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2012-06-02 11:32:25 AM
He was at his lakefront home entertaining friends

And what a show it was.
 
2012-06-02 11:33:14 AM
I guess all those lessons I learned from that commencement speech were bunk.
 
2012-06-02 11:35:47 AM
The stupid. It burned.
 
2012-06-02 11:37:40 AM

vudukungfu: He was at his lakefront home entertaining friends

And what a show it was.


Ya'll need to quit making me laugh at this stuff, I'm already going to hell, don't need more nails in the coffin.

In all seriousness that's really scary. The burns look pretty bad, and I'm definitely going to keep this in mind next time I get the spray kind (it's good for hiking).
 
2012-06-02 11:37:53 AM
Count down to lawsuit. Feel the burn.
 
2012-06-02 11:42:48 AM
"The warnings only read, "flammable, don't use near heat, flame or while burning" but nothing about once it's applied."

Really? It says flammable. Period. Don't be a dumbass.
 
2012-06-02 11:45:30 AM

Sageth: "The warnings only read, "flammable, don't use near heat, flame or while burning" but nothing about once it's applied."

Really? It says flammable. Period. Don't be a dumbass.


Maybe he was already on fire when he put it on?...wat?
 
2012-06-02 11:45:39 AM
So that's how you cook long pig
 
2012-06-02 11:48:43 AM

"Brett has an attorney but says he's not looking for money from the company. Instead he wants more warnings and testing to see why this happened."


Luckily for the company it's very easy to find idiots you can do more testing on. Once the guy heals up they should give him a call.

 
2012-06-02 11:52:48 AM

vudukungfu: He was at his lakefront home entertaining friends

And what a show it was.


You forgot to put on your sunglasses.
 
2012-06-02 11:54:56 AM
"Badly" burned ? Does anyone ever get burned adequetly or ....well done ?
 
2012-06-02 11:58:19 AM
WTF are 4th degree burns? In MY day it was 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree. When did they add 4th degree?

/onion adjusted
 
2012-06-02 12:00:55 PM
In other news,Burn Notice will be back in a few weeks! Yeeeeeah!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-06-02 12:01:31 PM
First, second, and third degree burns are skin damage. Fourth degree burns occur after all the skin has burned away. You transition from "searing" to "cooking."
 
2012-06-02 12:03:43 PM

Sageth: "The warnings only read, "flammable, don't use near heat, flame or while burning" but nothing about once it's applied."

Really? It says flammable. Period. Don't be a dumbass.


And we're done here..
 
2012-06-02 12:06:14 PM

Apos: In other news,Burn Notice will be back in a few weeks! Yeeeeeah!


She gives me a boner.
www.parade.com
 
2012-06-02 12:09:49 PM
He must not be fond of sunscreen anymore.

/noone will get that
 
2012-06-02 12:16:46 PM

bim1154: Apos: In other news,Burn Notice will be back in a few weeks! Yeeeeeah!

She gives me a boner.
[www.parade.com image 417x325]


4.bp.blogspot.com


She certainly has a few to spare
 
2012-06-02 12:20:25 PM

styckx: Sageth: "The warnings only read, "flammable, don't use near heat, flame or while burning" but nothing about once it's applied."

Really? It says flammable. Period. Don't be a dumbass.

And we're done here..


Agreed.

I couldn't finish the article after that sentence. I was laughing too hard.
 
2012-06-02 12:28:42 PM
""I think if people were told this is flammable for two minutes on your skin afterward, people wouldn't use it," he says."

I would. I just wouldn't use it if I were manning a grill. Or I'd ask a friend to man the grill for a few minutes.
 
2012-06-02 12:30:35 PM
Well, on the bright side, he won't have to worry about sunscreen or sunburn from now on..
 
2012-06-02 12:31:10 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

hi everybody!!!!
 
2012-06-02 12:37:12 PM
www.ninjawax.com
banana fire!!
 
2012-06-02 12:39:52 PM
fta "I went into complete panic mode and screamed," he says. "I've never experienced pain like that in my life."

You screamed? Over physical pain? And then told the news so everyone would know? What, did your pink tutu get singed?
 
