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(Boston Globe)   A bicyclist performed CPR on man until firefighters arrived, then rode off without mentioning his name   (boston.com) divider line 83
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2004-07-24 08:53:32 AM
So if he rode off into the sunset yelling, "Hey, everyone, My name is Harold Johnson, look at me!" would he be any less heroic?
 
2004-07-24 09:04:35 AM
slightly.

because part of the heroism is being modest...doing something that you don't get credit for, or a plaque in your name, or a fountain. it's doing something without repayment. the fact he didn't even mention his name and then left shows that he didn't believe HIS actions were important--just that the guy was okay.

orrrrr he could be a felon looking to evade the cops and therefore left swiftly and silently.

whatever.
 
2004-07-24 09:19:11 AM
So if he rode off into the sunset yelling, "Yo, my name is Harold Johnson, make sure you name a fountain after me, or erect a statue in my honor for saving that guy." would that erase all the good karma he got from saving that person?
 
2004-07-24 09:25:49 AM
no of course not.

i'm just saying, it's slightly more...heroic, i guess, because it's unsung.

he's still a hero. chill, dude.
 
2004-07-24 09:28:12 AM
"They described him as a white man in his 30s, who swooped in with a towel draped across his neck."

 
2004-07-24 10:33:33 AM
btw..../not the submitter
 
2004-07-24 10:53:32 AM
I bet it was Jeebus.
 
2004-07-24 10:56:08 AM
I wonder what he's hiding?
Bring the bastard in for questioning.
 
2004-07-24 10:56:42 AM
PacManDreaming

you jump to conclusions, I bet it was this guy:

 
2004-07-24 10:57:52 AM
Farking Bahston papers can't even spell bocce.
 
2004-07-24 10:59:51 AM
Whoa, wait, I forgot to mention my name?
/bad joke, I know
 
2004-07-24 11:00:11 AM
And, who was that toweled man?
 
2004-07-24 11:00:28 AM
The man later commented that has he was coming too he felt a tounge in his mouth
 
2004-07-24 11:01:18 AM
So if he rode off into the sunset yelling, "Yo, monty666, stfu" would he be any less heroic? haha
 
2004-07-24 11:02:32 AM
Good Samaritans can sometimes be sued if they aren't CPR certified, particularly if the person doesn't make it.
 
2004-07-24 11:03:35 AM
Ok, I admit, it was me....
please send any cash payments to this p.o. box.....
 
2004-07-24 11:06:04 AM
Wait, I thought hero on fark was someone who killed someone? Are they changing their minds?
 
2004-07-24 11:06:19 AM
"Who was that masked man?"
 
2004-07-24 11:06:41 AM
He would have left his name but he was in a hurry to get to France:
 
2004-07-24 11:07:03 AM


Aunt May:

"He knows a hero when he sees one. Too few characters out there, flying around like that, saving old girls like me. And Lord knows, kids like Henry need a hero. Courageous, self-sacrificing people. Setting examples for all of us. Everybody loves a hero. People line up for them, cheer them, scream their names. And years later, they'll tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who taught them how to hold on a second longer. I believe there's a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble, and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady, and give up the thing we want the most. Even our dreams."
 
2004-07-24 11:08:59 AM
Fine, I fess up. It was me. If you feel you must, please send cash donations to my PO box in the British virgin Islands.
 
2004-07-24 11:09:34 AM
One entry found for boccie.
Main Entry: boccie
Variant(s): or bocci or bocce /'b-chE/
Function: noun
Etymology: Italian bocce, plural of boccia ball, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin bottia boss
: a game of Italian origin similar to lawn bowling played on a long narrow usually dirt court

Thank you for educating us on the spelling of "bocce," protecting us from the people who would spell it "boccie", and thanks for showing up.
 
2004-07-24 11:12:09 AM
He probably ran off because he has several warrants out for his arrest.
 
2004-07-24 11:14:29 AM
Thank you for educating us on the spelling of "bocce," protecting us from the people who would spell it "boccie", and thanks for showing up.

Ummm, you're welcome?
 
2004-07-24 11:15:16 AM
he probably didn't want to get the towel in trouble

 
2004-07-24 11:15:46 AM
It takes a real man, or an ignorant one, to do CPR with no mouth mask. If you breathe too hard, you will fill the person's stomach with air, creating kind of an "aerosol" effect with the guy's last meal. Not really a good idea to do unless you're really skilled, or feeling really lucky.
 
2004-07-24 11:21:07 AM
And once again, downcaste has reaffirmed my faith in farkers.

Broktun
 
2004-07-24 11:26:52 AM
The guy didn't say his name, but he did take the old man's wallet.
 
2004-07-24 11:27:15 AM
her cousins, who own Mangia Mangia

Put an N in between the I and the A, and you have a rather unfortunate name.
 
2004-07-24 11:27:57 AM
"Pasquale Barone insists his life was saved by an angel sent by Saint Anthony"

you'd think if God didn't want him to die of a heart attack he would have, you know, um... not let him have one in the first place?
 
