Thursday, April 12, 2007

Someone forwarded me this e-mail the other day. I checked for validity, but didn’t find anything on it at all. I wonder how many more iPods would sell in the ‘hood if it were true:

“While the validity of this statement can be debated by many hard core iPod fans, in this one specific case it's true: The iPod really does saves lives, or at the very least, one life.

Kevin Garrard, a soldier in the 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq, was shot in the chest by an insurgent with an AK-47 at very close range. A bullet of this caliber at close range would normally pierce through body armor, but this was Kevin's lucky day. He had his 20-gig iPod in his jacket pocket.

The bullet struck the iPod and slowed down the projectile enough that his body armor stopped the hot lead from piercing his chest.” Check it out:

The song for today is “Hands To Heaven” by Breathe off their 1987 album All That Jazz. The late 80s saw a lot of these clean cut bands whose ballads quickly climbed up the pop charts. I’m embarrassed to say I liked several of those types of songs, including this one, but in hindsight, can only wonder why.


Blogger Diane said...

I wonder what he was listening to at the time?

Maybe Bon Jovi? "Shot through the heart, and you're to blame, you give love a bad name (bad name)"

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