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4834 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Oct 2002 at 6:33 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-10-18 05:32:57 PM  
This reminds me of the real corpse that everyone assumed was a prop in a funhouse.

2002-10-18 05:45:35 PM  
I say leave him up. Probably get a few less demons at the door depanding candy.
2002-10-18 06:35:51 PM  
Only in Noblesville, stupidest part of Indianapolis by far.
2002-10-18 06:35:54 PM  
No picture?? Yah, that's internet "news" for ya.
2002-10-18 06:36:55 PM  
That's just sad. Geez, I can't even joke about this. Sad.
2002-10-18 06:36:59 PM  
That's sad. Not for his sorry ass, for his daughter.
2002-10-18 06:37:30 PM  
I think they'd figure it out once it started oozing and dripping bile. Or did that already happen? Is that why we're reading about it? Answers!!
2002-10-18 06:37:38 PM  
I used to leave a dummy hung from a tree in my front yard around Halloween. And every halloween night not a single rug rat would come knocking on my door... I would watch them from my window as they would come walking down the street... look at the hanging body... cross the street quickly and walk really fast past my house.

I have to say Halloween is my favorite time of year
2002-10-18 06:38:38 PM  
Sad end to a sad life...
2002-10-18 06:38:55 PM  
Yup,sad BUT his daughter can cry on my sholder.

/Yah ok that was uncalled for.
2002-10-18 06:39:40 PM  
I can't help but laugh... That's classic.
2002-10-18 06:40:15 PM  
If he really wanted to die he wouldn't have done it where he can be seen by the public. Or found for a while, for that matter. Dummy.
2002-10-18 06:40:53 PM  
LilMuffinBoy: Someone who commits suicide on his front lawn is probably in a great deal of emotional pain. Although it's unfortunate that he left his daughter behind without a father, I'm sure that the days leading up to this weren't pleasant for him. Try to be a human being.
2002-10-18 06:41:54 PM  

LOL! That is a smashing idea! Please tell me the best way to make a dummy,so I can try that. Anyone have good know-
how to make one? "Help a Farker out."
2002-10-18 06:42:28 PM  
2002-10-18 06:42:53 PM  
At least he did it on purpose (still terrible).
There have been at least two incidents where people have hung themselves accidentally while trying to be halloween props.

2002-10-18 06:43:04 PM  
damn that story scared me
weird shiat
2002-10-18 06:43:24 PM  

there are no girls in Noblesville you want crying on your shoulder.
2002-10-18 06:43:38 PM  
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2002-10-18 06:45:07 PM  
Actually a sad story.
2002-10-18 06:47:19 PM  
You can make a decent dummy out of blue jeans and a jacket stuffed with something. I used sweatpants, pillow, whatever was lying around. Adorn the top with a haloween mask for added effect.
2002-10-18 06:50:31 PM  
LilMuffinBoy: Wow, you are a stud.
2002-10-18 06:50:46 PM  
LilMuffinBoy, The fake compassion yelpers are becoming rampant. I can't even read that other popular 'Filter' site anymore due to the self righteous flaptrap running over every honest opinion posted.
2002-10-18 06:52:45 PM  
Next thing you know, we're gonna have laws against hanging anything in a "human" shape for decoration.

Reminds me of the time I was going to hang a 3D Archery target (I think it was a deer) from the water tower in town.

I didn't have the $60 for the target, though.
2002-10-18 06:55:16 PM  
LelMuffinBoy, it's called depression. Look it up.
2002-10-18 06:55:42 PM  
At first I thought cool how realistic. But its really
sad to think about his situation, having lost his wife to cancer and being disabled.

But what a selfish ass to kill himself when he has a daughter.

So many other people have worse problems, but they look on the bright-side and live their lives.

Bet people who were close to him will think of all the things they could have done to have helped him through this.
2002-10-18 07:01:23 PM  

So many other people have worse problems, but they look on the bright-side and live their lives.

