i always thought bike messenger was the most dangerous job i had had. (couldnt help but append the first comment in the thread. its cruel but funny like many a sports fan. but what do you want from someone that goes by "bronzehammer?")
Associated Press reports don't get much more grim than this one, concerning the death of a youth-soccer referee after he was beaten by a group of kids from the game he was officiating:
A man who was working as a linesman during a youth soccer match in the Netherlands has died after being beaten and kicked by several players.
Richard Nieuwenhuizen collapsed and was rushed to the hospital hours after players from Amsterdam club Nieuw Sloten punched and kicked him. Nieuwenhuizen's club, Buitenboys, announced the death Monday but not the exact cause.
Three players, whose ages range from 15 to 16, were arrested earlier Monday for alleged involvement in the beating.
Dutch sports minister Edith Schippers told national broadcaster NOS even before the news of Nieuwenhuizen's death that ''it is absolutely terrible that something like this can happen on a Dutch sports field.''
Police spokeswoman Leonie Bosselaar said shortly before the linesman's death was announced that the players were still in custody.
Now, details are a bit muddy. Nieuwenhuizen didn't collapse until "hours after" the attack took place, suggesting that he was up and functioning properly after being beaten. We'll update when we know more.
BronzeHammer 9 hours ago
"Nieuwenhuizen didn't collapse until "hours after" the attack took place, suggesting that he was up and functioning properly after being beaten."
Watched Harry and tonto (1974) last night Tcm for the great Upper west side NYC bits in the beginning. Turned it off when it got too sad.
just watched looper which was quite good. id give it an a-
. thought this was cool though. the writer/director rian johnson put out a supplementary directors commentary that you can sync to the movie.
bill i need your hummus recipe again! i searched but only find a link to horseradish hummus.
we have about 20 9 year old boys coming over saturday. what was i thinking? luckily steve and erin will be here to work the parent crowd ;-)
"We left the boxes in the village. Closed. Taped shut. No instruction, no human being.
I thought, the kids will play with the boxes! Within four minutes, one kid not only opened the box, but found the on/off switch. He'd never seen an on/off switch. He powered it up. Within five days, they were using 47 apps per child per day. Within two weeks, they were singing ABC songs [in English] in the village. And within five months, they had hacked Android. Some idiot in our organization or in the Media Lab had disabled the camera! And they figured out it had a camera, and they hacked Android."
big criterion collection blu-ray sale at b&n
"The upstairs/downstairs shenanigans of Downton Abbey are poised to continue for at least another year. Hot off its highest U.K. ratings to-date for the show’s third season, THR reports that the British drama Downton Abbey has been renewed for a fourth season by ITV. Series creator/showrunner Julian Fellowes recently opined that it would be strange to see ITV not order another season of the addictive soap, and it appears that his intuition was spot-on. Season three averaged 9.7 million viewers on ITV when factoring in same-day DVR viewing, which is a rise over season two’s 9.5 million average. We’ll finally get to see the continued adventures of Lord and Lady Grantham over here in the states on PBS on January 6th, when season three has its U.S. premiere. A two-hour Christmas special will air on ITV on Christmas Day, which finds The Granthams taking a summer break in Scotland. Season four will be set in the early 1920s and is expected to air on ITV in Fall 2013. Production begins in February."
blogger/twitter co-founder evan williams next project, medium