Friday, May 02, 2008

and then I found this tidbit...


I was feeling stupid until I read this:
At an after-work party in 1993, Canadian attorney Garry Hoy was showing a group of visiting law students how unbreakable the windows were in the Toronto-Dominion Bank Tower (center). He threw himself against one and it held. He did it again, and it gave way. Hoy plunged 24 stories to his death.


12 comments:

Bubblehead said...

I had a boss in the Navy that had one of the best sayings, ever!

"The Stupid Shall Be Punished"

Does make you feel a little better about your day for sure.

Russ said...

"Stupid is as stupid does"
-Forrest Gumps mother.

becky68 said...

Michele sent me to consider the irony of that situation. Especially as it was a lawyer.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

What can I say??

Michele sent me.

~A~ said...

Whoops. :)

Michele sent me. Have a great weekend.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Gee, I don't think I wanted to read that today. Or any day.

Hi, I'm here from Michele's place.

PI said...

Thanks David for that jolly story before I go to bed. If I have nightmares I shall know who to blame:)It's my second visit today so thank you for having a new post.
Michele sent me and now I'm off to bed. Night night!

Snaggle Tooth said...

I wonder if he yelled
"I can fly!"
on the way down...

Now I feel smart, too-

David said...

i read more, he was 39

i mean, does that seem a little old for showing off to college girls?

I wonder if his estate sued the window manufacturer?

gemma said...

Oh David! I am soooo glad I stopped in - I am sure that I have worked with him or someone in his family in my past however many years of employment....I only wish I had been there when it happened if he had been one of those that I have worked for or with.....Michele sent me this time but I really like it here and would have come on my own later...have a great end of the week.

kenju said...

Michele sent me, David. I can't believe I'd not heard of that guy before this. How stupid can you be??!!

Teena said...

I remember when this happened ... I was working a couple buildings away. What the heck was he thinking?!