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Teen Burns Himself Copying 'Jackass' Stunt

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by ETHREADZNY, Nov 12, 2002.


    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

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    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 15-year-old Washington state boy suffered serious burns when he set himself on fire trying to re-enact a stunt from MTV's controversial show "Jackass," police said on Monday.

    The boy from the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, Washington, soaked his shirt in rubbing alcohol late on Friday and ignited it while his friends stood by with a video camera shooting footage they planned to sell, police and local media reported.

    After suffering first-degree burns over his face and upper body, the teen-ager initially told police that someone had set his clothes on fire while he walked on a trail after attending a high school football game in Issaquah, Washington, police said.

    But police later recovered a backpack containing an alcohol-soaked T-shirt, lighter fluid and a video camera.

    "The stunt obviously went very wrong," Issaquah police said in a statement, adding that the boy could face obstruction of justice charges for lying about the incident, requiring extra police work.

    The "Jackass" show depicting outrageous and dangerous stunts by paid actors aired on Viacom Inc.'s youth-oriented MTV in 2000 and 2001 and then was canceled. But a movie version opened in theaters three weeks ago and has raked in $53.3 million at the box office.

    The movie includes the following disclaimer: "The stunts in this movie were performed by professionals, so, neither you nor your dumb buddies should attempt anything from this movie."

    "We're sorry when anybody gets hurt; however, nothing like this incident described ever aired on the show or in the movie," said an MTV spokeswoman.

    In 2001, "Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville donned a fireproo

  2. Fabo 2

    Fabo 2 Member

    Joined: Mar 20, 2002 Messages: 345 Likes Received: 2

    hahahaha, funny shite
  3. zen

    zen New Jack

    Joined: Sep 20, 2001 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    so why did they say he copied jack ass when it isnt even a jack ass stunt? dill weed press.
  4. duffman

    duffman Guest

  5. dukeofyork

    dukeofyork Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 9, 2000 Messages: 1,589 Likes Received: 1
    yes, johnny knoxville did set himself on fire.

    i cant believe you all dont remember it.
  6. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    Its not TV, its not the parents, this kid is just fucking stupid. On what planet does soaking your shirt in lighter fluid and setting yourself on fire seem like a good idea? I did some stupid shit when I was 15, but this kid is a good candidate for the darwin awards....natural selection at its finest.
  7. zen

    zen New Jack

    Joined: Sep 20, 2001 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    hahaha natural selection. fucking brilliant.
  8. Grandola

    Grandola Senior Member

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    tv is funny and people are idiots
  9. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    TV is funny BECAUSE people are idiots.

    jackass or no jackass, stupid kids will emulate stupid shit no matter what it is. remember that movie where the kids layed down on the divider strip of a highway, then some kid did it on a dare and got run over? shit, I think that was a disney movie. It happens with everything, its not like jackass is that different. despite the hysteria they try to surround it with.
  10. YinzerXpress

    YinzerXpress Guest

    it was "The Program" with james caan, a football movie, i remember when that shit happened
  11. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    thanks, I knew it had somthing to do with football, but I couldn't remember. they pulled the scene after that if I remember correctly. shit, that was about 5-6 years ago I guess. shit doesnt ever change.
  12. 455

    455 Guest

    definitely not the brightest light on the porch....