And if I want to be the jerk that flirts with death and rides around with my seat belt off, I should be able to do that, too.
Later the news is reported, only a few months later, of the same young man:
Kieper, a 21-year-old senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, died early Tuesday morning when the Ford Explorer he was a passenger in travelled off an icy section of Interstate 80 and rolled several times in a ditch. . . . Derek, who was thrown from the vehicle, was not wearing a seat belt.
James Taranto conluded his posting, "When you flirt with death, you run the risk that death has something more serious in mind."