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(nydailynews.com)   Widow loses several fingertips when she mistakes a firecracker for a candle   (nydailynews.com) divider line 85
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2004-01-11 02:16:38 PM  
Uh-oh spaghettios!
 
2004-01-11 02:18:29 PM  
This is why you don't store candles and fireworks in the same place....I bet she wondered why the candle had "SUPER EXPLODING DIANAMITE STICK 5000!!" written all over it
 
2004-01-11 02:18:33 PM  
No offense to widows around, but is anyone with me when i say *coughasshatcough!*

/Surprised she didn't notice when the "wick" started hissing and sparking.
 
2004-01-11 02:19:33 PM  
darn those prankster grandkids
 
2004-01-11 02:20:05 PM  
Yet another reason NOT to hire Wile E. Coyote as your interior designer.
 
2004-01-11 02:20:23 PM  
Light a candle, curse the darkness simultaneously.
 
2004-01-11 02:22:06 PM  
Firecracker3'd!
 
2004-01-11 02:22:40 PM  
That is a serious firecracker. Set off car alarms outside on the street?? That sounds more like dynamite to me.
 
2004-01-11 02:22:53 PM  
A lot of the elderly don't see so well so a large firework may well appear to be a candle to them. As far as the "wick" sparking and sputtering, well, I'm guessing she probably thought "wtf?" for a second or two until it blew up. Seeing as how it set off car alarms it must have been kind of "candle-ish" in appearance.

Poor lady.
 
2004-01-11 02:22:56 PM  
yeah i'll call this woman an asshat, so what if she's a widow? does that give her the right to do stupid crap?
 
2004-01-11 02:23:03 PM  
"OH MY GOD!!! OH MY GOD NO!"

In some sick twisted way, that is kind of funny.
 
2004-01-11 02:23:24 PM  
That Albert, what a practical joker!
 
2004-01-11 02:24:04 PM  
A lot of the elderly don't see so well

After an explosion like that, she probably doesn't hear so well, either.
 
2004-01-11 02:24:46 PM  
Some folk'll never lose their fingers but then again some folk'll.
 
2004-01-11 02:25:38 PM  
Yep Joey JoJo Junior Shabadoo, I'd say it was at least a quarter stick of dynamite or better.

I too blame the grandkids.
 
2004-01-11 02:26:40 PM  
They don't call them "Lady Fingers" for nothing!

 
2004-01-11 02:26:56 PM  
Just a flesh wound.

 
2004-01-11 02:27:12 PM  
wait until your old and your eyes and ears don't work to well.

also you could read into the article that someone knew her routine and planted a explosive where she keeps her candles hoping for a much worse outcome.

as it is she could live out the remainder of her life in a nursing home because of this incident.

looks like someone was out to get rid of her.
for her apartment, her inheritance, whatever.
 
2004-01-11 02:27:26 PM  
Aww, poor lady!
 
2004-01-11 02:27:46 PM  
Brilliant display of humanity people. She was 86 years old. Christ, grow the fark up.
 
2004-01-11 02:28:19 PM  
I'm not sure mistaking a firecracker for a candle is much of an asshat thing to do. Especially when you're 86 and I'm sure sight and hearing is fairly impaired.
 
2004-01-11 02:28:51 PM  
In other news, a cat was entirely unharmed as a delinquent youth mistook a candle for a firecracker.
 
2004-01-11 02:29:39 PM  
wow. lots of people beating up on the little old lady in here.
 
2004-01-11 02:30:52 PM  
No eurytion, she did something wrong and it's our job as self-righteous farkers to endlessly mock and belittle her... at least until the story goes off the main page.

If we don't do it, who will?
 
2004-01-11 02:30:59 PM  

Brilliant display of humanity people. She was 86 years old. Christ, grow the fark up.


Grow a sense of humor! She's 86 and on her way out anyhow!
 
2004-01-11 02:31:03 PM  
As cynical as that sounds, Trik, some people pull some wacky shiat on their elderly parents/grandparents for money these days. Good thinking.
 
2004-01-11 02:31:43 PM  
"We're shocked," said neighbor Edward Scafidi, 46. "Nothing ever happens around here."

Check it out kids, something happened!
 
2004-01-11 02:33:51 PM  
"Everything is catching, yes, everything is catching on fire; everything is catching on fire..."

/obvious
 
2004-01-11 02:34:12 PM  
Light stick go boom
 
2004-01-11 02:35:05 PM  
Hubby's dead. I wonder who will be opening her ketchup bottles for her for the rest of her life?
 
2004-01-11 02:38:40 PM  
Note for grandkids - Use posion, its much more efficient and it works silently, some good o'l Ratkiller in her sugar should do the trick.
 
vjp
2004-01-11 02:39:57 PM  
aphexcoil3 has my vote for most twisted fark of the day.
 
2004-01-11 02:41:27 PM  
It's a shame she didn't mistake it for an ice lolly (read: popsicle). Cretin.
 
2004-01-11 02:43:29 PM  
she is really old.
 
2004-01-11 02:43:37 PM  
SlowTimedRapid:

hahaha, nice.
 
2004-01-11 02:44:34 PM  
I just discovered a strange new filter...
I'll have to experiment a bit more....
 
2004-01-11 02:45:32 PM  
Widow eh? Sounds like her fingers weren't the only thing she lost.
 
2004-01-11 02:45:44 PM  
I have the consolation of knowing that when I fall victim to an awful injury of my own misfalling, I'll amuse an entire generation of farkers for - at least - a few minutes.

Life is beautiful! Viva Fark!
 
2004-01-11 02:50:45 PM  
Let's see... 86 yr old lady living alone at 7AM mistakes firework for candle. I can see how that would happen. shiat, I can see myself at 27 doing the same damn thing at 7AM. The big question is how did the firework get there?!
 
2004-01-11 02:51:52 PM  
It's funny when people who are new to a forum complain about the forum contents.
 
2004-01-11 02:55:21 PM  
The same thing happened to Chester Copperpot.

/not really
 
2004-01-11 02:56:50 PM  
 
2004-01-11 02:58:00 PM  
I dont really think its that people are new. as much as just feeling compasion.

I work with a lot of old people and damn. I feel sorry for them and hope I never grow old.

fark will always be what it is. but you have to have both sides on the forums for it to truly be fark.
 
2004-01-11 03:02:35 PM  
I work with a lot of old people and damn. I feel sorry for them and hope I never grow old.

I bet you still vacuum them while they're sleeping though, right?
 
2004-01-11 03:06:35 PM  
I also feel sorry for the rest of us. we have to live with the rest of you.
 
2004-01-11 03:07:13 PM  


Those are what my candles look like too.
 
2004-01-11 03:11:58 PM  
-ericb45696

Old age doesn't necessarily mean becoming senile and feeble. If you keep yourself mentally and physically active you'll be in a hell of a lot better shape than if you just give up and let your brain die, as many do once they retire.
 
2004-01-11 03:16:12 PM  
true. I see a lot of sharp old coots who I get to know and really enjoy.
I do feel bad for the ones that for various old age reasons have been reduced to little children.

It makes me respect them for keeping on chugging in the face of it all.

I just dont wanna grow old and be that way.

like this story.
 
2004-01-11 03:16:46 PM  
It's BUSH's fault!
 
2004-01-11 03:17:28 PM  
It's a better story than how I lost my fingertip.
Got caught in the Hinge side of a slamming door.
Now I can tell kids like my fingerless hillbilly mentors told me "I lost it picking my nose".
 
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