Wow, a Darwin Award Candidate in my own city!

Anakha1

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Wow, a Darwin Award Candidate in my own city!

A CARLETON University engineering student participating in a spitting contest with friends plunged 11 floors off a downtown high-rise to his death late Saturday night. Ameer "AJ" Jinah was celebrating his 20th birthday in his 11th-floor apartment at 199 Kent St. with about a dozen friends when the accident happened at about 11 p.m.

Police said it appears Jinah took a running start to try to spit further than his two friends when he unintentionally vaulted himself over the balcony railing.

"It was purely accidental," said Ottawa police Sgt. Joe Simpson. "Momentum carried him beyond."

Police said alcohol was being consumed at the party.

Apartment building security guard Jason Armstrong, who was working Saturday night, said he heard a thud and immediately knew something was wrong.

PEOPLE SCREAMING

"Two ladies came in and started screaming for me to call 911," said Armstrong, adding a group of about eight of Jinah's emotional friends rushed to his side.

Armstrong, who had known Jinah for about eight months, said he was surprised to learn the circumstances surrounding his death.

"He was one of the smartest, most polite guys I ever met in my life," he said. "I think he was one of the classiest guys. He had a maturity beyond his age."

Armstrong said Jinah always made a point to stop and chat on his way into the building and seemed to make friends easily.

"I'm going to miss him around here," said Armstrong.

His roommate, Eric Hwang, was too distraught to comment on what happened.

Family members said Jinah was in his second year at Carleton.

Last year, Jinah acted as the first-year representative for the Carleton Student Engineering Society.

He had returned to Ottawa from Belleville, where he was visiting his family, only hours before his death, his grandfather said yesterday.

"When he got to Ottawa he called and said, 'Papa, I'm here and I'm all right,' " he said.

Family members, including Jinah's father Alnoor, travelled to Ottawa yesterday.
http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/OttawaSun/News/2004/02/23/357639.html

Just goes to show you that even the smart ones can be complete dumbasses.
 

Yavanna

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Jigga-Scrooge said:
why would you get a darwin award for that?
Quite simple. He got himself killed in a phenomenally stupid way and it was all his own fault. Darwin Awards are given to idiots who find creative ways to remove themselves from the gene pool.
 
Jigga-Scrooge said:
why would you get a darwin award for that?
He effectively removed himself from the gene pool doing something stupid didn't he?


Now I want to know how to pronounce Jinah and Alnoor. Freakish Canadian names get a normal one like Gerrit(<-- pronounced like Garrett and yes people confuse us all the time)


EDIT: Gerrit is a kid at my school.
 

Anakha1

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{KOW}Spazed said:
Now I want to know how to pronounce Jinah and Alnoor. Freakish Canadian names get a normal one like Gerrit(<-- pronounced like Garrett and yes people confuse us all the time)

Freakish Canadian names? Those are Muslim names. I'm sure they'd love to hear that you consider their names freakish. :rolleyes: We happen to have a lot of different cultures living here.
 

Yavanna

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Jigga-Scrooge said:
so all drunk people that drive drunk and kill themselves should be a candidate too then right?
No. Two reasons:

1. Drunk drivers are more likely to kill innocent people than themselves. Accidents of fate, or death by someone else's stupidity, are not valid.

2. Driving drunk and running into a tree at 70 mph is an effective way to remove a dumb person from the gene pool, but it's also very common. Darwin Awards are given to people who find stupid and creative ways to get themselves killed.
 

Duffman

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I find the fact that his name is Jinah and his roommate's name is Hwang pretty funny. But that's just me being immature.
 

Ash Housewares

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Anakha1 said:
Freakish Canadian names? Those are Muslim names. I'm sure they'd love to hear that you consider their names freakish. :rolleyes: We happen to have a lot of different cultures living here.
umm... yea you crazy canucks... :scratch:

no.. no...I can't even fake idiocy on this, how the hell do you not recognize a friggin Muslim name, annie, trout him at once!
 

Anakha1

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NaderN said:
He goes to Carleton, enough said :p

I heard that. Remember, the K in Karleton stands for Kuality!

I think Ash has it right. He got disqualified for passing the line. Plus he's dead. How the hell do you gloss over the way he died in the eulogy?

oh, and... *smacks MasterAzn with a large trout*
 
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