2006_03_12_exhaust.jpgWe don't drive. We've done it a few times, sure, but until we up and move to the City of Angels (fat chance) there just hasn't been much need of it for us. Along with not driving, we have to admit we're still a bit lost by the sex appeal of the car. Sure we saw Crash (the Cronenberg) and we understand that for most Americans getting your license is on the same level as losing your cherry, but that still doesn't explain to us why it would seem like a good idea to get it on in your idling car while it is still parked in the garage. Haven't we all seen like five movies in which this is the chosen manner for some characters suicide? Or, at least we all saw that episode of 90210 where that girl who Kelly met at rehab goes all Single White Female and tries to do a suicide pact thing with Kelly and her car's exhaust. No? OK, moving right along...

Friday night Jonathan Tapia, 21, and his girlfriend Delly Collado, 28, hopped into the Jonathan's car, which was parked in the small garage beneath his parents house in Queens, for a night out on the town. Once in the automobile, it seems the couple started the ignition and began a session of what we can only assume was very heavy petting because sadly they forgot to turn off the ignition. Their dead bodies, in a naked embrace, were found the next morning when the smoke finally set off the fire alarm (aside: the Times doesn't mention that the couple was naked). A tragedy, certainly, so why was our first thought of the Darwin Awards?

Exhaust photo from jacklefttown's flickr stream.