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2009-09-08 11:26:38 AM
marcmyers.typepad.com

Wanted for questioning.
 
2009-09-08 11:27:52 AM
VvonderJesus: marcmyers.typepad.com

dammit. I wanted to make the Billy Joel joke.
 
2009-09-08 12:49:33 PM
"I couldn't believe it. She was black."

Yeah, usually this sh*t only happens to stupid white people.
 
2009-09-08 01:00:43 PM
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I'm sure she knows...
 
2009-09-08 01:31:24 PM
There was a recent fark article about a Texan put to death even after scientific evidence had shown that he had not murdered his children via a house fire. The original arson investigator had only a high school education, apparently this is common. The article also stated that non science based investigators in the field are attempting on a national level, to define it as an "art" and not a "science". I never knew this and find it chilling.

The scientist that did refute the initial claims is Dr. Gerald Hurst, here is the article, it's long and you should do a control F for the name (new window).

I hope that the locals in the story are able to have the fire reviewed by a scientist and not someone that took a 40 hour course to pass certification.
 
2009-09-08 01:47:00 PM
They really have no idea? Methinks this might clear it up.
 
2009-09-08 02:12:06 PM
Done in 1. Congrats, VvonderJesus.
 
2009-09-08 02:13:41 PM
VvonderJesus

I never even had a chance.

/filthy liter
 
2009-09-08 02:15:43 PM
FTFA: The building manager said McGugan was a smoker and also used an oxygen tank to help her breathe.

It's a baffling mystery.
 
2009-09-08 02:17:42 PM
Walker: "I couldn't believe it. She was black."

Yeah, usually this sh*t only happens to stupid white people.


Damn it. I wanted to make a joke on this quote.

"I couldn't believe it. She was black."

But, but, but - you're black!
Don't every go to the drive-thru. They fark you at the drive-thru!!!
 
2009-09-08 02:17:45 PM
Sounds like the work of the saucer people or possibly the reverse vampires. The reptilians are too precise to leave such a mess.
 
2009-09-08 02:19:43 PM
My spelling-fu has not caught up to the fact that this is Tuesday.
 
2009-09-08 02:20:41 PM
wow.
 
2009-09-08 02:21:11 PM
This is weird though... From the Police Blotter thingy...

... The fire was completely out and the suite contained no
smoke. The walls inside the entire suite were blackened and
various items were melted. Only a small amount of residual
heat remained.

Firefighters found one female occupant inside that has
been declared deceased.

Investigators are in the process of trying to identify how
the fire started but more puzzling, how the fire put itself
out. It is also not clear on when the fire actually happened
as it was not detected by any of the other residents in the
building.


I wonder if only her feet and legs were burned? Gaaaaaah!!
 
2009-09-08 02:21:42 PM
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wanted for questioning.

and me as well with the dammit too slow on the billy joel ref.
 
2009-09-08 02:23:08 PM
Spontaneous Human Combustion is a neat trick, but you can only do it once.
 
2009-09-08 02:23:54 PM
Dammit - that's not the song I wanted to have stuck in my head today.
 
2009-09-08 02:26:28 PM
Maybe the explosion from the oxygen tank was fierce and quick enough to deter and snuff out any lengthy fire to begin with. Whatever was left smoldering was too little to spread out and just allowed for continuous quantities of smoke to linger.
 
2009-09-08 02:27:23 PM
gorgor: Spontaneous Human Combustion is a neat trick, but you can only do it once.

I'm sure Spinal Tap would like a word, too.
 
2009-09-08 02:27:47 PM
Foaming: Dammit - that's not the song I wanted to have stuck in my head today.

How about Prodigy's "Firestarter"?
 
2009-09-08 02:28:13 PM
garyg: Maybe the explosion from the oxygen tank was fierce and quick enough to deter and snuff out any lengthy fire to begin with. Whatever was left smoldering was too little to spread out and just allowed for continuous quantities of smoke to linger.

well, sure...take all the fun out of it. You just had to go an ruin it for everybody.
 
2009-09-08 02:29:36 PM
Yeah, I read 'smoker and used an oxygen tank' and concluded how the fire started. I suspect it ran out of fresh air to help fuel the fire, and it choked off an died.
 
2009-09-08 02:30:05 PM
VvonderJesus: Wanted for questioning.

Came here to say this. My work is done.

/+1
 
2009-09-08 02:31:39 PM
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2009-09-08 02:36:26 PM
Oh, oh, oh! It's one of those spontaneous human combustion fires! They are so mysterious and freaky!

The building manager said McGugan was a smoker and also used an oxygen tank to help her breathe.

Never mind.
 
2009-09-08 02:39:58 PM
The building manager said McGugan was a smoker and also used an oxygen tank to help her breathe.

Yeah.... that...
What... a... mystery....

