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(ABC)   12-yar old girl grabs steering wheel after grandfather dies from heart attack while driving, manages to force truck off road to prevent other motorists from being hurt, guarantees career as action star   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 56
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2012-07-31 11:47:42 AM
Invoke PEDOBEAR

/Ya'll know what I mean. And yes, you do
 
2012-07-31 12:29:33 PM
12-yar old?

So the girl's a pirate, then is she submitter?
 
2012-07-31 12:29:43 PM
Yaaaaar, me mateys
 
2012-07-31 12:30:47 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-07-31 12:31:43 PM
cdn.static.ovimg.com

Yo ho Fiddle Dee Dee!
 
2012-07-31 12:31:44 PM

cman: Invoke PEDOBEAR

/Ya'll know what I mean. And yes, you do


Only if the carpet matches the drapes.
 
2012-07-31 12:32:18 PM

Dr. Whoof: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x338]


Damn. Was gonna post that!

/shakes tiny fist.
 
2012-07-31 12:32:23 PM
FTA: After a "30-second freak-out" during which she cried, "Pop-pop, Pop-pop, Pop-pop," Miranda realized the car was speeding up and drifting toward the side of the road. She undid her seat belt and tried to call 911 on her cellphone but she wasn't getting any service. She then climbed underneath the steering wheel and pressed her hand on the brake.

Gah! 30 seconds of doing nothing to stop the car, then she unbuckles her seat belt, then she starts climbing all over the place! Glad she made it through all that okay rather than getting thrown through a windshield :O

My kids are way too young to learn how to drive, but I need to make sure they know how to put the car into low gear :/
 
2012-07-31 12:32:57 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-31 12:34:26 PM
Perhaps she is a Battlestar Galactica fan? Maybe it was supposed to have been "yahren".
 
2012-07-31 12:36:19 PM

Creoena: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x254]


pic20.picturetrail.com
 
2012-07-31 12:37:20 PM
"My, she was yar...it means easy to handle, quick to the helm, fast, right."
 
2012-07-31 12:38:50 PM
And jeeze, her grandpa knows he's having some serious medical problem and instead of pulling over and calling 9-1-1 keeps on driving and asks his granddaughter to keep talking to him so he stays alert???

Old people be stupid, yo!
 
2012-07-31 12:40:22 PM
I want die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming and crying like the passengers in his car.
 
2012-07-31 12:41:02 PM

LordOfThePings: "My, she was yar...it means easy to handle, quick to the helm, fast, right."


"Like coals to Newcastle!"

/One of my favorites of all time
 
2012-07-31 12:42:17 PM

Kiwimann: Gah! 30 seconds of doing nothing to stop the car, then she unbuckles her seat belt, then she starts climbing all over the place! Glad she made it through all that okay rather than getting thrown through a windshield :O

My kids are way too young to learn how to drive, but I need to make sure they know how to put the car into low gear :/


Well, as for 30 seconds when you are pumping adrenaline and experiencing a crisis time cane seem slow while you try to reason what to do next, not to mention studies show that time is experienced much more slowly for children than adults. Then she said she did what she did from watching TV so maybe when she finally takes a driver's ed class she can have some more useful knowledge.
 
2012-07-31 12:42:35 PM

Kiwimann: Gah! 30 seconds of doing nothing to stop the car, then she unbuckles her seat belt, then she starts climbing all over the place! Glad she made it through all that okay rather than getting thrown through a windshield :O


I had the same reaction re. seatbelt, but I would guess the 30 seconds is... not very accurate.
 
2012-07-31 12:44:07 PM
Great job....but I feel bad that she had to witness her grandfather pass away in front of her. :-(
 
2012-07-31 12:45:21 PM
Miranda said she wants to be a sign language interpreter when she is an adult.

That's not a very lucrative career and I think computers do that now anyways. someone tell this girl to re-think her future plans.
 
2012-07-31 12:45:23 PM
sharetv.org
 
2012-07-31 12:47:20 PM
So she was driving without a license? Throw her in prison!
 
2012-07-31 12:48:59 PM
Train your kids to know how to put a car in neutral, people.
 
2012-07-31 12:49:36 PM
In other news, 12 year olds are not as incapable as people without children think. More at 11.
 
2012-07-31 12:49:46 PM
It was probably her pregnancy confession that killed Grandma in the first place!

`Granny, I tried vaginal for a change and now I'm late.'

