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2013-08-25 06:09:37 PM
"We're talking about a kid who has been almost obsessed with this particular movie," he said. "My concern is that he's out there with very limited resources and not a lot of experience."

So obsessed he never watched the ending.
 
2013-08-25 06:10:49 PM
Good gosh I feel for the family.  Cannot imagine what they must be going through right now.
 
2013-08-25 06:11:18 PM

fusillade762: "We're talking about a kid who has been almost obsessed with this particular movie," he said. "My concern is that he's out there with very limited resources and not a lot of experience."

So obsessed he never watched the ending.


It's a very inspiring story for the mentally unbalanced who have the urge to wander away instead of getting psychiatric help.
 
2013-08-25 06:12:00 PM
Well, this kid's doomed. :-(
 
2013-08-25 06:14:05 PM
Bear fud.
 
2013-08-25 06:15:02 PM
FTFA: "Since local authorities are not equipped to go deep into the wilderness, David Croom is hoping they'll allow private rescue groups to help him with his search "

Do they have no official state rescue service or some other organization that is equipped that could step in? And why the hell would they interfere with private rescue groups who wish to do so?
 
2013-08-25 06:15:19 PM
Inexplicable even
 
2013-08-25 06:15:32 PM
Look at his teeth. He's clearly a vampire. He probably didn't make it inside before the sun came up.
 
2013-08-25 06:15:44 PM
he wanted to go "on an adventure."


Drinks his own piss.
l1.yimg.com

Doesn't have to.
 
2013-08-25 06:15:53 PM
Oh good lord. Good luck to the dad, but his son either has a death wish or is suicidally stupid. That is not a great part of the world to be lost in. There are worse, but if he finds him alive he'll be extremely fortunate.
At least it's summer.

/Chris McCandless, sucking other people into his personal issues from beyond the grave.
 
2013-08-25 06:17:30 PM
Okay, there's no reference in the URL or the headline.  What movie was it?
 
2013-08-25 06:18:08 PM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: he wanted to go "on an adventure."


Drinks his own piss.
[l1.yimg.com image 512x288]

Doesn't have to.


HIs facial bones are unusual.
 
2013-08-25 06:18:31 PM
It's the middle of august, and he's in oregon.  Kid'll be fine and I'm sure he's having the time of his life.
 
2013-08-25 06:19:33 PM

Mister Peejay: Okay, there's no reference in the URL or the headline.  What movie was it?


FTFA: Croom said he fears his son may have been inspired by the 2007 film "Into the Wild." The movie was inspired by the real-life events of Christopher McCandless, a young hiker who sought isolation in the Alaskan wilderness.
 
2013-08-25 06:20:31 PM
White kids are funny
 
2013-08-25 06:20:32 PM

FunkOut: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: he wanted to go "on an adventure."


Drinks his own piss.
[l1.yimg.com image 512x288]

Doesn't have to.

HIs facial bones are unusual.


His anus is unremarkable.
 
2013-08-25 06:20:49 PM

Mister Peejay: Okay, there's no reference in the URL or the headline.  What movie was it?


Pee Wee's Big Adventure
 
2013-08-25 06:21:15 PM

RenownedCurator: Oh good lord. Good luck to the dad, but his son either has a death wish or is suicidally stupid. That is not a great part of the world to be lost in. There are worse, but if he finds him alive he'll be extremely fortunate.
At least it's summer.

/Chris McCandless, sucking other people into his personal issues from beyond the grave.


I agree, in part.  But I think if you read the book, it's clear that Krakauer wasn't trying to judge the kid.  More like say: "look, there are some of us who don't fit into modern society and want something else."  I think most people who spend a few minutes a month outdoors will say that McCandless was a foolish kid, who was both unprepared and inexperienced.  Still, I get a bit of what he was trying to work through.  And, I've done some stupid things growing up, when I was trying to figure out how to grow up.  It's a bit harsh to judge these kids as fools.  More like: they're just young and dumb, like we all have been from time to time.
 
2013-08-25 06:22:06 PM
Jesus Christ he's got a gummy smile
 
2013-08-25 06:22:19 PM

Sarah Jessica Farker: Mister Peejay: Okay, there's no reference in the URL or the headline.  What movie was it?

