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ABC News Anchors Laugh Their Way Through Owen Wilson Suicide Attempt Story
Breit Bart TV ^ | 9/4/2007 | ABC News

Posted on 09/04/2007 8:34:03 AM PDT by pacelvi

Video:

At the end of the clip you find out why they were laughing. In the related link you can see their apology two days later.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abc; abcdisneynews; owenwilson; owenwilsonsuicide; uglyfreepers
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This is pretty funny
1 posted on 09/04/2007 8:34:05 AM PDT by pacelvi
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To: pacelvi

Wow, I had no idea Owen Wilson tried to commit suicide. There was a time there when he seemed to be in every movie i rented from Netflix and I was just wondering if he still was in a lot of movies and I just wasn’t catching them or what happened.


2 posted on 09/04/2007 8:41:00 AM PDT by Duke Nukum (...no more I follow, no more obedience pay.)
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To: pacelvi

-bflv-


3 posted on 09/04/2007 8:41:06 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (Islam... if ya can't join 'em, beat 'em.)
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To: pacelvi

This isn’t even the slightest bit funny.

That said, the anchorette is pretty hot. So it is worth watching.


4 posted on 09/04/2007 8:41:13 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: pacelvi
I failed to see the humor in it.
5 posted on 09/04/2007 8:43:29 AM PDT by Michael.SF. ("The military Mission has long since been accomplished" -- Harry Reid, April 23, 2007)
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To: pacelvi
Who is Owen Wilson and why should I care if he attempted suicide?
6 posted on 09/04/2007 8:45:39 AM PDT by McGruff (If I can't have Cheney, Fred will have to do.)
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To: pacelvi

BTTT


7 posted on 09/04/2007 8:46:43 AM PDT by USNA74
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To: ConservativeDude
She's not hot; she's cold, cold, cold!!!!!

WTF?!

8 posted on 09/04/2007 8:47:02 AM PDT by jdm
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To: pacelvi

One wonders if Owen was on anti-depressaants before suicide attempt. Not funny.

http://www.antidepressantsfacts.com/casualties.htm


9 posted on 09/04/2007 8:48:18 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Part of the RIGHT-Wing Machine.)
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To: sweetiepiezer

I heard it was a combinatino of alcohol and coke, but who knows?


10 posted on 09/04/2007 8:52:40 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: McGruff
Recognize his crooked nose?


11 posted on 09/04/2007 8:54:16 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("Si vis pacem para bellum")
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To: sweetiepiezer

Yeah, must have been those anti-depressants. Probaby not the multitude of drugs and alcohol he was shoving into his body.


12 posted on 09/04/2007 8:55:50 AM PDT by go-dubya-04
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To: sweetiepiezer

Oh; and that fact that he suffers from DEPRESSION!


13 posted on 09/04/2007 9:01:05 AM PDT by go-dubya-04
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To: McGruff
"Who is Owen Wilson and why should I care if he attempted suicide?

Owen Wilson is an extremely popular comic actor. I'm sorry Jack Benny is dead and you no longer have a point of reference.

As for caring if he attempted suicide you should know the answer yourself...but I doubt you do.

15 posted on 09/04/2007 9:04:40 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (RON PAUL: "It will be a little bit better now with the democrats now in charge of oversight ")
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To: pacelvi
I know that he lost his head in The Haunting but this is just ridiculous.


BUMP

16 posted on 09/04/2007 9:06:31 AM PDT by capitalist229 (ANDS)
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To: ConservativeDude
I make my living off the evening news
Just give me something-something I can use
People love it when you lose,
They love dirty laundry

Well, I coulda been an actor, but I wound up here
I just have to look good, I dont have to be clear
Come and whisper in my ear
Give us dirty laundry

Kick em when theyre up
Kick em when theyre down...

We got the bubble-headed-bleach-blonde who
Comes on at five
She can tell you bout the plane crash with a gleam
In her eye
Its interesting when people die-
Give us dirty laundry

Can we film the operation?
Is the head dead yet?
You know, the boys in the newsroom got a
Running bet
Get the widow on the set!
We need dirty laundry

You dont really need to find out whats going on
You dont really want to know just how far its gone
Just leave well enough alone
Eat your dirty laundry

Dirty little secrets
Dirty little lies
We got our dirty little fingers in everybodys pie
We love to cut you down to size
We love dirty laundry

We can do the innuendo
We can dance and sing
When its said and done we havent told you a thing
We all know that crap is king
Give us dirty laundry!

17 posted on 09/04/2007 9:08:13 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: McGruff
Who is Owen Wilson and why should I care if he attempted suicide?

