irony or stupidity???

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    Dr. Frank Ryan Died After Tweeting About Dog
    Heidi Montag's plastic surgeon was reportedly texting before his car plunged off a cliff on Monday


    In one of the starkest reminders to date of the dangers of texting while driving, the late celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan was reportedly tweeting about his dog just before his car plunged off a cliff in Malibu on Monday.

    Ryan, best known for performing several surgeries on "The Hills" star Heidi Montag, was killed when his 1995 Jeep Wrangler fell off the side of the twisty Pacific Coast Highway and fell on its roof.

    Ex-girlfriend Charmaine Blake told People magazine that Ryan was sending out a Twitter message about his border collie, Jill, just before his crash. "He lived up in Malibu on a tiny street, and he was texting while driving, and he accidentally went over the cliff," she told the magazine. Blake added that Ryan's family was told by crash investigators that the texting caused the wreck.

    A California Highway Patrol spokesperson confirmed for People that Ryan was texting before the crash, but investigators have not yet determined the official cause of the accident. The dog was ejected from the car, but survived, sustaining head, eye and paw injuries.

    Dr. Frank Ryan Died After Tweeting About Dog - News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News

    irony: a well educated man tweeting about his dog on a cliffside road

    more irony: the dog lives

    stupidity: tweeting about your dog on a cliffside road

    let it be a warning to those of you who live on a cliffside road
     
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    dont text and drive no matter where you are and no matter who you are.
     
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    I tend to lean towards stupidity.
     
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    Most unnecessary post of the year.
     
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    I suggest free tweeting lessons for all of Malibu's Hollyweirdos. Could be a nice tragic way to thin the lefty herd out there.
     
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    I generally do not even talk on a cell phone while driving, let alone text.
     
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    I lean towards three or all possibilities,
    1. Arrogance,
    2. Feeling invulnerable, that "It can't happen to me" syndrome
    3. Stupidity. Good thing he didn't take some innocent people with him.
     

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