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   Man drinks himself to death watching the latest "Twilight" movie. Why does our society continue to ignore obvious cries for help -- like adult men going to watch the latest "Twilight" movie?

18 Nov 2012 08:54 PM   |   9492 clicks   |   Stuff.co.nz
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St_Francis_P     
Faced with having to watch Twilight, I'd start drinking heavily too.

18 Nov 2012 06:50 PM
toddalmighty    [TotalFark]  
I'm a theatre manager. We find a huge amount of liquor bottles in the Twilight showings.

18 Nov 2012 07:19 PM
Barfmaker    [TotalFark]  

toddalmighty: I'm a theatre manager. We find a huge amount of liquor bottles in the Twilight showings.


You see that's interesting right there. To me at least. What kind of liquor, is it skewed toward something? And does this homeless guy sitting there seem to make sense to you in your experience? In that film in particular or do you think he was randomly at that one?

Man, I'd so sit and have a beer with you over this.

18 Nov 2012 07:28 PM
Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist     

Barfmaker: toddalmighty: I'm a theatre manager. We find a huge amount of liquor bottles in the Twilight showings.

You see that's interesting right there. To me at least. What kind of liquor, is it skewed toward something? And does this homeless guy sitting there seem to make sense to you in your experience? In that film in particular or do you think he was randomly at that one?

Man, I'd so sit and have a beer with you over this.


Peach schnapps and Zima.

18 Nov 2012 07:55 PM
Matticus     
Glad to see them breaking the story 2 and a half years later

18 Nov 2012 08:24 PM
quatchi    [TotalFark]  
If given the choice between drinking myself to death and watching the latest Twilight movie I would have to seriously consider my options.

18 Nov 2012 08:25 PM
dalovindj     
I have put down a liter of Jack in an evening before. I'm not saying it was a good evening, but I didn't die.

18 Nov 2012 08:57 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  
That's just sad on so many levels.

The lowest of which is dying watching "Twilight."

18 Nov 2012 08:58 PM
sage37     
At 23 I tried drinking myself to death, too. Dunno how he managed it on a litre.

18 Nov 2012 08:59 PM
Spanky_McFarksalot     

toddalmighty: I'm a theatre manager. We find a huge amount of liquor bottles in the Twilight showings.


and vibrators?

18 Nov 2012 09:00 PM
RealAmericanHero     
Sad story : \

18 Nov 2012 09:00 PM
darklingscribe     

dalovindj: I have put down a liter of Jack in an evening before. I'm not saying it was a good evening, but I didn't die.


Something tells me that the bottle of Johnny Walker probably wasn't the first thing he drank that night.

18 Nov 2012 09:00 PM
rappy     
Red Label? Pretty classy for a homeless dude

18 Nov 2012 09:02 PM
Ambitwistor     
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18 Nov 2012 09:02 PM
Summoner101     

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Barfmaker: toddalmighty: I'm a theatre manager. We find a huge amount of liquor bottles in the Twilight showings.

You see that's interesting right there. To me at least. What kind of liquor, is it skewed toward something? And does this homeless guy sitting there seem to make sense to you in your experience? In that film in particular or do you think he was randomly at that one?

Man, I'd so sit and have a beer with you over this.

Peach schnapps and Zima.


Vanilla Absolut and rootbeer

18 Nov 2012 09:04 PM
Martin Silenus     
Team Dead Hobo!

18 Nov 2012 09:04 PM
you are a puppet     
The poster for that movie is hilarious. The three leads dressed fashionably, slowly jogging together. It's health class and they decided not to dress out. They'll do the whole mile, but they can't those clothes get sweaty because this is 1st period.

18 Nov 2012 09:05 PM
gingerjet     
FTFA A woman who sat behind Mr Smythe said she had seen him drink at least half a bottle of Johnny Walker Red Label whiskey straight before slumping forward in his seat and snoring.

amateur

18 Nov 2012 09:06 PM
RealAmericanHero     
Hm...

I used to come here for fun and thought laughing at tragedy was a natural way to live...

Now I'm just sort of wondering how the fark this world keeps going when the most civilized of us can only cope with tragedy with laughter.

It's been educational...