/Calling Steven King
//Or Gregory House
///(Season premiere next week, yeah!!)
 
2009-09-08 02:41:12 PM
The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away. Thanks for putting out that fire that you sent us!
 
2009-09-08 02:44:21 PM
Was her boyfriend made of ethereal flames?
 
2009-09-08 02:45:30 PM
dangerdoug: The building manager said McGugan was a smoker and also used an oxygen tank to help her breathe.

Yeah.... that...
What... a... mystery....

/Calling Steven King
//Or Gregory House
///(Season premiere next week, yeah!!)


OK, fine. But why would a fire that was started by an oxygen tank burn itself out? If a couch starts on fire, the whole place burns up, but this just goes out? Stuff was melted, burned, etc. Why the hell didn't anything else burn?

It's weird.

Gregory House would say it was because she stubbed her toe the week before and the heat from the bone friction eventually escaped, starting the mysterious blaze.
 
2009-09-08 02:47:46 PM
1 part oxygen tank + 1 part smokes + 1 part combustible human body = DIAF

It's not rocket science!

/well, I suppose it could be, if she became airborne!
 
2009-09-08 02:49:21 PM
400Babies: Done in 1. Congrats, VvonderJesus.

And that's why you may the TF money to Drew.
 
2009-09-08 02:50:13 PM
OtherLittleGuy:
And that's why you may pay the TF money to Drew.


FTFM.
 
2009-09-08 02:50:22 PM
gorgor: Spontaneous Human Combustion is a neat trick, but you can only do it once.

4.bp.blogspot.com

agrees
 
2009-09-08 03:05:11 PM
medius: agrees

That'll work :)
 
2009-09-08 03:09:09 PM
VvonderJesus: Wanted for questioning.

I remember back in high school the day we all took the AP US History test, we used that song as a last minute cram tool. It didn't really help, but we were burned out and couldn't read any more damn history books.

/nothing to do with TFA
//i'm just bored
///no one's reading this anyway
 
2009-09-08 03:36:46 PM
Allornone: VvonderJesus: Wanted for questioning.

I remember back in high school the day we all took the AP US History test, we used that song as a last minute cram tool. It didn't really help, but we were burned out and couldn't read any more damn history books.

/nothing to do with TFA
//i'm just bored
///no one's reading this anyway


I did
*waves*

Had different music in high school, wasn't present for all the tests anyway...
 
2009-09-08 03:39:41 PM
Well it wasnt JF, but a Kennedy was blown away...

/what else do I have to say?
 
2009-09-08 03:41:25 PM
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/cheesy pita
 
2009-09-08 04:27:31 PM
dangerdoug: The building manager said McGugan was a smoker and also used an oxygen tank to help her breathe.

Yeah.... that...
What... a... mystery....

/Calling Steven King
//Or Gregory House
///(Season premiere next week, yeah!!)


I'm thinking Gil Grissom, personally. A totally unclever answer.

If I had to hazard a guess for the fire: the combination of the enclosed environment and the oxygen tank contributed to the fast, intense heat, while the speed of the fire enabled it to be self-exterminating.

But then, I've not even taken the 40 hour course.
 
2009-09-08 04:33:59 PM
dj_spanmaster: If I had to hazard a guess for the fire: the combination of the enclosed environment and the oxygen tank contributed to the fast, intense heat, while the speed of the fire enabled it to be self-exterminating.

www.movieactors.com

So whoever did this really knows the animal well, don't they? They know him real well but they won't let him loose. They won't let him have fun so they don't love him. Who doesn't love fire and is around trychtichlorate all day long?
 
2009-09-08 04:41:15 PM
VvonderJesus: Wanted for questioning.

Over in one.
 
2009-09-08 07:51:13 PM
Dean Franz: /cheesy pita

Ok, I wasn't expecting that one. A hearty chuckle from me.
 
2009-09-08 10:46:17 PM
Conjecture: She was using her oxygen on the couch, which became oxygen-saturated. Then, she carefully turned off & put away the oxygen so she could have a cigarette break. On lighting up, the oxygen-saturated couch burst into flames, and set her on fire as a bonus. Once the extra oxygen was consumed in the fire, and the oxygen in the room became a bit depleted, the fire settled down to a mere smolder (smoulder? this IS Canadia). Then it simply went out, since modern furnishings aren't supposed to support a flame.

/Dad was a fireman, I'm just a nuclear engineer.
 
2009-09-09 10:21:06 PM
booger42: Yeah, I read 'smoker and used an oxygen tank' and concluded how the fire started. I suspect it ran out of fresh air to help fuel the fire, and it choked off an died.

You mean, like she would have if she had survived and kept on smoking?
Yep, I read the article, and thought, "That's some fine police work there, Lewis."
 
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