`ACK!' *thud*
 
2012-07-31 12:52:14 PM
1) The 30 second thing... the journalist clearly took some liberty here. How in the world does he know how long the girl freaked out for? Was she watching a stop watch during the event? Bad journalism is bad journalism.

2) I recant my previous statement about 12 year olds being capable. The fact that she tried calling 911 BEFORE trying to stop the vehicle is evidence of this.
 
2012-07-31 12:54:22 PM

Dr. Whoof: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x338]


Came for the Yars' Revenge reference, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-07-31 12:57:44 PM

Mrs.Sharpier: Miranda said she wants to be a sign language interpreter when she is an adult.

That's not a very lucrative career and I think computers do that now anyways. someone tell this girl to re-think her future plans.


It doesn't make tons to start with but you can make a lot in technical and legal areas. I worked with a deaf guy at a (very large) tech company. He and other deaf folks at the company had full access to what was basically an on-call interpretation staff. Being able to properly interpret "The SQL stored procedure was using the wrong join" properly (knowing the shorthand signs or context for signs that have technical meaning) is important.

We had a noob interpreter once and he signed exactly that phrase. I know some ASL and worked closely with him so I knew what he had said, but this person blinked and said "The sequel storage process was joined wrong". That was when I realized how valuable the regular interperation staff was. I know they make a pretty decent rate too.

Interpretation can be highly specialized and the people who are really good at it can actually command a decent salary. I expect she'll do fine.
 
2012-07-31 12:59:34 PM
Drake Maijstral
2012-07-31 12:54:22 PM
Dr. Whoof:

Came for the Yars' Revenge reference, leaving satisfied


Loved me some Yar's Revenge on the 2600 when I was a kid
 
2012-07-31 01:02:10 PM

Cyclometh: Mrs.Sharpier: Miranda said she wants to be a sign language interpreter when she is an adult.

That's not a very lucrative career and I think computers do that now anyways. someone tell this girl to re-think her future plans.

It doesn't make tons to start with but you can make a lot in technical and legal areas. I worked with a deaf guy at a (very large) tech company. He and other deaf folks at the company had full access to what was basically an on-call interpretation staff. Being able to properly interpret "The SQL stored procedure was using the wrong join" properly (knowing the shorthand signs or context for signs that have technical meaning) is important.

We had a noob interpreter once and he signed exactly that phrase. I know some ASL and worked closely with him so I knew what he had said, but this person blinked and said "The sequel storage process was joined wrong". That was when I realized how valuable the regular interperation staff was. I know they make a pretty decent rate too.

Interpretation can be highly specialized and the people who are really good at it can actually command a decent salary. I expect she'll do fine.


Wouldn't a pen and a notepad be a cheaper and often more reliable method?
 
2012-07-31 01:03:49 PM
c.o0bc.com

This pisses me off. When I was 12 yars old, the girls my age did not have breasts.
I feel cheated.
 
2012-07-31 01:10:33 PM
Hey, she even got an award for saving her own ass.

i46.tinypic.com

Source
 
2012-07-31 01:11:50 PM
Alonjar: In other news, 12 year olds are not as incapable as people without children think. More at 11.

Tell us more about how she consented, and how it's unfair they're charging you. I'm curious to know your side of the story?

/I kid, I kid.
 
2012-07-31 01:12:10 PM
I don't believe for a second that she used her phone to try and call 911. She was probably trying to update her facebook status with something stupid like "GOING FST IN CAR POPOP DIED. CRN FLD OR STR8? LIKE DIS FOR WALLPOST"
 
2012-07-31 01:26:41 PM

SultanofSchwing: Wouldn't a pen and a notepad be a cheaper and often more reliable method?


Cheaper? Sure. More reliable? Yeah. Useful? Not in the slightest.

But go ahead and communicate with a team of 10-15 people using pen and paper, or try to participate in group discussions or provide input on a design or test plan. There's a reason sign language exists.
 
2012-07-31 01:34:07 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Hey, she even got an award for saving her own ass.

[i46.tinypic.com image 700x1031]

Source


Or it could be because she had the sense to realize that the uncontrolled vehicle she was in was a danger to others on the road and solved that problem?
 
2012-07-31 01:50:13 PM

MadCat221: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Hey, she even got an award for saving her own ass.

[i46.tinypic.com image 700x1031]

Source

Or it could be because she had the sense to realize that the uncontrolled vehicle she was in was a danger to others on the road and solved that problem?


