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(Anchorage Daily News)   Owner of an Alaskan helicopter guide company dies in a fall. From a convention center escalator. That he was trying to ride down on the handrail   (adn.com) divider line 34
    More: Dumbass, Alaskans, Theodore Meiners, helicopters, witness statement  
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2012-09-23 04:27:08 AM
So I take it alcohol was involved.
 
2012-09-23 07:54:44 AM

borg: So I take it alcohol was involved.


Considering it's Alaska...
 
2012-09-23 08:00:18 AM
Maybe he was in a hurry to get to Koots because the Tommy Rocker show was about to start.


(Probably showing my age by posting that)
 
2012-09-23 08:20:02 AM
Fear and respect the escalator.
 
2012-09-23 08:25:48 AM
Are they taking steps to ensure this never happens again?

/*runs*
 
2012-09-23 08:30:51 AM
Too much down force?
 
2012-09-23 08:51:22 AM
Let's see, he goes into avalanche prone area and gets there in helicopters. He was not risk averse and probably did better than most making it to 59. I think there's a hotel in Chicago with a stair bannister that 2 people have fallen off of and died in the last year or so while trying to slide down it. People do dumb things.
 
2012-09-23 08:55:45 AM
I'm fairly confident I'll die in a similar fashion.
 
2012-09-23 08:56:25 AM
Looks like he couldn't......drop the landing

*puts on shades*

YEEEEEEAAAAAAAAH !!!
 
2012-09-23 09:04:15 AM
Well, he was just living on the edge.
 
2012-09-23 09:10:39 AM
Nobody here has ever slid down an escalator? What a buncha fun-sucks...
 
2012-09-23 09:12:22 AM
rest in peace: sharetv.org
 
2012-09-23 09:19:28 AM
At this point I think we need a national psa campaign alerting us to the dangers of drunken dumbasses and railings.
 
2012-09-23 09:23:47 AM
At the first sentence I was all [SAD]

And then at the second sentence I was all [IRONIC]

But after the third sentence, I agreed: [DUMBASS]
 
2012-09-23 09:33:24 AM
That level of stupid is hard to understand. Surprised he lived to 59.
 
2012-09-23 09:42:53 AM
Hold my beer.
 
2012-09-23 09:58:02 AM
How long before his widow gets lawyered up and sues the city for not having a sign not to ride the handrail?
 
2012-09-23 10:03:46 AM
corporate.discovery.com

Just eliminating the competition
 
2012-09-23 10:07:32 AM
This happened here at the first Texans game of the season. I remember seeing some friends posting the story of facebook and saying, "how sad" and "I can't believe this happened at the first game." I'm like, the dude was being a drunken idiot and you're surprised and saddened that something negative occurred as a result of his behavior?
 
2012-09-23 10:21:47 AM
Darwin.
 
2012-09-23 10:40:56 AM

jmr61: That level of stupid is hard to understand. Surprised he lived to 59.


Yeah. How was he a pilot if he couldn't figure out that you can't slide down an escalator railing? I've been on hundreds. I've never seen one that had slippery rails.
 
2012-09-23 10:53:54 AM
I say old chap... you're doing it wrong.

www.imfdb.org
 
2012-09-23 10:54:44 AM
A moment of silence ensues at the Spenard Lounge.
 
2012-09-23 11:11:17 AM

Ficoce: Fear and respect the escalator.


"That businessman... is back... on THE escalator again!"

/Good luck at the comic book shop
 
2012-09-23 01:02:39 PM
while not an overtly religious person, I have but one prayer

"Please, do not let the manner of my death be worthy of ridicule on the internet, amen"

/that is all I ask of this life

//I can haz quiet dignity?
 
2012-09-23 01:28:32 PM
this would not have had to happen had the alaska escalator patrol was on site

remember, always escalate under control, or your escalating priviledges can and will be revoked.
 
2012-09-23 01:32:00 PM
Someone needs to harder the fark up.
 
2012-09-23 01:48:58 PM
I did not know that helicopters needed guides...
 
2012-09-23 02:56:32 PM
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
 
2012-09-23 03:41:46 PM

danno_to_infinity: while not an overtly religious person, I have but one prayer

"Please, do not let the manner of my death be worthy of ridicule on the internet, amen"

/that is all I ask of this life

//I can haz quiet dignity?


for years i've lived in hope that my death will not be one which has people at the funeral home bursting into laughter.

i also live in fear that some stupid thing i do will land me on teh 'net and i will be a viral arsehole.

sincere thanks for making me combine those two, two, two fears in one.
 
2012-09-23 03:51:27 PM

Benjimin_Dover: Yeah. How was he a pilot if he couldn't figure out that you can't slide down an escalator railing? I've been on hundreds. I've never seen one that had slippery rails.


He wasn't sliding, he was riding. He had likely been drinking (as has been suggested) and the rubber handrail jerked slightly, throwing him off balance and backwards off the rail, to his death.

Some asshat did the same thing at the new casino in Atlantic City a couple weeks ago.

I'd say that we'll soon see the end of free-standing, multistory escalators.

No idea what they'll do about the National Aquarium in Baltimore...
 
2012-09-23 07:09:19 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Benjimin_Dover: Yeah. How was he a pilot if he couldn't figure out that you can't slide down an escalator railing? I've been on hundreds. I've never seen one that had slippery rails.

He wasn't sliding, he was riding. He had likely been drinking (as has been suggested) and the rubber handrail jerked slightly, throwing him off balance and backwards off the rail, to his death.

Some asshat did the same thing at the new casino in Atlantic City a couple weeks ago.

I'd say that we'll soon see the end of free-standing, multistory escalators.

No idea what they'll do about the National Aquarium in Baltimore...


Make it like the rides at an amusement park but instead of "you have to be THIS high to ride." It will be "you have to be smarter than this guy to ride." And then have a picture of Joe Biden there.
 
2012-09-23 07:10:33 PM
Tax Boy
She's cute as hell but comes off being dumber than a gnat.
 
2012-09-23 10:21:49 PM
My sister saw this bratty kid sit down on an escalator once and refused to get up. Then he was unable to get up once his ass literally got stuck in the thing. I bet the brat behaved a little better after that.
 
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