Cheerios torcher dead

Timothy Kincaid

August 15th, 2012

Politics always brings about comedy and satire, some of it unintentional. One such moment was a man who decided to protest the decision of General Mills to support marriage equality by torching a box of cheerios on their lawn and put up video of his colossal failure on the internet earning him instant fame (and mockery). Now that man is dead. (SmokingGun).

Michael Leisner, 65, died Saturday while running an errand near his Andover, Minnesota home. His funeral service is scheduled for Friday morning at the Emmanuel Christian Center.

Dwight Denyes, the church’s senior pastor, told The Smoking Gun that Leisner apparently died of a heart attack Saturday while waiting in his car for two of his children to finish playing tennis.

And because I’m not Pat Robertson, I’ll not claim that God smote him. I suspect that stress over the ensuing police investigation and far too much indulgence at Chick-Fil-A are likelier culprits.

Priya Lynn

August 15th, 2012

You’re not punking us, are you? I can’t believe it!


August 15th, 2012

Stupid is (or isn’t anymore) as stupid does


August 15th, 2012

May he find eternal rest in the straight, white, Protestant heaven he, no doubt, always imagined it to be.

Lindoro Almaviva

August 15th, 2012

LOL, I have a feeling is he going to blow a head gasket when he finds out Jesus was a Jew.

I feel for his kids. Growing up without a father, specially when you know him and have a relationship with him, must be very hard.


August 15th, 2012

And here I thought he might have lit himself on fire or some other stupidity. I’m sorry, I’m not particularly sympathetic.


August 15th, 2012

Cheerio torching was not his only offering. He had posted a series of sputtering anti-gay, anti-marriage vids on YouTube, a fact uncovered after his arson got famous. The whole package deserves to be remembered by anyone feeling sympathetic.

And he was 65. His children, giggling in the background and diving into the getaway car, are likely old enough to be on their own. How they come to terms with his example will be their problem, but they did seem to enjoy the fire video.

The Lauderdale

August 15th, 2012

Dude, I feel kind of bad. They may not have been bright, but it is still a tragedy for the family.

Ben in Oakland

August 16th, 2012

God’s judgment, fer shur.


August 16th, 2012

Lauderdale, I respect your good heart, but I’m so done expending any of my positive energy on those who spend their lives going out of their way to make other people miserable for no apparent reason. I care a lot more about how he made others feel – for years – than how his kids feel today. Everyone dies eventually. But not everyone is obligated to be an asshole beforehand.

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November 27th, 2012

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