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(ABC News Radio)   "Popcorn Lung" couple gets $20 million settlement, files for bankruptcy soon after. Antoine Walker and Vince Young heard calling them novices   (abcnewsradioonline.com) divider line 115
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-16 09:48:30 AM  
Better story: http://www.kansas.com/2012/10/15/2533401/missouri-couple-bankrupt-eig h t.html.

Their lawyers took 35%. They may have had to share some of the rest with other workers. Apparently they were conned into spending $4 million to build a $400,000 house. That's government contractor grade overrun there.
 
2012-10-16 09:56:22 AM  
man that must be one of those automatic rewinding VCR's.
 
Xai
2012-10-16 09:57:47 AM  
they bought a PT cruiser. they can't be smart.
 
2012-10-16 09:57:47 AM  
what $50 worth of camera equipment may look like (camera sold separately):

www.rei.com
 
2012-10-16 09:58:59 AM  
quick aside, Vince Young is a superstar level dumbass
 
2012-10-16 09:59:36 AM  

ZAZ: Better story: http://www.kansas.com/2012/10/15/2533401/missouri-couple-bankrupt-eig h t.html.

Their lawyers took 35%. They may have had to share some of the rest with other workers. Apparently they were conned into spending $4 million to build a $400,000 house. That's government contractor grade overrun there.


Fill in the blanks: "A ________ and his _________ are soon parted."

No different than those lottery winners you read about who wind up broke a few years after hitting it big. Unless you have experience handling that sort of money, or you have someone trustworthy advising you, then the old proverb invariably applies.
 
2012-10-16 10:00:12 AM  

imtheonlylp: what $50 worth of camera equipment may look like (camera sold separately):

[www.rei.com image 440x213]


Haha, had to come say this.
 
2012-10-16 10:02:05 AM  

ZAZ: Apparently they were conned into spending $4 million to build a $400,000 house.


So, you're saying the popcorn couple got burned?
 
2012-10-16 10:04:12 AM  
i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-16 10:05:46 AM  
All I've learned here is that I won't be eating microwave popcorn again.
 
2012-10-16 10:05:56 AM  
Popcorn lung, every morning, noon and night.
 
2012-10-16 10:06:38 AM  
Now I have that Jethro Tull song, Popcorn Lung, stuck in my head. Thanks a bunch, Subby.
 
2012-10-16 10:06:52 AM  
This is what happens when you try to avoid butter.
Butter is farkin great.
 
2012-10-16 10:07:13 AM  
God I hate people.

Let's talk about the true 99%. Which is to say 99% of people are f*cking morans.
 
2012-10-16 10:07:15 AM  

Kejlina: All I've learned here is that I won't be eating microwave popcorn again.


You don't have to give up microwave popcorn.  Brown paper lunch bag + normal popcorn + olive oil = microwave popcorn without the chemicals.
 
2012-10-16 10:07:16 AM  

imtheonlylp: what $50 worth of camera equipment may look like (camera sold separately):

[www.rei.com image 440x213]


If they are listing your microwave and your.... VCR. You may have real financial problems.
So true on the camera equipment...

On another note, I bet the factories have installed rebreathers now, and everyone's life is just a little more miserable.
 
2012-10-16 10:07:18 AM  
A factory worker squandered millions dropped in his lap. Um... surprise?
 
2012-10-16 10:08:04 AM  
Dear popcorn consumers, to avoid popcorn lung refrain from stuffing your face directly into the bag. I mean really? Were you brought up in a frickin' barn. Oink-Oink, fatties!
 
2012-10-16 10:09:24 AM  
Still waiting on the results of my Raisenette Testicles lawsuit...
 
2012-10-16 10:09:53 AM  

EatHam: Kejlina: All I've learned here is that I won't be eating microwave popcorn again.

You don't have to give up microwave popcorn.  Brown paper lunch bag + normal popcorn + olive oil = microwave popcorn without the chemicals.


Thank you.
 
2012-10-16 10:10:45 AM  

Ed 'Too Tall' Jones: ZAZ: Better story: http://www.kansas.com/2012/10/15/2533401/missouri-couple-bankrupt-eig h t.html.

Their lawyers took 35%. They may have had to share some of the rest with other workers. Apparently they were conned into spending $4 million to build a $400,000 house. That's government contractor grade overrun there.

Fill in the blanks: "A ________ and his _________ are soon parted."

