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1440, 06 Jul 15

Darwin Award Winner

We have the 2015 champion, so far.

Staples, 22, of Calais, a small city on the Canadian border, placed a reloadable fireworks mortar tube on his head and told his friends he was going to light it, McCausland said. But his friends urged him to stop.

“Apparently, he thought that was a great idea,” McCausland said. “His friends they thought dissuaded him from doing it, and the next thing they knew, he ignited the fireworks and he was killed instantly.”

Staples’s brother Cody told the Daily News of New York that he was a few feet away when his brother lit the firework and was the first to come to his side after it exploded.

“There was no rushing him to the hospital. There was no Devon left when I got there,” said 25-year-old Cody Staples, who called it an accident.


1440, 06 July 2015


  1. Jonnyv

    I argue that the guy who jumped in with the alligator deserves it a little more. From what I read, this guy was just fooling around… PRETENDING to do it when he somehow accidentally lit it. Still a very dumb move to mess with minor artillery, but I think that alligator man is dumber. Close call though.

  2. 3rd Way

    My vote goes for the alligator guy too. Taunting what causes your demise gives you extra points.

    “f@#k that alligator”

  3. Pat

    So WELS approves of it’s members participation in, and worship of, other religions. I thought you said they didn’t???

  4. Pat

    Sorry, posted to wrong topic.

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