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(Some Guy)   Newest fun activity that could kill you (*throws dart at list of hobbies*): geocaching   (kxxv.com) divider line 154
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2010-02-03 07:47:47 PM
OMGZ, TURRISTS IN TEH CACHEZ?!
 
2010-02-03 07:52:51 PM
I like geocaching, but I've only ever found one.

The iphone doesn't display coordinates and some of the farkers here like to make it three or even ten step math puzzles to get the coordinates of the cache.
 
2010-02-03 08:03:36 PM
Steve Anderson of the WACO Police Department is a sad, sad man.
 
2010-02-03 08:04:58 PM
Leaving your house Popular past time can turn dangerous and illegal
 
2010-02-03 09:07:37 PM
I_Love_Verdi: Steve Anderson of the WACO Police Department is a sad, sad man.

I agree.

"There could be some sicko out there that decides to leave something of nature that could harm you when you open the box. That's a possibility and always is," Steve Anderson, of the Waco Police Department said.


\$50 says he's a Republican.
 
2010-02-03 09:10:52 PM
media.pegasusnews.com
 
2010-02-03 09:24:22 PM
Kyosuke: I_Love_Verdi: Steve Anderson of the WACO Police Department is a sad, sad man.

I agree.

"There could be some sicko out there that decides to leave something of nature that could harm you when you open the box. That's a possibility and always is," Steve Anderson, of the Waco Police Department said.

\$50 says he's a Republican.


Entirely plausible he has a passing knowledge of Fark.
 
2010-02-03 09:43:29 PM
I just want to remind all of you that evil ninja Oompa Loompas could possibly be hiding in your toilet. When you get up in the middle of the night to take a leak, THEY COULD FARKING KILL YOU!!!!!
 
2010-02-03 09:44:47 PM
Good. Seems like kind of a dumb thing to do.

Just go hiking. That way you could get killed doing something stupid without having to keep track of all that stuff.
 
2010-02-03 09:45:13 PM
I just started geocaching, so I'm getting a kick...

/and that kick can be found at N 35° 11.887 W 111° 39.076
 
2010-02-03 09:45:54 PM
I think we're all Wacos on this website.
 
2010-02-03 09:46:55 PM
Well, if you go try to find one in the middle of Bumfark Nowhere Just West of Yellowknife, then maybe you'd run a chance of exposure or starvation or something like that. But a little advance preparation always works wonders.

I'm not worried about geocaches killing me. Really, I'd be more worried about tigers eating me, except I have this rock which keeps tigers away.
 
2010-02-03 09:47:51 PM
Geocaching can lead to dancing.
 
2010-02-03 09:47:57 PM
Kyosuke: I_Love_Verdi: Steve Anderson of the WACO Police Department is a sad, sad man.

I agree.

"There could be some sicko out there that decides to leave something of nature that could harm you when you open the box. That's a possibility and always is," Steve Anderson, of the Waco Police Department said.

\$50 says he's a Republican.


Republicans, in Waco, TX? How dare you go so far out on a limb, good sir?
 
2010-02-03 09:48:06 PM
TFTC TNLKGB SL

Thanks for the cache.
Took nothing, left kidnapped girl's body.
Signed log.


/geocacher
 
2010-02-03 09:48:10 PM
I got turned off of geocaching by the sheer amount of people that would essentially leave garbage instead of something cool but cheap.

An unmarked golf tee? C'mon...
 
2010-02-03 09:48:46 PM
"Both of the boxes News Channel 25 found were on public places but that's not always the case. And that's how you get into trouble."

We better make it illegal in case something that hasn't happened yet, does!!
 
2010-02-03 09:49:47 PM
Just wait until Al Qaeda gets ahold of this geocaching thing and kills one nerd. You won't be laughing then!

/post 911 world fear state
 
2010-02-03 09:51:04 PM
I guess someone finally found that redback spider I left in the last one
 
2010-02-03 09:52:10 PM
Step One: Open the Cache
Step Two: Put your junk in the cache
Step Three: Ambush and kill the guy opening the cache.
 
