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2012-11-26 11:09:11 AM

spentmiles: I run a sunset cruise on the coast near San Fran. When the weather turns cold this time of year, most of my business comes from no-kill shelters. They load the boat up with cats and dogs in cages. I take them out to sea and then they throw them overboard. There's about a .001% chance that any of them make it back to shore, but it's a chance, so they get to keep their no-kill status.

Sometimes we have a few beers and then race the boat through swimming packs of drowning animals. It's like driving a blender. More fun and cheaper than gassing them all I suppose.


Man's best chum.
 
2012-11-26 11:09:45 AM
My parents' stupid mutt destroyed my favorite Ghostbusters hat when I was a little kid.

I would have done anything to trade in that dog to get that hat back.

Would I go into dangerous water to save a dog? Hell no.

Would I go into dangerous water to get that Ghostbusters hat? Hell yes.

Priorities, people.
 
2012-11-26 11:13:29 AM
"The sea was angry that day, my friends"
 
2012-11-26 11:14:44 AM

ChipNASA: HindiDiscoMonster: spentmiles: I run a sunset cruise on the coast near San Fran. When the weather turns cold this time of year, most of my business comes from no-kill shelters. They load the boat up with cats and dogs in cages. I take them out to sea and then they throw them overboard. There's about a .001% chance that any of them make it back to shore, but it's a chance, so they get to keep their no-kill status.

Sometimes we have a few beers and then race the boat through swimming packs of drowning animals. It's like driving a blender. More fun and cheaper than gassing them all I suppose.

Horrifying, but far too obvious... Where is the spentmiles we all love to hate? This is subpar... beneath you. Please work on this... we all miss the REAL spentmiles.

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2012-11-26 11:15:06 AM
I agree with the above poster, sounds like the 16 year old was playing a prank on the dog by throwing the stick where the wave would come in, then he panicked and ran after the dog when it got swept out. The dad panicked and ran after him, then everyone panicked. Sounds like the daughter was the only one with a lick of sense. She called for help instead of jumping into the ocean. Tragic that she had to witness her whole family being swept away.
 
2012-11-26 11:18:21 AM
this is what you call

"People not knowing how to swim"

People constantly over-rate their ability to "swim". Most people who say they know how to swim when they would drown if asked to tread water for 30 seconds.

Why people don't just I dunno take lessons? I asked two of my friends about it, and they said water is scary of course they don't want lessons.
 
2012-11-26 11:18:57 AM

had98c: Forget dogs, most humans aren't worth dying for.


I would jump in after my two dogs and a handful of humans I know and like. Random humans? Probably not, but I'd call the park ranger so he could run a half mile over rough terrain that his car can't handle.
 
2012-11-26 11:20:00 AM

GORDON: Gunny Highway: People who refer to their dogs as "kids" really bother me.

I used to think of my cats as "kids with fur," then I had real kids and I realized how stupid and self-deluded I was.

People who forgo having children and use pets, which don't actually love you and are incapable of having human emotion, as mortar to fill the hole in their empty lives are sad. Anyone who says otherwise is shouting into the mirror.


Now THAT'S a troll. spentmiles definitely gave it up for GORDON today.
 
2012-11-26 11:20:06 AM
I heard the kid made it out as well or did that not happen?
 
2012-11-26 11:20:21 AM

Harry Freakstorm: Was the doggy's name Shannon?


Shakes tiny fist!

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2012-11-26 11:20:48 AM

Darth_Lukecash: I love dogs. But they are not worth your life.


"The dog got out of the water on its own"

It's like Darwinism at work here.
 
2012-11-26 11:22:26 AM

bonerici: this is what you call

"People not knowing how to swim"

People constantly over-rate their ability to "swim". Most people who say they know how to swim when they would drown if asked to tread water for 30 seconds.

Why people don't just I dunno take lessons? I asked two of my friends about it, and they said water is scary of course they don't want lessons.


I doubt many trained people could stay alive in a storm surge and current anyway.

Trained, experienced swimmers die every year because of currents, undertow, and strainers/mantraps.
 
