12 June 2005

The Suicide Bridge

Here's a news story I found from the DEVO mailing list on the woman who lives beneath Akron's All-America Bridge. It's a bit of disturbing reading -- a really sad article. The All-America Bridge is a frequent suicide spot for depressed leapers, and unfortunately they land in her yard, leaving her to call the police and ambulances for clean-up, witnessing the aftermath of the broken bodies. Not exactly what you'd call pleasant.

...er, so this post isn't entirely depressing, Stuff On My Cat is back up!


Blogger Lee H. said...

Good god, that is GRIM. It's like some kind of surreal fable... a poor neighborhood where you worry less about crack dealers than you do about some middle-aged businessman crashing down out of the sky onto your kids' swing set. Yeesh.

9:24 PM, June 12, 2005  
Blogger Lee H. said...

BTW, every time I've clicked on teh "Stuff On My Cat" link, I get a "Bandwidth exceeded" error. What is that site supposed to be?

8:31 AM, June 13, 2005  
Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

Oh, man... it got MeFi'd a couple days ago, but I thought it was back. Perhaps someone else has linked it lately. (or, perhaps OST has a bigger readership than we thought!) Anyway, though, it's basically just people putting things on their cats. Like, remotes, money, babies, breakfast foods... whatever. It's pretty funny. And when I linked it, it was up! Oh well... I guess it'll probably be back in a day or two.

1:32 PM, June 13, 2005  
Blogger CatsFive said...

The deaf ear the city council turns to this problem is the most disturbing thing to me. If this was a white neighbourhood... they'd have their fence.

10:25 AM, June 14, 2005  
Blogger Rev. Syung Myung Me said...

Yeah -- the reason given is so lame, too. "Well, YEAH, people keep flinging themselves off this bridge and landing into people's yards and on their property, and suicide rates off this particular bridge is going up to the point where it's basically become a punchline even to local politicians, but, see, you've gotta see it from our side... it ISa REALLY NICE VIEW!"

1:50 PM, June 14, 2005  

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