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Old 01-05-2007, 07:41 PM   #1
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evil nintendo kills a seven-year-old

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UK, January 5, 2007 - Nintendo's Game Boy has hit the tabloid front pages, following the tragic death of a seven-year-old boy in Thailand. This morning, the Mirror newspaper reports that Connor O' Keefe was electrocuted while uplugging his Game Boy charger in his hotel room, during a family holiday.

Local police have stated that the incident, which happened last Saturday, was most likely to have occurred when the boy attempted to use the electrical equipment while still wet, returning from the hotel's swimming pool. According to the Telegraph newspaper, Wiraporn Ungathakorn, acting manager of the Sunset Beach Hotel in Thailand said: "The water must have gone straight into the plug. The safety cut could not save him. He was found by his parents in the room and we sent him to hospital by ambulance. Doctors could not save him. The hotel has paid his medical fees. This was just a tragic accident."

However, speaking to the Mirror, Kathleen Curry, the boy's mother, debunked the claims, noting that Connor was aware of the dangers of electricity: "There should be some kind of warning about the different electrical currents you get abroad because this would not have happened in England."

In response to the story, a spokesperson for Nintendo told us, "Nintendo wishes to offer its sincere condolences to the family of Connor O' Keefe. Details of the accident are currently unclear so we are unable to make any further comment at this stage."
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Old 01-05-2007, 08:01 PM   #2
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I wish Nintendo would stop being so darn evil.
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Old 01-05-2007, 08:53 PM   #3
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I'd die for a Gameboy. It would be an honor.
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Old 01-05-2007, 09:51 PM   #4
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Sounds BS. The kid would of had to found a way to shove his wet finger inside the slot. Dodgy hotel.
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:02 PM   #5
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Its real news, aparently it could have been becouse of different voltage and a dodgy thai gameboy charger.


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Old 01-05-2007, 10:10 PM   #6
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sad. I wish he rests in peace. Damnit nintendo!
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:20 PM   #7
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In Indonesia, dying by electrocution is a much better death than being molested...for...ev....ver.
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:27 PM   #8
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:50 PM   #9
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I love it when someone pics up on my super obtuse references of which I toss out hundreds of daily.
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:05 AM   #10
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We pick up on it. We just ignore them
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:08 AM   #11
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You can't make me cry anymore, father.
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If this was in America, they'd sue.
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Old 01-06-2007, 04:23 AM   #13
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Nintendo should sue the hotel for killing it's customer and also sue for the possible future losses of what that boy would have spent over his life time had he lived.
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He's not your father

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I'M your father.

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No! It's not true! IT'S...IM POSSIBLE!!!!
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