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(silive,com)   Police academy instructor gets hit by lightning, sues everyone but God   ( divider line
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2002-02-05 03:49:28 PM  
Maybe if he pulled that lightning rod out of his ass this wouldn't have happened.
2002-02-05 03:51:22 PM  
Isn't this the plot to Policy Academy 12?
2002-02-05 03:51:26 PM  
Since he's more likely to be in a car wreck than struck by lightning, I supposed he'll sue everyone if he has a wreck.
2002-02-05 03:51:35 PM  
Speaking of police academy, remember the guy who made all those funny noises heh heh anyway what were we talkin about......oh yeah stay outta my booze.
2002-02-05 03:51:45 PM  
im sure that in all the legal shiat they had to sign upon enrollment that the school is not liable for acts of god i BETCHA - dork
2002-02-05 03:52:01 PM  
Yeah take a flag down in a lightning storm.And this guy is an Instructor teaching our Police,I feel safe.
2002-02-05 03:53:07 PM  
Should have used the Asinine tag.
2002-02-05 03:54:00 PM  
A cop hit by lightning?


I smell pork cooking
2002-02-05 03:56:55 PM  
Maybe he should have sued the Pope, since after all, he is od's representative on earth.
2002-02-05 03:56:55 PM  
I hope they still teach the proper way to eat a donut!
2002-02-05 03:58:49 PM  
Yup, it's time to chlorinate the gene pool. Too bad the lightning bolt didn't finish him off, because then that alone would be proof that there is a God, and that he doesn't like dumbasses.
2002-02-05 04:04:01 PM  
The officer said that he did not think the fact that he was standing in a bucket of water wearing a copper helmet and holding a graphite sea fishing pole could possibly be related to the incident. In other unrelated news a man who lost his arm after sticking it in a tiger's mouth is sueing the tiger for not properly labelling its teeth with the required "do not stick you arm in this vicious wild animals mouth you farkwit" signage.
2002-02-05 04:04:20 PM  
News Flash. Heh.

I bet he flashed when he got hit.
2002-02-05 04:06:25 PM  

Walrond, 35, claims that he objected when Detective Bill Solomon, who worked at the academy, had the recruits run in the rain. Walrond said the lightning struck his hat badge when he and two recruits were told to take down flags from a flagpole near the track.

The guy was told to take down the flag. Seems like he has a good case.
2002-02-05 04:08:17 PM  
Proof that God doesn't exist:

God: I refuse to prove that I existfor I must be believed in by faith and faith alone.

Man: Ah, but this lightening thing is a clincher isn't it? For that to happen you'd have to exist.

God: Oh, I hadn't thought of that.

*God disapears in a puff of logic.*
2002-02-05 04:14:47 PM  
Am I the only one who thinks we need an "IDIOT" tag?
2002-02-05 04:26:49 PM  
"Walrond, 35, claims that he objected when Detective Bill Solomon, who worked at the academy, had the recruits run in the rain."

WHAT?! You're a police officer. You *have* to go out in the rain. (Say that like Louis Black for full effect).

Operator: 911, what's your emergency?

Caller: There's two guys robbing my store! I'm hiding in the back room, but Frank is up front at gunpoint!

Operator: Is it raining where you are?

Caller: Yes, but what's that have to do with it?

Operator: Well, most of the officers don't like going out in the rain, can you guys hold them off for a while on your own until it clears up?
2002-02-05 04:30:59 PM  
Multiple choice proof that God isn't omnipotent:

Can God create an unbreakable rock?

A)No. Therefore he is not omnipotent.
B)Yes. Therefore even he cannot destroy the rock, therefore he is not omnipotent.
2002-02-05 04:32:00 PM  

Maybe he wasn't actually hit by lightning and some guy just stood behind him making lightning sound effects.
2002-02-05 04:34:18 PM  
I will not go see this movie because the last couple of Police Academy movies SUCKED!!!!!
2002-02-05 04:40:02 PM  
It's Zeus that does the lightning thing. Sue him.

