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(Stuff.co.nz)   Man drinks himself to death watching the latest "Twilight" movie. Why does our society continue to ignore obvious cries for help -- like adult men going to watch the latest "Twilight" movie?   (stuff.co.nz) divider line 117
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2012-11-18 06:50:56 PM
Faced with having to watch Twilight, I'd start drinking heavily too.
 
2012-11-18 07:19:11 PM
I'm a theatre manager. We find a huge amount of liquor bottles in the Twilight showings.
 
2012-11-18 07:28:44 PM

toddalmighty: I'm a theatre manager. We find a huge amount of liquor bottles in the Twilight showings.


You see that's interesting right there. To me at least. What kind of liquor, is it skewed toward something? And does this homeless guy sitting there seem to make sense to you in your experience? In that film in particular or do you think he was randomly at that one?

Man, I'd so sit and have a beer with you over this.
 
2012-11-18 07:55:22 PM

Barfmaker: toddalmighty: I'm a theatre manager. We find a huge amount of liquor bottles in the Twilight showings.

You see that's interesting right there. To me at least. What kind of liquor, is it skewed toward something? And does this homeless guy sitting there seem to make sense to you in your experience? In that film in particular or do you think he was randomly at that one?

Man, I'd so sit and have a beer with you over this.


Peach schnapps and Zima.
 
2012-11-18 08:24:41 PM
Glad to see them breaking the story 2 and a half years later
 
2012-11-18 08:25:51 PM
If given the choice between drinking myself to death and watching the latest Twilight movie I would have to seriously consider my options.
 
2012-11-18 08:57:16 PM
I have put down a liter of Jack in an evening before. I'm not saying it was a good evening, but I didn't die.
 
2012-11-18 08:58:03 PM
That's just sad on so many levels.

The lowest of which is dying watching "Twilight."
 
2012-11-18 08:59:49 PM
At 23 I tried drinking myself to death, too. Dunno how he managed it on a litre.
 
2012-11-18 09:00:15 PM

toddalmighty: I'm a theatre manager. We find a huge amount of liquor bottles in the Twilight showings.


and vibrators?
 
2012-11-18 09:00:22 PM
Sad story : \
 
2012-11-18 09:00:48 PM

dalovindj: I have put down a liter of Jack in an evening before. I'm not saying it was a good evening, but I didn't die.


Something tells me that the bottle of Johnny Walker probably wasn't the first thing he drank that night.
 
2012-11-18 09:02:11 PM
Red Label? Pretty classy for a homeless dude
 
2012-11-18 09:02:53 PM
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2012-11-18 09:04:14 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Barfmaker: toddalmighty: I'm a theatre manager. We find a huge amount of liquor bottles in the Twilight showings.

You see that's interesting right there. To me at least. What kind of liquor, is it skewed toward something? And does this homeless guy sitting there seem to make sense to you in your experience? In that film in particular or do you think he was randomly at that one?

Man, I'd so sit and have a beer with you over this.

Peach schnapps and Zima.


Vanilla Absolut and rootbeer
 
2012-11-18 09:04:15 PM
Team Dead Hobo!
 
2012-11-18 09:05:40 PM
The poster for that movie is hilarious. The three leads dressed fashionably, slowly jogging together. It's health class and they decided not to dress out. They'll do the whole mile, but they can't those clothes get sweaty because this is 1st period.
 
2012-11-18 09:06:11 PM
FTFA A woman who sat behind Mr Smythe said she had seen him drink at least half a bottle of Johnny Walker Red Label whiskey straight before slumping forward in his seat and snoring.

amateur
 
2012-11-18 09:06:35 PM
Hm...

I used to come here for fun and thought laughing at tragedy was a natural way to live...

Now I'm just sort of wondering how the fark this world keeps going when the most civilized of us can only cope with tragedy with laughter.

It's been educational...

/Drunk post
 
2012-11-18 09:06:43 PM
Almost as sad and needless as the EOD soldier's demise a few threads down. Almost.
 
2012-11-18 09:07:15 PM
That story seems off. Not even the Twilight part (as sad as that is), but a known alcoholic dying with a BAC of 0.57? And a Kiwi, aged 23? That just doesn't seem like a high enough level to kill a person who is a chronic drinker. We see levels that high frequently in alcoholics; unless it is a binge drinker they usually don't even suffer many effects-they just sleep it off and head back out for more. Strange story.
 
2012-11-18 09:10:19 PM
Bah, this in no way can compare to the tragedy of SUPERSTORM Sandy that killed 100 people. The DEADLIEST storm in US history (Katrina killed 1800+)!!!!one!!wtf!!one!
 
2012-11-18 09:10:54 PM
So two pints? I hate to speak ill of the dead but what a pussy.
 
2012-11-18 09:11:53 PM
My wife says I have to take our daughter to the new twilight movie

battleroyalewithcheese.com

My advice to you is to start drinking heavily


/That's how these things happen
 
2012-11-18 09:12:10 PM
Sounds like the end of an e. e. cummings story.
 
2012-11-18 09:13:23 PM

Deedeemarz: That story seems off. Not even the Twilight part (as sad as that is), but a known alcoholic dying with a BAC of 0.57? And a Kiwi, aged 23? That just doesn't seem like a high enough level to kill a person who is a chronic drinker. We see levels that high frequently in alcoholics; unless it is a binge drinker they usually don't even suffer many effects-they just sleep it off and head back out for more. Strange story.


I thought so too. Maybe if he was homeless he was also not eating?
 
2012-11-18 09:13:42 PM
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It was a mercy killing.
 
2012-11-18 09:13:47 PM

RealAmericanHero: Hm...

I used to come here for fun and thought laughing at tragedy was a natural way to live...

