Thursday, July 31, 2008

I was stuck in traffic yesterday because the police had city streets and the highway blocked off. When I got up there I saw it was because this guy was threatening to jump off the overpass. Kind of a weak threat. Probably result in a twisted ankle, tops.

165 comments:

Cheezit said...

That freeway exit makes me think of work. le sigh

And for real, a Dark Knight scene comes to mind.

Straight To Hell said...

People these days.....
Maybe they should just let him jump, that way he can't run from the cops...He'll have to hop from the cops

Anonymous said...

i hope he jumped. Hmm is this in the east bay off of MLK? i was stuck in traffic earlier near there...enough of this nonsense though latley ( aside from jerry finn) Whats up with the new album and the b-sides album dangit

darkness069 said...

I wonder if he did jumped...

Anonymous said...

They shouldn't have held up traffic for him. It's his choice let him do it. Besides like you said he probably wouldn't have died.... unless he like dived headfirst then he might.

Carcinogen_x said...

I woulda just went up there and pushed him off....then pushed the police off.... Then push the police cars off.....And then push every one else off and carry on with life. ☺ I like pusshing people off stuff... ITS FFUUNN!

Anonymous said...

Wow...some people just make me laugh. What a weak bridge to jump off of.

Anonymous said...

Weak indeed.
Probably just bluffing.

Ashleigh said...

They blocked traffic for that? Wow, the police must not have a lot to do these days. Either that or they're just not doing it. Let him jump and see how dumb the idea is.

vivalamel said...

Haha, WOW.

Anonymous said...

he was probably just seeking attention :|
but wow, isnt that a little harsh that some people on here have the nerve to be like "push him off!"
but that guy must've been a little crazy in the head.

Candace said...

I think that could kill him. I had a relative that fell from half that height and got pretty messed up.

God, sorry to be such a Debby Downer.

I wonder what happened...

Carolina said...

That is weak!Man,they shouldn't hav stopped traffic for that.

XpostmortemX said...

hahahaha.
jump boy jump!!!!
wow. ugh. i hate traffic. i was in traffic today because some truck had to empty a sewer. O.o

stella said...

thats a little pathetic
oh well.

Anonymous said...

also
i think its silly to say 'traffic for THAT? a MAN threatening to jump from a high place?!'

come on people, i dont know about you but id rather he DIDNT make a bigger mess by jumping. the problem could have been addressed in safer ways.
too much empathy :(

37ways said...

And jumping from that height could also not kill you 100 percent. Tres Lame!

Dillon said...

What kind of car do you drive?

bloodstainxx said...

I think this is kinda funny.. xD

Mary-Jean said...

Hmm.... Depends how he falls. If he fell and hit his head that could easily kill him. But that's only if his body weight isn't centered so he'd fall like a pear or something.

...I'm going to stop confusing myself now and say he'll probably end up with a twisted ankle like you said.

Haha.

Elizabeth said...

Maybe he only wanted to jump on your car !!:P

Anonymous said...

though the threat wasnt all that great you can bet he got a lot of attention, and was most likley placed in lockdown. ohh boy i bet he had no idea what he was getting himself into...but then maybe he did and it was all part of his plan.
it is sad that you got stuck in traffic...not. welcome to the life of a noncelebrity, though jade i do adore you.

Anonymous said...

Ohh no guy dont do it dont jump !!
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ahh whatever might as well

n_n

Anonymous said...

HOW ABOUT SOME NEWS ON THE E.P. OR ALBUM? THIS IS GETTING A LITTLE RIDICULOUS. SOON DOESN'T MEAN 4 MONTHS LATER!

stella said...

I fell 10 feet out of a tree (not on purpose, mind you) and it fucked up my back for a bit. If the fall hadn't killed him, the impact of a truck might have had the police not thwart his plans.

I'm reading that apparently this scene was a result of the dude being upset about the death of his brother. Understandable.

Fluffo said...

