May 7th, 2007

The phone call

Just put down the phone and informed my oldest son. The school called to inform the students that a classmate (last year of high school) died this weekend. The rumor is suicide.

So far, in the school career of my kids we had:

  • A Moroccan family living here was almost completely wiped out in a car crash in Morocco, on their vacation. Only one son survived. Parents and two other kids, both in the same classes (elementary school) as mine did not.
  • A classmate of my second son was hit by a car when he crossed a local road with his bike between cars in a traffic jam and was caught by a car coming from the opposite direction. He was in a coma for 2 months before he died.
  • Same son lost another classmate, described earlier here.
  • Now this one.

Added: Rumor travels fast. He is believed to be experimenting with gaseous drugs and was found with a plastic bag wrapped over his head.Loosing consciousness and then asphyxiation. If true, what a stupid waste. At least get a friend watching over the experiment. Please note this is all unconfirmed.

May 7th, 2007

The world record

American photographer Spencer Tunick broke his own world record yesterday photographing 18.000 naked people in Mexico City. Oh well.