kottke.org posts about russianroulette

Ludic suicideMay 29 2009

A study of several deaths in Kentucky by Russian Roulette, a game played when you're out of your mind and literally ends the same way.

In one situation, a 22-year-old African American man used a 0.22 caliber revolver in a game with a friend. Each participant pulled the trigger on two occasions; the victim discharged the fatal bullet on his third attempt. [...] Four of the victims had pulled the trigger at least 3 times before their fatality.

At least three times! There's a weird interplay of recklessness and determination going on here.

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