Saturday, February 13, 2010

Death of a young luge competitor good for ratings.

Am I the only one who thinks that repeatedly showing the death of Nodar Kumaritashvili, the young luge competitor from Georgia, is nothing but snuff porn for ratings?


pnennig said...

I'm trying to find a way to agree with you without sounding like a solipsistic jerk.

Kevin Scheunemann said...

No doubt.

Are you saying its not the viewers fault for wanting to watch it?

Anonymous said...

Teen books with gay characters = PROTECT OUR CHILDREN!!!

Showing a tragic death on TV = GET'R DONE!

DanBack said...

I watched it once only because I couldn't visualize how on earth that could happen and wanted to understand. Jesus, how were those steel posts not covered with something?

John Jost said...

Dan, I downloaded the video just to do a slow-mo of it once and for all. Beyond padding those posts, I wondered why on Earth they did not have a fence between the track and the posts to bounce a body back, he would have been unhurt.

You know, at NASCAR ovals, they have high fences to keep car bits and pieces from the public, right?

I think I saw something about a quick-built wall, but too late for poor Nodar.