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(Yahoo)   Your driverless car, with your kids inside, is rolling backwards into traffic. Do you A) open the door and pull the emergency brake, B) run down to stop traffic before the car gets hit, or C) lay down behind your car "like a speed-bump" to stop it?   (gma.yahoo.com) divider line 95
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2014-03-18 08:05:07 PM
"We've seen something like this before," he said. "It is an unfortunate accident and somehow her car wasn't in gear."

Not in gear (presume it's a stick shift) and no parking brake.  Uuuum, was the "DUMBASS" tag in the ICU or something?
 
2014-03-18 08:08:03 PM
At least it was a driverless car.
 
2014-03-18 08:08:58 PM
Brace yourself for the Asian driver jokes.
 
2014-03-18 08:17:48 PM
Lawrence, Mass.

Explains it all.
 
2014-03-18 08:22:08 PM
"I don't consider myself a hero," she said.

it's unanimous!

I was thinking more along the lines of "dipsh*t" or "f*cktard"
 
2014-03-18 08:27:16 PM
"SO close........"

i98.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-18 08:30:26 PM
If you reach in to the open window when your car is rolling backwards and can only turn the wheel, make sure to turn it counterclockwise so you don't get run over.
 
2014-03-18 08:45:26 PM
FTFA: "It seems like when things are going too well, something bad will happen."

Translation: "It seems like when things are going too well, I'll find a way to fark things up just to keep things interesting."

calbert: "I don't consider myself a hero," she said.

it's unanimous!

I was thinking more along the lines of "dipsh*t" or "f*cktard"


i262.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-18 08:46:36 PM
What's fun to do at a three lane stop light. Is have a friend in another car..then you go to either side of the middle car and put your cars in reverse and just kinda slowly roll back.

They think they're going forward and scramble for the emergency break.

Well...maybe not that FUN...but it's something to do..okay...it's farken stupid. Stop looking at me like that.
 
2014-03-18 08:54:32 PM
My grandmother used to live on a steep hill.

My mom parked her car on the street in front of her house but didn't lock the doors. I was about 6, my sister about 3. We got in the car to play "drive." I somehow shifted the car into neutral, and gravity took over. Thank heavens the neighbor's brand new pick up truck two houses down stopped the car before we picked up significant speed. We were uninjured. Well, at least my sister was. My injuries came from the beating I got from my grandma afterwords...

/CSS
//still traumatic
 
2014-03-18 09:37:18 PM

optikeye: What's fun to do at a three lane stop light. Is have a friend in another car..then you go to either side of the middle car and put your cars in reverse and just kinda slowly roll back.

They think they're going forward and scramble for the emergency break.

Well...maybe not that FUN...but it's something to do..okay...it's farken stupid. Stop looking at me like that.


That happened to me once when I had a big panel truck next to me. It began rolling backwards and I instinctively started hammering on my brake pedal.
 
2014-03-18 09:55:26 PM
My buddy washed out of Navy flight school when he was sitting in his trainer on the deck of the training carrier, and the plane next to him started rolling forward. He thought he was rolling backwards, off the edge of the deck. He said eject, eject, eject, and pulled the handle. The helo had to fish him out of the Gulf of Mexico. Flight career: over. He became a radar officer in the back of an E2C, did the minimum, and left the Navy the first day he could.
 
2014-03-18 10:12:06 PM
I thought driverless cars were from the future. Are we in the future already? I wasn't paying attention.
 
2014-03-18 10:27:04 PM
And she wasn't ticketed for failing to secure her vehicle?

What is this country coming to?
 
2014-03-18 10:27:14 PM
depends if I am A) Stupid, B) From Florida, or C) All of the above.
 
2014-03-18 10:27:52 PM
Did it work?
 
2014-03-18 10:30:48 PM

Warthog: My buddy washed out of Navy flight school when he was sitting in his trainer on the deck of the training carrier, and the plane next to him started rolling forward. He thought he was rolling backwards, off the edge of the deck. He said eject, eject, eject, and pulled the handle. The helo had to fish him out of the Gulf of Mexico. Flight career: over. He became a radar officer in the back of an E2C, did the minimum, and left the Navy the first day he could.


Ok, that sounds awful, but the image of him ejecting because he thought he was going backwards made me LOL. I hope your friend has developed a sense of humor about it now.
 
2014-03-18 10:31:20 PM
Where's Adele when you need her?
 
2014-03-18 10:32:02 PM

C18H27NO3: Did it work?


Sure did: "'I crushed my knee, injured my hips and dislocated a shoulder,' she said."
 
2014-03-18 10:38:52 PM
She said to the neighbor, who was apparently inside the car, "just get my kids out safely"?

Well, ok that's easy. Anything else? OK, see ya later.
 
2014-03-18 10:45:27 PM
...if you're a momma possum
 
2014-03-18 10:45:39 PM

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: C18H27NO3: Did it work?

Sure did: "'I crushed my knee, injured my hips and dislocated a shoulder,' she said."


I used to be an adventurer until I took a car to the knee
 
2014-03-18 10:47:35 PM
Makes about as much sense as trying to stop a chain saw with your hands.

Or trying to muffle the sound of a firecracker by sitting on it.
 
2014-03-18 10:48:31 PM

Warthog: My buddy washed out of Navy flight school when he was sitting in his trainer on the deck of the training carrier, and the plane next to him started rolling forward. He thought he was rolling backwards, off the edge of the deck. He said eject, eject, eject, and pulled the handle. The helo had to fish him out of the Gulf of Mexico. Flight career: over. He became a radar officer in the back of an E2C, did the minimum, and left the Navy the first day he could.


Did this happen on the USS Lexington around 1983 or so?
 
2014-03-18 10:48:39 PM
D) Ghost ride da' whip
 
2014-03-18 10:48:49 PM
"I do consider myself a hero," she said. "I am not just a mother."

