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2012-11-26 12:40:10 PM  
Picture of a park ranger by the beach:

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2012-11-26 12:43:28 PM  

Cold_Sassy: Pets display love for their humans every day.


Well, you're assuming it's love, as opposed to excitement about being fed.
 
2012-11-26 12:49:09 PM  

freewill: Cold_Sassy: Pets display love for their humans every day.
Well, you're assuming it's love, as opposed to excitement about being fed.


If you're the kind of person who can only get your pets to come close to you by giving them food, we probably don't want you owning any pets anyway.
 
2012-11-26 12:49:36 PM  

qualtrough: 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.


There was another story a while back, maybe a year or two ago I don't really remember. Anyways, this farmer is doing something with his cows or pigs or something and ends up getting gassed. Some sort of unfortunate circumstance involving manure and decomposition or something, I don't remember exactly. So anyways, old man farmer drops dead, then son goes in the enclosure after him and drops dead, then mom goes in after son and drops dead. In the end the entire family was wiped out except for a little girl who was too young to go in to try and "help". So now it's a nice sunny day and she just lost her entire family out of nowhere.

Why the fark do I remember this shiat. I hope she's doing okay now, and this daughter too.
 
2012-11-26 12:51:24 PM  

cryinoutloud: If you're the kind of person who can only get your pets to come close to you by giving them food, we probably don't want you owning any pets anyway.


I'm just sayin', don't anthropomorphize your pets. They hate that.
 
2012-11-26 12:53:49 PM  

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


Isn't television entertainment for geniuses? I must not be that bright, I don't watch it.

Most of the locals know enough to stay away from the surf if they're not ready to go for a swim or surf. We hear about people getting swept away every year. It's usually somebody visiting from out of town.
 
2012-11-26 12:56:36 PM  

BronyMedic: LisaNeedsBraces:

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

Well, I personally don't find tragic deaths like this entertaining. But then, I'm not a sociopath either. YMMV.


It takes all kinds: in a world short of soft-hearted do-gooders like you sensible people like me would bleed to death more often. I bet you'd save me even if my Fark username were tattooed on my forehead, bless your little heart.

But then I'm a misanthrope not a sociopath: I have plenty of feeling for others, it's just that most of those others ain't in H. Sapiens. For one thing showing kindness to a random dog might well win me a friend, but trying that with random people usually has the opposite effect. And anybody who says otherwise is probably getting paid to be in a "helping profession," and even then might be a damn fool.

That said, I make a point of behaving better than I expect from most people. Moral superiority has to cost something.
 
2012-11-26 12:59:35 PM  

The One True TheDavid: 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.


You sure mention your ex a lot. Was this the "hottie that was paying most of the bills and wanting sex all the time" that you dumped because you generally don't like people? Sounds like you miss her ;)
 
2012-11-26 01:00:27 PM  

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 never wanted kids. I'm selfish and children are sticky. However, I am very outdoorsy and hike a bunch, so my blue heeler cattle dog is a great companion. I say he's my "only child", but I say that tongue and cheek.
I got him in Texas, but now that I live in the Rocky Mountains, he's a companion as well as bait. Hiking with him... odds are an animal like a bear or a mountain lion will deal with the dog before it deals with me... so, there's that.
He's also a good blanket warmer, and alarm system for both my home, and my truck.
I love that dog more than most people.
I definitely love that dog more than any kid I ever met.
 
2012-11-26 01:01:23 PM  

freewill: cryinoutloud: If you're the kind of person who can only get your pets to come close to you by giving them food, we probably don't want you owning any pets anyway.

I'm just sayin', don't anthropomorphize your pets. They hate that.


This is excellent.
 
2012-11-26 01:02:09 PM  

wellreadneck: 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.


Glad I wasn't eating when I read this response to spentmiles post

Thanks for the laugh!
 
2012-11-26 01:07:08 PM  

BronyMedic: 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.


It breaks close to shore at this location. Surf that big will pound you into the sand, and it will cycle back on you over and over again if you don't get out of it. It would be akin to being trapped in a gigantic washing machine. That said, if you know how to handle surf, it's very manageable.
 
2012-11-26 01:10:02 PM  

TwowheelinTim: It breaks close to shore at this location. Surf that big will pound you into the sand, and it will cycle back on you over and over again if you don't get out of it. It would be akin to being trapped in a gigantic washing machine. That said, if you know how to handle surf, it's very manageable.


This.

