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Esquire Magazine 'Makes A Joke' Out Of Dimebag's Murder: Page Scan Available

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A Blabbermouth.net visitor pointed out Esquire Magazine making fun of Dimebag's murder:

"I just bought the latest issue of Esquire, April 2005. The last page is an article 'This Way Out' by Brian Frazer. In it he makes a joke out of the murder of Dimebag. There is a pyramid of 'Recommended Daily of Vice.' On the top is a section 'Use Sparingly' and in it is 'Shooting ex-guitarists from PANTERA.' I think it is horrible for someone to make light of this tragic situation. We in the metal community should voice this. I sent an e-mail already and would hope everyone could do the same. There is not [an e-mail address] for the author, just esquire@hearst.com. I hope we can make our voices heard."

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46 Comments on "Esquire Mag 'Makes A Joke' Of Dimebag's Murder"

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1. brokenwings13 writes:

What sick f***ers. That is rude, disgusting, and sad.

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 1:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ... and? writes:

The metal community is against a joke whose butt is a dead guitarist? This is the same community that worship Cannibal Corpse and Cattle Decapitation, isn't it? Are we suddenly hypocritical soccer-moms?

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 3:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RememberMetal? writes:

I think a joke can be derived from ANYTHING....

But theres nothing funny about being the victim of psycho.
Dime brought alot of people alot of great music and enhanced alot of peoples lives and inspired at least 2 generations of guitarists.....

I'm not saying that he's some sacred cow or anything, just that ill bet very few people actually laughed....

a joke that doesnt make people laugh is useless.........

the reason theres something called "dark comedy" is because people use humor to make light of scary things....War for instance....if solidiers weren't able to have a giggle about the life threatning severity of their situation they mite not be able to emotionally or mentally be able to carry on....comedy = coping mechanism.

so i'm not saying jokes should be limited or we wouldnt have hilarious jokes about bumbling political figures like Bill Clinton and Geroge W. Bush....because that would be limiting free speech.....i'm simply saying that if it's a joke about something SERIOUS.....It needs to be FUNNY or else its a waste.

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 4:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. weiner writes:

the sick f***ers should die a cold and painful death we should teach those asses lets kill all desires and dreams.


BITTER BEUCOLIC

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 9:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. a writes:

wtf!?
does that wacko really think that he was funny? or does he just want some attention? how about we put in the 'Recommended Daily of Vice.' beat the sh** out of the authors of Esquire Magazine. how would that make them feel?

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 9:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. liquid_pryo9 writes:

who the f*** do they think they are over at esquire!!! this is absolute bullsh** that would allow someone, to put in writing nonetheless, to openly poke fun at a dead man. he was killed by a f***ing psycho and they think that is funny, f*** ESQUIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 12:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. bitches writes:

f*** cannibal corpse and f*** all of yall laughing you sick f***ers

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 1:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. come on guys writes:

please write the sick f***ers who printed this

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 1:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Rue writes:

Those f***ing a$$holes!! Not all metal heads worship Cannibal Corpse and Cattle Decaptitaion you dumb f***. And so what if some do worship Cannibal Corpse or Cattle Decaptitation? Just because their song lyrics talk mostly about death, and now that a guitarist we love dies, and we are p***ed when people make jokes about him, that doesn't make us hypocritical. f*** off. And may Dimebag's music live forever! I raise a glass to ya Dime!

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 2:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. pariah writes:

To Rue, I couldn't have said it better myself. And, to Dimebag, rest in peace, man. You will not be forgotten.

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 2:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. brokenwings13 writes:

Rue's right.

Rest in Peace, Dime!

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. zaratan writes:

amen rue...
singing about death and joking about someone who died in a horrible way are two different things. Although i am not the biggest dimebag fan, it is sad that he is gone and it sucks when people joke about that sh**.

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 3:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. KMADD writes:

What do you expect from a republican yuppie magazine?
There probably kornfans.

