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2014-08-12 1:53:41 PM  
News conference from the coroner with deets on his death to begin soon.  That should keep the choppers away for awhile.
 
2014-08-12 2:49:50 PM  
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2014-08-12 2:50:58 PM  
Not to sound evil, but is there any possibility that Robin Williams went out......ahem.....David Carradine style?
 
2014-08-12 2:51:06 PM  
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2014-08-12 2:51:35 PM  
The media, paparazzi, and anyone with a camera on a RC aerial device can take live footage of your home, and nobody stops them. Assume that if you can see the sky, you have no privacy.
 
2014-08-12 2:52:33 PM  
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2014-08-12 2:53:12 PM  
How is this even news? (or "not news")
Requesting privacy is standard procedure for the grieving family, and ignoring the request is standard for the media.
 
2014-08-12 2:53:40 PM  
So don't watch a boring live version of Google Earth.
 
2014-08-12 2:53:50 PM  

hillary: Media honors Robin Williams' family's request for privacy by airing live aerials of his home

Yeah, this has already been noted exhaustively in another thread.

OKTHXBYE


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2014-08-12 2:55:27 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Not to sound evil, but is there any possibility that Robin Williams went out......ahem.....David Carradine style?


Not unless Carradine pulled his pud so hard it left hesitation wounds on the insides of his wrist and sprayed blood onto the blade of a closed folding knife, no.
 
2014-08-12 2:56:16 PM  
But the audience is demanding to know what the top of his house looks like.
 
2014-08-12 2:57:07 PM  
If only there was some way to epic-ally prank the media in such a way that would honor the sense of humor Robin had.

If only someone with connections could pull a fast one and get them all away for a while and focus on something else.

But whom?
How?
 
2014-08-12 2:58:18 PM  

Flakeloaf: TV's Vinnie: Not to sound evil, but is there any possibility that Robin Williams went out......ahem.....David Carradine style?

Not unless Carradine pulled his pud so hard it left hesitation wounds on the insides of his wrist and sprayed blood onto the blade of a closed folding knife, no.


Carradine whacked it so farking hard the inside of the closet door had defensive wounds.
 
2014-08-12 2:59:37 PM  
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2014-08-12 3:01:04 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Not to sound evil, but is there any possibility that Robin Williams went out......ahem.....David Carradine style?


I was wondering the same thing when I first heard that the cause was "suicide by asphyxiation", but the news reports also said he had cut marks on his wrists.
 
2014-08-12 3:02:28 PM  

browntimmy: But the audience is demanding to know what the top of his house looks like.


Yes.  Actually, it's in the way that the roofers laid out the roof tiles, long ago, that turns out to be very similar to the way that tarot cards are read, which adds meaning into the way that he died.
 
2014-08-12 3:02:59 PM  
A friend of mine pointed that out on his live show last night.

I think "ghoulish bastards" was the nicest thing he said about them.
 
2014-08-12 3:04:47 PM  

blatz514: [img1.wikia.nocookie.net image 500x313]


For some reason, that made me think of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oqfB1VHSwI

My real hero's got rocks in his head
He makes hot love but never in bed
He'll live forever but soon he'll be dead
Dead
That's what I said


....

Death
That's the choice of a fool
All right
....
/God doesn't play in a rock and roll band
//God doesn't play in a rock and roll band
///God doesn't play in a rock and roll band
////repeat about a dozen more times
//Did I mention that God doesn't play in a rock and roll band?
 
2014-08-12 3:05:14 PM  
ABC statement FTFA:

"When we realized there was no news value to the live stream, we took it down immediately."

Not out of respect for the family's wishes, just that there was no mourning visible from the chopper.
 
2014-08-12 3:06:02 PM  
Stewieplanerideslapface.gif to everyone that clicked on that aerial view link.
 
2014-08-12 3:08:07 PM  

Latinwolf: TV's Vinnie: Not to sound evil, but is there any possibility that Robin Williams went out......ahem.....David Carradine style?

I was wondering the same thing when I first heard that the cause was "suicide by asphyxiation", but the news reports also said he had cut marks on his wrists.


Cut marks, sitting in a chair, and suffering from severe depression.  Not the marks of death by AEA.
 
