Palm Beach News

In Wellington, a Streak Ends (With a Bus)

On a day when sister cities are in the news, a cautionary tale comes to us from Wellington. Not the city in Palm Beach County, mind you, but the one in New Zealand.

It's a short story, but vivid. A man was streaking. Until he was hit by a bus.

To the great credit of New Zealand's Wellington population, the first few reader comments deal with the high-minded subject of what constitutes sufficient signage and how the lack of it may be to blame for the accident. Inevitably, another commenter boiled the matter down to two words: "Darwin Theory."

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Thomas Francis