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2012-05-01 05:27:55 PM  

Lsherm: JustGetItRight: Must not have been in the south because every single cop I know would have at least shook your hand and said good job - if not offered to buy you a beer.

It was just outside Cincinnati, Ohio. The kind of place that attracts people so stupid they try to rob banks with pellet guns.


Maybe he just wanted some cash to go to Wallyworld.
 
2012-05-01 05:28:02 PM  
While in the hospital my Dad told me he'd had enough and wanted "out". The doc said they could transfer his care to just pain-management/hospice but he would need to discuss this with his wife first. Dad said he wanted me there. So I sat between my Mom and Dad to discuss his end-of-life decision. My two sisters stayed far away for this...

Months later I stood up in front of a church full of friends and family and gave my Dad's eulogy.
 
2012-05-01 05:29:06 PM  

bim1154: Ashrams: I walked into a bar and spotted a fatty in the corner looking lonely and depressed. I went to the bar and downed a whole beer strait then walked over to her table and offered to buy her a drink. After a night of beers, drinks, and appetizers she was having a great time and I did a good deed for my soul. After leaving her apartment in the morning I told her it was the best night of my life and I would give her a call.

/never did call her again, or go to that bar.

Not trying to thread jack, but in college me and a friend of mine had a contest going to see who could fark the fastest woman. We even had a trophy called the "Hogoleto Award". It was a trophy with pig on it. Long story short, our other friend came banging on the door one morning early and wanted to know where the trophy was because apparently my friend hooked a big one and won it for life. Good times.


That was suppose to be f a t t e s t woman. Looks like the letters got rearranged... wonder how that happened?
 
2012-05-01 05:31:59 PM  

TreehouseEngineer: While in the hospital my Dad told me he'd had enough and wanted "out". The doc said they could transfer his care to just pain-management/hospice but he would need to discuss this with his wife first. Dad said he wanted me there. So I sat between my Mom and Dad to discuss his end-of-life decision. My two sisters stayed far away for this...

Months later I stood up in front of a church full of friends and family and gave my Dad's eulogy.


You folks that have had to make these kinds of decisions or faced these kinds of things... it could be argued that it wasn't bravery but I would argue it was. I've lost both parents. My mother I had a front row seat to but I didn't have to make any decisions... nature just did what it did.
 
2012-05-01 05:32:15 PM  

Spongebob Plaid Pants: The 6-year old kid in my story would have graduated this spring. His classmates rebuilt the memorial butterfly garden they had installed back in 2000 at the grade school where he went, and want to include his memory in their graduation.


Somebody in my office must be cutting onions.

I honestly do not know if I could have restrained myself at the scene of a crime like that. Some people just need killing.
 
2012-05-01 05:32:17 PM  

moike: Lsherm: JustGetItRight: Must not have been in the south because every single cop I know would have at least shook your hand and said good job - if not offered to buy you a beer.

It was just outside Cincinnati, Ohio. The kind of place that attracts people so stupid they try to rob banks with pellet guns.

Maybe he just wanted some cash to go to Wallyworld.


My family still brings it up any time one of them sees that movie.
 
2012-05-01 05:32:39 PM  

bim1154

that was pretty brave to admit you and your friends are douche bags.
 
2012-05-01 05:33:14 PM  
Tell, not ask, the Ex we were getting a divorce.

Turns out I'm not bulletproof.
 
2012-05-01 05:34:35 PM  

busy chillin': bim1154

that was pretty brave to admit you and your friends are douche bags.


This is fark... I'm among friends.
 
2012-05-01 05:35:47 PM  
Sucked balut.


/My God the taste
 
2012-05-01 05:38:47 PM  

Spongebob Plaid Pants: Chased down a car-jacker that was dragging a 6-year old boy outside the car. Kid was caught in the seat belt when Mom tried to pull him from the car. Didn't save the kid, but caught the creep. He got 2 life sentences plus 12 years.

Link


Jesus dude, I probably would have resorted to murder without even thinking about it.
 
2012-05-01 05:40:40 PM  

bim1154: busy chillin': bim1154

that was pretty brave to admit you and your friends are douche bags.

This is fark... I'm among friends.


