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(CNN)   The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz, and the sky with no clouds, the heat was hot and the ground was dry, but the air was full of sound   (cnn.com) divider line 95
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2012-07-14 08:08:44 AM  
SEO is a scam. I can't believe people still think its possible to influence Google search results. If somehow you came across a way to do so, they'd change their algorithm immediately.
 
2012-07-14 08:31:27 AM  
they never said what became of the dog
 
2012-07-14 08:44:43 AM  
NAME THE FRACKING HORSE ALREADY
 
2012-07-14 09:25:28 AM  

downstairs: SEO is a scam. I can't believe people still think its possible to influence Google search results. If somehow you came across a way to do so, they'd change their algorithm immediately.


Down the hall, third door on the left.
 
2012-07-14 10:11:02 AM  
This is the autistic guy who walked through hell and came out smiling thread.

/Even though it nearly killed him.
 
2012-07-14 10:13:27 AM  

Generation_D: they never said what became of the dog


The dog didn't have the will, or it abandoned him?
 
2012-07-14 10:24:57 AM  
I'm an excellent hiker.
 
2012-07-14 10:30:00 AM  
Guess that's one way to live up to a name like LaFever...
 
2012-07-14 10:31:12 AM  

Revek: The dog didn't have the will, or it abandoned him?


What kind of person do you have to be where your dog deserts you? Autistic or something?? Because a dog will pretty much stick by you forever.

Although it may have just gotten lost or something when it went off looking for food.
 
2012-07-14 10:31:55 AM  

Generation_D: they never said what became of the dog


Timothy?
 
2012-07-14 10:33:35 AM  
After two days in the desert sun,
my skin began to turn red..
 
2012-07-14 10:33:39 AM  
soo Monk got lost in the desert?
 
2012-07-14 10:33:51 AM  

cryinoutloud: Revek: The dog didn't have the will, or it abandoned him?

What kind of person do you have to be where your dog deserts you? Autistic or something?? Because a dog will pretty much stick by you forever.

Although it may have just gotten lost or something when it went off looking for food.


Really you know for sure your dog would follow you all the way through 150 miles of very damn little?
 
2012-07-14 10:38:25 AM  
Sounds like a fun idea for a hike.

Aside from the starvation and autism and all.
 
2012-07-14 10:40:12 AM  
The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz, and the sky with no clouds, the heat was hot and the ground was dry, but the air was full of sound

...as I got off the plane in Ethiopia?
 
2012-07-14 10:42:48 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: NAME THE FRACKING HORSE ALREADY


That is the horse's name: "A horse with no name."

"IT'S LIKE A TRIBE CALLED QUEST! YA GOTTA SAY THE WHOLE THING!"
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2012-07-14 10:43:42 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: NAME THE FRACKING HORSE ALREADY


THIS!!!!

Hate the flippin' song for that reason

NAMETHEHORSENAMETHEHORSENAMETHEHORSEN AMETHEHORSE
 
2012-07-14 10:49:49 AM  

Revek: Really you know for sure your dog would follow you all the way through 150 miles of very damn little?


My dog would. So would most people's dogs. Unless it was starving to death, which it likely was.

Hell, the dog probably knew a better route than the man did, and it's now happily living with someone else.
 
2012-07-14 10:50:12 AM  

Vodka Zombie: downstairs: SEO is a scam. I can't believe people still think its possible to influence Google search results. If somehow you came across a way to do so, they'd change their algorithm immediately.

Down the hall, third door on the left.


Ha! Farked that one up, I did.
 
2012-07-14 10:51:00 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: NAME THE FRACKING HORSE ALREADY


It was named Wildfire. It eventually died in a blizzard.
 
2012-07-14 10:51:29 AM  
I HATE that farkin song! did not even read the article
 
2012-07-14 10:52:53 AM  

cryinoutloud: Revek: Really you know for sure your dog would follow you all the way through 150 miles of very damn little?

My dog would. So would most people's dogs. Unless it was starving to death, which it likely was.

Hell, the dog probably knew a better route than the man did, and it's now happily living with someone else.


Does anyone have the PBF with the collie?
 
2012-07-14 10:53:22 AM  

Generation_D: they never said what became of the dog



Dog makes a good meal.
 
2012-07-14 10:53:24 AM  

cryinoutloud: Revek: The dog didn't have the will, or it abandoned him?

What kind of person do you have to be where your dog deserts you? Autistic or something?? Because a dog will pretty much stick by you forever.

Although it may have just gotten lost or something when it went off looking for food.


FTA "Officials were looking into a report that the animal may have been located"

Maybe the dude got so hungry that he tried to eat his dog and that's why it ran away?
 
