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(SFGate)   Kids fail to realized that hanging a live person will lead to death   ( divider line
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6586 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Oct 2001 at 12:12 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-10-25 12:16:38 PM  
The most aptly name tag of them all.
2001-10-25 12:17:41 PM I wonder what will happen if I shoot myself in the head with this 45?
2001-10-25 12:21:22 PM  
Is this a new one, or the same old one that shows up in all the Darwins? I can't believe this would happen twice.

Well, yes I can.
2001-10-25 12:24:13 PM  
I wonder if he knew the kids in Iowa who were smoking incenese.
2001-10-25 12:25:36 PM  
Old news, I heard this on the radio 2 days ago
2001-10-25 12:26:22 PM  
This happens every year. Of course this is the product of MTV and PlayStation 2 (both are shiatty and cause self destructive impulses, of course any Sony product will do that).
2001-10-25 12:26:55 PM  
I take comfort in the fact that this idiot probably suffered since his neck wasn't broken. (most likely)
2001-10-25 12:27:42 PM  
Stupid parents:

"No honey, you have to make the noose tight. Oh! Good gurgling sounds! How do you make you eyes bulge out like that?"
2001-10-25 12:35:26 PM  
2001-10-25 12:38:35 PM  
LOL@ The_marq HAHAH I bet they were related :)
2001-10-25 12:40:49 PM  
Who the hell calls their son Caleb anyway?
2001-10-25 12:43:41 PM  
I'm the same - apparently cleaning the streets with a knife is illegal now, too. Bloody liberals.
2001-10-25 12:46:24 PM  
Maybe the kids were like me and just didn't care.
2001-10-25 12:46:54 PM  
Sparta is a small farming community about 25 miles from Grand Rapids, MI. And yes this did happen on Saturday or Sunday last. Kids got their money's worth on that one. Sheeesh.
2001-10-25 12:47:30 PM  
Honestly, I think I would be really f*cked up if I realized later that I'd watched a kid die right in front of me. Yeah, he's stupid, but still, this is pretty sad. Or maybe it's just me, because thinking about it makes me all choked up. :)
2001-10-25 12:48:28 PM  
*help me*
2001-10-25 12:48:39 PM  
"They just thought he was doing his scene. But he wasn't doing his scene -- he was dying."

Was that line funny to anyone else or am I just sick?
2001-10-25 12:48:57 PM  
Thanks, marq, best fark comment for the week
2001-10-25 12:49:21 PM  
Don't blame TV and games for stupid people. Just blame people. No one wants to teach their kids anything, they leave it up to public schools. Nobody wants to pay an extra dollar in taxes a year to pay good teachers what they're worth, so we're stuck with shiatty teachers that know less about what they're teaching than the students do.
2001-10-25 12:49:28 PM  

It's sad, yes... but at least he didn't kill anyone else.
2001-10-25 12:56:04 PM  
it's a rare event; when the gene pool cleaner cleans himself
2001-10-25 01:01:52 PM  
Ahhh...the process of Natural Selection.

Sometime thinning out the gene pool is a good thing.
2001-10-25 01:03:41 PM  
I see a Darwin Award coming his way...
2001-10-25 01:04:12 PM  
Life mimics Jack Chick and Jack Chick mimics life. Kid got what was coming to him, the stinkin' pagan.
2001-10-25 01:23:25 PM  
Hope they don't find out the manufacturer of the rope, they'll probably get sued.
2001-10-25 01:28:18 PM  
Mme.Mersault, I think the william burroughs hanging orgasm, etc. only happens when the neck snaps. sounds like this kid just strangled himself while everybody pretended to be scared.
2001-10-25 01:34:42 PM  
death = bowel movement, etc..

but by then it would be a bit too late :(
2001-10-25 01:36:09 PM  
"When he started scrambling to get the double-knotted rope off his neck, fellow workers seemed to think he was acting"

I wonder if we could posthumously award him a Tony for "Best Live (sort of) Acting Performance at a Haunted Hayride or House".

