June 3rd, 2004


Gee... Ya THINK?!

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man who nearly drowned when using a garden hose to breathe while he tried to retrieve his keys from a lake will make other attempt - this time with a trained diver - on Thursday.

Michael Hatfield, 54, of Lee's Summit, lost his car keys in Longview Lake on Memorial Day. The Missouri State Water Patrol said he used a garden hose to snorkel 30-feet below the surface, with a 20-pound boat anchor tied to his waist to help him reach the bottom.

The entire incident was caught on home video.

"Keys can really be replaced," he said. "At the time, I did not think about that. It was really an embarrassment."

Invading Forces

Nice funny comment about the upcoming Invaders series, by Randy Lander.

Invaders #1 (Marvel Comics) - RANDY: Building your new series on top of a foundation by Chuck Austen is kind of like building your multimillion dollar mansion on top of a rickety pile of pigshit. Both in terms of the quality of the foundation, and the future that your structure is likely to have.