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death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 06:52 AM Reply

Earlier this week, five men in their early 20s were killed in Ontario, California when their 2005 Nissan Sentra ran a red light, lost control and hit a fence, before coming to rest in the backyard of a house, according to the San Bernardino Sun. As news of the tragedy spread around of community, one of the vicitim's Twitter accounts caught the attention of investigators. Ervin McKinness, 21, died in the car crash, which police say occurred around 1:40AM on Labor Day (Sep. 3), but approximately twenty minutes before the deadly accident, the 21-year-old sent out a tweet that could have saved his life if someone had intervened.


"Drunk af going 120 drifting corners #F--kIt YOLO," was posted at 1:19 AM Monday on the McKinness' Twitter account (@ink2flashyy.) "YOLO" is the acronym for "You Only Live Once." The four letters are often used on the social networking site. (Drake popularized the acronym on the track "The Motto." "You only live once, that's the motto, ni--a Yolo / We bout it every day, every day, every day / Like we sitting on the bench, ni--a we don't really play ," the Young Money MC raps on the track.)

Marquell Bogan, 23, Dylan George, 20, Jonathan Watson, 21 and JaJuan Bennett, 23, were also killed in the car accident. McKinness, who sent out the now-cryptic tweet, was not at the wheel, as his tweets suggest. Watson was driving according to police. One final, follow-up tweet from McKinness a minute later read: "Driving tweeting sipping the cup f--k yolo I'm turning it up." The last tweet was eventually removed from his account.

All but one of the victims was pronounced dead on the scene. Bogan was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after 2AM. The investigation is still underway, but McKinness' tweets reveal that alcohol was in play.

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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 06:56 AM Reply

If you only live once then why get yourself killed?

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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 07:00 AM Reply

At 9/10/12 06:56 AM, BumFodder wrote: If you only live once then why get yourself killed?

YOLO obviously got tierd from being abused...


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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 07:06 AM Reply

YOL0

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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 07:08 AM Reply

At 9/10/12 06:52 AM, Sekhem wrote: Like we sitting on the bench, ni--a we don't really play ," the Young Money MC raps on the track.)

So they rap about sucking so bad at a sport the coach doesn't play them? Odd thing to be proud of.


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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 07:08 AM Reply

At 9/10/12 06:52 AM, Sekhem wrote: Are you glad he's dead?

Yes. Very.

Is it because you're a racist or because you hate "teen stupidity"?

It's not just teen stupidity. If someone is dumb enough to do things like that, they deserve the worst. The only thing that's bad about such numbnuts is that they can get other people killed because of their lack of brain.


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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 07:20 AM Reply

At 9/10/12 07:09 AM, RightWingGamer wrote:
At 9/10/12 06:56 AM, BumFodder wrote: If you only live once then why get yourself killed?
YODO.

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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 07:58 AM Reply

At 9/10/12 06:52 AM, Sekhem wrote: Are teens dumber than ever before?

I don't know. Maybe the dumbness is becoming more something to celebrate, I mean, this guy seemed to think that he was pretty much king shit by acting in the way that he did.

Do you hate the whole #yolo fad?

It's really annoying.

Have you ever used/said #yolo ironically online or in real life?

Ironically, all the time. Never seriously.

Are you glad he's dead?

No? It doesn't affect me one way or the other whether he lived or died.

Do you ever "tweet and drive"?

Used to text and drive all the time before I had a smartphone, it was pretty easy. Once you know how many clicks of a key correspond to each letter, it's not exactly difficult to text without looking. Of course, now I can't, and honestly, nothing of value was lost.

Tell me what you think, Newgrounds.

Just did.

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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 08:34 AM Reply

At 9/10/12 07:08 AM, Lucian-MK-IV wrote:
At 9/10/12 06:52 AM, Sekhem wrote: Are you glad he's dead?
Yes. Very.

fuck yeah XD


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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 09:01 AM Reply

If you are stupid enough to drive a car drunk then I have no sympathy for what happens to you. I am glad that they didn't kill anyone else


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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 09:06 AM Reply

Are teens dumber than ever before?

Probably. I only have my era to reference, but it seems that teens nowadays take a lot more risks and shit than they used to.

Do you hate the whole #yolo fad?

It's pretty freakin' stupid. I've never hear anyone use the term at my university, but I knew a lot of teens at different high-schools who use it incessantly because they feel it makes them more gangster .

Have you ever used/said #yolo ironically online or in real life?

Nah. If I used it on Facebook or something it would probably just make me look like a retard. From what I've heard Yolo is just the new translation of Carpe Diem for stupid people.

Are you glad he's dead?

