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(Seattle Times)   Washington state to put pictures of missing children on semi-trucks   (seattletimes.nwsource.com) divider line 51
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2006-04-20 09:06:02 PM  
Right next to the "Humpin' to Please" logo.
 
2006-04-20 09:06:19 PM  
No one drinks milk anymore?
 
2006-04-20 09:07:10 PM  
I always preferred the "Haulin' Ass" one myself.
 
2006-04-20 09:08:17 PM  
Wait, is this a photoshop thread?
 
2006-04-20 09:09:15 PM  
They'll probably have more luck with entire trucks.
 
2006-04-20 09:10:11 PM  
Sounds like a good idea to me.
 
2006-04-20 09:10:26 PM  
Children who go missing are generally either kidnapped by a relative or by some sicko serial killer.
 
2006-04-20 09:12:10 PM  
Well, that should help, considering the number of people that never go to Wal-Mart or buy milk.

Okay, so I was being bitter and mean; every little bit counts.
I doubt anyone would appreciate my idea of printing it on rolling papers; I suppose that would be a bit of a buzzkill.
 
2006-04-20 09:13:21 PM  
that's.. not a picture.. ahhhhhh
 
2006-04-20 09:13:38 PM  
So if I look to my right and see one of those kids on the side of the semi, and then I look to my left and see the same kid in a passing car, and while trying to call 911 I crash and kill all involved parties, who wins?

/secretly wishing we could use the roads for actual driving.
 
2006-04-20 09:14:55 PM  
Currently missing:

img522.imageshack.us
 
2006-04-20 09:15:03 PM  
Considering how much kids all look like each other, I'd imagine the false alarm rate would be high:

A: "Oh my God! You're the boy from the semi truck!"
B: "Hey, what are you doing with my son!?!?"
A: "Run Timmy! Run for freedom!"
 
2006-04-20 09:15:03 PM  
"WASH ME, MY CHILD IS DIRTY"
 
2006-04-20 09:16:15 PM  
Some trucking companies have been doing this for ages.

I'm curious if how effective these things are (trucks, posters at WalMart, milk cartons, etc.). Do they actually help find missing kids?
 
mem
2006-04-20 09:19:43 PM  
Takes a whole semi to fit one of our fat American kids, huh?
 
2006-04-20 09:21:44 PM  
Didn't they just conduct a study a couple articles down that drivers not concentrating on driving cause more accidents? You want some coverage? Put them on french fry boxes. Don't know how vigilant you feel eating fries, though. Guess it's probably more for drivers who are already in a killing mood. Man, I sure miss driving.
 
2006-04-20 09:22:09 PM  
Good idea.
 
2006-04-20 09:22:17 PM  
Washington state to put pictures of missing white children on semi-trucks
 
2006-04-20 09:22:39 PM  
I saw one of these driving home last night, though not in Washington. It's not particularly effective -- you can barely make out the features of the kid.
 
2006-04-20 09:23:50 PM  
Breaker 1-9, we've got a missing boy, answers to the handle of Teddy Bear, described as having "two crippled feet" and a "mile long grin". Mom says Teddy Bear was distraught after his trucker dad had a wreck about a month ago tryin' to get home in a blindin' snow.

/first obscurity I thought of
//wore the grooves off this 45
 
2006-04-20 09:27:18 PM  
Of course it won't matter one whit if you're crashing with 30,000lbs of bananas behind you...
 
2006-04-20 09:27:43 PM  
I kinda thought there'd be more support for this. It seems like a good idea, and I hope it works. I also hope no little bastards think it's funny to graffiti the pictures or deface them and crap. I've heard stories about moms who've had babies go missing, and on the anniversary some asshole kids phone her up to say the kid is dead. Every year.
 
2006-04-20 09:31:40 PM  
I also hope no little bastards think it's funny to graffiti the pictures or deface them and crap

You must get disappointed alot.
 
2006-04-20 09:36:17 PM  
Would be Ironic if the person shown as kidnapped on the truck was inside the truck at the time.

