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(Canada.com)   Campers mauled by bear lose lawsuit. It was probably because bears have no money   (canada.com) divider line 71
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2010-11-03 01:36:12 AM
Oh, Pooh.
 
2010-11-03 01:42:12 AM
I was attacked by a bear.

I just beat him off.
 
2010-11-03 01:48:29 AM
optikeye: I was attacked by a bear.

I just beat him off.


Guess that beats the alternative...

i6.photobucket.com
 
2010-11-03 02:06:05 AM
FirstNationalBastard: optikeye: I was attacked by a bear.

I just beat him off.

Guess that beats the alternative...


Dude.
 
2010-11-03 02:07:27 AM
lawsuit trifecta in play?
 
2010-11-03 02:12:45 AM
The stupid meter is pegged out on this one.
 
2010-11-03 02:14:11 AM
pottie: The stupid meter is pegged out on this one.

i303.photobucket.com
 
2010-11-03 02:16:30 AM
My first thought was "please don't let them be from the US!"
 
2010-11-03 02:16:48 AM
Spring loaded to the dumbass position they were.
 
2010-11-03 02:17:43 AM
Why would bears have money? They don't even have pockets!
 
2010-11-03 02:18:26 AM
Dammit Yogi, the lawyers aren't going to like this.
 
2010-11-03 02:22:59 AM
Haha, I laughed.
 
2010-11-03 02:26:22 AM
I've camped there a bunch of times, before and after the attack. You'd think the big, double doored building with scratch marks on it that you are required to put your food in would be a pretty good giveaway that there are bears around. I'm willing to bet good money they thought it was optional.
 
2010-11-03 02:28:35 AM
FirstNationalBastard: optikeye: I was attacked by a bear.

I just beat him off.

Guess that beats the alternative...


Santa Claus has been cheating on Mrs Claus it seems.
 
2010-11-03 02:28:53 AM
They should have had that rock that keeps bears away. Always worked for me.
 
2010-11-03 02:29:15 AM
It's in Canada, so....

ROWSDOWER!
 
2010-11-03 02:30:15 AM
Lars The Canadian Viking: I've camped there a bunch of times, before and after the attack. You'd think the big, double doored building with scratch marks on it that you are required to put your food in would be a pretty good giveaway that there are bears around. I'm willing to bet good money they thought it was optional.

Maybe they should have a sign.

www.outdooroddities.com
 
2010-11-03 02:36:27 AM
Candyass Aussies don't know how to deal with animals that aren't cute, fuzzy marsupials.

Stay out of Canadia, deadbeats.
 
2010-11-03 02:36:50 AM
Friends first assignment at first law firm was to research possible defendant(s) they could hold responsible for a person getting bitten by either a muskie or possibly a walleye in Lake Michigan.

He thought it was some kind iniation or something. He told them we can only sue god. They were not amused, they were serious about suing someone.
 
2010-11-03 02:39:56 AM
Admit it. You don't come here for the hunting, do you?
 
2010-11-03 02:41:23 AM
bear spray rules
better than a 45

UDAP
UDAP
UDAP

mt Lions, dog packs, bulls, javalina, people
Oh my!!!

http://www.udap.com/Bearspecifications.htmLink (new window)
 
2010-11-03 02:41:26 AM
I LOL'd. Then I re-read that headline in Mitch Hedberg's voice, and LOL'd even more.
 
2010-11-03 02:44:47 AM
Maybe they couldn't read the handout they were given. They were Australian, after all.
 
2010-11-03 02:46:45 AM
Thank you for judicial and personal responsibility sanity.
 
2010-11-03 02:58:17 AM
skink: I LOL'd. Then I re-read that headline in Mitch Hedberg's voice, and LOL'd even more.

Did the bears become stairs?
 
2010-11-03 03:01:10 AM
fusillade762: Lars The Canadian Viking: I've camped there a bunch of times, before and after the attack. You'd think the big, double doored building with scratch marks on it that you are required to put your food in would be a pretty good giveaway that there are bears around. I'm willing to bet good money they thought it was optional.

Maybe they should have a sign.


Is that real?

I grew up 10 minutes from the Fort Steele Campground and had never seen that sign until today. I've also never seen a bear anywhere near Fort Steele because Sam Steele killed them all. With his bare hands.
 
2010-11-03 03:10:39 AM
FirstNationalBastard: optikeye: I was attacked by a bear.