Yikes. You should have pulled a Pay It Forward or something.

Fluffo said...

Eh, a PS: If the kid had a reason to jump, the cops had a reason to make you late to lunch. Besides, with layman's luck he'd have landed on the hood of your car and you'd have had to pull over anyway.

Nicole said...

haha. What an idiot. He was probably mental. That is a weak threat, too.

I'm bad that you were stuck in traffic.

Sharra said...

He should jump. Defiantly jump.
So, did he jump? You are going to tell us right? ;)

<3's

FeliciaFabulous said...

*snort*
Wow.

Sneaky Ninja said...

while i dont condone taking lives. if hes gonna do it. he should just do it. honestly, insted of making my life hell, i hate traffic.

oh well.. hopefully life has been treating you better than that poor guys life.

Anonymous said...

Jade, when will you post the "Big AFI announcement"?

Where's the fucking EP?

Pill Popping XXX said...

...Am I a horrible person cuz I just laughed.

Ahem, let me rephrase. Am I a horrible person for laughing at the idiot-attention-whore? *shakes magic 8 ball* o.o

Kørrlej said...

Maybe he had brittle bones.

Once I fell backwards off a landing and landed on my neck. On stairs. Then I rolled down the stairs and hit a door. I died!

I probably only walked away unharmed because I'm fairly intense.

kirstie said...

Haha...yes, a weak threat indeed. But give him a little more credit. He probably would've broken his leg at least.

Or he could've died by jumping off, breaking his leg, and then getting run over by a car?

The stopped traffic definitely weakens the threat in that scenario.

Love you! <3 Bring us tidings and happiness!!

Anonymous said...

looks like you have a red car honey?!
gorgeous indeed, id love to see the rest of it one day.

cathee cc ! said...

Hahah, damn. If anything, that seems kinda embarrassing.

Static Distortion said...

I actually seen a video where a guy jumped from an overpass, and actually did hurt his ankle, but yet still managed to get away from the cops.... it was amazing in my opinion.

KD [X] said...

if that dude is anything like the crazy skaters on the X Games that fall would be nothing...and then he would get up and skate a super sick run. haha.

Have you been watching the X Games?? ..or the one night so far of X Games.

BlaqkAudio_AFI said...

You always seem to run into interesting things Jade. I would have been the idiot to yell jump out the window and then possibly get arrested.

Stix said...

A twisted ancle sounds silly.
That's how one of the players in my team had to sit out for the last three games (yay volleyball).

What is this new news, Jade?

gracie said...

I feel bad for voting yes, but I think I jumped heights like that when I was a kid...

Todd said...

Should have been you on that bridge.

Anonymous said...

Wow,
What a threat.
The cops should of let him jump so he could suffer from his own consequences.
The cops sure do know what they're doing.

Hailey K said...

the things people do to make it on your blog.

;)

Crimson Butterfly said...

maybe that had issues,that and he may also be drunk

Simply Surrounded said...

I love the anonymous peeps who are whinin' for the EP.

Jade isn't here to do your bidding people. He's gonna blog what he wants and if you don't like it, gtfo. :]

Matt said...

What a waste
Of time I mean
Haha

Jadeonai said...

isnt it just so lovely to know that all the votes (so far) have supporting him to jump?

love,
Jasmine

PS: i voted yes. haha

Ebon said...

In all honesty he should have just jumped.

camilla said...

Maybe he was drunk? You never know with people these days... There are a lot of strange ones, lol.

<3

ninja, please said...

that picture should have epic fail written on it.
what a dumb ass.

lezah said...

The police honestly didn't have to stop the traffic for that guy. That was so lame.

Emji said...

haha, I can't believe I just aww;ed.

Zoé Aimee said...

haha oh man, how stupid is he!!