2012-07-14 10:53:25 AM  

PirateKing: PC LOAD LETTER: NAME THE FRACKING HORSE ALREADY
That is the horse's name: "A horse with no name."
"IT'S LIKE A TRIBE CALLED QUEST! YA GOTTA SAY THE WHOLE THING!"
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SharkInfested: PC LOAD LETTER: NAME THE FRACKING HORSE ALREADY
THIS!!!!
Hate the flippin' song for that reason
NAMETHEHORSENAMETHEHORSENAMETHEHORSEN AMETHEHORSE


Why name it? Your just gonna eat it when it dies. I find it easier to kill my horse when it has no name.

/though the desert on a horse with no name.
 
2012-07-14 10:53:46 AM  
This is what happens when you go Into the Wild all on your own.

Also, if you hate this song, you hate America, you dirty terrorist.
 
2012-07-14 10:55:39 AM  
Missed...
 
2012-07-14 10:55:49 AM  
Seriously - that's one tough man. It's been damn hot and dry this summer, and I bet not one in a thousand would survive that experience.

There IS that whole "walking-out-into-the-desert-with-no-water" thing, though. He has the savvy to survive, but no concept of distance.
 
2012-07-14 10:56:10 AM  

cryinoutloud: Revek: Really you know for sure your dog would follow you all the way through 150 miles of very damn little?

My dog would. So would most people's dogs. Unless it was starving to death, which it likely was.

Hell, the dog probably knew a better route than the man did, and it's now happily living with someone else.


So the answer is no it wouldn't.
 
2012-07-14 10:56:12 AM  
Autistic? And still alive? That's some high functioning there Sherlock.

/No horse
//Horse would've kept you alive
///One way or another
////Transport
//Food + tent leather
 
2012-07-14 10:58:53 AM  
If I read that correctly it was a 50 mile hike. Even with a 60 pound pack on an inexperienced hiker could pull that off in 3-4 days. He was following a river so there was food and water. I realize he is "autistic" but if he is functional enough that his family let him make the trek alone he should be functional enough to pull it off. I think there is something else to this story.
 
2012-07-14 11:01:47 AM  

Canton: Guess that's one way to live up to a name like LaFever...


At least he can remember his name.
 
2012-07-14 11:03:38 AM  
Poor dog.
 
2012-07-14 11:05:21 AM  
He should have drunk his own piss.
 
2012-07-14 11:07:54 AM  
Water, water, everywhere, so let's all have a drink
 
2012-07-14 11:08:14 AM  

PirateKing: PC LOAD LETTER: NAME THE FRACKING HORSE ALREADY

That is the horse's name: "A horse with no name."


Abbott: Hello, I'd like you to meet A Horse With No Name.
Costello: That's what I want to find out.
Abbott: Find out what?
Costello: The horse's name!
Abbott: I already told you he's A Horse With No Name.
 
2012-07-14 11:10:27 AM  

Revek:
My dog would. So would most people's dogs. Unless it was starving to death, which it likely was.
Hell, the dog probably knew a better route than the man did, and it's now happily living with someone else.
So the answer is no it wouldn't.


Is it that important for you to be RIGHT? I generally don't take my dog on starvation marches. So yes, she would stick with me until she keeled over dead. And so would most dogs.

Did your dog run away from you or something?

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2012-07-14 11:11:19 AM  
I wonder if he ever got to see the Space Coyote?
 
2012-07-14 11:12:45 AM  
Oh no never had one run away. Just thinking if I every decided to do something like that I wouldn't expect him to.
 
2012-07-14 11:12:47 AM  

SharkInfested: PC LOAD LETTER: NAME THE FRACKING HORSE ALREADY

THIS!!!!

Hate the flippin' song for that reason


I hope you all are joking, but if not; Horse with no name --> "Horse" --> "H"
The song is about getting off drugs; specifically heroine.

My favorite mis-sung lyric was a friend's brother who sang "I've been through the desert on a horse with no legs"
 
2012-07-14 11:16:33 AM  

titwrench: If I read that correctly it was a 50 mile hike. Even with a 60 pound pack on an inexperienced hiker could pull that off in 3-4 days. He was following a river so there was food and water. I realize he is "autistic" but if he is functional enough that his family let him make the trek alone he should be functional enough to pull it off. I think there is something else to this story.


Not in 100 degree heat they wouldn't be able to.

I'm guessing he underestimated how much water he needed to drink. Many people don't have a strong sense of thirst (more common in autistic?) and dry air can be deceiving because you don't feel like you're sweating even though you are a lot. Once dehydration set in he lost all his strength and that was it.
 
2012-07-14 11:18:13 AM  

vodka: titwrench: If I read that correctly it was a 50 mile hike. Even with a 60 pound pack on an inexperienced hiker could pull that off in 3-4 days. He was following a river so there was food and water. I realize he is "autistic" but if he is functional enough that his family let him make the trek alone he should be functional enough to pull it off. I think there is something else to this story.

Not in 100 degree heat they wouldn't be able to.