/don't trust anyone
//the truth is out there
///live long and prosper
////my balls itch
 
2006-04-20 09:36:23 PM  
My honest opinion is that people tend to forget faces easily (except for the very few that are blessed with a photographic memory, or choose to burn the images into their mind). I don't think it matters much, anyway, because it is unlikely that one would go out into the public, risking someone recognizing the victim. I think that tracking devices are the way to go. I realize that privacy is sacred, to all of us... but I would be willing to vote for tracking devices if it meant that no other child was hurt.
 
2006-04-20 09:39:44 PM  
itsfullofstars
I'm curious if how effective these things are (trucks, posters at WalMart, milk cartons, etc.). Do they actually help find missing kids?

That's a good question.

As a teacher, I always forced myself to look at those pictures at WalMart or anywhere else I saw them. (Still do, though not teaching at present.) Never once saw a kid I knew, but if the pictures were there, I looked.

If the truck pictures save one kid, it's worth it.
 
2006-04-20 09:42:46 PM  
crypt0z0ic

Well, that should help, considering the number of people that never go to Wal-Mart or buy milk.


I actually think that this would be far more effective and cheaper than the milk-carton thingie...

I mean how often do you actually look at the face on a carton of milk?

Now think about the last time you were a passenger on an interstate road trip. how much time did you spend just staring out the window hoping for something to occupy your mind and pass the time? you even start reading every billboard you pass. you would probably look at the pic on the side of a semi passing by long enough to memorize it. Long enough to be able to recognise the kid if you saw him/her any time in the next few days... hope it works


ZekeMacNeil [TotalFark]

Washington state to put pictures of missing white children on semi-trucks


Agueda Elizabeth Arias daughter of Guadalupe Barajas Castro
Sofia Patricia Hernandez
, daughter of Anatolia Hernandez
Shania
Joan Supanich, daughter of Mark Supanich
Francisco Brian Rios-Carriere, son of Francisco Rios-Vega

now, Shania might be white, I don't know...that surname sounds a bit eastern European to me. but I am going way out on a limb here and guess that the other 3 are Latino...
 
2006-04-20 09:50:13 PM  
drinki bird:

Now think about the last time you were a passenger on an interstate road trip. how much time did you spend just staring out the window hoping for something to occupy your mind and pass the time?

That is a good point, and I am all for anything that will help; I just hope that too much time doesn't pass between seeing a picture on the side of a truck and seeing the little boy/girl at the rest stop.
 
2006-04-20 09:51:57 PM  
I have always considered semis to be under-utilized billboards. This would be a GOOD use.

/don't see a downside here
 
2006-04-20 10:02:04 PM  
They should put missing children on their quarters instead of that whaleplane thing.
 
2006-04-20 10:07:50 PM  
"Snatched by a noncustodial parent, or an unknown abductor"

I genuinely find it sad that people consider these equivalent ills.
 
2006-04-20 10:11:13 PM  
DarkSoulNoHope: Would be Ironic if the person shown as kidnapped on the truck was inside the truck at the time.

I came here to say the same thing, so I think I hate you. *shakes fist*
 
2006-04-20 10:23:41 PM  
But here's a question, since what's on the side of the truck generally identifies the contents in many cases (A Wal-Mart truck, for instance, would carry products to Wal-Marts), wouldn't putting pictures of missing children on the side of trucks imply that the children were actually IN the truck?

/just sayin'...
 
2006-04-20 10:28:31 PM  
img.photobucket.com

/window seat, thank you
 
2006-04-20 11:09:20 PM  
Yay! Now I can play "Need it/Got it" while I drive!
 
RCL
2006-04-20 11:09:47 PM  
2006-04-20 10:07:50 PM superm401

"Snatched by a noncustodial parent, or an unknown abductor"

I genuinely find it sad that people consider these equivalent ills.


Ummmm, no. Sure, some noncustodial parents are fine, probably most of them. Some get the shaft in court. But I have a buddy whose son's mom is an absolute psycho. If you take the kid and disappear, you've done something criminal.
 
