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(CBS Detroit)   Dr. Jack Kevorkian's assisted suicide minibus is on layaway at a Detroit-area pawnshop, which means that it's a pretty bad time to be a hitchhiker in Detroit. Well, worse than usual, anyway   (detroit.cbslocal.com) divider line 68
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2014-07-07 07:20:22 PM  
You could throw a rock in Detroit and find a vehicle that's been used to kill more people.
 
2014-07-07 07:29:03 PM  
I saw "Detroit area pawnshop" and hoped it wasn't that douchebag. Goddamn his show is just freaking terrible. Seeing that commercial during Impractical Jokers (one of the funniest shows out there by the way) reminds me I need to fast forward.
 
2014-07-07 09:30:04 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-07 11:02:15 PM  
Les Gold

Is it just me, or is that a fitting name for a pawnshop owner?
 
2014-07-08 01:19:45 AM  
Not for me. I really know where my towel is.
 
2014-07-08 01:20:28 AM  
Huh, that is the first time I ever saw Les without the leather jacket and white V-neck sweater.
 
2014-07-08 01:23:25 AM  
Of course, its Les Gold from the T.V. show.
 
2014-07-08 01:24:55 AM  

Paris1127: Les Gold

Is it just me, or is that a fitting name for a pawnshop owner?


His name was Leslie Smythe Gloucester.  He changed it to get work in the biz.

/kinda like Saul Goodman.
 
2014-07-08 01:28:54 AM  
Gold said he tried twice to give it to The Henry Ford

Why would a Ford museum want a Volkswagen?
 
2014-07-08 01:32:42 AM  

fusillade762: Gold said he tried twice to give it to The Henry Ford

Why would a Ford museum want a Volkswagen?


Greenfield Village (AKA the Henry Ford Museum) is a museum of American history, not a museum of Ford automobiles. Their auto collection covers everything.
 
2014-07-08 01:35:45 AM  
Of course a jewish guy owns a sleazy pawnshop
 
2014-07-08 01:48:07 AM  
CSB when my father was a kid and teen in Pontiac, his behind-the-backyard neighbor was young Jack Kevorkian.
 
2014-07-08 02:04:14 AM  
serious question:  (and no I didn't RFA.)   Why the hate for Kevorkian?  Not a troll.  If you want to end it, why not seek a professional.

I can't see a worse ending then trying and F'ing up and living totally messed up even more.
 
2014-07-08 02:05:32 AM  
its a bad time to be a hitchhiker in Detroit because why? In case these hikers have horribly painful diseases and want to go peacefully, they now have to suffer with the machine locked away?
 
2014-07-08 02:05:53 AM  
Also, Filter's, Nice Shot is one of my favorite songs.  R. Budd Dwyer went out in style.
 
2014-07-08 02:19:07 AM  
Clicked on the link, thinking I remembered them not buying the minibus. Guess I was wrong.

It's not a terrible show--it's good for hate-yourself-watching and mild entertainment--so I don't understand why all the hate on here.

/Ashley's a biatch
 
2014-07-08 02:21:51 AM  
Kervorkian was not a saint but he was martyred for helping those with a pain-filled life find release.
 
2014-07-08 02:28:36 AM  

charlesmartel11235: Of course a jewish guy owns a sleazy pawnshop


That's...well, okay, it is what it is.
 
2014-07-08 02:38:22 AM  

boozehat: serious question:  (and no I didn't RFA.)   Why the hate for Kevorkian?  Not a troll.  If you want to end it, why not seek a professional.

I can't see a worse ending then trying and F'ing up and living totally messed up even more.


Because Jesus.
 
2014-07-08 02:44:46 AM  

boozehat: serious question:  (and no I didn't RFA.)   Why the hate for Kevorkian?  Not a troll.  If you want to end it, why not seek a professional.

I can't see a worse ending then trying and F'ing up and living totally messed up even more.


Americans tend to have a bizarre "life at any cost! ANY COST!" attitude that absolutely abhors the entire notion that someone wouldn't want to continue living to experience the wonders of some chronic condition or another. It's the same attitude that kept the body of woman with a liquefied brain "alive" years after she had ceased to exist as a person. Anyone who tries to aid people who disagree with that hysterical attitude is demonized.
 
2014-07-08 03:07:58 AM  
Look, it's a suicide van. It's going to sit for months and take up a lot of space at my shop, and I have a business to run. Best I can do is a grand.
 
