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(Some Guy)   One night into a week long camping trip, two intrepid adventurers activate emergency beacon and get rescued from the Alaska wilderness. Guess the reason: a) attacked by bears; b) slipped while hiking and broke a leg; c) it's too bright out   (adn.com) divider line 210
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2009-07-09 08:01:58 AM
I hope they get charged for the "rescue".
 
2009-07-09 08:47:35 AM
cpw49684: I hope they get charged for the "rescue".

No kidding and I bet it isn't cheap.
 
2009-07-09 08:56:24 AM
There should be a proficiency exam in order to get an emergency beacon in the first place. Well, more than

Can you afford an emergency beacon? Y[ ] N[ ]

If you checked yes, please collect your emergency beacon.
 
2009-07-09 08:59:37 AM
sullyman: cpw49684: I hope they get charged for the "rescue".

No kidding and I bet it isn't cheap.


Doesn't sound like a massive rescue effort. The rescue beacon told the State Troopers right where they were (within a hundred yards or so) and they already had a float plane in the area and sent it over to check things out. They were found within two hours of activating the beacon.

At any rate, one of the guys, William Calomiris probably has some connection with William Calomiris LLC, a large Washington property management firm.

Grandpa's dead but Dad's going to be pissed.
 
2009-07-09 09:02:37 AM
adam
megain.smugmug.com

can't find the other guy's pic
 
2009-07-09 09:18:17 AM
Do research before going someplace.
 
2009-07-09 09:18:29 AM
Washington, D.C., resident

heh. City boys.
 
2009-07-09 09:18:40 AM
I'll just file this under "Things You Should Know About Alaska Before You Go There."
 
2009-07-09 09:18:52 AM
One night into a week long camping trip, two intrepid adventurers activate emergency beacon and get rescued from the Alaska wilderness. Guess the reason: a) attacked by bears; b) slipped while hiking and broke a leg; c) it's too bright out

d) bloggers photoshopped funny pictures on your kid's head
 
2009-07-09 09:19:50 AM
D.) Palin had a gun
 
2009-07-09 09:20:59 AM
Was it the bear cavalry?

shhac.info
 
2009-07-09 09:21:14 AM
Maybe it was the voices telling them to go toward the light.
 
2009-07-09 09:21:15 AM
cryinoutloud: Washington, D.C., resident

heh. City boys.


Not all city residents are total r-tards when it comes to being in the wilderness. However, these gentleman do nothing to prove my point.

/Idiots
 
2009-07-09 09:23:15 AM
It's like "Into the Wild", except without the happy ending.
 
2009-07-09 09:23:48 AM
Did Sarah quit at something again?
 
2009-07-09 09:24:05 AM
The best part of TFA is at the end where you learn that the Troopers told them to wait for their air-taxi to arrive, rather than transporting the morons themselves.
 
2009-07-09 09:24:15 AM
Haha. Idiots.
 
2009-07-09 09:24:37 AM
I read that as emergency bacon. Now I am hungry.
 
2009-07-09 09:25:38 AM
Never forget the emergency bacon.
 
2009-07-09 09:25:50 AM
Somebody watched "Out of the Wild" on Discovery channel and decided it looked like fun, I guess.

/That show was great.
 
2009-07-09 09:26:10 AM
INeedAName: cryinoutloud: Washington, D.C., resident

heh. City boys.

Not all city residents are total r-tards when it comes to being in the wilderness. However, these gentleman do nothing to prove my point.

/Idiots


They're from Bethesda. Bunch of rich, self-entitled biatches.

/i loved it
 
2009-07-09 09:26:17 AM
INeedAName: cryinoutloud: Washington, D.C., resident
heh. City boys.

Not all city residents are total r-tards when it comes to being in the wilderness. However, these gentleman do nothing to prove my point.
/Idiots


I know, but I do get a kick out of some of the retarded stuff I see and hear sometimes.

/All the coyotes are wolves and you need $1200 worth of gear for a day hike.
 
2009-07-09 09:26:36 AM
Man, if only there were a way escape the suns vicious rays
 
2009-07-09 09:26:49 AM
so, no cell phone zone in alaska?
 
2009-07-09 09:26:51 AM
 
2009-07-09 09:26:52 AM
The rescue team should have fed them to some hungry polar bears.
 
