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(Salt Lake Tribune)   As a general rule, if you hit an old codger's truck with a water balloon and he starts chasing you and you manage to get away, don't hit him with another water balloon. Near Darwinism ensues.   (sltrib.com) divider line 158
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2005-06-15 01:04:50 PM
Hey! I submitted this with a LAMER headline.

*shakes fist at Submitter*



/good job
 
2005-06-15 02:47:48 PM
Christensen's mother, Barbara Christensen, said her son had surgery Saturday on his fractured skull to relieve the pressure on his brain and remove a blood clot. The crash broke every bone in Christensen's face, his mother said, and he's scheduled for facial surgery on Thursday. He also suffered broken ribs and a broken collarbone. Christensen, of Richmond, will be a senior at Skyview High School when school resumes and played on the basketball team last season.

I kept expecting the next sentence to read "Christenson's mother has retained a lawyer and plans to sue the driver of the Nissan."

Ah well, give it a few months I guess.
 
2005-06-15 02:51:22 PM
and here i was thinking i wouldnt get a chance to use the term "break your face" today.
 
2005-06-15 02:58:41 PM
As a former teenaged idiot boy, let me just say: Sorry, Chester, but that'll happen sometimes. If you don't want somebody chasing you, don't throw stuff at him.
 
2005-06-15 02:59:02 PM
The crash broke every bone in Christensen's face

you TT_TT_Pwned, Jason! you got TT_TT_Pwned!
 
2005-06-15 02:59:39 PM
haha stupid white jerk

jerks always get it at the end. trust me
 
2005-06-15 03:00:48 PM
I know a guy who lost an eye from being hit by a water balloon from a moving vehicle in a parking lot.

/not cool
 
2005-06-15 03:01:42 PM
meh, they had it coming to them. but, that would be a bummer if the dude was disfigured... that would be punishment enough. otherwise, give em hell!
 
2005-06-15 03:01:55 PM
Wonder if Christensen will be tossing any more water balloons at vehicles anytime soon?

Perhaps he's learned a valuable life lesson. Then again, perhaps he'll continue his moronic ways and win his Darwin award in some future incident.
 
2005-06-15 03:01:56 PM
I was just trying to lure him away from the farmer's market.
 
2005-06-15 03:03:12 PM
Newspaper plastic bags filled with water work well too.
 
2005-06-15 03:03:17 PM
Link is farked for me.
 
2005-06-15 03:03:44 PM
farked?

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2005-06-15 03:03:44 PM
It is funny until some body gets hurt, then it's farking halarious! Too bad all three of them did not die.
 
2005-06-15 03:04:02 PM
Forgive me for interjecting but I, too, am 58 and I'm not an old codger. Now you kids get off my lawn, Goddam it!!
 
2005-06-15 03:04:07 PM
"In a statement, [the Nissan driver] states he wanted to stop them and let them know just how dangerous that was,"

Oh, and kick their asses...
 
2005-06-15 03:04:47 PM
jamesx47
haha stupid white jerk

Is that an attempt at trolling? What does his race have anything to do with it?
 
2005-06-15 03:06:26 PM
Kids deserved it, and I sure hope that no charges are pressed against the guy they hit with the water balloons.

My dad got hit by kids with a squirt-gun once. He followed them and got out of his car at a stoplight to confront the kids. The driver gunned it and HIT my dad with the back of his truck as he drove off. Left my dad lying in the street with a broken hip .

For close to 5 years now, I've successfully resisted the urge to beat that little punk kid with a baseball bat. He better hope that nothing ever pisses me off enough to 'not care'.
 
2005-06-15 03:06:41 PM
DrForrester
I know a guy who lost an eye from being hit by a water balloon from a moving vehicle in a parking lot.
/not cool


That is officially where the fun and games end.
 
2005-06-15 03:07:32 PM
It's like my dad always said, "Never bring a water balloon to a truck fight".
 
2005-06-15 03:07:39 PM
kevnvegas: Now you kids get off my lawn, Goddam it!!

I am only 30 and same the same thing to kids on my lawn.

