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(SeattlePI)   Frog-phobic elderly man wins $1.6M in lawsuit, says he hopes to spend it before he croaks   (seattlepi.com) divider line 59
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2013-04-08 08:13:07 PM  
Oh sure frogs can be a problem, but just a oui one.
 
2013-04-08 08:15:19 PM  
Riveting tall, old chap.
 
2013-04-08 08:24:57 PM  
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2013-04-08 08:25:19 PM  
What a shiatty phobia.

I hope someone locks him in a room with a few dozen toads and bullfrogs someday.
 
2013-04-08 08:32:05 PM  
"man holding bullfrogs chased him away after he'd wandered from the vineyard where his parents worked. " - From the article

You know, I realize phobias are mostly irrational, but there comes a point where instead of having a phobia, you're just an adaptation failure of epic proportions.
 
2013-04-08 08:32:05 PM  
Hello mah babee, hello mah darlin, hello mah ragtime gal...
 
2013-04-08 08:32:22 PM  
Before you jump to any conclusions, keep in mind that frogs aren't even a tadpolite.
 
2013-04-08 08:34:30 PM  
Buried in all that weirdness was the actual details of the suit. But yeah, I doubt it was malicious
 
2013-04-08 08:36:26 PM  
What a pussy. A real man is afraid of spiders.
 
2013-04-08 08:36:59 PM  
 
2013-04-08 08:39:12 PM  
he's Italian?!  I assumed he was a tad Polish.
 
2013-04-08 08:40:15 PM  
So developer, with town's approval, diverts newly created run-off into petitioner's field and turns it into a wetland, God's gift to ecology.  Fine, so let's make the petitioner whole.
Wait, you say the injured party suffers from a phobia of frogs and mosquitoes, and he is trapped in his own home until friends and neighbors can come to remove marauding frogs from his doorstep?  Oh you poor thing you, here's $1,640,000.  We know the money can never really heal the trauma, but here, take it, and try to salvage what you can from your shattered life.


http://www.nycourts.gov/ctapps/Decisions/2013/Mar13/31opn13-Dec ision.pdf
 
2013-04-08 08:43:25 PM  
Growing up in the country, I've seen some freaky animal behavior -- especially as a kid.  Things right out of those African nature documentaries, and no I didn't grow up in Africa.

Once I was out in a creek catching fish and looked up underneath a small footbridge where the big alpha-bull frogs sometimes hung out.  I heard the equivalent of a might frog-roar and looked up in time to see one of the largest bullfrogs capture and swallow a small bird.

The waterways in this area are filled with water snakes.  They aren't the biggest snakes, but they're mean little beasts.  I was out fishing at the pond, when I heard another weird noise -- something was screaming like it was in horrible pain and dying.  It was other worldly, so I went to investigate.  Same bridge I mentioned before, and underneath a fairly large water snake had latched on to a bull frog.  The frog was making that horrible noise I heard.  I don't know what would have happened if I hadn't shown up, but my presence spooked the snake so it let go of the frog, which then turned around and started biting the snake as it retreated into the water.
 
2013-04-08 08:45:21 PM  
He's better stay away from the  malonga gilderchuck

Nasty buggars.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cane_toads_in_Australia
 
2013-04-08 08:45:25 PM  
Damn nature, you scary.
 
2013-04-08 08:46:17 PM  

Harlow_B_Ashur: So developer, with town's approval, diverts newly created run-off into petitioner's field and turns it into a wetland, God's gift to ecology.  Fine, so let's make the petitioner whole.
Wait, you say the injured party suffers from a phobia of frogs and mosquitoes, and he is trapped in his own home until friends and neighbors can come to remove marauding frogs from his doorstep?  Oh you poor thing you, here's $1,640,000.  We know the money can never really heal the trauma, but here, take it, and try to salvage what you can from your shattered life.


http://www.nycourts.gov/ctapps/Decisions/2013/Mar13/31opn13-Dec ision.pdf


Whassup?
 
