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(BBC)   Michael Schumacher in critical condition after skiing accident. Authorities searching for mysterious figure with a racing helmet on dressed all in white seen leaving the area   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 80
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2013-12-29 06:19:46 PM  
Some say he has compound eyes, and that he's also wanted for the murder of Sonny Bono...
 
2013-12-29 06:20:32 PM  
Hopefully he has been treated in time. That's the critical thing with head injuries, as Natasha Richardson found out when she refused treatment after hitting her head skiing.
 
2013-12-29 06:22:37 PM  
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2013-12-29 06:25:13 PM  
That sucks. Hope he recovers.
 
2013-12-29 06:25:52 PM  
I wish the best for him and his family. After such a long career delighting many fans, it's tragic that he didn't get to enjoy much of a retirement.
 
2013-12-29 06:26:06 PM  

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2013-12-29 06:26:14 PM  
Any sponsors?
 
2013-12-29 06:31:10 PM  
Skiing officially more dangerous than piloting a giant combustible fuel container over 100 mph.
 
2013-12-29 06:31:47 PM  
Best wishes to him. Get well soon, Mr. Schumacher.
 
2013-12-29 06:33:16 PM  
Just like the German guy on GLP  predicted.

/Can't wait to hear the explanation
 
2013-12-29 06:33:34 PM  
Take care, Schumie.

(As I now rethink wearing a helmet when skiing isn't as dorky as I previously thought.)
 
2013-12-29 06:35:35 PM  

Triumph: Just like the German guy on GLP  predicted.

/Can't wait to hear the explanation


Godlike Productions? Wow I forgot about that site. I used to know the guy who owned it. Wonder if he still does. That guy is a mess.
 
2013-12-29 06:39:03 PM  

Confabulat: Godlike Productions? Wow I forgot about that site. I used to know the guy who owned it. Wonder if he still does. That guy is a mess.


You KNOW him? That site is hilarious. Wingnuttiest thing ever. Always entertaining. I think he's been trying to sell it for years.
 
2013-12-29 06:41:09 PM  

Triumph: Confabulat: Godlike Productions? Wow I forgot about that site. I used to know the guy who owned it. Wonder if he still does. That guy is a mess.

You KNOW him? That site is hilarious. Wingnuttiest thing ever. Always entertaining. I think he's been trying to sell it for years.


My brother used to work for him and even did an overnight radio show for GLP for awhile. My brother is incoherent on the best of days. And yeah, that guy is exactly what you'd imagine a guy who owns GLP to be. Large and drunk, mostly.
 
2013-12-29 06:41:22 PM  

Flint Ironstag: Hopefully he has been treated in time. That's the critical thing with head injuries, as Natasha Richardson found out when she refused treatment after hitting her head skiing.


One article I saw said he was on a helicopter within minutes of the accident.  That fast seems unlikely, but it's plausible he got to a center relatively quickly.
 
2013-12-29 06:42:01 PM  

kronicfeld: Skiing officially more dangerous than piloting a giant combustible fuel container over 100 mph.


But less dangerous than fishing.
 
2013-12-29 06:42:41 PM  

kronicfeld: Skiing officially more dangerous than piloting a giant combustible fuel container over 100 mph.


Skiing off-trail sure is.  Which is what he was doing.
 
2013-12-29 06:46:06 PM  

kronicfeld: Skiing officially more dangerous than piloting a giant combustible fuel container over 100 mph.


Especially when Todt's not around to order Rubens to take the fall.
 
2013-12-29 06:47:38 PM  
Some say his tears are made of antifreeze, and that he lubricates his skis with real baby oil...
 
2013-12-29 06:50:11 PM  
7'4" from Grenoble France......

/really I'm the only one to think that?
 
2013-12-29 06:52:57 PM  

kronicfeld: Skiing officially more dangerous than piloting a giant combustible fuel container over 100 mph.