/Drunk post

18 Nov 2012 09:06 PM
Apos     
Almost as sad and needless as the EOD soldier's demise a few threads down. Almost.

18 Nov 2012 09:06 PM
Deedeemarz    [TotalFark]  
That story seems off. Not even the Twilight part (as sad as that is), but a known alcoholic dying with a BAC of 0.57? And a Kiwi, aged 23? That just doesn't seem like a high enough level to kill a person who is a chronic drinker. We see levels that high frequently in alcoholics; unless it is a binge drinker they usually don't even suffer many effects-they just sleep it off and head back out for more. Strange story.

18 Nov 2012 09:07 PM
vodka     
Bah, this in no way can compare to the tragedy of SUPERSTORM Sandy that killed 100 people. The DEADLIEST storm in US history (Katrina killed 1800+)!!!!one!!wtf!!one!

18 Nov 2012 09:10 PM
Mugato    [TotalFark]  
So two pints? I hate to speak ill of the dead but what a pussy.

18 Nov 2012 09:10 PM
illannoyin     
My wife says I have to take our daughter to the new twilight movie

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My advice to you is to start drinking heavily


/That's how these things happen

18 Nov 2012 09:11 PM
I Like Bread     
Sounds like the end of an e. e. cummings story.

18 Nov 2012 09:12 PM
mahuika     

Deedeemarz: That story seems off. Not even the Twilight part (as sad as that is), but a known alcoholic dying with a BAC of 0.57? And a Kiwi, aged 23? That just doesn't seem like a high enough level to kill a person who is a chronic drinker. We see levels that high frequently in alcoholics; unless it is a binge drinker they usually don't even suffer many effects-they just sleep it off and head back out for more. Strange story.


I thought so too. Maybe if he was homeless he was also not eating?

18 Nov 2012 09:13 PM
Darkviking     
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It was a mercy killing.

18 Nov 2012 09:13 PM
HotWingAgenda    [TotalFark]  

RealAmericanHero: Hm...

I used to come here for fun and thought laughing at tragedy was a natural way to live...

Now I'm just sort of wondering how the fark this world keeps going when the most civilized of us can only cope with tragedy with laughter.

It's been educational...

/Drunk post


It's safer and healthier than coping with tragedy using violence... or alcohol.

18 Nov 2012 09:13 PM
Gyrfalcon    [TotalFark]  

Mugato: So two pints? I hate to speak ill of the dead but what a pussy.


I have this feeling he a) drank a whole lot more before he got there, and b) may well have consumed some prescription or OTC pharmaceuticals prior to the event.

18 Nov 2012 09:13 PM
Mytch     

Deedeemarz: That story seems off. Not even the Twilight part (as sad as that is), but a known alcoholic dying with a BAC of 0.57? And a Kiwi, aged 23? That just doesn't seem like a high enough level to kill a person who is a chronic drinker. We see levels that high frequently in alcoholics; unless it is a binge drinker they usually don't even suffer many effects-they just sleep it off and head back out for more. Strange story.


Which might suggest that the alcohol was not entirely responsible for ending his life. The most reasonable conclusion is then that it was the movie which ultimately killed him.

18 Nov 2012 09:14 PM
RealAmericanHero     

HotWingAgenda: It's safer and healthier than coping with tragedy using violence... or alcohol.


touché

18 Nov 2012 09:15 PM
Gordon Bennett     

RealAmericanHero: I used to come here for fun and thought laughing at tragedy was a natural way to live...Now I'm just sort of wondering how the fark this world keeps going when the most civilized of us can only cope with tragedy with laughter.


What few details are in the article suggest a short and very unhappy life. Not even so easy to laugh. Not without changing the subject a bit.

Obligatory:

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18 Nov 2012 09:16 PM
spawn73     

rappy: Red Label? Pretty classy for a homeless dude


He was also a thief.

So, if you're going to steal, why steal the cheap stuff?

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Pretty weak drinker though. Any good alcoholic could have handled that easily.

18 Nov 2012 09:18 PM
skinink     

"Ambulance staff were called and police alerted after it was clear Mr Smythe was dead."