Panduh Loves Music said...

wow
if he's gonna jump, he should jump from something high enough so he woudn't feel it when he hit the ground, cause twisted ankles can hurt like a bitch.

any more news about jerry?

alexxxx said...

they probly shouldve let him jump

...at least he'd learn that low bridges arent ideal for trying to do a stupid stunt

it just made him look like a real idiot.

i hope things are going well ^^
....new album..-cough cough-

Miraenda said...

He definitely could have died had he done it when cars were going through and injured someone in a car (by crashing through the window or causing the car to swerve and crash into other cars). If he wanted to jump rather than impact a bunch of other people's lives, he should have picked a real bridge with water where he could have drowned.

It's too bad he wanted to cause everyone pain and suffering (not just by the delays but by the threat of injury to others from jumping and accidents). He probably wanted to cause as much trouble as possible, though, since how shitty things are for him to want to kill himself that way.

Anonymous said...

I know someone who jumped of an overpass, into the path of a truck. We attended his funeral the following week. He was only 18. So it can be serious when someone jumps. Thats probably why the cops stopped the traffic. Think how any driver would feel if they hit him, even though it's not their fault.

rockaholic-diva said...

I SAID YES HE SHOULD JUMP! :))

Anthony said...

Hey, Ive been anxious for AFI music news but that's a bit steep...

la ghost said...

If someone is ready to jump - they'll jump.

If someone is "threatening" to jump, then they don't really want to.

AbsentOfGrace said...

Reminds me of driving home from Warped Tour the other day. I was stuck in traffic...but for an accident. I guess, your story was a little more interesting.

Anonymous said...

He shouldn't jump b/c if he did then traffic would be blocked for longer. Just pull his dumb ass down and take him off to jail to sleep it off.

ADRIAN!! said...

he shuld jump off, then u should like run him over, and make the traffic even heavier

This Girl said...

Haha totally weak.
Idiot. He should have just jumped and gotten it over with. Twisted ankles and all.

awokennightmare said...

That probably wouldn't be too exciting, no?

By the by, what car do you drive?

Maya said...

Yeah, that's not high enough to die.And if he's "threatening" to jump, it's because he won't.Else he would have jumped much earlier.

p.s. I just discovered your blog and I love it! Too bad that the old stuff you posted isn't working anymore :(

sydney said...

WOW! People these days! I wonder if he jumped? Alrighty! Wuts up with the new album and the hair! Yes, the hair, any news on that?
With MUCH <3,
sydney

ashley dalle said...

that happens a lot by me :[
many suicidal people in NYC, also a lot of people climbing on buildings

Anonymous said...

meh. i dont care. i voted no b/c people shouldnt kill themselves. although from the pic it didnt look very high

Anonymous said...

If he jumped he would suffer (pain) rather than die. That almost makes it worse in a way. He might learn a lesson

helen099 said...

oh, jade, you were in kind of a mean mood yesterday. he really could have killed himself.

i think you were just cranky because it was his fault you were stuck in traffic.

hope you have a traffic-jam-free day today♥

Karlye said...

What a bozo, jeez, people these days. I hope he didn't jump, or if he did there was some sort of parachute thing at the bottom, like those target shaped round ones?

Traffic sucks though, especially if that guy was holding up so many people.

dannydunlop said...

My throat hurts.

kayleighFAYCE x3 said...

The things people do for attention these days... [x
I'd be kinda scared to jump from that high, unless there was a trampoline underneath me.
That'd be rad. (:

GaBriELa L. said...

was dis here in cali?
so wut happen?
was it like afi's vid for silver and cold?

Anonymous said...

well if he were gonna jump he should have at least thrown a few flips in there to entertain all the people who he selfishly inconvienienced.

angelic_cries said...

It's illegal to commit suicide.

Anonymous said...

People these days are just nuts. I suppose jumping off a little bridge is better than decapitating someone's head on a bus.

Anonymous said...

I say JUMP! For one thing it just may knock some sense into him. (shockwave- ankle to head?) that would prove god exists if that guy did smarten up, but okay. Whatever.

Anonymous said...

