Sunday, May 19, 2024



Posted without (much) comment: This gem of a paragraph from a news story from KATU-TV out of Tigard, Ore. It has nothing to do with Cambridge, but it’s just such an amazing, imagination-sparking bit of prose.

The incident started when a man in his 70s urinated on a 14-year-old boy during the movie, sparking a confrontation between the boy’s father and the man, police said. The woman, not aware of what was going on, then shouted “gun,” setting off a panic inside the theater and causing moviegoers to flee.

Favorite part, aside from “all of it,” would have to be the deadpan line about the urination sparking a confrontation. It would, right?

The full story, which clarifies a tiny bit about why the woman yelled “gun” but surprisingly little about why a man would urinate on a boy during a movie, is here.