I just beat him off.

Guess that beats the alternative...


Dude! Are you rugbyjock's alt?
 
2010-11-03 03:12:00 AM
"Never Feed a Marshmallow to a grizzly bear like this:"
 
2010-11-03 03:13:21 AM
wingnutx: Candyass Aussies don't know how to deal with animals that aren't cute, fuzzy marsupials.

Stay out of Canadia, deadbeats.


Actually, considering all the deadly species in Australia you'd think these guys would be well prepared for bears.
 
2010-11-03 03:13:41 AM
blogs.pitch.com
 
2010-11-03 03:17:18 AM
l (new window)
 
2010-11-03 03:40:38 AM
Can I,
on behalf of all right-thinking Australians, apologise to the Canadians of Fark for this stupidity. I have never been to your snow covered nation, yet already I am well aware of the possibility of bears wandering your streets and forests.

Were it a Canadian suing the Australian people because their baby had been eaten by a Dingo, Australians would rise up as one and mock them. No, suing someone because nature tried to kill you (or those you love) is NOT the Australian way. Were these two real Australian men, they would have pulled out their knives and eaten bear that night.

/is vegimite an effective bear repellent?
//it works for our drop-bears
///small dab behind the ears
 
2010-11-03 03:49:06 AM
FirstNationalBastard: optikeye: I was attacked by a bear.

I just beat him off.

Guess that beats the alternative...


I prefer the captioned version

i373.photobucket.com
 
2010-11-03 03:52:01 AM
trailmunchies.camprecipes.com
 
2010-11-03 04:01:14 AM
Lars The Canadian Viking: I've camped there a bunch of times, before and after the attack. You'd think the big, double doored building with scratch marks on it that you are required to put your food in would be a pretty good giveaway that there are bears around. I'm willing to bet good money they thought it was optional.

I have camped many times in many places and know when there is even the remotest chance of a bear attack you do not have food in your tent. Bears also do not go after your tent (and thus you) under normal circumstances. In the US the forest service provides free bear proof boxes you can use to put your food in, we dont appear to have these buildings you speak of (I have never seen em but I also dont camp where other people camp). You could also tie the ice chest up the tree, and do what most campers wont - go through the campsite before you go to sleep and pick up everything that might tempt a bear into thinking there is food around. Wrappers, empty used containers, trash, everything.

I am willing to bet they did none of this, that they had food items in their tent, and all that.
 
2010-11-03 04:07:30 AM
These two dufuses probably ate in the clothes they went to sleep in. The bear likely smelled the food on his arms and all around him and then attacked.

No. They don't deserve compensation for being UTTER FARKING IDIOTS.
 
2010-11-03 04:42:49 AM
Plausible assumption of risk + carelessness = your own damned fault
 
2010-11-03 04:50:34 AM
quantumslip: gratuitous lawsuit fail trifecta in play?

FTFY
 
2010-11-03 05:09:26 AM
I don't get it. They went somewhere that's in the custody of someone else and something happened that they weren't happy with. They usually don't factor in personal responsibility. You usually just get millions of dollars and--

Oh... this wasn't in the US? Those aren't Americans?

Nevermind. Carry on.
 
2010-11-03 05:27:49 AM
trixter_nl: Lars The Canadian Viking: I've camped there a bunch of times, before and after the attack. You'd think the big, double doored building with scratch marks on it that you are required to put your food in would be a pretty good giveaway that there are bears around. I'm willing to bet good money they thought it was optional.

I have camped many times in many places and know when there is even the remotest chance of a bear attack you do not have food in your tent. Bears also do not go after your tent (and thus you) under normal circumstances. In the US the forest service provides free bear proof boxes you can use to put your food in, we dont appear to have these buildings you speak of (I have never seen em but I also dont camp where other people camp). You could also tie the ice chest up the tree, and do what most campers wont - go through the campsite before you go to sleep and pick up everything that might tempt a bear into thinking there is food around. Wrappers, empty used containers, trash, everything.

I am willing to bet they did none of this, that they had food items in their tent, and all that.


Heck, I don't even let anyone bring food in my tents when I'm camping where there aren't bears. I don't want the scent to linger and bring on a hungry critter. I also camp frequently in Javalina territory, and they'll eat your tent, too.
 
2010-11-03 05:31:06 AM
Old Huntstein: Is that real?

