Re: Chris Benoit

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Roid rage?


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 10:22 AM
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Blocked for me. Awaiting descriptions by the compulsively articulate.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 10:28 AM
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Roid rage?

That was my first thought too, but killing both the wife and the kid somehow seems like it something more. Something less spontaneous.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 10:29 AM
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2: apparently Benoit killed his wife and son, then himself.

I had the rr thought as well.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 10:29 AM
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Awaiting descriptions by the compulsively articulate.

A WWE wrestler killed his wife and son, and then himself. Some of the early stuff has said no gun, and that he waited a day or two to hang himself afterwards in a weight room.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 10:31 AM
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It said "wife and son were killed". Someone on the linked site says maybe the wife killed the son and then he killed the wife. nobody knows.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 10:32 AM
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The link speculates that the deaths occured over several days, so Scooby Do will have to come up with another theory. Second guess, wifw having an affair, kill her. Remorse at killing mother of child, kill child. realization of murder of family, suicide.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 10:32 AM
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Yeah, the DA says that the details are weird. Beyond the obvious level of weirdness, I mean.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 10:33 AM
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I think we can all join together in an affirmation that Dick Cheney is not responsible for this crime.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 10:34 AM
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I'm not sure I've ever heard of a mom kills kid, dad kills mom, dad kills self murder-suicide before. Not hard to believe though.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 10:42 AM
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9: That's what D.C. would like you to believe, anyway.

WWE's editing of reality probably caused a psychotic break, it's difficult enough to make sense of reality as it arrives without having been tweaked.


Posted by: Biohazard | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 10:48 AM
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?

Pretty hard to believe, I'd say. There's just not that many people on the edge of murder that you'd expect two to be married to each other -- killing the spouse who just killed your kid is a very low-odds response. Possible, maybe, but not likely.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 10:49 AM
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Breaking: "cheney made me do it" sez Benoit note.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 10:52 AM
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They'll regret going into full on "In Memory of ..." will-be-missed soft-focus retrospective mode so fast if it turns out he murdered his wife and child and then offed himself.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 10:54 AM
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The weirdest thing about the story to me seemed to be the delay in the killings. One one day, the other the next day. I don't think that's usual in murder-suicides.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 11:03 AM
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I'd guess he killed the wife for some typical domestic-dispute reason (from affairs real or imagined to undercooked eggs and all points between); then tried to carry on as if everything was normal, but wound up killing the son when he found out his mom was dead and freaked; then killed himself.

I don't know. This is seriously fucked-up. I used to be a Benoit fan, too.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 11:09 AM
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There's just not that many people on the edge of murder

60% of junior-high girls molest their dogs and 90% of people are on the edge of murder. What kind of bubble do you live in, LB?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 11:09 AM
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This is just grasping for an explanation of the inexplicable, but I can't help wondering if the sort of persistent head trauma described in this article might have played a role here.


Posted by: hilker | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 11:12 AM
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14 -- It sounded from the article like they were already regretting that.


Posted by: Clownaesthesiologist | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 11:12 AM
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Hey, is this the thread where everyone is glamming the fuck out?


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 11:28 AM
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Did I read that he canceled a gig to go do this? Can roid rage be premeditated?

What a terrible tragedy.

Oooh, look over there, Paris Hilton is picking her teeth! I wonder if she still wants us to pay attention to the wars in Iraq and Afganistan...


Posted by: john patrick | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 11:55 AM
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I have a firm belief that Paris is just crafting her capacity to grab and hold media attention for the day when she uses it to change the world -- Paris Hilton will get us out of Iraq.

And she's a surprisingly good actress.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 11:57 AM
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Paris Hilton can pump up your G-spot to the size of a quarter using nothing but her mind.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 11:59 AM
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Latest thing from the AP says Benoit strangled the wife, smothered the son, then hung himself. Christ.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 11:59 AM
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I'd guess that 7 is correct, except that the decision to kill his son likely followed directly from the decision to kill himself.

Wrestlers spend a huge amount of time on the road; my impression is that infidelity and resulting domestic violence is pretty common. It brings to mind the rash of murders at Fort Bragg (the linked article says there was no unifying thread, but a high school friend of mine who was stationed there at the time says most of the murders were prompted by the discovery of affairs).