Ah, geez. Lives are so messed up these days, it's rediculous. Whatever happened to working through hard times and getting to something better? Or was that ever even the way things were done?
But, to look at it fairly, maybe something happened in his life that he thought he could never recover from.
But still, there's always hope...

Ah, whatever. I'll stop debating with myself. lol Poor guy. Poor world.

endlesslyshesaid said...

My friend was on the freeway near Laguna one time when he came across the same scenario. As he approached the bridge he rolled down his window and yelled "Juuuuuump,Juuuuump"!!!

A nano-second later a motorcycle cop rolled up to the side of his window and offered to take him to jail for being an accessory to murder.

The guy never jumped. LOL!

Black Electric. said...

Have you shaved your head yet?

Taylor said...

I love your humor.

Bekka said...

lol... i can see you getting out and pushing him off, him walking away with a slight limp, and a huge smile on everyones faces as you walk back to your car.

Susan said...

perhaps i am lacking a sense of humor today, but i don't find this particularly funny. didn't know you were such a cynic. then again, i wasn't the one stuck in traffic. i gather this man had other things on his mind than the traffic jam he caused...

Anonymous said...

WoW what a DUMB reason to stop traffic. I think he should do whatever makes him happy, like jumping off a overpass or drinking coffee.

Mr. Heater said...

Haha, that happened to me the other day 'cept a person went KER SPLAT. Very bloody, I assure you.

JXH

s.m.o'shea said...

That doesn't look very high... would that even kill him? He'd probably just end up with a broken leg a la John Wilkes Booth.

Brittney said...

Haha sorry, I know somoeone threatening to jump off a bridge is no laughing matter but if you're gonna jump from one, make a bigger one.

kombucha said...

maybe he just wanted a twisted ankle.

Avery Winston said...

wow what an idiot.

ellen said...

Was he trying to kill himself or what? People are crazy these days. Such an inconvenience too.

ellen said...

and that would in no way kill him. thats funny that its such a small height.

Anonymous said...

A jump from that height onto pavement/concrete likely would be fatal. And what a horrible thing to bring to blog. Now if Jade had had a sympathetic view to this person, how many of you would still say they should jump? None of you know what this person has gone through to bring them to such. As such, none of you have the right to say "JUMP!"

The caustics won't caustic for me said...

John barryman is thinking "bitch tryin to steal my idea". But seriously, why? He should have just called dr phil

Poohget bear said...

Haaaaaaaaaaaaay people!!!!!!!

Do not import the problems that you have this it is not the exit, he have to afronting his problems and put a solution to them!!!

Anonymous said...

reading through all the comments makes me think of why the guy may have been threatening to jump. sure, the threat was weak or whatever you want to say, but with all the harshness of the world in which we reside everyone can feel overwhelmed or depressed at times. guess some people just handle it better than others. so, guess i have to be left wondering - if their had been more sympathy in jades original blog, would more of those who voted 'yes' be turned and instead vote 'no'? are they thinking for themselves or just conforming to a single simple article? whatever, it's a bit of a silly subject i suppose. think i'm gonna stop reading the blog and just listen to the music.

Kristi said...

Can you say, "Attention Whore"...?

Haley said...

Haha. Did you roll down your windows and crank up some mood music for him?

Emerald said...

What a crazy mofo, geesh where is the world going to?

Jade, I just want to thank you for the music you and AFI make, I haven't actually commented your blog before. You guys are my refuge in dire times for the music industry [in NZ Phil Collins is n.o 1 on our charts, wtf is up w/ that?]xD
Thanks so much.
Take care, cant wait for the EP =)

Kayleigh Puget said...

Hahahahaa, oh Jade. You do amuse.
I miss you loads.

I would've been there shouting, "JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP!" and that would've motivated him some more. Mentalists these days, honestly.

Anyway, Jade. Hit me up yes? Ta. xx

sarah said...

i voted for jumping since he'd probably sprain something, and that would have been funny.

but JADE!! we need info on the new record. you've been depriving us. how bout a release date- an *approximate* date, or even "this year" would be enough.

d'anna said...

