In the Oakland Press this morning, a 62 year old Independence Township man almost killed himself in glorious drunk fashion.
After consuming "unknown quantities of alcohol", he strapped on a motorcycle muffler which he had stuffed full of gunpowder, match-heads, and gasoline. He also put on a motorcycle helmet and a cape. Then he had a friend light his fuse, and started down the hill on a plastic orange sled, no doubt after saying something like "Hey guys! Watch this!"
It did not end well. But, he didn't quite make it onto the Darwin Awards--he's in the hospital.