Split from another thread to keep things on topic (lol, on topic in prsi) So, yes. Darwin Awards. I don't understand how these things caught on anywhere except the internet - but I see the books everywhere now. It's like /b/ invaded IRL - Finding people who've accidentally killed themselves and making fun of them for doing/"rewarding" them for supposedly bettering humanity. The whole thing is simply disgusting. To me it's no better than a snuff film or advocating eugenics. People literally are buying books to laugh at how other people have died. Some certainly are better off dead, like terrorists who messed up their bombs, etc., but others are just stupid people. I can laugh at gore threads, J. Fritzl meme threads, or whatever, because they aren't serious - the point is the shock value. But the thing about the Darwin Awards that gets me is that completely intelligent people take them dead serious - they enjoy them not "tongue in cheek" like Wikipedia says, but actually support the whole phenomena. And it's socially acceptable, too. Are they supposed to be funny? Are they supposed to be serious? What are you supposed to get out of reading/awarding them? The whole thing is completely beyond me.