Quick synopsis: 20 year old drives dad's forbidden car 200 km/h in a 50 km/h zone with two passengers (one a 7 month pregnant 15 year old), hits telephone pole and kills them all.
But how about we start with this?
"along with passengers Carl Homer, 33, and Mr Homer's 15-year-old, seven-month pregnant, girlfriend Natasha Schyf"
The mind boggles. A bit more when you read this:
"Miss Schyf and Mr Homer, who met two years ago through friends..."
But not as much as when the dead 15 year old girl's father says:
"Carl and Natasha were perfect for each other, inseparable," Mr Schyf said.
"He was a lovely guy, everything for my daughter, and we were all looking forward to the baby."
Hang on a mo'. Your 15 year old daughter is pregnant by a 33 year old man who's been boffing her for two years SINCE SHE WAS THIRTEEN!!! and you're just fine with it? And you're a Jehovah's Witness? That Bible sure must read different upside down. And I guess they can't spell "statutory rape" in Oz.
On a lighter note, it was good to find that the following story (supposedly the winner of the 2004 Stella Award), doing the rounds on the net right now, is indeed a fabrication.
"In November 2000, Mr. Grazinski purchased a brand new 32 foot Winnebago motor home. On his first trip home, having joined the freeway, he set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers seat to go into the back and make himself a cup of coffee. Not surprisingly, the Winnie left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Mr. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising him in the handbook that he could not actually do this. He was awarded $1,750,000 plus a new Winnebago."
Eh, thank goodness for small mercies.