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(WESH Orlando)   When operating a gasoline engine, it's best not to do so in your living room   (wesh.com) divider line 33
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2008-08-20 12:55:03 PM  
COwned.
 
2008-08-20 01:30:44 PM  
NOW you tell me.
 
2008-08-20 02:04:50 PM  
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2008-08-20 02:10:44 PM  
The idiot died while testing the generator?

Either they tested rather longer than it would take just to see if it was working or they did so in extremly confined quaters. It is no like the things release nerve gas in lethal quantities the minute you turn them on.
 
2008-08-20 02:11:05 PM  
FTFA: A person testing a generator

Apparently, it passed the test.
The tester, however...

FAIL.
 
2008-08-20 02:11:13 PM  
No Floriduh tag?
 
2008-08-20 02:12:28 PM  
Subby missed a perfect chance to use the new img1.fark.net tag.

//img1.fark.net subby
 
2008-08-20 02:13:20 PM  
OregonVet: COwned.

NICE!

also, the Dumbass tag seems more appropriate.
 
2008-08-20 02:15:34 PM  
I'd think "Florida" would trump FAIL and Dubmass? The state natrually implies one of the two, anyway.
 
2008-08-20 02:16:13 PM  
Running a generator indoors is a common form of intentional suicide, actually.

/buddy did it last year
 
2008-08-20 02:17:58 PM  
I myself was expecting a Florida tag on that one. Also a perfect candidate for the fail tag.
 
2008-08-20 02:19:33 PM  
Love it. LOVE. IT.
Warning labels, yeah, for people like this.
 
2008-08-20 02:19:45 PM  
please: Running a generator indoors is a common form of intentional suicide, actually.

/buddy did it last year


However I seriously doubt this was intentional.

/sorry about your late buddy.
 
2008-08-20 02:20:00 PM  
fta:...one death could be linked to the storm.

How is stupidity linked to the storm? Some thing tell me the storm didn't drop him on his head as a child.
 
2008-08-20 02:26:39 PM  
LooseShoes: Subby missed a perfect chance to use the new tag.

// subby


Nah, PSA is a much better choice. The Fail tag should be reserved for larger fails than this.

/The Fail Police will be a lot more annoying than the irony police.
 
2008-08-20 02:27:15 PM  
Generators are so 2005. The new hottness is Charcoal grills to heat your living room.
 
2008-08-20 02:35:12 PM  
Unfortunately this type of thing tends to happen pretty often... using Katrina as an example:

During August 29--September 24, a total of 51 cases of CO poisoning were reported by hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) facilities in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi


Man that storm was awful! Good thing I have my trusty generator...
 
2008-08-20 02:36:00 PM  
Whenever you hear 'Here, hold my beer.'

RUN.

/slashies
 
2008-08-20 02:38:18 PM  
Do not test a chainsaw indoors, at least with your wife home. Does anyone know how to get bar oil out of carpet?
 
2008-08-20 02:39:10 PM  
ActionJoe: The Fail tag should be reserved for larger fails than this.

Death isn't a large enough fail?
 
2008-08-20 02:39:44 PM  
farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2008-08-20 02:39:49 PM  
I bench tested a honda dio engine in my living room. I didn't die but my neighbors were nonplussed.
 
2008-08-20 02:48:42 PM  
I read about this elsewhere, and according to the story I read this guy had two generators running in his garage. He died just after the declaration of a state of emergency, well before the storm even hit.

Darwinism at it's finest. Then again, it may just be a Florida thing.

So far, this storm is a biatch. My mom lives in Melbourne and has gotten about a foot of rain so far, with an additional projected 10-20" coming her way. Some of my friends have about 3' or more around their homes.
 
2008-08-20 02:53:29 PM  
TheJowens: fta:...one death could be linked to the storm.

How is stupidity linked to the storm? Some thing tell me the storm didn't drop him on his head as a child.


Well, not THIS storm...
 
2008-08-20 03:05:36 PM  
DoWhatNowToWhat: Generators are so 2005. The new hottness is Charcoal grills to heat your living room.

Thats the Mexican way of doing it. Every time an ice storm hits and knocks out power there is somebody in the Hispanic community around here dying. I assume its from trying to heat the house instead of cooking, cause I can never keep the beans from falling down between the grill slats.
 
2008-08-20 03:07:27 PM  
I read about this elsewhere, and according to the story I read this guy had two generators running in his garage. He died just after the declaration of a state of emergency, well before the storm even hit.


If the power had gone out, he would have had television while his neighbors were in the dark. He saw an opportunity and went for it.
 
2008-08-20 03:21:49 PM  
Idiots!

The proper place for running a engine is in the kitchen. (new window)
 
2008-08-20 04:01:28 PM  
You have to get the electric generator to use it inside.
 
2008-08-20 04:12:07 PM  
Grandemadaca: ActionJoe: The Fail tag should be reserved for larger fails than this.

Death isn't a large enough fail?


Not for Fark. Otherwise would we need a fail tag anytime there is a news story about with a death on Fark?
 
2008-08-20 04:21:39 PM  
ToTheMaxxx: Darwinism at it's finest. Then again, it may just be a Florida thing.

We had similar problems in Seattle during our week-long power outage in Seattle. People are not very bright.

http://www.komonews.com/news/4935976.html (new window)
 
2008-08-20 08:23:45 PM  
I'm surprised hybrids haven't killed more people like this. I mean, the battery is good for about 20 minutes before the engine has to start to keep the car AC going.

Picture this scenario. Drunk guy drives home in hybrid. Parks in garage and passes out.

20 minutes later, the car starts running and he dies never having woken up.
 
2008-08-20 11:08:10 PM  
The catalytic converter removes most of the CO emissions, drunk likely would not die. The use of catalytic converters is actually responsible for Britain's suicide rate dropping a tad in recent years.
 
2008-08-21 12:32:48 AM  
labman, couldn't that just as easily happen with a traditional ICE? Drunkard drives home in his H3, parks it in his garage, passes out, dies. I'm not sure what distinction you're drawing with the AC business. Drunk people only like to pass out with a steady stream of cooled air blowing upon them?
 
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