March 30, 2007

Father Egged On To Hang Himself In Webcam Broadcast
— Ace

They yell "Jump, jump" in real life, they're certainly not going to be more restrained on the internet:

A father-of-two hanged himself live over the internet in Britain's first 'cyber suicide'.

Kevin Whitrick, 42, took his life after being goaded by dozens of chatroom users from across the world who initially believed he was play acting.

Um, of course they say that. Who wants to admit they encouraged a suicidal man to hang himself?

But as they watched in horror...

They misspelled "macabre pleasure."

... Mr Whitrick climbed onto a chair, smashed through a ceiling and then hanged himself with a piece of rope.

Stunned by what they had witnessed - broadcast on a popular chatroom website used by millions of people across the globe - chatroom users immediately contacted the police.

Immediately, after they got the money shot.

Officers rushed to the electrician's home in the Wellington area of Shropshire within minutes, smashing down the door to try to save him.

But despite their efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Last night it emerged that Mr Whitrick had been suffering from depression after being badly injured in a car crash last year.

Friends said that the breakdown of his marriage with wife, Paula - with whom he had 12-year-old twins - and the recent death of his father had also been causing him some distress.

I'm so proud to be a human.

From The Gut, where Jim Treacher has written a Rosie-style "poem" about steel's utter inability to melt.

They're also now pushing the Rosie's new favorite catch-phrase "Google It!" over there, which is pretty funny, but an in-joke simply can't be transferred from one blog to another.

Google it!

Posted by: Ace at 04:05 PM | Comments (13)
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1 Keith Olbermann would pay big bucks to be able to work a crowd like that.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at March 30, 2007 04:12 PM (yikpN)

2 No video?

Posted by: harrison at March 30, 2007 04:23 PM (yYMAJ)

3 Yeah, thats a real downer, post something funny....

Posted by: Sinistar at March 30, 2007 04:23 PM (bSYRF)

4 I use to be horrified by these alt.suicide groups. But it appears the purpose is to get people, generally teens, to talk about suicide in lieu of acting on it.

Posted by: Red at March 30, 2007 04:25 PM (aye0J)

Um, of course they say that. Who wants to admit they encouraged a suicidal man to hang himself?

People who actually did it? Why the change of heart after the fact?

I mean, why egg someone on with the actual intent of encouraging a suicide, then pretend otherwise? Unless you were so detached from reality, you thought suicide would be cooler than it turned out.

How does that bit from 40-Year-Old Virgin go?

"We went to Tijuana, Mexico, you know? And we thought it would be fun,
you know, to go to a show. Everybody says you gotta check out one of
these shows. And... it's a woman fuckin' a horse. We get there and we
think it's gonna be awesome and--it's not as cool as it sounds like
it's gonna be. It's kinda gross.
You think "A woman fuckin' a horse" and you get there and--it's a woman fucking a horse.
It was really giving it to her. And you know what? To be honest I just felt bad for her, we all just felt bad for her.

Kinda felt bad for the horse!"

Posted by: moviegique at March 30, 2007 04:32 PM (1y5Vr)


Damn it.

I can already tell that this is going to be one of those poems that sticks in my head and then, while lying in the dark, trying to fall asleep, I'll find myself giggling like a school girl and saying to myself, "It's natural shapes r..."

Posted by: jmflynny at March 30, 2007 04:37 PM (iAdm7)


I just saw that clip.

(Like I said in the other comments...if it's in that embedded video, I didn't make it that far).

I can hardly fathom how she actually said, multiple times no less, that this was the first time in history steel was melted by fire.

Posted by: Entropy at March 30, 2007 05:46 PM (Uh5fR)

8 Wow. I thought things like that only happened on Law and Order.

Posted by: rightwingprof at March 31, 2007 02:00 AM (o7KrD)


"I'm so proud to be human."


Yeah. Sigh. People suck. What a stupid fucking species we are.

I can't take this crap.


Posted by: Professor Blather at March 31, 2007 07:34 AM (MOAQd)


"I'm so proud to be human."


Yeah. Sigh. People suck. What a stupid fucking species we are.

I can't take this crap.

 Kill yourself if it's that bad.

Oh, shit wait. Not really, I mean it was a joke. You're not serious or anything are you cuz I didn't mean it that way. Really, you should get help. It's like your depressed or something. I've seen it before on the net. There was this other guy , um maybe I shouldn't tell that story....

Posted by: internet egger at March 31, 2007 12:37 PM (uQDzC)


The only good "Google It!" reference is JFGI, which means "Just Fucking Google It!"

Likewise JFWI, for "Just Fucking Wiki(pedia) It!"

Posted by: marchand chronicles at April 01, 2007 11:29 AM (1whi7)

12 There are many online stores having birkenstock shoe on sale, i believe you gonna like it!Yesterday, my friend bought a birkenstock sandals which is so beautiful, i am surprised by the design and style. Do you have a pair of  now? if not, go to online birkenstock storestore and have one, it is so amazing!!!

Posted by: saly sa at April 11, 2011 02:48 AM (jQ3Gm)

13 Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why it's called the present

Posted by: prom dress at August 14, 2011 11:11 PM (G+w44)

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