A human being.
18 posted on 09/04/2007 9:08:21 AM PDT by elizabetty (I will announce my tagline message May 1..July 4.or.6.... Aug 8... Aug 25....Sept 6 on Dharma & Greg)
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To: Michael.SF.

Agreed. Owen was in school w/ one of my sons (in Dallas). He was a creative kid, well liked but was kicked out of school and graduated from another school out of state. I feel sorry for him. Isn’t it a shame with all that fame and fortune he felt that life was not worth living. He is obviously a gifted fellow...needs to find some real meaning to his life.


19 posted on 09/04/2007 9:10:10 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: pacelvi

For context, one might want to rent and watch Network or maybe listen to Dirty Laundry by the Eagles.


20 posted on 09/04/2007 9:11:37 AM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: McGruff

‘Who is Owen Wilson and why should I care if he attempted suicide?’

He’s just a lightweight idiot hollywood surfer dude.

And you don’t have to care, I don’t either.


22 posted on 09/04/2007 9:14:35 AM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: pacelvi

I think Owen’s Uncle Hoe should sue their pants off. See how hard they laugh then.


23 posted on 09/04/2007 9:16:24 AM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Duke Nukum

The rumors say he’s got a serious heroin addiction.


24 posted on 09/04/2007 9:16:46 AM PDT by Vision ("Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7)
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To: bicyclerepair

You’re scum.


25 posted on 09/04/2007 9:17:34 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (RON PAUL: "It will be a little bit better now with the democrats now in charge of oversight ")
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To: sarasota

Rum and coke?


26 posted on 09/04/2007 9:18:00 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Vision

You may well be right. The photos of him after his release do not show the cut wrists that he supposedly had.


27 posted on 09/04/2007 9:19:36 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: Vision

That would make more sense. Isn’t that how Richard Pryor decided to literally “get lit”? Or was it crack?


28 posted on 09/04/2007 9:20:09 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: bicyclerepair

What a jerk.


29 posted on 09/04/2007 9:25:14 AM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: sarasota

If I remember right Pryor was freebasing cocaine.


30 posted on 09/04/2007 9:26:03 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: bicyclerepair

“Boo-frikkin’ hoo! He tried to kill himself. What, his Ferrari wasn’t ready in time for the w/e?”

***

Story goes that he was despondent over the break-up of his latest romance. Usually, though, the depression have been going on for a long time. The break-up might be “the last straw,” but usually, there is something happening under the surface long before then. The suicide attempt is usually the proverbial cry for help that people finally notice.

I don’t profess to be an expert on the subject, but I may understand it a little bit. I have depression on and off myself. I’m lucky to have mine under control, but there are some who never get it under control. I’ve never been suicidal, probably because I’m too chicken to die, but I can understand how depression can lead to suicide or a suicide attempt.

One can be indifferent to Mr. Wilson’s situation, but those who laugh at it are heartless and cruel.


31 posted on 09/04/2007 9:29:16 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: ConservativeDude
Getting the giggles is intensified when the setting is inappropriate, especially when you have a cohort.

In basic training back in the 60's a fellow 'cruit said something was incredibly funny. We all stood at attention in formation, our lips about to burst into laughter. The DI said "you may laugh." It was the first time I realized that animal was human too. Later, I saw much the same scene in a movie.

That said, the anchorette is pretty hot. So it is worth watching.

Agreed. It's the only notable post on this thread.

32 posted on 09/04/2007 9:29:39 AM PDT by Loud Mime (The Democrats next target for "resignation" is General David Petraeus! Air America started 8-28)
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To: pacelvi

Too many movies with Ben Stiller?


33 posted on 09/04/2007 9:32:10 AM PDT by Hacklehead (I'm not here to make friends.)
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To: sarasota; Sue Perkick

If you want to see a good movie, but sad as hell, watch jojo dancer. You’ll see how pryor in a drug rage pours alcohol over himself and lights himself on fire.


34 posted on 09/04/2007 9:32:46 AM PDT by Vision ("Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7)
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To: sweetiepiezer

Considering that tens of millions of people in the USA take or have taken anti-depressants, and that many (not all) of them can be in rather severe psychological crisis before they even get to the point of having a prescription for an anti-depressant, such brief ANECDOTAL lists mean nothing scientifically. Also, there is often (not always) a lot of drug and/or alcohol abuse that can accompany serious depression, so attributing causation to an anti-depressant is very speculative at best.

