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(KVUE Austin)   Teenager learns the hard way if you mess with the bull, you get the horns. Even if it's just a bull statue   (kvue.com) divider line 70
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2013-06-25 01:35:22 AM  
Bulimia?
 
2013-06-25 01:36:09 AM  
roguebarristers.typepad.com
 
2013-06-25 01:38:25 AM  

Drexl's Eye: [roguebarristers.typepad.com image 244x257]


Came for TBC
/leaves full
 
2013-06-25 01:41:29 AM  
Small victory cows,,,small victory.
 
2013-06-25 01:42:04 AM  
Holey Cow!

/seriously, I hope the University blunts those points.
 
2013-06-25 01:46:01 AM  
"when the horn pierced his chest."

No, no, the horn is inanimate, his chest bloodied the horn.
 
2013-06-25 01:46:05 AM  
maybe this is why statues are often placed on raised foundations of some sort. that kid must have really been hauling arse to get impaled that deeply.
 
2013-06-25 01:48:35 AM  
So running full speed in the dark is a bad idea. Got it.
 
2013-06-25 01:48:37 AM  
After this and and the Chinese woman reversing into her husband article I am going to recommend situational awareness lessons for the all humans.
 
2013-06-25 01:48:52 AM  
At the museum, playing hide and seek, in the pre-dawn hours.

Am I missing something, or is that a bit odd? Or are your museums so popular that they open 24/7?
 
2013-06-25 01:49:18 AM  
These are the quotes from our favorite 80's movies.
 
2013-06-25 01:52:23 AM  

berylman: After this and and the Chinese woman reversing into her husband article I am going to recommend situational awareness lessons for the all humans.


Point taken
 
2013-06-25 01:52:48 AM  
I wonder if they will blame the bull, and euthanize him.
 
2013-06-25 01:53:54 AM  
He could just as easily have run into a wall, down some stairs, into traffic, or into a tree, but because it was a statue they're going to blame the statue and not his lack of a functioning brain.
 
2013-06-25 02:00:58 AM  
If they were playing "Just the tip", they're doing it wrong.
 
2013-06-25 02:01:03 AM  
\m/
 
2013-06-25 02:15:18 AM  
Smoke up, Johnny. It was a banner year at the Bender household.

You wear tights?
I wear the required uniform.
Tights.
Shut up.
 
2013-06-25 02:15:32 AM  

Pert: At the museum, playing hide and seek, in the pre-dawn hours.

Am I missing something, or is that a bit odd? Or are your museums so popular that they open 24/7?


Yeah got to wonder what they were really up too - hide and seek in the pre-dawn hours ... mmm I am not convinced.
 
2013-06-25 02:24:26 AM  
From the images, there's a lot of open ground around the museum.  It actually does look like a fun place to run around at night.

Here's the killer.

travel.southwest.com

You can see that the lower horn is at a weird angle and it's not hard to imagine someone running onto it while trying to vault onto the statue's back in the dark.

today.ttu.edu
 
2013-06-25 02:27:34 AM  

Chariset: From the images, there's a lot of open ground around the museum.  It actually does look like a fun place to run around at night.

Here's the killer.

[travel.southwest.com image 480x321]

You can see that the lower horn is at a weird angle and it's not hard to imagine someone running onto it while trying to vault onto the statue's back in the dark.

[today.ttu.edu image 300x248]


Vlad would be impressed.
 
2013-06-25 02:34:32 AM  
Ole!
 
2013-06-25 02:45:52 AM  

Harry_Seldon: I wonder if they will blame the bull, and euthanize him.


maybe they will go easy on him and just go with castration.
 
2013-06-25 02:52:11 AM  
I remember years back in the predecessor to the Daily Local (Chester County, PA newspaper), there was a front page photo of a kid who tried to climb over a fence to retrieve a ball at Greystone Mansion.

The kid got half way, slipped on the wrought iron fence.  The spike on top of the fence went through his neck, and out his mouth, but missed his jugular.  The newspaper ran with a giant close-up image of the kid with an iron spike through his neck and exiting his mouth, face twisted in agony as rescuers used blowtorches to cut away the section of fence the kid was impaled on.

Looking back, I can't possibly imagine what kind of farked up newspaper editor would think:  "OH, you have a picture of a kid impaled on a fence through his throat?   That's what sells newspapers!   Front page, closeup, I want it printed in the morning"

Because of that photo, I half expected when clicking on the link to find an image of the student dangling lifeless from the horn of the statue.
 
2013-06-25 03:09:25 AM  

kim jong-un: I remember years back in the predecessor to the Daily Local (Chester County, PA newspaper), there was a front page photo of a kid who tried to climb over a fence to retrieve a ball at Greystone Mansion.

The kid got half way, slipped on the wrought iron fence.  The spike on top of the fence went through his neck, and out his mouth, but missed his jugular.  The newspaper ran with a giant close-up image of the kid with an iron spike through his neck and exiting his mouth, face twisted in agony as rescuers used blowtorches to cut away the section of fence the kid was impaled on.