My uncle is omnipotent, so he and his wife looked into adoption.
2002-02-05 05:06:25 PM  
When I first read the headline about the police academy, I thought it would be fun and zany, like that movie, "Spaceballs." But instead it was dark and disturbing like that movie, "Police Academy."
2002-02-05 05:15:42 PM  
While we are on the Police Academy theme, here for those that have not seen it is the most disturbing image ever.

[image from too old to be available]

Looks like Steve Guttenburg's career is just on the up and up.
2002-02-05 05:20:35 PM  
What's that?
How long does it take to set up?
coupla minutes
How long does it last?
coupla years......
2002-02-05 05:24:46 PM  

R.I.P. Tackelberry
2002-02-05 05:57:56 PM  
i found out about tacklebery on imdb a few weeks ago and was suprised how sad i felt i think this generation grew up on police academy films!
2002-02-05 06:13:23 PM  
Damn these gay headlines.
2002-02-05 06:29:53 PM  
if this guy was the instructor, how was he ordered to take the flag down? was he teaching the proper way to take a flag down? what IS the proper way to take a flag down? why didn't he instruct someone else to take it down?
2002-02-05 06:59:22 PM  
Waaaaait a minute... if they were near a flagpole, at least near enough to take a flag down, wouldn't the lightning have hit the POLE? (especially if it's made of metal, as most flagpoles are...) hmmmmmmmmm... something's fishy...
2002-02-05 07:05:06 PM  
"Bloody Americans. You always sue, you Americans. You always say "Well i just gotta sue somebody" and "I just gotta blame anyone and get cash!".
Well yer dead now, so shuddup!"
2002-02-05 07:21:18 PM  
"Walrond said Monday that he will seek a filing extension because his injuries left him unable to complete the paperwork within the required 90-day period." Haha... not only dumb but lazy...
2002-02-05 07:40:43 PM  
I'm sorry, people who get struck by lightning full on DIE!!!.

The lightning struck the flagpole, then struck him. If it hit him directly he wouldn't be suing anyone.
2002-02-05 07:47:20 PM  
MMM Tasty

Central and Peripheral Nervous System

Central nervous system injuries are common. Transient confusion, paralysis and amnesia are likely. Coagulation of the brain, subdural hematomas or collections of blood surrounding the brain, and bleeding within the brain are possible with direct strikes. Swelling of the brain is another outcome. There may be global brain damage and neurologic devastation secondary to anoxic brain injury if respiratory arrest is not immediately treated. Paresthesias (pins and needles sensations) may affect areas of the victim's body. Possible chronic sequelae include amnesia, movement disorders, dementia and decreased reflexes. Paraplegia can be secondary to brain or spinal cord injury from lightning strikes. There may also be neuropsychiatric complications such as depression, anxiety, memory deficits, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
2002-02-05 07:58:38 PM  
Actually, there is a 3-in-4 chance of surviving a direct hit by lightning. I like those odds!
2002-02-05 08:07:36 PM  
Lordargent: I got halfway through your post when I felt something rupture in my cerebellum. My attorney will be in touch with you ;)
2002-02-05 08:08:04 PM  
2002-02-05 08:32:19 PM  
I have just three words to say about the individual behind the lawsuit:

What a dumbass.

Thank you, that is all.
2002-02-06 01:02:47 AM  
Remeber in FFX when we had to avoid the lightning?
Yeah well its just like that except without having a warning, and you would die(most likly maybe), and there isnt always lightning
2002-02-07 12:22:17 AM  
SOMERSET POLICE ACADEMY RULES!!! As the instructor's prove this theory!!!
ASSKNUCKLES...form the EAST COAST now on the WEST COAST and safe from those freak storms.
2002-02-07 12:30:38 AM  
Roman- "So Walrond, how many times have you been struck by lightning"?

Walrond-" I,I,I have ba ba ba been sstruck by lightning six, six,six,six, sixty sixty TIMES!!!

Roman- " So, Walrond... What, are you going with the NEO-SKUNK look now"?

***The Great Outdoors***
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