I nominate these people for the Darwin award

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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,165950,00.html

LAWRENCE, Kan. — A teenager found hanging from a dresser drawer with a coated bicycle chain lock around her neck apparently died while playing the "pass-out game (search)," the girl's parents said.
 
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Sounds like a fun game.

"Hey man, I have an idea!"
"Whats that?"
"Choke me until no air is getting in or out of my lungs and I turn blue and go limp. Then try waking me up!"
"WOW! Why didn't I think of that? But you have to promise to choke me after I wake you up ok?"
"Deal. WAIT! Why don't we use a bike lock so that we can both do it at the same time!"
"AWESOME! Hopefully your mom wakes us up for dinner."

I don't know about you guys but I know what I'm doing tomorrow! :eek: :eek:
 
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I don't know about you guys but I know what I'm doing tomorrow! :eek: :eek:
Me too! How exciting!

*grabs some rope* This'll be the funnest time ive ever had. No wonder people were always being hung in the West! They were smart
 
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Wait, that was in Kansas; they don't believe in Darwin there. :uhh: That seems to explain a lot, doesn't it?
 
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LAWRENCE, Kan.
And the Kansas people didn't belive in natural selection...

edit: Moonbear beat me to it by ten seconds. :grumpy: :cry:
 
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And the Kansas people didn't belive in natural selection...

edit: Moonbear beat me to it by ten seconds. :grumpy: :cry:
Well they can't even survive their own body parts... if they didnt sufficate, im sure a parked car was goign to do it soon enough.
 
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Wait, the father said ""She had a history of playing this game," AND HE WAS OK WITH THAT?????? He didn't do anything about her mental problem? And he hasn't been arrested for neglect? She was 15.

"Tim Wilson said his daughter did not commit suicide. He said the family has reason to believe Kimberly had played the choking game for at least a year, maybe two.

"She had a history of playing this game," Wilson said. "Her death was accidental."


What is this world coming to? :confused: Why haven't the parents been arrested for negligent homicide?
 
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Wait, the father said ""She had a history of playing this game," AND HE WAS OK WITH THAT?????? He didn't do anything about her mental problem? And he hasn't been arrested for neglect?

What is this world coming to? :confused:
That's like those kids who were jumping between a gap on a parking garage (or maybe it was between two parking garages...can't recall) and died when they fell, and the parents wanted to sue the owner of the garage for not putting up high enough fencing around the garage. The kids didn't just fall over the edge, they climbed up and jumped! Why were kids allowed to play in a parking garage in the first place?
 
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We need less kids in this world. Im worried that some kid might smash his head with my car to get high and ill get sued :(
 
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Evo said:
"Tim Wilson said his daughter did not commit suicide. He said the family has reason to believe Kimberly had played the choking game for at least a year, maybe two.

"She had a history of playing this game," Wilson said. "Her death was accidental."
You know, that's not entirely consistent with what they said at the beginning of the article:
"We are very close to our children, and we did not know this was going on," Tim Wilson said Monday. "There were no outward signs. This isn't like drugs or alcohol use, which a parent should be able to detect.
So, did they or didn't they know this was going on? You'd think choking herself would show up as pretty visible, telltale bruising around her neck if she was doing this for a long time.
 
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We need less kids in this world. Im worried that some kid might smash his head with my car to get high and ill get sued :(
Sounds like we need less parents of the kids.
 
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Sounds like we need less parents of the kids.
Yah that'll solve 2 problems. No stupid parents, and no stupid kids. I think these people are the ultimate argument for abortions
 
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You know, that's not entirely consistent with what they said at the beginning of the article:

"Tim Wilson:"We are very close to our children, and we did not know this was going on," Tim Wilson said Monday. "There were no outward signs. This isn't like drugs or alcohol use, which a parent should be able to detect."

Then...

"Tim Wilson said his daughter did not commit suicide. He said the family has reason to believe Kimberly had played the choking game for at least a year, maybe two.

"She had a history of playing this game," Wilson said. "Her death was accidental."
Good catch, these people seem to be lying through their teeth.
 
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ha, if your able to detect alcohol on your kids breath, I think you should be able to detect your kid choking themselves on purpose...
 
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Good catch, these people seem to be lying through their teeth.
I can't be certain if they are or not. It's possible they only found out after she died that she had been doing it so long, such as through friends or classmates of hers. But, they still had to be lousy parents to have been that oblivious of such behavior or just to have raised a kid who doesn't have the sense not to choke herself. :confused:
 
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Evo said:
Good catch, these people seem to be lying through their teeth.
I was under the impression that what they meant was that they didn't know at the time, but they now figure she was doing it for about a year without their knowledge. But I'm too lazy to read it again, you tell me.
 
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How would they have known how long she had been doing it? Maybe they asked a friend about it after.
 
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I can't be certain if they are or not. It's possible they only found out after she died that she had been doing it so long, such as through friends or classmates of hers. But, they still had to be lousy parents to have been that oblivious of such behavior or just to have raised a kid who doesn't have the sense not to choke herself. :confused:
Well after all those years of choking she probably had some brain damage from oxygen starvation, and then the pain receptors were all gone you know... I remember the days whe choking myself HURT! Kids these day's have to guts. Little punks.
 
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I can't be certain if they are or not. It's possible they only found out after she died that she had been doing it so long, such as through friends or classmates of hers. But, they still had to be lousy parents to have been that oblivious of such behavior or just to have raised a kid who doesn't have the sense not to choke herself. :confused:
Sometimes things are quoted out of context, but I can't imagine a parent not being horrified to learn that their 15 year old had been doing this since they were 13. He didn't seem to be suprised at all. I live near these people, BTW.
 
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This is unrelated to the death of a boy from autoerotic asphyxiation? I wasn't aware that people choked themselves without also trying to achieve orgasm.
 
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Sometimes things are quoted out of context, but I can't imagine a parent not being horrified to learn that their 15 year old had been doing this since they were 13. He didn't seem to be suprised at all. I live near these people, BTW.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Oh.. sorry...

Don't worry, I'll sweep you away soon enough (just let me grow up first)
 
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I was under the impression that what they meant was that they didn't know at the time, but they now figure she was doing it for about a year without their knowledge. But I'm too lazy to read it again, you tell me.
You really can't tell from the way it's written. But, as Pengwuino pointed out, they don't seem to have any trouble pointing an accusatory finger at the parents of kids who abuse alcohol and drugs while denying their responsibility for this one. I would think it would be easier to hide signs of alcohol and some drug abuse, especially if you don't come home drunk or high, than evidence of choking yourself. If my kid was suddenly wearing turtlenecks all summer and had bruises all around her neck, my first guess probably wouldn't be that she was choking herself, but I'd sure think something was wrong (I'd probably have been thinking she had an abusive boyfriend she was hiding from me or something like that, but no matter what, she'd be in counseling).
 
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The moral of the story being: teach kids that drugs and alcohol are bad, and they'll hang themselves.
 
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Don't worry, I'll sweep you away soon enough (just let me grow up first)
I'll be standing on the front porch holding a flashlight. Uhm. Will you be long dear? Should I pack a lunch?
 
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The moral of the story being: teach kids that drugs and alcohol are bad, and they'll hang themselves.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
 

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