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Live Russian Roulette
The dude plans to "predict" which chamber the bullet is in.
bakedjake




msg:308565
 5:29 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

[nypost.com...]

The show will air on a several-second delay in case Brown shoots himself. If that happens, viewers will not see the gun fire into his head. Instead, the screen will go blank and display a message advising viewers what's happened.

Someone in the UK want to tape this and send me a copy? :)

 

dmorison




msg:308566
 5:45 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

This is just sick publicity, in the same vane as that David Blaine idiot (who is not in that box, anybody who thinks he is go and lookup "illusion" in the dictionary).

It seems the TV networks will go to any length to get ratings these days; any length that is except for producing quality television. Blimey i'm sounding old!

bakedjake




msg:308567
 5:47 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

He looked pretty real to me a couple of weeks ago! :) If David Blaine in the box is an illusion, it's a pretty good one.

amznVibe




msg:308568
 5:52 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Is self-attempted suicide only a crime in the USA?

trillianjedi




msg:308569
 6:04 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

David Blaine actually is in the box. It's not an illusion, it's a stunt.

And a pretty darn stupid one really.

As for the Brown thing, that'll be an illusion. There will be no possible way for the guy to actually kill himself.

All nice publicity though, just before he applies to the BBC for a new series.....

TJ

bcolflesh




msg:308570
 6:06 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Maybe someone at the BBC can convince Derren Brown to shoot David Blaine instead - kill 2 controversies with one stone, err bullet.

Macguru




msg:308571
 6:19 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Can anyone tell me what a "348 Smith & Wesson" is?

As far as I know, there is no such thing as a 348 Smith & Wesson... does anyone have one for sale? My gun collection seems incomplete, now.

So the guy is going to perform a stunt shooting in the air, with a non existing gun... what a thrill!

DrCool




msg:308572
 6:27 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

More evidence of the downward spiral of society:

[launch.yahoo.com...]

"The leader of the alternative rock band Hell On Earth vows that the band will proceed with an onstage suicide on Saturday (October 4)

bcolflesh




msg:308573
 6:28 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Can anyone tell me what a "348 Smith & Wesson" is?

It's used to weed the WW member list ;) - there are two manufacturers listed for 348 cartridges here:

reloadbench.com/cartspec.html

Macguru




msg:308574
 6:40 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

>>there are two manufacturers listed for 348 cartridges here:

I know about those exotic rifle ammunitions, but some S&W revolver using them is new to me.

Yidaki




msg:308575
 6:43 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

I remember the day when i first saw the movie Running Man (Arnie). At the first time watching it i've been sure that we'd see some of the sickest tv shows in future. I'm not sure if the roulette show won't be real ... plain sick, imho.

martinibuster




msg:308576
 6:48 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

"I'd pay a dollar to see that!"

The future... Where's RoboCop? Where's my rocket pack?

bcolflesh




msg:308577
 6:51 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

"I'd buy that for a dollar"

miles




msg:308578
 6:55 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

This is one more example of gene pool cleansing. Some people are too dumb to know the difference between teevee and real life.

Mac you are correct Smith does not make a 348 and I am not sure if anyone has a wild cat cartridge in that caliber. However, the wild cat cartirdges are vast and I am not educated enough on the matter to discuss it further. I never would have figured you for a wheel gun guy well maybe since you use macs that might make sence. Shoot straight...

mivox




msg:308579
 7:50 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

This is one more example of gene pool cleansing.

Yeah, the chlorine tablets my grandma used to use in her swimming pool wouldn't be nearly as telegenic, would they?

Didn't see Mr. Blaine while in London, won't be turning on the tv to see this either. I trust there will be an update in FOO shortly after it happens either way... ;)

Macguru




msg:308580
 7:52 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

>>I never would have figured you for a wheel gun guy

Bullseye! I enjoy a .22 Olympic stuff German semi automatic pistol to cut paper at 10 yards.

Revolvers are passť since 1896! ;-)

mivox




msg:308581
 7:55 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

...self-attempted suicide...

