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(Canoe)   Man responsible Amsterdam hostage-taking shot; wide-screen TV quality unchanged   ( divider line
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2002-03-12 07:42:02 AM  
Still not clear whether he shot himself or the police killed him.

Getting yourself killed over widescreen TV... I'm thinking Darwin nominee.
2002-03-12 07:44:41 AM  
he shot himself twice, in the head and in the bathroom.
2002-03-12 07:45:28 AM  
Man responsible Amsterdam hostage-taking shot; wide-screen TV quality unchanged

Ah, I see its optional grammar Tuesday.
2002-03-12 07:48:49 AM  
he shot himself twice, in the head and in the bathroom.

"Ow! My bathroom!"

2002-03-12 07:50:11 AM  
beat me to it Jl

**he-he indeed***
2002-03-12 07:55:48 AM  
I heard on the news he shot himself in the head twice...

Have been wondering about that one ever since... If at first you don't succeed?
2002-03-12 07:57:11 AM  
the gunman said he was protesting the "arrogant manipulation by the vendors of wide screen television,"

Finally, someone who takes TV as seriously as I do.
2002-03-12 08:21:56 AM  
The title is clearly part of the transition to Newspeak.
2002-03-12 08:51:16 AM  
I said it once in the earlier thread:

That will fix Philips, blow your damn head off in some unrelated company's
Now the Devil is saying "HAW HAW HAW!!! Wait, for a wide screen TV? HAW HAW HAW!!!" to that guy (ask Jack Chick)

Anyway I call dibs on his entertainment center.
2002-03-12 08:56:05 AM  
Rules-grammar headline not follow.
2002-03-12 09:13:13 AM  
Guy shot himself with a semi automatic.
Some more info: Former busdriver, complained for more than a year and had fallen of the wagon: he claimed that the black borders on your tv screen (16:9-format) contained hidden messages and that Philips was manipulating people that way.
2002-03-12 09:42:16 AM  
2,000 years from now, when we are eating the "screen" and "remote" of Our Lord, and watching lifelike pictures with crystal-crisp colors and the holy sound that surrounds us, embraces us, and inhabits all things, your words will be as sand in your bathing suit.
2002-03-12 01:05:58 PM  
All because some guy got his panties in a bunch over TV's gradual changeover to a more film friendly aspect ratio. Of course it didn't help that giant squirrels were following him everywhere.
2002-03-13 12:25:05 PM  
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2002-03-13 02:27:10 PM  
blank: you can never fix philips
2002-03-19 06:57:51 PM  
2002-03-19 06:58:53 PM  
2002-03-19 07:27:26 PM  

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