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(CBC)   Woman goes blind due to pigeon poop   (cbc.ca) divider line 89
    More: Scary, pigeons, meningitis, Fredericton, chlamydia, Erica Richards  
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2012-08-20 08:14:02 PM  
Didn't know you can catch Chlamydia from pigeons. I'd better switch to chickens.
 
2012-08-20 09:36:53 PM  
I've got a cryptococcal for her meningitis, if you know what I mean.
 
2012-08-20 09:47:42 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Didn't know you can catch Chlamydia from pigeons. I'd better switch to chickens.


keep farking that chicken.
 
2012-08-20 10:32:14 PM  
she also had a compromised immune system from chemotherapy
 
2012-08-20 11:59:42 PM  
"CLUE! CLUE!"

"That's it! Oh Mr. Pigeon, I'd kiss you if you weren't swimming with disease!"
 
2012-08-21 01:11:33 AM  
Hopefully Mike Tyson's ignorant ass is next.
 
2012-08-21 01:14:00 AM  
Fuk a duck
 
2012-08-21 01:15:34 AM  
"A reverse migraine - I needed light, I needed sound. I needed neck massages. Couldn't lay down, couldn't sit up. Couldn't eat. I was vomiting. And then I started having double vision, quadruple vision, then seizures. And then I ended up in hospital,"

For those of you looking to stick your deek in crazy she seems like quite the catch.
 
2012-08-21 01:18:54 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Didn't know you can catch Chlamydia from pigeons. I'd better switch to chickens.


I figured some guy just got himself a non-cheating medical excuse for having leaky junk right there.
 
2012-08-21 01:19:19 AM  
24 and you haven't finished High School yet? I think your problems go deeper than some bird crap.
 
2012-08-21 01:21:23 AM  
Birdie, birdie in the sky,
Why'd you do that in my eye?
I won't fret and I won't cry,
I'll just be glad cows don't fly
 
2012-08-21 01:26:19 AM  

untaken_name: 24 and you haven't finished High School yet? I think your problems go deeper than some bird crap.


TFA: she also had a compromised immune system from chemotherapy .

Maybe, just maybe, she had other things to worry about.
 
2012-08-21 01:28:20 AM  
I needed light, I needed sound. I needed neck massages. Couldn't lay down, couldn't sit up. Couldn't eat. I was vomiting. And then I started having double vision, quadruple vision, then seizures. And then I ended up in hospital,"

I think I would have gone to the hospital somewhere between "needed neck massages" and "couldn't lay down"
 
2012-08-21 01:28:50 AM  
The 24-year-old was living in a house that had a pile of pigeon feces in the attic, and she also had a compromised immune system from chemotherapy .

One of these things is more relevant than the other.

Seriously, you have enough bacteria in your nose right now to develop a fatal infection. It doesn't really matter WHAT that infection is, because there's so many different kinds it's not really important.

What you do need to do is remember that EVERYTHING is coated in potentially fatal bacteria at all times. But your body is strong and will protect you. If your body is weak, ANYTHING can be the fatal vector.


Just Keep Calm and Remain Drunk.
 
2012-08-21 01:31:36 AM  
"A reverse migraine - I needed light, I needed sound. I needed neck massages. Couldn't lay down, couldn't sit up. Couldn't eat. I was vomiting. And then I started having double vision, quadruple vision, then seizures. And then I ended up in hospital," she describes as her symptoms.

As a person with frequent migraines, she appears to have reached nirvana.
 
2012-08-21 01:32:12 AM  
Pigeons are part of the urban landscape, but they are known to carry a long list of disease-causing organisms - such as Chlamydia 

mylittlefacewhen.com
 
2012-08-21 01:33:48 AM  
doglover:

Just Keep Calm and Remain Drunk.

I can't stay drunk ALL the time, the dogs need walking. Seriously.
 
2012-08-21 01:33:55 AM  

kevinatilusa: untaken_name: 24 and you haven't finished High School yet? I think your problems go deeper than some bird crap.

TFA: she also had a compromised immune system from chemotherapy .

Maybe, just maybe, she had other things to worry about.


