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(LBC 97.3)   Man jumps off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge - famous for its abundance of suicidal jumpers - and not only lives, but swims to shore with no major injuries   (tampabays10.com) divider line
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2006-11-02 4:16:53 PM  
I drive over the Skyway a lot living in St. Pete, and I have to admit, tossing yourself over the side does seem sort of enticing during a nice sunset on a Tuesday evening.
 
2006-11-02 4:30:32 PM  
So how would he really know if he was just dead and in hell?

/tip your waitresses
//stingily, you cheap-ass retirees
 
2006-11-02 4:32:01 PM  
No word yet on the winner...
 
2006-11-02 4:35:58 PM  
He should get life for that.
 
2006-11-02 5:03:12 PM  
Wow, that's one odd website Dancin_In_Anson
 
2006-11-02 5:29:55 PM  
Ain't that a peach?
 
2006-11-02 6:02:56 PM  
Is he a cheerleader?
 
2006-11-02 7:29:29 PM  
submitter: famous for it's abundance of suicidal jumpers


When do they teach the difference between it's and its -- second grade? Third grade maybe?
 
2006-11-02 8:09:48 PM  
Was it Jimmy Stewart?

/dnrtfa
 
2006-11-02 8:11:16 PM  
If at first you don't succeed???
 
2006-11-02 8:12:11 PM  
So much for that Mythbusters episode. Unless he tossed a hammer first of course.
 
2006-11-02 8:13:53 PM  
Sigh. People take no pride in the tasks they assign themselves, anymore.
 
2006-11-02 8:14:58 PM  
Its.
 
2006-11-02 8:16:24 PM  
ComicBookGuy: Sigh. People take no pride in the tasks they assign themselves, anymore.

Get off your lawn???
 
2006-11-02 8:16:31 PM  
Damn, not only is it something like 197 feet to the water, it's a damn long swim to shore
 
2006-11-02 8:16:53 PM  
I love it when Superman farks with the locals...
 
2006-11-02 8:19:01 PM  
famous for it is abundance?
 
2006-11-02 8:20:45 PM  
saw that movie The Bridge. I was disapointed.
 
2006-11-02 8:21:28 PM  
discount sushi: ComicBookGuy: Sigh. People take no pride in the tasks they assign themselves, anymore.

Get off your lawn???


Normally, the mines turn them into a pink cloud and paste.
 
2006-11-02 8:23:45 PM  
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2006-11-02 8:24:45 PM  
What? No Ta-Da?
 
2006-11-02 8:25:06 PM  
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2006-11-02 8:27:25 PM  
Would you try and do a somersault in this situation?
 
2006-11-02 8:27:35 PM  
This Bucs season has been hard on us.
 
2006-11-02 8:28:30 PM  
You will start seeing a lot more FSU fans making the jump as the football season wears on...thats why there aren't any tall bridges near Miami.

Go Gators!!!
 
2006-11-02 8:34:50 PM  
So much for a dry run.
 
2006-11-02 8:39:21 PM  
Traffic at that time of the morning on the Skyway is horrific. The least the guy could have done is die for all the trouble he caused. Jerk.
 
2006-11-02 8:42:44 PM  
Angry Bob's Guide to the Apostrophe, You Idiots, in 3... 2... 1...
 
2006-11-02 8:56:07 PM  
In Portland, they just drive the SUV off the bridge. Saves a step.
 
2006-11-02 8:56:34 PM  
Much nicer than the old bridge. I remember the very last day. Any of you bay area people old enough to remember this?

[image from encyclopedia.quickseek.com too old to be available]

/Was a freshman in high school
 
2006-11-02 9:02:47 PM  
skink: Yep,I was a senior at Plant H.S. at the time.
 
2006-11-02 9:04:04 PM  
skink no, but my grandfather has told me about it. What are you, like 160?
 
2006-11-02 9:04:33 PM  
In before Bob the Angry Flower!
 
2006-11-02 9:07:39 PM  
skink: Senior at Seminole HS on that raining morning.
 
2006-11-02 9:07:49 PM  
In the crowning achievement of my non-descript life, I pissed off the top of the Sunshine Skyway a few years ago. There was a tropical storm that had everyone off the roads- but like nearly every storm it got no where near Tampa Bay. I got to the top of the bridge, looked down both sides and there were no cars as far as the eye could see, I had to go, so I said wtf and let it rip.
 
2006-11-02 9:08:04 PM  
I wish the useless apostrophe in "its" would jump off a bridge.
 
2006-11-02 9:22:18 PM  
Well played, jiggold.
 
2006-11-02 9:24:24 PM  
skink: yep, I was 10 years old living in Brandon at the time.

Here's the audio for the distress call that was recorded by the Coast Guard: http://www.jumperpool.com/sound/mayday.mp3
 
2006-11-02 9:28:33 PM  
Thats why real suicides jump off the Golden Gate. Get it right next time dumbass!
 
2006-11-02 9:42:51 PM  
Might as well jump.
 
2006-11-02 9:45:48 PM  
2006-11-02 08:25:06 PM jiggold

I see what you did there...
 
2006-11-02 9:47:21 PM  
This guy even fails at suicide.

Perhaps he should get hired by some company to pick the winners of the football games that week, so everyone can pick the opposite of him and print money.
 
2006-11-02 9:51:05 PM  
Johnny Quest: Kiss my ass, then get off my lawn!

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I am so old, I remember when Skyway Jacks was actully ON the causeway!

/Clearwater Catholic that year
//Graduated '82 Hudson High School
 
2006-11-02 10:00:52 PM  
Went to Eckerd College.
Loooves me some Skyway Jacks.
Dorm room looked out over the Skyway.
 
2006-11-02 10:02:22 PM  
skink

So then that's your Great grand-daughter there in the pic?

/hahahahaha, old fogey!
// I kid
 
2006-11-02 10:06:42 PM  
Serge A. Storms unavaible for comment.

Was this guy wearing a Santa Claus costume?
With a parachute died black from easter egg coloring?
 
2006-11-02 10:07:35 PM  
skink

Much nicer than the old bridge. I remember the very last day. Any of you bay area people old enough to remember this?


I was in kindergarten but I remember it.

Can someone who lives in St Pete tell me approximately how far Jannus Landing is from the bridge? I remember driving home stoned from a (Bad Religion?) concert and I was on the bridge before I noticed my lights weren't on.
 
2006-11-02 10:09:12 PM  
Save the cheerleader random dude. Save the world.

/Yaaaaaatttttttaaaaaaa!!!
//my power is slashies
 
2006-11-02 10:12:17 PM  
why would you swim back?
 
2006-11-02 10:14:51 PM  
It's almost as if he landed in some sort of force dissipating fluid...
 
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