Having A Blast In Boston

Apparently, the participants and spectators at yesterday's Boston Marathon got a bit more than they bargained for.  As anyone might guess, everything worth knowing was reported within the first five minutes of "coverage".  Of course, that's never stopped the nescient nitwits of the "news" organizations from nattering on and on ad nauseum with all their speculations and commentary.

"Blessed is he who has nothing to say and refrains from giving wordy evidence of the fact." -- G. B. Shaw

Just once, we'd like to see one of the local TV stations pre-empt one of their ubiquitous promos to give a thumbnail sketch of what happened and then say "As soon as any pertinent details become available, we'll pass them along."

Never happen, though.

Anyone starting an office pool on how long it's going to take for some grandstanding politician to use this minor tragedy to infringe yet further on our rights and freedoms?

As a side note, one cannot help but wonder how long it will be for some enterprising soul to start marketing a t-shirt that says "I had a blast at the Boston Marathon".