The victim was a pasty, doughy, frightened nerd"? This bad:
"He's a smart, very bright kid," his aunt said. "He's not violent. He's pretty passive."

The attack must have been unprovoked, she said. "It had to be a random deal," she said of the attack. "He's not that type of kid."

She described her nephew as a big science fiction and fantasy fan who used to collect Star Wars paraphernalia.