I'm guessing he underestimated how much water he needed to drink. Many people don't have a strong sense of thirst (more common in autistic?) and dry air can be deceiving because you don't feel like you're sweating even though you are a lot. Once dehydration set in he lost all his strength and that was it.


Bingo. The heat sapped him, likely caused him to become confused, and if he ever DID regain his bearings, it was likely only at night, when he really couldn't navigate anyway. If he knew how to navigate by the stars, he may have been able to, but otherwise, he was screwed once he got disoriented.
 
2012-07-14 11:18:57 AM  
Well, you know Oz never did give nothing to the Tin man that he didn't already have.
 
2012-07-14 11:24:32 AM  
So...he's a very good hiker, yeah, a very good hiker?
 
2012-07-14 11:24:49 AM  

Joshudan: SharkInfested: PC LOAD LETTER: NAME THE FRACKING HORSE ALREADY

THIS!!!!

Hate the flippin' song for that reason

I hope you all are joking, but if not; Horse with no name --> "Horse" --> "H"
The song is about getting off drugs; specifically heroine.

My favorite mis-sung lyric was a friend's brother who sang "I've been through the desert on a horse with no legs"


So the part about the Horse running free because the desert had turned to sea - should sea="C" for cocaine?
 
2012-07-14 11:25:36 AM  

skinink: Well, you know Oz never did give nothing to the Tin man that he didn't already have.


You got that right.
 
2012-07-14 11:33:56 AM  

Arctic Phoenix: vodka: titwrench: If I read that correctly it was a 50 mile hike. Even with a 60 pound pack on an inexperienced hiker could pull that off in 3-4 days. He was following a river so there was food and water. I realize he is "autistic" but if he is functional enough that his family let him make the trek alone he should be functional enough to pull it off. I think there is something else to this story.

Not in 100 degree heat they wouldn't be able to.

I'm guessing he underestimated how much water he needed to drink. Many people don't have a strong sense of thirst (more common in autistic?) and dry air can be deceiving because you don't feel like you're sweating even though you are a lot. Once dehydration set in he lost all his strength and that was it.

Bingo. The heat sapped him, likely caused him to become confused, and if he ever DID regain his bearings, it was likely only at night, when he really couldn't navigate anyway. If he knew how to navigate by the stars, he may have been able to, but otherwise, he was screwed once he got disoriented.


Maybe you're right. I know I have done hikes of good distance in 100+ degree climates at different levels of experience and never came close to anything like this and i didn't always have the advantage of hiking down a river. I just think something else happened. I don't think he just "failed".
 
2012-07-14 11:35:36 AM  

cryinoutloud: Revek:
My dog would. So would most people's dogs. Unless it was starving to death, which it likely was.
Hell, the dog probably knew a better route than the man did, and it's now happily living with someone else.
So the answer is no it wouldn't.

Is it that important for you to be RIGHT? I generally don't take my dog on starvation marches. So yes, she would stick with me until she keeled over dead. And so would most dogs.

Did your dog run away from you or something?

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The dog knew the guy was a basket case and chose to sake itself.
 
2012-07-14 11:40:16 AM  

Arctic Phoenix: vodka: titwrench: If I read that correctly it was a 50 mile hike. Even with a 60 pound pack on an inexperienced hiker could pull that off in 3-4 days. He was following a river so there was food and water. I realize he is "autistic" but if he is functional enough that his family let him make the trek alone he should be functional enough to pull it off. I think there is something else to this story.

Not in 100 degree heat they wouldn't be able to.

I'm guessing he underestimated how much water he needed to drink. Many people don't have a strong sense of thirst (more common in autistic?) and dry air can be deceiving because you don't feel like you're sweating even though you are a lot. Once dehydration set in he lost all his strength and that was it.

Bingo. The heat sapped him, likely caused him to become confused, and if he ever DID regain his bearings, it was likely only at night, when he really couldn't navigate anyway. If he knew how to navigate by the stars, he may have been able to, but otherwise, he was screwed once he got disoriented.


Not only that, but looking at a map, it's probably 50 miles in a straight line to the lake. The river is far from straight, winding through a canyon for most of the way, and is probably closer to double that distance. Without a trail, in the desert, in the summer. If you've ever hiked off trail, you know it's probably half the speed as you can make on an established trail.
 
2012-07-14 11:55:52 AM  

Joshudan: SharkInfested: PC LOAD LETTER: NAME THE FRACKING HORSE ALREADY

THIS!!!!

Hate the flippin' song for that reason

I hope you all are joking, but if not; Horse with no name --> "Horse" --> "H"
The song is about getting off drugs; specifically heroine.

My favorite mis-sung lyric was a friend's brother who sang "I've been through the desert on a horse with no legs"


yeah, yeah, i know it's all drug references, but I DON'T CARE! Still find it inexplicably irritating.

NAMETHEHORSENAMETHEHORSENAMETHEHORSE
 
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