Teen Helicopter Enthusiast Slices Own Head With Toy Chopper, Dies
You are invited to write the next line in the opening paragraph of this current news story:
'A 19-year-old man playing with a remote control helicopter in Brooklyn lost control of it while trying to perform a trick, sliced off the top of his own head and died Thursday afternoon, law enforcement officials said.'
[quote]You are invited to write the next line in the opening paragraph of this current news story
Off the top of my head I can't think of anything.
Sen. McCain, chuckling: "I've finally found a pilot worse than me! "
It's not unusual for teens to lose their head over their hobbies.
Doesn't it make you look forward to the new television channels that will need to be created just to cover the news over what's going to happen when drones are flying around in profusion?
Those little toy helicopters can do that much damage?
It was far more than a toy. Apparently the blades are made of carbon fibre and were 5' in length and spun at speeds at up to 2300 RPM. It's amazing this doesn't happen more often.
Toy helicopters are one thing but what he was using should be banned from public parks and limited to organized events where bystanders can be kept a safe distance away.
I assure you, he did not feel any pain.
That really was a Hattori Hanzo helicopter...
He was kind of cute, but he looked way older than his age (19). Bad genes, I guess.
R23, read the article, I wouldn't call it a toy, toys can't slice someone's skull open. It was 4ft long and had a fast spinning 5ft blade. I'm surprised more such accidents haven't occurred, if it can slice through skull bone, it could cut off any body part. It must be one of the few times someone ended up dead. Sounds like they need to be regulated more, before an innocent bystander gets killed or mutilated.
One report said that he was constantly flying the helicopter close to him and then turning it away what a farkin' idjit. Good thing he only killed himself .
Oh Mary, take up scrapbooking, it's neater AND safer.
Madge, I LOVE your new candy dish!
I know this sounds assholish, but I found this death extremely funny. And the irreverent comments on this thread aren't helping, lol; I keep getting the giggles over it.
Look at the bright side. He doesn't have to watch any more Bravo produced television.
I can't believe the laughs. I found this story incredibly sad and grisly.
Yes, R32, skull candy dishes are SO HOT right now!
I was performing a fairly elementary Polish trick when...
Look at the bright side: his brain got some fresh air and sunlight! That's a good thing, yes?
A small quadcopter like the AR Parrot drone can actually do more (including live video feed to an iPad or Android tablet), and fly as far. The difference is that quadcopters probably can't kill the user or innocent bystanders.
R30's video shows why the guy was Darwin Award material.
Helicopters don't kill people, people kill ....eh never mind
Think we could get one of these into the next Republican National Convention?
Or the next Country Music Awards, same difference.
You all are FUCKED UP. R33 sounds like a fucking psychopath.
Pointless bitchery is one thing, but many of you are sick. Seriously.
A young man is dead, his father watched it happen. I'm disgusted to be on the same planet as the lot of you, aside from R35.
This happened in front of his father.
I was about to post that, R44. Can you imagine?
R33 is Brandon. ASSHOLE.
Look on the bright side: They can bury him in a child sized coffin now.
If only the bystanders had been armed with assault rifles, they could have prevented this tragedy!
You want to see a sick fuck?
Trolldar R47 and watch the board light up.
R4, R5, R6, R9, R10 R12, R13, R14, R36 and R47.
Same sad, pathetic asshole.
That's right R50! Stick around, there's more coming!
Sincere question for the likes of R1, R35, and R43: why are you here?
Seriously, what do you get out of being on this website that you can't get elsewhere?
Because whatever you think you get here, you would clearly be happier somewhere else.
Because you know what? This thread is where DataLounge TRULY shines: black humor and snark about dead people.
Because true DLers love these threads! Whether it's our ubiquitous "what's on the dead person's ipod" threads, telling a teen RC heli enthusiast to not lose his head, joking that a toilet tank baby really dodged a bullet, or yet another thread about charred cheerleaders (hey, where's this year's batch? Did the Filipino bridal party take its place?), these threads are one of the best things about this website.
If you don't like it, LEAVE!
Go away, R50.
DL loves you, R47.
Thank you R53. I couldn't have said it better myself.
[quote]black humor and snark about dead people.
You can have it. And it's one of the reasons I have to take a break from this place from time to time. It's not funny, it's not clever - it's disturbing.
It's sick. And no, ALL of DL does not love it.
R43, why don't you calm down, loosen your frantically self-righteous, do-gooder asshole and learn to laugh at the perversely absurd?