2014-07-08 03:22:06 AM  

fusillade762: boozehat: serious question:  (and no I didn't RFA.)   Why the hate for Kevorkian?  Not a troll.  If you want to end it, why not seek a professional.

I can't see a worse ending then trying and F'ing up and living totally messed up even more.

Because Jesus.


It's not that - it's because people are selfish.  You should continue suffering in life because other people would feel bad if you killed yourself.

Having a humane way to snuff it just isn't fair.  You should have to do it the hard way.  Get a gun or get on top of a large building and jump....And maybe you'll fail.  Enjoy you life after surviving a suicide attempt.
 
2014-07-08 03:23:04 AM  

CHEESE_RECEPTICAL: Look, it's a suicide van. It's going to sit for months and take up a lot of space at my shop, and I have a business to run. Best I can do is a grand.


A grand? Are you insane? Who's going to buy that, dad? The highest I can go is maybe seven fifty, and that leaves me no room for profit.
 
2014-07-08 03:23:46 AM  
I hope the new owner sells it to the Pawn Stars guys and then they let Chumlee play in it.
 
2014-07-08 03:36:04 AM  
It's a pity the actual killing rig isn't included. They could sell it to the Oklahoma DOC.

/I'm figuring that someone is gonna buy it so they can ride through mansions of glory.
//...At night, of course.
///...Unless it won't run.
 
2014-07-08 03:47:35 AM  
www.jalopyjournal.com
 
2014-07-08 03:53:41 AM  

maram500: CHEESE_RECEPTICAL: Look, it's a suicide van. It's going to sit for months and take up a lot of space at my shop, and I have a business to run. Best I can do is a grand.

A grand? Are you insane? Who's going to buy that, dad? The highest I can go is maybe seven fifty, and that leaves me no room for profit.


Wait, is this thing even functional? Am I gonna have to fix it up first? I know a guy that knows a lot about death, lemme give him a call.

Well it drives fine, Chumley's already on his way over there. That van is stocked with a sweet minibar, too!
 
2014-07-08 04:04:08 AM  

maram500: Clicked on the link, thinking I remembered them not buying the minibus. Guess I was wrong.

It's not a terrible show--it's good for hate-yourself-watching and mild entertainment--so I don't understand why all the hate on here.

/Ashley's a biatch


wife watches that show among other reality shows. Made the statement she wanted to go to Detroit to see the shop. No that's it the only reason. I was like hell we got a pawnshop right here in town and the staff is friendly and the guy's daughter at ours isn't a biatch like Ashley.

/thank god we have multiple televisions in the house so I can watch big bang reruns when she ties up one of the sets watching all of these shows.
 
2014-07-08 04:22:19 AM  
ferrellgummit.files.wordpress.com

Putting an extremely old, frail, sick dog to sleep because every day is misery: Kindness.

Letting an extremely old, frail, sick person die because they want to, because every day and night is horrifying pain and misery: ILLEGAL.  BECAUSE JESUS.
 
2014-07-08 04:22:45 AM  

jimmyjackfunk: maram500: Clicked on the link, thinking I remembered them not buying the minibus. Guess I was wrong.

It's not a terrible show--it's good for hate-yourself-watching and mild entertainment--so I don't understand why all the hate on here.

/Ashley's a biatch

wife watches that show among other reality shows. Made the statement she wanted to go to Detroit to see the shop. No that's it the only reason. I was like hell we got a pawnshop right here in town and the staff is friendly and the guy's daughter at ours isn't a biatch like Ashley.

/thank god we have multiple televisions in the house so I can watch big bang reruns when she ties up one of the sets watching all of these shows.


I like Hardcore Pawn. There are occasionally people on that show that make me piss myself laughing at the idiocy. I cannot stand watching whatever the hell the show is on the "History" Channel--I get that all these shows are fake, but that one comes off as fake and bad. However, the one they had (have?) set in Louisiana was fairly interesting for a while.

Witness99: Wait, is this thing even functional? Am I gonna have to fix it up first? I know a guy that knows a lot about death, lemme give him a call.

Well it drives fine, Chumley's already on his way over there. That van is stocked with a sweet minibar, too!


Wrong dad. If it weren't for his jawline sticking out so damned much, Seth Gold would be reasonably attractive...for someone born and raised in Detroit.
 
