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(Daily Mail)   Sure, they look funny, aren't stylish, and have a stupid name. But wearing Crocs may save your life if your faulty hairdryer gives you a massive electrical shock   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 68
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2010-06-02 08:55:41 PM
I would imagine that the flip-side to this is that they accumulate static like a bastard.
 
2010-06-02 09:42:13 PM
Explains his hair.
 
2010-06-02 09:42:45 PM
If you see me wearing crocs, please, well, don't kill me, but smack me upside the head with a big stick. Thanks.
 
2010-06-02 09:42:56 PM
I actually bought the canvas loafers Crocs made a year ago for $30.

They're not good for long walks, but I do wear them essentially all the time. I just trim them when they look a bit scruffy, but honestly they're still in near-perfect condition after a year of heavy use.

And the kicker? WOMEN NOTICE THEM. How's that for an icebreaker? An attractive woman comes up and compliments you on your shoes. Talk about being given a hell of an opening, and yes, I have managed to parlay that into a date once.
 
2010-06-02 09:43:00 PM
I'd rather be dead than seen in Crocs.
 
2010-06-02 09:43:12 PM

But wearing Crocs may save your life if your faulty hairdryer gives you a massive electrical shock


Nope - still not worth it.
 
2010-06-02 09:44:44 PM
Crocs + hair dryer = future effeminate homosexual.
 
2010-06-02 09:44:45 PM

MisterSpoot


and yes, I have managed to parlay that into a date once.


A. Date. Once.

Wow - take it easy there, Lothario.
 
2010-06-02 09:44:47 PM
Shocking
 
2010-06-02 09:46:33 PM
Although he received burns, medics believe Harley's shoes acted as insulators by stopping the electricity passing into the ground.

Plastic is an insulator, but so is rubber.

/how come birds on high power lines aren't electrocuted ;)
 
2010-06-02 09:49:10 PM
Englebert Slaptyback:

A. Date. Once.

Wow - take it easy there, Lothario.


livingelpaso.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-06-02 09:49:36 PM
I came in here to make some snarky remarks about Crocs, but the truth of the matter is that I have the Crocs flip-flops and I love them. Both are made in low-key colors (one is red/black and the other is light blue/dark grey) and don't stand out. The soft, pillowy rubber footbed cradles my feet quite comfortably.

I live in Hawaii, so I was teased my whole life because I preferred shoes to flip-flops. Not anymore, though. I'd never wear those goofy clogs, but I love the flip-flops.
 
2010-06-02 09:49:50 PM
Oh, crap. Someone shop some goofy crocs on that eagle.
 
2010-06-02 09:52:19 PM

MisterSpoot


[silly pic]


I wasn't "hating" you. I was making fun of you. There is a difference.

By all means, do carry on with your canvas aphrodisiacs. Excelsior!
 
2010-06-02 09:52:29 PM
but will Crocs save you from and incompetent mother?

faulty hair dryer my balls
 
2010-06-02 09:53:42 PM
Boomhauer: I'd rather be dead than seen in Crocs.

Why? They are extremely comfortable if you have a job that requires a lot of standing. I went through two expensive sneakers before a nurse recommended crocs to me. They are $30 and so f*cking great. I don't care one bit how they look or how much of a fad they are because I haven't had foot pain for a month now.

Is there a line where people who find crocs incredibly comfortable get to blow the inventor? I would get in line twice.
 
2010-06-02 09:53:54 PM
ultraholland: but will Crocs save you from and incompetent mother?

faulty hair dryer my balls


You don't shave 'em?
 
2010-06-02 09:55:25 PM
HappyLittleTree: I went through two expensive sneakers before a nurse recommended crocs to me.

Expensive? You didn't ask for the discount everybody else gets when they buy two shoes at a time?
 
2010-06-02 09:56:28 PM
Clete Orris: You don't shave 'em?

No, I use faulty hair dryers on them at the pool. You know, electrolysis.
 
2010-06-02 10:01:24 PM
Grandparents bought the kid a pair of Crocs. Those became his favorite shoes. My neighbor made fun of him, so when he outgrew them, I slipped them to her kid. Now, she's got the kid that's wearing a tacky pair of Crocs.
 
2010-06-02 10:01:59 PM
I had crocs for a while. They were comfortable, but they always ended up full of stinky foot sweat.
Which was probably a shock hazard.
 
2010-06-02 10:07:24 PM
Miss Sutton said: 'A bright blue bolt of electricity went down his arm and shot out his side. It was awful, he was screaming in agony and shaking.
.
.
they stopped the electricity going through his legs and coming out of his feet and probably saved him from serious injury.'