2010-02-03 09:52:41 PM
First of all, let's agree that most anything can kill you if you're a farking idiot.
 
2010-02-03 09:52:47 PM
Sounds like a good way to coordinate drops for things of dubious legality.
 
2010-02-03 09:53:02 PM
""There's always going to be that criminal element out there that's going to take something that's fun, enjoyable to thousands of people and turn it into bad," Anderson said."

I GOT THE FEAR!
I GOT THE FEAR!
I GOT IT RIGHT HERE!
I GOT IT RIGHT HERE!
I GOT THE FEAR!
I GOT THE FEAR!
I GOT THE FEAR!
I GOT THE FEAR!
I got the fear!

 
2010-02-03 09:53:13 PM
You know how hikers, backpackers, rock climbers, and kayakers somehow manage to distinguish between public property and private property? Well, geocachers use a similar system - by reading "signs" and looking at "maps". Contrary to what the sheriff believes, you don't walk out your front door, and keep going in a straight line along the path your GPS unit lays out for you.

And if you're going after something like the legendary Psycho Urban Cache #13, someone putting something dangerous in the box is the least of your worries.
 
2010-02-03 09:54:51 PM
Found a geocache outside of Upper Sandusky Ohio. Left a get out of hell free card. Cool enough?
 
2010-02-03 09:56:33 PM
Gosh, I just started geocaching recently but I had no idea that it was so dangerous. Maybe I'll just forget about doing it and stick with my previous hobby - doing speedballs then going motocross riding.
 
2010-02-03 09:56:59 PM
Crudbucket: Kyosuke: I_Love_Verdi: Steve Anderson of the WACO Police Department is a sad, sad man.

I agree.

"There could be some sicko out there that decides to leave something of nature that could harm you when you open the box. That's a possibility and always is," Steve Anderson, of the Waco Police Department said.

\$50 says he's a Republican.

Republicans, in Waco, TX? How dare you go so far out on a limb, good sir?


Like Chet Edwards (D) who represents Waco in US Congress, the darn Republican!
 
2010-02-03 09:57:31 PM
Title of article: "Popular past time can turn dangerous and illegal"

fashiontribes.typepad.com

Approves of title. Link is hot like Lucy.

/catch 23 situation
//worst case Ontario
 
2010-02-03 09:58:52 PM
ZeroPly: And if you're going after something like the legendary Psycho Urban Cache #13, someone putting something dangerous in the box is the least of your worries.

In any city, in any country, go to any mental institution or halfway house you can get yourself to. When you reach the front desk, ask to visit someone who calls himself "The Holder of the End". Should a look of child-like fear come over the worker's face, you will then be taken to a cell in the building. It will be in a deep, hidden section of the building. All you will hear is the sound of someone talking to themselves echoing throughout the halls. It is in a language that you will not understand, but your very soul will feel unspeakable fear....
 
2010-02-03 09:59:12 PM
Been a geocacher since right after 9/11. This is such sensationalist freaking nonsense, I'm not sure why the police officer is out to scare people, but I'm more concerned about the fact that the media in this case reported what this guy said as fact without bothering to present some ya know... facts.

There are thousands of geocaches in jersey (where I live) alone. Tens of thousands of them world wide. The vast vast majority are legally placed and are of no threat to anyone. yes, sometimes they are placed illegaly. when it's discovered, the moderators archive them. Sometimes they are placed in such public view that when people hunt them, their searching is deemed suspicious. This is understandable, but usually ends up with everyone ok.

I have never ever heard of any cases where someone hid something "dangerous" in a geocache. I notice the article gives us zero examples of such incidents. About the only dangerous thing you find in a geocache is food in an area where they are bears leading to a pilfered cache.

I think the only potentially valid criticism of geocaching is that it can be destructive to the area around the cache. i've seen bushes and and wooded areas get stomped into oblivion by searchers. Even that's pretty rare though.
 
