Friday, January 28, 2005

This Column Could Save Your Life

Seriously. I saw this on CNN today:
NEW YORK (AP) -- An aspiring actress and playwright whose work explored life's darker sides was shot and killed as she confronted an armed robber during an early-morning street holdup.

Nicole duFresne, 28, had just left a bar in a trendy section of the Lower East Side with her fiance and another couple early Thursday when they were approached by four or five men...

Witnesses told investigators that one of the men grabbed for the other woman's purse and duFresne intervened, asking, "What are you going to do, shoot us?" A man then fired one shot at her, police said.

Now this seems to have been a talented lady. And I'm not making light of her death. It's just that daring someone to shoot you, then having them shoot you, is something that belongs in a Warner Brothers cartoon, not real life. If she had been a regular reader of this column, she would have seen the "Live Free or Die. Or Something" post on January 20 where I specifically said "Don't flirt with Death, because you might get laid."

Dubious Quality. It might save your life someday.

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