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(Patch)   Not news: guy gives a friend a ride from Arizona to Michigan. News: somewhere in Texas, she, um, dies. Fark: he keeps going. For two days. To Michigan   (troy.patch.com) divider line 63
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2014-06-04 06:12:38 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

I'm pretty sure I've seen this movie before.
 
2014-06-04 08:07:48 PM  
www.imcdb.org
 
2014-06-04 08:12:09 PM  
Done in one
 
Skr
2014-06-04 09:33:46 PM  
Article says in passing that guy was also driving his mother to Michigan. Does that mean there was another person in the car with him and the corpse? Also kinda wonder if the dead person knew they were dying and wanted one last road trip.
 
2014-06-04 09:34:31 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-04 09:36:20 PM  
To be fair, his truck was loaded with five-cent returnable bottles. Any more time and he'd blow his margins on gasoline and hotel rooms.
 
2014-06-04 09:37:04 PM  
I though it was a Hank Williams Sr kinda thing, but he was just being practical. If he'd stopped he would have to deal with small town hospital, cops, funeral services, and probably a few days in a fleabag motel. Now he's got a clean bill from the autopsy, and no one knows where she actually died.
 
2014-06-04 09:39:33 PM  
Was that wrong? Should I have not done that?
 
2014-06-04 09:41:50 PM  
Article says she succumbed.Does that mean she tried to swallow and choked to death?  Inquiring minds want to know.
 
2014-06-04 09:52:10 PM  

Prey4reign: Article says she succumbed.Does that mean she tried to swallow and choked to death?  Inquiring minds want to know.


Actually it said this: "The dead woman, who is from Roseville and had been receiving medical treatment in Arizona, reportedly got a phone call from a health-care provider after she succummed."

So, yes.
 
2014-06-04 09:58:35 PM  

Prey4reign: Article says she succumbed. succummed. Does that mean she tried to swallow and choked to death?  Inquiring minds want to know.


Machines fixing things for you? That's a shame. But you got a point.
 
2014-06-04 10:01:44 PM  
Great movie.  Pokey Jones, what a character.

JasonOfOrillia: [img.fark.net image 589x335]

 
2014-06-04 10:03:18 PM  
www.adweek.com
 
2014-06-04 10:04:36 PM  
deneonesypalmeras.files.wordpress.com
These guys are not impressed...
 
2014-06-04 10:09:53 PM  

HideMonkey: Prey4reign: Article says she succumbed. succummed. Does that mean she tried to swallow and choked to death?  Inquiring minds want to know.

Machines fixing things for you? That's a shame. But you got a point.


Damn you, autocorrect!
 
2014-06-04 10:19:56 PM  
I'd rather die than go to Michigan too
 
2014-06-04 10:26:52 PM  
Another article with a video interview: WDIV

The woman was the guy's girlfriend.  The guy's 93 year old mother was in the back seat.  Mother is apparently alive.
 
2014-06-04 10:33:00 PM  
To be fair, there's no way I would stop in Texas to try to explain the circumstances to their law enforcement.
 
2014-06-04 10:34:30 PM  
Two days.

In Texas. In the summer.

I cannot even imagine how that smelled by the time they reached Oklahoma.
 
2014-06-04 10:35:36 PM  
At least she wasn't back-seat driving.
 
2014-06-04 10:39:21 PM  
I took long trips with my ex and this never happened.

/damnit
 
2014-06-04 10:54:16 PM  
"the person you foresee as being dead, may not be dead yet" I foresee you farkers as being dead. Are you dead yet?
 
2014-06-04 11:04:36 PM  

Billy Bathsalt: Prey4reign: Article says she succumbed.Does that mean she tried to swallow and choked to death?  Inquiring minds want to know.

Actually it said this: "The dead woman, who is from Roseville and had been receiving medical treatment in Arizona, reportedly got a phone call from a health-care provider after she succummed."

So, yes.


Particularly gruesome, as it was his mom.
 
2014-06-04 11:05:52 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Two days.

In Texas. In the summer.

I cannot even imagine how that smelled by the time they reached Oklahoma.


Like a two-day-old corpse in the passenger seat. Sun-warmed, gamy, wrinkly, pale, slowly starting the process from meatbag to big pink raisin.
 
2014-06-04 11:10:50 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-04 11:11:56 PM  

snowkilts: Another article with a video interview: WDIV

The woman was the guy's girlfriend.  The guy's 93 year old mother was in the back seat.  Mother is apparently alive.


nice van. hope they can get the dead person stink out.
 
2014-06-04 11:17:58 PM  
Some time in the 1970s National Lampoon had a story about a vacation where everything went wrong including some aunt that died on a road trip to "Wally World". I know they made a movie out of it because I saw it some time in the '80s.