There's a reason why emergency medical and rescue folk are told not to dive into water unless they're trained and know what the hell they're doing.

Swiftwater rescue exists for a reason.

The One True TheDavid: It takes all kinds: in a world short of soft-hearted do-gooders like you sensible people like me would bleed to death more often. I bet you'd save me even if my Fark username were tattooed on my forehead, bless your little heart.


I've made it a point not to judge people's IRL mentalities based on their FARKing, quite honestly. Unless it's a political thread. Sadly, many people who are labeled as trolls there I don't think are trolling.
 
2012-11-26 01:11:36 PM  

styckx: Did the owner troll the dog by waiting for the wave wash to recede and throw the stick on the wet sand directly where the next wave would crash?


Well sure, 'cause when the wave goes out you got more beach for runnin'.

Yes, this time of year the North Coast is bite-ass cold, about 50 degrees, and quite furious with the storms and surgings and What Not. And while there is a university there, Eureka is populated mainly with lumberjacks, fishermen, pot-heads, or some combination thereof. Simple folk. Morans.
 
2012-11-26 01:11:38 PM  
My dog is sure as hell worth dying for.

Some of you? Not so much. I'd sooner toss you in than fish you out.

It doesn't matter how it happened. The end result is three people dead and some poor kid who will probably never be able to know what it's like to own an animal you'd stick your neck out for because she'll be too busy resenting and hating the one who just wanted to bring the stick back like they were asked to.
 
2012-11-26 01:13:46 PM  
Super Chronic:

Is there someone on the planet who actually thinks, on full reflection, that this is a worthwhile risk?

Yes. Me. But then I'm weird.
 
2012-11-26 01:15:26 PM  

Cyrusv10: 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...

I betcha spentmiles is some pimple-faces 34 year-old guy who lives with his mother. Girlfriend? Forget about it.


What makes you so sure? They could be the same woman.
 
2012-11-26 01:23:36 PM  
Well played, dog. Well played.
 
2012-11-26 01:25:10 PM  

jaspyrnyte: My dog is sure as hell worth dying for.

Some of you? Not so much. I'd sooner toss you in than fish you out.


Agree on the second point but as much as I love my cats, I wouldn't die for them. I've spent five digits in vet fees on a single cat over a period of six months but that's about as far as I'm willing to go.
 
2012-11-26 01:31:21 PM  
This is what happens, when your dog doesn't get his steak.
 
2012-11-26 01:36:40 PM  
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.

Children only love you because you feed them, and even then it's often a Stockholm Syndrome thing. The same for pets, except your dog might sit and starve with you while your teenage kid is likely to kill and eat you.

As for human emotion, don't be silly: our species is hardly unique in that. Wolves will die to save their pups and dogs will die to save their people. Not only that but I've had pets who sensed I was sad or in pain and came to comfort me even when it meant knowingly forgoing a meal, which might be within the normal range for a dog but when a cat does it it's weird.

People who have kids as mortar to fill the hole in their empty lives are funny. What's worse is that it's legal to kill a dog that bites you but for a kid you're supposed to call the cops with the intent of turning him over intact to Social Services.

(IK,IK,IHBT.)
 
2012-11-26 01:41:59 PM  

MattyFridays: 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.


No farking wonder. The people could escape because they can turn door knobs with their opposable thumbs.
 
2012-11-26 01:49:29 PM  
Maybe the dog lead them astray on purpose. The dog knew they would try and come to rescue him at sea. His motive you ask? You see one day that dog got loose and he met a fine ass biatch in heat named misty and they fell in love. But misty didn't have a home, so he told her he could come live with him. but his owners were not going to have any of that so they called animal control and that was the last time he seen the love of his life. The dog turned to drugs and booze to numb the pain and in a drunken junkie haze he went into the ocean.


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2012-11-26 01:50:37 PM  
qualtrough:

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.

Is she cute, with a pleasant demeanor? If so can she cook? I'd have to pay a $250 fee to move in a four-legged pet but a human servant just gets added to the lease. She could stay rent-free and I'd even feed her by stretching my SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) allotment, but if she wants a TV (let alone cable) she'd have to flip someone else's burgers to pay for it.
 
2012-11-26 01:52:09 PM  

The One True TheDavid: Wolves will die to save their pups and dogs will die to save their people.


Is it reasonable to assume that a dog can conceptualize their own mortality in a way that allows them to make a choice to sacrifice themselves to save people?
 
