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(Gawker)   Journalist and filmmaker who immersed himself in homelessness for story research strays just a little too far into method-acting territory   (gawker.com) divider line 114
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2013-04-05 07:19:32 PM  
White People smh
 
2013-04-05 07:20:16 PM  
It is NOT known if he had a sleeping bag. He only tweeted that he needed one. That said, he could have been beaten up for the sleeping bag or his camcorder. But just as likely, he could have been weakened or poisoned by bad food since he said he was going to try scrounging for food, weakened enough to die of cold. Anyway, Darwin award deserved for ignomious way of removing himself from the gene pool.
 
2013-04-05 07:49:34 PM  
I've been homeless before and speaking from experience you have to be really farking stupid or an addict to die on the street. There are just to many resources and places to go to for help.
 
2013-04-05 07:56:41 PM  

blinkybluegnome: A filmmaker playing homeless, and no 'Sullivan's Travels' reference?

I am disappoint.


Veronica Lakes crowning work:

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2013-04-05 08:06:21 PM  

lamecomedian: Tim Treadwell is unimpressed:

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What an awful movie.  Made me glad the guy was dead.

And the first thing I thought of on reading this story.

masterpierce.com
 
2013-04-05 08:06:27 PM  
Journalist and filmmaker  Unemployed  guy who immersed himself in homelessness for story research strays just a little too far into method-acting territory  makes it to day three of his week long heroin bender.
 
2013-04-05 09:00:41 PM  
It doesn't take much to die of hypothermia, naysayers and conspiracy theorists. All it takes is for one unprepared person to fall asleep in temperatures he's unused to, and for his core temperature to drop below 85 degrees. That's it. If he was underdressed and hadn't eaten enough the day before--a very common occurrence for the homeless--and the room he was in was too large or drafty to contain his body heat, then that's about all it would take.

What likely happened is that he curled up in a corner and shivered until his used up his calorie reserves and fell asleep; meanwhile, he was getting colder and didn't realize it. Lacking either a sleeping bag or a box or something to retain his own heat, he'd have continued to lose body heat till his core temperature dropped. This makes it more difficult for him to wake up. If he'd woken up, he might have lived; but what probably happened is that he slept past the danger point of his body temperature hitting 85 degrees; after that, his heart would have gone into defibrillation and he'd have died.

He didn't "freeze to death" in the same way someone caught in the snow freezes to death; basically, he cooled to death. If he'd eaten more or had something warm to drink that night, he might have lived even in colder temperatures; but he didn't. Or if he'd known to stay out of that drafty building and keep moving through the night and sleep the next day; but he didn't. Or slept in a box or under a stairwell or any of the other things homeless people do to stay marginally warmer. He did not, and so he died.
 
2013-04-05 09:11:38 PM  
Good for him!
Hope he gets some kind of OWS Oscar award for his sacrifice.
No I mean that sincerely.
 
2013-04-05 10:19:39 PM  
orwell.ru

/been done
 
2013-04-06 12:13:54 AM  

IBelieveYouHaveMyStapler: This needs to go full circle with his family suing Channel 4 for causing him to do this as part of a job application.


I cannot even begin to imagine the mental back flips necessary for a rational person to arrive at this conclusion.
/you are part of the problem
 
2013-04-06 12:40:13 AM  
Been there, survived that.
 
2013-04-06 02:40:18 AM  

Gyrfalcon: It doesn't take much to die of hypothermia, naysayers and conspiracy theorists. All it takes is for one unprepared person to fall asleep in temperatures he's unused to, and for his core temperature to drop below 85 degrees. That's it. If he was underdressed and hadn't eaten enough the day before--a very common occurrence for the homeless--and the room he was in was too large or drafty to contain his body heat, then that's about all it would take.

What likely happened is that he curled up in a corner and shivered until his used up his calorie reserves and fell asleep; meanwhile, he was getting colder and didn't realize it. Lacking either a sleeping bag or a box or something to retain his own heat, he'd have continued to lose body heat till his core temperature dropped. This makes it more difficult for him to wake up. If he'd woken up, he might have lived; but what probably happened is that he slept past the danger point of his body temperature hitting 85 degrees; after that, his heart would have gone into defibrillation and he'd have died.

He didn't "freeze to death" in the same way someone caught in the snow freezes to death; basically, he cooled to death. If he'd eaten more or had something warm to drink that night, he might have lived even in colder temperatures; but he didn't. Or if he'd known to stay out of that drafty building and keep moving through the night and sleep the next day; but he didn't. Or slept in a box or under a stairwell or any of the other things homeless people do to stay marginally warmer. He did not, and so he died.


Pretty much this. People can die of hypothermia on a warm summer day if they get careless, like trying to take a nap while floating in the ocean without realizing that the water doesn't have to be freezing to kill you, just a lower temperature than 85 degrees and be present in large enough quantities that it drains your body heat away until your core temperature is the same.
 
2013-04-06 06:37:52 AM  
If you're not used to sleeping rough, a little whiskey, a little light rain, and -4C can kill even the fittest young man.
 
2013-04-06 02:02:31 PM  
The irony of global warming, carbon tax measures increase the cost to heat a home and lead to those on fixed incomes freezing to death in the winter.
 
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