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Thread: You just can't make this stuff up...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Inside the Beltway

    You just can't make this stuff up...

    Roofing Billionaire Dies in Fall Through Roof

    His own garage! If a student writer put that in a plot scenario, I'd have him ridden out of town on a rail. And yet...



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Would that fill the definition of "Ironic"

    Seemed like a guy that had it all, tragic, especially with 7 kids and a wife.
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Very tragic, very ironic, yet I can think of a whole lot worse ways to die. My thoughts to his family and employees.

    Like you said Bill, this would never fly in a plot scenario.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Wisconsin Dells, WI
    This was big news in this neck of the woods.

    He was a great benefactor for the city of Beloit and has helped the city over the years cope with the closure of several factories.

    It is ironic that he fell through his own roof though.


  5. #5
    Kind of like that High Rise Safety Specialist that was giving a tour of a high rise in New York City. He was explaining the virtues of the latest glass and how safe they were. He went over, pushed on the glass,the panel fell out and he plunged to his death.

    That's certainly a sign that the big guy hates you.
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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