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(Yahoo)   Contestant who died on the set of the reality show "Wipeout" had a rare genetic condition that lead to a stroke, not because his brain tried to strangle him in shame for appearing on the show "Wipeout" as earlier believed   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 144
    More: Followup, Wipeout, University of Southern California, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, genetic condition, brain surgery, brain damage, medics, bachelor's degree  
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2009-11-13 10:59:12 AM
I don't care how cheesy the show is or what concept it ripped off... I want to be on Wipeout so bad it hurts.
 
2009-11-13 10:59:28 AM
It's really sad...
That this show exists
 
2009-11-13 11:00:38 AM
I'm guess he wiped out?

/rimshot
//tip your waitress
///try the veal, delicious, delicious veal
 
2009-11-13 11:00:44 AM
I see the problem....he had a pain in his knee and they operated on his brain.

That will be fourty-three thousand dollars please.
 
2009-11-13 11:00:48 AM
Spindle: I don't care how cheesy the show is or what concept it ripped off... I want to be on Wipeout so bad it hurts.

Agreed - Although I would rather just have access to the set for a weekend, and a bit of herb and beer...

...and Julie Wagner.
 
2009-11-13 11:01:00 AM
www.sitcomsonline.com

Sorry, what?

/pic is hot
 
2009-11-13 11:01:21 AM
doubled99: It's really sad...
That this show exists


Sounds like someone doesn't like "Ow, My Balls!"

/talk like a fag, etc.
 
2009-11-13 11:01:24 AM
Spindle: I don't care how cheesy the show is or what concept it ripped off... I want to be on Wipeout so bad it hurts.

THIS! And the fact that someone died on it does not deter me one bit.

/they better not cancel it
 
2009-11-13 11:01:37 AM
Wow that's young. Sucks.
 
2009-11-13 11:01:46 AM
TXEric: Spindle: I don't care how cheesy the show is or what concept it ripped off... I want to be on Wipeout so bad it hurts.

Agreed - Although I would rather just have access to the set for a weekend, and a bit of herb and beer...

...and Julie Wagner.


Jill Wagner
 
2009-11-13 11:02:15 AM
You know, if you are so snobby that you hate "Wipeout", you should probably take that next big step and not have a TV at all.

And then inform us all of that fact endlessly.

I like "Wipeout". It is the only show that the Scott Family sits down and watches together. If they offered a highlights DVD I would buy it.
 
2009-11-13 11:02:35 AM
Spindle: I don't care how cheesy the show is or what concept it ripped off... I want to be on Wipeout so bad it hurts.

THIS........Just to meet the lovely Jill Wagner!!!
 
2009-11-13 11:02:44 AM
Lawsuit in 3...2...1...
 
2009-11-13 11:03:26 AM
Oh yeah, and Jill. That goes without saying even though I just did.
 
2009-11-13 11:03:45 AM
I always knew it would be a matter of time before reality TV killed somebody, I never thought it would be Wipeout. Though, now that I think back on some of the obstacles I see that that was kind of naive of me.
 
2009-11-13 11:04:14 AM
Old_Chief_Scott: You know, if you are so snobby that you hate "Wipeout", you should probably take that next big step and not have a TV at all.

And then inform us all of that fact endlessly.

I like "Wipeout". It is the only show that the Scott Family sits down and watches together. If they offered a highlights DVD I would buy it.


And AFV...I don't care if it's lame. No matter how many times I see it, a whiffle ball bat to the nuts is ALWAYS funny.
 
2009-11-13 11:05:58 AM
Nobody escapes the bouncy balls.
 
2009-11-13 11:06:05 AM
Man, if only more contestants on "reality" shows would die, I would consider watching one of them.

Here's an idea to get you started, TLC: "Jon and Kate Trapped in a House Fire."

And here's one for VH1: "Bret Michaels and His Gang O' Skanks Crushed Under a Bus."

Hey, E, get started on: "Beheading the Kardashians."

And finally, for Bravo: "All the Real Housewives Get Ebola."
 
2009-11-13 11:06:18 AM
sboyle1020: Old_Chief_Scott: You know, if you are so snobby that you hate "Wipeout", you should probably take that next big step and not have a TV at all.

And then inform us all of that fact endlessly.

I like "Wipeout". It is the only show that the Scott Family sits down and watches together. If they offered a highlights DVD I would buy it.

