Bachmann compares Obama to Germanwings pilot

It must be exhausting to have to outcrazy yourself day after day:

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Tuesday compared President Obama to the Germanwings co-pilot accused of intentionally crashing the plane he was flying last week.

“With his Iran deal, Barack Obama is for the 300 million souls of the United States what Andreas Lubitz was for the 150 souls on the German Wings flight — a deranged pilot flying his entire nation into the rocks,” Bachmann wrote on her official Facebook page.

“After the fact, among the smoldering remains of American cities, the shocked survivors will ask, ‘Why did he do it?’ ” she continued.

College student playing with cat drops pistol, shoots self

Guns make us so much safer:

NASHVILLE — A college student accidentally shot himself in the head while playing with a cat and is in critical condition Tuesday at a local hospital, police said.

Craig Lambert, 19, was sitting at a picnic table at about 10 p.m. CT Monday in Hadley Park near Tennessee State University playing with a cat when his pistol slipped out of his pocket, according to Don Aaron, Metro police department spokesman.

Gary Dahl, Inventor of the Pet Rock, Dies at 78

From the NY Times:

It was a craze to rival the Hula-Hoop, and even less explicable. For a mere three dollars and 95 cents, a consumer could buy … a rock — a plain, ordinary, egg-shaped rock of the kind one could dig up in almost any backyard.

The wonder of it was, for a few frenzied months in 1975, more than a million consumers did, becoming the proud if slightly abashed owners of Pet Rocks, the fad that Newsweek later called “one of the most ridiculously successful marketing schemes ever.”

Gary Dahl, the man behind that scheme — described variously as a marketing genius and a genial mountebank — died on March 23 at 78. A down-at-the-heels advertising copywriter when he hit on the idea, he originally meant it as a joke. But the concept of a “pet” that required no actual work and no real commitment resonated with the self-indulgent ’70s, and before long a cultural phenomenon was born.