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(IndyStar)   D.A. won't file charges against friends who uploaded video of themselves puppeteering body of O.D.'d friend with ropes while moving his mouth to the "Toy Story" theme song. Unknown when they'll receive NEA Grant   ( indystar.com) divider line
    More: Sick, Porter County, apparent drug overdose, Coroner Chuck Harris, Porter County, Indiana, Sheriff Dave Reynolds, video, Coroner, Death  
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2018-09-12 01:23:13 PM  
24 votes:
I have never wanted to see a video so much in my entire life.
2018-09-12 01:28:41 PM  
20 votes:
If this was a passed out drunk guy at a frat house it would be considered super lulzy. But as soon as you use the word "overdose" suddenly everyone starts losing their minds...
2018-09-12 01:23:57 PM  
15 votes:
I think I might be a little messed up since I really want to see the video.
2018-09-12 01:35:39 PM  
12 votes:

rickythepenguin: A family member said she suspects Kearby was given fentanyl-laced Xanax and that the men in the video should have called for emergency help. She said the video was degrading and that Kearby was a funny, outgoing man.


.....So he died doing what he loved?


Drugs?
2018-09-12 01:26:02 PM  
11 votes:
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2018-09-12 02:05:48 PM  
6 votes:
People process grief differently.  Grieving is for those who are affected, for those who knew the deceased.  It is not for us to judge them.

And if I was the one who died, I would be laughing my ass off in the afterlife at how funny that was.
2018-09-12 01:44:24 PM  
6 votes:
Abuse of a corpse isn't a law in Indiana?

https://law.justia.com/codes/indiana/​2​017/title-35/article-45/chapter-11/sec​tion-35-45-11-2/

Oh, gotcha. That only counts for mutilation of and/or sexual intercourse with a corpse.
2018-09-12 01:34:04 PM  
5 votes:
With friends like that who needs enemies?
2018-09-12 03:02:38 PM  
4 votes:

Mirtine: This guy wasn't a full-time junkie. He was on Xanax combined with Fentanyl. A recreational user. Dude mixed a powerful opiate mixed with a benzo. Bad news man. Real bad news.

He farked up. He forgot to have his buddy Jesus spot for him.

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The only thing I can think of when I see that image is how that guy has an impressive physique for a junkie.
2018-09-12 02:54:59 PM  
4 votes:

rickythepenguin: mrmopar5287: Abuse of a corpse isn't a law in Indiana?


I didn't dissect the article, pardon the pun, but if he was alive during the puppet show, he ain't a corpse.  guessing if that's why the DA won't go after the guys.

i forget if that would be legal or factual impossibility, but it would be one of them.


It's not super clear from the article, but it seems to say he was alive but unconscious for the video.

Sequence seems to be:
Guy takes something and passes out
'Friends' make mocking video and presumably leave
Guy vomits, possibly while still unconscious (potential for aspiration)
Parent finds guy covered in vomit and not breathing, calls 911
Paramedics administer Narcan and take guy to the hospital, but its too late and he is declared dead.

The friends probably should have called for paramedics themselves, but since they called the video a 'wake up call' I would guess they were hoping the guy would see it and want to get clean on his own, without getting the authorities involved. They just didn't count on the guy ODing so hard.
2018-09-12 01:55:46 PM  
4 votes:
Another victory in the War on Drugs. Sure is a good thing we have strong conservatives like Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump to protect us by shutting down safe places to use, needle exchanges and prosecute users instead of providing treatment. #winning#maga

/Vote in November, kick these farkers out
2018-09-12 01:36:49 PM  
4 votes:

Katwang: 4th Horseman: Where is Bernie at this weekend?

Being dragged behind a ski boat and hitting buoys.
You know, buoys will be buoys.


Nah, that was last weekend.  This weekend he's being reanimated by a voodoo curse.

Yes, there was a sequel.  Yes, it was horrible.
2018-09-12 01:26:38 PM  
4 votes:
FTFA: She said the video was degrading and that Kearby was a funny, outgoing man.

Evidently he's  still funny - outgoing not so much
2018-09-12 02:23:18 PM  
3 votes:
Reynolds said his office responded to a call at Kearby's South Haven residence later that afternoon after a parent found him in bed covered in vomit and not breathing. ...

Reynolds suspects Kearby took a pill that night but died from choking on his vomit.


This all sounds like a big cover-up. How do they know it was his vomit? Did they even try dusting? Spectra photography?  I can't believe that in 2018 they still don't have the facilities to analyze it.
2018-09-12 02:15:22 PM  
3 votes:

Vifa: People process grief differently.  Grieving is for those who are affected, for those who knew the deceased.  It is not for us to judge them.

And if I was the one who died, I would be laughing my ass off in the afterlife at how funny that was.


*Raises hand* I'm judging.
2018-09-12 01:52:34 PM  
3 votes:
Notice where Dicks' hand is...

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/just saying... a good puppeteer is never lets his hand be seen....
2018-09-12 01:49:03 PM  
3 votes:
did they sing "It's O.D. Doody time"? because then I'd let them off with a warning.
2018-09-12 01:39:58 PM  
3 votes:
"friends"
2018-09-12 01:29:03 PM  
3 votes:
This is really, really, horrible.


