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Linkfest: Balloons Part of Suicide Evidence

Balloons carried a gun away at the scene where a Red Lobster executive killed himself.

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Wasn't this an episode of CSI? Seriuosly, I think it was. Haven't listened to all of BPP yet, so hope you didn't already mention it.

Sent by T. Weiss | 10:42 AM | 7-17-2008

T. Weiss, if I remember the episode right, a guy dressed as a clown committed suicide, and the gun was found in a tree downwind.

Then again, I might be collapsing episodes.

Sent by Matthew C. Scallon @mattsteady | 3:24 PM | 7-17-2008

re Barista-rage... I read the article, went to the coffee shop's commercial website, and am quite confused. This is from their site:
"No modifications to the Classic Cappuccino. No questions will be answered about the $5 Hot Chocolate (during the months we offer it). No espresso in a to-go cup. No espresso over ice. These are our policies. We have our reasons, and we're happy to share them."
You have your reasons for not answering questions about the 5 dollar slop, and you'll be happy to share them? So you'll explain why you have a policy not to answer questions about a product you sell (and you seem extraordinarily impressed with yourself with regard to the products you sell), but you will answer questions about why you have such a policy of not answering questions?

I can see why gasoline and matches come to mind...

Sent by Marc Naimark | 10:02 AM | 7-18-2008

What a very sad story. My guess is he tried to hide that this was a suicide in order to make it easier on his wife and son.

I am a 51 year old man. I'm sure that makes the story that much sadder to me.

Sent by Mike | 4:59 PM | 7-22-2008

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