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ouch!! mountain bike crossover postjeff27
Oct 4, 2002 9:40 AM
This poor, poor, guy.
sorry, but LOL. nmJS Haiku Shop
Oct 4, 2002 10:03 AM
If he only did the math... nmspyderman
Oct 5, 2002 10:21 PM
Darwin triumphs again (nm)lonefrontranger
Oct 4, 2002 10:29 AM
The REAL Darwin Award winner - non bikingMel Erickson
Oct 4, 2002 12:41 PM
Wisconsin News Briefs
From the Journal Sentinel
Last Updated: Sept. 30, 2002

Man tries to eradicate lice, sets self on fire
Madison - A 26-year-old Madison man was in critical condition Monday after he set himself on fire while trying to get rid of head lice.

Jonathon S. Guidici doused a towel with rubbing alcohol and placed it on his head to rid himself of head lice Saturday night in a room at King's Inn Motel, Madison police said.

While the saturated towel was still on his head, Guidici lit a cigarette and immediately became engulfed in flames around 8:45 p.m. People in his room extinguished the blaze but not before Guidici suffered second- and third-degree burns over half of his body, police said.

He was taken to University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, where he was in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.
separation anxiety. nmDougSloan
Oct 4, 2002 10:37 AM
but it's misleadingDougSloan
Oct 4, 2002 10:48 AM
The article is misleading, as it implies that the fall itself killed the rider. What actually happened was that the rider survived the fall just fine, but was summarily execute by the Chinese government for having done the jump in protest of government censorship policies.

correctionJS Haiku Shop
Oct 4, 2002 10:50 AM
"but was summarily executed by the Chinese government for having too much stem showing"
LOL nmDougSloan
Oct 4, 2002 11:01 AM
Actually he was Airborne Ti Welder trying to escapejs5280
Oct 4, 2002 1:28 PM
I have an Airborne, I can poke fun at myself right?
Skeet shootingfiltersweep
Oct 4, 2002 11:12 AM
Did you see the next photo... it might explain a few things:
oh, THAT meaning of "pull"! nmDougSloan
Oct 4, 2002 1:28 PM
um, this is funny how?weiwentg
Oct 4, 2002 1:57 PM
I don't get it. that was very sad. yes, I don't do those kind of stunts, and this is one of the VERY, VERY, VERY rare occasions when the victim is at least partly to blame. but seriously, I think all the humor is misplaced. a guy just died.
Agree. n/mSouxsie
Oct 4, 2002 2:51 PM
"....partly to blame" ... ????JohnG
Oct 4, 2002 3:58 PM
Maybe "we" shouldn't laugh at this situation but it's VERY-VERY hard to not to think he got EXACTLY what he bargained for.

In fact, I like these JA stunts as they tend to cull out the genetic defects.

ride safe and fast
you've never done anything stupid?weiwentg
Oct 4, 2002 4:36 PM
I know I have done stupid stuff that could have got me injured, at least. and I am not talking about the last crit I did. the fact is, almost all of us do some things without thinking the consequences through. this is one of them. stupid, yes, tragic, yes, funny, no.
I'm from a social science background. blaming the victim is a big thing in both psych and sociology. it is a very, very big thing. it is one of the few things that I consider absolutely wrong when someone shrugs his/her shoulders and says 'well, s/he deserved it...'.
while I know that the 'cull out the genetic defects' quip was no more than a quip, viewed in another light it is a highly disturbing comment. it is exactly what the Nazis said. I don't mean to get all gloomy on you. but shrugging one's shoulders means that one views the other party as something less than human. that's one of the components of brutality. that's also one of the components of hatred. we cannot hate a group of people and kill them in large numbers without a) believing that we're right to do so, b) believing that they're less than human, and c) believing that they deserve it anyway. part c) is very common in our political system among the right wing. part b) is involved to some degree anytime we go to war and shrug off 'collateral damage' and deaths through sanctions as some kind of military necessity. part a) is also involved in war.
to some extent, and I'm NOT saying that I don't do this myself, everyone's posts have involved c). and if that guy deserved it anyway, so we laugh at it and shrug our shoulders, it involved part a). and that's almost as dangerous. a good many Nazi soldiers were just doing their jobs - they did not necessarily have the anger component of hatred. what they had was a), b) and c).
like I said, I don't mean to say that I don't do any of that. but I'm going to try not to. call me PC or whatever, but this is dangerous. study psychology and you will know that we are not very far away from the Nazis.
Oct 6, 2002 8:13 AM
I agree all Darwin jokes aside... at first it does look like a funny picture until the reality sinks in of someone just dieing which is really sad whether he was kinda asking for it or not.

Darwin theory at workPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Oct 4, 2002 6:26 PM
I'm really not sure whether to laugh or to feel really really bad. So I won't laugh.

All I can think about though is when I visited the CN tower and theres a glass floor that people walk on which is no problem but some people feel the need to jump on it.... why???? Its Darwin's theory at work. A smart person wouldn't jump on the floor cus if it ever did give way you'd be in trouble.