(But also kinda funny. Add me to the wants-to-see-the-video list.)

2018-09-12 01:25:30 PM  
3 votes:
Of course there was no foul play.
They were horsing around.
2018-09-12 10:46:13 AM  
3 votes:
There is a lot going on in this story.

Andrew McCarthy unavailable for ventriloquism.
2018-09-12 06:17:16 PM  
2 votes:

Egoy3k: brizzle365: im more interested in fentenyl laced xanax than i am the video.

That doesn't even make sense though. Xanax is one of a few trade names for Alprazolam.  The only way to 'lace' a tablet would be to grind it up, mix it was the other drug then form the mixture into tablets. After this it wouldn't really be accurate to call it xanax anymore. It's just alprazolam mixed with fentanyl.

Also it makes no sense for someone to actually do this, at all.  This is just somebody who doesn't understand what they are talking about making stuff up in their grief.


Here's the deal.  Most of the xanax on the market is counterfeit and made on pill presses.  The goofuses pressing the pills will take a variety of powders (half of them don't know what it is because they bought it online from china where quality control doesn't exist) blend it up in a blender with maltodextrin, press it and then sell it as xanax.  Meanwhile it could be a concoction of untold substances and the people pressing the pills have no idea if what they just sold you was all binder or a lethal dose of a substance.
2018-09-12 06:06:59 PM  
2 votes:

brakiachi: This seems like a good time to let you know that there is a Weekend at Bernie's themed gas station on my way to work[img.fark.net image 850x478]


why in Perry, KS? Does that mean there's a Gateway To Hell Convenience Mart in The Hamptons?
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2018-09-12 05:14:01 PM  
2 votes:
When I was in a fraternity in my college days, this was the nightmare scenario drilled into us by res-life, IFC and all the alcohol and drug counselors we constantly had to attend presentations for.

However much trouble you might think you're going to get in by having a guest sent to the university-affiliated hospital with alcohol poisoning, imagine how much worse it would be if he shows up covered in crude sharpie, or shows up covered in crude sharpie and dead!  This was before smartphone days, but I imagine the pitch is the same, just more so, when it comes to pictures and video.

You could tell the university's interests were not entirely altruistic, or at least they were appealing to our survival instincts, because they always stressed that on-campus alcohol poisoning cases went to the university-affiliated hospital.  So you know, if something bad does happen at a frat party, call the university police to have the person taken to the university hospital, who will ensure they are well taken care of.  *hint hint hint*
2018-09-12 03:00:58 PM  
2 votes:

brizzle365: im more interested in fentenyl laced xanax than i am the video.


That doesn't even make sense though. Xanax is one of a few trade names for Alprazolam.  The only way to 'lace' a tablet would be to grind it up, mix it was the other drug then form the mixture into tablets. After this it wouldn't really be accurate to call it xanax anymore. It's just alprazolam mixed with fentanyl.

Also it makes no sense for someone to actually do this, at all.  This is just somebody who doesn't understand what they are talking about making stuff up in their grief.
2018-09-12 02:12:16 PM  
2 votes:
She said the video was degrading and that Kearby was a funny, outgoing man.

Interesting way to describe a man who's corpse was used as a puppet.
2018-09-12 02:11:17 PM  
2 votes:

Shaggy_C: If this was a passed out drunk guy at a frat house it would be considered super lulzy. But as soon as you use the word "overdose" suddenly everyone starts losing their minds...


Did you miss the part about him being dead?
2018-09-12 01:56:35 PM  
2 votes:

Mr.Hawk: He is always brilliant on Stern. There has to be a few of the interviews up on youtube you can check out. Bingo usually comes in towards the end of the interviews and thats when things get really funny.


I was really tempted a few years ago, to drive the 2 hours to Bisbee.  It was right before the Super Bowl, and he was on Joe Rogan, and said he was having a come one come all super bowl party.  he was about to give his address and joe stopped him:  "dude.  DUDE.  this podcast gets literally, a million downloads.  are you sure you want to do this?  Is this one of your goofs?"

"not at all, Joe.  if someone's gonna get me, they're gonna get me.  and you have to really want to go to Bisbee.  it ain't exactly easy."   ".......well.....alright, man, don't say i didn't try to protect you from yourself."  "OK, it is 123 Smith Street, Bisbee, AZ.....bring your own shiat.  I'll have a little bit of food but, don't show up and drink all my shiat and smoke all my shiat, don't be an asshole, ok?  and if you are an asshole, my other guests will handle things.  ok?  just come on down, let's watch the farking super bowl.  and you can't stay with me afterwards, you're on your own."

i was so very, very tempted, just for the story.
2018-09-12 01:37:23 PM  
2 votes:
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NotThatGuyAgain: Not everyone.


I'm reading his book right now and while i never 'got' or cared for his comedy, godamn is his book hilarious.  I'm just about halfway through and i've caught m yself laughing the fark out loud at stuff.  what a life.