2012-11-26 01:53:30 PM  
trappedspirit:

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.

But hurting other people after calm deliberation is okay, right?
 
2012-11-26 01:55:43 PM  

cryinoutloud: freewill: Cold_Sassy:

Pets display love for their humans every day.

Well, you're assuming it's love, as opposed to excitement about being fed.

If you're the kind of person who can only get your pets to come close to you by giving them food, we probably don't want you owning any pets anyway.


Well, yeah, okay.
 
2012-11-26 02:00:06 PM  
This thread has been ponderous - and what happened to those pictures?
 
2012-11-26 02:15:07 PM  
fta: but the aerial search was suspended Saturday evening by thick coastal fog

Did the fog have a phone and called in to suspend the search (disguising its voice to sound like the captain?)

sounds like something from the mind of John Carpenter.
 
2012-11-26 02:16:41 PM  

hdhale: There is no dog worth dying for.



that is a stupid statement.

they were not planning to die.
They over estimated their capabilities and odds.
 
2012-11-26 02:17:42 PM  
They deserved their wat'ry demise. Any doggie lover that throws a stick into 10 foot waves for Fido is a sick farkin' excuse for a douchebag. It's too bad they couldn't be revived and drowned again. I do feel sorry the son is probably dead, but the parents are to blame for the entire chain of events.

Also: if they were cat people--they'd still be around to fail some more.
 
2012-11-26 02:30:26 PM  

Witness99: The One True TheDavid: 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.

You sure mention your ex a lot. Was this the "hottie that was paying most of the bills and wanting sex all the time" that you dumped because you generally don't like people?


Actually it was because I got tired of hearing how crazy and annoying I am, and because she got tired of me being crazy and annoying. Pretty mutual, that.


Sounds like you miss her ;)

Nah, I see her several times a week. She insisted on keeping my dog, she has ferrets and a cat that I can't help liking, then she adopted a stray puppy I found: those are her redeeming qualities. Okay, okay, and I still kinda like her -- like I said I'm weird.

If it weren't for the pets we might well do without each other though. She has family in town and I can get paid anywhere in 50 states, D.C., or the Northern Mariana Islands. (But not Puerto Rico, dammit.) Of course D.C. has a high cost of living but a low benefit amount, nobody with a choice would live in the Northern Marianas, and anywhere north of I-70 is too damn cold in the winter, so...

By the way, is there some reason you recall my comments so clearly? It might be nice to have a stalker of my very own. Or maybe we could run away to Hawaii together, hmmm?!?
 
2012-11-26 02:38:22 PM  

The One True TheDavid: By the way, is there some reason you recall my comments so clearly? It might be nice to have a stalker of my very own. Or maybe we could run away to Hawaii together, hmmm?!?


No, you, uh--stand out. Your ex sounds like a smart woman. ; )
 
2012-11-26 02:51:51 PM  

BronyMedic:
The One True TheDavid:

It takes all kinds: in a world short of soft-hearted do-gooders like you sensible people like me would bleed to death more often. I bet you'd save me even if my Fark username were tattooed on my forehead, bless your little heart.

I've made it a point not to judge people's IRL mentalities based on their FARKing, quite honestly.


Then too saving people is your profession. With ethics, and people who might be watching. But I still bet you got into it because you're soft-hearted, or at least you were. NTTAWWT.


Unless it's a political thread.

Uh-huh. Keep telling yourself that.


Sadly, many people who are labeled as trolls there I don't think are trolling.

I'm sure not: I seldom bother even exaggerating for effect, let alone saying something just to get a rise out of anybody.

Back in the loony bin when I was 17 the Staff used to tell me about my passive-aggressive defense mechanism, a hard shell I wore to keep people from getting close to me, and that when that wasn't enough to repel people I'd say or do something offensive to keep them away. What do YOU think?

Now you, you'd probably be fun to have a beer with. I might even be laughing WITH you most of the time. Do you have any pets?
 
2012-11-26 02:59:42 PM  

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.



Indeed . . .
Just out of idle curiosity, are your kids all grown up yet?
 
2012-11-26 03:00:30 PM  

freewill: The One True TheDavid:

Wolves will die to save their pups and dogs will die to save their people.

Is it reasonable to assume that a dog can conceptualize their own mortality in a way that allows them to make a choice to sacrifice themselves to save people?


Who cares how thy conceptualize it? The fact is they do it.