Not as many as you'd think. Most of them can be glorious asses, but they're actually decent people.
 
2012-05-01 05:44:07 PM  

Lsherm: Spongebob Plaid Pants: Chased down a car-jacker that was dragging a 6-year old boy outside the car. Kid was caught in the seat belt when Mom tried to pull him from the car. Didn't save the kid, but caught the creep. He got 2 life sentences plus 12 years.

Link

Jesus dude, I probably would have resorted to murder without even thinking about it.


No question about it. My testimony would consist of that lead-up, then: "And that's when I blacked out, your honor."
 
2012-05-01 05:49:19 PM  
Tried to spend a $2 bill at Taco Bell.
 
2012-05-01 05:50:31 PM  
No Cage

www.bonairetalk.com
 
Skr
2012-05-01 05:52:29 PM  
stayed alive
 
2012-05-01 05:53:03 PM  

Falcon222: I have remained a US citizen for the last decade.


You have my permission to leave. Please. Go ahead. That actually would be braver, but you don't have it.

/Can't help it, that type of snark is just stupid.
 
2012-05-01 05:53:51 PM  
Link

Noob.
 
2012-05-01 05:55:55 PM  
I still occasionally open myself up to people. As in, "Here's access to my emotions. Try not to step on them too much." With as often and as thoroughly as I've been screwed, I'd say that's pretty brave.
 
2012-05-01 05:56:43 PM  

bim1154: TreehouseEngineer: While in the hospital my Dad told me he'd had enough and wanted "out". The doc said they could transfer his care to just pain-management/hospice but he would need to discuss this with his wife first. Dad said he wanted me there. So I sat between my Mom and Dad to discuss his end-of-life decision. My two sisters stayed far away for this...

Months later I stood up in front of a church full of friends and family and gave my Dad's eulogy.

You folks that have had to make these kinds of decisions or faced these kinds of things... it could be argued that it wasn't bravery but I would argue it was. I've lost both parents. My mother I had a front row seat to but I didn't have to make any decisions... nature just did what it did.


I never felt brave, and I never doubted for a minute it was what I needed to. And I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else. But after the memorial and for months later so many people pulled me aside to say how they could never have done what I did. To me, I'm happy to be a part of the entire life process and I'm certain my Mom is very happy that I was there for them both.

It's funny to be the black sheep - the one everyone works so hard to avoid. But when shiat hits the fan, I'm the one they turn to. I don't understand this species.
 
2012-05-01 05:57:06 PM  

Diogenes: Oh, here's one I forgot. I was very young. 7 or 8 at most.

My grandmother's dog (sweetest creature ever) fell through the ice in the pond in her back yard. I screamed and screamed and no one could hear me so I layed flat as I could and worked my way out to the crack/hole. Partly pulling and partly letting him use my arms for traction I was able to rescue him.

Probably not the smartest thing in the world to do. But I saved Malcolm.


Reminds me of my only real life-saving story...

My brother and I were playing catch in our yard when we were in our early teens, with the neighbour's dog watching from his porch (two houses down). I guess the dog's depth perception was shiat, because it jumped to try to catch the ball (which was like 100 feet away), but landed in their pool, in the middle of the solar blanket.

My brain went for a shiat, then all of a sudden I was over both fences, dove over the side of the pool, and got 150lb+ dog, which was also WET and heavy, and panicking, to safety. She was, then, much bigger than me; I hadn't even hit 100lbs yet. She could easily have knocked me out or caused serious damage to me in her panicked thrashing.
 
2012-05-01 06:00:36 PM  
The night I discovered my dead father as a teenager I had to go back into the apartment to use the phone 15 feet away from his body after none of the neighbors answered my late night door poundings (pre cell phone era obviously).

Obviously I called 911 first, which was followed by half-coherent (on my part) calls to some relatives.
 
2012-05-01 06:02:57 PM  

NationalHero: The night I discovered my dead father as a teenager I had to go back into the apartment to use the phone 15 feet away from his body after none of the neighbors answered my late night door poundings (pre cell phone era obviously).

Obviously I called 911 first, which was followed by half-coherent (on my part) calls to some relatives.


