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

James Tauber jtauber at jtauber.com
Tue Mar 16 18:47:11 PST 2004

He obviously never watched The Young Ones. 

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> From: fork-bounces at xent.com [mailto:fork-bounces at xent.com] On 
> Behalf Of jbone at place.org
> Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 7:14 PM
> To: FoRK
> Subject: [FoRK] Thank God for natural selection... or something.
> 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 "DIY""
> Not technically related to Gibson, but hilarious nonetheless.
> 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 
> http://www.pressherald.com/news/state/040316crossguy.shtml
> 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 said.
> 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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