Thank heavens the crocs protected all those vital organs in his legs while the incidental anatomy in his torso like the heart, aorta, vena cavae, lungs, liver, pancreas, spleen, GI tract was able to absorb the majority of the shock.

Do they give reporters an IQ test and if they pass it they don't get hired?
 
2010-06-02 10:07:40 PM
What life?

/you're wearing crocs after all
 
2010-06-02 10:08:56 PM
simpsonfan: As long as you aren't on an escalator at the time.

Pedal degloving... Horresco referens (pop).
 
2010-06-02 10:09:45 PM
 
2010-06-02 10:10:31 PM
MisterSpoot: I actually bought the canvas loafers Crocs made a year ago for $30.

They're not good for long walks, but I do wear them essentially all the time. I just trim them when they look a bit scruffy, but honestly they're still in near-perfect condition after a year of heavy use.

And the kicker? WOMEN NOTICE THEM. How's that for an icebreaker? An attractive woman comes up and compliments you on your shoes. Talk about being given a hell of an opening, and yes, I have managed to parlay that into a date once.



The Google has returned images of these shoes which are... not sexy. Unless you live in a Ft. Lauderdale retirement home.
 
2010-06-02 10:16:22 PM
Smoothly Marginated: a tacky pair of Crocs.

redundant
 
2010-06-02 10:17:48 PM
Crocs and Ugg Boots are fuggly as shiat.
 
2010-06-02 10:19:31 PM
ultraholland: Clete Orris: You don't shave 'em?

No, I use faulty hair dryers on them at the pool. You know, electrolysis.


Smooth.
 
2010-06-02 10:32:33 PM
Crocs, please report to thread 5363534 (new window) immediately!
 
2010-06-02 10:41:34 PM
HappyLittleTree:

Is there a line where people who find crocs incredibly comfortable get to blow the inventor? I would get in line twice.



Ummmmm.... I invented them?
 
2010-06-02 10:55:17 PM
HappyLittleTree: Boomhauer: I'd rather be dead than seen in Crocs.

Why?


Because they're the ugliest farking shoes ever invented.


I don't care one bit how they look...

Well there ya go. If you don't care, so be it. You asked why I'd rather be dead than be seen in them, and the answer is that I do care how I look.
 
2010-06-02 10:57:08 PM
A good pair of engineers boots will also save you from a little zippy zappy.

Or you can just be like me and build up an immunity by being electro-raped from having CRTs discharge into your body. And other high voltage shocks.

/Struck by lightning.
//Had a 220v heavy duty drill break the rubber seal around the cord and had the wires in the cord touch the metal drill body.
///I like to stand on the floor with bare feet while touching van der graaf machines. The tingle feels good mang.
 
2010-06-02 10:57:19 PM
The arc passed out of his side into something so really it's not all that different than if it went out through his feet. It still passed through his chest which is the most risky.
 
2010-06-02 10:58:18 PM
Kublai Khan: I would imagine that the flip-side to this is that they accumulate static like a bastard.

Tell me about it. The only problem is that they're also the only things I can stand in for any length of time at work.

They're great for the trips to the amusement park, though. If they get wet, oh well, no problem, plus I can use the ankle strap to keep 'em on my feet on the rides.
 
2010-06-02 11:07:19 PM
I'm crabby if my feet hurt so crocs are a good thing.

/they are ugly
//I don't care
///happy feet
 
2010-06-02 11:14:33 PM
OscarTamerz: Miss Sutton said: 'A bright blue bolt of electricity went down his arm and shot out his side. It was awful, he was screaming in agony and shaking.
.
.
they stopped the electricity going through his legs and coming out of his feet and probably saved him from serious injury.'

Thank heavens the crocs protected all those vital organs in his legs while the incidental anatomy in his torso like the heart, aorta, vena cavae, lungs, liver, pancreas, spleen, GI tract was able to absorb the majority of the shock.

Do they give reporters an IQ test and if they pass it they don't get hired?



Are you serious?
 
2010-06-02 11:31:51 PM
macadamnut: I had crocs for a while. They were comfortable, but they always ended up full of stinky foot sweat.
Which was probably a shock hazard.




Duh.....that's why you need to throw them into the washer with a load of wash (warm or cold water only) once in a while. Then you let them air dry over-night.
 
2010-06-02 11:38:28 PM
Bunnyhat: OscarTamerz: Miss Sutton said: 'A bright blue bolt of electricity went down his arm and shot out his side. It was awful, he was screaming in agony and shaking.
.
.
they stopped the electricity going through his legs and coming out of his feet and probably saved him from serious injury.'