I grew up 10 minutes from the Fort Steele Campground and had never seen that sign until today. I've also never seen a bear anywhere near Fort Steele because Sam Steele killed them all. With his bare hands.


Real? Probably not. My mom sent me that yesterday and it seemed relevant.

Sam Steele wouldn't stand a chance against BILL BRASKY.

Did I ever tell you about the time Brasky went hunting? Well anyway, Brasky decides he's gonna hunt down all four members of the Banana Splits. He stalks and kills every one of them with a machete. They all beg for their lives, except Fleagul.
 
2010-11-03 05:41:02 AM
Razorwolf: I don't get it. They went somewhere that's in the custody of someone else and something happened that they weren't happy with. They usually don't factor in personal responsibility. You usually just get millions of dollars and--

Oh... this wasn't in the US? Those aren't Americans?

Nevermind. Carry on.


They thought it was worth a shot.
 
2010-11-03 06:02:24 AM
F22raptom: Razorwolf: I don't get it. They went somewhere that's in the custody of someone else and something happened that they weren't happy with. They usually don't factor in personal responsibility. You usually just get millions of dollars and--

Oh... this wasn't in the US? Those aren't Americans?

Nevermind. Carry on.

They thought it was worth a shot.


See that's why there should be a percentage penalty. You should have to pay like 10% of any money you were trying to get and your case turned out to be bullshiat.

It would really cut down on the 'worth a shot' people. It would definitely cut down on people wanting millions of dollars for slipping on a wet floor.
 
2010-11-03 06:27:40 AM
fusillade762: They should have had that rock that keeps bears away. Always worked for me.

They did have a rock, but they actually had to hit the bear with it to make him go away.
 
2010-11-03 06:55:10 AM
Day_Old_Dutchie: fusillade762: They should have had that rock that keeps bears away. Always worked for me.

They did have a rock, but they actually had to hit the bear with it to make him go away.


It's the discount model.
 
2010-11-03 07:01:44 AM
Could not help but remember that awful case where 2 young girls were found dead in their tent, mauled bt a grizzly. They were sleeping light-years from where there should have been any bears. Rangers were puzzled until forensic guys discovered one of them was having her period & that wafting scent enraged Bruno a couple of valleys away. ON THE RAG AIR YE biatch, slam-bam.

Here in Indonesia those who want to visit Komodo Island & get real intimate with Liz are strongly advised to first lower the red flag. Dragon's got a 1-track mind, like a shark: BLOOD.
 
2010-11-03 07:03:21 AM
Considering they're from a continent where nature constantly tries to kill you, I'm surprised they couldn't deal with an ordinary bear.
 
2010-11-03 07:44:42 AM
Dorkemada: Considering they're from a continent where nature constantly tries to kill you, I'm surprised they couldn't deal with an ordinary bear.

Perhaps it was smarter than the average bear?
 
2010-11-03 07:46:55 AM
I lived in Alberta several years ago and I remember passing a sign at the gates into Banff National Park that read:

YOU ARE IN BEAR COUNTRY

I understood very clearly.
 
2010-11-03 07:48:05 AM
bakhirun: Could not help but remember that awful case where 2 young girls were found dead in their tent, mauled bt a grizzly. They were sleeping light-years from where there should have been any bears. Rangers were puzzled until forensic guys discovered one of them was having her period & that wafting scent enraged Bruno a couple of valleys away. ON THE RAG AIR YE biatch, slam-bam.

Here in Indonesia those who want to visit Komodo Island & get real intimate with Liz are strongly advised to first lower the red flag. Dragon's got a 1-track mind, like a shark: BLOOD.


That sounds like a myth. The first thing that comes up is the scene from anchorman and then this: Grizzly Bears

Herrero (1985) analyzed the circumstances of hundreds of grizzly bear attacks on humans, including the attacks on the two women in GNP, and concluded that there was no evidence linking menstruation to any of the attacks. The responses of grizzly bears to menstrual odors has not been studied experimentally.


Black Bears

Rogers et al. (1991) recorded the responses of 26 free-ranging black bears (Ursus americanus) to used tampons from 26 women and the responses of 20 free ranging black bears to four menstruating women at different days of their flow.

Menstrual odors were essentially ignored by black bears of all sex and age classes. In an extensive review of black bear attacks across North America, no instances of black bears attacking or being attracted to menstruating women was found (Cramond 1981, Herrero 1985, Rogers et al. 1991).
 
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