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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 12
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2013-06-25 01:48:52 AM  
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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 01:46:01 AM  
2 votes:
"when the horn pierced his chest."

No, no, the horn is inanimate, his chest bloodied the horn.
2013-06-25 01:36:09 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-06-25 01:07:02 PM  
1 votes:

stoli n coke: 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.


So, are you saying the 14 year old child certainly deserved to be impaled to death, because the field wasn't a field, and the bull might be easy to see in the moonlight?
2013-06-25 08:01:06 AM  
1 votes:

Kiwimann: 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.



Playing hide and seek at 14, unless your playing it with a younger sibling, is kind of weird.
Plus, the "hide and seek" story sounds like BS. As many people have pointed out, the area surrounding the bull is an empty field. Do you see a lot of hiding places in an empty field?

That story is likely just what his friends told the campus cops.
2013-06-25 07:54:16 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-06-25 07:41:16 AM  
1 votes:

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 07:26:46 AM  
1 votes:

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 07:11:53 AM  
1 votes:
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 05:32:17 AM  
1 votes:

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.


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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 01:48:37 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:46:05 AM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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