Struck by Sound: A man was hit by a Sound Transit light rail train near the Columbia City station yesterday evening. Doctors are treating his life-threatening injuries at Harborview.

Democracy! The people of Japan are voting for a new prime minister.

Trouble in Plastic Paradise: A gunman popped off 50 rounds in an Orange County mall parking lot, injuring no one.

Concuss: Hillary Clinton fainted and suffered a concussion, but she's going to be OK.

Still Not Prez: It looks like John Kerry is first in line to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state come late January.

Constitutional Overhaul? Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood predicts voters will approve a new constitution for the country.

Watch Out for that Ledge: Might Boehner finally budge to avoid the cliff? The absurd comedy continues.

Meanwhile, in Eastern WA... Energy company crews "rescue" a model airplane that got tangled in live power lines.

Revoke Tax Exemption: The recent onslaught of secession petitions may have given these valuable agents of change a bum rap, but don't let that stop you from signing to legally declare Westboro Baptist Church a hate group.

Gun Ads: Deranged and asinine.

Now just calm down...
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