Maybe, but the article didn't specify anything about the time frame on either the cancer or the blindness. Additionally, pretty sure that cancer is covered under "problems go deeper".
 
2012-08-21 01:34:54 AM  

The One True TheDavid: doglover:

Just Keep Calm and Remain Drunk.

I can't stay drunk ALL the time, the dogs need walking. Seriously.


If you just open the door, they'll walk themselves. Seriously.
 
2012-08-21 01:35:51 AM  

The One True TheDavid: doglover:

Just Keep Calm and Remain Drunk.

I can't stay drunk ALL the time, the dogs need walking. Seriously.


Radio Flyer wagon.

Harnesses.

One of those 10' multi-dog leads made of nice thick webbing or rope professional dog walkers (should) use.
 
2012-08-21 01:36:39 AM  

The One True TheDavid: I can't stay drunk ALL the time, the dogs need walking. Seriously.


You can walk them drunk, but after a while the neighbors start to talk.

/also when you're drunk you just tell them to stop pawing the door, "You just went out, asshole."
 
2012-08-21 01:38:20 AM  
A sobering reminder that ravens and crows aren't the only avian emissaries of the Prince of Darkness....
 
2012-08-21 01:38:40 AM  
Payback's a biatch.

www.blackfootguideservice.com
 
2012-08-21 01:39:16 AM  

untaken_name: The One True TheDavid: doglover:

Just Keep Calm and Remain Drunk.

I can't stay drunk ALL the time, the dogs need walking. Seriously.

If you just open the door, they'll walk themselves. Seriously.


Right into traffic. Then the ex would REALLY hate me.

You must live in North Dakota to give that advice. But not Fargo.
 
2012-08-21 01:40:02 AM  
Who rubs pigeon shiat in their eye!? What, did she think it contained some "ancient Chinese.secret"?

And wtf is a reverse migraine??
 
2012-08-21 01:40:10 AM  
House did it.
 
2012-08-21 01:42:24 AM  

doglover: The One True TheDavid: doglover:

Just Keep Calm and Remain Drunk.

I can't stay drunk ALL the time, the dogs need walking. Seriously.

Radio Flyer wagon.

Harnesses.

One of those 10' multi-dog leads made of nice thick webbing or rope professional dog walkers (should) use.


A Pomeranian and a 4 month old Jack Russell/Border Collie cross? My sodden 180# self?

How big is the wagon's motor?
 
2012-08-21 01:43:09 AM  
MrLint:

House did it.

Maybe it's lupus?
 
2012-08-21 01:49:14 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Who rubs pigeon shiat in their eye!? What, did she think it contained some "ancient Chinese.secret"?

And wtf is a reverse migraine??


Dude, it was decomposing in her attic. Drifted through the ceiling, etc.
 
2012-08-21 01:50:31 AM  

MrLint: House did it.


No, Foreman did it.

House did figure it out though and saved Foreman.
 
2012-08-21 01:59:39 AM  
A Pirate was sitting at a bar, a man walks up and asks if the pirate would tell him how he got his various injuries. The Pirate says "no problem". The man asks "What's up with your peg-leg?", the Pirate responds "My leg got caught in some rigging and was torn off". The man asks "What's the story with your hook?", the Pirate responds "I was tossed over-board during a storm, I'd lost my footing thanks to the peg-leg, and a shark bit my hand clean off". The man then asks "What's up with the eye patch?", the pirate responds "A sea-gull shat in my eye".

The man says "What!? How is that possible?".
The Pirate says "Well you see, I had just gotten this hook".
 
2012-08-21 02:00:33 AM  

The One True TheDavid: untaken_name: The One True TheDavid: doglover:

Just Keep Calm and Remain Drunk.

I can't stay drunk ALL the time, the dogs need walking. Seriously.

If you just open the door, they'll walk themselves. Seriously.

Right into traffic. Then the ex would REALLY hate me.

You must live in North Dakota to give that advice. But not Fargo.


Your door opens right onto the street? Not even a sidewalk? Man, grocery shopping must be a real biatch!
 
2012-08-21 02:01:30 AM  
If only she'd seen it coming.
 
