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Don’t Do This, Ever

Posted on | October 21, 2015 | 41 Comments

Bad Lifestyle Choices, Part One:

A man who barricaded himself in a house on Indianapolis’ northeast side, then later danced on the roof was taken into custody by police Monday morning.
Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a house on the 3500 block of Layman Avenue around 10:30 a.m. for a barricaded subject.
Police say a man, later identified by authorities as Matthew Russ, 25, stole his ex-girlfriend’s keys from her house, took her car and crashed it into a pole.
Police say they found Russ in a chair in the driveway holding a knife.
He then went into the house and onto the roof with the knife in his hand. An IMPD officer then fired rubber bullets at him, and he retreated back into the house.
Around 11 a.m., smoke was seen coming from the house, leading to the fire department being called to the scene.
Russ came back out as a detective tried to talk him off the roof. He threw his knife at the ground, but didn’t leave the roof.
Russ then began dancing on the roof with smoke and flames behind him. Police went in the aerial ladder, tased him, then took him into custody at around 11:40 a.m.

Bad Lifestyle Choices, Part Two:

A drunk man allegedly stripped off on an aeroplane and asked a stewardess for sex — forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.
The Turkey-bound Sun Express flight is reported to have been diverted after the reported incident on Saturday.
It is claimed the Irishman boarded the flight from Dublin to Izmir with a large group of friends, reports
But as the plane took off it is alleged the man began stripping off, before taking off his underwear and starting to wave his penis around.
The plane is said to have diverted to Belgrade where it is thought the man was taken off the flight.

The world is going crazy, one kook at a time. Don’t be a kook.



41 Responses to “Don’t Do This, Ever”

  1. texlovera
    October 21st, 2015 @ 7:53 am

    Geez, Stacy, you’re turning into a real Debbie Downer… 😉

  2. RS
    October 21st, 2015 @ 8:06 am

    It is claimed the Irishman boarded the flight from Dublin to Izmir ,b>with a large group of friends, reports (Emphasis supplied)

    I think I’ve divined the etiology of this situation.

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    October 21st, 2015 @ 8:58 am

    Why are you being so judgmental?

    BTW, a good friend will bail you out of jail. Your best friend will be sitting in jail with you saying “Damn, that was fun!”

  4. CrustyB
    October 21st, 2015 @ 9:33 am

    A man who barricaded himself in a house on Indianapolis’ northeast side, then later danced on the roof

    Was he playing the fiddle and wondering what it would be like if he were a rich man?

  5. HouseofSuffering
    October 21st, 2015 @ 10:02 am

    Without our traditions, we would be as mentally unstable as a Hoosier… on the Roof!

  6. HouseofSuffering
    October 21st, 2015 @ 10:03 am

    That’s racist!

  7. Mike G.
    October 21st, 2015 @ 10:38 am

    An Irishman walks past a bar…no, seriously, it could happen.

  8. Dianna Deeley
    October 21st, 2015 @ 10:57 am

    First one: I have a question. Did he crash his girlfriend’s stolen car deliberately?

    Second one: Irishman. I think I already knew this plot. Disclaimer: I dated Irishmen in the long, long ago.

  9. Dana
    October 21st, 2015 @ 11:08 am

  10. Dianna Deeley
    October 21st, 2015 @ 11:11 am

    He did have some good moves.

    That was his girlfriend’s house, wasn’t it?

  11. Dana
    October 21st, 2015 @ 11:30 am

    Well, at least he was one up on Elliot Rodger!

  12. Dana
    October 21st, 2015 @ 11:32 am

    I s’pose that the police really didn’t have the choice of just leaving him dancing on the roof as the building was on fire . . . .

  13. Ilion
    October 21st, 2015 @ 11:34 am

    Hey now! I’m a Hoosier, and I’ve been on many a roof, and I’m not mentally unstable.

  14. kilo6
    October 21st, 2015 @ 11:38 am

    I think I remember that flight incident from an old Family Guy episode

  15. Steve Skubinna
    October 21st, 2015 @ 12:25 pm

    Interesting that there’s no reticence in identifying the drunk guy on the plane as Irish.

    Had it been some guy named Mohammed threatening to blow the plane up, nobody would know anything about him.

  16. Dianna Deeley
    October 21st, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

    Well, the flight was from Dublin, so…

  17. DeadMessenger
    October 21st, 2015 @ 1:29 pm

    Not bloody likely.

