RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/TastelessYokels alt.tasteless is a Usenet newsgroup dedicated to the discussion of tasteless and offensive subjects. Yokel (also commonly known as "Hicks") is a derogatory term to refer to the stereotype of unsophisticated country people.
“On May 1, 1947, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from the 86th floor observation deck and landed on a United Nations limousine parked at the curb. Photography student Robert Wiles took a photo of McHale’s oddly intact corpse a few minutes after her death. The police found a suicide note among possessions she left on the observation deck: “He is much better off without me … I wouldn’t make a good wife for anybody”. The photo ran in the May 12, 1947 edition of LIFE Magazineand is often referred to as “The Most Beautiful Suicide”. It was later used by visual artist Andy Warholin one of his paintings entitled Suicide (Fallen Body).”