Jonah Keri Cheats Death

"A deafening series of violent bumps. A patch of thickly clustered trees. A terrified scream. A sickening crash," writes the great Jonah Keri, in what has to be the most improbable and life-affirming story you'll read all day. [JonahKeri.com] » 8/30/09 1:45pm 8/30/09 1:45pm

Leitch-Hating Matador Records Co-Owner Loses Home In Fire

Gerard Cosloy, indie-music maven and proprietor of sporty blog Can't Stop The Bleeding, posted the photo you see here, writing: "This was a hell of a way to get out of hoovering the living room." Condolences. [CSTB, via Steady Burn] » 8/11/09 5:50pm 8/11/09 5:50pm

Hey, Kirk Herbstreit's House Is On Fire!

Herbie let his local fire department burn down his home in exchange for a tax break, but the IRS wants the money anyway. He could sell his house to pay the bill if it hadn't just burned down! [Columbus Dispatch] » 7/28/09 4:30pm 7/28/09 4:30pm