For Schuey it may be that way. But I'm not sure if there are more skiers or current and former F1 drivers in the world to make a proper comparison.
 
2013-12-29 06:54:17 PM  

RocketRod: Take care, Schumie.

(As I now rethink wearing a helmet when skiing isn't as dorky as I previously thought.)


It gone from being the exception to being the rule. I've worn one for about 10 seasons.
 
2013-12-29 07:17:30 PM  
Just in time to make the "Notable Deaths of 2013" list.

...assuming he doesn't survive
 
2013-12-29 07:26:22 PM  
Was he trying to stop Alonso from getting a quicker run down the hill?

/good luck, Schumi.
 
2013-12-29 07:26:32 PM  

Hans Landa is suspicious of this story.


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2013-12-29 07:29:31 PM  
i1.mirror.co.uk

It's the most dangerous slope..........in the world.
 
2013-12-29 07:31:44 PM  

Bob Falfa: RocketRod: Take care, Schumie.

(As I now rethink wearing a helmet when skiing isn't as dorky as I previously thought.)

It gone from being the exception to being the rule. I've worn one for about 10 seasons.


Even the Snowboarders have been wearing them the last few seasons, and they're certifiably retarded in many countries.

Hope Schumacher pulls through.
 
2013-12-29 07:37:03 PM  
Schumie and Cher.
 
2013-12-29 07:37:06 PM  

robbrie: Just in time to make the "Notable Deaths of 2013" list.

...assuming he doesn't survive


I bet you're a joy at parties.
 
2013-12-29 07:43:37 PM  

RocketRod: Take care, Schumie.

(As I now rethink wearing a helmet when skiing isn't as dorky as I previously thought.)


The crazy thing is that he was wearing a helmet:   "Schumacher was wearing a helmet when he fell and hit his head against a rock, his manager Sabine Kehm said."  That must have been some fall.  Perhaps off the ski lift?
 
2013-12-29 07:45:18 PM  

Sliding Carp: Flint Ironstag: Hopefully he has been treated in time. That's the critical thing with head injuries, as Natasha Richardson found out when she refused treatment after hitting her head skiing.

One article I saw said he was on a helicopter within minutes of the accident.  That fast seems unlikely, but it's plausible he got to a center relatively quickly.


Did it say single-digit number of minutes?  Because 59 is technically a number of minutes.

/Heard he was wearing a helmet - must have been a hell of a wipe out.
//Hope he pulls through
 
2013-12-29 07:49:02 PM  

valkore: RocketRod: Take care, Schumie.

(As I now rethink wearing a helmet when skiing isn't as dorky as I previously thought.)

The crazy thing is that he was wearing a helmet:   "Schumacher was wearing a helmet when he fell and hit his head against a rock, his manager Sabine Kehm said."  That must have been some fall.  Perhaps off the ski lift?


Off-trail in the French Alps.  Could have been anything up to and including an entire farking mountain.
 
2013-12-29 07:54:52 PM  

valkore: RocketRod: Take care, Schumie.

(As I now rethink wearing a helmet when skiing isn't as dorky as I previously thought.)

The crazy thing is that he was wearing a helmet:   "Schumacher was wearing a helmet when he fell and hit his head against a rock, his manager Sabine Kehm said."  That must have been some fall.  Perhaps off the ski lift?


He was skiing out of bounds, which while fun can be very very dangerous.  I am unfamiliar with the mountain he was skiing on, but most out of bounds skiers do some cliff jumping, which would be the equivalent falling off a lift if you land wrong 50-60 foot cliffs are not uncommon.
 
2013-12-29 07:55:44 PM  
"He was skiing off-piste"

Teehee. Piste.

I have occasionally skied pissed-off, but never off-piste.
 
2013-12-29 08:06:06 PM  

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: Bob Falfa: RocketRod: Take care, Schumie.

(As I now rethink wearing a helmet when skiing isn't as dorky as I previously thought.)

It gone from being the exception to being the rule. I've worn one for about 10 seasons.

