posted on Jan, 13 2005 @ 01:15 AM
posted on 073131p://00017 at 07:00 PM Post Number: 1085535 (post id: 1107428) quote
For one the story made the news because he was Amish. They are noteworth because of who and what they are. The fact that he was killed by a modern
device he did not understand is the irony here. That is why people find it amusing. Not that he died but the manner it happened. The writer of the
origional article made a point to mention the horse which some people have also found amusing. You are entitled to express your opinion and I respect
you for that, but people find humor where they can
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posted on 073131p://02017 at 07:02 PM Post Number: 1085536 (post id: 1107429) quote
He and his family embraced ignorance and he paid the price for it in a way that resembles something with a punch line. Would you not laugh if some
idiot put his hand under the mower to see if the blade was spinning only to get his hand cut off? Would you not laugh at someone that urinated on an
electrical fence only to get shocked? Why try and twist it around to make it look like this is the media's fault. The guy was ignorant and did
something extremely foolish.
Yes Indy, did you read my post about Darwin candidates? So now deny ignorance is out the window because it suits you both? The media said he was
ignorant and didnt understand electricity, you both just accepted it at face value. Either way thats hardly the point, as Grady said, the kid was 17,
there are atleast a few dozen teenagers on this board atleast twice as stupid.
Yes Fred, the media did "pump" the fact the kid was Amish, naturally, it makes the story more intresting than if he wasnt doesnt it! We all know ,as
I said before, the media dont let the facts get in the way of a good story. How many news sources have you heard called very unreliable here? why is
this writer above adding or ommitting a few facts?
Bottom line a 17 t.o. kid was either , had an accident or was not educated by his parents about the danger, either way he died and it wasnt his
Not Funny. Even if he did know it could kill him and was careless, the fact that hes Amish is neither here or there is it. If thats the case its
simple youth stupidity, albeit fatal, neither of you were einsteins at 17 either ill bet. Still...........Not funny.