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    Man dies 20 miles from finish of AT

    So, according to this article:http://www.bnd.com/2011/09/30/188188...palachian.html

    This guy dies 20 miles from finishing the AT for the 3rd time.
    My question is: Is this sad or not?
    Since he died doing what he obviously enjoyed doing..I'm leaning towards not.
    But, was says Foo?
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    I'd be totally happy going out in that fashion.

    He's done the trail twice, so has already experienced the rush of finishing. Thus he was likely out there cause he liked hiking in general and hiking this trail specifically. Unfortunately he didn't get to the end of the trail. He got to the end of his life in great form though.

    Not sad at all.

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    Last edited by Steve B.; 09-30-11 at 05:25 PM.

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    nope. his time was up.

    When I die, i want to go quietly and in my sleep, not screaming and terrified like the other three people in my car.
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    Yeah, I'd be good with it.
    Doing what you love and at the end of a great journey. The worst part of the story is that it happened in bad weather.

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    Sad, but an acceptable and noble end.

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    I want to leave this world the same way I came into it: naked, screaming and covered in someone else's blood
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    A through hikers diet is not conducive to good health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
    I want to leave this world the same way I came into it: naked, screaming and covered in someone else's blood
    you had me at naked and screaming
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    So, according to this article:http://www.bnd.com/2011/09/30/188188...palachian.html

    This guy dies 20 miles from finishing the AT for the 3rd time.
    My question is: Is this sad or not?
    Since he died doing what he obviously enjoyed doing..I'm leaning towards not.
    But, was says Foo?
    I agree with you. It's sad. Finishing would have been more fun. I'm guessing that wasn't his plan for the hike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    This was an... honorable death.
    You've been watching too much ST-TNG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    My post was read in Worf's voice in your mind, wasn't it?
    Yes.

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    What?
    I guess there is no such thing as too much ST-TNG.

    (Star Trek - The Next Generation for the clueless)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    You've been watching too much ST-TNG.

    Actually, I think he was quoting the Operative in 'Serenity', the Firefly movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
    Actually, I think he was quoting the Operative in 'Serenity', the Firefly movie.
    Firefly? Nonononono, Star Trek. Get with the program.
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    It's sad that you need an internet poll to tell you how you feel about something.

    KeS

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    nope. his time was up.

    When I die, i want to go quietly and in my sleep, not screaming and terrified like the other three people in my car.
    I LOL'd 4realz
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin_stevens View Post
    It's sad that you need an internet poll to tell you how you feel about something.

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    New to Foo, are we?
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    We see the whole escape is a hologram being watched by a man only known as “The Operative” (Chiwetel Ejiofor). He is in the records room, when Dr. Mathias marches in, demanding to know who he is and what he is doing. When he scans his fingerprints, Mathias apologizes. The Operative has no name or rank, just total clearance from parliament. He is investigating the escape of River. She and Simon are both fugitives. Mathias claims it's a shame, as Simon used all of his money to get her out and had a promising career in medicine. But when the conversation leans towards him, Mathias claims the escape was unpredictable and it wasn't his fault. The Operative notes the look on Simon's face. Love, he says. He says it's what makes Simon dangerous. The Op asks Mathias what his sin is, and then tells him it's pride. He replays the clip in the hologram of Mathias telling Simon that key members of parliament have seen River. He put those members in a room with a psychic. Mathias claims that River's so traumatized she couldn't remember any of their secrets. The Op begins talking about how in old times, to die with honor, the Greeks would throw themselves on their swords. He kills Mathias's guards without missing a beat, and then does a nerve pinch on Mathias. He holds out his sword and lets Mathias fall on it. “This is an honorable death.” He says, completely calm. The Op turns to a horrified young clerk and asks the “young miss” to pull more records on the behavioral modification done to River. He looks back at the hologram of River. “Where are you hiding, little girl?”


    From: http://themoviespoiler.com/Spoilers/serenity.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin_stevens View Post
    It's sad that you need an internet poll to tell you how you feel about something.

    KeS
    As you are obviously a newbie, I'll cut you a break.
    However, for future reference...I am the pet horndog of foo. I don't have feelings except for one...horniness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    As you are obviously a newbie, I'll cut you a break.
    However, for future reference...I am the pet horndog of foo. I don't have feelings except for one...horniness.
    You're getting soft in your old age

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    You're getting soft in your old age
    So you're saying I should go hiking the AT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    My post was read in Worf's voice in your mind, wasn't it?

    What?
    Klingons = Honor

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    So you're saying I should go hiking the AT?
    Sure, and take KeS along as your sherpa (wink wink nudge nudge).

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