Wednesday, September 20, 2006

It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

I appreciate expressive writing just as much as the next guy, but today's story in the TU about the unidentified victim of a car/pedestrian accident in Saratoga sounds a little overwrought:
No one knows what he was doing out on such a rainy, chilly night. But there he was, his XXL black sweat shirt soaked with rain and weighing him down and black Adidas sneakers heavy with water.

and this...

Those who know his fate ask: Where was he doing such a menial task as shaving? Where was his home? What was he doing out there? Who is this man? For now, the man in the photo remains John Doe -- whose death raises so many unanswered questions.
The paper did not print the morgue photo police have distributed to help identify the man.