2014-08-12 3:08:38 PM  
What a live aerial may look like:

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2014-08-12 3:08:53 PM  

vudukungfu: If only there was some way to epic-ally prank the media in such a way that would honor the sense of humor Robin had.

If only someone with connections could pull a fast one and get them all away for a while and focus on something else.

But whom?
How?


There are some of us who believe Andy Kaufman, Jim Morrison and Elvis Presley are still alive living in Africa as some sort of prank.  Some say Gene Rodenberry is with them too and still writing episodes for a new Star Trek series, but I think that's just crazy talk.
 
2014-08-12 3:29:47 PM  
As a former journalist "Because we can" is not a good enough reason to do something like this. ABC said they took it down once they decided there was no news value. What did you think was going to happen? Why do it in the first place? We all know what a roof and police cars look like.
 
2014-08-12 3:36:33 PM  

abhorrent1: hillary: Media honors Robin Williams' family's request for privacy by airing live aerials of his home

Yeah, this has already been noted exhaustively in another thread.

OKTHXBYE

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You trying to bring him back Candyman/Bloody Mary style?
 
2014-08-12 3:38:52 PM  
Who's the bigger scum bag?  Those filming, or those watching?
 
2014-08-12 3:39:47 PM  
That must be really pleasant for the Williams having helicopters flying over their house 24 hours a day.
 
2014-08-12 3:45:01 PM  
You think there's a market for anti-paparazzi Surface to Air missiles?
 
2014-08-12 3:46:44 PM  

Mr.Tangent: Who's the bigger scum bag?  Those filming, or those watching?


Or subby, who capitalized on tragedy by gaining a greenlight?
 
2014-08-12 3:48:09 PM  

abhorrent1: hillary: Media honors Robin Williams' family's request for privacy by airing live aerials of his home

Yeah, this has already been noted exhaustively in another thread.

OKTHXBYE

Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams, Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams


And here you are AGAIN in another Robin Williams thread. For someone who doesn't care, you're sure caring a lot.  Asshole.
 
2014-08-12 3:56:01 PM  

Ghost Roach: You think there's a market for anti-paparazzi Surface to Air missiles?


Someone could make a killing firing SAMs at papparazzi choppers to ensure celebrity privacy...and do it at no cost for grieving families of celebrities

No fly zone...papparazzi biatches...
 
2014-08-12 4:01:41 PM  

abrannan: abhorrent1: hillary: Media honors Robin Williams' family's request for privacy by airing live aerials of his home

Yeah, this has already been noted exhaustively in another thread.

OKTHXBYE

Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams, Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams,  Robin Williams

You trying to bring him back Candyman/Bloody Mary style?


The comedian corpse: still slaying them.

/he nearly made me laugh to death on multiple occasions
//I like to think today's all-day downpour in Baltimore is for his loss
///not that Baltimore itself isn't reason enough for downpours from the heavens
 
2014-08-12 4:05:18 PM  
Part of the cost of being rich and famous is the loss of privacy, especially in times of tragedy.
 
2014-08-12 4:08:13 PM  

hillary:  Media honors Robin Williams' family's request for privacy by airing live aerials of his home

Yeah, this has already been noted exhaustively in another thread.

OKTHXBYE


Did that thread also cover what an incredible, thick-headed asshole Wolf Blitzer is?

It was the only coverage I could find at first when I heard the news. The reporter he was talking to gave a nice career-summary tribute, mentioning twice that the family requested a focus on his life and not his death, and all Wolf could do was ask her: "let me remind everybody again that he was in rehab, did that have anything to do with his death?"

F*cking. Asshole.
 
2014-08-12 4:10:14 PM  

stonicus: Part of the cost of being rich and famous is the loss of privacy, especially in times of tragedy.


That's a "rule" established by society. A society that could and should have the decency to say "there are limits."
 
2014-08-12 4:10:35 PM  
Not surprising.  As long as there is enough public interest (e.g. ratings potential) they're do what they want as long as it's legal (most times).

Hell, this is the, what, 4th or so green-lit thread on Robin Williams on Fark today.  Even the admins know what is going to generate clicks today.
 