/WOW
 
2014-03-18 10:51:02 PM

C18H27NO3: Did it work?


Yeah it did.

I'm glad for her. I laughed hard wheni read the headline. But reading made me feel for a scared mom. Glad it worked out.
 
2014-03-18 10:51:38 PM
Jesus christ, and she just got out of a shelter. I'm guessing the we all are going to have to pay for her medical bills. I vote to let her die as Darwin intended. Anyone else? If we can get 51%, we can pull the plug and boot her out of the hospital. That's democracy, right?
 
2014-03-18 10:51:48 PM

Acidicnads: "I do consider myself a hero," she said. "I am not just a mother."

/WOW


She said that?
 
2014-03-18 10:52:29 PM
Nope she did not :(
 
2014-03-18 10:56:12 PM
FTA: Mindy Tran

/oblig
 
2014-03-18 10:56:22 PM

hervatski: Nope she did not :(

rickroll.jpeg

 
2014-03-18 10:57:23 PM
D.) Run away and hope no one saw me pushing.
 
2014-03-18 10:57:45 PM
No parking brake?

/I always use mine
//always
 
2014-03-18 10:59:26 PM
"My neighbor jumped in and he asked what I wanted them to do," she said. "I said make sure my daughter's got out of the car safely."

What item that belonged to her daughter did she want safely out of the car?
 
2014-03-18 11:01:54 PM
There's a kind of sympathetic magic which gets reinforced by cinema and by the folklore of a certain popular western European distaff of Judaism that says that sacrifice == salvation. Reality says taking care in the first place and not multiplying the body count through your actions, no matter how selfless, is way better.
 
2014-03-18 11:02:29 PM

two towns over: FTA: Mindy Tran

/oblig


you got a problem with trans people?
 
2014-03-18 11:02:40 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Lawrence, Mass.

Explains it all.


I live in Haverhill, I would have expected that around here.
 
2014-03-18 11:03:19 PM
"I said make sure my daughter's got out of the car safely."

You want me to make sure the "got out of the car safely" belonging to your daughter does what? C'mon, this is an emergency!
 
2014-03-18 11:04:57 PM

stonelotus: two towns over: FTA: Mindy Tran

/oblig

you got a problem with trans people?


I think, more likely, tran's people.
 
2014-03-18 11:09:12 PM

SomethingToDo: There's a kind of sympathetic magic which gets reinforced by cinema and by the folklore of a certain popular western European distaff of Judaism that says that sacrifice == salvation. Reality says taking care in the first place and not multiplying the body count through your actions, no matter how selfless, is way better.

However the sacrifice is brought by scrupulous burdening under the weight of salvation and the haughty folklore riding like a traveling orchestra monkey in the throws of  menopause == insanity. In the spirit of the the great melodic kamikaze apes hence whom whence came before, a crazy Asian lady, no matter how sharpe the knees, is solid gold dude.

/Solid Gold

 
2014-03-18 11:09:53 PM
If the car was actually intended to be a driverless car, this might have even worked.
 
2014-03-18 11:10:58 PM

bborchar: No parking brake?

/I always use mine
//always


Probably most people who live in cities amongst hills and mountains do.

/or should
 
2014-03-18 11:11:57 PM
Where do I get me one of them driverless cars?

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2014-03-18 11:17:58 PM

LordOfThePings: "I said make sure my daughter's got out of the car safely."

You want me to make sure the "got out of the car safely" belonging to your daughter does what? C'mon, this is an emergency!


You haven't noticed people using contractions for "X has"? I know it ain't what they taught in school, but perhaps ya should learn yourself about dialects and that there vernacular.
 
2014-03-18 11:26:30 PM

Tr0mBoNe: If you reach in to the open window when your car is rolling backwards and can only turn the wheel, make sure to turn it counterclockwise so you don't get run over.


Filed, for hopefully never
 
2014-03-18 11:26:41 PM

SecretAgentWoman: My grandmother used to live on a steep hill.

My mom parked her car on the street in front of her house but didn't lock the doors. I was about 6, my sister about 3. We got in the car to play "drive." I somehow shifted the car into neutral, and gravity took over. Thank heavens the neighbor's brand new pick up truck two houses down stopped the car before we picked up significant speed. We were uninjured. Well, at least my sister was. My injuries came from the beating I got from my grandma afterwords...

/CSS
//still traumatic


I managed to pull a similar stunt prior to the age of 3 with the added bonus of sneaking out of the house to get to the car. Then I jumped out of the car once it started rolling. Of the headline options, my dad chose option A , because he thinks pretty well under pressure. I clearly missed my calling as a stunt double.
 
2014-03-18 11:27:57 PM

Acidicnads: SomethingToDo: There's a kind of sympathetic magic which gets reinforced by cinema and by the folklore of a certain popular western European distaff of Judaism that says that sacrifice == salvation. Reality says taking care in the first place and not multiplying the body count through your actions, no matter how selfless, is way better.

However the sacrifice is brought by scrupulous burdening under the weight of salvation and the haughty folklore riding like a traveling orchestra monkey in the throws of  menopause == insanity. In the spirit of the the great melodic kamikaze apes hence whom whence came before, a crazy Asian lady, no matter how sharpe the knees, is solid gold dude.

/Solid Gold


Do not think that I am not of noticing you are having the laughter o l at the expense of my obtuse garrulity.
 
2014-03-18 11:30:06 PM
She did something pretty stupid in response to her own stupid mistake..

HOWEVER

She did something. Many people stand flapping and screaming and dont do anything so she kind of wins.
 
2014-03-18 11:31:07 PM
If I were ever in that situation in a Groundhog Day-kind of way I don't think any of the outcomes would ever be B.
 
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