/I wasn't born in this century.
 
2014-06-04 11:31:20 PM  

iheartscotch: Was that wrong? Should I have not done that?


My exact thoughts when reading the headline...
/fistbump
//come on, fistbump
///you know you want to
 
2014-06-04 11:32:19 PM  

Kevin72: Some time in the 1970s National Lampoon had a story about a vacation where everything went wrong including some aunt that died on a road trip to "Wally World". I know they made a movie out of it because I saw it some time in the '80s.

/I wasn't born in this century.


I never saw it, but I think it was called The Shining.
 
2014-06-04 11:33:23 PM  
"Because there's always a possibility that you foresee them as dead but they may not be."

i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-04 11:35:26 PM  

Kevin72: Some time in the 1970s National Lampoon had a story about a vacation where everything went wrong including some aunt that died on a road trip to "Wally World". I know they made a movie out of it because I saw it some time in the '80s.

/I wasn't born in this century.


Was the film of much amusement for you? Did laughter of varying degrees come forth from your mouth? I know that it produced much merriment for myself!
 
2014-06-04 11:40:20 PM  

Carousel Beast: To be fair, there's no way I would stop in Texas to try to explain the circumstances to their law enforcement.


You all remember that story about the elderly Canadian couple who were road-tripping in the US, and the wife died on the way home? The husband got stopped at the border by the guards who noticed that his wife was, uh, dead. The man seemed kind of confused and was unable or unwilling to say when she'd died. He was just taking her home.

It was a pretty sad story. He even got a kind reception from Farkers, who were mostly saying, "Just let the poor man take his wife home!"
 
2014-06-04 11:52:21 PM  
Does a NY to LA flight stop in Chicago because someone dies?  Nope, they just prop em up and keep going.  I don't see a problem here, dead is dead and seems like this group had a good idea the end was coming.  Gruesome, but the alternative:  $$$ for the ambulance, $$$ for the coroner, $$$ for the county, $$$ for the paperwork, $$$ to ship the body...
 
2014-06-04 11:57:43 PM  

whosits_112: Kevin72: Some time in the 1970s National Lampoon had a story about a vacation where everything went wrong including some aunt that died on a road trip to "Wally World". I know they made a movie out of it because I saw it some time in the '80s.

/I wasn't born in this century.

Was the film of much amusement for you? Did laughter of varying degrees come forth from your mouth? I know that it produced much merriment for myself!


Sorry for droning and giving just the facts. I was thoroughly amused reading the National Lampoon article in real time. The thing is.....I saw the movie with a girlfriend at the time....I knew what was going to happen to the old aunt because I had read the original.....on the other hand I especially liked the twists that weren't in the original like getting lost in the bad neighborhood of St. Louis......
 
2014-06-05 12:09:40 AM  

ChrisDe: To be fair, his truck was loaded with five-cent returnable bottles. Any more time and he'd blow his margins on gasoline and hotel rooms.


That's ten cents and they don't expire, unlike the passenger.  However, old guys don't like to stop for nothing, except their bladders.
 
2014-06-05 12:31:23 AM  

cryinoutloud: Carousel Beast: To be fair, there's no way I would stop in Texas to try to explain the circumstances to their law enforcement.

You all remember that story about the elderly Canadian couple who were road-tripping in the US, and the wife died on the way home? The husband got stopped at the border by the guards who noticed that his wife was, uh, dead. The man seemed kind of confused and was unable or unwilling to say when she'd died. He was just taking her home.

It was a pretty sad story. He even got a kind reception from Farkers, who were mostly saying, "Just let the poor man take his wife home!"


I missed that one. That sounds really sad :(
 
2014-06-05 12:33:47 AM  

cryinoutloud: Carousel Beast: To be fair, there's no way I would stop in Texas to try to explain the circumstances to their law enforcement.

You all remember that story about the elderly Canadian couple who were road-tripping in the US, and the wife died on the way home? The husband got stopped at the border by the guards who noticed that his wife was, uh, dead. The man seemed kind of confused and was unable or unwilling to say when she'd died. He was just taking her home.

It was a pretty sad story. He even got a kind reception from Farkers, who were mostly saying, "Just let the poor man take his wife home!"


figured he was going to get lucky, from what I remember .
 
2014-06-05 12:37:14 AM  
Because putting her in the trunk would have been creepy.
 
2014-06-05 12:49:21 AM  

whosits_112: Kevin72: Some time in the 1970s National Lampoon had a story about a vacation where everything went wrong including some aunt that died on a road trip to "Wally World". I know they made a movie out of it because I saw it some time in the '80s.

/I wasn't born in this century.

