September 19, 2007
What the F---?!?

Well, I guess it's nice to know there are people loony enough to shoot their own hand. And, of course, videotape it. Teh intarnets r wunnerful tings.

Note: SFW, but damned graphic. Keep that dude wherever he happens to be, which I hope is far far away from me.

Posted by scott at September 19, 2007 02:09 PM

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What kind of drugs was he on to not be howling in pain after doing it?

Posted by: Mark on September 19, 2007 05:43 PM

Another Photoshopped jober. Not enough blood (A gun doens't cauterize a wound) not enough recoil the whole is to regular etc etc etc.

Posted by: jeff on September 19, 2007 06:10 PM

I've not seen enough gunshot wounds up close to call it. However, I've seen several videos of people swallowing various calibers of bullets over the years (I'm a sick f-, but you knew that). From those, there seems to be a surprisingly small amount of "impact" recoil from point-B gunshots. Even when they're instantly relaxed from liquefied brains, they're just getting their strings cut. They're not getting blown across the floor or anything.

Not completely surprising, considering this is point blank range. A high-pressure BB gun shooting point-B at butter does the same thing, for the same reasons.

The wound's not cauterized. It's bleeding, but since he didn't seem to cut an artery, it's not spurty or anything.

As far as fake v. real, the splat under his hand and the powder burns on the palm are what sell it for me. If it is fake, cudos to him for some fantastic blue screen work.

But me, I think it's real. Which means he's FWEAKING NUTTZZ!!!

Posted by: scott on September 19, 2007 08:49 PM

I remember reading somewhere about a guy in West Virginia who decided it was a great time to clean his guns after downing a bottle and a half of gin. He ended up shooting himself in the foot three times, and only stopped to call 911 after the third gun went off because it happened to be loaded with hollow-points, which finally set off enough pain receptors to cut through the booze fog.

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on September 19, 2007 10:32 PM

Sorry, but I'm pretty sure it's a fake. I'm also pretty sure it's troll bait, so what the hell, I'll bite...

I took a close look, doing the best I could to frame-by-frame it. When he pulls the trigger, there is a bright oval superimposed over the whole shot and the slide of the "automatic" never goes back (it also looks suspiciously like an old BB gun I used to have). I don't know gunshot wounds, but I just a little about video in a very amateur sort of way and can see how it could be done.

Posted by: Dave on September 20, 2007 12:01 AM

Actually, I'm not at all disappointed it's a fake. I'm much happier in a world with goofy guys who want to scare the plebs than I am in one with a maniac who blows holes in himself for fun.

Posted by: scott on September 20, 2007 07:38 AM
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