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May 27, 2009


(Thanks to Danny)


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FIVE HOURS??? I woulda pushed him after 3.

45 minutes if I hadn't yet had coffee.

Since it's only 8 meters, couldn't the cops have taken a chance as soon as the emergency moon walk was put into place to "save" the jumper? Like after about 10 minutes?


and he "fell 8 metres (yards)", neither of which was likely to kill him, or get him a first down (try).

Sounds as though Mr. Chen is in customer service for the phone company.

Note the dateline of the story - Monday, May 25. I sent the same story, but not helpfully "edited by Jerry Norton," on Saturday the 23rd.

I believe Jerry cut out this relevant portion:

Photos in the Beijing Morning Post showed Lai, shoeless and in a T-shirt, saluting after Chen fell.

The paper said Lai was released on bail Friday but did not give any details. It said he had been on medication for "a mental illness" for decades and had been on his way to a hospital for his pills.

No word on if he said "hasta la vista, baby" as Chen fell.

Yeah, why exactly did all the police and everyone stand around for hours and not help the dear fellow out? Like they aren't to blame too?

Looks like you made it!
All the way to the ground.
You were just running around.
Your promises were empty but
You finally made it!
With one gentle shove
You soared from above
and landed softly down below
Yes, you made it!
(to the tune of Looks Like We Made It by you-know-who)

*snork* @ nursecindy!

We had an idiot like this here a couple of years ago. In DC rush hour traffic. 10 mile backup. That guy had more to worry about than hitting the Potomac. People were getting out of their cars and yelling, "jump".

My mom and I got stuck for hours behind something like this. They were letting the far right lane through and we inched under the bridge just as they finally escorted the naked would-be(male)jumper down a firetruck ladder. *reaches for brain bleach*

Why do they take their clothes off? Are they really worried about getting the bloodstains out afterwards?

How about this one - courtesy Emo Philips:

Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, "Don't do it!" He said, "Nobody loves me." I said, "God loves you. Do you believe in God?"

He said, "Yes." I said, "Are you a Christian or a Jew?" He said, "A Christian." I said, "Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?" He said, "Protestant." I said, "Me, too! What franchise?" He said, "Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?" He said, "Northern Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?"

He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist." I said, "Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region, or Northern Conservative Baptist Eastern Region?" He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region." I said, "Me, too!"

Northern Conservative†Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912?" He said, "Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912." I said, "Die, heretic!" And I pushed him over.

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