FTFA: Croom said he fears his son may have been inspired by the 2007 film "Into the Wild." The movie was inspired by the real-life events of Christopher McCandless, a young hiker who sought isolation in the Alaskan wilderness.

  and died an agonizing death there.


FTFY...
 
2013-08-25 06:22:23 PM

2wolves: Bear fud.


At 6' 1" and just 140 lbs, he's also the bear's toothpick.

I wish the dad good luck.
 
2013-08-25 06:23:40 PM

sungodmtu: FunkOut: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: he wanted to go "on an adventure."


Drinks his own piss.
[l1.yimg.com image 512x288]

Doesn't have to.

HIs facial bones are unusual.

His anus is unremarkable.


He's got that damn Bieber haircut.  I don't think I care anymore.
 
2013-08-25 06:24:12 PM

mcnguyen: It's the middle of august, and he's in oregon.  Kid'll be fine and I'm sure he's having the time of his life.


Raped by libertarian bears at their organic marijuana militia compound spa.
 
2013-08-25 06:25:21 PM
Dain bramaged. I'm in support of taking care of people, and I feel for him and the family, but if this guy was such a supergenius, why was he driving from Mesa to Seattle for a girl? This whole thing does not pass the smell test.

I hope he is found OK. I hope he gets out of whatever jam he is in. And if he needs a hand, and someone can get to him, fantastic. But if not, he's 18, he failed to take proper precautions, he's now a lesson for everyone else.
 
2013-08-25 06:25:22 PM
news.brown.edu

Enjoyed the movie.
 
2013-08-25 06:25:44 PM
I am all for going on adventures and expanding your boundaries.  I thought the idea of spending a summer in the Alaskan wilderness was great, and I thought the idea of going out there with no farking supplies, not even a map, was pants on head stupid.  If the kid is out there, with at least a minimum of supplies, then I applaud him.  If he just wandered out there with nothing.....well, I hope his parents find him before Darwin does.
 
2013-08-25 06:26:50 PM

FunkOut: mcnguyen: It's the middle of august, and he's in oregon.  Kid'll be fine and I'm sure he's having the time of his life.

Raped by libertarian bears at their organic marijuana militia compound spa.


It's a damn good thing his favorite movie isn't Deliverance.
 
2013-08-25 06:28:03 PM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: sungodmtu: FunkOut: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: he wanted to go "on an adventure."


Drinks his own piss.
[l1.yimg.com image 512x288]

Doesn't have to.

HIs facial bones are unusual.

His anus is unremarkable.

He's got that damn Bieber haircut.  I don't think I care anymore.


Did you ever?

I mean, the kid's an idiot.  Maybe they'll find him, maybe they won't.  But could any of us here be bothered to actually care about the kid, or are we just here for the sarcastic remarks?
 
2013-08-25 06:28:09 PM

FunkOut: mcnguyen: It's the middle of august, and he's in oregon.  Kid'll be fine and I'm sure he's having the time of his life.

Raped by libertarian bears at their organic marijuana militia compound spa.


Are they leather bears?
 
2013-08-25 06:28:16 PM
How long are we going to have to reminded of that douchebag Emo Gen Xer who went to Alaska unprepared.  Shortly after he was discovered NPR went apeshiat over the story, every college radio station romanticized the idiot, now thanks to some crappy Hollywood movie we have to live through endless stories of dumbass teenagers doing the same thing.

/Gen Xer so I can biatch about this idiot.
 
2013-08-25 06:28:39 PM

mavrickatubc: RenownedCurator: Oh good lord. Good luck to the dad, but his son either has a death wish or is suicidally stupid. That is not a great part of the world to be lost in. There are worse, but if he finds him alive he'll be extremely fortunate.
At least it's summer.

/Chris McCandless, sucking other people into his personal issues from beyond the grave.

I agree, in part.  But I think if you read the book, it's clear that Krakauer wasn't trying to judge the kid.  More like say: "look, there are some of us who don't fit into modern society and want something else."  I think most people who spend a few minutes a month outdoors will say that McCandless was a foolish kid, who was both unprepared and inexperienced.  Still, I get a bit of what he was trying to work through.  And, I've done some stupid things growing up, when I was trying to figure out how to grow up.  It's a bit harsh to judge these kids as fools.  More like: they're just young and dumb, like we all have been from time to time.


