Way to Die #223
"Offed the Hook"
Name of the death is a pun on "off the hook"
Offed The Hook
Date July 17, 2003
Location Black Rock, Oregon
Episode this death
was featured in
"Stupid is as Stupid Dies"

"Offed the Hook", Way to Die #223, is the fourth death to be featured in "Stupid is as Stupid Dies", which aired on September 21, 2010.


Hal is a redneck survivalist armed with a shotgun, a chain, and a meat hook. One day, he tried to poach electricity to his TV by throwing his meat hook onto a power line only to have over a million volts of the county's electricity race through his body, render his heart useless, & burn Hal's insides to a crisp. But that didn't actually happen. He was busy using his meat hook and chain to string up an elk carcass on a tree branch and wound up dangling by the cold metal chain as it became a noose & squeezed around his neck, cutting of his air supply. Pitifully struggling to free himself from his dire ordeal, Hal lost consciousness from a lack of air and succumbed to a suffocating fate. ......PSYCHE!!!!. Here's what really happened to Hal. As he was walking to his shack, he accidentally tripped in a ditch and swallowed his meat hook whole. The hook went down his throat and cut through his trachea and pierced through the front of his neck. He breathed in when it went in so it closed off the airway to his lungs and he asphyxiated. His bloody gurgles were his last words & that is actually how he died.

There's a lot of ways to die out in the wilderness. Hal found a new one: Hook-in-mouth disease.


  • Dr Khyber Zaffarkhan - Physical Medicine & Rehab


  • This is one of the three death stories to have alternate death scenarios. The others being #61 Furdered, and #182 Homie's Dead.
  • In Buchenwald Prison, prisoners were hanged by meat hooks, which is about similar to this man's death.