2014-08-12 4:18:27 PM  

Prey4reign: Mr.Tangent: Who's the bigger scum bag?  Those filming, or those watching?

Or subby, who capitalized on tragedy douchebaggery by gaining a greenlight?


FTFY
 
2014-08-12 4:19:47 PM  

Kveld: Hell, this is the, what, 4th or so green-lit thread on Robin Williams on Fark today.


Subby here. I submitted this last night about 11pm MT.

I suspect they had choppers to see if they could catch any friends or relatives arriving at the house. Sick, no matter how you slice it.
 
2014-08-12 4:20:54 PM  

Ghost Roach: You think there's a market for anti-paparazzi Surface to Air missiles?


I'd buy one.
 
2014-08-12 4:21:11 PM  
It's enough to make you want to kill yourself.


/Goodnight funny man, rest in peace.
 
2014-08-12 4:42:24 PM  

brimed03: stonicus: Part of the cost of being rich and famous is the loss of privacy, especially in times of tragedy.

That's a "rule" established by society. A society that could and should have the decency to say "there are limits."


And there aren't reporters doing live post-mortem colonoscopies, so we apparently have said "there are limits". Those limits just don't include aerial shots of dead people's houses.
 
2014-08-12 4:53:37 PM  

FloridaFarkTag: Ghost Roach: You think there's a market for anti-paparazzi Surface to Air missiles?

Someone could make a killing firing SAMs at papparazzi choppers to ensure celebrity privacy...and do it at no cost for grieving families of celebrities

No fly zone...papparazzi biatches...


I'd go for a radio warning to pilots and the use of laser dazzlers as a defense. I wouldn't want to see a pilot blinded and perhaps cause a crash, but farking up the video, I'm definitely okay with that.
 
2014-08-12 4:55:42 PM  

stonicus: Part of the cost of being rich and famous is the loss of privacy, especially in times of tragedy.


True, but the famous guy who chose to put himself into the public arena is dead and his family and friends didn't make the deal he did.
 
2014-08-12 4:57:45 PM  
I'm surprised Nancy Grave doesn't have a private fleet of Gyps fulvus-shaped UAVs, at this point.
 
2014-08-12 4:58:46 PM  
"shazbelt"


/its how he would have wanted it.
//it sounds like that is how he was getting it.
 
2014-08-12 6:01:26 PM  

brimed03: hillary:  Media honors Robin Williams' family's request for privacy by airing live aerials of his home

Yeah, this has already been noted exhaustively in another thread.

OKTHXBYE

Did that thread also cover what an incredible, thick-headed asshole Wolf Blitzer is?

It was the only coverage I could find at first when I heard the news. The reporter he was talking to gave a nice career-summary tribute, mentioning twice that the family requested a focus on his life and not his death, and all Wolf could do was ask her: "let me remind everybody again that he was in rehab, did that have anything to do with his death?"

F*cking. Asshole.


Any chance we could convince Wolf Blitzer and many other media vultures to commit suicide?

Or at least convince them to all board a rocketship to be fired into the sun, and tell them it will be a career making story.
 
2014-08-12 6:52:31 PM  
stan unusual:
I'd go for a radio warning to pilots and the use of laser dazzlers as a defense. I wouldn't want to see a pilot blinded and perhaps cause a crash, but farking up the video, I'm definitely okay with that.

For screwing with video, nothing beats a high intensity infrared light source; invisible to us, but Big Brother goes nuts
 
2014-08-12 6:52:54 PM  
As icing on this shiatcake... One of the gossip rags was running pictures of Robin at an AA meeting earlier today.
 
2014-08-12 7:05:30 PM  

vudukungfu: If only there was some way to epic-ally prank the media in such a way that would honor the sense of humor Robin had.

If only someone with connections could pull a fast one and get them all away for a while and focus on something else.

But whom?
How?


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This was from a while back, where the teenage son had painted a giant penis on the top of his parents' manor house, and it went undetected for a year.  (He was off traveling when they found it, and they said he was personally going to have to remove it when he returned.)   B^D
 
2014-08-12 8:12:32 PM  
Ladies and gentlemen, the American "news" media!

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