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December 28, 2005

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Comments

Zaphod

More like the "He Fell" Tower, wouldn't ya say! *rim shot*

nh dave

My recent fav:
Redneck Surfing

Tony

How has that not found its way into a Nine Inch Nails video yet?

Vidiot

How tragic. He hesitates for so long...one wonders if he would have chickened out, if not for the presence of the camera.

Rob Robertson

It doesn't look like he dies in the video. If you look closely, it appears that his legs are broken but his head is upright and he looks to be looking around while the police carry him off.

lowbot

Please add the .wmv MIME Type in your htaccess file. Clicking on this in firefox just sends lots of text.

Karl

>How has that not found its way into a Nine Inch Nails video yet?

I was going to post a clever comment till I read that... can't be topped.. hehehehehe

jean

The inserted text that appears at the beginning doesn't leave any doubt about his death...

"As if he had foreseen the horrible faith that awaited him, the unfortunate inventor hesitated for a long while before jumping in the void."

Ghoulslime

I worship the proprietors of WFMU as demigods for making this excellent material available for our enjoyment.

Zabb

RETRO-PWNED!!

Mark

Even if he was moving a minute or so after hitting the ground, he could have died soon after. Back in 1912, even a simple fall with some internal bleeding could kill someone.

Kimberly Miguel

This is all bad ass u should make more please

emma and erin

IT WAS JUST A BIG COAT!!!!!!!!!!!! surely he should have practised off something smaller like his house first!

clarissa

i was there a few weeks ago with my freind and apparently he died of a heart attack before he even reached the ground

kelsy

what is this? this is so awsome!
is it true about the personne who could not move a minute after falling that he would die? well that is messed! well u should have more sights like this one around!

kelsy

what is this? this is so awsome!
is it true about the personne who could not move a minute after falling that he would die? well that is messed! well u should have more sights like this one around!

kelsy

what is this? this is so awsome!
is it true about the personne who could not move a minute after falling that he would die? well that is messed! well u should have more sights like this one around!

Bobby

U guys r so funny, you should do another thing. Please emasil me back

Bobby

Reverend Mykeru

"It doesn't look like he dies in the video. If you look closely, it appears that his legs are broken but his head is upright and he looks to be looking around while the police carry him off."

Rob,

I believe the upright head you see is that of one of the people carrying Reichelt's body, probably holding him under the arms.

mc mitchie

I thought he would fly....
look at that porn tash!
if only red bull wasnt around in them days.

he must of been on LSD to do that

John

As God as my witness, I thought Austrian tailors could fly...

Roger

He dropped from the first level of the Tower which is about 180 feet high or about eighteen stories. No one survives that.

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