2012-06-02 12:43:11 PM

Notabunny: fta "I went into complete panic mode and screamed," he says. "I've never experienced pain like that in my life."

You screamed? Over physical pain? And then told the news so everyone would know? What, did your pink tutu get singed?


screaming only makes the pain excruciatingly worse.
i should know because i have tried it while on the toilet.
 
2012-06-02 12:56:16 PM

ZAZ: First, second, and third degree burns are skin damage. Fourth degree burns occur after all the skin has burned away. You transition from "searing" to "cooking."


www.stardestroyer.net

Well, "charred" is more descriptive. BBQ. It generally won't leave the bone. Fourth degree is no longer a treatable burn, other than amputation. The full tissue of thickness is destroyed and there's nothing left to save. It's often left off the chart because it's a "burn" like having an arm sliced off is a "laceration".

Yeah, no. He wasn't approaching 4th degree burns here.

4th degree doesn't happen so much because it takes TIME to destroy tissue that far down, rather than magnitude. The inner layers are somewhat insulated and cooled by flowing blood. A blowtorch would still need like a minute to do it. 4th degree is where someone gets soaked in gasoline, lit on fire, and collapses on fire and no one puts him out.
 
2012-06-02 12:59:59 PM

Oznog: ZAZ: First, second, and third degree burns are skin damage. Fourth degree burns occur after all the skin has burned away. You transition from "searing" to "cooking."

[www.stardestroyer.net image 640x480]

Well, "charred" is more descriptive. BBQ. It generally won't leave the bone. Fourth degree is no longer a treatable burn, other than amputation. The full tissue of thickness is destroyed and there's nothing left to save. It's often left off the chart because it's a "burn" like having an arm sliced off is a "laceration".

Yeah, no. He wasn't approaching 4th degree burns here.

4th degree doesn't happen so much because it takes TIME to destroy tissue that far down, rather than magnitude. The inner layers are somewhat insulated and cooled by flowing blood. A blowtorch would still need like a minute to do it. 4th degree is where someone gets soaked in gasoline, lit on fire, and collapses on fire and no one puts him out.


Monk he see, Monk he do?
 
2012-06-02 12:59:59 PM

bim1154: Apos: In other news,Burn Notice will be back in a few weeks! Yeeeeeah!

She gives me a boner.
[www.parade.com image 417x325]


Nothing sexier than an ex-IRA sniperess with a killer pout.
 
2012-06-02 01:01:19 PM
www.nerdist.com

Actually that was a clip from the movie Terminator 2. But the real incident was a lot LIKE that!
 
2012-06-02 01:09:28 PM
Did he break the Rule of Nines??
 
2012-06-02 01:16:43 PM

ladyfortuna: vudukungfu: He was at his lakefront home entertaining friends

And what a show it was.

Ya'll need to quit making me laugh at this stuff, I'm already going to hell, don't need more nails in the coffin.

In all seriousness that's really scary. The burns look pretty bad, and I'm definitely going to keep this in mind next time I get the spray kind (it's good for hiking).


Why is the spray better than the lotion for hiking?
 
2012-06-02 01:21:11 PM
"The warnings only read, "flammable, don't use near heat, flame or while burning"

I wouldn't be reaching for sunscreen while I was burning. Just a glass of water.

I guess it depends on how you use "use," y'know?
 
2012-06-02 01:28:17 PM
Alanis Morissette nods in approval.

/Yeah, I really do think.
 
2012-06-02 01:37:53 PM
Was that SPF Napalm? I love the smell of napalm in the morning, but I knew I should not have bought that stuff.
/If he kept the receipt, maybe he can return it...
 
2012-06-02 01:40:13 PM

Apos: bim1154: Apos: In other news,Burn Notice will be back in a few weeks! Yeeeeeah!

She gives me a boner.
[www.parade.com image 417x325]

Nothing sexier than an ex-IRA sniperess with a killer pout.


I usually don't go for the real skinny ones but for some reason she does make my blood stir.
 
2012-06-02 01:40:40 PM
ban de soleil for the st.tropez tan
 
2012-06-02 01:41:45 PM

ciberido: Alanis Morissette nods in approval.

/Yeah, I really do think.


