TheHighlandHowler: There was no way of knowing that it was a bad treeThat's when I stopped reading.
eas81: I will stick to my good ole fashioned fun!!![wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net image 630x472]
Brakefornobody: Worked for a liability insurer a couple of years ago, and zip-liners were only one of two businesses that were an automatic no-go, and that was pretty much industry standard. They're very tough to get policies for.
theorellior: All you Fark Libs hating on a bootstrappy small business owner who was trying to innovate without the heavy thumb of government regulation on his neck.
DrBrownCow: They mentioned the pine tree was 30 feet tall, but that doesn't mean jack squat if it is two feet in circumference.
destry: I'm trying to figure out some way that this is related to the article, but can't. Can you illuminate?
eas81: I will stick to my good ole fashioned fun!!![jarts.jpg]
Dahnkster: eas81: I will stick to my good ole fashioned fun!!![jarts.jpg][www.knifeforums.com image 500x392]CSB We were playing with Jarts as kids. Launching them one day with a bicycle innertube and a piece of aluminum awning that we had fabricated into a makeshift ballista, (Think black arrow launching at Hobbitses dragons) in order to see how high we could make them go. Well, of course 'what goes up, must come down' and sure enough it came down right into the head of one of my older playmates. Fortunately the jart did not enter his cranium or even penetrate his skull. It had in fact only broken the scalp and lodged above his ear. Those Jarts did not have a particularly sharp point, but this one's mark was true. The metal tip stretched the skin away from the skull and bled profusely when his dad pulled it out. I will never forget that day, because one kid cried and screamed over and over that we'd 'killed him' and his little brother (that had two toes grown together) peed his pants.
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Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Brakefornobody: Worked for a liability insurer a couple of years ago, and zip-liners were only one of two businesses that were an automatic no-go, and that was pretty much industry standard. They're very tough to get policies for.My younger sister had her prom last year and mom and dad were on the post-prom committee. Farkstick parents wanted a mechanical bull and a zipline because both of those are what the kids wanted. This was a Catholic school, and dad had the sense to call the Bishop's office instead of pounding his head against the wall.For some reason, high school kids and unsupervised physical activities in an environment where the school and diocese is directly liable is a bad thing.
The Musky Scent Of Recent Male Completion: here in New Zealand it's common to have these things on playgrounds. There are two within a ten minute drive that are over 100 feet long and start from a platform six or seven feet high. These are fully open to the public 24/7 and oddly nobody has died on them.Their existence has a lot to do with the fact that you can't sue someone for damages here. If you get hurt, the government pays to stitch you back up again, even if you need to spend the rest of your life in a wheelchair. I just sliced my finger open with a chisel last week and the six stitches and two follow up appointments cost me a total of SEVEN dollars, including a course of antibiotics and a tetanus booster. I hate to think what that would have cost me when I lived in the States, even WITH health insurance.
DarkVader: That's only partially sarcasm. While I do think sex is an appropriate post-prom activity, the zipline and mechanical bull sound like they would have been fun pre-sex activities. Your dad is the farkstick stick in the mud.
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