I've always been a fan of Into the Wild and took away a very similar lesson. There are people who just don't fit into society. Good people who don't mean any harm to anyone. But when you try to make them conform, they do something silly like wander off into the woods.

/considered doing it myself more than once
//then remembered there's no internet in the forest
 
2013-08-25 06:29:38 PM
I hope he knows which berries not to eat. And good luck finding a bus.
 
2013-08-25 06:30:01 PM
He sounds mentally ill, who lets a mentally ill kid drive cross country alone?
 
2013-08-25 06:30:17 PM

KnowledgeJunkie: FTFA: "Since local authorities are not equipped to go deep into the wilderness, David Croom is hoping they'll allow private rescue groups to help him with his search "

Do they have no official state rescue service or some other organization that is equipped that could step in? And why the hell would they interfere with private rescue groups who wish to do so?


Because they don't want to have to rescue the well-meaning but so incompetent they don't realize they're incompetent rescuers.
 
2013-08-25 06:30:27 PM
Saw in another article that he's severely nearsighted (as in, can't see past arm's length in front of his face) and they're pretty sure they found his glasses. Yea, kid is probably a goner. I'm voting either bears or falling off a cliff/slope.
 
2013-08-25 06:30:43 PM
I don't get why the kid left his survival manual behind. The knowledge and the paper are both worth something in the wild.
 
2013-08-25 06:31:07 PM

Esroc: mavrickatubc: RenownedCurator: Oh good lord. Good luck to the dad, but his son either has a death wish or is suicidally stupid. That is not a great part of the world to be lost in. There are worse, but if he finds him alive he'll be extremely fortunate.
At least it's summer.

/Chris McCandless, sucking other people into his personal issues from beyond the grave.

I agree, in part.  But I think if you read the book, it's clear that Krakauer wasn't trying to judge the kid.  More like say: "look, there are some of us who don't fit into modern society and want something else."  I think most people who spend a few minutes a month outdoors will say that McCandless was a foolish kid, who was both unprepared and inexperienced.  Still, I get a bit of what he was trying to work through.  And, I've done some stupid things growing up, when I was trying to figure out how to grow up.  It's a bit harsh to judge these kids as fools.  More like: they're just young and dumb, like we all have been from time to time.

I've always been a fan of Into the Wild and took away a very similar lesson. There are people who just don't fit into society. Good people who don't mean any harm to anyone. But when you try to make them conform, they do something silly like wander off into the woods.

/considered doing it myself more than once
//then remembered there's no internet in the forest


You're aware that many people throughout history have chosen lives of minimal solitude in the wilderness, living off the land. The only difference is that kid was a moron and didn't even pack enough supplies to build a small shelter, let alone start some "nonconformist" lifestyle out in the woods.
 
2013-08-25 06:31:23 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-25 06:31:25 PM

UsikFark: FunkOut: mcnguyen: It's the middle of august, and he's in oregon.  Kid'll be fine and I'm sure he's having the time of his life.

Raped by libertarian bears at their organic marijuana militia compound spa.

Are they leather bears?


Fruit leather.
 
2013-08-25 06:32:25 PM

FunkOut: UsikFark: FunkOut: mcnguyen: It's the middle of august, and he's in oregon.  Kid'll be fine and I'm sure he's having the time of his life.

Raped by libertarian bears at their organic marijuana militia compound spa.

Are they leather bears?

Fruit leather.


Wouldn't it get sweaty and go bad, or is that just part of their bear allure?
 
2013-08-25 06:32:31 PM

mcnguyen: It's the middle of august, and he's in oregon.  Kid'll be fine and I'm sure he's having the time of his life.


A friend of mine is bow hunting around John Day this week.  I spoke with his wife today and she said that there are a lot of fires going on up there this year.  That probably means that there isn't much water.  Guessing that the kid is in a bad state unless he has found a sheephearders camp with a seep to drink from.

Bummer.
 
2013-08-25 06:33:17 PM

UsikFark: FunkOut: UsikFark: FunkOut: mcnguyen: It's the middle of august, and he's in oregon.  Kid'll be fine and I'm sure he's having the time of his life.

Raped by libertarian bears at their organic marijuana militia compound spa.

Are they leather bears?

Fruit leather.

Wouldn't it get sweaty and go bad, or is that just part of their bear allure?