2012-11-26 11:22:38 AM

spentmiles: I run a sunset cruise on the coast near San Fran. When the weather turns cold this time of year, most of my business comes from no-kill shelters. They load the boat up with cats and dogs in cages. I take them out to sea and then they throw them overboard. There's about a .001% chance that any of them make it back to shore, but it's a chance, so they get to keep their no-kill status.

Sometimes we have a few beers and then race the boat through swimming packs of drowning animals. It's like driving a blender. More fun and cheaper than gassing them all I suppose.


Dude, there's NO EXCUSE for that sort of behavior. You could get a "boating under the influence" ticket for that..,.
 
2012-11-26 11:22:41 AM
CSB time:

During the Hurricane Sandy power outages, some idiots in NJ decided to run a generator inside their house.

They got out, but last I checked, one of them was still in the ICU with potential brain damage.

Unfortunately, they had two dogs in the house and one of them didn't make it.


The absolute VENOM coming from dog owners who wanted these guys brought up on charges was amazing.
 
2012-11-26 11:24:20 AM

buzzcut73: Remember people, your dog can swim better than you can, and will also retain his body heat in cold water longer than you will.
If the dog can't get out on his own, you -really- have no business going in there. (In ground pools excepted)



Came in here for THIS.

Owns three dogs... would root for them to swim back.
 
2012-11-26 11:26:16 AM

HindiDiscoMonster: ChipNASA: HindiDiscoMonster: spentmiles: I run a sunset cruise on the coast near San Fran. When the weather turns cold this time of year, most of my business comes from no-kill shelters. They load the boat up with cats and dogs in cages. I take them out to sea and then they throw them overboard. There's about a .001% chance that any of them make it back to shore, but it's a chance, so they get to keep their no-kill status.

Sometimes we have a few beers and then race the boat through swimming packs of drowning animals. It's like driving a blender. More fun and cheaper than gassing them all I suppose.

Horrifying, but far too obvious... Where is the spentmiles we all love to hate? This is subpar... beneath you. Please work on this... we all miss the REAL spentmiles.

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2012-11-26 11:28:02 AM

ChipNASA: HindiDiscoMonster: ChipNASA: HindiDiscoMonster: spentmiles: I run a sunset cruise on the coast near San Fran. When the weather turns cold this time of year, most of my business comes from no-kill shelters. They load the boat up with cats and dogs in cages. I take them out to sea and then they throw them overboard. There's about a .001% chance that any of them make it back to shore, but it's a chance, so they get to keep their no-kill status.

Sometimes we have a few beers and then race the boat through swimming packs of drowning animals. It's like driving a blender. More fun and cheaper than gassing them all I suppose.

Horrifying, but far too obvious... Where is the spentmiles we all love to hate? This is subpar... beneath you. Please work on this... we all miss the REAL spentmiles.

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beautiful reference... my favorite of the series :D
esp. on the bus :P
 
2012-11-26 11:31:15 AM

spentmiles: I run a sunset cruise on the coast near San Fran. When the weather turns cold this time of year, most of my business comes from no-kill shelters. They load the boat up with cats and dogs in cages. I take them out to sea and then they throw them overboard. There's about a .001% chance that any of them make it back to shore, but it's a chance, so they get to keep their no-kill status.

Sometimes we have a few beers and then race the boat through swimming packs of drowning animals. It's like driving a blender. More fun and cheaper than gassing them all I suppose.


Extra irony points for playing Kirsty MacColl's Greatest Hits during that blender run.

/props.
 
2012-11-26 11:33:44 AM
Darth_Lukecash:

I love dogs. But they are not worth your life.

I'm not so sure about that. But I probably can't swim well enough to save my own life in 8-10 foot waves so the dogs would be on their own.

Both dogs seem afraid of the water so the ex won't let me test it out in a swimming pool, not even in the 3' end, but I do have a hunch that most conscious and otherwise uninjured quadrupeds will suddenly discover they can swim when their lives are at stake.

