Skip to comments.Ryan Dunn Tweeted a picture less than three hours before his death
Posted on 06/25/2011 6:01:07 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
Still waiting on the West Goshen Twp., Pa. police report, and judging by the gruesome crash-scene photo, it'll take a while to piece any details together. But, this photograph was posted on Dunn's Twitter account (@ryandunntv) at about 12:15 a.m. The crash was at 2:38 a.m.
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Anyway, this gets a Tautologically-headline-alert.
Tautological-headline-alert, that is.
Cleansing the gene pool.
Can someone explain this to me... I keep hearing the word “tragic” thrown around to describe this event. Maybe I am just heartless but I do not see it this way... I mean, the guy chose to get drunk as a skunk, chose to go driving, and killed himself and his passenger as a direct result of these choice. Is tragedy applicable here, or is the definition of tragedy restricted to more “freakish,” “random” events?
I’m trying to care, but honestly, the best I can do is, “Thank God he only killed one other person.” And I’m sorry for the families of both. If one of my sons turns out to be a jackass and kills himself, I’ll be sad.
He killed his passenger?
2 in the car. he’s drunk (more than twice legal limit) in a porsche at 140 mph. Aside from the sudden stop, the porsche had a full tank of gas and it went up in flames. yeah, he klilled his passenger. Jackass.
With his passenger's active cooperation. Assisted suicide?
Tragic does not apply.Tragic was when the local High School quarterback and his buddy were drag racing here a few years ago and he collided with a young mother and her 6 year old daughter-killing them both.
But now it apparently means any event that anyone perceives as sad.
It frustrated me that 9/11 was continually referred to as a "tragedy" when it was, in reality, an atrocity.
Consider yourself highly commended!
jackass is as jackass does.
Yep...I was an insurance adjuster before getting into the marketing end of the business. I handled more than one claim with a fatlity due to drunk driving. Having been closely involved with cleaning up the aftermath of these “accidents”, I have little sympathy for anyone who drives drunk.
I don’t know, chick. I wasn’t in the car with him. No idea if passenger was pased out, digging the ride, or screaming for the Jackass to slow down.
I was mainly observing that the passenger was in the car.
Same here. I think the word "tragedy" is used because no one wants to render a negative judgement on the actions of a drunk driver.
I don't want to sound like I am blaming the victim... but did he get into the car knowing that Dunn was drunk? I really hope I can teach my own children to never get into a car with a drunk driver.
My bet is the passenger was just as drunk... pity both.
Stupid is as stupid does.
I also hate it when people misuse the word. A talented artist who can’t overcome an addiction would be a case properly called tragic. However, a school bus filled with children that drives off a cliff is a calamity.
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