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(Examiner)   Woman who slipped into a diabetic comma dies after 42 years, but her family never game up home. Damn you, autocorrect and pseudojournalists who can't type   (examiner.com) divider line 140
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2012-11-24 03:29:19 PM  
..."game up home"...

What?
 
2012-11-24 03:48:18 PM  
Diabetic comma?
 
2012-11-24 04:47:06 PM  

naughtyrev: Diabetic comma?


As opposed to a diabetic period?
 
2012-11-24 04:52:05 PM  
Actual text from TFA, in case they fix it:

Wednesday, Edwarda O'Bara died after spending 42 years in a coma; O'Bara was taken care of at home by her family in Miami Gardens, Florida who never game up home that she would someday wake up. O'Bara was 16 in 1970 when she went into a diabetic coma; she became sick from her medication. Her mother Kaye said that just before she slipped into the comma she asked her to never leave her side and they didn't.
 
2012-11-24 04:59:20 PM  
How does the pooping work?
 
2012-11-24 05:00:34 PM  
What a horrible,futile existence. I'm mean I guess caring for her made her family happy but damn.
 
2012-11-24 05:00:54 PM  
*scans headline*

*eye twitch, Chief Inspector Dreyfus-style*
 
2012-11-24 05:01:24 PM  
Comma Sutra is a biatch
 
2012-11-24 05:01:42 PM  
It's nice that they never gave up home of her coming out of that comma.
 
2012-11-24 05:01:49 PM  
someone please make the tasteless 'always eat your vegetables, karen anne quinlan' joke so I don't have to

oh damn it.
 
2012-11-24 05:06:39 PM  
I'm not sure what is worse; The horrible attempt at writing an article or the story of that girl's life.
 
2012-11-24 05:06:56 PM  
" .. I is a college gradiate ... "
 
2012-11-24 05:06:59 PM  
Commas are the punctuation point most prone to diabetes. It's because they are apple-shaped and not pear-shaped like apostrophes.
 
2012-11-24 05:07:11 PM  
I just hope that she was brain dead that whole time. Imagine 42 years of being "locked in"... =(
 
2012-11-24 05:07:27 PM  
why is the first thing on that page a video that has nothing whatsoever to do with the story?
yes, both feature women and comas, but different women and different types of comas.
 
2012-11-24 05:07:52 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: How does the pooping work?


I don't think it was a typo in the story when they spoke of the parents taking two hour shifts.
 
2012-11-24 05:08:29 PM  
How does shiat like this make it past editors? They still use editors, right? We're not just publishing whatever, right?


Right?


Anyone?
 
2012-11-24 05:08:40 PM  

AbbeySomeone: I'm not sure what is worse; The horrible attempt at writing an article or the story of that girl's life.


Definitely the story. Jesus. :(
 
2012-11-24 05:10:54 PM  

ADubs86: How does shiat like this make it past editors? They still use editors, right? We're not just publishing whatever, right?


Right?


Anyone?


hahaha

No.
 
2012-11-24 05:11:44 PM  
How is comma formed?
 
2012-11-24 05:12:51 PM  
Well it's a good thing they kept her on life support for 42 years. It all worked out so well!
 
2012-11-24 05:16:36 PM  
Sad case. Just life reminding you in general that you'd better be home soon.
 
2012-11-24 05:18:06 PM  

ADubs86: How does shiat like this make it past editors? They still use editors, right? We're not just publishing whatever, right?


Right?


Anyone?


They aint no peelple whut cant spel no good no more, coz them Innertubes don't let them lern no good grandma.
 
2012-11-24 05:18:49 PM  

mongbiohazard: Well it's a good thing they kept her on life support for 42 years. It all worked out so well!


Let's be fair tho', there are people out there who can walk and talk but really aren't much more conscious than this woman was. (And just think, if you were to kill one of them you would go to jail! That's democracy for you.)
 
2012-11-24 05:21:31 PM  

Myria: I just hope that she was brain dead that whole time. Imagine 42 years of being "locked in"... =(


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S.O.S...........S.O.S............
 
2012-11-24 05:22:34 PM  
Hey you caught me in a coma
And I don't think I wanna
Ever come back to this...world again
Kinda like it in a coma
'Cause no one's ever gonna
Oh, make me come back to this...
world again
Now I feel as if I'm floating away
I can't feel all the pressure
And I like it this way
But my body's callin'
My body's callin'
Won't ya come back to this...
world again
Suspended deep in a sea of black
I've got the light at the end
I've got the bones on the mast
Well I've gone sailin',
I've gone sailin'
I could leave so easily
While friends are calling back to me
I said they're
They're leaving it all up to me
When all I needed was clarity
And someone to tell me
WHAT THE fark IS GOING ON
GODDAMN IT!
 
2012-11-24 05:24:25 PM  
From TFA:

A song was written about the family as well called "My Blessed Child."

OK, here's the thing. I don't think that families in situations like this should fall into despair, should lie prostate with grief. But, seriously, she was in a coma for 42 years. How the fark was she blessed?
 
2012-11-24 05:25:23 PM  

ADubs86: How does shiat like this make it past editors? They still use editors, right? We're not just publishing whatever, right?


Right?


Anyone?


It is the Examiner... There are no editors. As subby points out about "psudojournalists." Anyone can write for the Examiner.
 
2012-11-24 05:26:26 PM  

jake_lex: From TFA:

A song was written about the family as well called "My Blessed Child."

OK, here's the thing. I don't think that families in situations like this should fall into despair, should lie prostate with grief. But, seriously, she was in a coma for 42 years. How the fark was she blessed?


Mysterious ways, Jake. Mysterious ways...
 
2012-11-24 05:26:48 PM  
Thanks 0'Bara.
 