Not at all. If I was that kid's dad I would be pissed that he did something so stupid as to acknowledge that he was driving under the influence but I wouldn't want him dead.

Is it because you're a racist or because you hate "teen stupidity"?

Teen stupidity. I'm sure the next generation will invariably end up pissing me off as well.

Do you ever "tweet and drive"?

I have a facebook, don't really need a twitter.

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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 09:53 AM Reply

Natural selection happens to stupid n*ggers who drink and drive. Doubt it actually had much to do with #YOLO, but it may have given them a tad more confidence. Either way, they fucked up and deserve to be where they are.


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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 10:12 AM Reply

Was about time. Hopefully this will stop this stupid trend.


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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 10:35 AM Reply

At 9/10/12 07:35 AM, hiddeninthecrowd wrote:
At 9/10/12 07:20 AM, Mumbo wrote:
At 9/10/12 07:09 AM, RightWingGamer wrote:
At 9/10/12 06:56 AM, BumFodder wrote: If you only live once then why get yourself killed?
YODO.
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certainly not this dumbass shit

Did Jesus die with swag though? I don't think so.


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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 11:07 AM Reply

I find it really stupid because he got all his friends drunk off their mind and decided to drive.
The stupid acronym will probably make a few mindless followers stupid, but I hope it stops from this.


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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 11:21 AM Reply

Midnight,driving with sunglasses and being drunk
#swag #yolo


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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 11:47 AM Reply

Death by YOLO, that sounds like the worst death ever. Shame that guy had to be stupid.

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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 12:38 PM Reply

This is why I hate YOLO.
Gives stupid people a stupid excuse to do stupid things.

Plus it's overused as hell.

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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 12:46 PM Reply

At 9/10/12 06:52 AM, Sekhem wrote:
Are teens dumber than ever before?

Safe to say we were/are just as dumb but as we grow wiser they just look dumber


Do you hate the whole #yolo fad?

Of fucking course but since theres nothing else to do about it I try not to think about it. And when people around me use it, I just laugh sarcastically.


Have you ever used/said #yolo ironically online or in real life?

I've said neither of those things, the rare time I use yolo is when I'm making fun of someone


Are you glad he's dead?

No, why would I be happy about a persons death? He may have made a shitty song but it's other people that turn it into a fad, he himself may have been full of it but that certainly doesn't mean he should lose his life over one stupid fad.


Do you ever "tweet and drive"?

I'm not a complete idiot because a) I watch the fucking road when I drive b) I don't need another social network, I have a Facebook. Car crashes are far from being a good experience.

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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 03:00 PM Reply

And the Darwin Award goes to...


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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 10th, 2012 @ 03:17 PM Reply

At 9/10/12 06:52 AM, Sekhem wrote: Are teens dumber than ever before?

No.

Do you hate the whole #yolo fad?

No.

Have you ever used/said #yolo ironically online or in real life?

No.

Are you glad he's dead?

No.

Is it because you're a racist or because you hate "teen stupidity"?

n/a

Do you ever "tweet and drive"?

No.

Tell me what you think, Newgrounds.

I think that people sometimes do stupid things and it doesn't really matter what they shout right before they do it.

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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 13th, 2012 @ 04:07 PM Reply

At 9/10/12 03:23 PM, Rummy0 wrote:
At 9/10/12 06:56 AM, BumFodder wrote: If you only live once then why get yourself killed?
Not as bad as all the kids that waste their life on cod on xbox or ps3 that have it as their clan tags.

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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 13th, 2012 @ 04:20 PM Reply

California what do you expect from the kids there.

YOLO is nothing but a bunch of bullshit.

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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 13th, 2012 @ 04:37 PM Reply

At 9/10/12 06:52 AM, Sekhem wrote: Are teens dumber than ever before?

Maybe, maybe.


Do you hate the whole #yolo fad?

Nope but some people are dumb.


Have you ever used/said #yolo ironically online or in real life?

Yes


Are you glad he's dead?

I wonder what fucked up person would say yes.


Is it because you're a racist or because you hate "teen stupidity"?

N/A


Do you ever "tweet and drive"?

I don't "tweet"


Tell me what you think, Newgrounds.

original I am.

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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 13th, 2012 @ 04:43 PM Reply

People just keep getting stupider. The phrase ''you only live once'' has totally lost it's meaning.

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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 13th, 2012 @ 04:59 PM Reply

I know i should feel bad about this and all that, but this just made me feel warm inside.
Fucking jackasses shouldn't drink and drive, so says mr Ebert.

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Response to death by YOLO Sep. 13th, 2012 @ 05:09 PM Reply

LIVIN LIKE LAARRRY.


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