No, I think this qualifies as real irony. She demonstrated a lack of understanding of the concept.
 
2012-06-02 01:45:01 PM
he was at a lake house with friends... he doesnt want money.... he must already be well off. i'm poor as hellloooo and yes i would want money
 
2012-06-02 01:57:47 PM

PluckYew: WTF are 4th degree burns? In MY day it was 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree. When did they add 4th degree?

/onion adjusted


I recall in the early 80's my brother had a first-aid book with at least 6th degree burns illustrated. Way past the bone if I recall.
 
2012-06-02 02:29:44 PM

Katolu: PluckYew: WTF are 4th degree burns? In MY day it was 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree. When did they add 4th degree?

/onion adjusted

I recall in the early 80's my brother had a first-aid book with at least 6th degree burns illustrated. Way past the bone if I recall.


They mentioned those levels of burns on the X-files once; I only remember it because I'd taken the girl scout/red cross first aid classes and had yet never heard of them.
 
2012-06-02 02:44:21 PM
i.ytimg.com

"Hmm, use a grill, that would speed things up!"
 
2012-06-02 02:49:46 PM

KrispyKritter: ban de soleil for the st.tropez tan


I think he used bain de soleil
 
2012-06-02 03:18:49 PM
The warnings only read, "flammable, don't use near heat, flame or while burning" but nothing about once it's applied.

Because it magically becomes a retardant once it's on your skin?

"Well the can of gasoline said "flammable" but it didn't say anything about it being flammable after you put it on your skin so I'm just going to pour some over my head and then spark up a fat one......

/although in all seriousness, I'm REALLY surprised that this stuff is that flammable
//I really do like the warning about not applying it while you are actually burning... my priorities would extend beyond applying a high SPF cream if I was actually on farking fire.....
 
2012-06-02 03:21:43 PM
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life

He should be grateful....

And on the plus side he's not dead.

mimg.ugo.com
 
2012-06-02 03:26:28 PM
FTFA: The warnings only read, "flammable, don't use near heat, flame or while burning" but nothing about once it's applied.

What did he think "use" meant? I guess you can't dumb down safety warnings enough, can you?

"This shiat is flammable. Yes, so are the propellants in the spray can that help to put it on you, but THIS STUFF is ALSO flammable: The stuff itself can catch on fire. If you have any of this stuff on you, YOU are flammable, for as long as this stuff is on you. Got it?"
 
2012-06-02 03:42:00 PM

Pert: I really do like the warning about not applying it while you are actually burning


I think it pretty clearly means not while burning stuff -- wood, trash, whatever. But that's only clear to me because it's also clear to me that it's pretty much impossible for whoever wrote it to mean while you yourself are on fire. So I don't know if you're trying to be funny, or if you really believe that's a possibility.
 
2012-06-02 03:44:08 PM

Katolu: PluckYew: WTF are 4th degree burns? In MY day it was 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree. When did they add 4th degree?

/onion adjusted

I recall in the early 80's my brother had a first-aid book with at least 6th degree burns illustrated. Way past the bone if I recall.


I suspect not. Or maybe there are older scales no longer in use, or other scales that are obscure. My brief search uncovered three different systems, two of them overlapping: depth (four degrees), severity (three degrees), and area (which is also a factor in severity).
 
2012-06-02 03:49:56 PM
I bet this guys the reason for the "Do not use hair dryer in shower" warning. Chances are he never read the warning label until after he set himself on fire and then decided to make a stink about how it was worded because he didn't want to look stupid in front of his friends. Now he just looks stupid to everyone.

He should take his place in the stupid line right behind the lady who lit a match on a plane to hide the stench of her fart.
 
2012-06-02 05:53:43 PM
TFA
it was only a second before his body was engulfed in flames.

David Sedaris is on it...

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-06-02 07:47:58 PM
The Coppertone spray on sunscreen that I use lists alcohol as its main ingredient (75%). I'm sure that's necessary in order to have it be thin enough to come out in a spray. Within minutes of applying it, the alcohol will have evaporated. I've never thought about how you might be unsafe to go near an open flame for some time after applying it, because I go for bicycle rides after putting it on; I'll have that in the back of my mind from now.
 
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