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(MSNBC)   14 year old arrested for bringing a pellet gun to school and threatening to shoot someone with it, no amish were harmed in making of this asshat's cry for attention   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 40
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2006-10-07 06:04:56 PM
I've been shot with those, they hurt like hell
 
2006-10-07 06:09:46 PM
It'll be handled by an a-pellet court.
 
2006-10-07 06:09:50 PM
WTF is causing these incidents? There must be something in the water. Maybe the floride.
 
2006-10-07 06:10:25 PM
You'll put an eye out.

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2006-10-07 07:49:14 PM
wydok: WTF is causing these incidents? There must be something in the water. Maybe the floride.

Most likely, the guy was a victim of some sort (or mentally unstable) and was feeding off the fear from the shootings to get some attention and "respect".
 
2006-10-07 08:17:23 PM
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2006-10-07 08:53:39 PM
There were no pirates on the high seas.
 
2006-10-07 08:54:45 PM
I say put him in the stocks & shoot him in the ass a few times.
 
2006-10-07 08:57:28 PM
I don't understand why taglines have to be funny to get posted. It is fricking stupid.

There isn't anything funny about F*$%ING school shootings, especially the AMish one (yes I know this was a pellet gun and nobody got shot; I'm just making a general point). Stop trying to desensitive everybody to the SH*T buy greenlighting sarcastic humor taglines.
 
2006-10-07 08:59:00 PM
Sannyasin: There isn't anything funny about F*$%ING school shootings,


There is if it happens at a clown college.
 
2006-10-07 09:01:24 PM
wydok: WTF is causing these incidents?

When one moron jumps out to do something stupid and gets lots of attention its a catalyst for the other mouth breathers that didn't get enough loving from mommy and daddy.
 
2006-10-07 09:02:42 PM
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"It could break the skin and start a very ugly infection."
 
2006-10-07 09:02:54 PM
Sannyasin: I don't understand why taglines have to be funny to get posted. It is fricking stupid.

There isn't anything funny about F*$%ING school shootings, especially the AMish one (yes I know this was a pellet gun and nobody got shot; I'm just making a general point). Stop trying to desensitive everybody to the SH*T buy greenlighting sarcastic humor taglines


You're wrong, everything can be reduced down to crude humor and joking. WWII, Jewish Holocaust, Rape, Murder, Incest, Genocide, anything goes. Get over it and learn that not everyone is as butthurt about things as you are.
 
2006-10-07 09:04:26 PM
Coolhaus: It'll be handled by an a-pellet court.

For the win!
 
2006-10-07 09:05:01 PM
I'll even venture as far as to say 9/11 (the towers falling) can be subject to humor. img.photobucket.com
 
2006-10-07 09:05:07 PM
thatguyfred - Assuming that you're an American, does that include 9/11?
 
2006-10-07 09:08:47 PM
Madheretic: Assuming that you're an American, does that include 9/11?

Your assumption is correct, and I'll even go a step further and tell you I'm a soldier. I was just as devastated by those happenings on that day as everyone else. Humor gets people through everything, it helped me through war, and will continue to help aide me and a lot of other people through future hardships. I can find the bright/funny side of everything.
 
2006-10-07 09:09:15 PM
It would appear all the publicity is spawning a raft of copycat cases.

Sleep well, reporters. And don't think about all those dead children.
 
2006-10-07 09:11:08 PM

Madheretic

Assuming that you're an American, does that include 9/11?

Speaking as an american and former NYer, yes, it does.

I don't know why, but joking about 9/11 is ok with me, but making movies and TVs shows about it still doesn't sit well with me. I dont know why, but it does.

 
2006-10-07 09:13:02 PM
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2006-10-07 09:13:55 PM
But he didn't shoot anyone and it was just a pellet gun. The guys in metal shop made deadlier weapons than that. It looks like the whole thing is getting blown outta proportion. You know hwy this stuff "seems" to be happening more often. Because guns in school is now big news so lets report everything. They just had a bomb scare at the school near me. That didn't get national attention because there were no guns involved.

But lets look on the bright side. Now, during an election year, we can concentrate on keeping our students safer and not gas prices or the war.

/Tin foil hat brigade...unite.
 
2006-10-07 09:20:19 PM
How do you stop school shootings? Announce immediate castration for anyone bringing a gun into the school building.
 
2006-10-07 09:25:09 PM
Sannyasin

...thereby prompting jealous loners to plant guns in the backpacks of their dream girl's boyfriends.


/not a loner
//*shallow nasal breathing*
 
2006-10-07 09:26:20 PM
Sannyasin: Announce immediate castration for anyone bringing a gun into the school building.

Oh right thats a viable option. I wonder why they never thought of that.
 
2006-10-07 09:27:52 PM
People who get selectively pissy about certain subjects being made light of on Fark annoy me.
 
