Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Only a matter of time

14 Comments:

Blogger Jack T Briggs said...

I wasn't shocked one bit, either. But it's too bad. He was a knowledgeable and funny guy. But it was bound to happen, considering some of the crazy shit he has pulled over the years.

5/9/06 05:45  
Blogger Simon Hawk said...

What a shithead.

5/9/06 05:49  
Blogger Cohort Mandibles said...

Score, one less environmentalist.

5/9/06 06:24  
Blogger Jim Brannick said...

I want to see the video. Apparently, it was all caught on tape- even the part where he pulled the stinger out of his chest (and heart) moments before he died.

Environmentalist or not, you've got to admit, that's badass.

5/9/06 07:53  
Blogger Simon Hawk said...

It's not like you're just going let a stinger sit there in your chest, sure you'll pull the thing out.

5/9/06 07:56  
Blogger Jack T Briggs said...

He was a badass. Cohort is just jealous because Steve's little toe was more of a man than HE is.

5/9/06 07:57  
Blogger Simon Hawk said...

boring.

5/9/06 07:59  
Blogger Cohort Mandibles said...

I can see the badass factor from pulling a poisonous stinger out of your heart, but why would I be jealous of a guy who plays with animals all day? Booorriiinggg.

5/9/06 08:02  
Blogger Jim Brannick said...

Si, those stingers are serated- which means you're going to cause a lot more trauma by pulling it out. In retrospect, it was probably a bad idea for him to do that- I'm guessing it was more instinctual (and probably because he was hundreds of miles from the nearest hospital), and thought he had no other option.
I'll admit though, it's not as badass as the hiker who hacked thru his forearm with a pocketknife- that guy had a long time to contemplate what he was doing. Steve probably yanked that stinger out within seconds. crazy stuff.

5/9/06 08:43  
Blogger Jack T Briggs said...

Aron Ralston...now THERE'S a fucking badass.

5/9/06 08:59  
Blogger neilium said...

For some reason articles always make it seem like Aron Ralston hacked through the bone with his knife. He pulled away some flesh with the knife then broke it off by twisting it. Still very badass. I guess drinking your own piss for 2 days will get you delusional enough to do anything.

5/9/06 09:42  
Blogger Garble said...

I agree with Cohort. Playing with any sort of animal, Whether it's a large predator or not, is lame. If he were a real man he'd fetch his brother coffee all day for minimum wage.

5/9/06 10:24  
Blogger Simon Hawk said...

The sad part is that he even manages to fuck THAT up. :)

5/9/06 10:27  
Blogger Cohort Mandibles said...

derrrrrr.

5/9/06 11:45  

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