It doesn't help that they built the subdivisions pool right behind my house. My yard is the short cut but I am tired of picking up their trash. Damn Kids.
 
2005-06-15 03:07:42 PM
Ah.. Nothing like pure Darwinish at work. I have no sympathy for the kids in the truck. Screw 'em.

N.
 
2005-06-15 03:08:42 PM
Coach McGuirk: you TT_TT_Pwned, Jason! you got TT_TT_Pwned!

that impressive pipirho.com site is up today.
and TT is online looks like
 
2005-06-15 03:08:44 PM
The center of the Nissan's front bumper hit the left corner of the Toyota's rear bumper, Bennett said. The collision caused the Toyota driver to lose control of the vehicle.


i'm all for giving the punks a good scare, but ramming the truck with kids riding in the back is asking for some legal problems of your own.

/in my younger days, we had about 5 of us in the car, and chased down a car with two guys who cut us off and flipped us off....they ended up losing control and wound up in a ditch. they got out and started throwing rocks at our car, we just left laughing at them for wrecking their car.

/just sayin'
 
2005-06-15 03:08:50 PM
So_it_goes
jamesx47
haha stupid white jerk

Is that an attempt at trolling? What does his race have anything to do with it?


They did say that he played basketball. I'm sure I could make a smartass stereotyped comment from that but I won't.
 
2005-06-15 03:09:07 PM
Hey, where is Doug Llewlyn right now?

"Don't take the law into your own hands,
you take them to court!"

//have no idea how to spell Doug's last name
// "Awww, 3 minutes to Wapner" - Raymond
 
2005-06-15 03:09:16 PM
Did I miss something, or is the 58-year old guy NOT in any trouble?

Granted, the kids started it, but chasing and 'trying to make them pull over' generally falls under some form of reckless driving doesn't it?
 
2005-06-15 03:09:20 PM
When I was like 10, a couple of us threw some snowballs at a passing car. The driver hit the brakes and locked up the tires screeching to a halt to come after us. We took off running into the gully and through the woods as fast as we could go.

//Never did that again.
 
2005-06-15 03:09:46 PM
 
2005-06-15 03:10:56 PM
The punks deserved it. Messing around with moiving vehicles is dangerous, lets hope they all learn a valuable lesson.

...although it's quite obvious to me the "old codger" fish-tailed them. THAT is most definately NOT cool. He should be charged.
 
2005-06-15 03:11:28 PM
of course, realizing that you are responsible for whatever that kid's face ends up looking like is prolly going to be a fairly strong punishment anyhow..
 
2005-06-15 03:12:09 PM
should have used rotten eggs and ballons filled with syrup.
/amatures

Also FYI marshmellows and gummybears will eat through paint if left on a car in the summer heat.
 
2005-06-15 03:13:07 PM
The crash broke every bone in Christensen's face, his mother said

Wow - all thirteen of them?

http://www.sirinet.net/~jgjohnso/skeleton.html

/likes to take English figures of speech literally
 
2005-06-15 03:13:20 PM
For anyone too lazy to RTFA, here's the summary. 6 kids threw a water baloon from their truck to another oncomming Nissan truck. After a brief chase, the kids lost the Nissan. The kids found the Nissan again, pelted it a second time and a new chase ensued. The Nissan hit the bumper of the kids truck, flipping it on its side, pinning one kid against the ground. That kid suffered fractures to every bone in his face and will undergo reconstructive surgery. Two wrongs makes a right?
 
2005-06-15 03:14:03 PM
I used to throw crabapples at cars from inside a THICK forest near my house. You could throw your ordnance, duck back a few steps and stand there laughing while the codgers shook their fists. There was no way to get back in there from the road.

/deserved to get my ass kicked, but never did.
 
2005-06-15 03:15:29 PM
I used to throw spoiled food at on coming traffic when I was an idiot teen. Thought it was funny as hell. Role Reversal? I'd give chase but wouldn't perform a farking pit maneuver on the car. Can't help but find it funny they hit the same guy on a different occasion.

