Friday, November 21, 2008

Saw this Coming


I've got mixed reactions to this one. Daily Mail.
Recording a verdict of suicide, Deputy Central Hampshire Simon Burge said Mr Phyall had killed himself in a bid to 'make a statement'.

He said: 'The scene was clearly an appalling one.

'In the 15 years I have been sitting as deputy coroner it is the most bizarre case I have seen.

'Mr Phyall had thought through how he was going to commit suicide very carefully - he went to a great deal of trouble to rig up the chainsaw knowing full well the result would be fatal.

'It was death in the most dramatic way imaginable.

'I find he did so to draw attention to the injustice he felt at being asked to move out of his flat.'

And to think I was reluctant to send strongly worded letters to bad tenants. Regardless, the question remains as to just how clever a tenant who didn't want to leave was. Too clever... wait for it... by half? [groan]

21 comments:

Aaron said...

first murst.

and

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/081121/ca_california_jobs.html

Property Flopper said...

Yeah, that'll show the landlord!!

Idiot.

I always love the people who do something outlandish to make a point - and end up hurting nobody but themselves. Great point - he could have had another home, but chose to kill himself instead.

Darwin Award nominee...

serinitis said...

Darwin Award winner. He did it in a building that is going to be knocked down. They don't even need to scrub him off the walls.

Property Flopper said...

I love the headlines "stocks up on word of Geithner as Sec Tres".

Yeah, like they weren't going to go up today ANYHOW.

I love when they attribute the rise or decline of the stocks to something someone said - when it's not all that critical. I mean, what's going to change TODAY because he might be SecTres in a couple months?

Tomorrow, it'll drop below 8k again and that will be blamed on something someone said. I'm psychic... or psychotic - I get those two mixed up sometimes.

Rob Dawg said...

Property Flopper said...
I'm psychic... or psychotic - I get those two mixed up sometimes.


What? Are you bucking for a cabinet position or something?

[N.B. Preparing a Californiapalloza post to bring the budget crisis up to date.]

Pleather Murse said...

An unfortunate waste. If you're going to take yourself out anyway why not take a few carefully chosen others with you like, say, the landlord?

Property Flopper said...

Rob - Nope, don't want to be in the cabinet. The job I want is either "Lord High Executioner" or "Lifeguard of the Gene Pool". Apparently neither one is offered currently. :(

I've also though it would be fun to be "Jr. Assistant Flunky to the Guy Who Cleans the Men's Room.". Now, I don't want to be the flunky or even the assistant flunky, I want to be the Jr. Assistant.

It could be a serious, high level corporate position, but I'd want that as the title. Might get less annoying sales calls with that title.

Rob Dawg said...

Pleather,
My thoughts exactly. This looks more like a warning than a suicide.

All
Can you believe the freaking idjits on CNBC thinking the Obama appointment was the cause? It was opex imbalances and fund arbitrage.

Mr. Outspoken said...

Gee, PF, you really think it will go down tomorrow? I predict the Dow will be the same value tomorrow it is today. I'm not psychic either, I just think before I type.

Property Flopper said...

Ouch. Yeah, I b dum.

OK... How about Monday. :)

Been an ugly week, didn't even realize it was Friday.

Santa Flipper Clause said...

Ho Ho Ho - It's Santa Flipper Clause

Cut off the head and the body will die.

Santa F. Clause

Lost Cause said...

New fad in Orange County: jumping from overpasses.

Aaron said...

does the guberment get GS or somebody else to shotgun wed Citi over the weekend? If not they don't have but a couple days of life left.

Akubi said...

Roubini was just on the News Hour. Why is it that I can no longer disassociate him from the vaginas on his walls?

w said...

"N.B. Preparing a Californiapalloza post to bring the budget crisis up to date."

Tell the truth Rob, you are really having a cigarette and then taking a nap after reading the entire 8 page Fry's Ad.

Son of Brock Landers said...

Reinforcing the idea of no change - Geithner is not change in any way, shape, or form.

The netroots must be going nuts with every appointment that isn't a moonbat.

Shame that Rep. Waxman unseated Rep. Dingell as chairman of the energy and commerce committe. this puts an enviro-extremist in charge of a powerful committe that shapes how we all do business.

Random10 said...

This reminds me of a local story this week. A former mortgage broker and banker files for bankruptcy before a murder/suicide.

http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/local/314867

On Tuesday, an anonymous 911 caller directed Madison police to a sport-utility vehicle parked in front of Haen Family Park on the city's Far West Side. Inside, police say they found Dutter and his son with gunshot wounds.

Kyle, who had a developmental disability, died that day. His father died Wednesday. Authorities say Dutter, 36, recently of Middleton, shot his son, then himself.

At various times he had worked for a mortgage firm and as a branch manager for a bank in Milwaukee.
...
Harsh realities bring bad outcomes.

Lou Minatti said...

Shame that Rep. Waxman unseated Rep. Dingell as chairman of the energy and commerce committe. this puts an enviro-extremist in charge of a powerful committe that shapes how we all do business.

A divided government is good. "Nostrils" is yet another reason why Akubi should brace himself for another 1994.

Lab Dog™ said...

Dow's up and up - maybe itsallgood until Monday.
I've never been much of a kid person (except for rare interesting ones), but this kid is f-ing adorable
The only other time I've felt that way was over dim sum with a coworker's extraordinarly brilliant daughter who assisted me with my f-ed up dumpling wrap.

Son of Brock Landers said...

hold on lou, akubi is a guy?

Akubi said...

@Son of Brock Landers,
Akubi the dog is a "guy" per se.