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(International Education)   Man who was clincally dead for six minutes in a construction accident and then later beat cancer finally dies at the bottom of a golf course pond. This is why you don't play best two out of three with Darwin   (bangornews.com) divider line 84
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2008-05-16 07:03:53 AM  
Looks like we've found the script for Final Destination 7: Death farks up omuch.
 
2008-05-16 07:44:47 AM  
Too Much.
 
2008-05-16 11:04:17 AM  
We had a man in Oklahoma die the same way. But it was not a golf course pond. It was a sewage lagoon at a pig farm. That would not be my first choice on the way to go.
 
2008-05-16 11:19:54 AM  
Yeah, cuz even if Darwin wins only one out of three, you still lose.
 
2008-05-16 11:20:08 AM  
Should read: In other news, the damn neighbors cat dropped a duece in my Porsche again. farking cat, I farking hate that damn cat.

And thats todays memo.
 
2008-05-16 11:20:49 AM  
So he fell in and couldn't get up?
 
2008-05-16 11:21:05 AM  
math isn't my strong point, but didn't he "win" two of three?

\i even carried the 1
 
2008-05-16 11:21:06 AM  
Even if you substitute "best 3 out of 5" into that headline, it STILL makes no sense
 
2008-05-16 11:21:17 AM  
If it was best two out of three, didn't he win?
 
2008-05-16 11:21:30 AM  
He shoulda taken a Mulligan.
 
2008-05-16 11:21:44 AM  
clincally?
 
2008-05-16 11:21:49 AM  
I'm imagining Bill and Ted playing Twister with Death right now...
 
2008-05-16 11:22:05 AM  
technically
 
2008-05-16 11:22:31 AM  
schmack: Yeah, cuz even if Darwin wins only one out of three, you still lose.

I LOL'd.
 
2008-05-16 11:23:32 AM  
The guy's last name wouldn't happen to be Rasputin would it?
 
2008-05-16 11:23:53 AM  
Bangor? That's where Stephen King lives. Dude almost sounds like one of his stories. Coincidence? Maybe.
 
2008-05-16 11:23:54 AM  
Bangor? Someone call Stephen King...
 
2008-05-16 11:24:07 AM  
Stupid Floppy Clownshoes: He shoulda taken a Mulligan.

I'm not going anywhere with that guy.
 
2008-05-16 11:24:10 AM  
Well, at least it happened near the seventh hole. It was his favorite you know.
 
2008-05-16 11:24:11 AM  
For some reason, I really laughed at this story.
 
2008-05-16 11:24:29 AM  
This headline died on the first go...
 
2008-05-16 11:24:34 AM  
If you play best of 3 with Darwin and only win twice, you still die. Headline wasn't that hard to figure out, folks.
 
2008-05-16 11:24:34 AM  
pescodave I don't think we could've timed that tighter...
 
2008-05-16 11:25:10 AM  
He survived the construction accident because he willingly took the required rectal exam.
 
2008-05-16 11:25:43 AM  
"I got killed on a front-end loader in 1973," Brown said during that 2002 interview.

For six minutes, he stopped breathing, according to the article. A member of his crew saved his life.



Is it really living if you caught the ghey from the kiss of life?
 
2008-05-16 11:26:26 AM  
www.smthop.com
/proud
 
2008-05-16 11:26:44 AM  
bump: pescodave I don't think we could've timed that tighter...

No doubt. If they guy wakes up and starts walking around again in a few months, especially if he goes to visit people he's known we'll know for sure. (Sometimes They Come Back)
 
2008-05-16 11:26:46 AM  
Bangor? I didn't even kiss her!
 
2008-05-16 11:27:46 AM  
The "Darwin" joke really doesn't work with someone who lived to the age of 75 and presumably had ample time to pass on his genes.
 
2008-05-16 11:27:48 AM  
i81icu812: If you play best of 3 with Darwin and only win twice, you still die. Headline wasn't that hard to figure out, folks.

playing best of three implies that after somebody wins twice, the game is over. "Darwin" wouldn't have had a chance after the man won twice. and besides, as somebody said earlier, even saying three out of five doesn't work because that is implying that after losing twice, the man (or, i guess, darwin) said, "no, come on, lets do 3 out of 5."
 