Still that's another reason I'm glad the chances of high waves or sudden flooding here in Lexington, KY are slim.
 
2012-11-26 11:34:26 AM

spentmiles: I run a sunset cruise on the coast near San Fran. When the weather turns cold this time of year, most of my business comes from no-kill shelters. They load the boat up with cats and dogs in cages. I take them out to sea and then they throw them overboard. There's about a .001% chance that any of them make it back to shore, but it's a chance, so they get to keep their no-kill status.

Sometimes we have a few beers and then race the boat through swimming packs of drowning animals. It's like driving a blender. More fun and cheaper than gassing them all I suppose.


Love the creativity and the visual, but this was less subtle than your usual fare.
 
2012-11-26 11:35:52 AM
well, at least the dog is ok.
 
2012-11-26 11:36:10 AM
I known people that have died going to save other people... who also died. And this is a case where both happened. Most people would do the same, well maybe not for the dog, but the people. But I bet that dog came out all happy: guys? guys? where is everyone? wooo a dead fish, I should roll in that.
 
2012-11-26 11:36:10 AM

GORDON: Gunny Highway: People who refer to their dogs as "kids" really bother me.

I used to think of my cats as "kids with fur," then I had real kids and I realized how stupid and self-deluded I was.

People who forgo having children and use pets, which don't actually love you and are incapable of having human emotion, as mortar to fill the hole in their empty lives are sad. Anyone who says otherwise is shouting into the mirror.


I get irritated for the same reason, but I know of older parents who complain so much about how their real kids turn out so they now use those terms for their pets because "that's family that you can't screw up". I cringe for society every time I hear those justifications.
 
2012-11-26 11:37:12 AM

GORDON: People who forgo having children and use pets, which don't actually love you and are incapable of having human emotion, as mortar to fill the hole in their empty lives are sad. Anyone who says otherwise is shouting into the mirror.


Yeah, poor people who have little to look forward to every day should have kids instead, to fill up their empty lives.
 
2012-11-26 11:39:35 AM
This is sad.Reminds me of that time Chuck jumped into the ocean to save his best friend Wilson.Poor Wilson never made it back.I cried.
 
2012-11-26 11:39:54 AM

spentmiles: I run a sunset cruise on the coast near San Fran. When the weather turns cold this time of year, most of my business comes from no-kill shelters. They load the boat up with cats and dogs in cages. I take them out to sea and then they throw them overboard. There's about a .001% chance that any of them make it back to shore, but it's a chance, so they get to keep their no-kill status.

Sometimes we have a few beers and then race the boat through swimming packs of drowning animals. It's like driving a blender. More fun and cheaper than gassing them all I suppose.


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2012-11-26 11:40:41 AM
Darwin Award candidates.
 
2012-11-26 11:44:44 AM
The dog has cancer and needs to be put down.
 
2012-11-26 11:45:02 AM

acaciaavenue: Darwin Award candidates.


Sadly, people who have enough empathy to care enough about another living creature to make a poor judgement call are not the people I want Darwin going after.
 
2012-11-26 11:47:13 AM

MycroftHolmes: acaciaavenue: Darwin Award candidates.

Sadly, people who have enough empathy to care enough about another living creature to make a poor judgement call are not the people I want Darwin going after.


I agree. WTF Darwin?
 
2012-11-26 11:49:14 AM
I feel so sorry for that daughter, one minute she is with her family having a good time and in the blink of an eye they are gone forever. That's only funny on Fark.
 
2012-11-26 11:49:16 AM

MycroftHolmes: acaciaavenue: Darwin Award candidates.

Sadly, people who have enough empathy to care enough about another living creature to make a poor judgement call are not the people I want Darwin going after.


For those type of people who make these types of poor judgement calls, it's like speed-dialing Darwin until he finally picks up.
 
2012-11-26 11:50:51 AM

Walker: This happens several times a year, people dying trying to save a dog that's fallen into water. Meanwhile the dog swims out of the water just fine.


Yup. Protip, folks: your dog is probably better at most physical activities than you are. It probably doesn't need your help.
 