I never disliked him, i am just ambivalent.  He'll pop up on a podcast and not be, to me, terribly interesting or funny.  he's just a guy.  but his book, good god is it hilarious.
2018-09-12 01:33:19 PM  
2 votes:
A family member said she suspects Kearby was given fentanyl-laced Xanax and that the men in the video should have called for emergency help. She said the video was degrading and that Kearby was a funny, outgoing man.


.....So he died doing what he loved?
2018-09-12 01:30:45 PM  
2 votes:

Shaggy_C: If this was a passed out drunk guy at a frat house it would be considered super lulzy. But as soon as you use the word "overdose" suddenly everyone starts losing their minds...


Not everyone.

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2018-09-12 06:42:59 PM  
1 vote:

Egoy3k: brizzle365: im more interested in fentenyl laced xanax than i am the video.

That doesn't even make sense though. Xanax is one of a few trade names for Alprazolam.  The only way to 'lace' a tablet would be to grind it up, mix it was the other drug then form the mixture into tablets. After this it wouldn't really be accurate to call it xanax anymore. It's just alprazolam mixed with fentanyl.

Also it makes no sense for someone to actually do this, at all.  This is just somebody who doesn't understand what they are talking about making stuff up in their grief.


Some dealers purchase "research chemicals" legally that are analogs of benzos. They use a pill press to add fillers, other drugs and sell them. You can buy all kinds of crazy chemicals if you know where to look. These chemicals are legal because their structure is just different enough from scheduled benzos and government can't keep up at the rate of the changes that producers make to the chemicals.

I hope that sheds some light.

/recovering drug addict
2018-09-12 05:05:52 PM  
1 vote:

NotThatGuyAgain: Thanks, I'm about to finish a lengthy book (on the 8th Air Force in WWII)


The Mighty Eighth Air Force museum here is pretty cool.  It's no Smithsonian, but it's worth visiting if you're in the area.
2018-09-12 04:15:15 PM  
1 vote:

Hyjamon: Birnone: Back when my circle of friends used to get wasted, anyone who passed out first got the treatment. Controlling you like you were a puppet would be the least notable thing done. We didn't have anything other than camcorders(look it up) back then, and absolutely nowhere to 'upload' the video anyways, so some fun times have been lost forever like tears in the rain.

What if someone passed out in their own place or room?  Seemed like if you passed out in your own place, you should be left alone.


In college, the rule was if you had your shoes on, you were passed out and fair game.  Shoes off meant you were asleep and immune from tomfoolery.
2018-09-12 03:55:28 PM  
1 vote:

Hyjamon: Egoy3k: Mirtine: This guy wasn't a full-time junkie. He was on Xanax combined with Fentanyl. A recreational user. Dude mixed a powerful opiate mixed with a benzo. Bad news man. Real bad news.

He farked up. He forgot to have his buddy Jesus spot for him.

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The only thing I can think of when I see that image is how that guy has an impressive physique for a junkie.

dude has nun-chucks on the door handle; he is a real bad-ass


Lol, never noticed that.  I always see the gun and the cards on the table a further "proof" of what a degenerate he is.
2018-09-12 03:36:04 PM  
1 vote:

Birnone: Back when my circle of friends used to get wasted, anyone who passed out first got the treatment. Controlling you like you were a puppet would be the least notable thing done. We didn't have anything other than camcorders(look it up) back then, and absolutely nowhere to 'upload' the video anyways, so some fun times have been lost forever like tears in the rain.


What if someone passed out in their own place or room?  Seemed like if you passed out in your own place, you should be left alone.
2018-09-12 03:21:31 PM  
1 vote:
Back when my circle of friends used to get wasted, anyone who passed out first got the treatment. Controlling you like you were a puppet would be the least notable thing done. We didn't have anything other than camcorders(look it up) back then, and absolutely nowhere to 'upload' the video anyways, so some fun times have been lost forever like tears in the rain.
2018-09-12 02:59:18 PM  
1 vote:
This guy wasn't a full-time junkie. He was on Xanax combined with Fentanyl. A recreational user. Dude mixed a powerful opiate mixed with a benzo. Bad news man. Real bad news.

He farked up. He forgot to have his buddy Jesus spot for him.

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2018-09-12 01:50:49 PM  
1 vote:

GalFriday: I have never wanted to see a video so much in my entire life.


There was a documentary about it.
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2018-09-12 01:48:02 PM  
1 vote:

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NotThatGuyAgain: Not everyone.

I'm reading his book right now and while i never 'got' or cared for his comedy, godamn is his book hilarious.  I'm just about halfway through and i've caught m yself laughing the fark out loud at stuff.  what a life.

I never disliked him, i am just ambivalent.  He'll pop up on a podcast and not be, to me, terribly interesting or funny.  he's just a guy.  but his book, good god is it hilarious.


He is always brilliant on Stern. There has to be a few of the interviews up on youtube you can check out. Bingo usually comes in towards the end of the interviews and thats when things get really funny.
2018-09-12 01:34:26 PM  
1 vote:

GalFriday: I have never wanted to see a video so much in my entire life.


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2018-09-12 01:32:21 PM  
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2018-09-12 01:29:19 PM  
1 vote:
Where is Bernie at this weekend?
 
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