Weird Wild Web: Might As Well Jump
I know I used that headline sometime before, but this time I really
As a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, I sometimes feel like I
live in a wonderful, magical Land of Bridges. Okay, maybe that was laying
it on a little thick, but we DO have seven, count 'em, SEVEN bridges around
here, including the world-famous, perpetually tourist-encrusted Golden
Now, we're no Thames River, but that's quite a few bridges if you ask
me. And when you think of bridges, among the many things which may leap
(so to speak) into your mind are the occasional highly publicized reports
of people jumping to their grisly deaths into the waters/rocks/swiftly
moving traffic below. And if you've ever had the misfortune to be actually
CROSSING the bridge while police were trying to talk a jumper out of that
leap into the void, well, you know how much fun that is. Goodbye, punctuality.
Although suicide is not particularly funny, unless you're talking about
Monty Python's Kamikaze Highlanders, today's Weird Wild Website aims to
lighten up the mood a little, poor taste be damned. The "guess the date
of the next skyway bridge jumper" pool allows YOU, the casual internet
visitor, to peripherally participate in a morbid wager about the date,
time, sex, and fate of the next jumper off this West Florida bridge.
You may find this funny. You may find this extremely UNfunny. Visitors
have written in to express both of these sentiments, and you can read their
comments (as well as guesses) on this site. Since I'm unusually apathetic
this morning, I don't have much of an opinion either way, so you'll have
to decide for yourself. Ha ha, made you think.
Jump around, jump around,
jump up jump up and get down.
--Sarah "Clever Nickname" Baig
Weird Wild Website submitted by Psychotic Web Monkey Scruffy Burton
(with friends Loki Sataere and David Wiseman).