Monday, April 28, 2014

Gospel Song Ruins the Whole Abduction

Good ending to a bad abduction:  

ATLANTA, April 23 (UPI) -- Willie Myrick, a 9-year-old boy from Atlanta, is playing in his front yard.

He notices some money on the ground, bends to pick it up.

Someone grabs him, throws him in a car, pulls away.

“He told me he didn’t want to hear a word from me,” Myrick said.

But Willie refused to be quiet. He sang.

He sang a gospel song called “Every Praise” and he did not stop singing, not when his kidnapper told him to shut up, not when he cursed him or screamed at him.

Willie would not be silenced.

Willie sang and sang for hours, until the kidnapper finally let him go.

"He opened the door and threw me out," Willie said. "He told me not to tell anyone."
I got to wondering about this song,  “Every Praise”, so I looked it up:

Two things:
1) And I mean no disrespect to the music, but I can see how this could get old after the first few hours.

2) There is every chance this guy will get caught because someone hears him humming “Every Praise” over and over nonstop.

I mean, three things:
3) Now it's stuck in your head too.



Surellin said...

Ransom of Red Chief.

lumberjack said...

I remember that story now that you mention it; I didn't recognize the name though.

Looking it up, I find this has been a popular plot in the years since O. Henry wrote the story. Even "Home Alone" borrowed from the theme.

Which got me thinking... How about a "White House Down" kind of story; where the bad guys gain control of the White House and have the outside forces stymied, but are slowly driven to insanity by their captives.

You'd have Bruce Willis climbing through the ventilation system, unable to find or fight the bad guys. Because they're all in the kitchen, being driven mad by ever more complex lunch requests from the president.

Click my Amazon links, I think I'm crowd-sourcing a movie...