*to Hanlon's razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

'SAD' Kenyan runner in Alaska

Sounds like this poor bastard got Seasonal Affective Disorder, and went out for the fateful run to help it, consciously or not.  Anyone else think it's a dumbassed idea to give a scholarship to someone from the 1st parallel at the 61st parallel?  Maybe someone should have thought about the consequences of that after his buddy committed suicide?  You wouldn't look into contributing factors?  A few lamps couldn't have hurt.

As for me, it's only my morning bike rides that gets me out of bed through the winter, at the 43rd and 35th parallels.


  1. Kenyan runner in Alaska......no one saw this coming? How NOT like home can you fucking feel?

    Actually, I live in Japan and it feels a lot NOT like home...A LOT!!

  2. That poor guy. I'm assuming this was a chance at a step-up for them both, and now one is dead and the other probably unable to earn a living back home. There are really no words.

    As for cultural difference between Kenya and Anchorage, you are spot on. Still, you and I can deal with this place, more or less, and I am sure most Kenyans can deal with the US if motivated, but Anchorage? Five and a half hours of sunlight and ten below 0C. Nairobi right now: twelve hours and twenty.