Thank heavens the crocs protected all those vital organs in his legs while the incidental anatomy in his torso like the heart, aorta, vena cavae, lungs, liver, pancreas, spleen, GI tract was able to absorb the majority of the shock.

Do they give reporters an IQ test and if they pass it they don't get hired?


Are you serious?


He's not wrong. The easiest way for electricity to kill you is to stop your heart of fry something important like your lungs.
Once it makes it way all the way to your legs chances are it's already done most of the damage that could kill you.
 
2010-06-02 11:38:31 PM
Veteran of the Cola Wars
//Had a 220v heavy duty drill break the rubber seal around the cord and had the wires in the cord touch the metal drill body.

I was using a solid metal body drill to punch a hole from the inside to the outside of my house. My house had aluminum siding, and I had cut a 18" x 24" section out of the wall (was putting a swamp cooler in). I started drilling from the inside and wrapped my hand around the cut, gripping both inside and outside. I had no idea that metal filings had built up inside the drill and that my aluminum siding wasn't grounded. As my hand clenched the wall I felt my eyeballs get warm. I was able to use my body weight to break the connection by throwing myself backwards. fark electricity.
 
2010-06-02 11:43:59 PM
I saw Crocs for sale at Big Lots the other day. Not some cheap knockoff; actual name brand Crocs. The fad is definitely over.
 
2010-06-02 11:55:49 PM
If the electricity had to arc around the crocs, that may well have limited the current. Big sparking sorta indicates a HV event on the line, rather than failure of the device itself. There are different modalities of electrocution.

//AC goes back-and-forth, back-and-forth
//so the capacitance could have limited current as well.
//ZC=1/2pi*F*C
//and a 90 degree phase shift
 
2010-06-02 11:58:00 PM
Yup, idc what they look like, if i'm just going out shopping, target, grocery, liquor, whatever, i just slip on my very low key brown knock off crocs, super comfy and less of a hassle than finding and putting on socks and having to lace up and tie my chucks... I'm just that lazy.

But for originally being boat shoes or whatever, when theyre worn theyre not that good on a wet floor. Last summer the basement flooded a bit, i was moving stuff off the floor and out of the path between where water was coming in and the drains, i put on my crocs specifically so i didnt get electrocuted by something. Then i went upstairs to grab a snack and coming back down the basement stairs i slipped. Was completely in the air for a split second like when someone slips on a banana peel in a cartoon, then came down perfectly parallel to the stairs. Had 3 long huge bruises perfectly spaced to the stairs i landed on on my lower thighs, ass and lower back. But that did get me some vicodin for a couple of days...

/csb
 
2010-06-03 12:00:35 AM
Is there some reason besides abject stupidity they had a hair dryer in a swimming pool changing room?
 
2010-06-03 12:01:57 AM
Gyrfalcon: Is there some reason besides abject stupidity they had a hair dryer in a swimming pool changing room?

Can you honestly tell my that when you were 3 years old you weren't constantly preoccupied with your looks?
 
2010-06-03 12:16:26 AM
Hey...don't knock 'em till you try 'em.

I deal with arthritis and other pain issues...and comfortable shoes are a MUST when one's job involves being on one's feet.

I went to buy some 'nice' sandals at my local Cabela's (neat store!) and they were having trouble moving the pink CrocsTM so they'd reduced them to $10.
Now, normally I loathe the color pink and refuse to wear it, but I thought
"Meh...$10. I can wear them when I'm working in the garden."

Well, I did...and they were...so...comfortable.
Ended up wearing them to work one night- 10 hour shift with LOTS of walking. Came home merely 'exhausted' instead of 'exhausted and in agony'.
SOLD!

Went out and bought a second pair in camo, just for the hell of it. While wearing them, for the very first time, I got complemented on my shoes.
Major WTF moment for me, lemme tellya.


/ cool pointless story, bro...
 
2010-06-03 12:29:26 AM
Veteran of the Cola Wars:

Dude, I was struck by lightning too. I was about 12.
 
2010-06-03 12:33:26 AM
Yeah, I've been electrocuted other times as well. But mainly because I don't pay attention to what I'm doing.

/Disappointed by my lack of super powers
 
2010-06-03 12:35:45 AM
He was three. That's excusable. But anyone over the age of ten who wears them is a retard of the highest order.
 
2010-06-03 12:49:13 AM
sumrandumgai: Yeah, I've been electrocuted other times as well. But mainly because I don't pay attention to what I'm doing.

Dead people have a tendency to do that.
 
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