0.o
Instead of making people wait, they should have let him jump. Then, when he's sitting in a hospital bed with umpteen wires hooked to him to monitor his every breath and heartbeat, he'll wish he never decided to do that.
People these days are idiots.
What's with all the comments about the EP? Jeez, anger management?

Dark Flame said...

He was just looking for attention that's all but like you say it's a weak threat btw did he jump?
Love you Jade
xoxo

xx_emogirl33_xx said...

that is just sad. i can deal with people who are depressed.. but i just cant stand the thought of people who think they're depressed and arent. seriously. that really bugs me. if he had a real problem, i would hope that he would actually try to do something about it without doing nonsense things like threatening to jump just to get attention. if he really was depressed, he would have jumped already without attention drawn to him. if he really was trying to kill himself he wouldnt need attention. wouldnt need to threaten. just jump. right? think about it.

Mar08 said...

stupid ass wow. ha he should have jumped to learn his lesson to stop making such weak threats. lol.

Hevv. said...

And YOU got a picture of it!? That's brilliant.

Honestly, they should have just let him do it! Probably wanted all of the attention, because if he really wanted to end his life he would have thought up something a little more dangerous. And killing.

But that's okay *shrugs* Cos youuuu've got a photo of it.
XD

Enjoy, Jadey.

Vicious said...

Why the hell jump off a lame overpass when you're that close to the golden gate bridge? It's THE thing to jump off of on the entire west coast. Too cliche maybe?

Anonymous said...

heartless. i really hope someone plays a prank on you when someone close to you dies.

ep?

C-dot said...

Wow, what a waste of time. Mabye they should feature the story on Flashpoint *rolls eyes*

Anonymous said...

He should have jumped. Let him see just how stupid that threat was. Some people... Hahaha. XD

Shrubs. said...

It's nice to see that the majority of your avid blog stalkers are heartless.

What ever happened to all the down to earth stalkers?

Anonymous said...

meh, idiots like him make the world go round. Nothing to worry about personaly, I was held up for my gig when the cops blocked off the bridge I was using for 6 hours straight b/c some lady tried to jump...Personally, the guy wouldn't have died, you need to jump from at least four stories for that, but yeah, suicide should be legal...go freedom of speech! miss you already.

XpostmortemX said...

bahaha.
I just told my friend about the idiot.
her response, "if he's stupid enough to jump, he's too dumb to live."

Sarah May said...

ROTFLMFAO

Well, hey, at least he got his picture posted on a famous rock star's blog. That should give him something to live for, right?

(And no, I'm not a heartless bitch. If there was a chance he could have died, I wouldn't be laughing.)

Anonymous said...

I used to be a corrections officer and we had inmates that would jump off the 2nd floor. One guy shattered his ankles. Very stupid!

xAFireInsidex said...

lol weird......

Any news on the AFI EP? =]

mrsdaveyhavok01 said...

wow CA's streets look similar to mine... and i'm all the way on the other side of the country!

but i agree, twisted ankle tops.

thank goodness Jade always carries his camera with him... and his car is red. ^.^

OMFG THERE'S A GOLD PRIUS IN FRONT OF HIM!!! PRIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! (inside joke)

StefanieEbling said...

Poor guy....hmmm maybe he should just jump and get it over with. though a weak threat. i mean pick something bigger. Anyways. pleases tell us if he jumped. We want to know.

PS: Hows Jerry doing? has he come out of it or not. Of not...im sorry. if he has thats great!!
Lots of love

Haras said...

"xx_emogirl33_xx said...
that is just sad. i can deal with people who are depressed.. but i just cant stand the thought of people who think they're depressed and arent. seriously. that really bugs me. if he had a real problem, i would hope that he would actually try to do something about it without doing nonsense things like threatening to jump just to get attention."


do you know the person? i'm kind of confused as to how you'd be able to say they didn't have a "real problem".

about 95% of the people that commented this blog are ridic.

