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July 10, 2006

Guy story

The following news item (via Fark) is a litmus test to determine whether you're a guy:

July 7, 2006 - Police say a Chicago-area teen is in critical condition after shooting himself in the groin while trying to holster a gun in his pants.

The 19-year-old, who has not been identified, was taken to an Oak Lawn hospital for treatment after the shooting early yesterday.

A police spokesman says it appears that the man pulled the trigger while tucking the gun in his pants.

The incident happened on Chicago's South Side.
Guys will find this story funny, whereas non-guys will purse their lips, feel bad for the "teen," and look askance at guys who are laughing about it. First, the word "groin" is funny, especially when it follows the phrase "shooting himself." The earlier phrase "critical condition" does not detract from the humor. Second, the fact that the "teen" pulled the trigger while tucking the gun in his pants makes this worthy of a Bugs Bunny cartoon, or at least The Three Stooges. Last, when you search Google News to find more about this story, Google makes a nice suggestion.

UPDATE: Maybe my theory of male versus female reactions to the story needs to be fine-tuned.