I just read this at the Darwin Awards site and I was laughing so hard that I think I pulled a muscle in my side.
I actually had tears going down my cheeks while reading this. However, it’s actually a sad and pretty horrifying story. What does this say about my sense of humor, I wonder? I mean poor guy, yeah, but he was trying to commit suicide with a nail gun for crying out loud!
Incidentally, it’s freaking hard to accidentally cut your hand off with a mitre saw, at least any mitre saw that was built in the past 20 or 30 years. A finger or two, yes, but a hand? You really have to be working impaired (drunk or incredibly tired) to manage that.
I first read this on CNN or USA Today, I forget which, and I found it pretty amusing. What made it hilarious to me was that he had said that he stopped shooting the nails into his head because by the time he’d put the 12th nail in, it was starting to hurt too much to do it anymore. The story itself wasn’t much more than amusing, but the visual image I had of the whole thing was a riot! So if you are sick Airbeck, I’m going to the funny house right along with you.
Yeah, that’s the thing. I know that it is a horrible story, but the visual I get from it is just too much. It’s kind of like the guy from The Breakfast Club thinking about attemting suicide with a flare gun. Suicide = serious. Flare gun = funny.