At any rate, with people always complaining about kids these days being such slackers, it's good to see this kind of dedication to their work still exists.
2001-10-25 01:46:33 PM  
Mme.Mersault, that happens because suddenly the muscles all relax and there's nothing to hold it in. But, just becuase you're being strangled doesn't mean your muscles are all gonna relax. It also happens when, say, prisoners are wearing those electric belt things used to control them. 50000 volts at a few milliamps for about 8 seconds. Hurts like hell, won't kill them because of the low amperage, knocks 'em flat and causes them to lose muscle control.
2001-10-25 01:50:48 PM  
Er Caleb is a very common name... I have like 3 friends of that name... Just kinda confused, lots of people name there kids caleb
2001-10-25 01:55:50 PM  
[image from too old to be available] ?
2001-10-25 02:05:04 PM  
Sounds like he's been planning this BIG EVENT for years, or something. He called his mom, told his friends...

Hey, at least he won't be (able to be) bored anymore.
2001-10-25 02:07:17 PM  
But. The hanging of a moron is a good thing. A very good thing.
2001-10-25 02:13:21 PM  
Lets blame the media on this one too. That scene in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves where they all get hung and don't die. That is what caused it. I heard he listened to Marilyn Manson last week too.
2001-10-25 02:18:38 PM  
"fail to realized"?
2001-10-25 02:23:04 PM  
One down, 2.4 billion to go...
2001-10-25 02:31:23 PM  
Snopes actually confirmed that it happened back in 1990, too:
2001-10-25 02:31:50 PM  
Aw Sh* I have to tell my kids ANOTHER thing not to do -

Now honies - don't slip nooses around your neck and hang yourself for fun...oh wait - wasn't that Burrows who liked to do that - hmmm...will I ruin their sexuality by telling them not to do that, or will it make it more of a taboo...

Gawd, being a parent is hard...

2001-10-25 02:32:58 PM  
Darwin was right.
2001-10-25 02:34:08 PM  
This actually happens way too often. I doubt there would be a darwin award on something this common.

Snopes has three cases on it's webpage.
2001-10-25 02:53:54 PM  
I wonder if they thought it was a joke when the pee was running down his leg... WHAT ACTING!!!
2001-10-25 02:57:52 PM  
Man, I drive down Alpine everyday. That is some funny shiat. Of course there is so much inbreeding in Sparta that this doesn't surprise me. My friend told me about this a couple of days ago, but I thought he was ful of shiat.

Fark a Duckk
2001-10-25 03:01:14 PM  
My god that is sick.
2001-10-25 03:02:56 PM  
First I think this should be listed as a PSA. I mean you don't know how many times I have thought about hanging myself for the amusement of others. I am glad I never got around to it. I think we have all learned a valuable lesson here.
2001-10-25 03:04:10 PM  
I would have expected this guy's name to have been Roy. Roy Cocksmoker that is.
2001-10-25 03:18:21 PM  
"Hmmm. If I put the noose around my neck and hang here, that will really give them a jolt! Ok, here goes--Glucckk!!"

Sputter, choke.

Meanwhile other teens are watching and complimenting on what a great acting job he is doing.

This really sounds like a nightmare dreamed up from the depths of hell where cenobites delight in hanging out.
2001-10-25 03:22:29 PM  
Shame all those other people there did not have that kid's initiative. It almost sounded like they just stood around and clapped.
2001-10-25 03:23:25 PM  
Oh my, my grammar really needs work. See what happens when you do TECH SUPPORT?????
2001-10-25 03:47:25 PM  
Once again, natural selection saves the day. And the gene pool
2001-10-25 04:00:37 PM  
"The Kent County Sheriff's Department said the death was considered an accident."

An accident? Didn't he intentionally put the noose around his neck? That sentence should read:

"The Kent County Sheriff's Department said the death was considered an act of Darwinism at its best."
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