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. bloodbornterror writes:

yeah that is pretty f***ed up. i don't know how else to comment on this. other than it is very f***ed on how some preppy fag magazine has enough nerve to print that sh**. i am a fan of every genre of metal including death. but that doesn't mean i am going to go out and kill everyone i see. i have met the guy in cannibal corpse. great bunch of guys. just because people chose to listen to a certain type of music dosen't mean they are going to act out what they sing about. i am surprised no one on here atacked Six Feet Under. or Deicide. i dig both bands, but it dosen't mean i am a practicing satanist. i don't know whatever. people make me sick some times ya know. R.I.P. Dime. i know you are looking down on all of us....

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 5:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. DEADMETAL writes:

does everything revolve around korn for you kmadd? we're talking about dime here and you bring up korn .... what the f u c k is wrong with you?

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 6:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. DEADMETAL writes:

im a korn fan and i loved pantera and dime! damageplan was basically a nu metal band anyways so just lay off that sh** man.

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 6:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. bloodbornterror writes:

i just went to eqiure's site and i sent a real nasty letter. i think that i ain't cool to joke about certain things and Dime's death ain't one of them. so hopefully i don't wind up dead. at least i died for a good cause. so yeah i pretty much let the editor know my feelings on the matter. i felt that it was uncalled for. how would you like it if someone joked about any one of your dead relatives?...

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. metal is the answer writes:

what a bunch of tools. how dare they, thats awful

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 6:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. bloodbornterror writes:

this goes out to come on guys, i just sent the editor @ esquire a nasty letter. i encourage everyone to do the same and flood his email box with hate mail!!! long live Dime....METAL RULES.

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 6:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. metal is the answer writes:

right on, i'll write one right now

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 6:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. brokenwings13 writes:

I've been working on one. I'm trying to be fiesty and still be polite.

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 6:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. metalthekid writes:

and people say us metalheads are sick...

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 7:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. xmetaldrummer86x writes:

I bet if some person that is in the mainstream music scene was killed it would be thought of as the worlds biggest lost - but dimebag getttingb killed is like a f***en whole in the wall thats not right - i truly believe dimebag inspired everyone i dont give a f*** who the hell you are- its stupid when magazines print sh** like this its sickening and hope that editor tard gets shot or something for being ignorant like the stupid killer was!!!!!!! i hate ppl that are dumb like that-0 \m/ \m/

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. brokenwings13 writes:

Yeah, if someone like Madonna got killed they'd still be talking about it!

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 8:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. dominate writes:

What the f***. F*** Esqueer magazine. And f*** Brian Frazer for doin that s*** to a metal legend.
R.I.P. Dime
The world just isn't the same


# Apr 14, 2005 @ 9:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Rue writes:

I completely agree. I wish it was Britney Spears that was taken from this world. I think we could all do without something that fake. I'm going to start working on my letter tomorrow. I better not make it too complicated...these dumb f***s at Esquire might not be able to comprehend it. They will get what's coming to them!!

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Sara666 writes:

WTF!!! I have been away for a few days and I have to come back and read about this sh**?!?
I can't believe it. What do these people know about Dime anyway? I'm writing these people right now. This guy is going to have a bad morning.

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 10:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. brokenwings13 writes:

Figure it this way, this article has been sitting for about a week before it got published, this is like any article, you think the editor might have thought it not funny to put that in?

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Ken writes:

who the f*** is he to say that about dimebag ???i say f*** you to Nathan Gale,Brian Frazer and all the motherf***ers like them....