Gee thanks for your brilliant insight Zerk. I will send a note to the New England Journal of Medicine that you have solved depression. Stop those drugs and just look on the bright side! Yay! You know how terribly insulting and ignorant your comment sounds to those of us with depression?
2002-10-18 07:03:24 PM  
Anyone selfish and self-absorbed enough to commit suicide deserves to be removed from the gene pool.
2002-10-18 07:06:49 PM  
well ArnoldLayne let me be the next to tell you and any other "depressed" persons: get over it. life is what YOU make of it.
2002-10-18 07:07:14 PM  
Curious: go fvck yourself
2002-10-18 07:09:44 PM  
Call me crazy, but I think a good cure for mild depression (if you kill yourself, you do not have MILD depression BTW) would be a lot of exercise. Look how much depression can be a cycle. Tired, don't want to do anything, feel bad, don't want to do anything because you are tired, not doing anything makes you feel bad, feeling bad makes you tired...
2002-10-18 07:13:01 PM  
He hung himself with a TV Cable?!?

Death to Videodrome. Long live the New Flesh.
2002-10-18 07:18:06 PM  
MadVoodoo here is how I used to do it.

1. Get an old shirt (preferably button up), an old pair of pants, an old pillow, pillow case (preferably plain white, cheap wig with long hair or a full head halloween mask, stapler, old pair of shoes, some old towels, pair of old gloves, some twine, rope and a whole shiat load of news paper
2. fill the pillow case half way up with balled up newspaper, tie it off at the bottom and mold it to have a vaguely round shape. Tie a knot into the unfilled part of the pillowcase closing it off. either place a full head mask over the head you have made or staple a cheap wig into the head.
3. tie a length of rope to the knot in the pillow case. This will be the spine
4. tie the end of two towels to the rope with twine and pushes the towels down the sleeves of the shirt. they should be tied close to the pillow case
5. tie the end of two towels to the end of the rope and push these two towels down the legs of the pants.
6. close the pants and the shirt around the pillow, leave the shirt untucked from the pants... staple the pants and shirt firmly into place on the pillow.
7. using the twine tie the shoes and the gloves to the towels into their correct positions.
8. stuff the dummy with crumpled news paper to fill it out
9. button the shirt up making sure to hide the bottom half of the pillow case
10. tie a noose around the knot in the pillow case and the rope attached. hang dummy from a tree... make sure the dummy is out of reach of curious hands.

have fun scaring the bejeezus out of rug rats in your neighborhood and having police cruisers drive slowly past your house :)
2002-10-18 07:23:43 PM  
Curious: That's not how depression works.

Furthermore, having a wife die from cancer and then being disabled and unemployed probably isn't the easiest thing in life to deal with. Those in here who make statements like yours obviously haven't had to deal with much hardship in their lives.
2002-10-18 07:24:18 PM  
great retort ArnoldLayne. perhaps that general lack of imagination contributes to your depression.
2002-10-18 07:28:15 PM  
Impaler and Bobroberts are correct. And Curious, ArnoldLayne's response to you was appropriate; unimaginative or not.
2002-10-18 07:28:42 PM  
Tharp had not worked in several years because he suffered neck and back injuries in a work-related accident.

How bad could his back have been? He managed to tie that cable to the branch high enough off the ground, didn't he?

