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Topic 17 of 96: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!

Sat, May 2, 1998 (08:58) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
They just has a live broadcast of a freeway suicide in LA, with closeup
shots of someones head being blow off as they popped off a shotgun.

We are at the point where everyone must know everything that's going on
as it happens. Both a new low in journalism and a taste of the future.


45 responses total.

 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 1 of 45: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, May  2, 1998 (09:06) * 12 lines 
 
One of the busiest LA interchanges was held up for an hour, costing S Cal
economy well into 7 figures. They cut away from a kids cartoon show to
show it, the four year olds needed to see this obviously!

The guy did it because he was opposed to HMOs, and if you're in LA, the
best way to get attention is to get in a freeway chase (a la OJ). The
HMO refused to pay his Viagra subscription, one rumor has it.

So the kiddies go from happy smurfland to blood and brains all over. Not
pretty is it?




 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 2 of 45: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sat, May  2, 1998 (10:02) * 1 lines 
 
that's disgusting. who needs to see that anyway, kids or adults.....geez!


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 3 of 45: sad state of journalistic affairs  (terry) * Sat, May  2, 1998 (10:45) * 4 lines 
 
It's the new way, everyone sees everything with no discrimination.

Sad indeed.



 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 4 of 45: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sat, May  2, 1998 (11:37) * 1 lines 
 
and they wonder why kids are killing each other!


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 5 of 45: Ray Lopez (ratthing) * Sat, May  2, 1998 (15:17) * 3 lines 
 

i sometimes think that the news media nowadays is living by that old
saying, "It's easier to get forgiveness than permission."


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 6 of 45: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sat, May  2, 1998 (15:19) * 1 lines 
 
And why people are getting rid of their TV sets! (a' la stacey) If I want to read the Nat'l Enquirer I'll buy one in the supermarket check-out line...


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 7 of 45: Wolf  (Wolf) * Sat, May  2, 1998 (19:11) * 1 lines 
 
hey, we got rid of j. springer here, so.......


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 8 of 45: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Mon, May  4, 1998 (09:09) * 1 lines 
 
wow Paul, I had no idea journalism (generalization) had sunk that low. Is this sweeps week or something?


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 9 of 45: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, May  4, 1998 (11:31) * 3 lines 
 
Next week is, there are about a dozen programs that will be broadcast in
3d, you'll need glasses. Details will be posted in the tv conference.



 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 10 of 45: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Tue, May  5, 1998 (08:53) * 1 lines 
 
more suicides in 3D?


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 11 of 45: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, May  9, 1998 (10:33) * 2 lines 
 
I'd watch that...not sure I'd want my kids
to watch, though...


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 12 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Jul  3, 1998 (18:06) * 1 lines 
 
Hope it gives you the fright of your life, muffin!


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 13 of 45: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (00:05) * 1 lines 
 
You're mad at me, aren't you?


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 14 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (09:39) * 1 lines 
 
Would I call you muffin if I were mad at you?


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 15 of 45: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (12:28) * 1 lines 
 
That would imply that I knew if you liked muffins or not...


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 16 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (13:10) * 1 lines 
 
I eat muffins by the hundreds - what does that imply?


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 17 of 45: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (13:12) * 1 lines 
 
that I really need to watch being around you warm and covered in butter?


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 18 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (13:14) * 2 lines 
 
Sure as he££!
Raw, cold, warm, buttery, jammy, crumbly, hard, soft, puffy - you just watch it, babe!


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 19 of 45: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (13:16) * 1 lines 
 
uhoh...I'm usually all of those at once...


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 20 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (13:26) * 2 lines 
 
yum yum! That's why you're so irresistable . . .
Come here, let me taste ya!


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 21 of 45: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (13:41) * 1 lines 
 
*sigh*


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 22 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (13:49) * 1 lines 
 
That sure says it all - don't worry, I won't come near you.


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 23 of 45: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (14:47) * 1 lines 
 
methinks you misinterpret...


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 24 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (16:45) * 1 lines 
 
you thinks?


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 25 of 45: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (16:52) * 1 lines 
 
well, when my feelings let me...