What do you think they make edible underwear out of?
 
2013-08-25 06:33:51 PM
If McCandless were alive today he'd be on anti-depressants / anti-anxiety meds and sipping lattes in a Starbucks while rambling about the unfairness of life on his blog.  There is nothing about that kid's life that was worth anything and it really is too bad he grew up before the better mental health drugs came on the market.  His life was a warning, not a challenge.
 
Rat
2013-08-25 06:33:53 PM
I hope he finds a bus to spend the night in.

© He's an adult that went off the grid, non-story really.
 
2013-08-25 06:34:39 PM

FunkOut: fusillade762: "We're talking about a kid who has been almost obsessed with this particular movie," he said. "My concern is that he's out there with very limited resources and not a lot of experience."

So obsessed he never watched the ending.

It's a very inspiring story for the mentally unbalanced who have the urge to wander away instead of getting psychiatric help.


This. It's an incredibly freeing feeling that you can't possibly describe with words. Nothing else matters, you have no fear of death whatsoever.

Yea, he's a gonner.
 
2013-08-25 06:35:25 PM
FTA : Authorities found Johnathan Croom's 2000 green Honda... on Wednesday. The teen's wallet, photo ID, $200 cash and a book on outdoor survival were left inside

Is leaving money and ID behind to be stolen (assuming you want to get back to your car at some point) part of the plot of this movie?

Even if I wanted to disappear, I think I'd have brought my wallet along just by force of habit.
 
2013-08-25 06:35:50 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You're aware that many people throughout history have chosen lives of minimal solitude in the wilderness, living off the land. The only difference is that kid was a moron and didn't even pack enough supplies to build a small shelter, let alone start some "nonconformist" lifestyle out in the woods.


Also remember the kid burned all of his cash instead of oh I don't know using it to buy provisions.
 
2013-08-25 06:36:17 PM

Esroc: mavrickatubc: RenownedCurator: Oh good lord. Good luck to the dad, but his son either has a death wish or is suicidally stupid. That is not a great part of the world to be lost in. There are worse, but if he finds him alive he'll be extremely fortunate.
At least it's summer.

/Chris McCandless, sucking other people into his personal issues from beyond the grave.

I agree, in part.  But I think if you read the book, it's clear that Krakauer wasn't trying to judge the kid.  More like say: "look, there are some of us who don't fit into modern society and want something else."  I think most people who spend a few minutes a month outdoors will say that McCandless was a foolish kid, who was both unprepared and inexperienced.  Still, I get a bit of what he was trying to work through.  And, I've done some stupid things growing up, when I was trying to figure out how to grow up.  It's a bit harsh to judge these kids as fools.  More like: they're just young and dumb, like we all have been from time to time.

I've always been a fan of Into the Wild and took away a very similar lesson. There are people who just don't fit into society. Good people who don't mean any harm to anyone. But when you try to make them conform, they do something silly like wander off into the woods.

/considered doing it myself more than once
//then remembered there's no internet in the forest


I liked the book as well, but while I sympathized with those who knew McCandless -- and with McCandless himself to some degree -- he went up to Alaska with little experience and no map. A map could have saved his life. I don't care what kind of society you're living in or what century it is, you do not deliberately cut yourself off from available information which could help you survive. And while people may romanticize things afterwards, I sincerely doubt either McCandless or this kid really want, or wanted, the fullblown death in the wilderness experience, no matter what kind of story it would make.
 
2013-08-25 06:36:54 PM

Tom_Slick: How long are we going to have to reminded of that douchebag Emo Gen Xer who went to Alaska unprepared.  Shortly after he was discovered NPR went apeshiat over the story, every college radio station romanticized the idiot, now thanks to some crappy Hollywood movie we have to live through endless stories of dumbass teenagers doing the same thing.

/Gen Xer so I can biatch about this idiot.


In his mind he wanted to die, he had chances to live, but decided not to. He did everything counter to survival. It's not romantic, heroic or even sad, it's just stupid. It's not even worth the book or a movie. And if the kid hadn't kept a journal it wouldn't have been anymore more than what it should have been a story worthy of Fark poking fun at it.
 
2013-08-25 06:37:07 PM

LeroyBourne: He sounds mentally ill, who lets a mentally ill kid drive cross country alone?


 Seattle to Mesa is not really cross country.
 
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