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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #90 on: January 27, 2019, 01:32:24 pm »
or what STD you want.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #91 on: January 28, 2019, 06:33:52 am »
"The company states the tissue is "specially treated with organic ingredients, is non-prescription, and works hand in hand with the human body to keep your immune system feeling like your immune system.""

I have a couple of tissues here on my desk that have been 'specially treated with organic ingredients'. Free samples! Anyone? 
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #92 on: January 28, 2019, 04:13:52 pm »
miraculous...

as horrible as it sounds, when I was a very young child, and one of us kids in the neighborhood got a "general" illness, like measles, chicken pox, mumps,(not just colds and influenza), things that today aren't seen like what was common in the 50's and 60's... our mothers would arrange a "party", a dozen or so kids, along with brothers and sisters, would all become "immunized by proxy" while eating cake, drinking soda pop, sharing handfulls of Cracker-Jack and Peanuts, and sharing ropes of licorice,  and candy...
This was VERY common, nobody will admit to it, but Mom's were pretty smart...
Getting all the kids at one time actually helped prevent the long lingering re-infections that would ruin a complete summer, being passed slowly between us goobers.
This was done at a time, way back, when a Doctor would actually know your name, and he would "pack up his black doctor bag" and show up on your porch, and help you... and in return, Momma would hand him $10, and an apple pie, and he would smile and go back to his office on the corner...
I know it sounds totally crazy, but just because i decided to share that, I went and looked around... seems it actually was a pretty well and diverse spread of this occurring.. mind you, my experiences were from 1960-1965...
but it seems to have been regularly done... I guess my Mom was a trendsetter..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pox_party

Immunizations as we know them today, were not common place way back.
Doctors like mine, tried to stay on the cutting edge of discovery, and anytime a vaccine was developed, he would make a point of calling, and having us come in... he cared about children, and their health..It had nothing to do with $, that was the least of his cares, he would see every kid in my neighborhood, black, white, Asian, Oriental, didn't matter, and if you didn't have $ he would say pay me when you can... and never bat an eye about giving. He would also make it a point, to attend every one of those "parties", which I assume he actually suggested at that time period, and physically check each and every kid, and know which ones were to be watched closely (and made sure to tell those parents what to watch for, and if something changes to get him there a.s.a.p.), or which ones seemed to have more resistance to "the bug",

Luckily, the Salk and Sabin vaccines were developed at this very time, so we got that protection from the get go... Massive immunizations took place here in my home town, as we were the largest city in Ohio, and adjacent to Pittsburgh where the first vaccines were administered.
My brother is older than me, and unfortunately he actually got Polio in his teens, he recovered very well, and did not suffer from related issues unlike many kids back then.
I worry today, that as we consider that disease completely non existent today, it could resurface, and as we no longer immunize for it, things could get out of hand..
I think I have one of these posters somewhere, and one from the times we went and ate a sugar cube each week... for a month.

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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #93 on: February 01, 2019, 02:03:02 pm »
This one starts off 'way cool' until being badly executed......

https://news.yahoo.com/polar-vortex-psa-throw-boiling-175513672.html

So it is really cold in parts of the US- unusually cold even for areas that often see very cold temperatures. During any type of odd weather pattern such as this, it is really pretty normal to try some unusual things that only work when the weather is extreme, and tossing hot (or boiling) water into the air to watch it freeze is way up on the list. And pretty cool too- I frankly admit if temps. were low enough here, I would be the first one outside with hot (or boiling) water and tossing it into the air, onto the side of buildings, etc., etc. just to watch how extreme the behavior is. But extreme temperatures are not an automatic 'pass' for extreme idiocy and pouring hot or boiling water onto any mammal, especially a non- furred (Easy Boys- mostly non- furred), thin skinned ones such as humans. I mean really people! What is even worse is that we need a Public Service Announcement about this..... isn't the pain and suffering enough of a lesson?

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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #94 on: February 01, 2019, 03:20:20 pm »
Darwinism at it's finest..
we did this in elementary school, and the teacher was smart enough to say.."when you hold the pan, pay attention to where the steam i going first, and throw it in THAT direction..." nobody showed up at school the next day with burns...
but we all had something to share..

just this week, we had -6 with 30 mph winds, and I just had to do it again...

it was pretty clear WHICH direction to throw it..... and brought back a fond memory.

pouring it over your head, and throwing it into the air, differ greatly... thanks to youtube, we can elect new candidates for the Darwin award...