/Can't be the only one who sympathises with the kids.
//Probably am.
 
2005-06-15 03:16:35 PM
It is funny until some body gets hurt, then it's farking halarious! Too bad all three of them did not die.

WTF is with this comment and similar ones in this thread? Yeah, throwing water balloons at a vehicle is a potentially dangerous, asshat thing to do. But someone doing that does NOT give the man a right to road rage on them, dangerously pursue them, and hit the back of their vehicle. It doesn't even give him the right to try to "kick their asses". WTF is wrong with people? Stay the fark off the road if you're prone to become Mr. Vigilante Road Rager.
 
2005-06-15 03:16:38 PM
The center of the Nissan's front bumper hit the left corner of the Toyota's rear bumper, Bennett said. The collision caused the Toyota driver to lose control of the vehicle.


like i said, the old guy crossed the line from the grey area of giving chase to the not-so-grey area of ramming the truck and causing the accident

/just sayin'
 
2005-06-15 03:17:01 PM
LOL!

Now that's pretty farking funny! Would someone investigate Christensen's E-Mail and house addys so we can send him a get-well card?

Do they make get-well cards with pictures of horribly disfigured people?
 
2005-06-15 03:17:29 PM
My dad got hit by kids with a squirt-gun once. He followed them and got out of his car at a stoplight to confront the kids. The driver gunned it and HIT my dad with the back of his truck as he drove off. Left my dad lying in the street with a broken hip

sorry about your dad, but that wasn't a great idea. right or not, your dad showed up for a gun fight with a baseball bat. bad idea.
 
2005-06-15 03:17:40 PM
the 58 year old guy is facing possible charges. its in the first farking paragraph of the article.
 
2005-06-15 03:17:46 PM
We used to hide in a field and lob ice balls onto cars as they drove by. All fun and games till one day we hit an undercover cop car... Back in those days though the cops often left punishment up to parents, and I literally could not sit down for a week.
 
2005-06-15 03:19:21 PM
Alternative to water balloons: Powdered Donuts *warning* boston creme really piss people off
 
2005-06-15 03:19:24 PM
Ummmm why not just call the cops? Take the licence plate down and call the cops.... is it really that difficult?
 
2005-06-15 03:20:21 PM
patrick767-

I agree that this particular codger went way over the line, but I'm going to disagree with you on the ass-kicking part. If a stranger throws a water balloon at you, you have the moral right to try to kick their asses.

It's assumed when you throw the water balloon. If the target catches you, you're taking a beating. That's why it's a thrill.

/That advice probably won't hold up in court.
 
2005-06-15 03:20:38 PM
The old guy is a farking idiot!

You tell me which one is more immature and stupid...a bunch of kids throwing harmless water ballons, or the old-should-know-better fart that chasses them at 70 mph to tell them "hey throwing water ballons is dangerous"...please give this idiot a linching.
 
2005-06-15 03:20:54 PM
Ummmm why not just call the cops? Take the licence plate down and call the cops.... is it really that difficult?

Because that would be sane and responsible, unlike what the man did and what the farking idiots in this thread think the kids deserved. Hopefully the guy goes to jail for a long time.
 
2005-06-15 03:21:04 PM
2005-06-15 03:08:42 PM wjllope

Coach McGuirk: you TT_TT_Pwned, Jason! you got TT_TT_Pwned!

that impressive pipirho.com site is up today.
and TT is online looks like


Kudos for the TT_TT_PWNED! reference!!! One of the finer moments in Fark's history.
 
2005-06-15 03:21:14 PM
used to sail taco bell burritos at passing cars, cyclists, joggers, walkers, little kids. that was back in the late 80's when they were 3 for $1. price went up. cops caught us plastering houses. made us scrub off while homeowners smirked. i'm now a grown up and feel kind of bad. but still get excited when my kid orders one with no onions, extra sauce.
 
2005-06-15 03:21:17 PM
58 isn't an old codger.

I am not even close to 58 but I am old enough to wish that these assholes were killed during their stupid stunt.
 
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