Moron of the New Year
January 5, 2011 by admncc
Happy New Year! I truly apologize for only accomplishing a few posts throughout the holidays. In addition to time-consuming family obligations, that is also the busiest time of the year for my day job. So needless to say, I didn’t have much free time. Thus, I’m behind on posting on here, I’m behind on reading other blogs and I’m behind on commenting on other blogs. LOL. What a great way to start out the New Year! But I plan to update this site repeatedly over the next few days with a “Best Of 2010” series that I’ve been working on.
In the meantime, in honor of the New Year, I thought it would be appropriate to name our first “Moron of the Week” award winner. You know…I actually feel bad for this guy…he’s lucky to be alive and I hope he gets the help he needs. According to this story in the New York Daily News, Vangelis (Angelo) Kapatos, 26, wearing only pajama bottoms, jumped from his family’s apartment building in an attempt to commit suicide. However, he wasn’t successful in ending his life, because after falling nine stories, he landed on a pile of 100 trash bags that were outside the apartment building (The New York Sanitation Department had suspended trash collection after a December 26th snowstorm paralyzed the city).
Before jumping, Kapatos, who was upset over a possible eviction, also slit his throat. According to neighbors, he’s alive because of the trash bags. Now…for what it’s worth, if you’ve seen any pictures of the New York streets that weren’t plowed for days after the blizzard or of the trash that had built up, you might argue that the city, and not Kapatos, is the “Moron of the Week.”
Photo Courtesy of Leighton Edmondso and The New York Times