1. Post #41
    Craig Willmore's Avatar
    February 2011
    1,416 Posts
    My grandfather was a diabetic and also had to get his both his legs amputated. At times I'd say suicide was a preferable alternative, especially near the end.
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  2. Post #42
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    November 2008
    4,371 Posts
    He said he could open his left on a bit but he probably got blood in it or something, I dunno, I hope he makes a good recovery, or dies because that was his aim
    Well its really considering how he feels about the situation. Despite whatever his condition with diabetes may be, blowing his brains out a hour or two before family arrives seems like a rash and not thought out decision.

    Him calling 911 leads me to believe he doesn't want to die anymore. Im assuming this because he still had the ability to take his life if he wished.

  3. Post #43

    December 2011
    458 Posts
    This makes me really depressed - I am a fan of both shows and enjoyed his part in both hugely - ESPECIALLY Maclom in the Middle when he showed up in the Arctic.

  4. Post #44
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    :v:'s Avatar
    December 2009
    868 Posts
    I've been stabbed through the wrist and it did not hurt.
    Dunno what the deal there was.
    I once was messing about with a baby pin and it almost stabbed right the way through the tip of my finger. I only noticed when I seen the blood.
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  5. Post #45
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    June 2008
    7,121 Posts
    That's actually the least painful thing I can think of, as the brain contains no pain receptors. Many people have been shot in the head, stabbed in the head and not realized it for days or even weeks.
    It would still be quite painful, while the brain lacks free nerve endings the scalp and skull have plenty of them.
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  6. Post #46
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    September 2009
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    I kind of have to think the more fucked up thing is that the 911 call is, you know, readily available to a gossip website.

    God, he's such a cool guy too
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  7. Post #47
    You're Gonna Carry That Weight.
    jaykray's Avatar
    June 2008
    7,186 Posts
    How do TMZ get these things?

  8. Post #48
    D3vils Buddy's Avatar
    January 2008
    6,521 Posts
    How do TMZ get these things?
    if you've got anything on celebrities, gossip websites/what ever will pay big bucks for you to leak it to them.

  9. Post #49
    Ask me about my progressive rock fetish
    Daniel Smith's Avatar
    September 2010
    9,202 Posts
    How can you shoot yourself in the temple and still be concious?
    Hard skull.

  10. Post #50
    Dennab
    July 2009
    7,650 Posts
    Why couldn't it have been that punk ass, ugly ass kid :\
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  11. Post #51
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    December 2005
    2,840 Posts
    I couldn't help but chuckle at the article and how they decided to add in "oh, and he used to be in Starship troopers" near the end

  12. Post #52
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    January 2005
    7,386 Posts
    Listening to that whole call just sent shivers down my spine.

    It's really terrible.
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  13. Post #53
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    June 2008
    1,524 Posts
    That's actually the least painful thing I can think of, as the brain contains no pain receptors. Many people have been shot in the head, stabbed in the head and not realized it for days or even weeks.
    That seems really backwards. The brain is the most important part, you'd think it would want you to know that it's being damaged...

  14. Post #54
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    March 2009
    5,305 Posts
    That seems really backwards. The brain is the most important part, you'd think it would want you to know that it's being damaged...
    The human body evolved to deal with a certain set of threats. Most of those threats cannot break through the skull. The ones that can, well - you're dead anyway. It doesn't do you any good.
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  15. Post #55
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    March 2010
    410 Posts
    Chief Grady NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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  16. Post #56
    The 911 tape made me :(.
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  17. Post #57
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    May 2011
    1,167 Posts
    There's a case of a sergeant in Iraq getting stabbed in the back of the head with a butcher knife and not noticing for a good fifteen minutes. I'll see if I can find it.
    I read about a woman who was stabbed in the head with a knife, and went to the grocery store without realizing. They had her on security tape walking around with this knife in her head for ~1 hour before someone said something, IIRC.