2012-11-26 11:51:23 AM

BronyMedic: Came here to say it's not worth your life and puppy can swim better than you can, but many people have been able to point this out before I did.

Of course, this is FARK. Stupidity and tunnel vision are celebrated as bootstrappy, here. Anyone who says otherwise doesn't know what they're talking about.

/No plan. No gear. No Problem, apparantly.



Apparantly?

/snark
 
2012-11-26 11:51:36 AM

hdhale: There is no dog worth dying for.

/thread
//ya rly
///don't give me the "you've never had a pet you wouldn't understand..." talk, I've had dogs and cats as pets, I repeat, there is no dog worth dying for



To be fair, I'm pretty sure no one intended to die when they jumped in there to save the dog - and then each other.
 
2012-11-26 11:55:20 AM

Harry Freakstorm: Was the doggy's name Shannon?


Dammit!

In too late...
 
2012-11-26 11:55:58 AM

bonerici: this is what you call

"People not knowing how to swim"

People constantly over-rate their ability to "swim". Most people who say they know how to swim when they would drown if asked to tread water for 30 seconds.

Why people don't just I dunno take lessons? I asked two of my friends about it, and they said water is scary of course they don't want lessons.


It's more of "Don't swim in Northern California without a wet suit".. I'm from farking New Jersey and know that swimming at the beach in Northern California even in the summer time is an adventure in nutsack shrinkage. The water temp right now is the same water temp almost as in the middle of summer. Mid 50F, and you're extremely lucky if it hits 60F in the summer.

Now imagine getting hammered by waves and out of breathe in 56 degree water.
 
2012-11-26 11:56:31 AM
Epic troll Dog, well played you asshole.
 
2012-11-26 12:04:52 PM

MycroftHolmes: Sadly, people who have enough empathy to care enough about another living creature to make a poor judgement call are not the people I want Darwin going after.


I think that's the point. If you are so caught up in emotions that you start making really bad decisions we need you to stop making decisions before you start hurting other people.
 
2012-11-26 12:15:48 PM

LisaNeedsBraces: hdhale: There is no dog worth dying for.

/thread
//ya rly
///don't give me the "you've never had a pet you wouldn't understand..." talk, I've had dogs and cats as pets, I repeat, there is no dog worth dying for

Well, the world would be pretty boring if we all shared the same opinion. Luckily, we don't.


If you feel that way, go right ahead. We need to thin the herd a bit anyway.

/survival of the fittest
//the fittest will have a touching tribute for the dog later
 
2012-11-26 12:20:14 PM
Psycoholic_Slag:

No dog is worth ME dying for.

Like I said upthread, I'm not so sure about that. My dog is my best friend ever and would clearly be distressed if I went away, let alone died in front of him, so it's easier to picture risking my life to save him than standing there with my fingers crossed. Having said that, I couldn't very well deny that to the ex's dog, cat or ferrets; I might even be tempted to go the distance for her. (In water I'd have to: the pets could swim but she'd sink like a stone.) It's not that the pets are people, it's that they're better.


Other people, that depends.

Given that in time of famine I'd feed people to my pets, or even their pets, there's little doubt involved.

It's like this: at the top of my chart there's me, my pets, and the less than a dozen humans I feel real attachment to; then animals I know (mostly neighbor's pets) and humans I'd like to have grateful to me (especially hotties); then there's everybody else, bipedal and not, though animals might well always outrank strange people (and will always outrank people who get on my nerves). Martyrdom can be commendable but don't test me on that: I'm likelier to kill myself for my own reasons than to risk very much for any given person.

Yes, I know I'm a self-centered cynical asshole. Consider that my opinion of the general run of humanity used to be much higher but decades of experience have shown the error of that.
 
2012-11-26 12:22:10 PM
Carth:

Keep your dog on a farking leash unless you're in a fenced in area. I don't care how well trained it is there are too many things that can kill it if you let it run around out of control.

You sound just like my ex.
 
