“Pappy, I’m dead.”

Why can’t the world just be a nice, happy place where harmless snark abounds?

Why do dads have to leave their kids in cars to go look at porn?

Why do moms have to leave their babies alone while they go out to the local bar?

Why do moms have to get hookers for their 12-year-olds?

Why do brothers have to stab their 11-year-old twin brothers and leave them to die in the family attic?

The boys, who would mark their 12th birthday in November, were both straight-A students at Linton Middle School, youth league all-stars in baseball, and played football with the Guyasuta Football League. Tyron played quarterback and Tyrell was the running back.

Stories like this one just make me wonder what the hell is going on … and can we just get back to the way we used to be?


  1. Pensgirl
    August 29, 2007 11:30 am

    Well that’s a story that’ll make you cry at work.

  2. jive turkey
    August 29, 2007 11:54 am

    That’s so sad – I saw that in the paper this morning. It makes no sense.

    This world would be a much better place if your ovaries/testicles shriveled up and went away if you were an irresponsible asshole.

  3. Kelli
    August 29, 2007 12:25 pm

    I keep hearing that the older brother had suffered from mental problems in the past. That is what makes me so angry – there just doesn’t seem to be any real help (accessible, affordable, etc.) for mental health anymore.

    I sure don’t think that institutions are the answer, but there are times when serious measures need to be taken. Like real residential treatment. Like where the mental ill live somewhere they can’t hurt their families.

    And here we are looking at closing more mental health facilities (Mayview.)

  4. marco
    August 29, 2007 12:25 pm

    Yes, the way it used to be! Crossing cricks with furries! Those were the days.

  5. Bram R
    August 29, 2007 1:24 pm

    ROTFL Calvin was the original Furry!

  6. NY Luvs Pitts
    August 29, 2007 1:49 pm

    God help us. :(

  7. K
    August 29, 2007 7:47 pm

    My sentiments exactly. I love you PittGirl.

  8. pittgirl
    August 30, 2007 8:07 am

    Marco, two demerits for you for making me laugh in a post that is super sad.

    K, thanks!

  9. steeler_tom
    August 30, 2007 9:30 pm

    I agree with you Pittgirl…

    What happened to those sunny days with the sun in my face, and not a care in the world? (well ok, the only care was hoping I didn’t have a flat tire on my bike, and it wasn’t raining…..)

  10. Matt H
    August 31, 2007 12:02 am

    I work with the father of all of these boys. Great guy. I can’t believe this happened.