choking game, death by asphyxiation, drugs, Erik Robinson, hysteria, Jenkem, natural selection, overreaction, panic, sensationalism, wacky ideas, yellow journalism
The hidden scourge of America’s youth has claimed another victim. Erik Robinson died on April 20th after playing the ‘Choking Game.’ The rules of the game are sketchy, but it can be assumed that Robinson lost.
A ghastly situation like this one calls for sympathy and compassion. It would be in the very worst taste, for example, to point out that Promethean Times was ahead of the pack in spotlighting this pernicious destroyer of youth, and had Little Erik heeded this warning, the boy might very well be alive right now. It’s difficult to imagine anyone stooping to that sort of verbal thuggery.
Even more than critical than sympathy or compassion, however, is the need for blind, unreasoning panic. This situation is far too dangerous for America to stand by idly doing nothing. Something must be done, and quickly. This may mean entertaining hastily laid plans which will later take a tremendous toll, perhaps in terms of money, infrastructure or even human lives. The danger makes it worth the risk!
Don’t do nothing–do something!
And while you’re at it, be aware of dangers like the designer drug, Jenkem, which can be made using products found in the typical American bathroom.
You know Choking games have been around for quite a while now, and with David Carradine’s death was the result of autoerotic asphyxiation with Google pics by typing “david carradine hanging”
Hayden Christensen from Star Wars fame did the same thing in “Life as a House” in which he played a character that would choke himself hanging in the closet while masturbating, which came out to theaters 2001.
In Herceg v. Hustler, Diane Herceg sued Hustler magazine for the death of her 14-year-old son, Troy, who had experimented with autoerotic asphyxia after reading about it in that publication
But hey why the hell did my mind go to sex, boy what the hell is on my mind, as far as choking games go they have websites like: http://www.chokinggame.net/ which has a facebook fan page. Not that I would want to give a thumbs up to liking that page, but to each his own.
and there is GASP (GAMES ADOLESCENTS SHOULDN’T PLAY) http://www.gaspinfo.com/en/home.html
And here is a youtube video on the subject.
But you know my stance on people killing themselves, drugs, and suicide.
Now what I do find funny is that under your choking games post you have Possibly related posts: Sandra Bullock Is America’s Sweetheart, now watching one of her movies does make me want to choke myself. So I guess I see the relation.
Exactly how I planned it!