2014-07-08 05:20:05 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: fusillade762: Gold said he tried twice to give it to The Henry Ford

Why would a Ford museum want a Volkswagen?

Greenfield Village (AKA the Henry Ford Museum) is a museum of American history, not a museum of Ford automobiles. Their auto collection covers everything.


This.  They have the car Kennedy was shot in, even.

I will say, I understand how a story can raise the value.  However in this case, the van would be taken straight to the scrap yard if I possessed it.
 
2014-07-08 05:38:29 AM  

lack of warmth: Dwight_Yeast: fusillade762: Gold said he tried twice to give it to The Henry Ford

Why would a Ford museum want a Volkswagen?

Greenfield Village (AKA the Henry Ford Museum) is a museum of American history, not a museum of Ford automobiles. Their auto collection covers everything.

This.  They have the car Kennedy was shot in, even.

I will say, I understand how a story can raise the value.  However in this case, the van would be taken straight to the scrap yard if I possessed it.


Afraid it's HAUNTED?!?
 
2014-07-08 05:44:02 AM  
The Henry Ford also has the iconic Wienermobile
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-08 06:20:51 AM  
gfid:
Having a humane way to snuff it just isn't fair.  You should have to do it the hard way.  Get a gun or get on top of a large building and jump....And maybe you'll fail.  Enjoy you life after surviving a suicide attempt.

My mom worked in oral surgery for a long time.  I'd hear stories about people who managed to fark up shooting themselves in the head (should be a no-brainer, right?) and now they had to figure out how to put their face/jaw/skull back together again.

/get it?  no brainer
/except when you miss somehow
 
2014-07-08 06:39:27 AM  
I would turn that thing into a hippie bus, find some bad acid and drive around to Phish shows bumming people out.

/surprised Mike from Pickers didn't snatch this up.
 
2014-07-08 07:15:24 AM  
Did he pay $300 for it?
/at least he doesn't call buddies in for advice
 
2014-07-08 07:22:26 AM  
Jack Kevorkian's "Unplugged" CD is awesome.
 
2014-07-08 07:53:57 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: fusillade762: Gold said he tried twice to give it to The Henry Ford

Why would a Ford museum want a Volkswagen?

Greenfield Village (AKA the Henry Ford Museum) is a museum of American history, not a museum of Ford automobiles. Their auto collection covers everything.


Huh. Kind of wild that an American History Museum takes its namesake from someone that was clueless about the topic.
 
2014-07-08 08:00:42 AM  

weltallica: Putting an extremely old, frail, sick dog to sleep because every day is misery: Kindness.

Letting an extremely old, frail, sick person die because they want to, because every day and night is horrifying pain and misery: ILLEGAL.  BECAUSE JESUS.


If you think that there's no legitimate reason for a society to outlaw people killing each other, not sure what the point of the discussion is.
 
2014-07-08 08:01:50 AM  

wiwille: Dwight_Yeast: fusillade762: Gold said he tried twice to give it to The Henry Ford

Why would a Ford museum want a Volkswagen?

Greenfield Village (AKA the Henry Ford Museum) is a museum of American history, not a museum of Ford automobiles. Their auto collection covers everything.

Huh. Kind of wild that an American History Museum takes its namesake from someone that was clueless about the topic.


It was funded by the Ford family. It's focused rather heavily on technology and innovation. It's rather a cool and unique museum.
 
2014-07-08 08:05:46 AM  

fusillade762: lack of warmth: Dwight_Yeast: fusillade762: Gold said he tried twice to give it to The Henry Ford

Why would a Ford museum want a Volkswagen?

Greenfield Village (AKA the Henry Ford Museum) is a museum of American history, not a museum of Ford automobiles. Their auto collection covers everything.

This.  They have the car Kennedy was shot in, even.

I will say, I understand how a story can raise the value.  However in this case, the van would be taken straight to the scrap yard if I possessed it.

Afraid it's HAUNTED?!?


No, I'm completely disgusted with Kevorkian and Hardcore Pawn.

Kevorkian got the the Dr. death, not because of the assisted suicides, but because of his obsession with watching people die during his early medical years. He helped with the suicides only because he needed to up his fix of death. It's sad he didn't meet the legal standard of a serial killer, because mentally, he was.
 