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 26 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (17:06) * 5 lines 
 
°eyebrow°

Pretty sharp.

Wer, could you tell me please why you created this topic? Don't you find it kinda eerie here?


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 27 of 45: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Jul  4, 1998 (17:47) * 1 lines 
 
didn't create it...just play around in it...kinda like a cemetery...


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 28 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sun, Jul  5, 1998 (01:49) * 1 lines 
 
SHIVERS!!!


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 29 of 45: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Jul  5, 1998 (06:23) * 2 lines 
 
I started this topic, little did I know.



 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 30 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sun, Jul  5, 1998 (17:36) * 2 lines 
 
YOU?!
Little did we all know what depth and darkness lurked within our Spring King.


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 31 of 45: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Jul  6, 1998 (09:46) * 1 lines 
 
No darkness lurking here!


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 32 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Mon, Jul  6, 1998 (12:42) * 2 lines 
 
Just great depths!
Great name for a topic though.


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 33 of 45: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Jul  6, 1998 (12:55) * 2 lines 
 
Yep, the name rocks.



 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 34 of 45: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Mon, Jul  6, 1998 (13:46) * 2 lines 
 
Riette... unfortunatly (IMHO) the name springs from a real live TV broadcast of a man's successful suicide attempt. Guess the video media thought the suspense was worth capturing live and when the distraught (for lack of a real insightful word) decided to follow through, the gory scene was broadcast all around the country.
the name has merit, but i don't believe the broadcast did.


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 35 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Mon, Jul  6, 1998 (16:34) * 2 lines 
 
WHAT?!
They put a person's suicide on TV?!!?!?!?! What kind of a sick thing is that to do?! And what kind of people watch that?!?! God help us.


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 36 of 45: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Jul  6, 1998 (19:35) * 5 lines 
 
LA people, a lot of 'em kids. Because they interuppted a kids tv show to
bring you a live suicide. This is America, honey, the land of OJ, and
Monica, and the Truman show. It's gotten, in some parts, where people
demand all the news, no matter how obscene, as it happens. We been
Simpsonized.


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 37 of 45: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Jul  7, 1998 (01:38) * 1 lines 
 
That stinks.


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 38 of 45: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Nov 11, 1998 (06:55) * 9 lines 
 

According to the always-amusing News Blues site

http://www.newsblues.com

the situation isn't good at all in LA:

http://www.newsblues.com/Stations/kabc.htm



 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 39 of 45: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Apr  2, 2002 (11:53) * 1 lines 
 
i can say that now that i'm living here, we get to watch this stuff all the time. one guy even led police to his house. like, what did he think, home was base like in the game of tag? *laugh*


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 40 of 45: Wolf  (wolf) * Thu, Apr 11, 2002 (19:13) * 1 lines 
 
we've got a pursuit going on right now! nothing exciting going on but the news is concentrating on this thing....the guy's getting away but being careful in the process...very weird.


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 41 of 45: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Apr 12, 2002 (05:43) * 1 lines 
 
How often do you have these in LA, daily? It's a pretty common occurence isn't it?


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 42 of 45: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Apr 15, 2002 (17:14) * 1 lines 
 
very common. only some do they choose to air the whole thing. anyway, they only showed an hour of this, the guy turned himself in after another hour on the lam!


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 43 of 45: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Apr 15, 2002 (17:14) * 1 lines 
 
i just don't wanna be on the road in the middle of one of these.


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 44 of 45: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Apr 15, 2002 (20:40) * 1 lines 
 
Exactly! But there is no off-hours on the freeways. Perhaps they need to construct a dead end (sorry!)


 Topic 17 of 96 [news]: Live from LA, it's suicide on the freeway!
 Response 45 of 45: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Apr 15, 2002 (21:10) * 3 lines 
 
*LAUGH* the best time, i think, is in the wee hours of the morning (like 2 AM) but then you have to contend with the drunks and strung out.

still, i have encountered mostly courteous folks. but nearly got run over this morning (and i drive a suburban and this little tinted car tried to pull into my lane with me right next to him--please tell me how he didn't see me--windows too dark?)

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