Looking back, I can't possibly imagine what kind of farked up newspaper editor would think:  "OH, you have a picture of a kid impaled on a fence through his throat?   That's what sells newspapers!   Front page, closeup, I want it printed in the morning"

Because of that photo, I half expected when clicking on the link to find an image of the student dangling lifeless from the horn of the statue.


That was Julio from New York in the fence picure. I had a copy of the article because a guy I was stationed with's brother got made because he didn't write him (He was in the Marines) and threatened to do the same to him. The kid (adult now) was very lucky that the spike went out his jaw.
 
2013-06-25 03:15:13 AM  
Takes life by the horns.
 today.ttu.edu
 
2013-06-25 03:36:35 AM  

Russ1642: He could just as easily have run into a wall, down some stairs, into traffic, or into a tree, but because it was a statue they're going to blame the statue and not his lack of a functioning brain.


Because a 14 year old boy should be aware there is a public hazard in a supposedly safe location?
He wasn't supposed to be running in a junk yard , goofy.
 
2013-06-25 03:58:51 AM  
What dipshiat of adults play hide and go seek with kids? What 14 year old kid plays it at all?
 
2013-06-25 04:07:31 AM  

Russ1642: He could just as easily have run into a wall, down some stairs, into traffic, or into a tree, but because it was a statue they're going to blame the statue and not his lack of a functioning brain.


No, even if he'd run into heavy traffic, they'd blame the traffic. Because...

Kurmudgeon: Russ1642: He could just as easily have run into a wall, down some stairs, into traffic, or into a tree, but because it was a statue they're going to blame the statue and not his lack of a functioning brain.

Because a 14 year old boy should be aware there is a public hazard in a supposedly safe location?
He wasn't supposed to be running in a junk yard , goofy.


It can't POSSIBLY be his fault. It should have been safe!
 
2013-06-25 04:16:30 AM  

Kurmudgeon: Because a 14 year old boy should be aware there is a public hazard in a supposedly safe location?


Yes. He's 14, not 4. Based on the reasonable assumption that light levels weren't so low the car-sized sculpture was rendered invisible this incident is the result of running full pelt into a hazard. He could equally have banged his head on a signpost.
 
2013-06-25 04:49:15 AM  
Errr... don't care how old who is or what they were doing.  Having something that pointy that close to ground level with no fencing or whatnot is just chaotic stupid.  People WILL find a way.  Whoever put that thing up the way it stands was just brain dead.
 
2013-06-25 04:58:39 AM  
stupid should hurt.
 
2013-06-25 05:32:17 AM  

Russ1642: He could just as easily have run into a wall, down some stairs, into traffic, or into a tree, but because it was a statue they're going to blame the statue and not his lack of a functioning brain.


www.cbs7kosa.com

I'm kinda divided.  Just knowing people, someone's gonna run full-on into that about every few years.  It just happens.  Only way to prevent it would be chainlink and that defeats its aesthetic purpose.

It's probably the one off to the right of the picture.  Horn straight horizontal at about chest level.
 
2013-06-25 05:51:27 AM  

Oznog: I'm kinda divided. Just knowing people, someone's gonna run full-on into that about every few years. It just happens. Only way to prevent it would be chainlink and that defeats its aesthetic purpose


Or a small fence at a small distance that would trip people up if they come running at it. That way it wouldn't hinder people looking at it and at the same time would cause some face plants. Which, in my humble opinion, is better than getting impaled.
 
2013-06-25 05:55:00 AM  
Holy shiat he died? The need to put a spot light on that thing.
 
2013-06-25 06:12:47 AM  

berylman: After this and and the Chinese woman reversing into her husband article I am going to recommend situational awareness lessons common sense for the all humans idiot teenagers.


FTFY,
 
2013-06-25 06:26:49 AM  

abhorrent1: Holy shiat he died? The need to put a spot light on that thing.


Next thing you know it will be sporting protective tennis balls.
Years back I had a coworker that was gone one day and I asked someone where he was. They replied his father-in-law was gored by a bull. Seeing him & I were the resident smart asses, I thought they were joking. I guess they weren't. Not a good way to go out.
 
2013-06-25 07:03:58 AM  
How long until the parents of the Darwin winner sues the school, and the statue, and cattlemen everywhere (for giving such an obviously bad idea for a statue to the sculptor, etc...)?
 
2013-06-25 07:08:54 AM  
I can't see a single funny thing about a child dying.
My heart goes out to his family. I can't even imagine the pain they must be going through.
 
2013-06-25 07:11:25 AM  
This happened in Lubbock, Texas.  He's in a better place now.
 
2013-06-25 07:11:53 AM  
Mind you could be a nice way to murder someone - "We were playing hide and seek at 4.30am and he just ran into the horn."

(and yeah looking at the above pic that horn on the right is almost straight inline with the path - not a very clever design.)
 
2013-06-25 07:24:41 AM  

Langdon_777: Mind you could be a nice way to murder someone - "We were playing hide and seek at 4.30am and he just ran into the horn."

(and yeah looking at the above pic that horn on the right is almost straight inline with the path - not a very clever design.)


Good eyes on the path. If that really does go the way it looks like then the statue really is dangerous. Combine a gravel path with someone running and I can easily see how it happened.
 