R46, I am NOT Brandon! Do you honestly, seriously think that Brandon was the ONLY DLer to have a sick, fucked-up sense of humor???? Do you really?
I'm not any of the posters you mentioned, but I'm disgusted as well.
Why am I here? Because thankfully, there is more to this site than jokes about dead people and tragic accidents. I agree with the poster upthread, some of you really need to get help.
This thread is full of psychopaths.
If R56 would rather post on Madonna threads, he is welcome to do so.
Big difference between perversely absurd and disturbingly fucked up. If this kind of thing is merely "perversely absurd" to you, you really should seek therapy.
[quote]would rather post on Madonna threads
Right, because that's all there is to DL - Death threads and Madonna threads. Wow. You're disturbing, juvenile AND stupid.
"Here he is!"
"No, over here he is!"
"Hey, over here he is!"
R61, how is this any different than the 300 thead count of the Asiana plane going down last month?
Sum Ting Wong
R23, the propeller span on these remote controlled helicopters are 4 feet to 4.5 feet and they go 60 miles per hour.
It is being sliced by very fast powerful knives.
They are not 'toys'.
There's a youtube video of these helicopters and they make tremendous noise, spew fumes, go extremely high, extremely fast, are very powerful, and difficult to control when making them do unorthodox crazy tricks in the sky.
OMG! He called us..JUVENILE!
Good God, you Marys get so self-righteous, uptight and indignant when people make snarky jokes about bizarre (and in this case, extremely STUPID) deaths. For fuck's sake, would you do-gooders lighten up for a moment?
With those helicopter blades slicing through his brain, I'm sure everyone on DL can agree: a mind is a terrible thing to waste. OR chop into slices.
This thread is useless without pictures.
He was executing a trick when...he was executed.
R this place is full of dark hearted losers. Their parents probably disowned them or their lover dumped them for a tighter asshole..whatever. There are more than a few of really nasty bitches. Some may have had trauma as children but most are just tools of satan. They disguise their demented views as "witty and bitchy".
Karma does catch up with some of the scum here. Diseases, rejection, lonely and alone. Slow burning stuff like that.
Why so serious, R72?
Paging the Sanka Lady!
Table R72 needs a big cup of that calming and refreshing coffee you've been talking about! Real bad.
[quote]Some may have had trauma as children but most are just tools of satan.
And some are just plain, old tools.
It was reported that the toy helicopter was manufactured by Apache Industries.
Actually, R72, you sound pretty psychopathic yourself, gleefully rubbing your hands together in anticipation of DLers getting sick and dying.
I think maybe you ought to spend a little time thinking about whether you actually do believe in karma, because if you do... well, figure it out.
As for R56, if the death threads about total strangers (whom it's actually more psychologically unhealthy to grieve over or build teddy bear towers) and NOT the rampant racism and homophobia are what lead you to need a break from this site periodically, I think DL is probably well rid of you.
[Quote]You are invited to write the next line in the opening paragraph of this current news story:
I had a bit off the top of my head, but now it escapes me.
Just a wild guess, but I bet the delicate flowers that can't handle a little black humour are the same righteous souls who call bathhouses AIDS-infested sleaze pits, and scream PEDO whenever someone posts a pic of Justin Bieber.
R72, please take up model helicopter flying, and only go out with a camera on you. Please.
The noxious cuntery of being too stupid, concrete and literal not to understand the place, history and appropriateness of such humor in this context, PLUS the shameful presumption of assuming superior moral ground in effectively calling for wicked judgment on satirists and absurdists, make you just about the worst and dumbest human being here. You and your fellow worrisome twats.
Are you posting such outrage when it comes to issues that really matter? No, of course not. Because you are a foolish and ignorant cunt lost in a place you cannot understand. Because you lack the humanity to do it.
Madge: Why, thank you, Myrna. I love my new candy dish, too. And do you know, I just found it in my yard. It needed some cleaning up from some raspberry and marshmallow stuff (I guess) left in it, but Brillo and Ajax can do anything.
Myrna: Is it bone china?
Madge: Bone, yes. But I think Caucasian.
I strongly agree with R72. well said, R72
And R81 is a fool
"The noxious cuntery of being too stupid, concrete and literal not to understand the place, history and appropriateness of such humor in this context, PLUS the shameful presumption of assuming superior moral ground in effectively calling for wicked judgment on satirists and absurdists, make you just about the worst and dumbest human being here. You and your fellow worrisome twats"
No, R83. Actually, that would be me.