Posted by: tom | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 12:42 PM
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My intended "Crippler Crossface" joke suddenly seems a lot more tasteless.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 1:15 PM
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Snarkout, if it's any consolation, you're the second person to joke about making that joke with me today.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 1:23 PM
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I have a firm belief that Paris is just crafting her capacity to grab and hold media attention for the day when she uses it to change the world -- Paris Hilton will get us out of Iraq.

Once that G-spot operation wears off, I'm sure.

I'd vote for her over Britney, but President Lohan would be my 1st choice. How many redheaded presidents have we had?


Posted by: Anderson | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 2:02 PM
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Jefferson at least; I haven't got any others off the top of my head.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 2:07 PM
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[LB stomps around her office yelling at the gray-haired presidents, "Get off my head! Off!"]


Posted by: Clownaesthesiologist | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 2:09 PM
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Washington, Jefferson, Van Buren, Jackson, Grant, Coolidge, and Eisenhower.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 2:13 PM
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Source.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 2:13 PM
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But how many of those other than Coolidge went around without any underwear, Apo?


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 2:16 PM
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33: Sadly, www.commandoandproud.com has yet to be registered.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 2:18 PM
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George Washington was not a redhead.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 2:20 PM
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He had wooden teeth tho. And much has been written of his predilection for bears.


Posted by: Clownaesthesiologist | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 2:30 PM
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I heard he had, like, thirty goddamn dicks.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 2:32 PM
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But imagine how much fun it would be to announce them at events: "Ladies and Gentlemen, President Firecrotch!"

Bonus points if you have an Eton accent, of course.


Posted by: BigHank53 | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 2:33 PM
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George Washington was not a redhead.

On what do you base this assertion, Brock?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 2:33 PM
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WaPo: "For the first time, it's possible to see what the teenage Washington probably looked like, and though at this stage he is nude and hairless, he will be fully realized in October 2006 when he goes on display at Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. Young George will be a life-size figure with auburn hair and gray-blue eyes, perhaps propping his foot on a stump in a manly fashion as he scans the horizon."


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 2:35 PM
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He had red hair, but then he tried to mop his brow with a baby wipe and it froze and tore his hair off.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 2:37 PM
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I wish Lindsey Lohan wouldn't dye her hair that awful blonde.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 2:40 PM
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39: gut instinct. He just doesn't strike me as the redheaded type.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 2:40 PM
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So how many pullups could Washington do, BL?


Posted by: zadfrack | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 2:49 PM
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One thing about President Lohan, she wouldn't be Cheney's puppet.

"Hey, Secret Service dudes? Can you keep that creepy old man away from me?"

In fact, I think the Constitution should be amended so that the President has to be *under* 35, female, and teh hottt.


Posted by: Anderson | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 2:54 PM
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41 totally wins.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 2:57 PM
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Grant was about as brunette as they come. Yet again, apo is playing fast and loose with the facts.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 3:33 PM
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Isn't it a bit suspect to claim all the bald ones as redheads? Has anyone actually seen a picture of Ike with hair?


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 3:35 PM
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text: proof!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 3:37 PM
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It's well known that Ike's nickname in the Army was "Firecrotch."

Didn't test well with the campaign folks, though, so they went with "Ike."


Posted by: Anderson | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 3:39 PM
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I don't question that the man had hair for a year or two of his life, only that it was red. I hereby question anew: those pics don't show any copper heads.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 3:41 PM
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Do you know who else had red hair? Yul Brynner.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 3:42 PM
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Hey, not my fault there was no color photography when Ike was a kid.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 3:43 PM
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Telly Savalas. I could go on.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 3:44 PM
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Google seems to be in pretty wide agreement, text.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 3:48 PM
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Time Magazine averrs "sandy blond".

Believe who you must.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 3:49 PM
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To return this thread to its grisly start: notes from the sheriff dept's press conference.

Apparently he killed himself using exercise equipment.


Posted by: tom | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 3:53 PM
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That's clever, actually. Never would have thought of that.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06-26-07 3:56 PM
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