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Fascination with filmed suicide

 
 
cjhsa
 
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Reply Wed 24 Mar, 2004 05:59 pm
Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off. Or in this case, perhaps she's laughing her head off.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Wed 24 Mar, 2004 07:59 pm
I saw a guy die in the gym. Well, I saw him laying there as everyone waited for the paramedics to get there while some guy was trying a botched heimlick(can't spell that word) maneuver. Guess the guy choked on some candy while doing dumbell press, and also dropped the dumbell on his head. Not fun, I left right after I got there. Guess the guy was there solo, nobody knew him. Freak accident.
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suzy
 
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Reply Wed 24 Mar, 2004 08:31 pm
Yikes! That's tough, Slappy.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Wed 24 Mar, 2004 11:14 pm
When I was 14, the familiy we to the island every summer. We could go to the beach but we hung out with the locals and they prefered and old iron bridge over a fairly fast river, about 1km from the coast. The bridge was an old railway bridge and it had a million places to jump off. One day, a boy I'd only just met tried to dive from the very top. He bellyflopped and he literly ripped in half, lengthwise. I was a really strong swimmer back then so I dove in after him to stop him being taken out to sea. Me and another guy had to drag him back, up-river about 150 meters before someone brought a boat. The riverbanks were too steep and the ocean too close.
I never need to see death again, and if I do - I hope it's gentle.
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kickycan
 
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Reply Wed 24 Mar, 2004 11:22 pm
Wow, nasty.
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Aldistar
 
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Reply Wed 24 Mar, 2004 11:26 pm
I don't think you are weird or anything to be curious. I feel the same way actually and so do a lot of people (why do you think that there are always traffic jams at accidents? Every one is trying to get a look). Death is really the one big mystery left and people are enormously curious about it. It's not really morbid just human nature.
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kickycan
 
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Reply Wed 24 Mar, 2004 11:40 pm
Aldistair, thanks. I agree with everything you just said. I was going to use that rubbernecker angle, but you beat me to it. The reason most people get mad about people stopping traffic at an accident scene is not that they really think it's so sick or anything, it's mostly because they are making them late!
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caprice
 
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Reply Thu 25 Mar, 2004 01:33 am
I would call it morbidly curious Aldistar. *S* But I agree with your thoughts applied to people in general. Personally I do not understand it. I am one of the few who will not look at an accident. I recall passing a motorbike accident whilst riding the bus one day. I looked around me and I was the only person not gawking out the window. When I was a student at the university here, I was the only one in my class to decline a viewing of an autopsy. The details described by my classmates were enough. In a journalism ethics class, I also turned my head during the first few moments of a video that our instructor warned us was graphic. Unfortunately I saw the footage a few years later in a movie that used some real footage of various historical video and film. farmerman's post reminded me it. It was South Vietnam General Loan executing a suspected communist spy. I'll never forget how ruthless it was and how much blood instantly gushed forth. It was horrible. The image stayed with me a long time.

I do not want to view the death or injury of an individual (or individuals). As D'artagnan said, there is a certain reverence about death. In some ways witnessing it doesn't seem right.
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caprice
 
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Reply Thu 25 Mar, 2004 01:47 am
Slappy Doo Hoo wrote:
Kicky, if you want to watch suicides, go rent(if they're still out) "Faces of Death." I think there's three different ones, and they show all types of stuff like that.


I thought that video was outlawed? Or maybe it was only outlawed in Canada.

I know there are people who are curious, but for me the curiosity is more about those who would want to watch that sort of thing. I just cannot comprehend it at all. What can anyone possibly gain from witnessing the death of another human being? *shivers*
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 25 Mar, 2004 11:59 am
On people laughing when something happens, I think it would depend on the timing. I know it is natural to laugh if someone starts to fall down the stairs, and it isn't really laughing but kind of a natural nervous expression. I have done it myself (well, actually, I have fallen downstairs myself too, slippery suckers, back in high school, didn't get hurt) the laughing business when someone else did it - it was immediate and instinctive, very short lived.
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MrGlass
 
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Reply Wed 21 Apr, 2004 10:04 pm
Suicide
farmerman wrote:
A few years ago a state senator in Pa, held a news conference to announce his resignation. He was undergoing an investigation into criminal activities involving his office and kickbacks (I believe that was the investigation) Right there on the news conference, which was run live, he pulled out a big pistol from a paper bag he had lying on the podium. He stuck the gun in his mouth and blew the back of his head off...


They guy's name was Bud Dwyer, just do a google search and you will see a million sites dedicated to the guy and the video of his death and the gun was a 357 that he put in his mouth through the top of his head... I even found info from the pathology report explaining how the bullet punctured his sinus cavity as it traveled through his brain which would be the reason all of the blood came out of his nose the way it did (like a faucet)... I even saw one site that made up a song about the incident; there are a lot of sick puppies out there.
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Eva
 
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Reply Wed 21 Apr, 2004 10:54 pm
For God's sake if not your own, call a suicide hotline. They can refer you to a doctor for antidepressants. There is no reason for anyone to walk around feeling this way for long. It's a chemical imbalance, and medicine can make a world of difference.

Make that call.
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