Sorry, wrong thread.
[quote]It was far more than a toy. Apparently the blades are made of carbon fibre and were 5' in length and spun at speeds at up to 2300 RPM.
Cutting edge technology to be sure.
R82, 'You're soaking in it!'
go to youtube.com and type in remote controlled hobby helicopters
and you'll see what they're all about
[quote]You are invited to write the next line in the opening paragraph of this current news story
And this, folks, is where DL is today.
I saw the whole thing. It was disgusting! It looked like he was being attacked by a flying Cuisinart!
These helicopters should not be called 'toys'.
They are hobby helicopters, not toys.
They are extremely far from being toys.
Did the helicopter film the attack?
R90 couldn't write a joke if his life depended on it.
I love the Madge jokes!
LOL@R91 and Roseanne!
Yeah! That's right! What R81 said!
Phhhhhhtt! On you!
[quote]Did the helicopter film the attack?
Given the GoPro recorded clips the victim liked to post on YouTube, could be.
One thing I learned in the RC airplane hobby as a kid: the remote controls are subject to interference, especially if other RC craft are flying nearby. That's the real stupidity of maneuvers which could bring a craft into contact with people (as in R30's clip.) A bit of crosstalk at the wrong time and it's a quick, messy end.
BTW, a little dark humor around a subject like this is perfectly healthy. This thread's delicate flower trolls need to go on a ride-along with their neighborhood EMT's. Coping is laughing, sometimes.
I just had a brilliant new idea for the beginning of a horror or murder mystery film. Brilliant because it has never been done yet.
Toy helicopter lifts from the black tarmac of a 5th floor NYC walk-up. Buzz and smoke galore. The smoke parts and the copter takes a beeline down and up the avenue.
A red raincoat in the distance stands out in the crowd. The raincoat reaches for one from a stack of newspapers at the stand. The tabloid headline reads: Serial Killer Kills 4th Victim!
The copter zeroes in on the kill, its engine volume increases. The raincoat swirls around in terror and faces the sweeping camera. Blood splashes across the stack of papers.
The newspapers are irreverently referring to the boy now as "the chop vic", which I guess could be taken one of two ways. I'm serious.
He was performing flying tricks when he suddenly lost his train of thought.
[quote] go to youtube.com and type in remote controlled hobby helicopters
Or, you could just click on R30's link in this thread.
Reading the whole thread saves time.
Anything on rotten.com yet?
R99's chop vic link to the NY Post also has video of these idiotic playthings. They are totally obnoxious, gas-spewing noise machines that even cats who watch car racing on tv wouldn't find interesting. They truly appeal to a very low model on the social and intellectual scale.
By slicing into the top of his head, I'm sure it took a great load off this poor fellow's mind! Literally. See, look on the bright side!
I've looked at the videos of his helicopter and I can understand that the blade could kill him by cutting through soft tissue -- hitting the carotid artery or jugular vein. But they don't look powerful enough to slice the top of his head and part of his shoulder off.
It made the BBC news. His father should be proud that his son's death resulted in international headlines.
Remember the kid who stuck his head out the emergency exit of the bus taking him and his friends to an underage drinking party? I guess chop vic is this year's overpass head.
All of the gun enthusiasts are crawling out if the woodwork posting "satirical" remarks calling for a ban on helicopters and licensing and registration of toy aircraft all over the Internet. Ha ha. Aren't they just high-larious?
The most important question on DLers' minds: do you think this fellow was a top or a bottom (obviously he's neither now that his brain has been abbreviated)?
Once more, any asshole who uses the term "karma" deserves to experience it. R72 and her cohorts need to go somewhere other than the DL if they think it exists for their clucking pretensions. Twats.
God this is a fucking disturbing death, his poor dad.
It's a Miracle!
CHOP VIC RECOVERS!--ASKS FOR FISH 'N CHIPS!
In the first paragraph of the description of the helicopter (vendor's page), a most unfortunate choice of words:
"The dramatically improved performance will create immediate impact on any enthusiasts."
When it comes to slicing off the tops of heads, this young fellow fared better than Ray Liotta in "Hannibal." At least Dr. Lecter didn't force this helicopter enthusiast to eat a sauteed chunk of his own brain. Like I said, look on the bright side!
These toy helicopters are getting too big, don't you think?