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February 22, 2001 11:07 AM   Subscribe

They're Not Playing Your Song. This is just mean. Mean, cruel, and awful. Heartless. And, I'm sorry, very funny. I laughed and laughed. I know, I'm a bad person. Are you too?
posted by Skot (26 comments total)

 
Whoops . . . via Fark, by the way.
posted by Skot at 11:08 AM on February 22, 2001


Seeing as he was wanted for domestic violence charges, I sure hope it was his wife who played that song.
posted by fiery at 11:22 AM on February 22, 2001


Agg...
The headline of the artice: "Hacker Plays 'Jump' on Police Radio"
Sure just balme it on the "hackers" not on some guy with a radio.

posted by bytecode at 11:25 AM on February 22, 2001


I like how they refer to the perpetrator as a "hacker." This complex "hack" involves finding or stealing the right radio.
posted by gimli at 11:25 AM on February 22, 2001


ha! hacker. funny though.. I mean it's twisted and all that but you feel good because he was wanted on domestic violence charges. So it's like a feel-good movie, the badguy is the badguy and all that.
posted by tiaka at 11:27 AM on February 22, 2001


Nice simulpost, bytecode! I hope we weren't "hacked"!
posted by gimli at 11:28 AM on February 22, 2001


It was probably an asshole cop who did it. The get these 22 year old cowboys fresh out of the academy who get a gun and think they own the town.

It's funny, the word "hacker" is starting to serve the same purpose as "criminal": it dehumanizes the offender, so it's easier to (a) be afraid of him/her, and (b) screw him/her to the wall when they finally get caught.
posted by jpoulos at 11:36 AM on February 22, 2001


ah. the nasty hackers strike again.
posted by macewan at 11:43 AM on February 22, 2001


"Tupperware full of sweet and sour chicken missing from company refrigerator -- hackers suspected"


posted by jragon at 11:51 AM on February 22, 2001


This guy is a hero.

If he had played some Sammy Hagar era Van Halen the jumper would be road pizza by now.
posted by bondcliff at 11:59 AM on February 22, 2001


I too am a bad person, that was hilarious.
posted by xtrmntr at 12:04 PM on February 22, 2001


people who steal lunches out of community refrigerators deserve all the nailing-to-the-wall they can possibly get.

i am still recovering from the traumatic 1995 theft of the last piece from a really good batch of my homemade lasagne from a refrigerator at the downtown offices of Norfolk Southern Railroad in Atlanta, Georgia. i will not rest until the perpetrator is apprehended. for great justice!

that said, the 'hacker' who played "Jump" was obviously something of a sick puppy, but that did not stop me from snickering as I read the story.
posted by Sapphireblue at 12:04 PM on February 22, 2001


you're all bad people. just reading this thread leaves a foul taste in my mouth. i dont think it's funny and you all ought to be ashamed of yourselves.
posted by palegirl at 12:26 PM on February 22, 2001


palegirl, that sounds like "hacker talk" to me.

Witch way to the whichhunt?
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:28 PM on February 22, 2001


My vote? funny. damn funny.
posted by howa2396 at 12:31 PM on February 22, 2001


I'm just stunned it took almost three weeks for this to make it to MeFi. Didja catch the header?

Saturday February 03
posted by mikewas at 12:59 PM on February 22, 2001


"you're all bad people. just reading this thread leaves a foul taste in my mouth. i dont think it's funny and you all ought to be ashamed of yourselves."

Anyone have a CD of 1984 handy?


posted by bondcliff at 2:00 PM on February 22, 2001


I bet palegirl was the aforementioned ha-x-or and is just covering up his/her crime.
posted by tiaka at 2:02 PM on February 22, 2001


My mother used to tell me not to do what every one else said to do. If they said to jump from a building, would I do it?
posted by Postroad at 2:12 PM on February 22, 2001


We would only be bad people for laughing if the guy had actually jumped due to the song. Nah, not even then.


posted by Optamystic at 3:27 PM on February 22, 2001


Suicide is not funny, but a guy who is trying to avoid being prosecuted for domestic abuse has pretty much forfeited my sympathy.
posted by sudama at 3:35 PM on February 22, 2001


egads. i find myself in agreement with bondcliff AND sudama ON THE SAME THREAD.

the end is nigh! the end is nigh!

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posted by Sapphireblue at 4:49 PM on February 22, 2001


I think I just went from "bad" to worse; I was hoping to see pictures of palegirl on her website.
posted by xtrmntr at 9:53 PM on February 22, 2001


Suicide is not funny. But suicide is painless! It brings on many changes! Or something.
posted by aaron at 10:57 PM on February 22, 2001


And I can take or leave it if I please.
posted by kindall at 2:54 AM on February 23, 2001


Well, *some* of the commentary was on point, anyway.

I wish I'd read the whole thread, before I quoted it in a politely pissy letter to the Managing Editor at ABC News about 'hacker'.

That's what I get, I guess. :-}
posted by baylink at 8:40 AM on February 23, 2001


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