Stained glass window image of Judas Isacariot hanging
This is knot funny. A 27-year-old actor in Brazil accidentally hung himself for real while re-enacting the suicide of Judas. Somebody used the wrong knot. Tip for aspiring actors: audition for the Jesus role – you get top billing and they don’t really nail you to the cross.

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poppajoe49
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poppajoe49
April 24, 2012 6:06 am

This is a serious issue. There have been similar deaths in haunted hayrides at Halloween. The actors that reenact hangings have actually died because some moron doesn’t know how to safely suspend them in a tree.
This kind of thing should not be allowed except for trained professionals.

RobertW
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April 24, 2012 6:32 am

dig that!

flashingscotsman
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April 24, 2012 8:09 am

I suspended myself in our front yard tree one halloween when I was a kid. It wasn’t really difficult. The rope around my neck wasn’t the one holding the weight. The one that wrapped around under my arms then continued down to make a harness around my waist and between my legs was supporting the weight. It doesn’t take a brains surgeon.

GhostntheMachine
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GhostntheMachine
April 24, 2012 12:27 pm

Hey Flash, it’s nice to see that at least one of your youthful antics didn’t end in plaster. :)

flashingscotsman
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April 25, 2012 7:12 am

To be honest, that particular stunt WAS one of the few that was closely supervised by my mother.

RobertW
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April 24, 2012 7:43 pm

oh oh, shades of cynthia caster.

GhostntheMachine
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GhostntheMachine
April 24, 2012 10:50 pm

Not gonna look it up, but does that hint at sex, drugs and rock&roll, that one?

RobertW
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April 24, 2012 10:58 pm

not sure bout the drugs, but yeah.

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49
April 24, 2012 8:11 am

But, it does take someone smarter than an actor! 😉

Progressive Hemrrhoid
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Progressive Hemrrhoid
April 23, 2012 3:14 pm

I’m guessing he really was at the end of his rope.

JPTravis
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April 23, 2012 3:43 pm

That’s kind of a stretch, don’t you think?

flashingscotsman
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April 23, 2012 8:53 pm

At least he didn’t break a leg.

RobertW
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April 24, 2012 4:50 am

i’m just glad he didn’t burst asunder.

JPTravis
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April 24, 2012 6:04 am

Or on Monday either.

PsychoDad
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PsychoDad
April 23, 2012 1:08 pm

Srsly, why is this here? I don’t think we need to be laughing about accidental deaths, not ones that aren’t “Darwin Award” material, at least. This was just a stage stunt that went wrong.

TheDarkEricDraven
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TheDarkEricDraven
April 23, 2012 2:15 pm

Republicans revel in death.

Elrond Hubbard
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Elrond Hubbard
April 23, 2012 5:21 pm

Draven,

Be quiet, the adults are talking.

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49
April 24, 2012 6:02 am

But the pedophile in the room always wants to be noticed.

Sidekick
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Sidekick
April 23, 2012 12:08 pm

Is this really noose?

JPTravis
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April 23, 2012 1:38 pm

Knot really.

CO2Insanity
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April 23, 2012 12:03 pm

I got all choked up over this one.

Coldwarrior57
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Coldwarrior57
April 23, 2012 12:00 pm

HANGED himself !
some of us are born HUNG.
its like fish, one fish a million fish! not FISHES, they are dumbing down americans!
next it will be octopuses not octopi

poppajoe49
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poppajoe49
April 24, 2012 6:01 am

It’s all feces to me.

RobertW
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April 24, 2012 4:49 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus#Etymology_and_pluralization

Also from wiki:
Fish or fishes?

Though often used interchangeably, these words have different meanings. Fish is used either as singular noun or to describe a group of specimens from a single species. Fishes describes a group of different species.

JPTravis
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April 23, 2012 11:46 am

Dictionary.com:
hung [huhng]
verb
1. simple past tense and past participle of hang.
adjective
2. Slang: Vulgar . (of a male) having very large genitals.

dhull60
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dhull60
April 23, 2012 11:39 am

The work is HANGED, you nimrod

RobertW
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April 24, 2012 4:45 am

he wasn’t hanged (executed)
he was hung (suspended.)

PsychoDad
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PsychoDad
April 23, 2012 1:06 pm

The is word is WORD.

ooddballz
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ooddballz
April 23, 2012 11:35 am

Dying for your art is kinda overrated, IMHO.

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