Now I'm just sort of wondering how the fark this world keeps going when the most civilized of us can only cope with tragedy with laughter.

It's been educational...

/Drunk post


It's safer and healthier than coping with tragedy using violence... or alcohol.
 
2012-11-18 09:13:58 PM

Mugato: So two pints? I hate to speak ill of the dead but what a pussy.


I have this feeling he a) drank a whole lot more before he got there, and b) may well have consumed some prescription or OTC pharmaceuticals prior to the event.
 
2012-11-18 09:14:07 PM

Deedeemarz: That story seems off. Not even the Twilight part (as sad as that is), but a known alcoholic dying with a BAC of 0.57? And a Kiwi, aged 23? That just doesn't seem like a high enough level to kill a person who is a chronic drinker. We see levels that high frequently in alcoholics; unless it is a binge drinker they usually don't even suffer many effects-they just sleep it off and head back out for more. Strange story.


Which might suggest that the alcohol was not entirely responsible for ending his life. The most reasonable conclusion is then that it was the movie which ultimately killed him.
 
2012-11-18 09:15:52 PM

HotWingAgenda: It's safer and healthier than coping with tragedy using violence... or alcohol.


touché
 
2012-11-18 09:16:07 PM

RealAmericanHero: I used to come here for fun and thought laughing at tragedy was a natural way to live...Now I'm just sort of wondering how the fark this world keeps going when the most civilized of us can only cope with tragedy with laughter.


What few details are in the article suggest a short and very unhappy life. Not even so easy to laugh. Not without changing the subject a bit.

Obligatory:

makemelaugh.com
 
2012-11-18 09:18:06 PM

rappy: Red Label? Pretty classy for a homeless dude


He was also a thief.

So, if you're going to steal, why steal the cheap stuff?

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Pretty weak drinker though. Any good alcoholic could have handled that easily.
 
2012-11-18 09:19:53 PM

"Ambulance staff were called and police alerted after it was clear Mr Smythe was dead."


Well, he could be changing into a vampire so technically he would be the living undead dead. Was his last words, "Bite me, Bella!"?

 
2012-11-18 09:21:11 PM

spawn73: rappy: Red Label? Pretty classy for a homeless dude

He was also a thief.

So, if you're going to steal, why steal the cheap stuff?



You make a good point, sir
 
2012-11-18 09:24:39 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Barfmaker: toddalmighty: I'm a theatre manager. We find a huge amount of liquor bottles in the Twilight showings.

You see that's interesting right there. To me at least. What kind of liquor, is it skewed toward something? And does this homeless guy sitting there seem to make sense to you in your experience? In that film in particular or do you think he was randomly at that one?

Man, I'd so sit and have a beer with you over this.

Peach schnapps and Zima.


Thats fine for the tweens in the audience, but the older lonely housewives prefer vodka and/or a box of wine.
 
2012-11-18 09:25:04 PM
Maybe because he lives in his mothers bedrooms closets garage.
 
2012-11-18 09:27:25 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Zima.


Do you know how I know you're old?
 
2012-11-18 09:28:20 PM

Gyrfalcon: That's just sad on so many levels.

The lowest of which is dying watching "Twilight."


As contrasted to living through it? I mean, honestly, if those are your only two remaining choices...
 
2012-11-18 09:30:25 PM
what a horrible way to go... watching Twilight.

Every time someone watches a Twilight movie, somewhere, a book dies.
 
2012-11-18 09:33:15 PM
Good grief, I went and saw it by myself. I made it thru the movie intact.
Unfortunately, the boomer chicks that were there weren't as hot as these.
And you only thought it was hotter when the stripper chicks cried.
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2012-11-18 09:33:29 PM

Medusa's Daughter: what a horrible way to go... watching Twilight.

Every time someone watches a Twilight movie, somewhere, a book dies.


It really sounds like awful torture
 
2012-11-18 09:33:58 PM

vodka: Bah, this in no way can compare to the tragedy of SUPERSTORM Sandy that killed 100 people. The DEADLIEST storm in US history (Katrina killed 1800+)!!!!one!!wtf!!one!


What does this have to do with, like... anything at all?
 
2012-11-18 09:35:17 PM
Maybe the guy wanted to die, but not alone. Sad in any event.
 
2012-11-18 09:37:10 PM
23? Jesus f*ck that's young.

Well, bye.
 
2012-11-18 09:37:53 PM

I Like Bread: Sounds like the end of an e. e. cummings story.


we authors know a hopeless case if - listen: even if it's gotta involve bad twilight fanfic, there's still a hell of a good universe next door; let's go
 
2012-11-18 09:38:42 PM
I'm pretty sure I'd rather drown at a sewage treatment plant, but it's just a guess.

/knocks wood that neither happen
 
2012-11-18 09:39:38 PM
new.assets.thequietus.com

Charlton Heston predicted we'd have Euthanasia Chambers.
 
2012-11-18 09:43:40 PM
Given a choice between watching a Twilight movie or being eaten alive by ants, my answer would be:

"Butter me up and tie me white arse down on the ant hill boys but whatever you do, don't tie me kangaroo down".
.
 
2012-11-18 09:44:48 PM

Gawdzila: vodka: Bah, this in no way can compare to the tragedy of SUPERSTORM Sandy that killed 100 people. The DEADLIEST storm in US history (Katrina killed 1800+)!!!!one!!wtf!!one!

What does this have to do with, like... anything at all?


His login?

RealAmericanHero: Now I'm just sort of wondering how the fark this world keeps going when the most civilized of us can only cope with tragedy with laughter.


Desensitization, shock combined with coping mechanism, "better to laugh than to cry". Take your pick. The world has always been brutal, and will continue to be brutal. The best we can hope for is a smile on occasion. Besides, it's Twilight, why so maudlin?
 
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