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PostSubject: Why did Eric do this?   Why did Eric do this? Icon_minitimeTue Dec 10, 2013 10:09 pm

Why do you think Eric hid a gas can under the stairs in his house? Wasn't he afraid his parents would smell it?
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PostSubject: Re: Why did Eric do this?   Why did Eric do this? Icon_minitimeThu Dec 12, 2013 12:04 am

When the police arrived at the Harris home, there was a strong odor of gas... I don't know why Eric hid a gas can under the stairs, but I get the impression that he liked to play "chicken" with his parents by leaving dangerous/incriminating things around the house. Maybe he was hoping to get caught on some level, while also hoping not to get caught. Maybe his behavior leading up to NBK is somewhat puzzling and erratic because he remained conflicted right up to the end.
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PostSubject: Re: Why did Eric do this?   Why did Eric do this? Icon_minitimeThu Dec 12, 2013 12:50 am

He also kept carrying on about how the guy at the gun shop almost got him caught too.

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PostSubject: Re: Why did Eric do this?   Why did Eric do this? Icon_minitimeThu Dec 12, 2013 1:58 am

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He also kept carrying on about how the guy at the gun shop almost got him caught too.

I was just thinking about this earlier today. I wonder if Wayne sensed anything suspicious about the call or just figured it was a wrong number and let it go at that. Since Eric had a cell phone I wonder why he gave his home # in the first place.
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PostSubject: Re: Why did Eric do this?   Why did Eric do this? Icon_minitimeThu Dec 12, 2013 2:00 am

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He also kept carrying on about how the guy at the gun shop almost got him caught too.

I was just thinking about this earlier today. I wonder if Wayne sensed anything suspicious about the call or just figured it was a wrong number and let it go at that. Since Eric had a cell phone I wonder why he gave his home # in the first place.
I didn't think Eric had a cell?

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PostSubject: Re: Why did Eric do this?   Why did Eric do this? Icon_minitimeThu Dec 12, 2013 2:13 am

Jenn wrote:
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Jenn wrote:
He also kept carrying on about how the guy at the gun shop almost got him caught too.

I was just thinking about this earlier today. I wonder if Wayne sensed anything suspicious about the call or just figured it was a wrong number and let it go at that. Since Eric had a cell phone I wonder why he gave his home # in the first place.
I didn't think Eric had a cell?

He didn't have a cell phone. In fact, he made fun of them essentially. On his questionnaire answers online as well as in the video with Veik and Mike. It's Mike's phone in that video, I believe. Eric makes fun the phone. Look at the sarcastic, dismissive looks he makes when he tells Mike to let him "see that little munchkin phone" and he's holding it.
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PostSubject: Re: Why did Eric do this?   Why did Eric do this? Icon_minitimeThu Dec 12, 2013 2:50 am

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He didn't have a cell phone. In fact, he made fun of them essentially. On his questionnaire answers online as well as in the video with Veik and Mike. It's Mike's phone in that video, I believe. Eric makes fun the phone. Look at the sarcastic, dismissive looks he makes when he tells Mike to let him "see that little munchkin phone" and he's holding it.

Thanks for the info. I thought that was his phone in the vid.
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PostSubject: Re: Why did Eric do this?   Why did Eric do this? Icon_minitimeThu Dec 12, 2013 3:06 am

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He didn't have a cell phone. In fact, he made fun of them essentially. On his questionnaire answers online as well as in the video with Veik and Mike. It's Mike's phone in that video, I believe. Eric makes fun the phone. Look at the sarcastic, dismissive looks he makes when he tells Mike to let him "see that little munchkin phone" and he's holding it.

Thanks for the info. I thought that was his phone in the vid.  

Nah, I think that was Mike's, wasn't it?

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PostSubject: Re: Why did Eric do this?   Why did Eric do this? Icon_minitimeThu Dec 12, 2013 3:23 am

Jenn wrote:
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He didn't have a cell phone. In fact, he made fun of them essentially. On his questionnaire answers online as well as in the video with Veik and Mike. It's Mike's phone in that video, I believe. Eric makes fun the phone. Look at the sarcastic, dismissive looks he makes when he tells Mike to let him "see that little munchkin phone" and he's holding it.

Thanks for the info. I thought that was his phone in the vid.  

Nah, I think that was Mike's, wasn't it?

Yeah it's Mikes phone in the video definitely not Eric's.
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PostSubject: Re: Why did Eric do this?   Why did Eric do this? Icon_minitimeThu Dec 12, 2013 3:46 am

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Nah, I think that was Mike's, wasn't it?

Yeah, my mistake. Dylan had a cell, though, right?
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PostSubject: Re: Why did Eric do this?   Why did Eric do this? Icon_minitimeThu Dec 12, 2013 4:03 am

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Nah, I think that was Mike's, wasn't it?

Yeah, my mistake. Dylan had a cell, though, right?
No, I don't think he did. That I am not too sure about though because I know he had one in the "Pulp Fiction" video. I don't know if it was his though.

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PostSubject: Re: Why did Eric do this?   Why did Eric do this? Icon_minitimeThu Dec 12, 2013 4:54 am

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Nah, I think that was Mike's, wasn't it?

Yeah, my mistake. Dylan had a cell, though, right?

No, I don't think he did. That I am not too sure about though because I know he had one in the "Pulp Fiction" video. I don't know if it was his though.

I don't believe either of them had cell phones (smart parents). In '99 owning cell phones weren't as common place - for teens especially - though, perhaps the wealthier, snobby Littleton teens had them along with their nice, new vehicles. Also, let's not forget that the reception sucked back then. Pagers were much more common for teens. I tend to think E & D probably looked down with, for the most part, distain on peers that had cell phones.
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PostSubject: Re: Why did Eric do this?   Why did Eric do this? Icon_minitimeThu Dec 12, 2013 8:54 am

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When the police arrived at the Harris home, there was a strong odor of gas...  I don't know why Eric hid a gas can under the stairs, but I get the impression that he liked to play "chicken" with his parents by leaving dangerous/incriminating things around the house. Maybe he was hoping to get caught on some level, while also hoping not to get caught. Maybe his behavior leading up to NBK is somewhat puzzling and erratic because he remained conflicted right up to the end.  

Eric reveled in his lies, he loved it. He felt superior by lying and then getting away with it, this whole plan must have been a huge ego boost for him. I think he was often more careless than anything, in leaving things about. I don't think that at any point he was trying to get caught, of course he felt guilt at some points. However I don't believe that after putting a large portion of his money towards guns, bomb making materials et cetera that he would just quit.

The plans reached critical mass when he finally had the guns. After that point it was already over.
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PostSubject: Re: Why did Eric do this?   Why did Eric do this? Icon_minitimeThu Dec 12, 2013 7:09 pm

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However I don't believe that after putting a large portion of his money towards guns, bomb making materials et cetera that he would just quit.

I agree. But I don't think money factored in as much of an issue. Still, I don't think Eric wanted to "quit." I think it is very easy to be conflicted about something even when you're committed to doing it. After all people get married every day!  LOL 
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PostSubject: Re: Why did Eric do this?   Why did Eric do this? Icon_minitimeThu Jan 02, 2014 10:07 pm

Eric said "hell no" about having a cell phone in some questionnaire he had answered about all sorts of personal stuff, I think it was a chain letter-type thing.
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