Was the film of much amusement for you? Did laughter of varying degrees come forth from your mouth? I know that it produced much merriment for myself!


What are you, channeling Meow Said the Dog?
 
2014-06-05 12:54:14 AM  

FormlessOne: Billy Bathsalt: Prey4reign: Article says she succumbed.Does that mean she tried to swallow and choked to death?  Inquiring minds want to know.

Actually it said this: "The dead woman, who is from Roseville and had been receiving medical treatment in Arizona, reportedly got a phone call from a health-care provider after she succummed."

So, yes.

Particularly gruesome, as it was his mom.


I... don't think you read the article.
 
2014-06-05 12:57:22 AM  

Salmon: figured he was going to get lucky, from what I remember .


No, it was a touching and pathetic story, and we all rallied to his side. That's what Fark is known for--compassion and empathy. That's the only reason I come around. I wouldn't expect a fish to understand such things. You're like-- swim, swim, spawn, spawn, die.
 
2014-06-05 01:56:01 AM  

bigsmellypenis: I'd rather die than go to Michigan too


LMAO, you are from frigging PA man. You guys make us look classy.
 
2014-06-05 01:57:49 AM  

Gyrfalcon: whosits_112: Kevin72: Some time in the 1970s National Lampoon had a story about a vacation where everything went wrong including some aunt that died on a road trip to "Wally World". I know they made a movie out of it because I saw it some time in the '80s.

/I wasn't born in this century.

Was the film of much amusement for you? Did laughter of varying degrees come forth from your mouth? I know that it produced much merriment for myself!

What are you, channeling Meow Said the Dog?


One of those is too many.
 
2014-06-05 02:06:57 AM  

Smackledorfer: Gyrfalcon: whosits_112: Kevin72: Some time in the 1970s National Lampoon had a story about a vacation where everything went wrong including some aunt that died on a road trip to "Wally World". I know they made a movie out of it because I saw it some time in the '80s.

/I wasn't born in this century.

Was the film of much amusement for you? Did laughter of varying degrees come forth from your mouth? I know that it produced much merriment for myself!

What are you, channeling Meow Said the Dog?

One of those is too many.


Weirdly enough, Meow is one of the contributors to the weekly weird news quizzes.
 
2014-06-05 02:27:32 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Two days.

In Texas. In the summer.

I cannot even imagine how that smelled by the time they reached Oklahoma.


Having driven through Oklahoma I'm certain it would be an improvement.
 
2014-06-05 03:02:17 AM  
I'm so tired of these idiots making the news. Letting your yard and house go to hell is not "free speech." STFU and fix it you lazy, uneducated piece of shiat.

/the Bill of Rights does not exist for you to hide your trailer trash ass behind
 
2014-06-05 03:04:38 AM  

TheGogmagog: Kevin72: Some time in the 1970s National Lampoon had a story about a vacation where everything went wrong including some aunt that died on a road trip to "Wally World". I know they made a movie out of it because I saw it some time in the '80s.

/I wasn't born in this century.

I never saw it, but I think it was called The Shining.


No, that was the one about the alien mooning us from a bicycle while it passed in front of the Moon.

Don't you remember the tag line? "M-O-O-N."
 
2014-06-05 03:07:05 AM  

Gyrfalcon: whosits_112: Kevin72: Some time in the 1970s National Lampoon had a story about a vacation where everything went wrong including some aunt that died on a road trip to "Wally World". I know they made a movie out of it because I saw it some time in the '80s.

/I wasn't born in this century.

Was the film of much amusement for you? Did laughter of varying degrees come forth from your mouth? I know that it produced much merriment for myself!

What are you, channeling Meow Said the Dog?


My thought too, but MStD produces much higher quality.
 
2014-06-05 05:41:07 AM  

whosits_112: Kevin72: Some time in the 1970s National Lampoon had a story about a vacation where everything went wrong including some aunt that died on a road trip to "Wally World". I know they made a movie out of it because I saw it some time in the '80s.

/I wasn't born in this century.

Was the film of much amusement for you? Did laughter of varying degrees come forth from your mouth? I know that it produced much merriment for myself!


You sound like Meow Says the Dog.  But you are not the person of whom you seem to sound to be.
 
2014-06-05 05:42:12 AM  

rosekolodny: whosits_112: Kevin72: Some time in the 1970s National Lampoon had a story about a vacation where everything went wrong including some aunt that died on a road trip to "Wally World". I know they made a movie out of it because I saw it some time in the '80s.

/I wasn't born in this century.

Was the film of much amusement for you? Did laughter of varying degrees come forth from your mouth? I know that it produced much merriment for myself!

You sound like Meow Says the Dog.  But you are not the person of whom you seem to sound to be.


Said.  Ugh.
 
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