2009-07-09 09:27:13 AM
The wilderness may have been "too bright", but these two certainly aren't.
 
2009-07-09 09:27:42 AM
The yellow-face, it burnsssss usssssss.
 
2009-07-09 09:27:49 AM
Seriously...what a couple of pansies...they probably ran out of Anal-eze.
 
2009-07-09 09:30:23 AM
Loved the headline: "Daylong sun too much for Outside campers," particularly the way "Outside" is capitalized.

"You are not of the body!"
 
2009-07-09 09:32:11 AM
wage0048: The best part of TFA is at the end where you learn that the Troopers told them to wait for their air-taxi to arrive, rather than transporting the morons themselves.

Yeah, I liked that part too ;)
 
2009-07-09 09:32:12 AM
Unbelievable. I was just up there in May around the Tok/Northway area for a few nights in the bush and we had about 4-5 hrs of twilight/somewhat darkness. I brought one of those eye cover thingeys for sleeping and had no problems. The long days can be tough for us Easterners to adjust to though.

Went out to dinner in Anchorage one night at 10pm and the sun was just going down. Doesn't seem to bother the locals at all though, the place was still filling up (Humpy's FTW!)

Alaska rocks.
 
2009-07-09 09:32:55 AM
am I missing something? Are the sun's rays magnified in AK? Was it 110 degrees?

wow.
 
2009-07-09 09:33:39 AM
I love the comments attached to that article....better than this thread.
 
2009-07-09 09:34:01 AM
VespaGuy: It's like "Into the Wild", except without the happy ending.

V. nice. I thought I was the only one who that "Wild" was the feel-good comedy read of the summer.
 
2009-07-09 09:35:08 AM
d) out of beer?
 
2009-07-09 09:36:07 AM
Alaska taxpayers will have to pay all the costs, and since they elected Sarah Palin Governor I have no sympathy for them.
 
2009-07-09 09:36:15 AM
peachgirl: INeedAName: cryinoutloud: Washington, D.C., resident

heh. City boys.

Not all city residents are total r-tards when it comes to being in the wilderness. However, these gentleman do nothing to prove my point.

/Idiots

They're from Bethesda. Bunch of rich, self-entitled biatches.

/i loved it


They can't even get a camping trip right, seems.
 
2009-07-09 09:38:44 AM
Some people should stick to going to the cottage if they want to experience "wilderness".
 
2009-07-09 09:38:55 AM
I can haz emergency bacon?

/I am the only one to read Beacon as bacon?
//IT'S BACON DAMMIT
 
2009-07-09 09:41:11 AM
I see they went to the Bear Grylls school of wilderness travel.

Did one of the guys bring his own bear suit too?
 
2009-07-09 09:41:27 AM
Pair-o-Dice: D.) Palin had a gun

Is that by Aerosmith?
 
2009-07-09 09:42:43 AM
I just hiked Kesugi Ridge a few weeks ago, so I'm getting a kick out of these.. etc.

Yeah, I'm a city boy!
New York City!

Yee haw!
 
2009-07-09 09:43:28 AM
xnewnoisex: I can haz emergency bacon?

/I am the only one to read Beacon as bacon?
//IT'S BACON DAMMIT


No, actually you're the third one so far in fifteen minutes. But don't worry, it just keeps on getting funnier.

I'll bet these campers could also get frostbite while in Hawaii.
 
2009-07-09 09:44:54 AM
Understands entirely:

img.timeinc.net
 
2009-07-09 09:45:15 AM
THE BIG YELLOW ONE IS THE SUN!
 
2009-07-09 09:46:08 AM
I liked this comment over at the news site:

jerryf: Apparently they were exposed to Palinitis. Symptoms are quiting when uncomfortable.
 
2009-07-09 09:46:43 AM
img1.fark.net cheechakoes.
 
2009-07-09 09:46:47 AM
Poor Alaska.........they have now been slapped with the retard label just because Sarah Palin lives there and some folks actually pay attention to the media frenzy around her antics.
 
2009-07-09 09:47:54 AM
I think I saw this Twilight Zone episode already. The twist is that the two guys wake up and they're actually in Antarctica and it's always night and they were just dreaming the Alaska thing.
 
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