Have you been around many 12 year olds? Their minds don't work like that.
 
2012-07-31 01:56:42 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: MadCat221: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Hey, she even got an award for saving her own ass.

[i46.tinypic.com image 700x1031]

Source

Or it could be because she had the sense to realize that the uncontrolled vehicle she was in was a danger to others on the road and solved that problem?

Have you been around many 12 year olds? Their minds don't work like that.


Actually... this FTFA
"Down the street was a red light and I saw woods. I said 'I can't hurt anybody else, I can only hurt myself,'" by putting the car into the trees.

So, yeah. She actually put the car into the trees so no one else could get hurt, rationalizing it would only be her (though that didn't happen).

Also, for all you armchair QBs, sure, she could have just did whatever and slowed the vehicle down (including moving Pop Pop's foot off the accelerator) instead of parking it into some trees. Hell, she could have sat on his rigor lap and drove home, or to a party, or wherever she wanted. She was in a panic situation and never had to drive besides a go kart. I think she did fine under the circumstances.

Also, I'm partial to mom :)
 
2012-07-31 02:01:33 PM
At least he went peacefully in his sleep, not terrified and screaming like his 12 year old granddaugter!
 
2012-07-31 02:06:45 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Hey, she even got an award for saving her own ass.

[i46.tinypic.com image 700x1031]

Source


Pedicured toes and always sitting down. I foresee a porn career.
 
2012-07-31 02:09:01 PM

JohnnyApocalypse: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: MadCat221: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Hey, she even got an award for saving her own ass.

[i46.tinypic.com image 700x1031]

Source

Or it could be because she had the sense to realize that the uncontrolled vehicle she was in was a danger to others on the road and solved that problem?

Have you been around many 12 year olds? Their minds don't work like that.

Actually... this FTFA
"Down the street was a red light and I saw woods. I said 'I can't hurt anybody else, I can only hurt myself,'" by putting the car into the trees.

So, yeah. She actually put the car into the trees so no one else could get hurt, rationalizing it would only be her (though that didn't happen).

Also, for all you armchair QBs, sure, she could have just did whatever and slowed the vehicle down (including moving Pop Pop's foot off the accelerator) instead of parking it into some trees. Hell, she could have sat on his rigor lap and drove home, or to a party, or wherever she wanted. She was in a panic situation and never had to drive besides a go kart. I think she did fine under the circumstances.

Also, I'm partial to mom :)


Oh now you're wanting me to actually read TFA.

And mom does look like she's knows how to have a good time.
 
2012-07-31 02:09:40 PM
She's? WTF. She... She
 
2012-07-31 02:15:51 PM
12-yar old girl grabs steering wheel after grandfather dies from heart attack while driving, manages to force truck off road to prevent other motorists from being hurt, guarantees career as action porn star
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FTFY
 
2012-07-31 02:29:32 PM
Followup: 12 year old hero faces charges for driving without a valid license
 
2012-07-31 02:31:17 PM
Good thing she wasn't driving in California when she decided to slow down the car by running into a tree...
www.bugbog.com
 
2012-07-31 03:57:09 PM
12 Yar Old?

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dh2
2012-07-31 04:27:41 PM
AVG, no-one twigged to your photoshop yet? For shame farkers...
 
2012-07-31 04:39:20 PM

dh2: AVG, no-one twigged to your photoshop yet? For shame farkers...


Twigged? Dude, she's 12.
 
2012-07-31 04:53:51 PM

LordOfThePings: dh2: AVG, no-one twigged to your photoshop yet? For shame farkers...

Twigged? Dude, she's 12.


I was going to ask if anyone found her stickam screen name yet.
 
2012-07-31 05:10:11 PM

hugheric: I want die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming and crying like the passengers in his car.


Came here for this, leaving satisfied
 
2012-07-31 05:27:22 PM

SultanofSchwing: sign


There are three deaf people in my office. Their handwriting is pretty bad and mine is worse. The best way I can interact with them is to type. All of us type much more quickly than we speak, sign, or write, and digital communication can be as clear as the sender intended. Yet for reasons I don't understand they all attempt to converse with me in speech or with handwritten text. I'm worse at reading lips than I am at reading their handwriting. I'd rather we just took turns on the keyboard.

As for young lady in TFA, seek your dreams. There will always be a need for that skill.
 
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