    I have an Irish friend who butt-dials me from pubs at odd hours. He’s also from Dublin, which, evidently, is a lot like Florida.

  18. DeadMessenger
    October 21st, 2015 @ 1:36 pm

    As far as any of us can prove.

  19. DeadMessenger
    October 21st, 2015 @ 1:37 pm

    Which was kind of a shame, as the show would likely have gotten more interesting.

  20. DeadMessenger
    October 21st, 2015 @ 1:46 pm

    I think he was wondering what it would be like if he were a sober man. : )

  21. Ilion
    October 21st, 2015 @ 1:53 pm

    On second thought, I *do* live in the Buckeye State.

  22. Mike G.
    October 21st, 2015 @ 2:25 pm

    I had an Irish friend walk by a bar one time. But in his defence, he didn’t know that a Tavern and a Pub were the same thing.

  23. DeadMessenger
    October 21st, 2015 @ 2:56 pm

    Well, if that’s part of the argument, let’s think this through. I was born in the Buckeye State (Springfield…at least that’s what my BC says), and as a newborn, my parents brought me home with them to FL, where I’ve lived ever since. So essentially then, I was born crazy and only grew crazier over the years?

    Nah. That can’t be it, on account of *I’m* not crazy. : )

  24. Ilion
    October 21st, 2015 @ 3:11 pm

    As I understand it, Florida is North America’s Japan with respect to crazy.

  25. Daniel Freeman
    October 21st, 2015 @ 3:15 pm

    He could’ve been a Turk heading home from an Irish vacation. That was actually going to be my assumption if they didn’t identify his ethnicity, since they wouldn’t be shy about calling him an Irishman.

  26. Ilion
    October 21st, 2015 @ 4:10 pm

    [singing] “If I weren’t a drunk man, Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.” [/singing]

  27. DeadMessenger
    October 21st, 2015 @ 4:11 pm

    Not the fault of the normal people that the weather and lack of a state tax attracts crazies. I’m not one of them though.

    As far as you know.

  28. Ilion
    October 21st, 2015 @ 4:21 pm


  29. Ilion
    October 21st, 2015 @ 4:24 pm

    So, even crazy people know that taxes are not good? I guess makes Democrats crazy people’s crazy people.
    Though, in their defense, Democrats generally don’t intend to pay taxes *themselves*

  30. Mike
    October 21st, 2015 @ 4:49 pm

    In my defense, I didn’t actually say I was Irish, I merely asked the stewardess if she’d kiss my shillelagh!

  31. charles w
    October 21st, 2015 @ 6:01 pm

    Let those who have not flown naked cast the first stone…..

  32. Steve Skubinna
    October 22nd, 2015 @ 12:03 am

    Seriously… I still remember the first time I woke up naked in a gutter in Tijuana with a new Hello Kitty tat on my arm…

  33. Quartermaster
    October 22nd, 2015 @ 6:39 am

    Do you have documentation to support that last assertion?

  34. Gunga
    October 22nd, 2015 @ 7:06 am

    As an archaeologist, I radiocarbon-dated Irishmen once. I hope you don’t think less of me. Or as an old Irishman once said, “if you don’t think less of me, could you think of me less?”

  35. Gunga
    October 22nd, 2015 @ 7:09 am

    Any Hoosier can tell you that a Buckeye is a worthless nut…

  36. Gunga
    October 22nd, 2015 @ 7:24 am
  37. Ilion
    October 22nd, 2015 @ 7:47 am

    Ain’t it the truth.
    When I first moved here, a co-worker was razing me about being a Hoosier. “What’s a Hoosier?” he kept asking. So, I asked, “What’s a Buckeye? Is that like being buck-toothed, but in your eyes?” Then I met his wife … who was very buck-toothed.

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  39. DeadMessenger
    October 22nd, 2015 @ 4:27 pm

    I should think that my wit, cleverness, sparkling personality and fondness for the patriarchy ought to be all the documentation you require. Not to mention that I’ve never been caught eating the faces off homeless guys or anything.


  40. theoldsargesays
    October 24th, 2015 @ 9:11 pm

    The first time?
    How many Hello Kitty tattoos do you have?

  41. Gunga
    October 26th, 2015 @ 2:19 pm

    She must be from Logan…