On further thought... is there any OTHER kind of suicide? If someone ELSE attempts it, it's usually referred to as homicide, murder or manslaughter, no? ;)

miles




msg:308582
 8:16 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Well Mac I'll be. I am a 1911 kind of guy.

Mivox maybe you could ask your grandma if I could borrow a few tablets I know a few people that could use em.

mogwai




msg:308583
 8:58 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Derren Brown was on the Radio today (Chris Moyles, Radio 1 in the UK), he was saying that he's not sure if he will go ahead with it yet. Most likely only to build the hype but he sounded pretty nervous to me. He said that if he gets a bad feeling about it he'll call it off!

I reckon that he should open the decision to the public, he could call it Russian Roulette Idol or something, would be great TV :)

I went to see David Blaine last week, after about 2 minutes the novelty wore off and I regretted treking all the way across town to see it.

DaveAtIFG




msg:308584
 10:30 pm on Oct 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Revolvers are passť since 1896!

Russian roulette is just not the same with a bottomfeeder. Misfires with modern ammunition is rare these days so the game is too soon over...

Bottomfeeders! I'm surrounded by bottomfeeders! If a guy can shoot straight, six is WAY more than you need! bottomfeeders fer chrissake... ;)

Macguru




msg:308585
 4:41 am on Oct 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

>>I am a 1911 kind of guy.

Sad I have just only 17 varients of this vintage toy. I never dared any modification on my original 1911 (sans A1).

>>I'm surrounded by bottomfeeders! If a guy can shoot straight, six is WAY more than you need! bottomfeeders fer chrissake...

Shooting straight 5 times, with 5 rounds, at the same place, in the same target is a olympic standard. So I guess the sixth chamber was meant for the cowboys to do someting about improving the gene pool. ;-)

One word : Feinwerkbau

Wired Suzanne




msg:308586
 8:17 am on Oct 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

To come back to DrCool's message about on stage suicide..

How do they get people to do that? Did they offer the victim/subject/idiot any money for killing himself? ;)

Sick people who want to see something like that, and they probably pay big money for it. While misery can be found all over the world, for free.

ritualcoffee




msg:308587
 1:15 pm on Oct 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

chalk it up to social darwinism.

This isn't a big stretch for people - we used to watch hangings all the time for entertainment back in history. Things come full circle.

jomaxx




msg:308588
 3:04 pm on Oct 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

The shooter describes himself as an illusionist in the article, so it seems clear there will be some trick involved. That or the whole thing is a simple hoax.

Blaine is also an illusionist (not to mention "The World's Greatest Mystifier"). Although I think he must be in that box or it's the greatest stunt ever, I wouldn't be shocked if he was being smuggled some form of salt or nutrition, or maybe the occasional Playboy magazine.

dmorison




msg:308589
 9:05 pm on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

LOL, at least two out of the 5 from whom one was to be chosen to load the gun were obviously plants.

The guy who loaded the gun, and the guy who had the same picture as Darren during the London selection rounds, and picked the exact word that Darren guessed during the final selection round at the secret location.

He was planted to make it look like he wasn't using a plant.

Or maybe i'm just cynical.

claus




msg:308590
 2:55 pm on Oct 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Just passed by and found this:

>> It seems the TV networks will go to any length to get ratings these days

Uhm... just wondering, what would the SEO equivalent of russian roulette be?

trillianjedi




msg:308591
 2:59 pm on Oct 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

Uhm... just wondering, what would the SEO equivalent of russian roulette be?

Sending anagrams of your domain name to google's index removal cgi script.

And setting up an auto-respond email to say "Yes, please remove".

TJ

claus




msg:308592
 3:04 pm on Oct 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

LOL.. but that would hardly get me high rankings would it? ;)

bcolflesh




msg:308593
 6:58 pm on Oct 8, 2003 (gmt 0)

nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3527837&thesection=news&thesubsection=world

balam




msg:308594
 12:21 am on Oct 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

One word : Feinwerkbau

Ah, the makers of the best competition air pistols, IMHO.

The muzzle velocity on the one that I own is fast enough that it should be registered as a handgun (where I live)...

Should be... ;)

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