Even the Snowboarders have been wearing them the last few seasons, and they're certifiably retarded in many countries.

Hope Schumacher pulls through.


I started wearing one when I was learning snowboarding in 1999. Wearing one ever since. Skied for 27 years without one.
 
2013-12-29 08:13:02 PM  

robbrie: Just in time to make the "Notable Deaths of 2013" list.

...assuming he doesn't survive


BBC says his injuries aren't life threatening.
 
2013-12-29 08:20:07 PM  

digistil: robbrie: Just in time to make the "Notable Deaths of 2013" list.

...assuming he doesn't survive

BBC says his injuries aren't life threatening.


Where are you hearing this? BBC homepage calls him 'critical'.
Also, he could be a complete vegetable (but alive) and that could considered "Not life threatening"
 
2013-12-29 08:23:08 PM  
All this time, and I never suspected Gambon had a rubble area nearby.
 
2013-12-29 08:26:17 PM  

Bob Falfa: digistil: robbrie: Just in time to make the "Notable Deaths of 2013" list.

...assuming he doesn't survive

BBC says his injuries aren't life threatening.

Where are you hearing this? BBC homepage calls him 'critical'.
Also, he could be a complete vegetable (but alive) and that could considered "Not life threatening"


Read it on their news site early this morning.

Here's the updated page:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25545993
 
2013-12-29 08:26:46 PM  

TommyDeuce: Sliding Carp: Flint Ironstag: Hopefully he has been treated in time. That's the critical thing with head injuries, as Natasha Richardson found out when she refused treatment after hitting her head skiing.

One article I saw said he was on a helicopter within minutes of the accident.  That fast seems unlikely, but it's plausible he got to a center relatively quickly.

Did it say single-digit number of minutes?  Because 59 is technically a number of minutes.

/Heard he was wearing a helmet - must have been a hell of a wipe out.
//Hope he pulls through


The article I saw said 8.  That seems awfully fast to get patrol to him, evaluate, call for the airlift, and get the heli and him to someplace mutually reachable, but I've never skied over there, so maybe that's plausible.
 
2013-12-29 08:29:44 PM  

digistil: Bob Falfa: digistil: robbrie: Just in time to make the "Notable Deaths of 2013" list.

...assuming he doesn't survive

BBC says his injuries aren't life threatening.

Where are you hearing this? BBC homepage calls him 'critical'.
Also, he could be a complete vegetable (but alive) and that could considered "Not life threatening"

Read it on their news site early this morning.

Here's the updated page:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25545993


Yeah that wasn't the updated part, the life flight out was the updated part, don't forget Natasha Richardson(Liam's wife) was walking and talking fine before dying after suffering a similar fall.
 
2013-12-29 08:46:26 PM  
"Two dollars!"
 
2013-12-29 08:48:00 PM  

Bob Falfa: Elvis Presleys Death Throne: Bob Falfa: RocketRod: Take care, Schumie.

(As I now rethink wearing a helmet when skiing isn't as dorky as I previously thought.)

It gone from being the exception to being the rule. I've worn one for about 10 seasons.

Even the Snowboarders have been wearing them the last few seasons, and they're certifiably retarded in many countries.

Hope Schumacher pulls through.

I started wearing one when I was learning snowboarding in 1999. Wearing one ever since. Skied for 27 years without one.



Snowboarded from 1995 until 2007 without a helmet, without incident, because I never set foot in a damn terrain park.  The first time I went into a terrain park and tried to "50/50 a funbox" (I'm 34 years old, and I really shouldn't be saying shiat like that) my board slid right out from under me, and I hit my head.  Been wearing a helmet ever since.

Fark terrain parks.

Also fark this "winter" we're having in upstate NY.  Upper 30s and rain, wheeeeee.
 
2013-12-29 08:50:39 PM  

Bob Falfa: Elvis Presleys Death Throne: Bob Falfa: RocketRod: Take care, Schumie.

