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(Detroit Free Press)   Long before stabbing, coworkers referred to him as "Crazy Mother Expletive   ( divider line
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2004-11-22 06:21:33 PM  
Shut yo mouth!
wil [TotalFark]
2004-11-22 06:44:22 PM  
Well, if they were callin' me Crazy Mother Expletive, I'd go farking nuts, too.

It's Crazy Mother Farker, dumbasses.

I swear to god, I will cut you.
2004-11-22 07:01:18 PM  
Wil: which one is your wallet?
2004-11-22 07:54:38 PM  
There can be only one.
2004-11-22 07:56:04 PM  

2004-11-22 08:10:52 PM  
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/lets try that again.
2004-11-22 08:41:55 PM  
Sounds like some bullies got what they asked for.
wil [TotalFark]
2004-11-22 08:42:23 PM  
lordargent: It's the one that says Bad Motherfarker on it.

Now, say "biatch, be cool!"
2004-11-22 10:31:38 PM  
How is this strange?

Coworkers call man crazy mofo. Man actually is crazy mofo.

I fail to see how its strange.
2004-11-22 10:33:45 PM  
He would have decapitated him... if he'd only rolled the natural 20.

/no critical hit bonus
2004-11-22 10:36:07 PM  
i'm trying a new thing where i don't read the article but comment anyway...

man that is like so weird.... *shrugs...
2004-11-22 10:36:18 PM  

For some reason, when I saw that picture, my mind immediately said "Fark Party!".
2004-11-22 10:37:57 PM  
I like the point the writer makes about the lunar eclipse, some dramatic intro i tells ya.

Butterfinger the problem seems to be that he missed the thac0.
2004-11-22 10:38:34 PM  
"He was wearing a green hoodie. He was back there grinding something. I didn't know what it was."

The next night was Oct. 27. A lunar eclipse blotted out the moon.

The workers at the Peerless Metal Powders & Abrasives plant in southwest Detroit would soon learn exactly what their coworker James Flemons had fashioned 24 hours earlier.

It was a sword.

How... dramatic... someone missed their calling.
2004-11-22 10:38:58 PM  
You guys didn't know Anthony, he had it coming.
2004-11-22 10:39:01 PM  
I was just in downtown Detroit for a halloween party. It looked downright post-apocolyptic. A sword-wielding maniac with black painted nails would have fit right in at that party.
2004-11-22 10:39:37 PM  
Man, that was a rough story.

But this is Fark: That's one way to get a head in the workplace!
2004-11-22 10:40:21 PM  
Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.
2004-11-22 10:41:58 PM  

Y'know, I've felt like that sometimes. Like when certain threads go from 348 to 312 posts just because, say, someone doesn't like a gothic movie's premonitory tones.

But this hoodie guy needs to stay on his meds. He's seeing things, man, watch out.
2004-11-22 10:42:28 PM  
Always act a little bit crazy. It can't be taxed or taken away. And it gives you a great leeway for behavior.
2004-11-22 10:43:19 PM  
Zombie Jebus:

I was just in downtown Detroit for a halloween party. It looked downright post-apocolyptic. A sword-wielding maniac with black painted nails would have fit right in at that party.

I can't stop laughing!
2004-11-22 10:43:53 PM  
Roger Ebert surrenders.

2004-11-22 10:44:35 PM  
They said he painted his nails black. He burned candles at work. He talked about occult

Just to be safe, we should kill all goths. An ounce of prevention....
2004-11-22 10:45:12 PM  
Neither victim was seriously injured, but Flemons spent six months on a home tether and served two years of probation.

Okay, call me uneducated, but what in the hell is a 'home tether'? An ankle bracelet, or did this guy create a big dirt ring in his yard, threatening passersby with his sword(s)?
2004-11-22 10:48:05 PM  

Oh, this is understatement day.
2004-11-22 10:48:30 PM  
Poor man. Poor kid.

Some psychiatry is definitely in order.
2004-11-22 10:49:13 PM  
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2004-11-22 10:49:47 PM  
did this guy create a big dirt ring in his yard, threatening passersby with his sword(s)?