2013-06-25 07:26:46 AM  

Langdon_777: Pert: At the museum, playing hide and seek, in the pre-dawn hours.

Am I missing something, or is that a bit odd? Or are your museums so popular that they open 24/7?

Yeah got to wonder what they were really up too - hide and seek in the pre-dawn hours ... mmm I am not convinced.



This was on a college campus, so in this case, at that hour, "playing hide and seek" means they were tripping balls.
Seriously, this kid probably ate a few shrooms and got it in his head to try to jump up onto the bull's back, slipped, fell forward, and landed on the horns.

This statue has been up for at least 30 years, and somehow, no one has ever managed to kill themselves with it. It's a shame the kid died, but do all you safety junkies want us to idiot-proof everything?
 
2013-06-25 07:29:30 AM  
He's 14. He's still a child. For all we know, the other two 'adults' could be 18 years old themselves. Running around a dark field early in the morning isn't exactly a controversial thing. Couple that with the lack of forethought that doesn't develop until the early 20s, and the black bull horn, on a black bull, in a black background. Somebody's baby made an error of judgement, as a 14 year old, and is now dead.

What's with the kneejerk reaction to hate on and blame the child, almost as if to say the child deserved to die? Almost as to say Of COURSE you don't run in a large empty field out in front of a large publicly accessible museum, you're certainly going to die!
 
2013-06-25 07:35:46 AM  
i say we make more statues like this, we need to cull the herd. maybe we can enhance them by making the horns serrated and with a spring loaded gore feature.
 
2013-06-25 07:41:16 AM  

Dedmon: He's 14. He's still a child. For all we know, the other two 'adults' could be 18 years old themselves. Running around a dark field early in the morning isn't exactly a controversial thing. Couple that with the lack of forethought that doesn't develop until the early 20s, and the black bull horn, on a black bull, in a black background. Somebody's baby made an error of judgement, as a 14 year old, and is now dead.

What's with the kneejerk reaction to hate on and blame the child, almost as if to say the child deserved to die? Almost as to say Of COURSE you don't run in a large empty field out in front of a large publicly accessible museum, you're certainly going to die!



It took you till your twenties to learn not to run up to a large, metal object with sharp metal points?
Also, this wasn't a field, this was on a college campus. And usually, if a 14-year old is out running around on campus at 5 A.M. on a Saturday, it's a safe bet they didn't just come from early bible class.
 
2013-06-25 07:43:30 AM  

stoli n coke: Dedmon: He's 14. He's still a child. For all we know, the other two 'adults' could be 18 years old themselves. Running around a dark field early in the morning isn't exactly a controversial thing. Couple that with the lack of forethought that doesn't develop until the early 20s, and the black bull horn, on a black bull, in a black background. Somebody's baby made an error of judgement, as a 14 year old, and is now dead.

What's with the kneejerk reaction to hate on and blame the child, almost as if to say the child deserved to die? Almost as to say Of COURSE you don't run in a large empty field out in front of a large publicly accessible museum, you're certainly going to die!


It took you till your twenties to learn not to run up to a large, metal object with sharp metal points?
Also, this wasn't a field, this was on a college campus. And usually, if a 14-year old is out running around on campus at 5 A.M. on a Saturday, it's a safe bet they didn't just come from early bible class.


not only that, but it is not hard to see by starlight or moonlight.
 
2013-06-25 07:46:20 AM  

Nofun: Holey Cow!

/seriously, I hope the University blunts those points.


Why?
 
2013-06-25 07:51:15 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Errr... don't care how old who is or what they were doing.  Having something that pointy that close to ground level with no fencing or whatnot is just chaotic stupid.  People WILL find a way.  Whoever put that thing up the way it stands was just brain dead.


Stay out of Texas and stop telling us what statues we may and may not erect.
 
2013-06-25 07:53:43 AM  
I'm not going to blame the kid for this, or call him a Darwin award chaser or anything.

Nice kid, playing hide and seek with some friends.  World needs more of those type of kids, not less.  fark all of y'all and sorry for his family's loss.
 
2013-06-25 07:54:16 AM  

GF named my left testicle thundercles: stoli n coke: Dedmon: He's 14. He's still a child. For all we know, the other two 'adults' could be 18 years old themselves. Running around a dark field early in the morning isn't exactly a controversial thing. Couple that with the lack of forethought that doesn't develop until the early 20s, and the black bull horn, on a black bull, in a black background. Somebody's baby made an error of judgement, as a 14 year old, and is now dead.

What's with the kneejerk reaction to hate on and blame the child, almost as if to say the child deserved to die? Almost as to say Of COURSE you don't run in a large empty field out in front of a large publicly accessible museum, you're certainly going to die!


It took you till your twenties to learn not to run up to a large, metal object with sharp metal points?
Also, this wasn't a field, this was on a college campus. And usually, if a 14-year old is out running around on campus at 5 A.M. on a Saturday, it's a safe bet they didn't just come from early bible class.

not only that, but it is not hard to see by starlight or moonlight.



Especially on a weekend where the moon was the brightest it's been in years.
 
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