Saturday, March 28, 2009

Dudes grab a helmet

The death of Natasha Richardson points once again to the dangers of skiing. Helmets really should be mandatory. They do not need to be as thick as that of motorcycles but offer some minimal protection. Brain injuries are costly and are no laughing matter.


Alice Gorable said...

Let me know when your momma let's you out of the plastic bubble, bubble-boy. ;-)

Brooke said...

Tell me about it! I saw a few bad ones during my stint in the ER.

The worst was a combative (because of the bleed) rookie linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals. MVA head trauma.

He kicked the entire departments' butt.

Always On Watch said...

What happened to Richardson on that beginner's slope is most unusual.

Note: I refuse to ski. I love my body too much.

The Pagan Temple said...

It's unusual, but not that unusual. In the same year, within a span of weeks, a Kennedy died skiing, after which Representative Sonny Bono gave the Republican response.