2012-08-21 02:03:16 AM  
She hopes to go on to study law.

Sounds like a good choice, because justice *is* blind.

/window seat, non smoking please 
 
2012-08-21 02:04:14 AM  

coralfixation: She hopes to go on to study law.

Sounds like a good choice, because justice *is* blind.

/window seat, non smoking please


Don't make love near the garden gate.
Justice may be blind, but the neighbors ain't.
 
2012-08-21 02:07:45 AM  

The One True TheDavid: doglover: The One True TheDavid: doglover:

Just Keep Calm and Remain Drunk.

I can't stay drunk ALL the time, the dogs need walking. Seriously.

Radio Flyer wagon.

Harnesses.

One of those 10' multi-dog leads made of nice thick webbing or rope professional dog walkers (should) use.

A Pomeranian and a 4 month old Jack Russell/Border Collie cross? My sodden 180# self?

How big is the wagon's motor?


You need about six more coon dogs and one of them weird beagle/dachshund mixes.
 
2012-08-21 02:35:00 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-21 02:35:41 AM  
They asked me how I knew
Raccoon shiat was blue
I could not deny, in my terse reply
One fell in my eye
 
2012-08-21 02:36:11 AM  
CSB: I heard a woman call into a radio show, saying they should warn the public about what happened to her. She had silk sheets, slipped off them, and broke her neck. Everyone panic!

How many people live amongst pigeon shiat and have an immune disorder? Or do either, and don't know that's hazardous? Do people really need her to sing on the street to raise awareness? Can't she just wear a colored ribbon or something?

Richards sings to supplement her $135 a month disability payment.

Maybe instead of begging and leeching off the taxpayers, she should get a real job. At least walk the street selling something else.

/just sayin'
//I'd buy that for $1
///what's this ticket for?
 
2012-08-21 02:48:38 AM  
shiat happens
 
2012-08-21 02:52:07 AM  
pmcmovieline.files.wordpress.com
Amateur.
 
2012-08-21 02:59:24 AM  

farkingismybusiness: [pmcmovieline.files.wordpress.com image 400x224]
Amateur.


Tuppence a bag
 
2012-08-21 03:03:09 AM  

twiztedjustin: Hopefully Mike Tyson's ignorant ass is next.


I don't get it.
Did he bite some pigeons ear off or something. I mean I know he punches chickens, but......
 
2012-08-21 03:06:21 AM  

DownDaRiver: twiztedjustin: Hopefully Mike Tyson's ignorant ass is next.

I don't get it.
Did he bite some pigeons ear off or something. I mean I know he punches chickens, but......


weknowmemes.com
How do you not know about his pigeon coops?
 
2012-08-21 03:15:35 AM  

gerbilpox: Maybe instead of begging and leeching off the taxpayers, she should get a real job. At least walk the street selling something else.

/just sayin'
//I'd buy that for $1
///what's this ticket for?


She doesn't have a seeing eye dog yet, and the end of the effing article mentions she's soon to be going to a school for the blind.

She also doesn't have a HS diploma (hence the blind school), possibly due to the aforementioned chemo.

Chemo which she was likely able to get because of socialized medicine.

Which compromised her immune system.

Which, combined with pigeon poop wafting through the house, made her blind.

Socialist medicine will BLIND YOU.

/my logic is impermeable
 
2012-08-21 03:17:44 AM  
www.clublexus.com 
Reminds me of the time I ended up in Deebo's pigeon coop sweatin' like a slave, and the only person that could get me out was my Momma. I ain't been right since.

/fark Hector.
 
2012-08-21 03:44:01 AM  
Who would have thought a pigeon could be a carrier?
 
2012-08-21 03:49:46 AM  
Hey, I warned all you Farkers about Cryptococcus neoformans in the last pigeon poop thread. Maybe next time, you'll listen to me....

/It's only on my radar because Ms. Gough worked with it in a lab years ago. The disease can have an incredibly long dwell time, so every time she forgets something, I suggest that the yeast may be causing swelling in her brain.
 