2010-02-03 09:59:32 PM
What the hell is Geocaching?

Google search.

Oh, something people without jobs do. neat.
 
2010-02-03 09:59:40 PM
theorellior: Well, if you go try to find one in the middle of Bumfark Nowhere Just West of Yellowknife, then maybe you'd run a chance of exposure or starvation or something like that. But a little advance preparation always works wonders.

I'm not worried about geocaches killing me. Really, I'd be more worried about tigers eating me, except I have this rock which keeps tigers away.


How does it work?
 
2010-02-03 10:00:06 PM
Bonzo_1116: Sounds like a good way to coordinate drops for things of dubious legality.

There's a skirt lifter cache in downtown Cleveland that is adjacent to an area of drug activity. Be careful when looking for it when RayRay and Pookie are waiting on their drop as you may get a tap on your shoulder while trying to sign the log.
 
2010-02-03 10:01:25 PM
I like geocaching. And with Calvin who like to go the mentally challenged idiots who go into the tiger pit at the zoo anywhere that isn't out of their bed will be saved by his dad, I'm not surprised they die.
 
2010-02-03 10:01:51 PM
Jamdug!: What the hell is Geocaching?

Google search.

Oh, something people without jobs do. neat.

Old
people without jobs.
 
2010-02-03 10:02:55 PM
Jamdug!: What the hell is Geocaching?

Google search.

Oh, something people without jobs do. neat.


Paging the ignorant haters to the Geocaching thread! Paging the ignorant haters to the Geocaching thread!
 
2010-02-03 10:04:27 PM
callmeox: Paging the ignorant haters to the Geocaching thread! Paging the ignorant haters to the Geocaching thread!

Some people can't stand other people having fun.
 
2010-02-03 10:06:42 PM
See, this is why we can't have nice things....
 
2010-02-03 10:07:43 PM
This sounds like it could be a good Lincoln Rhyme book...lost in NY
 
2010-02-03 10:08:27 PM
Hey whatever keeps them out of the cults
 
2010-02-03 10:08:40 PM
"Past time"? Seriously? There are some things a spell checker can't fix, I guess. Like stupid, for example.

/the word the "writer" of this piece was looking for is "pastime."
 
2010-02-03 10:09:21 PM
Man, that sounded cranky, didn't it?
 
2010-02-03 10:10:58 PM
callmeox: Jamdug!: What the hell is Geocaching?

Google search.

Oh, something people without jobs do. neat.

Paging the ignorant haters to the Geocaching thread! Paging the ignorant haters to the Geocaching thread!


"hater"? Seriously? Are you twelve?
 
2010-02-03 10:13:19 PM
And while I'm at it, the last quote from Officer Fun is a real beauty:

"There's always going to be that criminal element out there that's going to take something that's fun, enjoyable to thousands of people and turn it into bad."

Into bad WHAT? Nouns are not adjectives, and adjectives are not nouns!

/unless, you know, they are or something.
 
2010-02-03 10:14:54 PM
wtf is geocaching?
 
2010-02-03 10:15:08 PM
zahadum party planner: This is such sensationalist freaking nonsense, I'm not sure why the police officer is public authorities are out to scare people, but I'm more concerned about the fact that the media in this case reported what this guy said always reports bullshiat as fact without bothering to present some ya know... facts.
 
2010-02-03 10:15:25 PM
Loren Korn, the morning anchor at Channel 25, "enjoys traveling, exercising, searching for unique coffee shops and eating Thai food." And now add filing sensationalist pap to her resume.
 
2010-02-03 10:15:27 PM
Apologies to the mods.
 
2010-02-03 10:17:08 PM
I love geocaching in my 2010 Toyota Corolla!

/suicidal
 
2010-02-03 10:17:18 PM
SlothB77: wtf is geocaching?

It's better than sex, weed, and bacon combined.
 
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