2013-04-08 08:46:17 PM  

Harlow_B_Ashur: So developer, with town's approval, diverts newly created run-off into petitioner's field and turns it into a wetland, God's gift to ecology.  Fine, so let's make the petitioner whole.
Wait, you say the injured party suffers from a phobia of frogs and mosquitoes, and he is trapped in his own home until friends and neighbors can come to remove marauding frogs from his doorstep?  Oh you poor thing you, here's $1,640,000.  We know the money can never really heal the trauma, but here, take it, and try to salvage what you can from your shattered life.


http://www.nycourts.gov/ctapps/Decisions/2013/Mar13/31opn13-Dec ision.pdf


I am sure in the orginal plans the Devolper has proper draining

but as these go, in some cost cutting (sub contractor pocketing money) the draining was never done. and in turn radically changed there person property

forget the whole frog phobia, i would be pissed if adeveloper made my property the drainagefield for a new sub devision
 
2013-04-08 08:50:33 PM  
And after 4 years of swamp land, he can now raise a stink with some fine cows.

Farmers don't like a Mcsubdivision and all their biatching at nature that isn't pure and sanitized? Get out the manure spreader on a nice hot muggy day. Wind direction to the McSubdivision.

/Natural drainage? Hows that work? Some ditch in the other guys property? Good enough!!!
 
2013-04-08 08:50:37 PM  
How can you be afraid of frogs? They're delicious.
 
2013-04-08 08:50:56 PM  
People are often scared of frogs because they imagine they have teeth.
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I think Freud said that such a fear really stood for fear of the emasculating vagina dentata (NSFW).
 
2013-04-08 08:50:56 PM  
thenumber5forget the whole frog phobia, i would be pissed if adeveloper made my property the drainagefield for a new sub devision

According to the decision the guy ran the town off when they came to eliminate the problem.  He can't say 'that lake was not his doing'.
 
2013-04-08 08:51:16 PM  
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2013-04-08 08:52:16 PM  
Trouble is, everyone's picturing laid-back frogs that look like this:

www.barnorama.com

When the frogs really looked like this:

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-04-08 08:52:43 PM  

thy crotch: he's Italian?!  I assumed he was a tad Polish.


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2013-04-08 08:56:34 PM  
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2013-04-08 09:13:01 PM  
If he wants to spend that money before he dies, he'd better hop to it.
 
2013-04-08 09:13:09 PM  
home.earthlink.net

Stay out of Willimantic, CT.
 
2013-04-08 09:26:36 PM  
As someone who lives within hopping distance of this sitch, I'm getting a jump out of these replies.

/Frog-phobic, wetlanded by subdivisions, and lawsuit-flush is no way to go through life, son
 
2013-04-08 09:30:19 PM  
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2013-04-08 09:43:48 PM  

Meethos: What a shiatty phobia.

I hope someone locks him in a room with a few dozen toads and bullfrogs someday.


You're a wonderful human being. Momma didn't hug you enough, huh.
 
2013-04-08 09:58:23 PM  
If only his people had come from France rather than Italy.
 
2013-04-08 10:11:11 PM  
When I was a kid was this mean old man that used to chase me around with a sock puppet whenever I entered his yard. It was a terrible no-good ratty-looking sock and the worst part of it was that he didn't even bother to wear it on his hand.

Now as a result, I'm terrified of socks. I've been forced to pay strange men to come to my house and slap me on the face with their penises covered in socks in an attempt to over-come my debilitating phobia.

Who do I sue?
 
2013-04-08 10:13:29 PM  

Max Awesome: When I was a kid was this mean old man that used to chase me around with a sock puppet whenever I entered his yard. It was a terrible no-good ratty-looking sock and the worst part of it was that he didn't even bother to wear it on his hand.

Now as a result, I'm terrified of socks. I've been forced to pay strange men to come to my house and slap me on the face with their penises covered in socks in an attempt to over-come my debilitating phobia.

