December 9, 2003

Today's Topics:

  1. Mother Sues School District Over Son's Death
  2. Animal Lover's Edition of The Most Disturbing
  3. Why Not To Drink At Work
  4. Weird Facts

Mother Sues School District Over Son's Death

An Illinois family is suing their deceased son's former school district for $25 million.

The mother of 13 year old Robert Hensley is suing the school district because she claims that the school's actions lead to the death of her son.

On November 27th Hensley's school went on a field trip to see the newest "Matrix" film, and two days later Hensley was struck by a train and killed while playing a game of "chicken" with 4 other boys.

Here is a graphic photo of the scene of the accident. Please do not press on the link if you do not want to see a deceased human's body split in two by a train:

http://www.wayweird.com/archives/2003/oct/watch_that_train.php

The attorney for the boy's mother sent this statement to local Illinois papers:

"Robert Hensley was raised in a very poor family, his father left the family when the boy was only 4 years old, and Ms. Hensley raised him and 9 other children on her own. The family lives off of food stamps, doesn't own a car, and doesn't have a television set.

The school district used unguided judgment by letting a classroom of poor children go see a movie at a brand new movie theatre, nontheless, knowing full well that these children are too poor to go and see a movie on their own. Robert's mother could never afford to take her boy to see a moving picture, and the school didn't seem to give one damn hell about that.

After seeing the movie Robert became "brained-washed" by the experience and wanted to eat in restaurants, drive in cars, even enter a shopping mall. Just days after the field trip Robert decided to smoked some pot, and play a game of "chicken" with a train. The train won.

If Robert Hensley had never gone on that field trip he would be alive today. Unfortunately for America's poor children our "politically Correct" public school system does not understand that poor children should not be shown things that they can never attain. Going to a movie theatre is something that no poor child should ever be made to do. Once they see something that they cannot have they'll become depressed, which will lead to drug abuse, domestic violence, theft, and even murder."

-End of Statement

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What's More Disturbing - Animal Lover's Edition

Please vote for one of the following two images that you think is the more disturbing of the two.

Please send votes to: WayWeird_Feedback@hotmail.com

Contestant 1:

Big Kitty:
http://www.wayweird.com/archives/2003/nov/long_cat.php

Contestant 2:

Two hot dogs, hold the relish:
http://www.wayweird.com/archives/2003/nov/hot_dog_hump.php

(If you like this image please go to the Way Weird E-Card section and you can send this image to your friends, or mom, as an E-Card! Just go to www.wayweird.com and press on Greeting Card link)

Why should you never drink on the job if you're employed in a heavy-machinery work field?

Because this could happen to you:

http://www.wayweird.com/archives/2003/nov/workmans_comp.php

This poor guy decided that a bottle of wine during lunch would help his day fly by. Well guess what, not only did the wine help his day end a lot sooner, but it also helped him get his head cut off. Congratulations jerk!

Weird Facts

Which one of the following three facts is false:

  1. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes!

  2. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every 36 hours otherwise it will digest itself!

  3. More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes!

Send your guess here: WayWeird_Feedback@hotmail.com

Last issue's False Fact:

*Johnson is the most common last name in the United States!

*Actually, Smith is the most common last name in the United States!