(As I now rethink wearing a helmet when skiing isn't as dorky as I previously thought.)

It gone from being the exception to being the rule. I've worn one for about 10 seasons.

Even the Snowboarders have been wearing them the last few seasons, and they're certifiably retarded in many countries.

Hope Schumacher pulls through.

I started wearing one when I was learning snowboarding in 1999. Wearing one ever since. Skied for 27 years without one.


I've had the same Boeri helmet since I was 14 (29 now).  I feel absolutely naked without it.
 
2013-12-29 08:52:20 PM  

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Bo Knows?

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2013-12-29 08:53:43 PM  
Can't believe this shiat. No way this legend is gonna go out like this.

Hope he pulls through and fully recovers.
 
2013-12-29 09:00:59 PM  

Longtime Lurker: Bob Falfa: Elvis Presleys Death Throne: Bob Falfa: RocketRod: Take care, Schumie.

(As I now rethink wearing a helmet when skiing isn't as dorky as I previously thought.)

It gone from being the exception to being the rule. I've worn one for about 10 seasons.

Even the Snowboarders have been wearing them the last few seasons, and they're certifiably retarded in many countries.

Hope Schumacher pulls through.

I started wearing one when I was learning snowboarding in 1999. Wearing one ever since. Skied for 27 years without one.

I've had the same Boeri helmet since I was 14 (29 now).  I feel absolutely naked without it.


Dude, helmets wear out. Padding gets compressed and bacteria grow in there. Treat yourself to a new helmet. I just did last year and what a difference all those years makes. Progress!

Plus, my new one is made to integrate with my goggles (same brand) and the fit is amazing. So comfortable & seamless.
 
2013-12-29 09:03:21 PM  

RocketRod: Take care, Schumie.

(As I now rethink wearing a helmet when skiing isn't as dorky as I previously thought.)


As a member of the ski patrol, they aren't dorky... and they're far warmer than a toque.
 
2013-12-29 09:32:48 PM  
I was streaming either BBC or Radio Australia last night when the first reports came in. They said that it had to be minor since he was airlifted to a local hospital, not a regional center where surgery was common. I am so sorry to hear they were wrong.
 
2013-12-29 09:41:32 PM  
There are 2 kinds of intracranial bleeds, eidural and subdural. Natasha Richardson had an epidual bleed and when she rejected the ambulance it pressured her entire brain onto her brainstem in what's called a herniation and she died. Sarah Burke the Canadian woman Olympian who had the half pipe accident and died in Utah in 2011had a subdural bleed from a ruptured vertebral artery and was essentially dead on impact. If he was walking and talking then it's most likely he had an epidural bleed and if he didn't herniate he should survive. The fact that he was transferred from one hospital to another is worrisome.
 
2013-12-29 09:57:33 PM  
Off piste != out of bounds, just off trail, at least the way I've usually heard it used... which can also be dangerous, too, of course.

That said, head-rock collisions are rarely a good thing, inbounds or out of bounds.

Good luck, you inhumanly fast bastid.

/ pro'ly dodged a few, skiing helmetless many moons ago
// miss having knees that worked well
 
2013-12-29 10:16:47 PM  

FrancoFile: valkore: RocketRod: Take care, Schumie.

(As I now rethink wearing a helmet when skiing isn't as dorky as I previously thought.)

The crazy thing is that he was wearing a helmet:   "Schumacher was wearing a helmet when he fell and hit his head against a rock, his manager Sabine Kehm said."  That must have been some fall.  Perhaps off the ski lift?

Off-trail in the French Alps.  Could have been anything up to and including an entire farking mountain.


A helmet reduces risk of serious injury, it doesnt completly prevent it.
 
2013-12-29 10:21:37 PM  

steamingpile: 7'4" from Grenoble France......

/really I'm the only one to think that?


Fezzik?
 