Who do I sue?



media.vcstar.com

Lambchop?
 
2013-04-08 10:18:07 PM  
Wow! That was word for word my submission. Too bad I was a bit late in the game.
 
2013-04-08 10:28:20 PM  
I read this on the wire earlier today. I thought for sure it was a publicity lead-up for a new Monty Python movie. " The Man Who Feared Frogs."
 
2013-04-08 10:36:34 PM  
shenanitims.files.wordpress.com

"Rrrrevenge rriibittt...riiibbbiitttt"
 
2013-04-08 10:39:56 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

"We Surrender!"
 
2013-04-08 10:43:21 PM  
He doesn't know what's okay.  Please tell him it's all right!

/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDUdBMJVhnU
 
2013-04-08 11:08:09 PM  
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2013-04-08 11:16:51 PM  
His property has been turned into a wetland?
Well the boys at the federal government will get involved now.
That $1.6M will be entirely theirs soon. And the property, including the house.

He'll have to move and won't be bothered by the frogs there ever again.
 
2013-04-08 11:18:12 PM  

JonZoidberg: What a pussy. A real man is afraid of spiders.


And if you HAD frogs, they would eat the spiders, solving your problem!
 
2013-04-08 11:24:39 PM  

GungFu: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 524x468]

"We Surrender!"


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2013-04-08 11:27:54 PM  
Not alone in frog fear
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2013-04-08 11:42:50 PM  

MrHappyRotter: Damn nature, you scary.


/new keyboard, etc.
 
2013-04-09 12:01:14 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: Max Awesome: When I was a kid was this mean old man that used to chase me around with a sock puppet whenever I entered his yard. It was a terrible no-good ratty-looking sock and the worst part of it was that he didn't even bother to wear it on his hand.

Now as a result, I'm terrified of socks. I've been forced to pay strange men to come to my house and slap me on the face with their penises covered in socks in an attempt to over-come my debilitating phobia.

Who do I sue?

media.vcstar.com

At first, you see this picture, and you see a kindly lady with a sock puppet, Lambchop, an endearing figure to small children everywhere. You know she means well.You know she brings joy and happiness to young ones everywhere, you know she brings peace and contentment and all the goodness that a world of reason and sense can bring to the next generation. And then you see her eyes.

Those eyes.

Her eyes, piercing, anthracite-hard, dark with the kind of shadows that only dried blood can bring, wells of oily madness--dripping into hollow wells of fear--eyes that have seen beyond the horizon, for she knows what lurks behind the shadows in the stars. She is their envoy. She is their vanguard, the leading edges of the crawling chaos that screams unpronounceable names to the hollow moon, she is the dead thing that crawls, and she is the lurking fear that hides in infomercials in deep cable in the still watches of the night. She is that which plugs the toilets in gas station toilets in the Midwest. She is that which sprays her uncountable spawn in jars of vegemite, to be spread over the breakfast toast of small Australian children.

The noxious ranks of her armies are swelled by the corpses of those who dared taste of the putrid things which roll in 7-11's burrito warmers, her artillery is hatred itself, the fulminating rot of beleaguered schoolchildren in detention. She knows the shapes behind the madness, she knows the angles beyond which men dare not go, and has gone there and returned.

Stare into those eyes at your peril.
 
2013-04-09 12:13:43 AM  

Gyrfalcon: JonZoidberg: What a pussy. A real man is afraid of spiders.

And if you HAD frogs, they would eat the spiders, solving your problem!


Just don't swallow the fly. I don't know why. Perhaps you'll die.
 
2013-04-09 12:45:29 AM  
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2013-04-09 12:56:47 AM  
Wait until he cashes the settlement check, takes the $ home and then just break in and robbit, robbit.
 
2013-04-09 01:06:02 AM  

Korzine: How can you be afraid of frogs? They're delicious.


blackmoor.mystara.us

When they're well armed...
 
2013-04-09 01:06:48 AM  
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