Friday, March 19, 2004

That last nail is always the hardest...

Gentle reader,

You know the story. An impressionable young person (usually a child, but in this case I'm not too sure), sees something on television or in a movie, and tries to copy them.

This is not the usual group of stupid teenagers trying to get their stunt on "Jackass" or their ilk. This is not a gang seeing a movie about a high school killing spree and try a bit of DIY. DIY does come in to it.

This is about a young man in Hartland, Maine, USA. He saw a movie. The movie in question was "The Passion of the Christ," which depicts the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Most of you already know where I'm going.

"the man took two pieces of wood, nailed them together in the form of a cross and placed them on the floor. He attached a suicide sign to the wood and then proceeded to nail one of his hands to the makeshift cross using a 14-penny nail and a hammer." ... "When he realized that he was unable to nail his other hand to the board, he called 911".

The authorities are not sure if it was a cry for help, or for, er, help.

Don't do anything like this over the weekend?

take care,


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