Monday, May 19, 2008

Dedicated to the Job

Yes, yes, reporting the news is a dangerous job. There are people who risk their lives to bring people the latest from war zones, disaster areas, and Detroit. However, a high school track meet is not normally an assignment that qualifies for hazard pay, and that is what makes this tale the "Story O' the Day."

Ryan McGeeney is a photographer for a local newspaper, and was covering the state high school track meet this weekend when he was struck by a javelin. No, he wasn't just struck, the thing went right through his leg. Now, if that happened to me I would either be screaming bloody murder, or trying to figure out how this was going to get me out of work for the next six months. Not McGeeny though -- he kept shooting, and today his photo is on the front page of the newspaper. If you dare to see it follow this link.


jon deal said...


Though I also have a TOTALLY dangerous job.

As I sit here in front of my computer screen in my air conditioned office in my fancy chair, I almost got a paper cut.

Scary times.

Amanda said...

I love that he is self medicating with a beer. Guess he does not want to work for Des News.