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2012-11-26 08:16:12 AM
If you're going to go with that stupid convention, subby, at least get it right -- dog's brother and sister, not son and daughter. But the headline is dumb regardless.
 
2012-11-26 09:27:51 AM
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-26 10:24:06 AM
I love dogs. But they are not worth your life.
 
2012-11-26 10:43:57 AM
Swimming in the pacific is like playing russian roullete
 
2012-11-26 10:44:40 AM
I SUBMITTED THIS WITH A BETTER HEADLINE!!
/hard not to.
 
2012-11-26 10:45:40 AM
People who refer to their dogs as "kids" really bother me.
 
2012-11-26 10:45:54 AM
Bad dog! No steak for you!
 
2012-11-26 10:47:06 AM
Wasn't Eureka a show about a town full of geniuses?
 
2012-11-26 10:47:09 AM

ChipNASA: I SUBMITTED THIS WITH A BETTER HEADLINE!!
/hard not to.


Same. :(
 
2012-11-26 10:47:21 AM
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.
 
2012-11-26 10:47:37 AM

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


what if they say "fur kids" or "hairy kids"... is that ok?

/what if it's cats?
 
2012-11-26 10:48:15 AM
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
 
2012-11-26 10:48:24 AM
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)
 
2012-11-26 10:50:11 AM
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.
 
2012-11-26 10:51:15 AM
Saturday afternoon when the dog chased after a thrown stick and got pulled into the ocean by eight to ten foot waves

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?

I hate to say they deserved it but why in the fark would you think you're going to win against 8-10ft waves? And at a Northern California beach at that... (googles).. Yep.. Water temp a frigid 56F.. Which means it's "HOLY fark IT"S COLD" only a foot or two below the surface.
 
2012-11-26 10:51:55 AM
To be fair, it sounds like only the kid went in after the dog. Everyone else went in after a human. Tragic. And stupid.
 
2012-11-26 10:52:41 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


It's JUST A DOG. Let 'em go, because man, it's gone.
 
2012-11-26 10:53:39 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


Well, the world would be pretty boring if we all shared the same opinion. Luckily, we don't.
 
2012-11-26 10:53:41 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


No dog is worth ME dying for. Other people, that depends.
 
2012-11-26 10:53:47 AM
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.
 
2012-11-26 10:54:00 AM

ChipNASA: 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

It's JUST A DOG. Let 'em go, because man, it's gone.


actually... it survived and would have survived anyway.... so... yeah.
 
2012-11-26 10:54:11 AM
What the officer / ranger responding to the emergency may have looked like

thetvwatchtower.com
 
2012-11-26 10:54:15 AM
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.
 
2012-11-26 10:54:42 AM
For all those people who say Dogs aren't worth dying for, apparently you guys have never read this:
blog.schoollibraryjournal.com
 
2012-11-26 10:54:51 AM

Jument: To be fair, it sounds like only the kid went in after the dog. Everyone else went in after a human. Tragic. And stupid.


wait..... kids are impulsive? the hell you say!
 
2012-11-26 10:54:55 AM
Could have been worse.

Could have been a manure pit.


Drown in a poo pit.
Linky pops
 
2012-11-26 10:54:58 AM

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?
 
2012-11-26 10:55:42 AM

LegacyDL: For all those people who say Dogs aren't worth dying for, apparently you guys have never read this:
[blog.schoollibraryjournal.com image 365x600]


never cared you yellow labs
 
2012-11-26 10:55:50 AM

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.
 
2012-11-26 10:56:01 AM

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...
 
2012-11-26 10:56:30 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,
I love your writing but this....this....I can't tell if I'm amused, horrified or what. You WILL get bites off this one...
 
2012-11-26 10:57:17 AM

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?


they may be using this font to help:
typophile.com
 
2012-11-26 10:57:28 AM

Jument: To be fair, it sounds like only the kid went in after the dog. Everyone else went in after a human. Tragic. And stupid.


And the kid made it out but went back in for the dad.

So, while the dog started the chain of events, everyone who died actually went in for a person or two.
 
2012-11-26 10:59:01 AM

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.


Nice assumption. I was more indicating toward a "variety is the spice of life"-esque angle, but skew it how you will - proves my original point.
 
2012-11-26 10:59:17 AM
Topic title seems to imply that he lost his lover the same time he lost his mother.

C'mon, nearly the whole family died, you didn't have to call anyone a dog-farker.
 
2012-11-26 10:59:35 AM
In reality, hope doesn't float.

/yeah, kinda old.
//25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-26 10:59:55 AM
I, too, stand up to the tyranny of dog owners and boldly proclaim that it's not worth risking one's own life to save a dog!

Seriously though, what strawman are we all attacking here? Is there someone on the planet who actually thinks, on full reflection, that this is a worthwhile risk? I'm sure this family did not expect to be in danger of dying when they first went in after the dog.
 
2012-11-26 11:00:26 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.

 

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Exceptional Trolling, Sir. I hope you brought a big boat to bring that catch back to shore.
 
2012-11-26 11:00:36 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.


I betcha spentmiles is some pimple-faces 34 year-old guy who lives with his mother. Girlfriend? Forget about it.
 
2012-11-26 11:02:47 AM

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.


The same with kids.

/I totally did that right.
 
2012-11-26 11:03:55 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.


media.giantbomb.com
 
2012-11-26 11:03:57 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.


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.

0/10
 
2012-11-26 11:04:54 AM
FTFA: The U.S. Coast Guard said the daughter called police, according to KTVU. The dog managed to make it to safety, the TV station reported.

Do you think she'll keep the dog?
 
2012-11-26 11:04:58 AM
Forget dogs, most humans aren't worth dying for.
 
2012-11-26 11:05:24 AM
Moral of the story:

Never name your dog "Darwin".
 
2012-11-26 11:06:25 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


I'd wager dying wasn't their intent. Would you abandon your pet if there was a 10% chance of death? 1%?
 
2012-11-26 11:06:32 AM
Was the doggy's name Shannon?
 
2012-11-26 11:07:28 AM

HindiDiscoMonster: what if they say "fur kids" or "hairy kids"... is that ok?


No.

HindiDiscoMonster: /what if it's cats?


Same thing applies.
 
2012-11-26 11:07:31 AM

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 11:08:40 AM

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.
 
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!

Link
 
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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here is a new one:
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24.media.tumblr.com

/I was being obvious sarcastic as well.
//loves me some SM
 
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.

0/10

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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.


i877.photobucket.com
 
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.


i1.kym-cdn.com
 
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.
 
2012-11-26 12:40:10 PM
Picture of a park ranger by the beach:

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
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.


starsmedia.ign.com
 
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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2012-11-27 04:42:05 AM
Thats it. I'm never getting a dog.
Goats are better eating in a pinch and won't run into the ocean after a stick.
 
2012-11-27 10:12:09 AM
wickedragon:

Thats it. I'm never getting a dog.
Goats are better eating in a pinch and won't run into the ocean after a stick.


Eating?!? Is that what you're supposed to do with a goat?
 
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