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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #95 on: February 01, 2019, 03:35:27 pm »
Yeah, the 'throwing of hot water' is not inherently dangerous, any more so than shooting, driving, riding motorcycles, using chainsaws, etc., etc. but it IS rather unforgiving, just like all of the aforementioned. It is not that no one should do such a thing, it is just that doing it badly or incorrectly has a price that a person may not be willing to pay.....

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Darwinism at it's finest..
we did this in elementary school, and the teacher was smart enough to say.."when you hold the pan, pay attention to where the steam i going first, and throw it in THAT direction..." nobody showed up at school the next day with burns...
but we all had something to share..

just this week, we had -6 with 30 mph winds, and I just had to do it again...

it was pretty clear WHICH direction to throw it..... and brought back a fond memory.

pouring it over your head, and throwing it into the air, differ greatly... thanks to youtube, we can elect new candidates for the Darwin award...
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #96 on: February 01, 2019, 04:20:19 pm »
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :goodpost: :rotflmao:

doing anything seen on youtube has that propensity for going awry...

"It is not that no one should do such a thing, it is just that doing it badly or incorrectly has a price that a person may not be willing to pay..... "

back in '77 during our record breaking winter here in N.E. Ohio, the house I rented/lived in had a sloped property, front of house was at street level, and back of house, due to the hill, had a basement and door that opened to the rear driveway.. the Hot water heater was about 10 feet from the door, we decided to "test" the snow maker theory, and hooked up the hose, with a sprayer nozzle on it, and played...during a drinking party...
we made a huge mound in a very short time.... it was a blast to use as a slide, from the upper porch deck, down to the driveway...

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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #97 on: February 02, 2019, 01:07:05 am »
One of the few things in my life in which I can take great joy is that I infected my older sister with a raging case of chicken pox when I was 6 (she was 10). 
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #98 on: March 24, 2019, 08:27:44 am »
New Port Richey motorcyclist dies after popping wheelie just before Tampa crash, troopers say

TAMPA — A 36-year-old New Port Richey man died Wednesday after he popped a wheelie on his motorcycle and was then cut off by a car, resulting in a crash that threw him from his motorcycle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash took place at about 8:20 p.m. Tristan Velez was riding a 2018 Kawasaki motorcycle north on N Florida Avenue, approaching Celestial Oaks Drive when he elevated the front wheel of the bike and started riding on the back wheel, pointing the headlight skyward, troopers said.

Approaching the motorcycle from the opposite direction was a 2006 Chevy Cobalt driven by 26-year-old Jean Rony Jean Jacques. It was headed south in the inside lane on N Florida Avenue.

The Chevy changed lanes to get into the continuous left hand turn lane, and then turned left — crossing into the motorcycle’s path. The Chevy driver did not see Velez’s motorcycle, troopers said,

The motorcycle collided with the car and Velez was thrown off the bike and into the car, the Highway Patrol said. He later died from his injuries at AdventHealth Tampa hospital. He was wearing a helmet.

The Chevy driver, who was using his seatbelt, was taken to the same hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

No charges appear to be pending in this case. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, troopers said. In Florida it is illegal for motorcyclists to operate “with one wheel off the ground at any time,” according to state law.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #99 on: March 28, 2019, 09:39:12 am »
Sad. Heavy price to pay for being stupid. I don't do wheelies and besides all the other reasons why it is dangerous on the street, have never thought about the problem of doing it a night and now the headlight is not pointing forward. Feel bad for the other driver.

New Port Richey motorcyclist dies after popping wheelie just before Tampa crash, troopers say

TAMPA — A 36-year-old New Port Richey man died Wednesday after he popped a wheelie on his motorcycle and was then cut off by a car, resulting in a crash that threw him from his motorcycle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The crash took place at about 8:20 p.m. Tristan Velez was riding a 2018 Kawasaki motorcycle north on N Florida Avenue, approaching Celestial Oaks Drive when he elevated the front wheel of the bike and started riding on the back wheel, pointing the headlight skyward, troopers said.