2013-12-29 10:38:31 PM  

mcmnky: Confabulat: [bp0.blogger.com image 300x363]

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Bo Knows?


That doesn't count.

Everyone knows "BO has got DAT air thing" that keeps him from being a snow-covered ping-pong ball.
 
2013-12-29 11:44:11 PM  

OscarTamerz: There are 2 kinds of intracranial bleeds, eidural and subdural. Natasha Richardson had an epidual bleed and when she rejected the ambulance it pressured her entire brain onto her brainstem in what's called a herniation and she died. Sarah Burke the Canadian woman Olympian who had the half pipe accident and died in Utah in 2011had a subdural bleed from a ruptured vertebral artery and was essentially dead on impact. If he was walking and talking then it's most likely he had an epidural bleed and if he didn't herniate he should survive. The fact that he was transferred from one hospital to another is worrisome.


Well she was fine immediately after, like Schumacher was and then waved off paramedics then died hours later after being back at the hotel. Its farked up how the brain works but one thing I have learned after my concussion is you don't fark around when it comes to your brain. Go to the farking hospital.
 
2013-12-30 12:04:17 AM  

JohnAnnArbor: "Two dollars!"


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-30 12:23:30 AM  
Unavailable for comment, but I would like to add "Never, ever, ever, ski off-piste at a resort."

media3.s-nbcnews.com
 
2013-12-30 01:03:10 AM  

steamingpile: OscarTamerz: There are 2 kinds of intracranial bleeds, eidural and subdural. Natasha Richardson had an epidual bleed and when she rejected the ambulance it pressured her entire brain onto her brainstem in what's called a herniation and she died. Sarah Burke the Canadian woman Olympian who had the half pipe accident and died in Utah in 2011had a subdural bleed from a ruptured vertebral artery and was essentially dead on impact. If he was walking and talking then it's most likely he had an epidural bleed and if he didn't herniate he should survive. The fact that he was transferred from one hospital to another is worrisome.

Well she was fine immediately after, like Schumacher was and then waved off paramedics then died hours later after being back at the hotel. Its farked up how the brain works but one thing I have learned after my concussion is you don't fark around when it comes to your brain. Go to the farking hospital.


And make sure that they actually check you out properly when you go to the emergency room. With both of my sister's concussions she and my parents had to demand a scan, the ER was going to send her home even though it should be common knowledge that brain bleeds can be so slow that by the time you start showing symptoms it could be too late. Fortunately she was fine both times (well, the first one might be what gave her epilepsy and the second one made her eyes stop working together properly). but the ER would have sent her home without checking before there was even time for symptoms to develop in a Natasha Richardson scenario.

My one cousin lost one of her kids because the little neighbor kid hit him in the head with a board. They checked him over, thought he was fine, watched him all day and there were no signs of a problem. They found him dead the next morning. They were told that even if they'd have taken him to the doctor, given the very long time frame, there was no way anyone would have caught it before it was too late without a CT scan (which the hospital wouldn't have automatically done anyway).
 
2013-12-30 01:36:13 AM  
As much as I hated him as a kid, first for punting Damon off, all the team orders and then for steamrolling everybody for all those years on the trot: Get well soon bloke. Like seriously. The sport needs its elder statesman's.

/very easy to put in a snark, but I simply can't type it
//Get well soon....go for win #92!
 
2013-12-30 05:53:23 AM  
fc03.deviantart.net
Wanted for questioning.
 
2013-12-30 08:19:08 AM  
for you farkers who don't know how big a sports hero he is, imagine this happening to michael jordan or payton manning.

/get well, schumi
 
2013-12-30 08:24:43 AM  

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Never go full Sonny Bono
 
2013-12-30 08:56:40 AM  
One of the greatest in F1 history.  I used to root against him because he won too damn much but there's no denying he's one of the best.  I hope he has a speedy recovery.

Come on, Michael!  You can beat this!   All thoughts to you and Corinna and family!
 