Actually I realized after I typed that that it's tied with deciding not to take my ex-wife back after she tossed me out a couple of months previous.

Whoa there! It's getting a little real in here!
 
2012-05-01 06:08:16 PM  
Jump off a perfectly good airplane at 3,000 feet in the faith that several yards of cloth would properly unfold and prevent me from becoming a greasemark.
Oh, and doing it again the next day. And a few more times that week.
After packing my own chute.
(under supervision, of course...still...)
What can I say? When you're 16 you think you're friggin' well unkillable.
 
2012-05-01 06:11:01 PM  
held my mother and told her how much I loved her as she died from cancer...
held my dobie and told her I loved her very much as she was put to sleep...
held my father in law's hand as he died from heart failure...
damn, I'm getting old, hope someone does the same for me...
 
2012-05-01 06:11:04 PM  
Wow...tough question to ask of anyone. I've given CPR to a neighbor's husband who
had a stroke, given my dad the heimlich, and all that. But the bravest thing *I* think
I've ever done?

I left my first husband. And then faced him in court when I got an injunction against
him.
 
2012-05-01 06:11:51 PM  
Brave or stupid? Fine line.
 
2012-05-01 06:14:36 PM  
I used my marine biology sklills to save a beached whale.
 
2012-05-01 06:17:18 PM  
 
2012-05-01 06:17:56 PM  
Short but sweet: Crazy dude pulled a gun during church offering. Myself and a couple of other folks that got to him at the same time ruined his day. Gun was a very authentic replica. The arse-whooping he received was very real.
 
2012-05-01 06:21:48 PM  
Bravery and stupidity all too often go hand in hand. I once confronted a guy trying to steal the spare tire off a co-worker's truck. The stupid part was he was holding a crowbar at the time while my sorry ass was unarmed.

/He just jumped back into his car and left, sans stolen tire, fortunately.
 
2012-05-01 06:27:55 PM  
This is a tricky question. There are things we do when the moment calls for it, and you don't think. You don't feel. You don't know to be scared. You just -do-. That's not bravery in my book. Bravery is when you have time to think and time to be afraid and you still do something contrary to your fears.

That said, it was a move 1000+ miles away to a state, a city I've never seen, knowing not a soul living there, and not having a place to live. I hope to do braver things than that in the future.
 
2012-05-01 06:35:41 PM  
saved an elderly Jewish couple from an angry mob



In England



this year



/what is this world coming to?
 
2012-05-01 06:36:31 PM  

rindeee: Short but sweet: Crazy dude pulled a gun during church offering. Myself and a couple of other folks that got to him at the same time ruined his day. Gun was a very authentic replica. The arse-whooping he received was very real.


You are shrinking, and your two little balls are shrinking with you. And the fact that you've got "Replica" written down the side of your guns... And the fact that I've got "Desert Eagle point five O"... Written down the side of mine... Should precipitate your balls into shrinking, along with your presence. Now... Fark off!
www.wearysloth.com
 
2012-05-01 06:37:22 PM  
Held a guys head together after he buried his motorcycle and his helmet-less head into the back of a friends SUV. Split his skull stem to stern.......Still have nightmares about that....Wear a damn helmet! Think about the life you traumatize when they are picking pieces of you up for the medics.....
 
2012-05-01 06:39:19 PM  
The line between brave and stupid is very thin.
cdn1.images.videobash.com

/I will be in my bunk, I mean tent.
i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2012-05-01 06:41:11 PM  
Link

Click 'audio' on that link. I never thought what I did was brave, since I was inside a bunker. The spotters out in the field on the other hand were in deeper trouble.

Two and a half years ago, I moved from Tuscaloosa to Wyoming for a job. After the April 27th, 2011, tornado that killed 53 people, the Emergency Operations Center took a direct hit. Link

I know right where I would have been had I not moved.
 
2012-05-01 06:43:41 PM  
The really brave part of that?

When told by a guy he had found a dead body, telling him "Let's just deal with what we can."
 