As far as his neck, well.....
2002-10-18 07:30:21 PM  
LelMuffinBoy's just trolling.
2002-10-18 07:30:38 PM  
there can medical reasons for being depressed like chemical imbalances in the brain. Alot of people feel no sympathy for the chronicly depressed, alot of people shrug it off and assume it is controllible. They say things like "cheer up","look at the bright side" and so on. I wonder if someone they know gets wounded in an accident do these same peopl tell them to"stop bleeding already"?
2002-10-18 07:30:41 PM  
Okay, I'd just like to propose an even statement here that everyone can agree on. This is also my belief, and because this thread is already burning up, I know it may be subject to angry people who disagree. Okay... here goes:
Suicide is NOT funny, unless it's a clown ("No wonder this clown died... his lungs are filled with CANDY!"). Depression is an actual condition, not just a state of mind. No matter how many times a person with depression is told "Oh, look on the bright side", and no matter how much they simply try to do just that, well, that doesn't mean it's gonna cure them and make them sunshiny-happy.
Yes, there are people who have it worse off. But they may not have depression. Depression isn't sparked simply because you have it bad. Hell, even rich people can get depression.
The point is: Someone died here, obviously feeling their life was not worth living. Personally, I just think that's kind of sad. (And I don't mean pathetic)
Yeah, he left a daughter. Does that mean he was callous and heartless? Depends on who you ask. I'd rather not state my own opinion...
2002-10-18 07:39:06 PM  
I've never thought of hanging myself as a good way to go though. If I was ever of the mind to off myself, I'd want it real quick, real painless. Though I guess if your mind is not firing on all cylinders in the first place who knows....
2002-10-18 07:42:18 PM  
'Wow! That's the scariest Halloween decoration I've ever seen! Oh, wait, it's just a dead guy. How bogus.'
2002-10-18 07:51:33 PM  
ok, i don't have the training to speak knowledgably on chemical imbalances so if that's really what you have i'm sorry if i offended.

on the other hand i lost a very good and dear friend to suicide. a 9mm gun shot to the forehead is not a plea for help. i spoke to him not to long before his death and knew he was unhappy. to this day i don't think what i said, or didn't say, made any difference. he decided that he had nothing to look forward to so he left. hurt the hell out of his sister and mother but suicide is selfish as we all know. i on the other hand have got back up from whatever my troubles might be with the certain knowledge that i have some control over my life and as long as there IS a tomorrow there is hope it can be better.

2002-10-18 07:54:37 PM  
Curious - 'Life is what you make of it.'

Not entirely. Depression can be a result of chemical or neural disfunction. This guy became disabled, then his wife died. If he had a reduced natural capacity to handle stress and depression, it's not at all surprising he killed himself.

I knew a guy who used to be into drugs, but he managed to get off them. His chemistry was screwy ever since though, manic highs and lows. A friend of mine found him hanging in his apartment. This was not a matter of selfishness, he probably had a bad flashback and was basically not in control.

Now that I've explained reasonably and rationally why it is not simply a matter of controlling your mood, I'm sure that your farking comic-book view of the world serves you well enough in grade school. Just wait until the natural energy of youth wears off. Then 'make the best of it' - Asshat.
2002-10-18 07:58:11 PM  
8 years ago an ex boyfriend of mine shot himself in the head and died. nobody saw it coming . it is sad that people can be so lonely. :(
2002-10-18 07:58:18 PM  
Depression is often caused by serrotonin reuptake, where your neuron tries to transmit serrotonin into the next neuron, but it is sucked back in. Its a chemical problem.

/Psychology major
2002-10-18 08:00:00 PM  
Um, even if you are the highly compassionate type, you GOTTA see some humor in the situation. Come on...
After all, at least his daughter was at least legally an adult.

If she was a youngster, I'd say an asshat logo would be appropriate.

I don't care if it is a sickness or no, people can STILL be responsible for themselves. It's not like there aren't places to go and get help. EVEN in Indianapolis. If he was coherent and logical enough to tie the cable,etc, then he could dial 911 and call for help. Not necessarily easy, but it would be simple. (MOST 911 services have contingencies for suicidal people)
2002-10-18 08:01:26 PM  
Slikrx, although it is sad, it is kinda funny as well.

2002-10-18 08:03:22 PM  
Oh and I've been suicidal before, so I know what its like. I was depressed for circumstances that were totally out of my control, just like this guy. How do you alleviate depression? Drugs! Oh wonderful prescription pills and smoked narcotics. That and humor.
2002-10-18 08:04:28 PM  
well, pull up a chair, cuz this bus has plenty of seats

/hellbound in the HOV lane
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