Posts Tagged ‘Darwin Award’

Famous Last Words

August 2, 2012

 

In this case, “I need to quit texting…”. A man sent this text right before driving off a cliff. Luckily, he survived. I got this story from wlbt.com off of the Drudge Report.

A college student from Texas believes he is lucky to be alive after a terrible crash. He was texting and driving when his truck flew off of a cliff.

Chance Bothe’s truck plunged off of a bridge and into a ravine. One of the last things he typed indicated what almost happened to him.

He wrote, “I need to quit texting, because I could die in a car accident.”

After the crash, Chance had a broken neck, a crushed face, a fractured skull, and traumatic brain injuries. Doctors had to bring him back to life three times . Now, 6 months later, he’s finally able to talk about what happened.

“They just need to understand, don’t do it. Don’t do it. It’s not worth losing your life,” he said. “I went to my grandmother’s funeral not long ago, and I kept thinking, it kept jumping into my head, I’m surprised that’s not me up in that casket. I came very close to that, to being gone forever.”

Chance’s father said, if he had a child just learning to drive, he would disable texting and Internet on their phone.

As of August 1st, drivers in Alabama will face a $25 fine the first time they are caught texting behind the wheel.

Since he survived, he does not qualify for a coveted Darwin Award, but maybe he can get an honorable mention.

 

Insanity in the News

June 1, 2012

Looking over the headlines in the Drudge Report, I am beginning to wonder if everyone in the world is starting to lose their minds. First, there seems to be an outbreak of cannibalism. There is the face-eating bath salts user in Florida, a cannibal in Maryland who ranted on Facebook, and a creepy Canadian cannibal running around France dressed as a woman.

President Obama thinks he will be able to get more things done after the election when the “Republican fever” breaks.

“I believe that If we’re successful in this election, when we’re successful in this election, that the fever may break, because there’s a tradition in the Republican Party of more common sense than that. My hope, my expectation, is that after the election, now that it turns out that the goal of beating Obama doesn’t make much sense because I’m not running again, that we can start getting some cooperation again.”

“I believe that If we’re successful in this election, when we’re successful in this election, that the fever may break, because there’s a tradition in the Republican Party of more common sense than that. My hope, my expectation, is that after the election, now that it turns out that the goal of beating Obama doesn’t make much sense because I’m not running again, that we can start getting some cooperation again.”

Obama said he expects that after his reelection, Congress will pass a balanced deficit reduction plan, a highway bill, immigration reform.

“My expectation is that if we can break this fever, that we can invest in clean energy and energy efficiency because that’s not a partisan issue.”

In other words, if he is reelected he will still try to pursue his unpopular agenda and squander the taxpayers’ money on crony capitalism. I have a feeling the Republican fever won’t be breaking.

Here, in the Washington Post, are the last minutes of a snake-handling preacher’s life. I wonder if he has been nominated for a Darwin Award yet.

Mayor Bloomberg calls critics of his proposed bad on large sized soft drinks “ridiculous”. I can think of worse things to say about a politician who thinks he ought to micromanage people’s lives. What’s next? Cameras in people’s homes to make sure they exercise?, sensors in toilets to examine people’s excrement to ensure they are eating a healthy diet? These scenarios seem outlandish, but I wouldn’t put anything past the health Nazis.

And DC Comics has decided to make the Green Lantern a homosexual. Why? Comic book superheroes don’t need to have any kind of sexuality at all. Who are these perverts who have to include a gay character in every conceivable form of entertainment? Can’t we have a break from this?

And that is the way it was.

 

Man Killed Trying to Steal Power Lines

October 18, 2011

Maybe you remember safety classes in school in which they told you to never, ever touch a downed power line. Apparently this man didn’t pay attention.

Authorities near Alton in southwestern Illinois are investigating the electrocution of a man whose body was found near snipped electrical power lines investigators believe he was trying to steal.

Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn says 34-year-old Mark Becker of Granite City was found dead early Friday. Investigators believe he died Thursday night.

Nonn says evidence at the scene suggests that Becker made contact with charged overhead power lines after they had been cut from the utility pole.

The coroner says an investigation by Madison County sheriff’s deputies and interviews with witnesses “failed to reveal any legitimate or lawful activity in which (Becker) would be engaged involving the utility infrastructure.”

Nonn says an autopsy Friday confirmed that Becker was electrocuted.

This sounds like a successful applicant for the coveted Darwin Award.

 

 


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