    Anyhow, this is awful. I don't watch any of the shows he's been in, but it sounds like he was in a very desperate place. I'm not sure how the human body can survive something like this, but we know that there have certainly been cases in the past where people have recovered. Here's hoping whatever happens, he finds some peace.

    I also find it morally abhorrent that the 9/11 call is online; people don't need to be privy to this information, and I'm sure he/his family would not wish for it to be circulating.
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  18. Post #58
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    June 2008
    20,315 Posts
    It's possible he shot himself above and behind his temple (Just) which is an extremely hard part of the skull. It's been known to stop bullets

    I just can't imagine a .38 ripping through, from one side to the other, a brain and the guy surviving. I'm kind of thinking the bullet may have just barely penetrated but got lodged. He said he could open one eye

    Edited:

    Well its really considering how he feels about the situation. Despite whatever his condition with diabetes may be, blowing his brains out a hour or two before family arrives seems like a rash and not thought out decision.

    Him calling 911 leads me to believe he doesn't want to die anymore. Im assuming this because he still had the ability to take his life if he wished.
    He only loaded one bullet into the gun. Leads me to believe he thought this out in advance. Do it hours before someone is supposed to show up, leg amputated, toes to be amputated... that kind of Diabetes only gets way worse before it kills you anyway

  19. Post #59
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    April 2011
    2,876 Posts
    I don't know what about this post, but you came off as really fucking annoying. Probably because it reminds me of when girls just say kk all the time to everyone.
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  20. Post #60
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    November 2009
    5,711 Posts
    He was one of those actors that always got a side role and was always fantastic in them.
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  21. Post #61
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    December 2010
    4,912 Posts
    There's a case of a sergeant in Iraq getting stabbed in the back of the head with a butcher knife and not noticing for a good fifteen minutes. I'll see if I can find it.

    Edited:

    Boink


    In the article, apparently he spun around when hit and knocked the guy down with the barrel of his gun.
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  22. Post #62
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    Dennab
    January 2012
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    What was the place he worked in in malcolm in the middle?
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  23. Post #63
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    April 2008
    3,606 Posts
    Well its really considering how he feels about the situation. Despite whatever his condition with diabetes may be, blowing his brains out a hour or two before family arrives seems like a rash and not thought out decision.

    Him calling 911 leads me to believe he doesn't want to die anymore. Im assuming this because he still had the ability to take his life if he wished.
    Not wanting to die =/= not wanting to sit there blind and very much alive
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  24. Post #64
    BradenFase's Avatar
    February 2008
    330 Posts
    Aw man I love this guy. I hope he gets his life figured out

  25. Post #65
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    January 2011
    29,925 Posts
    Poor guy, he's awesome. :(

  26. Post #66
    Judge, Jury, & Executioner
    Rusty100's Avatar
    September 2005
    63,953 Posts
    any updates? i wanna know if he's okay :(
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  27. Post #67
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    January 2011
    29,925 Posts
    dammit this 911 call is painful to hear. it seems real to me and sounds like him, just the pain in his voice is excruciating to hear.
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  28. Post #68
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    December 2009
    14,229 Posts
    There's a case of a sergeant in Iraq getting stabbed in the back of the head with a butcher knife and not noticing for a good fifteen minutes. I'll see if I can find it.

    Edited:

    Boink


    "Guys I think there's something on the back of my head could you check for me?"

    Jesus H. Christ

  29. Post #69
    bree's Avatar
    April 2010
    508 Posts
    any updates? i wanna know if he's okay :(
    Me too. I've actually been checking tmz :/

  30. Post #70
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    Cypher_09's Avatar
    November 2005
    16,703 Posts
    Oh jesus that call...

    I really hope he makes it :(

  31. Post #71
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    Dennab
    August 2005
    12,791 Posts
    He tried to drink himself to death because he had two hooks for hands.
    How did he handle the pistol?

    Jokes aside, this is sad, and he was a really cool guy as Commander Spangler.
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  32. Post #72
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    November 2005
    16,703 Posts
    Any updates on his condition?
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