2012-11-24 05:26:59 PM  

Aclay420: ADubs86: How does shiat like this make it past editors? They still use editors, right? We're not just publishing whatever, right?


Right?


Anyone?

It is the Examiner... There are no editors. As subby points out about "psudojournalists." Anyone can write for the Examiner.


And the sad part is, because their writers are paid by the page view, this writer is now being rewarded for her incompetence by being greenlit here.
 
2012-11-24 05:27:13 PM  

hbk72777: Hey you caught me in a coma
And I don't think I wanna
Ever come back to this...world again
Kinda like it in a coma
'Cause no one's ever gonna
Oh, make me come back to this...
world again
Now I feel as if I'm floating away
I can't feel all the pressure
And I like it this way
But my body's callin'
My body's callin'
Won't ya come back to this...
world again
Suspended deep in a sea of black
I've got the light at the end
I've got the bones on the mast
Well I've gone sailin',
I've gone sailin'
I could leave so easily
While friends are calling back to me
I said they're
They're leaving it all up to me
When all I needed was clarity
And someone to tell me
WHAT THE fark IS GOING ON
GODDAMN IT!


great GNR song. good call
 
2012-11-24 05:27:15 PM  

jake_lex: From TFA:

A song was written about the family as well called "My Blessed Child."

OK, here's the thing. I don't think that families in situations like this should fall into despair, should lie prostate with grief. But, seriously, she was in a coma for 42 years. How the fark was she blessed?


Seriously. The family has a bit of a martyr thing going on IMHO.
 
2012-11-24 05:28:05 PM  
From the Obit, " She was always a good listener. "
 
2012-11-24 05:28:09 PM  
A song was written about the family as well called "My Blessed Child."

Actually, that's another typo. The song was called "My Blasted Coma".
 
2012-11-24 05:28:29 PM  

Aclay420: ADubs86: How does shiat like this make it past editors? They still use editors, right? We're not just publishing whatever, right?


Right?


Anyone?

It is the Examiner... There are no editors. As subby points out about "psudojournalists." Anyone can write for the Examiner.


Same reasoning applies to The Daily Fail and Radar Online .
 
2012-11-24 05:29:00 PM  

jake_lex: From TFA:

A song was written about the family as well called "My Blessed Child."

OK, here's the thing. I don't think that families in situations like this should fall into despair, should lie prostate with grief. But, seriously, she was in a coma for 42 years. How the fark was she blessed?


and what point do you just pull the plug? honestly 42years in a coma is not what i would call a blessed life.
 
2012-11-24 05:29:21 PM  
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RIP Game up Homes
 
2012-11-24 05:30:37 PM  

jake_lex: From TFA:

A song was written about the family as well called "My Blessed Child."

OK, here's the thing. I don't think that families in situations like this should fall into despair, should lie prostate with grief. But, seriously, she was in a coma for 42 years. How the fark was she blessed?


Whatever floats their boat. I'm willing to bet the woman herself was pretty indifferent.
 
2012-11-24 05:32:49 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: How does the pooping work?


That's where you use a colon.
 
2012-11-24 05:36:18 PM  
Did they really think she'd pull through?

/I know, it's really serious
//Window seat, vegetarian meal, please
 
2012-11-24 05:36:20 PM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: How does the pooping work?

That's where you use a colon.


Great punctuation remark!
 
2012-11-24 05:37:33 PM  
I can't say I'd do anything differently. But I can say it would be self indulgent if I were to keep my kid alive in a coma for 42 years.
 
2012-11-24 05:37:45 PM  
Comma, comma, comma, comma, comma chameleon
Common go, common go
 
2012-11-24 05:39:44 PM  
blessed with a disability check,caregiver check,caregivers tax deduction etc??
 
2012-11-24 05:45:38 PM  
I'll bet the lawyers were lining up when they heard she slipped on a comma.
 
2012-11-24 05:46:17 PM  
42 years in a coma is way too long. At some point they should have let her go. Does anyone know how much money it takes to care for a coma patient? Per year or month?

My boyfriend jokingly said that if he was in a coma, I could pull the plug after 42 years. I told him that one year is a good enough waiting period. Provided that there isn't a huge amount of brain ischemia that makes it extremely unlikely that I will ever wake up or that I will wake up without severe brain damage and mental retardation. Even if there is a relatively low amount of damage, if it's enough to lower my IQ to 100 or less I won't want to wake up. My whole life is based on academia and being much more intelligent than most people. I would also loathe being so disabled that I have to be taken care of. That sounds depressing but I am quite fine, and it's very unlikely that I'll go into a coma. So I will keep doing what I love: studying science in general and biology in particular.
 
2012-11-24 05:47:46 PM  
"A Promise is a Promise: An Almost Unbelievable Story of a Mother's Unconditional Love and What It Can Teach Us."

That you just completely wasted 42 years.
 
2012-11-24 05:48:43 PM  
If she had any sort of consciousness or self awareness for those 42 years I can't image more a horrible hell then she had to endure. Imagine spending 42 years not knowing if you're awake or dreaming come to think of it if she had her eye open and her visual cortex was working that would actually be worse because you would know what's going on all the time but unable to do anything

Let just hope she was brain dead during this whole ordeal.


But I digress. Which is the error in the article, the wrong video or the wrong story?
 
2012-11-24 05:50:02 PM  

Krieghund: I can't say I'd do anything differently. But I can say it would be self indulgent if I were to keep my kid alive in a coma for 42 years.


I'd say to her that I was going to do whatever it took to keep her alive forever and then a nurse would tell me how much life support costs and I would immediately pull the nearest plug out of the wall and yell "Check please!" And my daughter would probably wake up right then. Laughter is the best medicine.
 
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