It’s in the P-I

Breaking news…

Seattle police are trying to negotiate with a man who has holed up in a Crown Hill home after pouring gasoline over himself.

“He’s very upset and agitated,” police spokesman Mark Jamieson said.

I would be agitated too, what with gas topping $4.15 a gallon throughout much of the city.  At that price, why not just douse oneself with Dom Perignon?


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    "Hannah" spews:

    ROTF LMAO! And he is wasting gas on himself?

    Goldy, you are right, he might as well be pouring Cristol on himself!

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    It’s not a joking matter, Wingnut Hannah. Let’s hope and pray this situation gets resolved without tragedy.

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    ArtFart spews:

    Hey, hipness is supposed to be in abundance in Ballard these days, so why not some sort of Skyy martini, or possibly lending a whole new meaning to “Jaeger bomb”?

    Now, after what we’ve said, we’ll probably feel pretty sheepish if the poor soul actually manages to fry himself.

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    My Left Foot spews:


    “Jaeger bomb” OMG ROLFMAO.

    My apologies to the poor soul who is distraught enough to attempt/threaten harm to himself and others. I hope he gets out alive and receives the help he needs.

    But funny is funny and, ArtFart, that was just funny. It is called “gallows humor” you wingnut fucks who will deride us for the funnies. Get a life.

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    ArtFart spews:

    We can all heave a sigh of relief, and for those inclined, say a prayer of thanks. KOMO is reporting that the standoff has ended and that the man has been taken into custody (and presumably given a bath).

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    rhp6033 spews:

    Glad to hear it worked out. When it was first mentioned, all I could think of was the picture of those monks burning in Vietnam during the early months of U.S. involvement in that conflict.

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    Daddy Love spews:

    I don’t know why everyone mentions expensive champagne as though it were comparable to “high” fuel prices.

    Let’s say a 750ml bottle of Dom Perignon costs aproximately $120. 750ml is approximately .20 gallons. That makes a gallon of DP “worth” about US$600. Better not try driving on it.

    US$4/gallon gasoline looks good in comparison, but if you drive a Yukon it’s going to hurt no matter what.

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    busdrivermike spews:

    Goldy, that is just mean. Keep it up, and direct it where it belongs….at the Clinton Machine that is splitting the party, and helping the Republicans attack Barack Obama.

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    Politically Incorrect spews:

    Dom Perignon doesn’t burn as well as gasoline, and it’s harder to keep burning.

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    "Hannah" spews:

    Rabbit @ 2 – so did you call Goldy a wingnut too since he made the joke about the cost of gas vs. champagne? GEEZ!!! Had it been a republican, you would have been advocating for him to light the match, hell you would offer to do it for him! Hypocrit!

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    I was out of town, so coming late to this thread. But I’ll bet the reason the guy was so agitated was that he read this and realized that all hope for civic and fiscal sanity in Seattle is lost…gone forever…cast into the, uhm, pit, where there is weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth:

    Or maybe he was distraught over his inability to partake of this fine dining opportunity – he’s simply not quality enough to be allowed in.

    Mayor Quarters and the gang strike again. How’s Robert Mak going to spin this one? Probably wishes he’d stayed at KING…

    The Piper