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 10:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Texas Guy writes:

Man f*** this guy who made fun of Dime Bag thats not cool at all u fukin b**** , f*** u and esqueer your fa**ot a$$ job. You are no one to make jokes of a great man like dime bag and i promsie this is not the last time u hear from the metal fans of Dime Bag and Pantera fans ...................... f*** you Brain

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 10:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Wiseblood writes:

No paris hilton she is slef hedonistic and hasnt worked for her fame, she is a f***in dumb broad who ought to be slapped. more than a couple hundered times. She is uglier then sh** (looks like a f***ing wicked with of the west from the wizard of oz with her fugly a$$ hook nose and lazy eyelid), is only where she is today from her perents and her inheritance. SHe is worthless and and ought to die some some stupid douche f***head who thinks hes funny at esquire can write his own connotations about her death in his stupid f*** column

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 11:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. wiseblood writes:

wicked WITCH* of the west

# Apr 14, 2005 @ 11:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. IBeatUpGoths writes:

ESQUIRE SUCKS ANYWAYS, WHO CARE?
IT'S A MAGAZINE FOR POMPOUS, STUFFED SHIRT, DOUCHEBAGS

WHY TARNISH THE LEGEND AND LIFE OF A GREAT MAN LIKE DIME BY EVEN ACKNOWLEDGING SOMETHING LIKE THIS?

SO WHAT IF SOME IDIOTS WHO READ A MAGAZINE LIKE ESQUIRE THINK MAKING FUN OF ANYTHING IN THE METAL SCENE IS ACCEPTABLE?

WE WOULD DO THE SAME TO THEM....NONETHELESS

DIMEBAG FOREVER!

# Apr 15, 2005 @ 1:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. HATE writes:

dimebag died, its sad, but we shouldnt mourn.
look,
THE POPES DEAD f*** THE POPE
now we're even

# Apr 15, 2005 @ 1:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. brokenwings13 writes:

There's no reason to insult the Pope and his death.

No you're just like the rest of them, idiot.

# Apr 15, 2005 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. rulin kmadd writes:

Hey deadmetal it's a joke dumbarse! Lighten up fagboy.

# Apr 15, 2005 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. DEADMETAL writes:

everyday this sh** becomes more retarded

# Apr 15, 2005 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. DEADMETAL writes:

this site is being over run by f u c k i n g IDIOTS

# Apr 15, 2005 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. heavymetalsamurai writes:

I say we head over to Esquire mags headquarters and burn it to ashes with whoever wrote that horrid cartoon and whoever allowed it to be published inside the building. Then we collectively all piss on the ashes. May they, like Dime's killer, all burn in hell. Whos with me? And feel free to add anything you wish to do to them on here.

R.I.P Dime
Your metal virtuosity is sorely missed

# Apr 16, 2005 @ 12:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. me writes:

just wish to comment on post no. 34 by HATE. What is you rproblem a$$hole. I am still saddened by the death of dimebag, I have been ( and Still am) a metalhead since a very young age and am also a catholic , who respects the pope and was sickened to see your stupid comments . GROW Up DuDE

# Apr 16, 2005 @ 2:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. ZerO writes:

hey, any of you guys remember that jerkoff that wrote that editorial on how metal makes terrorism or something like that? i forgot what exactly it was. but i sent him an email and he came back at me by calling me a redneck cousinf***er. i was astonished...btw, im from ny and i dont f*** my cousin. R.I.P. DIME.

-ZerO

# Apr 16, 2005 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. BLACKDOG writes:

So sad.I really am dissapointed in Esquire.That is one of my favorite magazines that I read when I'm acting my age.I'm really considering reevaluating that choice.Your right If it was Madonna or someone like that it wolud not be a joke at all.

# Apr 16, 2005 @ 5:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. moshpitmadman87 writes:

What the motherf*** this is somebullsh** if I ever got my hands on the little bastard who wrote that I WILL beat the living sh** out of him/them.......

# Apr 19, 2005 @ 10:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. ozzyrulez writes:

THEM SICK F#$KS!!! i cant get over that!!! that f#$ker should be burned alive!!!!

# Apr 27, 2005 @ 12:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. ozzyrulez writes:

RIP Dime

# Apr 27, 2005 @ 12:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. ozzyrulez writes:

THEM SICK F#$KS!!! i cant get over that!!! that f#$ker should be burned alive!!!!

# Apr 27, 2005 @ 12:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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