Over the weekend I came across someone on Twitter (I know, right? I haven’t been suspended for a fifth time yet. So exciting!) and they also have a blog here on WordPress, That Fantasy Blog. While perusing, I came across a post about a writer whose plan was to hitchhike across the country and document people’s kindness. Sounds like a decent enough concept if you like that sappy sort of thing. During the course of his cross country adventure, he was shot by someone who pulled over while he was thumbing it.
*Gasp, the horror! And, strangely, the irony.*
But the joke’s on us, because the JERK shot himself! That’s right, in an effort to draw publicity to his writing venture, he shot himself in the arm. In my opinion, he should have shot himself in the Good & Plenty’s. Not that it would’ve done much damage, because it takes balls to be a writer and since he felt the need to cheat, well I suppose he was equipped with Good and Not So Plenty’s. Personally, I think this is even worse than the James Frey Scandal. What’s next? Should I kill a few unsuspecting married men with injections of succinycholine and propose that my novel is actually based on a true story? Gimme a break! What a JERK.
How did you find out that he shot himself did he actually admit to it?
According to That Fantasy Blog’s original post, yes he did admit to it and he’ll face charges for wasting everyone’s time and being a run-of-the-mill moron.
Wow! That’s weird that he wouldn’t just stick to his lie. I mean it’s weird that he would shoot himself too, I mean wouldn’t it have been easier just to say it without shooting himself? This is really rather strange. and yeah he should face some serious charges. Shakes my head.
Yeah I can’t remember why he admitted he shot himself. I know they had another guy in custody that obviously turned out to be innocent.
Jebus… Absolute nonsense.
SMH…I can’t believe some of the things people do…
I think I read that the police were starting to question his story for various reasons. I’m assuming if you’re stupid enough to publicize your book by shooting yourself, you probably were also stupid enough to leave a trail of painfully obvious clues.
Haha, that’s true!
Dumbasses should be legally required to shoot themselves.
No, no, no, it would be way more fun if the smart people got to shoot them! Smart people like us! And we could have a wheel that we spin that decides where we shoot them!
I, for one, welcome our new writer overlords.
Haha, I’ve been seeing that quote everywhere lately.
You are hilarious. Write a book so I can read it.
I’m working on it… stay tuned.
That gives a whole new meaning to plot devices for story line sake. My word.
Yes, the things people will do for fame.