And AFV...I don't care if it's lame. No matter how many times I see it, a whiffle ball bat to the nuts is ALWAYS funny.


Agree to both.
 
2009-11-13 11:07:02 AM
The most shocking part of the story: The show is in production for the third season, premiering next summer.
 
2009-11-13 11:07:20 AM
Old_Chief_Scott 2009-11-13 11:02:15 AM

You know, if you are so snobby that you hate "Wipeout", you should probably take that next big step and not have a TV at all.

And then inform us all of that fact endlessly.

I like "Wipeout". It is the only show that the Scott Family sits down and watches together. If they offered a highlights DVD I would buy it.



Awesome! I've been accused of being a snob for the first time in my life.
Where have you set the bar skippy?
Let's limbo!
 
2009-11-13 11:07:40 AM
Man, I bet the family has some big bawls over this.

/loves Wipeout
 
2009-11-13 11:07:59 AM
"wi-wi-wi-wi-wi-wipout!"
 
2009-11-13 11:08:17 AM
Come on, Wipeout is pretty farking funny. And it looks like fun.

And as far as AFV is concerned, it was pretty funny, but dammit, I love watching cats fall down. This especially came to light after watching the commercial for Kitten Mittons. I must have watched that damn commercial five times in the past three days.

/Will watch it again tonight.
//Is your cat making a bunch of NOISE ALL THE TIME?
 
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2009-11-13 11:08:32 AM
"Dreadful and harsh the fire roar'd
As on its flame the blood was poured,
The sparks terrific flew apace
And scattered vast o'er all the place,"

- 'Arteloise: A Romance of King Arthur and Knights of the Round Table ' by J. Dunbar Hylton (1887)
 
2009-11-13 11:09:04 AM
I don't always watch reality shows, but when I do, I watch Wipeout.

/stay ballsy, my friends
//also love Japanese Game Show and the car crash show w/Dan Cortese and Orlando Jones
 
2009-11-13 11:09:37 AM
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d114/djswens77/jill-wagner-blade-promos4.jpg


Hot like she is
 
2009-11-13 11:09:44 AM
So it wasn't lupus. Interesting.
 
2009-11-13 11:11:44 AM
shame is a rare condition these days.
 
2009-11-13 11:12:51 AM
LeafyGreens: I don't always watch reality shows, but when I do, I watch Wipeout.

/stay ballsy, my friends
//also love Japanese Game Show and the car crash show w/Dan Cortese and Orlando Jones


Whoa Whoa Whoa Whoa, hold the phones. Dan Cortese is still alive?

/this is not my Batman glass
 
2009-11-13 11:13:16 AM
OK, subby scared me into thinking someone cracked their neck on the " branch in the face " or something. All we need is one big accident and that show is history...
Going with Old Chief Scott on this one. I can actually watch this show with my 5 year old, and we're both laughing our arses off.

For those of you snobbing about " stupid television ". Go find Masterpiece theatre and drown on some chardonnay and the smell of your own farts.
 
2009-11-13 11:13:57 AM
In fact it was actually almost lupus. Very interesting.
 
2009-11-13 11:14:20 AM
Dead you are, Tom!

/MXC FTW
 
2009-11-13 11:14:48 AM
Spindle: I don't care how cheesy the show is or what concept it ripped off... I want to be on Wipeout so bad it hurts.

I would pay good money ($500/day) to run the course as much as I wanted for a weekend. It looks like a lot of fun.

/rather not be video taped though
 
2009-11-13 11:15:10 AM
Spindle: I don't care how cheesy the show is or what concept it ripped off... I want to be on Wipeout so bad it hurts.

This. I applied to be on it but the bastards never replied.
 
2009-11-13 11:15:46 AM
Old_Chief_Scott: You know, if you are so snobby that you hate "Wipeout", you should probably take that next big step and not have a TV at all.

And then inform us all of that fact endlessly.

I like "Wipeout". It is the only show that the Scott Family sits down and watches together. If they offered a highlights DVD I would buy it.


Wouldn't a highlight video consist enitrely of 40 minutes of the two hosts trying to say the word "balls" as suggestively as possible everytime a female contest encountered an even vaguely spherical obstacle?
 
2009-11-13 11:15:57 AM
Wipeout is the only reality show I could literally give myself a coronary via laughter. Assplants, faceplants and everything else is great. The over the top stupid stuff people dress as is part of the fun.

More Japanese style games shows please.
 