2013-12-30 09:38:04 AM  

FlashHarry: for you farkers who don't know how big a sports hero he is, imagine this happening to michael jordan or payton manning.

/get well, schumi


He's way bigger than Manning globally.
 
2013-12-30 09:40:21 AM  

the biggest redneck here: FlashHarry: for you farkers who don't know how big a sports hero he is, imagine this happening to michael jordan or payton manning.

/get well, schumi

He's way bigger than Manning globally.


i know. i was trying to translate his popularity for an american audience. perhaps it would be as if peyton manning AND michael jordan were both hovering near death after running into each other on the ski slopes.
 
2013-12-30 09:56:55 AM  

FrancoFile: valkore: RocketRod: Take care, Schumie.

(As I now rethink wearing a helmet when skiing isn't as dorky as I previously thought.)

The crazy thing is that he was wearing a helmet:   "Schumacher was wearing a helmet when he fell and hit his head against a rock, his manager Sabine Kehm said."  That must have been some fall.  Perhaps off the ski lift?

Off-trail in the French Alps.  Could have been anything up to and including an entire farking mountain.


According to BBC, this was the area they were skiing in:

"The 44-year-old German was skiing off-piste with his teenage son when he fell and hit his head on a rock.

news.bbcimg.co.uk

The accident happened lower down the slope of the 'Dent de Burgin' peak"
 
2013-12-30 10:31:28 AM  
i have skied off-piste in the french alps. it's dangerous as hell.
 
2013-12-30 11:57:18 AM  
Why is this under the sports tab?
 
2013-12-30 12:00:01 PM  

spawn73: Why is this under the sports tab?


Probably because he is the most famous race driver in history.
 
2013-12-30 12:40:06 PM  

RocketRod: Take care, Schumie.

(As I now rethink wearing a helmet when skiing isn't as dorky as I previously thought.)


he WAS wearing a helmet i thought - still got this injured. must have really been hauling

/dnrtfa
/just started wearing a helmet while skiing after 15+ years.  won't ski without it now
/get better stig
 
2013-12-30 12:44:30 PM  

limeyfellow: spawn73: Why is this under the sports tab?

Probably because he is the most famous race driver in history.


Yeah, so why isn't it in the main tab?

IMHO the sports tab is for sports results and such.

/Ayrton Senna
 
2013-12-30 02:03:40 PM  
Update. He is in a Coma. Not medically induced... not good news.
 
2013-12-30 02:19:45 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Update. He is in a Coma.


No he's not. He's in a bed.

/sheesh, the joint's haunted
 
2013-12-30 02:56:19 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Update. He is in a Coma. Not medically induced... not good news.


Interesting (but not in a good way).  I had read that he was in a medically induced coma to bring the swelling down.

I seriously hope he pulls through.  I couldn't stand him for a while (mainly when he was battling Jacques Villeneuve) but I have nothing but respect for the man.  There are far too living legends in F1.
 
2013-12-30 03:55:17 PM  
Hang in there 'stig'
 
2013-12-30 04:16:05 PM  

FlashHarry: for you farkers who don't know how big a sports hero he is, imagine this happening to michael jordan or payton manning.

/get well, schumi


or Martin Grammatica
 
2013-12-30 04:37:12 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Update. He is in a Coma. Not medically induced... not good news.


Says here that he arrived in a natural (for lack of a better word) coma, but now it's being medically induced.

/ Hoping for a recovery
 
2013-12-30 05:51:13 PM  

FlashHarry: for you farkers who don't know how big a sports hero he is, imagine this happening to michael jordan or payton manning.


Who or who?
 
2013-12-30 05:57:52 PM  

All Latest: FlashHarry: for you farkers who don't know how big a sports hero he is, imagine this happening to michael jordan or payton manning.

Who or who?


He meant Kyle Orton or Christian Laetner.
 
2013-12-30 06:08:39 PM  

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Wanted for questioning.


Stupid, sexy Schumi.
 
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