2004-11-22 10:50:21 PM  
They mentioned a lot of really surface-level stuff... They mentioned at least 3 times throughout the article that he painted his fingernails black, was wearing a hoodie at the time, and played dungeons and dragons... More info on that self-made religion, his family, and how he was treated at the workplace, and less of that stuff.
2004-11-22 10:51:51 PM  
His family has some fairly strongly held and traditional Christian beliefs, so they didn't know what to make of him," said Flemons' attorney, David Roby of Southgate. "It's not that they aren't supportive of him. I just don't know if they understand him. They are more toward the power of prayer than psychiatric intervention."

2004-11-22 10:52:31 PM  
Stabbing, it's a helluva drug.
2004-11-22 10:53:38 PM  
Classic example of batshiat crazy.
2004-11-22 10:58:14 PM  
ok, this is on topic since it's from the article.

just what does this mean? "which manufactures the metal dust in brakes."
2004-11-22 10:59:23 PM  
He lived just across an I-75 bridge, at the Hotel Yorba, on West Lafayette.

Well its 1 2 3 4
take the elevator
at the hotel yorba
I'll be glad to see you later
all they got inside is vacancy
2004-11-22 11:00:14 PM  
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2004-11-22 11:02:21 PM  
..whoever wrote this definatly is in the wrong career....
2004-11-22 11:02:24 PM  
Gotta jump on the D+D reference...I cast Crazy Mutha Farker!

/They're in the fridge!
2004-11-22 11:03:57 PM  
He talked about occult and fantasy games like Dungeons & Dragons.

Yessss, D&D is so very occult, I always sacrifice a virgin to get my D20 to roll crits.
2004-11-22 11:04:18 PM  
Brakes for vehicles are made out of compressed, fine, metal dust.
2004-11-22 11:05:00 PM  
I guess that's one way to get your point across.
2004-11-22 11:13:04 PM  
A) it was much less a stabbing than a hacking


B) they didn't call him Crazy Mother Farker...that's just what he said, and the coworkers refute that (and I believe them)
2004-11-22 11:13:08 PM  
What do you do when your crazy coworker is running around actively trying to decapitate another coworker?

Ask him what he's doing.

Way to save the day, Mr Tabb!
2004-11-22 11:14:27 PM  
Crazy Mother Expletive sounds like a good fark account name.
2004-11-22 11:25:42 PM  
Nice, teapreacher, you beat me to it. Good stuff, the white stripes... good stuff.
2004-11-22 11:26:12 PM  
I haven't been coming to Fark very long; maybe about 6 months or so. But in the time I've been here, I notice people pat themselves on the back for quoting or referencing obscure things a LOT. I had never seen this on any website before Fark. Is this just kind of a Farker's trademark? Cause hell, I could do it to, but I like for people to get my jokes.

Not being an expletive, just wondering. (Or should I have put a slash in front of that line...? Another Fark trademark? A tradeFark?)
2004-11-22 11:27:24 PM  
I believe that the coworkers harassed them. The last time I checked, people like to trounce on deviations from the norm. Besides, who in their right mind would admit to constantly making fun of someone in a situation like this? They obviously want to make it seem like he was crazy (which I'm not saying he wasn't), and that he did it out of his own craziness, not because he was being constantly made fun of.
2004-11-22 11:28:05 PM  
Toriko the great thing about playting D&D is you're never short of sacrafical virgins.
2004-11-22 11:29:56 PM  
Violence in Detroit? No way!
2004-11-22 11:36:37 PM  
/Get it? "Shopped"? Awh, come on guys!!?! "hacking to death a coworker on the shop floor...". "Shopped"? [Damnit! Where's a rim-shot when you need one. :-( ]
2004-11-22 11:38:59 PM  
a home tether is an electronic 'collar' that is placed around the ankles of prisoners that are sent's one of Michigan's ways to get around overcrowded prisons. I'm pretty sure that the way it works is instead of being locked up in a jail cell, you're in essence confined to your house.

And yes, it's the same Hotel Yorba that Jack wrote about. Pretty sure the pic of it is still on the stripes' site.
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