2009-11-13 11:17:10 AM
Wipeout was my favorite Playstation game of all time. The controls take some getting used to, but the "heaviness" of the ships is what made it interesting. The 3rd game in the series killed my interest by making the ships easier to control.
Original and XL were both difficult and rewarding. Fear my electrobolt!
 
2009-11-13 11:18:14 AM
Old_Chief_Scott: You know, if you are so snobby that you hate "Wipeout", you should probably take that next big step and not have a TV at all.

And then inform us all of that fact endlessly.

I like "Wipeout". It is the only show that the Scott Family sits down and watches together. If they offered a highlights DVD I would buy it.


It is also must see TV for the Wannabe family as well, even if it isn't on the must see tv network. It's not easy to find a show that 2 43 yr olds, an 18,13, and 9 yr olds can all agree on but this is one of them.
 
2009-11-13 11:19:08 AM
Does Wipeout really count as a reality show? It looks more like a game show to me.
 
2009-11-13 11:19:35 AM
nictamer: In fact it was actually almost lupus. Very interesting.

Almost, but it wasn't. It's never lupus.
 
2009-11-13 11:20:23 AM
Old_Chief_Scott: You know, if you are so snobby that you hate "Wipeout", you should probably take that next big step and not have a TV at all.

And then inform us all of that fact endlessly.

I like "Wipeout". It is the only show that the Scott Family sits down and watches together. If they offered a highlights DVD I would buy it.


Same here. Of course, I've always liked shows where people hurt themselves voluntarily. See: MXC.

/appeals to my Neanderthal side, but I don't give a fark
 
2009-11-13 11:20:50 AM
Fish in a Barrel: Does Wipeout really count as a reality show? It looks more like a game show to me.

60 minutes is my favorite reality show
 
2009-11-13 11:22:53 AM
I have never seen this show. Is it just like MXC? cuz I farking love that show...but haven't seen it in years.
 
2009-11-13 11:24:07 AM
bigmattress: TXEric: Spindle: I don't care how cheesy the show is or what concept it ripped off... I want to be on Wipeout so bad it hurts.

Agreed - Although I would rather just have access to the set for a weekend, and a bit of herb and beer...

...and Julie Wagner.

Jill Wagner


Yes, thank you.

/Was going to just say "that Mercury chick"...
 
2009-11-13 11:24:23 AM
xalres: I always knew it would be a matter of time before reality TV killed somebody, I never thought it would be Wipeout. Though, now that I think back on some of the obstacles I see that that was kind of naive of me.

Wipeout wasn't the only one. VH1 had "Megan wants a millionaire", and one of the contestants offed his exwife & himself. As soon as news of that broke out, VH1 instantly cancelled the series and removed any trace of it off their website.

Word was that the next season of I love Money had the same guy in it, so all that couldn't be aired either.

HA!
 
2009-11-13 11:26:56 AM
5 posts before the thread has been boobed.

I love Fark - where a tragic, untimely death is almost instantaneously overshadowed by someone making a vague reference to why some media-exposed girl with (insert color here) hair, size (insert bra size) boobs, and how she's the hottest thing to grace Hollywood since (insert previous flavor-of-the-week here).

/Not being snarky, even though it sounds that way.
 
2009-11-13 11:28:47 AM
Okay, I have to out myself. Until this moment, I never knew this was a real TV show. I thought it was some sort of fake game show rip off on Nickelodeon. I have watched a few Japanese game shows, and stand amazed the amount of abuse people will heap upon themselves. AFV makes me laugh and cringe, so maybe I will have to look for this one.
 
2009-11-13 11:29:25 AM
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2009-11-13 11:31:27 AM
ClintBartonWannabe: It is also must see TV for the Wannabe family as well, even if it isn't on the must see tv network. It's not easy to find a show that 2 43 yr olds, an 18,13, and 9 yr olds can all agree on but this is one of them.

Since the DVR is always set for this show, we even have rules regarding "rewinds and replays". Each person in the family gets two rewinds and replays per episode. If, however, two or more people agree that the highlight should be reviewed, then it is a free pass and you retain your rewind call.

I remember this immense black woman that had fallen into the mudpit. She got up to the Big Balls and was hit by The Motivator. Trapped mud in her busom was forced out of her cleavage by the impact and subsequent motion of her fat and it sprayed all over her face. I think we replayed that one about 10 times.
 
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