[FoRK] Thank God for natural selection... or something.

jbone at place.org jbone at place.org
Tue Mar 16 16:13:43 PST 2004

This seems like a metaphor for so many stupid things in today's 
world...  works on so many levels.

Personally, I think they should've helped him nail his other hand.  
What a waste of air.

Via FoES...


On Mar 16, 2004, at 5:39 PM, Bob Harrison wrote "Choad Warrior, Pt.4  

Not technically related to Gibson, but hilarious

Favorite line: "When he realized that he was unable to
nail his other hand to the board, he called 911,"
Boucher said.


Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Man treated after attempting to nail himself to cross
Associated Press

HARTLAND — A Hartland man was treated at a Pittsfield
hospital after he nailed himself to a cross. The
23-year-old man apparently was trying to commit
suicide Thursday evening in his living room, the
Bangor Daily News reported.

Somerset County Sheriff Barry DeLong said Monday that
no charges will be filed. "There is no crime here," he

Police said the man appeared delusional and told them
he had been "seeing pictures of God on the computer."
He told them he had not seen the hit movie "The
Passion of the Christ," which depicts the Crucifixion
of Jesus.

Lt. Pierre Boucher said the man took two pieces of
wood, nailed them together in the form of a cross and
placed them on the floor. He attached a suicide sign
to the wood and then proceeded to nail one of his
hands to the makeshift cross using a 14-penny nail and
a hammer.

"When he realized that he was unable to nail his other
hand to the board, he called 911," Boucher said.

It was unclear whether the man was seeking assistance
for his injury or help in nailing down his other hand.

Hartland Fire Department members responded, said
Boucher, and cut off the wood while it was still
attached to the man's hand. The wood and the victim
were taken to Sebasticook Valley Hospital, where the
nail was removed.

Boucher said he did not know whether the man received
further treatment.

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