Approaching the motorcycle from the opposite direction was a 2006 Chevy Cobalt driven by 26-year-old Jean Rony Jean Jacques. It was headed south in the inside lane on N Florida Avenue.

The Chevy changed lanes to get into the continuous left hand turn lane, and then turned left — crossing into the motorcycle’s path. The Chevy driver did not see Velez’s motorcycle, troopers said,

The motorcycle collided with the car and Velez was thrown off the bike and into the car, the Highway Patrol said. He later died from his injuries at AdventHealth Tampa hospital. He was wearing a helmet.

The Chevy driver, who was using his seatbelt, was taken to the same hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

No charges appear to be pending in this case. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, troopers said. In Florida it is illegal for motorcyclists to operate “with one wheel off the ground at any time,” according to state law.

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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #100 on: May 27, 2019, 07:09:26 am »
This ain't the movies...

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/24/us/louisiana-two-killed-trying-to-jump-car-over-bridge-opening/index.html

A driver tried to jump a bridge opening in his car. Now two people are dead

Two men died early Friday when a driver tried to jump a car over an opening created by a pontoon swing bridge in southwestern Louisiana, state police said on Facebook.

According to the post, shortly before 2 a.m. CT, Louisiana State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash in the water at the Black Bayou Bridge on Louisiana Highway 384 near Lake Charles.
Two men from Texas died in the crash.

A witness told police that the driver of a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze stopped at the bridge, which was closed to vehicular traffic as a boat passed on the Intracoastal Waterway. The 165-foot section of the bridge on pontoons had been moved to allow the ship to pass.

The car passenger got out and pushed up a gate arm to allow the driver to continue. The driver picked up the passenger and went up to a section of the bridge that is raised as boats pass.

The driver put the car in reverse, stopped then raced up the ramp but the car landed in the water. It sank to the bottom with the driver, 23-year-old Alejandro Cazares of McAllen, Texas, in it. The other man -- 32-year-old Roberto Alejandro Moreno of Edinburg, Texas -- got out of the car but died in the river.

Investigators are working to determine whether alcohol or drugs were a factor.


Drugs or alcohol involved? Ya think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxuf-yqx16E

Too bad they didn't get a cell phone vid of the historic attempt.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #101 on: May 27, 2019, 11:04:55 am »
Darwinism at work.   :thumbs:
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #102 on: May 28, 2019, 08:35:37 am »
This ain't the movies...

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/24/us/louisiana-two-killed-trying-to-jump-car-over-bridge-opening/index.html

A driver tried to jump a bridge opening in his car. Now two people are dead

Two men died early Friday when a driver tried to jump a car over an opening created by a pontoon swing bridge in southwestern Louisiana, state police said on Facebook....

Well in their defense, the Dukes of Hazzard did it successfully many, many times ... and made it look easy  :thumbs:

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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #103 on: May 29, 2019, 08:53:40 am »
Well in their defense, the Dukes of Hazzard did it successfully many, many times ... and made it look easy  :thumbs:

That's true! The Dukes may have had a ramp that had a more appropriate slope though. Check out the youtube vid above. Take a look at the angle of the 'ramp' at around 13 seconds.  :o
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #104 on: June 05, 2019, 07:24:49 am »
 :o

Latest 'Vacuum Challenge' craze could have fatal consequences, health experts warn


A new social media challenge involving a vacuum cleaner and trash bags has gone viral, much to the dismay of health experts, who warn that the idiotic trend could have fatal results.

Numerous videos have emerged on YouTube showing participants of the “Vacuum Challenge” — also known as the “Trash Bag Challenge” — climbing into a garbage bag and letting another person suck the air out with a vacuum hose, often until it becomes so tight that the person topples over, according to Yahoo News.

Experts warn that the challenge can lead to cerebral hypoxia, which is a condition that leads to a decrease of oxygen supply to the brain, despite the presence of adequate blood flow, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

“Brain cells are extremely sensitive to oxygen deprivation and can begin to die within five minutes after oxygen supply has been cut off,” the institute says.

Participants who take on the challenge alone risk getting stuck since the vacuum-sealed bags make it difficult to move.



I'm thinking that anyone who takes this 'challenge' doesn't have all that many brain cells to start out with and that they should hold on to the two or three that they have left.  ::)


If they want a real challenge maybe they should try the same thing using Space Bags?



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