2012-05-01 06:46:30 PM  

publikenemy: Idk if this was considered "brave", but when I was 10 yrs old I was kidnapped while riding my bike in the woods with my friend near a little league baseball game. My friend rode out of the woods for a minute to check the score and he took me. Down into a ditch in a remote area. Sexual assault was what he was thinking but I did not make it easy. I fought, I got beat. He got what he could but it wasn't much. I was tied up with duct tape and pretty much naked..blindfolded with the tape real tight sticking my eyelids close.. Told me not to move while he left for a couple minutes..with a knife to my throat. I did not move and he came right back..he did the same thing again but this time I somehow freed myself, found my clothes and my bike, got dressed..and somehow got my bike out of the ditch and tried riding home. I was spotted by my aunt and scooped up.

I agreed to testify against him so he'd stop doing this to kids. They waited to the last minute to accept a plea deal because they didn't think a 10 yr old would show up and re- live everything, and tell everything. I did..they say it was brave so I'll take it.

/csb


Mother farking, grade-A, gen-uine Hero-grade bravery that is, Walk with pride through life knowing that at ten years old you proved yourself braver than many full grown people ever will
 
2012-05-01 06:51:27 PM  
Admitted that what was in my head was neither normal nor OK, and that praying harder for Jesus to make me better wasn't going to do a damn bit of good.
 
2012-05-01 06:51:41 PM  
When I was 12 I saved 3 old ladies from an apartment building fire.
It wasn't bravery... the halls were filled with smoke and I was determined to get out alive. I took my grandmother's hand & felt my way down the hall to the fire escape, picking up 2 more old ladies on the way. This was just a "follow me if you want to live" situation.
Then I got my picture in the local paper "Boy saves 3 from 4-alarm blaze".
The BRAVEST thing I ever did was telling my ex-wife "go fark yourself, I'm moving out." In the end, that also turned out to be one of the best decisions in my life.
 
2012-05-01 06:52:21 PM  
Rescued three little kids from a burning car.

/Right place, right time.
 
2012-05-01 06:53:15 PM  

Yellow Beard: holding my son down while a plastic surgeon stitched his nose. the whole time he was begging me to make the doc stop hurting him and that he promised to be good if I did. easily the hardest thing I've ever done or faced and I have been shot once, stabbed twice, and beaten within an inch of my life.


I remember taking my son at 5 for shots. He had just learned that words have power. You can ask someone to do something, and they will. Needless to say "Please don't let her poke me with the needle" was incredibly hard to say no to. Nowhere near what you went through, but I understand.
 
2012-05-01 06:54:37 PM  
The way I figure it. If you are a police officer, fireman, or soldier you do not get to claim bravery for doing your job. Now signing up in the first place, that is where it counts.

I did ten years in the Army. I Would sacrifice my life for yours. I DO NOT consider that brave. Stupid maybe.
 
2012-05-01 06:55:15 PM  
Pushing my first baby out even though it hurt like a biatch.

There is another story, too. I was 20 feet underwater in a freezing cold quarry doing my open water scuba diver training. Part of the training includes taking your mask off n putting it back on. I was terrified. I pulled off the mask and freezing cold water hit my face. This causes a reflex that closes your throat (to keep you from drowning in normal circumstances.). So my throat closed off and I literally forgot how to breathe. I started to get air-hungry. I realized in that moment that I had a choice: fight my fear and the "diving reflex" and force myself to breathe, or freak out and jet up to the surface. Something amazing happened to this previously wimpy girl: I made the decision that I was gonna DO IT goddammit, even though I was scared and cold and didn't know I could succeed. I fought that reflex and made myself gulp air through the closed throat till it opened. Since then I've dived a lot and feel more comfortable underwater than in air. That moment is what I hold up when I have to do something hard: Hey you did that; you can do anything!
 
2012-05-01 06:58:55 PM  
I went down on your mom
 
2012-05-01 06:58:56 PM  
Saved the life of a man I didn't know. Took him to the hospital and waited all night in the ER to make sure he was ok before I left.
 
2012-05-01 06:59:00 PM  
admit that i'm a coward.
 
2012-05-01 07:01:03 PM  
Got into a cage a full-grown chimp. Thankfully it was female and she liked me or I might not have a face today. (This was well before the high profile mauling case a few years ago)
 
2012-05-01 07:08:27 PM  
Be a teetotaler on the rez.
farking loneliest place on earth.
 
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