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Former 'Seinfeld' actor shoots himself in the head, survives
MSNBC ^ | 22 Feb 12 | Kurt Schlosser

Posted on 02/22/2012 4:14:15 PM PST by Gamecock

Daniel von Bargen, a character actor who played Mr. Kruger on "Seinfeld," is in critical condition after shooting himself in the head, according to a report on TMZ.

Von Bargen's film credits include "Super Troopers," "Basic Instinct," and "O Brother, Where Art Thou" among others.

(Excerpt) Read more at entertainment.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: hollywood; seinfeld; suicide; vonbargen
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1 posted on 02/22/2012 4:14:27 PM PST by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock
I never knew his name but he's good.


2 posted on 02/22/2012 4:18:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: MotleyGirl70; Cagey; Mr. Brightside; earlJam; Rb ver. 2.0; lesser_satan; Taffini; jdm; countess; ...
KRUGER PING!


3 posted on 02/22/2012 4:18:21 PM PST by Gamecock (I am so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. JGM)
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To: Gamecock

4 posted on 02/22/2012 4:18:31 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Gamecock
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5 posted on 02/22/2012 4:21:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
If you attempt to commit suicide by shooting yourself in the head and fail....does that make you a loser?

Just askin'

(see tagline)

6 posted on 02/22/2012 4:21:39 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: Gamecock

Commandant Spengler? Say it isn’t so!


7 posted on 02/22/2012 4:23:57 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Gamecock
Excellent character actor. (Remember the mayor from "The Postman?"

No? Oh, well... it wasn't his fault.)

Very Satanic character in O Brother... "as white as you boys..."

Always a quiet tension, whether bad guy or good.

Disturbing news, and we hope he pulls through.

8 posted on 02/22/2012 4:24:27 PM PST by Prospero
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To: Gamecock

Yet another victim of Hollyweird.


9 posted on 02/22/2012 4:24:27 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Maybe he’s just a really bad shot.


10 posted on 02/22/2012 4:25:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Gamecock

Who’s that pear-shaped loser in back?


11 posted on 02/22/2012 4:25:23 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Gamecock

I know how he feels but suicide is still never an answer.


12 posted on 02/22/2012 4:25:45 PM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Apparantly he never got a marksmanship ribbon.

(Lord, forgive me and God bless the pygmies in New Guinea)

13 posted on 02/22/2012 4:26:42 PM PST by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Leroy S. Mort

Officers rarely wear their marksmanship medal.


14 posted on 02/22/2012 4:29:00 PM PST by Gamecock (I am so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. JGM)
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To: Aevery_Freeman
If you attempt to commit suicide by shooting yourself in the head and fail....does that make you a loser?

I went through a VERY intense corporate training program (the premise of if you failed the program, you were out of the company was used as an incentivizer) back in the 1990s where a couple students had killed themselves over the 30+ years it had been around, and many more had tried and failed.

The joke was that if you were going to try to kill yourself, you should either go up to the roof and jump, or throw a computer monitor through the window first. Because it would be downright humiliating to take a run at a window and only injure yourself ... by bouncing off.
15 posted on 02/22/2012 4:31:53 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: Aevery_Freeman
If you attempt to commit suicide by shooting yourself in the head and fail....does that make you a loser?

Ask the hockey goaltender who was feeling depressed because he couldn't stop a puck; everything went past him and into the net. He decided to end it all. He found himself a busy highway and stepped out in front of a truck ... but the truck went right between his legs.

16 posted on 02/22/2012 4:32:17 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Yet another victim of Hollyweird.

Not so sure.

He had one leg amputated for medical reasons and the other leg was next. Sounds like he has diabetes and probably in a state of depression

He probably has some measure of renal failure and heart disease as well.

17 posted on 02/22/2012 4:33:00 PM PST by Gamecock (I am so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. JGM)
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To: Lazamataz
I know how he feels but suicide is still never an answer.

You know...I knew it was going to be your name as the poster.

no snarkiness.....I just knew there are very few people who would so honestly say, "i know how he feels..." in such a hitting-rock-bottom way. God bless you.

18 posted on 02/22/2012 4:34:00 PM PST by ZinGirl
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To: Gamecock

Seinfeld? This guys been in a huge number of movies. He is an excellent character actor.

Who says that clinical depression is not a fatal illness? It looks really bad for him.


19 posted on 02/22/2012 4:34:20 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: Gamecock
Officers rarely wear their marksmanship medal.

Well, it was obviously a joke which you didn't get, but since you mention it, I've known a lot of officers who wore their expert marksman ribbons (including me).

20 posted on 02/22/2012 4:35:10 PM PST by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Aevery_Freeman

This is one instance when one should not apply the old adage, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”


21 posted on 02/22/2012 4:35:21 PM PST by giotto
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Incidentally, I don’t mean to make light of this man’s plight. From the article it seems as if he may have been a diabetic who had already had a limb amputated and was in the process of losing a second limb.


22 posted on 02/22/2012 4:38:13 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: ZinGirl
no snarkiness.....I just knew there are very few people who would so honestly say, "i know how he feels..." in such a hitting-rock-bottom way. God bless you.

Thanks, ZinGirl. I have to be honest, because my secrets are what kept me sick for so long. Thanks again, and love out to you.

23 posted on 02/22/2012 4:44:39 PM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: Leroy S. Mort
I didn't backtrack to the post to which you are responding until after I posted, then I saw the joke.

