June 7, 2000 12:16 PM   Subscribe

OUCH!!!! That had to hurt.
posted by da5id (19 comments total)
I'm pretty sure you did not have to do that.
posted by y6y6y6 at 12:44 PM on June 7, 2000

I think it's funny that the warnig was below the picture (but hay, at least there was a warning).

I don't think I want this pasta marinara I was going to have for lunch anymore.
posted by Mick at 12:45 PM on June 7, 2000

Okay not that I'm squeamish, but isn't putting the "GRAPHIC CONTENT" disclaimer directly below the picture a bit South Parkian?
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 12:52 PM on June 7, 2000

whoop, Hi mick.

posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 12:52 PM on June 7, 2000

No, it's more Itchy and Scrathy-esque. As in the warning after the cartoon "The preceeding program should not have been watched by children."
posted by mkn at 1:01 PM on June 7, 2000

Well, yes. That's the quote I was originally looking for, but when I couldn't find a web reference to it, I went with South Park... Unfortunately I spent a lot of time looking and got scooped by mick. Damn Damn Damn!
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 2:14 PM on June 7, 2000

That's what you get going for quality over quanity.

posted by Mick at 3:03 PM on June 7, 2000

A little Bactine oughta clear that right up. (Note that the gentleman in question is a "suspected" suicide bomber. Presumably the evidence is still considered a bit sketchy. It might have been him. It might not.)
posted by bradlands at 3:49 PM on June 7, 2000

And if you think THAT'S funny, there are photos of Sri Lankan children who've had their arms cut off by the military that will really crack you up.
posted by Zeldman at 3:57 PM on June 7, 2000

I think the term "suspected suicide bomber" is used because they haven't ruled out the possibility someone else had told him "put on this backpack, go over there, push this button, and don't ask what it's all about", in which case he would have been a "suspected mindless drone". In either case, the authorities are having trouble getting a statement out of him.
That is one of the LEAST recognizable remains of former humanity I've ever seen, and if I didn't know what/who it USED TO be, it wouldn't appear any more gruesome than your average roadkill.
posted by wendell at 4:44 PM on June 7, 2000

Now there's a t-shirt.
posted by Neale at 5:40 PM on June 7, 2000

Ugh. Right on, Zeldman.

Maybe da5id could have given a little warning before posting that..? A lot of people actually are sensitive to stuff like that.
posted by sammy at 9:27 PM on June 7, 2000

was just thinking the other day it bugs me to have a link like "can you believe this?" with no context... sort of takes it to a whole new level to have it turn out to be something like *that*.

I know, I know. Metatalk.
posted by Sapphireblue at 10:31 PM on June 7, 2000

Yes - totally agree. Someone called them "oblique hyperlinks" the other day and they're very annoying. I won't even click on them anymore after seeing this one.
posted by the webmistress at 12:30 AM on June 8, 2000

it's not only that the oblique hyperlink was insensitive, it's that the whole jokey tone is inhumane and appalling.

what's next?

Dig this! (link to holocaust photo of bodies in mass grave)

Damn, I forgot the marshmallows! (link to photo of forest fire)

Hey, let's go swimming! (link to photo of flood victims)

sorry, i just don't find human tragedy all that amusing.

posted by Zeldman at 12:56 AM on June 8, 2000

That's what I meant, but you said it better. The humor somehow escaped me.

How anyone could look at that picture and then toss off a blithe comment is beyond my comprehension.
posted by the webmistress at 1:18 AM on June 8, 2000

Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying, they say.

I didn't see it as "hey, this is funny" -- I read it as "this is horrible and I have to keep some ironic distance to live in a world where these things happen."

posted by litlnemo at 2:48 AM on June 8, 2000

On the other hand, maybe I just think the best of people's motives whether I should or not.
posted by litlnemo at 2:49 AM on June 8, 2000

I think a disclaimer would have been in order. The AP disclaimer is just reproduced by Yahoo, normally this would be a warning to photo editors.
posted by dhartung at 1:04 PM on June 8, 2000

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