Man commits suicide over Harry Potter......

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  1. saunders45 macrumors 6502a

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    duh!

    this is just sad - but what I don't understand in that article is the last bit...

    ?!?!?! :confused:

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    I don't buy it.

    From the site
    "Winner of the First-ever National Press Club Award for Humor"

    and no other news outlets seem to be running it.

    My money's on this being a joke.
     
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    that puts that last sentence in a better perspective...

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    Darn right! :cool:
     
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    Taken from article:
    "Ms. Clovis said that she hoped Mr. Ralston’s death would cause federal authorities to tighten the flow of Harry Potter plot information to prevent similar tragedies from taking place."

    I see this as being in two extremes first and what i hope it is, is that this shows it is a joke mocking the fact that the federal gov. has their hands in to much crap like the ending of a fictious childhood book ending.

    However is this article is true may god help us all if the government is going to "tighten the flow of Harry Potter plot information"

    That would be the finally straw and I would devote my life to building a rocket where i could leave this miserable planet.

    Edit: Just read gwuAddict 1059 size font about it being false, most of posted while i was typing
     
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    you guys all take things WAY too seriously... the fact that some of you believed this stuff makes me wonder.......
     
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    You ruined the experiment now. I had posted in the 4th response

    I was wondering how many people actually read the thread before posting responses, of course your huge post should make it even more interesting for those who take it seriously and still post here without reading the thread...:D
     
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    Elsewhere, President Bush called the jailing of a New York Times reporter “a positive step,” but warned that many other reporters were still at large.

    This last comment certainly leads to the whole article being factious. Harry Potter certainly isn't a reason to commit suicide. It does give this person his fifteen minutes of fame. :eek:
     
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    do people read previous posts in threads?? :confused:
     
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    Evidently not....... :rolleyes:
     
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    After 5 posts it's getting boring, then the one before our post gets read, no more... :)
     
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    Yeah, it's a joke.

    You'd think the guy would want to know what happens in book 7. :rolleyes:
     
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    Finally, a worthy successor to Chicago's Mike Royko as least humorous humor columnist ever. Thank goodness the internet gave this man a pulpit from which to let the drivel leak from his head.
     
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    I knew this was a joke when the story said that the guy was 32... :rolleyes: ;)
     
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    Now age isn't the reason. My wife is 58 and she thoroughly enjoys Harry Potter. She has been looking forward to this book just like all the children.

    This thread is certainly very critical.
    :eek:
     
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    i know its not nice to make fun of the dead but that guy is a loser i mean he wore a wizards hat ....wow i thought star wars geeks were bad
     
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    ?

    have to be kidding, right?
     
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    Lol... I love threads like these.

    Remember those 'tests' they gave in school where they warn you to read the instructions very carefully? ;)
     
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    Funny, at the Camp Apple workshop, there were quite a few kids and their accompanying mothers (dunno why there were no fathers). I also saw quite a few HP books-- all being read by the parents who were doggedly ignoring the sleeve-pulling and whining of their kids. :D
     
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    The other day I was walking down the street in Hogsmeade wearing my invisibility cloak. I was planning on going to the Three Broomsticks for some butterbeer, but all of a sudden I heard some people talking about the half blood prince! If it wasn't for my quick use of "muffliato" on myself, I would have had to do the "avada kedavra" on myself! :eek:

    :D ;)
     
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