No different than those lottery winners you read about who wind up broke a few years after hitting it big. Unless you have experience handling that sort of money, or you have someone trustworthy advising you, then the old proverb invariably applies.


Lottery winners? That's a chance occurrence. How about an example of people earning ridiculous wages who go bankrupt? I'm talking, of course, about professional athletes.

Give me a "mere" 1 million...I'll never have to work again and I'll die very rich.

Of course, I'm 86.

Srsly though, WTF.
 
2012-10-16 10:11:08 AM  
I'm going to go with drugs and obscene vacations for $200 Alex.
 
2012-10-16 10:12:07 AM  
She still faces a forgery charge for having allegedly cashed checks totaling $1,800 at Hometown Bank in Carthage, making them payable to her employer, Smith Midwest Realty, by using the employer's stamps on the back of the checks. The checks were written on her account at U.S. Bank, which did not have sufficient funds to cover them, according to a probable-cause affidavit.

WTF? Why would she be writing checks to her employer, much less bad ones? Unless they fronted her some cash or paid a commission in advance or something...
 
2012-10-16 10:12:50 AM  
Ya just can't cure redneck with cash. That' shiat's permanent.
 
2012-10-16 10:13:10 AM  
Although it is amazing how quickly your lifestyle adapts to money... there was a time when I made absurd money. I wouldnt bat an eye at dropping $400 on a dinner. Now I debate on whether its worth paying a $15 subscription to play a video game.
 
2012-10-16 10:13:17 AM  
Should have consulted an expert on popcorn.
 
2012-10-16 10:15:24 AM  
Bronchiolitis obliterans sounds like a spell from Harry Potter.
 
2012-10-16 10:15:43 AM  
Stupid is as stupid does.
 
2012-10-16 10:17:25 AM  
If you ever had a certain amount of money...let's 5 million.. You should be permanently banned from any government assistance for the rest of your life.

Screw the safety net. If you squandered wealth like that you don't deserve anything from the rest of us.
 
2012-10-16 10:17:48 AM  
"Soon after"?

8 years is a lot of time to make a bunch of bad decisions. I'd be more impressed if they bankrupted themselves i 8 months. Any redneck can tear through some millions in 8 years. In fact, I'm impressed that they made it that long.
 
2012-10-16 10:20:02 AM  

stonicus: Still waiting on the results of my Raisenette Testicles lawsuit...


Well played!
 
2012-10-16 10:22:23 AM  

MooseOnTheLoose: Bronchiolitis obliterans sounds like a spell from Harry Potter.


Get out of my head!
 
2012-10-16 10:22:33 AM  
You can't cure stupid.

/money doesn't help either.
 
2012-10-16 10:23:23 AM  

ZAZ: Better story: http://www.kansas.com/2012/10/15/2533401/missouri-couple-bankrupt-eig h t.html.

Their lawyers took 35%. They may have had to share some of the rest with other workers. Apparently they were conned into spending $4 million to build a $400,000 house. That's government contractor grade overrun there.


From what I heard, they racked up the overrun cost of the house by demanding revisions over and over that required knocking everything down and starting from scratch. That's got to add up over time.

I'm sure somewhere, there's truly rich guy reading this on his yacht and saying "See, Lovey? This is why the peasants shouldn't be allowed have any real money. They just would not know what to with it like we do."
 
2012-10-16 10:23:56 AM  

JackieRabbit: Ya just can't cure redneck with cash. That' shiat's permanent.


Do you have any idea how many cars on blocks and broken washing machines you can put in your front yard with that kind of money?
 
2012-10-16 10:24:29 AM  

EatHam: Kejlina: All I've learned here is that I won't be eating microwave popcorn again.

You don't have to give up microwave popcorn.  Brown paper lunch bag + normal popcorn + olive oil = microwave popcorn without the chemicals.


One of the reasons microwave popcorn works is because of the metalic pad in the bag that heats up.

Here is a cheap solution that works surprisingly well: Link

The metallic elements are disposable but reusable for a while ... I've made about 10 batches and am still on the first one.

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2012-10-16 10:24:33 AM  

choo: MooseOnTheLoose: Bronchiolitis obliterans sounds like a spell from Harry Potter.

Get out of my head!


Expectoramus!
 
2012-10-16 10:26:02 AM  

John Napkintosh: "Soon after"?