2006-10-07 09:31:00 PM
Sannyasin:

Announce immediate castration for anyone bringing a gun into the school building.

Sounds fine to me: the only firearms I've seen at school are carried by cops.
 
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2006-10-07 09:36:26 PM
That tagline's just not right. I hope all the amish people reading this..
oh yeah, nevermind.
 
2006-10-07 09:36:34 PM
wydok: WTF is causing these incidents?

To the contrary, violence of this kind has been part of human existence for as long as humans have existed. The only difference is that now we have instantaneous mass media. This means that as soon as anything bad happens anywhere, everyone knows about it.

Five hundred years ago, or one thousand years ago, or five thousand years ago, no one knew anything except what happened in their own little community. But now, if there is violence in the smallest community, it receives instant world-wide coverage.

Rest assured that nothing has really changed. Humans are just as f*cked up as they have ever been. It's just that technology now allows us to hear about every single bad act any place, any time. In fact, because the major media outlets profit from bad news (and yes, they do) they have a powerful financial incentive to emphasize the extreme badness of a tiny minority of incidents.

So don't be thinking that somehow this generation of humans is worse than any other, or that this is the worst period in human history, or that things are getting ever worse. They aren't, and it isn't, and they aren't. Things might even be getting better. The only difference is that technology now allows us to know every single bad thing that happens anywhere the same day that it happens.

Don't despair, wydok. We are getting more civilized. We wouldn't be so outraged at these bad things if we weren't.
 
2006-10-07 09:37:17 PM
Solty Dog

But he didn't shoot anyone and it was just a pellet gun. The guys in metal shop made deadlier weapons than that.



Actually, pellet guns, AKA airguns can be quite lethal. The energy carried by the pellet can approach that of a conventional .22 firearm. All depends on what kind of pellet gun and where you get shot.
 
2006-10-07 09:43:13 PM
I guess I'm the odd duck then. Although I understand how humor helps people handle stressful memories/situations, it just doesn't work for me. I'm talking about real tragedies though, not something that could have been one.
 
2006-10-07 09:43:29 PM
no amish were harmed

I fail to see the humor. Tasteless.
 
2006-10-07 09:53:57 PM
How do you stop school shootings? Announce immediate castration for anyone bringing a gun into the school building.

Then follow through a couple of times. They'll get the point.
 
2006-10-07 09:54:30 PM
I was there. 5th period is lunch, and i think this happened first or second lunch wave, because around 3rd lunch, all the vice principals and the principals were in the cafeteria. They made some announcement 6th period, but no one in my class could hear it. We just kind of assumed it was something about the football game. Around 7th period i found out, i had to bring something to the office and the police were there, secretaries were absolutely FLIPPING. I almost got my head ripped clean off when I asked what was going on. So they told me, i went back to class and spread it around, of course the teacher hadn't said much to us. Well yeah, I kind of figured this forum might like an inside story. I didn't know the kid, to my knowledge. My heart goes out to everyone who was effected by a school shooting, it really brings a tear to my eye, just the concept of it.
 
2006-10-07 10:00:57 PM
Hell, the KGB designed poison pellet umbrella delivery, but I doubt this was one such, KarmicD.

As for the humor to diffuse a horror, it has been done since man could express teh funnay. "Brag Got Eat by Dinosaur, Run, Went YaYaYa" *Cavemen fart with laffter*

We just all need a bit of differing time before the 'tasteless' factor dissipates. Hell, "What does NASA stand for? Need Another Seven Astronauts.", ring a bell?

Some sweet folks are a bit sensitive to the tasteless. You'd know this and scale back in a mixed crowd at a party. This is FARK. There is no knowing who views the thread.
 
2006-10-07 10:34:45 PM
Hmm, maybe His first attempt at Attention Whoring didn't work?

Could be a spree! Pellet Gun Attention whores!

/graduated from that High School in my link.
//In my day, we just threw soda cans at people... and plastic bags wrapped in electrical tape
///Strange times.
 
2006-10-07 10:56:25 PM
wydok: WTF is causing these incidents?

I just saw some stats the other day, theres less of this stuff going on these days than there was 20 years ago, it's just being publicized more now. Lemme see if I can find that...
 
2006-10-07 11:15:09 PM
The punctuation in that headline is absolutely tasteless.
 
2006-10-07 11:51:48 PM
The punctuation in that headline is absolutely hilarious!
...goes to show it can happen to anyone anywhere.
 
2006-10-08 01:12:49 AM
but..........it's a freaking pellet gun. I used to shoot these things in my back yard at squirrels and shiat. Now days'd I'd be thrown in jail if I did the same thing. It's lovely what our country has gone too. I hope in 10 years all the rest of my rights have gone to shiat too.
 
2006-10-08 12:29:11 PM
images.google.com
/at least it wasn't a flare gun
 
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