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Monday, November 10, 2008

Hitting Rock Bottom, Dude

There's something so delightfully low-rent about this news item. It's not just the poor loser himself, the office he holds (held?) or the crime with which he's charged. It is, I think, the event at which the incident occurred that adds that certain je ne sais qua.
A City Council member from New Jersey had himself a wild weekend which included urinating over people at a nightclub and a subsequent arrest.

Steven Lipski, 44, a New Jersey councilman, made a fool of himself Friday night and possibly endangered his political career by attending a concert by a Grateful Dead tribute band in Washington, D.C., ingesting a serious amount of alcohol and then proceeding to urinate on fellow concertgoers.

Lipski was at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. and the other people attending the show were not equally inebriated so as not to notice what Lipski was doing from atop a second-floor balcony. Police officers were called; he was arrested and charged with simple assault, reports the New York Daily News.
The Washington Post's account of this story reports, "Lipski was described as "a wonderful and caring person." Another...said he always put "the well-being of his fellow human beings first." His pee must be of very high quality.

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