8 years is a lot of time to make a bunch of bad decisions. I'd be more impressed if they bankrupted themselves i 8 months. Any redneck can tear through some millions in 8 years. In fact, I'm impressed that they made it that long.

 

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2012-10-16 10:26:46 AM  

oldfarthenry: Dear popcorn consumers, to avoid popcorn lung refrain from stuffing your face directly into the bag. I mean really? Were you brought up in a frickin' barn. Oink-Oink, fatties!


Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

injuries that Eric suffered from workplace exposure to the chemical diacetyl

Exposure to a precursor chemical in the air for eight hours a day every day for years is a bit different from a moron stuffing his head in a popcorn bag and breathing fumes from the finished product.

Also:

Neely told the Globe a year ago that he built the house for the couple over a five-year period but stopped work early last year when the unpaid bill came to a head.

It takes five years to build a friggin house?
 
2012-10-16 10:29:27 AM  

stonicus: Still waiting on the results of my Raisenette Testicles lawsuit...


Were you in the pool?
 
2012-10-16 10:29:27 AM  

Farking Canuck: The metallic elements are disposable but reusable for a while ... I've made about 10 batches and am still on the first one.


I have never used one, and they are unnecessary.  Just a brown paper bag, some popcorn, some olive oil, hit the microwave button, comes out just fine.  
 
2012-10-16 10:32:46 AM  
And this is the reason the 1% are the 1% and most of the 99% will always be 99%.
 
2012-10-16 10:35:08 AM  
I know a girl that squandered 3.5 million in maybe 2 years or so, didn't even have any property at the end. Lost custody of her daughter, her ex husband died of a massive heart attack (at 35) and her last boyfriend hung himself. I suspect there may have been some drugs involved, but I will never ask her. She's a moran.
 
2012-10-16 10:35:41 AM  

DaCaptain19: Lottery winners? That's a chance occurrence. How about an example of people earning ridiculous wages who go bankrupt? I'm talking, of course, about professional athletes.


Until your last sentence, I was thinking Bieber.

/Not that I know what one is.
 
2012-10-16 10:36:27 AM  

Farking Canuck: EatHam: Kejlina: All I've learned here is that I won't be eating microwave popcorn again.

You don't have to give up microwave popcorn.  Brown paper lunch bag + normal popcorn + olive oil = microwave popcorn without the chemicals.

One of the reasons microwave popcorn works is because of the metalic pad in the bag that heats up.

Here is a cheap solution that works surprisingly well: Link

The metallic elements are disposable but reusable for a while ... I've made about 10 batches and am still on the first one.

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 200x192]


I use this sucker here and I love it; coworker bought it for me for Christmas a few years ago because I was always buying little bags of popcorn. Just add a pad of butter or some olive oil, toss the kernels in there and microwave away.
 
2012-10-16 10:38:02 AM  
My new retirement plan:
1. Eat nothing but cheeze-in-a-can
2. Hope that my body gets damaged from all the cheeze abuse
3. Profit
4. Invest like Scrooge McDuck
/5. Not Die
 
2012-10-16 10:38:05 AM  

WarszawaScream: Farking Canuck: EatHam: Kejlina: All I've learned here is that I won't be eating microwave popcorn again.

You don't have to give up microwave popcorn.  Brown paper lunch bag + normal popcorn + olive oil = microwave popcorn without the chemicals.

One of the reasons microwave popcorn works is because of the metalic pad in the bag that heats up.

Here is a cheap solution that works surprisingly well: Link

The metallic elements are disposable but reusable for a while ... I've made about 10 batches and am still on the first one.

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 200x192]

I use this sucker here and I love it; coworker bought it for me for Christmas a few years ago because I was always buying little bags of popcorn. Just add a pad of butter or some olive oil, toss the kernels in there and microwave away.


WANT.
 
2012-10-16 10:40:02 AM  

imtheonlylp: what $50 worth of camera equipment may look like (camera sold separately):

[www.rei.com image 440x213]


Thanks for that. I was REALLY curious about that item... I was thinking more along the lines of a battery charger and a couple filters.
 
2012-10-16 10:41:44 AM  

stonicus: Still waiting on the results of my Raisenette Testicles lawsuit...


that made me laff...coughs turns head.
 
2012-10-16 10:42:39 AM  
Lawyer takes 35% = $13M. Taxes take 35% of that = $8.45M left. Spend $4M on a house, splurge a bit waste a bit aaaaaaand it's gone.
 
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