Don't you think a dog knows running into a burning building won't be fun? But if it's your family's dog and your kid's inside it might do it anyway. Maybe she thinks she'll make it out, or maybe she's just stupid, but either way I'd call it love.

In most American cities firefighters get PAID to be "heroes." Imagine that.
 
2012-11-26 03:02:02 PM  
jaspyrnyte:

My dog is sure as hell worth dying for.

Some of you? Not so much. I'd sooner toss you in than fish you out.


The Kentucky River can get pretty deep and I can steal a rowboat. Wanna have a nice vacation?
 
2012-11-26 03:03:28 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: hdhale:

There is no dog worth dying for.

that is a stupid statement.

they were not planning to die.
They over estimated their capabilities and odds.


Yeah, but they had to know dying was a possibility. Right?
 
2012-11-26 03:08:31 PM  
Several years ago, I heard about a Darwin fail who let his water-loving dog romp around Double Hot Springs, a near-boiling-temperature spring at the edge of Black Rock Mesa, where they hold Burning Man. The dog leaped into the water thinking it would make for a refreshing dip, then the asshat jumped in to try and save the howling dog. Naturally, both perished and were presumably well cooked when found.

Similar scenarios have played out in Yellowstone. This is also why dogs are no longer allowed on the boardwalks in the Yellowstone geyser basins.

You can't cure stoopid.
 
2012-11-26 03:16:06 PM  

cryinoutloud: The One True TheDavid:

By the way, is there some reason you recall my comments so clearly? It might be nice to have a stalker of my very own. Or maybe we could run away to Hawaii together, hmmm?!?

No, you, uh--stand out.


Yeah, well, there ain't much else to do and it's fun for me. As for y'all, well, you get what you pay for.


Your ex sounds like a smart woman. ; )

She has a very high IQ. But she read my Usenet posts -- a lot like these comments -- for 4 years before she even exchanged email with me, so...

Like I said, it takes all kinds.
 
2012-11-26 03:19:11 PM  
Senator Worthington Fuller:


This thread has been ponderous pointless -

FTFY.

But at least it's not in the Politics tab.


and what happened to those pictures?

I want to see a photo of the family fished from the manure pond, myself.
 
2012-11-26 03:20:30 PM  
destrip:

You can't cure stoopid.

Nor should you. Won't somebody please think of the cannibals?!?
 
2012-11-26 03:48:11 PM  

The One True TheDavid: trappedspirit:

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.

But hurting other people after calm deliberation is okay, right?


I had to read that twice to make sure there wasn't two t's
 
2012-11-26 05:37:43 PM  

destrip: Several years ago, I heard about a Darwin fail who let his water-loving dog romp around Double Hot Springs, a near-boiling-temperature spring at the edge of Black Rock Mesa, where they hold Burning Man. The dog leaped into the water thinking it would make for a refreshing dip, then the asshat jumped in to try and save the howling dog. Naturally, both perished and were presumably well cooked when found.

Similar scenarios have played out in Yellowstone. This is also why dogs are no longer allowed on the boardwalks in the Yellowstone geyser basins.

You can't cure stoopid.


I was in Yellowstone 2 months ago. Read about a dog who jumped in one of the boilers, and the dude who jumped in after him. I don't think they should allow small children on those boardwalks either... but that's because I don't like small children.
 
2012-11-26 05:41:49 PM  

santadog: I don't think they should allow small children on those boardwalks either... but that's because I don't like small children.


You should. They taste great when they've been steamed for a few minutes.

The meat just falls off the bones.
 
2012-11-26 05:53:32 PM  

BronyMedic: santadog: I don't think they should allow small children on those boardwalks either... but that's because I don't like small children.

You should. They taste great when they've been steamed for a few minutes.

The meat just falls off the bones.


I'm a firm believer in seasoning meats before cooking.. and that's just too much work.
 
2012-11-26 06:51:13 PM  

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.


This area of the ocean is horrible and would have killed even some decent swimmers. The beach goes down at a steep angle into the ocean and it has a constant strong undertow. If my dog goes in I'd feel bad but under no circumstances would I ever enter the ocean after it.
 
2012-11-26 09:13:38 PM  
Well, what kind of dog was it?
 
2012-11-27 02:44:33 AM  

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


I always referred to mine as biatches because that's what female dogs are. And yes, I did on occasion say "Stop your whining, biatch." I loved them a lot, but there is no way I would have ever risked my life to save either one of them.
 
2012-11-27 04:33:28 AM  
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