2012-11-26 12:23:04 PM

ignernt: Wasn't Eureka a show about a town full of geniuses?


Yeah, but much like this family the geniuses of that town seemed to create a town/world/universe destroying apocalyptic problem every other week through their own bad practices and lax safety procedures.
 
2012-11-26 12:25:14 PM

The One True TheDavid: Psycoholic_Slag:

No dog is worth ME dying for.

Like I said upthread, I'm not so sure about that. My dog is my best friend ever and would clearly be distressed if I went away, let alone died in front of him, so it's easier to picture risking my life to save him than standing there with my fingers crossed. Having said that, I couldn't very well deny that to the ex's dog, cat or ferrets; I might even be tempted to go the distance for her. (In water I'd have to: the pets could swim but she'd sink like a stone.) It's not that the pets are people, it's that they're better.


Other people, that depends.

Given that in time of famine I'd feed people to my pets, or even their pets, there's little doubt involved.

It's like this: at the top of my chart there's me, my pets, and the less than a dozen humans I feel real attachment to; then animals I know (mostly neighbor's pets) and humans I'd like to have grateful to me (especially hotties); then there's everybody else, bipedal and not, though animals might well always outrank strange people (and will always outrank people who get on my nerves). Martyrdom can be commendable but don't test me on that: I'm likelier to kill myself for my own reasons than to risk very much for any given person.

Yes, I know I'm a self-centered cynical asshole. Consider that my opinion of the general run of humanity used to be much higher but decades of experience have shown the error of that.


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2012-11-26 12:25:49 PM
I'm surprised nobody has commented on this part of the article yet:

Jones said a park ranger had to run a half mile to get to the beach because his car wasn't made to handle the terrain. When he arrived, he wasn't able to get to them because of the high surf, she said

Seriosly,WTF?
 
2012-11-26 12:30:37 PM

styckx: Carth:

Keep your dog on a farking leash unless you're in a fenced in area. I don't care how well trained it is there are too many things that can kill it if you let it run around out of control.

How are you typing from inside that bubble?


S/he's apparently never heard of "hunting dogs" for one thing. Not many game animals will go in the fenced back yard with my dog there, even if he'd rather defend a mouse from me than chase it. (No shiat: I once tried to chase a mouse out the door with a broom but he got between us and took a stance at me.)
 
2012-11-26 12:33:31 PM

freewill: Walker: This happens several times a year, people dying trying to save a dog that's fallen into water. Meanwhile the dog swims out of the water just fine.

Yup. Protip, folks: your dog is probably better at most physical activities than you are. It probably doesn't need your help.


And if not, so what?
 
2012-11-26 12:34:17 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Jument: Tragic. And stupid.

How so? The dog got exactly what it wanted. The dog murdered it's host family, and is getting treated like a victim. The perfect crime...


Sounds like he ... (puts on sunglasses) ... bit the hand that fed him!

YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!
 
2012-11-26 12:38:05 PM

spentmiles: I run a sunset cruise on the coast near San Fran. When the weather turns cold this time of year, most of my business comes from no-kill shelters. They load the boat up with cats and dogs in cages. I take them out to sea and then they throw them overboard. There's about a .001% chance that any of them make it back to shore, but it's a chance, so they get to keep their no-kill status.

Sometimes we have a few beers and then race the boat through swimming packs of drowning animals. It's like driving a blender. More fun and cheaper than gassing them all I suppose.


^^^^THIS^^^^
 
2012-11-26 12:39:39 PM

foxyshadis: GORDON: Gunny Highway: People who refer to their dogs as "kids" really bother me.

I used to think of my cats as "kids with fur," then I had real kids and I realized how stupid and self-deluded I was.

People who forgo having children and use pets, which don't actually love you and are incapable of having human emotion, as mortar to fill the hole in their empty lives are sad. Anyone who says otherwise is shouting into the mirror.

Now THAT'S a troll. spentmiles definitely gave it up for GORDON today.


Either that or Gordon's pets didn't love him because he was a dork. Pets display love for their humans every day.
 
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