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Kid kills himself trying to recreate a scene in WoW!

  1. Nov 19, 2005 #1
    Darwin Award?

    http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=14551&hed=Youth%E2%80%99s+Death+Linked+to+Game&sector=Regions&subsector=Asia

    I don't know if I should laugh or feel sorry for the guy...
     
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  3. Nov 19, 2005 #2
    And I thought things like this only happened in the US.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2005 #3
    I can only laugh. Sorry if I seem like a horrible person, but I hardly see how this can be counted as a tragedy. Darwinism in action more like. But not worthy of a Darwin award I think, its just not quite absurd enough. Not like the guy who lost an egg up his keyster while pleasuring himself while his wife was away only to try to fish it out with a wire coat hanger. Please no one try this. Really. Don't. Tribdog that means you. Bad. No.
     
  5. Nov 19, 2005 #4
    What I wanna know is: What scene?
     
  6. Nov 19, 2005 #5

    Pengwuino

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    Does anyone realize that World of Warcraft has taken a number of lives since it came out???? I can off the top of my head remember 2 people that died because they just wouldn't stop playing no matter what.

    The lawsuit is BS though, if the kid was that stupid, the parents should be sued for having a kid when they had no intentions on being good parents. Only the laziest kind of parenting allows this crap to happen.
     
  7. Nov 19, 2005 #6

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    I'm having trouble taking something seriously from a website called red herring.:biggrin:
     
  8. Nov 19, 2005 #7
    Speaking of WoW, I just renewed my membership today. Just hope I have the will power to manage my school work too. :grumpy:
     
  9. Nov 19, 2005 #8
    lol stupid WoW.
     
  10. Nov 19, 2005 #9

    Pengwuino

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    What exactly was he trying to re-enact and what about jumping off a building sounded safe to him?
     
  11. Nov 19, 2005 #10
    Do you know the number of lives being born has taken since it came out???? I can off the top of my head think of millions of people that have died because they were born.

    People die from being alive. So what if they couldn't control their urge to play a video game? 2 people out of 4.5 million? If 4.5 million people decided to all go skydiving tomorrow, its pretty likely there'd be a hell of a lot more than 2 deaths.
     
  12. Nov 19, 2005 #11

    Probably reenacting a scene where his character died from jumping off a building. it happens you know.
     
  13. Nov 19, 2005 #12

    Pengwuino

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    Can I beat up this franznietzsche guy yet
     
  14. Nov 19, 2005 #13

    Hurkyl

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    Maybe you can re-enact a WoW scene of someone beating up another?
     
  15. Nov 19, 2005 #14

    JamesU

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    I don't think they have penguins in that game
     
  16. Nov 19, 2005 #15

    Ivan Seeking

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    Amway used to promote their marketing concept with a book written by Paul Conn.
     
  17. Nov 19, 2005 #16

    ranger

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    WoW has over 4.5 million players. Mayb they should have someone in the UN.
     
  18. Nov 19, 2005 #17

    Pengwuino

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    "The council will now recognize Zordoc, representative of the nation of Warcraft."

    "Council, I am requesting a UN Aid shipment of 10,000,000 mana and quicker ping times"
     
  19. Nov 19, 2005 #18

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    :rofl: :rofl:

    You could modify that and say "nation of Azeroth"
     
  20. Nov 19, 2005 #19

    Evo

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    Ranger, I nominate you for scariest avatar. :surprised

    What the heck is that and what can I do to get you to change it? :bugeye:

    I play WoW at my older daughter's, I'm a Tauren Druid.
     
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  21. Nov 19, 2005 #20

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    what's wrong evo? ALL ALONE?!

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    I just had to post that somewhere
     
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