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Thursday, June 7, 2007

Revenge of the Trees

posted by on June 7 at 9:50 AM

Remember that rock climber whose arm was pinned by a boulder? The guy who cut his own arm off with a pocket knife—that guy? Got a book deal, went on Oprah?

Well, he’s got competition.

Alone in the woods with his left leg pinned beneath a fallen tree for 11 hours, a 66-year-old man used pocket knives to cut off his limb below the knee to free himself, a neighbor and authorities said.

Al Hill had been cutting trees Friday when one fell on him.

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It only took him eleven hours to get to the self-amputation level of freakout? Stunning.

The hiker guy is still my "totally hardcore dude" reference point.

Posted by sniggles | June 7, 2007 10:01 AM

why didn't he just cut the tree?

Posted by Acolyte | June 7, 2007 10:04 AM

So, if he just kept yelling, he would have been rescued by the neighbor anyway. Sucks to be him.

Now he knows how the trees felt when he was chopping them down.

Posted by Trees are cool | June 7, 2007 10:22 AM

See, what you want, when cutting down a tree' is for it to fall away from you. Not on you.


Posted by elswinger | June 7, 2007 10:41 AM

That arm guy was such a flaming douche. I found his book in the remainders bin and have felt I'm owed a refund on my $2 ever since.

Posted by Bison | June 7, 2007 10:41 AM

Okay, that does it. Next time I go anywhere without cell phone coverage, Iím bringing a fucking portable car jack with me.

Posted by Judah | June 7, 2007 10:47 AM

I need an investigation into his character. The trees seem to kill people who deserve it, like Sony Bono.

Posted by Gitai | June 7, 2007 11:18 AM

cut down & convert all vegetable matter to automobile fuel.

problem solved.

Posted by maxsolomon | June 7, 2007 1:47 PM

What we really need to know from this guy is: did the tree make a sound when it fell? That question has been driving me nuts for years.

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