I've known a lot of officers who wore their expert marksman ribbons (including me).

Most officers I've been around don't wear one. I've always be taught that officers are expected to be expert shots, therefore wearing the medal is redundant. I always shot expert, with both the 9mm and whatever M-16 variant I shot, and have never worn mine.

24 posted on 02/22/2012 4:45:09 PM PST by Gamecock (I am so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. JGM)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Ask his family.


25 posted on 02/22/2012 4:46:53 PM PST by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Aevery_Freeman
What happens is they flinch and make a skid mark line in the hair. Depending on how cracked the skull is, they sometimes wake up and you find a hole in the skid line. When they lay around for days they die of exposure or lack of water. Quite often they do it in the bathroom. It is easy to clean and they are thoughtful. They just don't care about how others feel. More than anyone needs to know.
26 posted on 02/22/2012 4:49:34 PM PST by Domangart
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To: Gamecock
Most officers I've been around don't wear one.

Probably because the majority of officers don't earn one. If everyone's an expert, the standards are too low.

27 posted on 02/22/2012 4:50:05 PM PST by Leroy S. Mort
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To: Prospero

I have watched O Brother many times who did he play, was it the prison guard who came after the boys?


28 posted on 02/22/2012 4:51:01 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Gamecock

Electricity is a better answer.


29 posted on 02/22/2012 4:58:22 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Leroy S. Mort
Apparantly he never got a marksmanship ribbon.

He may have gotten one.......it's just that he learned to shoot in the Army. Which, looking at that picture, he has a Purple Heart, but does not have a Combat Action Ribon....

"Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a genuine Kennedy assassination bullet theory here."

Now that the sarcastic remarks and "Boondock Saints" quotes are out of the way; here's praying he heals physically and spiritually.

30 posted on 02/22/2012 5:13:26 PM PST by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: cripplecreek
Maybe he’s just a really bad shot.

More likely didn't use enough gun. A small .22, .25 or .32 might just bounce off the skull given even a slightly glancing impact.Even a .380 might. There are plenty of cases of these smaller bullet failing to penetrate the skull. Sometimes they circle around the head just under the skin.

31 posted on 02/22/2012 5:16:29 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Gamecock
He also played the satanic figure in the dark glasses with the blood hound hunting down the "Soggy Bottom Boys" in O' Brother Where Art Thou (the only one of George Clooney's films I can watch without retching and actually really enjoy).
32 posted on 02/22/2012 5:16:40 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Gamecock

He missed? his target? at that range?

LOSER.

OTH, I pray God will heal hospital spirit.


33 posted on 02/22/2012 5:17:12 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Ditter
"The law??? The Law is a human institution." Should ring a bell.
34 posted on 02/22/2012 5:19:20 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: giotto

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
If at first you don’t succeed,
“Try the outfield”


35 posted on 02/22/2012 5:21:37 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98) EGOIST - A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. A. Bierce)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

Not everything needs a witty quip, including your stupid post.


36 posted on 02/22/2012 5:32:48 PM PST by fatez ("If you're going through Hell, keep going." Winston Churchill)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

No, what makes one a loser is whining about having to go to the hospital to have some toes removed, shooting oneself in the head and winding up in the hospital anyway, with more than just problems with your toes.


37 posted on 02/22/2012 5:38:24 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Gamecock

I’m sad to hear this news. I’m a fan of his work. I hope God heals his heart and eases the pain of his many health issues.


38 posted on 02/22/2012 5:54:17 PM PST by catbertz (Easter egg...I wants it.)
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To: Defiant

I don’t know, but he has lost a LOT of hair!


39 posted on 02/22/2012 6:05:50 PM PST by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

LOL!


40 posted on 02/22/2012 6:09:40 PM PST by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: Gamecock

Very sad. A great actor. I know diabetics can get depressed real easy.
To have lost a leg and maybe another has got to very depressing.

My best wishes for him.


41 posted on 02/22/2012 6:12:06 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN TEAM is again on the move.)
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To: Lazamataz

Not only physical sickness either. Mental makes you hurt so bad sometimess that you feel like nothing is worth it. And you think “the world would be better without me”, but the truth would be you would be hurting everyone you know.. And people who love you.


42 posted on 02/22/2012 6:17:10 PM PST by crazydad
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To: Defiant

There goes Kruger Industrial Smoothing, right down the drain.


43 posted on 02/22/2012 6:22:37 PM PST by Mr. Wright (N\)
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To: xrmusn
“If at first you don’t succeed,

Suck and suck, till you do suck seed. ~Curly

44 posted on 02/22/2012 6:24:26 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (BO Stinks! So does Mitts magic underwear!)
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To: Gamecock

Any address to send condolences or donations for medical help?


45 posted on 02/22/2012 6:35:56 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: Gamecock

Prayers for him.


46 posted on 02/22/2012 6:42:22 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: Gamecock

Very sad story..
Some unnecessary and unkind comments on this thread...
Suicide is no joke.


47 posted on 02/22/2012 6:48:09 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Mr. Wright

Well they did botch the statue of liberty job.


48 posted on 02/22/2012 6:55:41 PM PST by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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To: Mr. Wright

Best wishes for his recovery.
I’ll make a donation to the Human Fund in his name.


49 posted on 02/22/2012 7:02:18 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Newtoidaho

LOL!


50 posted on 02/22/2012 7:37:45 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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