2004-07-24 11:32:50 AM
"He said they tried to shoot him, but the gun jammed,"

or um. wasn't loaded.
 
2004-07-24 11:33:51 AM
whoa... wrong thread... mods, please delete my last post
 
2004-07-24 11:37:34 AM
"her cousins, who own Mangia Mangia"

Put an N in between the I and the A, and you have a rather unfortunate name.


Hey, the water's a bit cold.
 
2004-07-24 11:37:54 AM
maybe he's a convicted fellon running away from the cops

/didnt rtfa
 
2004-07-24 11:39:24 AM
Kudos, Custom5, kudos :)
 
2004-07-24 11:40:41 AM
Thanks for the chuckle Haldin. I needed that.

/never quite left 7th grade
 
2004-07-24 11:44:08 AM
Bocce kicks ass. But you can't play the normal version; you need to play "street bocce". Just find a nice sized park or play around your campus dorms and make it so no rules apply. You play teams of 2 (each person has one ball), and the peoson who scores last is allowed to throw the pallina wherever they want as far or as near as they want.
Sometimes you'll get a pallina toss way over a hill or have it land in deep grass where is isn't visible, but that's why you need to warn every one that your throwing it, because after the toss you aren't allowed to go looking for it, thus it's a "blind bocce". You can combine bocce sets with different looking balls for more players, too. Play to 10 or 15 points. Great summer game for aound 8 people. It's better than that stupid ass frisbee golf game.
 
2004-07-24 11:44:28 AM
vigrund

Good Samaritans can sometimes be sued if they aren't CPR certified, particularly if the person doesn't make it.

Only in the U.S. can you sue someone for helping somebody else. Here in Canada we have the good samaritan law wich actually protect rescuers.
 
2004-07-24 11:47:08 AM
Only in the U.S. can you sue someone for helping somebody else. Here in Canada we have the good samaritan law wich actually protect rescuers.

We have that in most States here, too. Just sayin'.
 
2004-07-24 11:47:23 AM
Did he leave a silver bullet behind?
 
2004-07-24 11:49:52 AM
Bocce kicks ass. But you can't play the normal version; you need to play "street bocce". Just find a nice sized park or play around your campus dorms and make it so no rules apply. You play teams of 2 (each person has one ball), and the peoson who scores last is allowed to throw the pallina wherever they want as far or as near as they want.
Sometimes you'll get a pallina toss way over a hill or have it land in deep grass where is isn't visible, but that's why you need to warn every one that your throwing it, because after the toss you aren't allowed to go looking for it, thus it's a "blind bocce". You can combine bocce sets with different looking balls for more players, too. Play to 10 or 15 points. Great summer game for aound 8 people. It's better than that stupid ass frisbee golf game.


Heh, do you add difficulty points if you use a Lawn Dart as the pallino?
 
2004-07-24 11:55:34 AM
This is probably the coolest thing I've heard all week. Hats off to our hero.
 
2004-07-24 11:57:33 AM
It's better than that stupid ass frisbee golf game

Ya, games with rules suck ass. Just ask Calvin and Hobbes
 
2004-07-24 12:02:09 PM
Pasquale Barone (center) played boccie with friends (from left) Ignazio Lazio, Angelo Pagliuca, and Libby Federico.

Wow, could you make up four more Italian names?


And people who believe God "saved" them when he/she/it could have just spared them the heart attack/car crash/bullet wound are nuts.
 
2004-07-24 12:06:34 PM
Yes, I imagine that he was battling between two forms of common sense - the common sense that says, "I need to help this guy," and the common sense that says, "well, I don't want to go to federal pound me in the ass prison if I help this guy but he dies anyway." So, it was a nice compromise, I'd say!

A sensible hero indeed!
 
2004-07-24 12:13:47 PM
Most likely he was worried about being asked to show some ID
 
2004-07-24 12:14:01 PM
He's just avoiding the eventual lawsuit.
 
2004-07-24 12:22:14 PM
 
2004-07-24 12:26:05 PM
"Del Vecchio, a paralegal, is not persuaded and said she will keep searching"

In my CPR class, we were told that (despite various Good Samaritan laws), it's always best to leave quickly without giving your name, after you give all other relevant information regarding the incident to the ambulance crew.

If you crack a rib while doing CPR, the courts will automatically toss out any case. If the patient later claims he got herpes or hepatitis from you, you may get dragged back into court - then it's up to you to prove you got it from him while doing the CPR, and not the other way.

/is paranoid
/has Hep-A and Hep-B vaccinations
/carries a CPR mask on a keychain to prevent vomit backblow
/would still do CPR without vaccinations or CPR mask if need be
 
2004-07-24 12:28:18 PM
well, I don't want to go to federal pound me in the ass prison if I help this guy but he dies anyway

Has never happened and neverwill happen (show me a real case, cause you can't). Google Good Samaritin laws (John Boone we have them in the US too)...people who perform CPR do not get sued, ever. More like most assclowns would rather stand around and do nothing and use their supposed knowledge of the law as justification....
 
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