I speak from having witnessed some very serious depression among both family and friends which can be helped only by medication. The biggest is problem is that it is still very hit-or-miss to know which medication will work for which individual. There is much variation in individual brains and physiology, and what helps one person may not help another, and vice-versa.

p.s. Is there any reason to believe that Owen Wilson’s problems are not centered upon reported long-time serious drug abuse and addiction involving heroin and cocaine? I do believe that many people who resort to illegal drugs may be trying to self-medicate against the desperation of serious depression, but if someone has been known to be abusing heroin and cocaine over many years then it is hardly reasonable to jump to unsubstantiated speculations that anti-depressants are responsible for his problems.


35 posted on 09/04/2007 9:32:51 AM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: ConservativeDude

The little, “Ah-Ha” at the end turned me right off...

Tasteless to say the least on the reporting...


36 posted on 09/04/2007 9:35:56 AM PDT by sit-rep ( http://trulineint.com/latestposts.asp)
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To: Vision

Can I assume Pryor did this after the fact?


37 posted on 09/04/2007 9:35:59 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: bicyclerepair

Someone who still hasn’t figured out money & fame don’t bring happiness & peace I see. Apathy is one thing. Outright cruelty is another. That was unnecessary.


38 posted on 09/04/2007 9:37:48 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what Iíve done here today doesnít force you to have a negative opinion of meÖ.)
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To: McGruff
Who is Owen Wilson and why should I care if he attempted suicide?

He's not a great actor but he's a great guy, someone you'd have a beer with and party.

Him, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn make up the frat pack, their movies are hilarious.

39 posted on 09/04/2007 9:37:59 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: McGruff
Who is Owen Wilson and why should I care if he attempted suicide?

He's a self-absorbed hollywierd loser who just can handle being rich and famous. With that said I cant name one movie he is in and I am damn proud of that.

40 posted on 09/04/2007 9:38:05 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: sarasota
Interviewed in 2005, his wife Jennifer Lee Pryor said that Pryor poured high-proof rum over his body and torched himself in a drug psychosis.[citation needed] His daughter, Rain Pryor also stated this in an interview in People Magazine.[6] In a TV interview with Barbara Walters during his recovery, Pryor said that he tried to commit suicide. He claimed that his managers and lawyers created the "accident" lie in the belief that it would be less damning than a suicide attempt[citation needed].
41 posted on 09/04/2007 9:44:15 AM PDT by Vision ("Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7)
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To: Dudoight
If you had to live in Hollywood, you might feel depressed about how your life was headed too.

Those who are engaging in a life of pretend are trying to escape from the reality of their lives. It isn’t the first time that the Hollywood system has done this to actors/actresses. It is an old story and its been remade many times.

42 posted on 09/04/2007 9:48:35 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Long Island Pete
"He's a self-absorbed hollywierd loser who just can handle being rich and famous. With that said I cant name one movie he is in and I am damn proud of that."

or maybe you're just stupid.

43 posted on 09/04/2007 9:56:23 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (RON PAUL: "It will be a little bit better now with the democrats now in charge of oversight ")
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To: Loud Mime

Getting the giggles is intensified when the setting is inappropriate, especially when you have a cohort.”

Imagine sitting in a church as a fifteen year old and someone uses the word “erect” in the sense of building, or construction, a totally appropriate usage. Unless you are a fifteen year old, sitting in church with the buddies....


44 posted on 09/04/2007 9:56:25 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Long Island Pete

Wasn’t Wilson in ‘Behind Enemy Lines’ with Gene Hackman?
That was an excellent movie.


45 posted on 09/04/2007 9:56:38 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ConservativeDude

This is an extremely off color story. I remember being in church as a nine year old with my best friend, Nathan. Nathan was busily digging around in his nose mining for something. He pulls out this massive green monstrosity and with nowhere to put it he flicked it away. Well it flew about ten feet and hit an exit door with a very audible THUD...and stuck! I don’t know that I have ever in my life laughed so hard...or so quietly.


46 posted on 09/04/2007 10:00:14 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (RON PAUL: "It will be a little bit better now with the democrats now in charge of oversight ")
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To: Long Island Pete

“He’s a self-absorbed hollywierd loser who just can handle being rich and famous.”

***

And you know this, how?


47 posted on 09/04/2007 10:06:10 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Artemis Webb

I am glad to hear it hit only the door.

I was terrified that you were going to say it stuck on Ms. Crabtree’s chin, a few rows back....


48 posted on 09/04/2007 10:10:29 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Artemis Webb
or maybe you're just stupid.

Or maybe I just dont care about Hollywood. With that said, was the personal attack really necessary? A very liberal trait.

49 posted on 09/04/2007 10:20:19 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: fatnotlazy

Because the odds favor his type of behavior.


50 posted on 09/04/2007 10:21:18 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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