Over the weekend, it was reported that a 19-year-old college student, Samantha Spady, drank 40 beers and shots of liquor in combination over an 11-hour period and was found dead in the Sigma Pi fraternity house on the campus of Colorado State University. She had a blood alcohol count of 0.436. Her death was ruled an accident. (And she’s not the only one)
A worker caulking ceiling tiles directly over the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan fell six stories to his death Friday. Martin Keeler, 26, was working in a space under the museum ceiling 60 feet above the floor when the 6-by-6-foot panel he was standing on gave way. Ironically, the temple was built in 15BC as a shrine to Isis, the goddess of protection who was worshiped as the perfect mother with mystical healing powers.
Madonna called for world peace on Sunday, so we can all breathe a little easier. Oddly, no one had ever thought to actually just call for it outright. Previously, people had wished and prayed, to no avail. It was at a conference on Jewish mysticism in Tel Aviv that she came up with the idea, during her five-day pilgrimage to Israel. The International Herald Tribune reports that the Israeli government, however, just hopes Madonna’s visit will revive the country’s flagging tourism despite the fact that many of its Orthodox citizens reject the shiksa’s adoption of kabbala, calling it a desecration of the holy. Whatever. As reported earlier by our British Intelligence guy, Madonna said, “I realize now that it is no more dangerous to be here than it is to be in New York.” After at least four years of violence and bloodshed in Israel, it’s statements like hers that will have tour groups flocking. No word yet on when world peace will commence.