Just when you think to yourself that it has been too long since the last time you heard a story about some jerk off getting impaled for shits and giggles, a 69 year old man dies today in an Indianapolis hospital due to the stabbing wounds attained during a sword fight with a younger family member. No word yet as to which one of the two slapped the other with the white glove to start the duel, but apparently it did not end well. But something tells me that: a). Booze is without a doubt at the root of all of this, and b).So was Gladiator, which has been running on HBO for the past few weeks at a steady clip.
69 year old Adolf Stegbauer died a good death due to complications with the injuries he got while sword fighting with Christopher Rondeau. Franziska Stegbauer, Rondeau's grandmother and Adolf's sister in law, died last Thursday from wounds trying to break up the sword fight. Both Adolf and Chris sustained wounds during the battle as well.
While there has been no word yet as to why Madmartigan got into a sword fight with Gramps (who knows... the old man might have had six fingers or something...), the fact that Adolf died is ruling out participation in an age old Game in order to claim The Prize, though should Adolf happen to mysteriously walk out of the Coroner's office and into Rondeau's hospital room mindlessly babbling something about there being only One it would come back into play.
All kidding aside, police are claiming that reports that Rondeau yelled "Let me send you to Valhalla you Nordic son of a bitch," or that the battle broke out because of unhealed wounds stemming from the sacking of Paris during World War II are premature and unsubstantiated as well as stating that they are getting ready to hang a second murder charge to Rondeau's neck, who was deemed responsible for the death of his grandmother. Sadly, the punishment for murder in Indiana is not being locked inside of a rusty cage on the side of a dirt road...