Orangutan's daughter said...

Too much hesitation means he was only trying to call people's attention -_-
It piss me off on how people make others waste hours of their lives so shamelessly..
Someone should had pushed his ass off -_-

Carcinogen_x said...

I hope he jumped.
:/

brit.coe.nee said...

jumping off a bridge.. hmm.. random.
he was probably just thinking.. OMG SOMEONES NOTICING ME :) ha.

& new album??
ANXIOUS AS OLE HELLL!! <33

katblaqk said...

Some of these comments are totally insensitive.

asdgdf; said...

laaame..well unless he was jumping into moving traffic or something.

Anonymous said...

LAME!!!

Anonymous said...

wow wow and more wow
if he jumped or not
i hope he is fine..

jagh

Anonymous said...

what kind of car do you drive? 0.o

pirate said...

OH SNAP.
Hellz no. He should not jump.

No No No.

Paige {The Real Bella Swan} said...

It would have probably been like in The Dark Knight and he would have broken his ankels. Ouch.

-_-

People can be so stupid these days

//..Flip..\\ said...

lol it wouldn't have hurt to much with the cars stopped...at least he wouldn't get run over if he actually did.

Sly said...

They probably didn't really care about him. The big problem would be if he jumped off, landed on or near a car and caused a few collisions.

Hevv. said...

Hah! I just read the poll;

XDD

Mallory said...

Wow.

I agree with katblaqk. A lot of you guys are fucking insensitive jerks.

What up witcha? said...

Dumb nut. XD

Mattie said...

wow. that is spectacular.
some people need lives.

good think jade carries his camera around at random!
:D

Sailor Stripes said...

Weak threat have to agree with that!
He might bust his legs if he doesn't land right but junp dude everyone need to live on the edge!

Nish said...

wow jade that is weak i jumped off of a cliff well it was around the height of the bridge but when i landed i didnt even have a twisted ankle though my hip got badly scraped. should see india though im in india right now and to drive here is to seriously commit suicide and what about all the homicidal freaks....this guy is just one of the many suicidal freaks and hes not doing a very good job of it.....i would have loved to push him off

Kiss or Kill said...

Did he jump?
If he did was it horrifying?
I wonder if he was on 'shrooms...

Erin F said...

A fall from ten feet, if you land on your head, could break your neck. If you snap your neck, most likely, you will die.

People attempting suicide are not likely to try and land on their feet.

And really... the hell kind of health class did most people here go to? I thought it was taught in all schools to ALWAYS take talk to suicide seriously, because... it's NOT an act. Rarely is it an act. Spoken from experience.

Cherol said...

Hah, weak.

Anonymous said...

He totally COULD have died from that... estimating that he's six feet tall, it looks like it would be around an 18 foot drop. And depending on how he landed, that could most definately have been fatal; my sister broke her arm by falling exactly one foot, because she landed on it wrong. If he jumped face first, so that his stomache were facing the ground, then he'd most likely break his back, and if he fell in a manor that resulted in ANY damage to the pelvis or head, he'd most likely die too.

That said, I voted for him to jump.

kiss_and_control said...

They shouldn't have stopped traffic for that...I think so...
The police shouldn't stop the boy, if he wants to jump...There was his choice...and he probably had some reasons for that...
But I don't understand such operations of the police...

Micahjk said...

Isn't that the turnoff to get to Gilman street???

Anonymous said...

nutcase...
is that your car by any chance though...cause you see a red hood in the picture. ;P

Fluffo said...

Definitely agreeing with Shrubs. and that anonymous kid about the heartlessness.

Lori said...

Of COURSE he Shouldn't have Jumped!!

Neon The Insane said...

Wow.

Ashley said...

Wow. That's lame. I think I jumped from higher places during recess.

ThisSideUp said...