2006-04-20 11:10:29 PM  
TerminalEchoes wins. Everyone go home.
 
2006-04-20 11:19:54 PM  
I didn't say it wasn't criminal; I even think the law is just (always a plus). Still, taking your own biological child is not inherently equivalent to taking a stranger. Obviously, its worse in some cases, like that of your friend's, but it's better in most. The child's usually with someone who knows and cares about them (if not the other parent).
 
2006-04-20 11:32:42 PM  
I won't be happy until they put pictures of missing trucks on children.
 
2006-04-20 11:47:56 PM  
I saw one of these today

www.gomobileadvertising.com
 
2006-04-21 12:21:27 AM  
griz212: I have always considered semis to be under-utilized billboards.

Like this?

http://colemanlane.com/pages/1/index.htm

Pretty dumb if you ask me.
 
2006-04-21 12:32:57 AM  
I'm for it, and hope it saves at least one child, if not more.

That being said, this post by drinki bird:

Now think about the last time you were a passenger on an interstate road trip. how much time did you spend just staring out the window hoping for something to occupy your mind and pass the time? you even start reading every billboard you pass. you would probably look at the pic on the side of a semi passing by long enough to memorize it. Long enough to be able to recognise the kid if you saw him/her any time in the next few days... hope it works

It was well said, but it reminds me of the GEICO commercials. Read it in the gecko's voice. I might just be too drunk, but I swear, it's the gecko talking.
 
2006-04-21 12:44:34 AM  
Let me save some of you folks the trouble: Washington state sucks, and this is just another shiatty idea to come out of there.


There, beat you to it. Move along.
 
2006-04-21 01:06:10 AM  
draelyn, I bet you wouldn't be saying that if you knew what we invented.


/ever hear of Xerography, biatch?
//Don't pretend you haven't, because you LOVE it.
 
2006-04-21 02:24:24 AM  
2006-04-21 12:32:57 AM AhGodUSmellThat [TotalFark]

It was well said, but it reminds me of the GEICO commercials. Read it in the gecko's voice. I might just be too drunk, but I swear, it's the gecko talking.

AAAAAAAAAAAAA! Get out of my head!
/I don't do voices/accents, but I CAN hear it...

First thing I thought of:
"
Day or so had passed when I popped the clutch,
gave the tranny a spin and slid on into
The Stinky Pinky Gulp N' Guzzle Big Rig Snooze-A-Stop.
There I was browsin' through the latest issue of "Throb",
when I saw Bambi starin' at me from the back of a milk carton.
Well, my heart just dropped.
So, I decided to do what any good Christian would.
You can not imagine how difficult it is to hold a half gallon of moo juice
and polish the one-eyed gopher when your doin' seventy-five
in an eighteen-wheeler.
I never thought missing children could be so sexy.
Did I say that out loud?"

/Straight to hell
//definitely not goin' to be lonely/bored when I get there...
 
2006-04-21 06:03:42 AM  
Somebody post the SouthPark cap with kennies butt as his face on a milk carton, I only clicked on the comments to see that

/bonus points if you shop it on a Truck.
 
2006-04-21 07:58:39 AM  
I was abducted in 1978...
I'm really getting a kick out of these replies...
/not really
//put slashies on the trucks, instead!
 
2006-04-21 09:35:24 AM  
You can not imagine how difficult it is to hold a half gallon of moo juice and polish the one-eyed gopher when your doin' seventy-five in an eighteen-wheeler. I never thought missing children could be so sexy.
Did I say that out loud?
 
2006-04-21 01:31:52 PM  
I always see the flyer or milk carton and feel bad for the kid. Then I read the fact that he went missing in 1992 and is probably 19 years old right now, why should I be using advanced aging techniques looking at the person in the car next to mine just because 15 years ago mom passed out from too much Zanex and Timmy ran away?
 
2006-04-21 01:33:05 PM  
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