2012-08-21 05:24:51 AM  

gerbilpox: CSB: I heard a woman call into a radio show, saying they should warn the public about what happened to her. She had silk sheets, slipped off them, and broke her neck. Everyone panic!

How many people live amongst pigeon shiat and have an immune disorder? Or do either, and don't know that's hazardous? Do people really need her to sing on the street to raise awareness? Can't she just wear a colored ribbon or something?

Richards sings to supplement her $135 a month disability payment.

Maybe instead of begging and leeching off the taxpayers, she should get a real job. At least walk the street selling something else.

/just sayin'
//I'd buy that for $1
///what's this ticket for?


Glad too know you think those of us on disability are leeching off the taxpayers. Because as we all know, the disability benefit we receive is a handout and not based in the amount of Social Security taxes we PAID into the system during our working lives. Yep, I worked from age 14 and ended up in a high income career paying a good amount into the system for 25 years before a workplace accident left me disabled and unable to work. Until I read your post I was under the assumption that my disability benefit was a direct benefit of my years of paying with the promise that if a life altering tragic event should occur I would be able to collect (and if I was fortunate enough not to become disabled my taxes would go to others that became disabled). I wasn't aware that myself and others like me were"leeching of the taxpayers".

Oh, I see the problem. You are too damn stupid to understand the difference between disability and welfare. Unless your the type who thinks one should pay for car insurance, but never make a claim if your car is totaled. See, disability is only paid to those that WORKED and payed into the system. Even then a person's disability payment is based on how much they PAID INTO THE SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM. (yes, I am aware she is in Canada, but I will assume you are referring to the US) Welfare otoh is given our based on need and those receiving it are in some cases perfectly able to work, but have chosen not to, relying instead on others to provide for them. I suppose you also think that people receiving Social Security Retirement benefits are leeches too? I mean, they get a check from the Government every month. So what if they worked all of their lives and paid into the system with the promise of this benefit at a certain age. And feeling the way you do, I would assume if you either become disabled or hit the age to collect retirement you will be declining that benefit, because even though you paid tens of thousands (possibly hundreds of thousands) of dollars in, you don't want to be a leech on the taxpayer, right?
 
2012-08-21 05:51:41 AM  

OBBN: gerbilpox: CSB: I heard a woman call into a radio show, saying they should warn the public about what happened to her. She had silk sheets, slipped off them, and broke her neck. Everyone panic!

How many people live amongst pigeon shiat and have an immune disorder? Or do either, and don't know that's hazardous? Do people really need her to sing on the street to raise awareness? Can't she just wear a colored ribbon or something?

Richards sings to supplement her $135 a month disability payment.

Maybe instead of begging and leeching off the taxpayers, she should get a real job. At least walk the street selling something else.

/just sayin'
//I'd buy that for $1
///what's this ticket for?

Glad too know you think those of us on disability are leeching off the taxpayers. Because as we all know, the disability benefit we receive is a handout and not based in the amount of Social Security taxes we PAID into the system during our working lives. Yep, I worked from age 14 and ended up in a high income career paying a good amount into the system for 25 years before a workplace accident left me disabled and unable to work. Until I read your post I was under the assumption that my disability benefit was a direct benefit of my years of paying with the promise that if a life altering tragic event should occur I would be able to collect (and if I was fortunate enough not to become disabled my taxes would go to others that became disabled). I wasn't aware that myself and others like me were"leeching of the taxpayers".

Oh, I see the problem. You are too damn stupid to understand the difference between disability and welfare. Unless your the type who thinks one should pay for car insurance, but never make a claim if your car is totaled. See, disability is only paid to those that WORKED and payed into the system. Even then a person's disability payment is based on how much they PAID INTO THE SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM. (yes, I am aware she is in Canada, but I will assume you are refe ...


Lighten up, Francis.

I was joking -- but I was thinking she was in the U.S. If she's in Canada, then the taxpayers really are footing the bill, for her medical care as well. (She's 24 and hasn't finished high school. She hasn't paid into the system.)

See, this is what happens when your country is socialist! People are careless with their health -- and go blind from pigeon poop!

Why do you hate freedom?
 
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