Those layers of editorial oversight.

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The deceased Kokomo, Indiana, teen was a guest at a home in the 4500 block of West 1300 South Galveston on Thursday, December 4, 2014, when the tragic incident reportedly took place. While several other teens played video games in a bedroom, Young produced a gun, loaded a single round into the weapon’s chamber, spun the cylinder, and held the gun against his temple. When he fired the gun, it launched the sole bullet into his head. The wound was fatal.

via Russian Roulette: Indiana Teen Shot Dead Playing Dangerous Game.

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5 Replies to “Those layers of editorial oversight.”

  1. They used a semi-automatic in the article picture. Clearly a revolver was used, as the article states. But c’mon…

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    1. It depends on what edition/re-release of the game you have. In the one we had growing up, the “revolver” was a pepper-box pistol.

      Which is technically correct, but only just.




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  2. “Like playing Russian Roulette with a semi-auto”, is a catch-phrase from a friend of mine, which he uses to refer to an exercise in epic-level futility (i.e. you know the outcome before you play, so why play?).

    Looking past the obvious: “When he fired the gun, it launched the sole bullet….” Personally, I don’t want any gun that launches bullets when I DON’T fire it. Perhaps the writer mean to say, “When he pulled the trigger….”?

    And unless you’re using the Taurus Judge loaded with a .410 shotshell, that revolver damn well better only fire “the sole bullet” in the chamber on one trigger pull.




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