2014-07-08 08:07:45 AM  
Gold said he tried twice to give it to The Henry Ford, but - as museum spokesperson confirmed to WWJ - they refused it because it didn't fit into their collection plan.

Try a medical history museum. There are several.
 
2014-07-08 08:10:35 AM  

meanmutton: wiwille: Dwight_Yeast: fusillade762: Gold said he tried twice to give it to The Henry Ford

Why would a Ford museum want a Volkswagen?

Greenfield Village (AKA the Henry Ford Museum) is a museum of American history, not a museum of Ford automobiles. Their auto collection covers everything.

Huh. Kind of wild that an American History Museum takes its namesake from someone that was clueless about the topic.

It was funded by the Ford family. It's focused rather heavily on technology and innovation. It's rather a cool and unique museum.


Sounds like it's worth a visit.
 
2014-07-08 08:18:48 AM  

lack of warmth: fusillade762: lack of warmth: Dwight_Yeast: fusillade762: Gold said he tried twice to give it to The Henry Ford

Why would a Ford museum want a Volkswagen?

Greenfield Village (AKA the Henry Ford Museum) is a museum of American history, not a museum of Ford automobiles. Their auto collection covers everything.

This.  They have the car Kennedy was shot in, even.

I will say, I understand how a story can raise the value.  However in this case, the van would be taken straight to the scrap yard if I possessed it.

Afraid it's HAUNTED?!?

No, I'm completely disgusted with Kevorkian and Hardcore Pawn.

Kevorkian got the the Dr. death, not because of the assisted suicides, but because of his obsession with watching people die during his early medical years. He helped with the suicides only because he needed to up his fix of death. It's sad he didn't meet the legal standard of a serial killer, because mentally, he was.


So are many surgeons. That doesn't make them bad doctors.
 
2014-07-08 09:06:58 AM  
Good old Hardcore Pawn: setting back race relations in this country every episode. The daughter of this guy is one horrible biatch on that show.
 
2014-07-08 09:07:27 AM  

drgloryboy: The Henry Ford also has the iconic Wienermobile
[img.fark.net image 640x427]


And a really big locomotive

www.thehenryford.org

For those that haven't been, the size and scope of the place is amazing.

There is also a house in there

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-07-08 09:16:11 AM  

BolloxReader: Kervorkian was not a saint but he was martyred for helping those with a pain-filled life find release.


img.fark.net
 
2014-07-08 09:26:01 AM  

Mister Peejay: gfid:
Having a humane way to snuff it just isn't fair.  You should have to do it the hard way.  Get a gun or get on top of a large building and jump....And maybe you'll fail.  Enjoy you life after surviving a suicide attempt.

My mom worked in oral surgery for a long time.  I'd hear stories about people who managed to fark up shooting themselves in the head (should be a no-brainer, right?) and now they had to figure out how to put their face/jaw/skull back together again.

/get it?  no brainer
/except when you miss somehow


Failing seems to be the worst part of attempting suicide......I haven't really researched it, but is sticking a gun in your mouth more effective than a shot to the temple?

I saw a picture of some guy who had failed at suicide here on Fark a few months ago.  His face was all kinds of farked up.  It was one of those pictures that I saw on my computer screen and immediately closed the window and tried to forget it.

If i ever do it, I'm going to use 2 guns - just wonder if I can synchronize the pulling of the triggers so 2 shots go off - and I'll be sitting on the ledge of a very tall building so I fall at the same time - and I'll have just have overdosed on heroin too just to be sure.....that might actually be tough to pull off.  I'd give myself a 25% chance of passing out on the roof of a very tall building with 2 guns in my hands.
 
2014-07-08 09:34:19 AM  

gfid: If i ever do it, I'm going to use 2 guns - just wonder if I can synchronize the pulling of the triggers so 2 shots go off - and I'll be sitting on the ledge of a very tall building so I fall at the same time - and I'll have just have overdosed on heroin too just to be sure.....that might actually be tough to pull off.  I'd give myself a 25% chance of passing out on the roof of a very tall building with 2 guns in my hands.


If you're really having suicidal thoughts, please take them over to Reddit, will you? Some people...
 
2014-07-08 09:42:49 AM  

peewinkle: I would turn that thing into a hippie bus, find some bad acid and drive around to Phish shows bumming people out.

/surprised Mike from Pickers didn't snatch this up.


Ass grass or death
 
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