2008-05-16 11:28:56 AM  
At 75 I think he's already beaten Darwin. I doubt he was planning on reproducing again at that age, and you only get a Darwin'd if he gets you before you do spawn.
 
2008-05-16 11:29:06 AM  
It should probably read: This is why if you win two of three, don't push it to three of five.
 
2008-05-16 11:29:22 AM  
img208.imageshack.us
"night putting?"
 
2008-05-16 11:29:29 AM  
Bartleby the Scrivener: math isn't my strong point, but didn't he "win" two of three?

I think what subby meant was that he "lost" the first one when he died but was revived. He won the 2nd one. The rubber match was the golf course pond which was a loss.

/Not subby
//Don't care
///Why am I still typing?
 
2008-05-16 11:29:34 AM  
img187.imageshack.us
 
2008-05-16 11:29:56 AM  
Submitter, he already won the best 2 of 3, but must have accepted the challenge of best 3 of 5.

That was the mistake.

I can't be the only one who noticed that...
 
2008-05-16 11:30:11 AM  
quick load a save file!
 
2008-05-16 11:30:27 AM  
I'm not dead yet!

/got nothin'
 
2008-05-16 11:30:52 AM  
farm3.static.flickr.com

1. Maybe he wanted to go that way.
2. God hates golfers.
3. Now you can pry his clubs from his cold dead hands.
 
2008-05-16 11:32:22 AM  
Who cares? I don't understand why this is even news to anybody.

Just look the other way and get on with your lives.

When I want to know whether a given rule is stupid I usually look and see who would benefit from strict enforcement of said rule:

Fans: don't get to see the most skillful players so don't go to the games.
KU: doesn't get the best athlete on the court.
Opposing schools: Don't get to compete against the same caliber of athlete and probably have athletes in the same boat anyway. They don't get as many people going to their games either.
Academics: have to pay special attention to a student who doesn't really need or want it.
 
2008-05-16 11:35:17 AM  
Snuffybud: you only get a Darwin'd if he gets you before you do spawn.

NO NO NO NO NO!!!

Please read this: http://www.darwinawards.com/rules/rules.children.html
 
2008-05-16 11:35:32 AM  
Oh frank it's horrible! My old man went the same way
 
2008-05-16 11:36:14 AM  
Uhmmm... I'm going to have to "Darwin-nazi" this thread... it's not dying that brings Darwin into it. It's the fact that you died (or were sterilized) doing something so incredibly stupid that humanity as a species without your genes. I wouldn't say any one of this guys brushes with death really qualifies as "Darwin".
 
2008-05-16 11:37:25 AM  
great headline

dumb, dumb thread
 
2008-05-16 11:37:52 AM  
Two Outta Three Aint Bad
 
2008-05-16 11:38:22 AM  
i.pgatour.com

/approves
 
2008-05-16 11:39:16 AM  
FTFA (Photo caption): Course co-owner Carl Brown,75, drowned there Thursday morning after his truck into a pond. (Bangor Daily News/John Clarke Russ)

DROVE?

"Stay the course." - George Herbert Walker Bush.
 
2008-05-16 11:41:01 AM  
Photo caption:

Maine State Police Trooper Eric Verhille leaves Country View Golf Club in Brooks, Maine early Thursday afternoon. Course co-owner Carl Brown,75, drowned there Thursday morning after his truck into a pond. (Bangor Daily News/John Clarke Russ)

His truck apparently did something into a pond.
 
2008-05-16 11:41:07 AM  
Ummmmm...if it was best of three, didn't the dude win 2-1 based off headline?
 
2008-05-16 11:41:18 AM  
Brown, 75, was in his truck about 8:45 a.m. and was filling an onboard water tank from one of the course's ponds, according to State Police Trooper Eric Verhille. When Brown went to turn the truck around, he went a little too far and the truck slid down the embankment and into the pond with Brown trapped inside.

www.bbspot.com
Sounds like an ep of DLM.
 
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