I cannot believe you had your camera there to take a picture of the guy. Do you ever go anywhere without one? Anyway, I think he should totally jump; he would definitely walk away with a sprained ankle, not to mention a really rockin' story to tell his friends later.

katie monsterxRAWR said...

I wish they didn't block off traffic. Then maybe he would have jumped and got ran over. That would result in more than a twisted ankle. I got stuck in traffic on my way to work once cause there was this guy on the roof of this appartment building and he said he was gonna jump. He didn't. I was at least an hour late. I almost got fired. I hate that guy. Did you want him to jump? I sound really cruel talking about this.

eMMe said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! I bet he was just having a bad day!! I would too if someone stole my feast right in front of me (snickers candy bar)

eMMe said...

okay casting my joke aside. the guy just "threatened" to jump. I'm sure the cops will take him to the psych ward for a routine evaluation.

HunkyDory said...

If I were him I would've flown away.

Hannah said...

what a douche. if he REALLY wanted to kill himself, he would have jumped off the freakin empire state building or something. since i've been cursed with a good heart, i wouldn't want him to jump.

{MissMalaise} is a Trini girl. said...

That happened to me when I was in my town...Except the guy was on a 50ft tower used for some broadcasting stuff, and our police didn't stop traffic. They basically thought that mopping him up from the street was easier than going up 50ft to drag him down.

Aska said...

The guy should have jumped. I mean, that was not high enough to kill him, unless he strategically landed on his head or something equivalent.

He'd just hurt his leg or something, and then think twice about a wimpy suicide attempt.

chaoskittenxo said...

you have my sympathies my friend. at least you had something interesting to look at, last year my geography class got stuck in traffic on a bus in the back arse of nowhere in county carlow and all we had was sheep eating grass to look at for 45 minutes!! snorecity!! thankfully i live in dublin city and don't see sheep very often.... yo, where's the album got to anyway? and are you guys ever going to play here? pretty please?

chaoskittenxo said...

here's an idea for the new album! why don't you guys cover "the sweet escape" and "wind it up" by gwen stefani? it would be SERIOUSLY funny and amazing! give it a thought... maybe you guys could make videos for them? (hopeful...)

Not Your Typical Mama said...

I know this is late to the party but...I used to be suicidal. I planned my suicide twice. I am now medicated and much better but fuck, don't make fun of this guy. It's completely insensitive and horrid.

I'm really disappointed in all (well, most) of you. Including Jade. :-(

oh dear said...

that really sucks.
there was this guy who jumped off an overpass during rush hour. my mom happened to be driving by half an hour later and there was blood and guts everywhere. it sounded terrible [[

Anya said...

You know, I've always looked forward to your blogging. Your entries are interesting and witty, and never fail to make me laugh. But this entry was in extremely poor taste. I'm disappointed.

I cannot believe that anybody would turn suicide into a joke. I have friends who have been in that place and it really hurts when somebody ignores how serious it really is. Even if he wasn't actually going to jump, and he just went up there to get attention, there's obviously something not right with him. It's unfair to that man and to others who are in the same situation to pass it off as a joke. Also, the height of the overpass may not have looked like much from where your car was, but the distance from the top to the ground was probably about four times that man's height. A fall like that could easily injure him. Plus, he wouldn't fall with his body perfectly straight, it would be in some sort of awkward falling position, making it more likely that he would seriously injure himself. And the fall would be onto pavement. Unless he was some sort of superhuman, the chances of him surviving that fall would be slim.

However, I think the thing that angered me the most about this entry was that you had a picture of the man on top of the overpass. The text before it was bad enough, but including the picture was incredibly insensitive. What if he had jumped after you took that picture? Would it seem so funny then?

The man that was on that bridge was a person, not a photo op, not just a cause of irksome traffic. Perhaps next time, before you post another entry like this, you should consider that people might be upset or offended by it.

Holding My Breath said...

I can't help but think of 'Silver and Cold.'