Well, he could be changing into a vampire so technically he would be the living undead dead. Was his last words, "Bite me, Bella!"?


18 Nov 2012 09:19 PM
rappy     

spawn73: rappy: Red Label? Pretty classy for a homeless dude

He was also a thief.

So, if you're going to steal, why steal the cheap stuff?



You make a good point, sir

18 Nov 2012 09:21 PM
LarryDan43     

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Barfmaker: toddalmighty: I'm a theatre manager. We find a huge amount of liquor bottles in the Twilight showings.

You see that's interesting right there. To me at least. What kind of liquor, is it skewed toward something? And does this homeless guy sitting there seem to make sense to you in your experience? In that film in particular or do you think he was randomly at that one?

Man, I'd so sit and have a beer with you over this.

Peach schnapps and Zima.


Thats fine for the tweens in the audience, but the older lonely housewives prefer vodka and/or a box of wine.

18 Nov 2012 09:24 PM
fisker    [TotalFark]  
Maybe because he lives in his mothers bedrooms closets garage.

18 Nov 2012 09:25 PM
Krieghund     

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Zima.


Do you know how I know you're old?

18 Nov 2012 09:27 PM
FloydA     

Gyrfalcon: That's just sad on so many levels.

The lowest of which is dying watching "Twilight."


As contrasted to living through it? I mean, honestly, if those are your only two remaining choices...

18 Nov 2012 09:28 PM
Medusa's Daughter     
what a horrible way to go... watching Twilight.

Every time someone watches a Twilight movie, somewhere, a book dies.

18 Nov 2012 09:30 PM
Kurmudgeon     
Good grief, I went and saw it by myself. I made it thru the movie intact.
Unfortunately, the boomer chicks that were there weren't as hot as these.
And you only thought it was hotter when the stripper chicks cried.
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18 Nov 2012 09:33 PM
rappy     

Medusa's Daughter: what a horrible way to go... watching Twilight.

Every time someone watches a Twilight movie, somewhere, a book dies.


It really sounds like awful torture

18 Nov 2012 09:33 PM
Gawdzila     

vodka: Bah, this in no way can compare to the tragedy of SUPERSTORM Sandy that killed 100 people. The DEADLIEST storm in US history (Katrina killed 1800+)!!!!one!!wtf!!one!


What does this have to do with, like... anything at all?

18 Nov 2012 09:33 PM
buckler    [TotalFark]  
Maybe the guy wanted to die, but not alone. Sad in any event.

18 Nov 2012 09:35 PM
NewportBarGuy    [TotalFark]  
23? Jesus f*ck that's young.

Well, bye.

18 Nov 2012 09:37 PM
Twilight Farkle    [TotalFark]  

I Like Bread: Sounds like the end of an e. e. cummings story.


we authors know a hopeless case if - listen: even if it's gotta involve bad twilight fanfic, there's still a hell of a good universe next door; let's go

18 Nov 2012 09:37 PM
Nick Nostril     
I'm pretty sure I'd rather drown at a sewage treatment plant, but it's just a guess.

/knocks wood that neither happen

18 Nov 2012 09:38 PM
Znuh     
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Charlton Heston predicted we'd have Euthanasia Chambers.

18 Nov 2012 09:39 PM
mikewadestr     
Given a choice between watching a Twilight movie or being eaten alive by ants, my answer would be:

"Butter me up and tie me white arse down on the ant hill boys but whatever you do, don't tie me kangaroo down".
.

18 Nov 2012 09:43 PM
Duck_of_Doom     

Gawdzila: vodka: Bah, this in no way can compare to the tragedy of SUPERSTORM Sandy that killed 100 people. The DEADLIEST storm in US history (Katrina killed 1800+)!!!!one!!wtf!!one!

What does this have to do with, like... anything at all?


His login?

RealAmericanHero: Now I'm just sort of wondering how the fark this world keeps going when the most civilized of us can only cope with tragedy with laughter.


Desensitization, shock combined with coping mechanism, "better to laugh than to cry". Take your pick. The world has always been brutal, and will continue to be brutal. The best we can hope for is a smile on occasion. Besides, it's Twilight, why so maudlin?

18 Nov 2012 09:44 PM
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