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(Columbus Dispatch)   The latest menace that will lure your children to a grisly death? Ice cream trucks   (dispatch.com ) divider line
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2014-07-07 12:04:48 AM  
digitalgamebreak.com

They must be stopped
 
2014-07-07 12:13:54 AM  
Turkey in the Straw is your warning.  You will not be warned twice.
 
2014-07-07 02:06:09 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-07-07 05:20:43 AM  
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-07-07 05:21:53 AM  
 
2014-07-07 05:26:43 AM  
Where's that Nic Cage "You Don't Say" pic when you need it?
 
2014-07-07 05:27:09 AM  
This is a new thing?


/misses choco-vanilla soft-serve that's stacked way to high and dribbles all over your tiny hands after two seconds
//if it wasn't for Ramadan I'd be out the door to a fast food drive thru
 
2014-07-07 05:29:27 AM  
Oh FFS. Next the ice cream truck driver will have to deliver to the room where you keep your kids wrapped in bubble wrap.
 
2014-07-07 05:29:35 AM  

NotTooLittleRichard: Where's that Nic Cage "You Don't Say" pic when you need it?


media4.onsugar.com

\right here
 
2014-07-07 05:38:19 AM  
It wasn't even an ice cream truck that hit the kid. A pizza delivery guy was the one who hit a two-year-old. He wasn't speeding, he wasn't distracted, the kid just got away from the parent.

And the guy saying the family could sue the pizza driver? Fark you, buddy, up the ass, sideways, with a hot rusty serrated pitchfork! I used to deliver pizzas, and that was my worst nightmare - more than getting stabbed during a robbery. He's going to have to live with that for the rest of his life, and you're advocating for trying to squeeze him for money he doesn't even have. Go play in traffic, you wankstain.
 
2014-07-07 05:42:09 AM  
Ugh, more bad parenting at work here. Ice cream guys been doing the exact same job the exact same way for god knows how long, just like all the ice cream truck drivers before him. Now one kid gets killed, and not even by the ice cream truck mind you, and this poor bastard is going to be charged and sued and who knows what else. How about this: you don't want your kids running in the street after an ice cream truck? Be better parents an tell your kids NOT to play in the road.
Plus the kid here was 2 freaking years old. Where exactly were his parents when the kid sauntered into the road? Did they just passively watch, or did the no sneak away? Either way, parents fault.
 
2014-07-07 05:46:13 AM  

Resident Muslim: This is a new thing?


/misses choco-vanilla soft-serve that's stacked way to high and dribbles all over your tiny hands after two seconds
//if it wasn't for Ramadan I'd be out the door to a fast food drive thru


Is it Ramadan now?  I read an article last year about Ramadan in summer and how much it sucks compared to Ramadan in winter because of the later sunsets.  It got me to thinking, if a muslim lives near or above the arctic circle, where the sun literally doesn't set for weeks, is there a special exception?  Can they be allowed to observe the same sunrise/sunset times that occur in Mecca or some such?  You can't expect people to fast for a whole month, they could die!
 
2014-07-07 05:46:53 AM  
Why is a 2 year old kid running in a parking lot or street to begin with? Put the blame where it lies.
 
2014-07-07 05:48:19 AM  
blah .

Pizza delivery vehicle isn't quite the same as ye olde Ice Cream Truck
 
2014-07-07 05:49:31 AM  

Ambivalence: Resident Muslim: This is a new thing?


/misses choco-vanilla soft-serve that's stacked way to high and dribbles all over your tiny hands after two seconds
//if it wasn't for Ramadan I'd be out the door to a fast food drive thru

Is it Ramadan now?  I read an article last year about Ramadan in summer and how much it sucks compared to Ramadan in winter because of the later sunsets.  It got me to thinking, if a muslim lives near or above the arctic circle, where the sun literally doesn't set for weeks, is there a special exception?  Can they be allowed to observe the same sunrise/sunset times that occur in Mecca or some such?  You can't expect people to fast for a whole month, they could die!


What about if they are on the ISS? It wouldn't really be that much of a fast with 92 minute orbits.
 
2014-07-07 05:54:39 AM  

gozar_the_destroyer: What about if they are on the ISS? It wouldn't really be that much of a fast with 92 minute orbits.


Is there an "east" in space?  How would they pray?  Mecca is "down", would that be east?
 
2014-07-07 06:01:10 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-07 06:01:43 AM  
Kids kill themselves. It's one of their primary objectives.

>Put everything in mouth, *especially* if it looks like delicious badger vomit
>Poop
>Wail incessantly about inconsequential carp
>Kill self

/hate cycling in public spaces because any unattended kid will spot you, panic, encounter objective (4) and then make every effort to throw itself under the bicycle.

Parents need to stop looking to legislation/the world to counter (4). The world couldn't care less and legislating around human stupidity is a recursive loop of stupid.
 
2014-07-07 06:03:34 AM  
www.thestar.com
no kidding!!!
 
2014-07-07 06:04:47 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-07 06:18:57 AM  

gozar_the_destroyer: Ambivalence: Resident Muslim: This is a new thing?


/misses choco-vanilla soft-serve that's stacked way to high and dribbles all over your tiny hands after two seconds
//if it wasn't for Ramadan I'd be out the door to a fast food drive thru

Is it Ramadan now?  I read an article last year about Ramadan in summer and how much it sucks compared to Ramadan in winter because of the later sunsets.  It got me to thinking, if a muslim lives near or above the arctic circle, where the sun literally doesn't set for weeks, is there a special exception?  Can they be allowed to observe the same sunrise/sunset times that occur in Mecca or some such?  You can't expect people to fast for a whole month, they could die!

What about if they are on the ISS? It wouldn't really be that much of a fast with 92 minute orbits.


Try your best.
 
2014-07-07 06:19:29 AM  

Ambivalence: gozar_the_destroyer: What about if they are on the ISS? It wouldn't really be that much of a fast with 92 minute orbits.

Is there an "east" in space?  How would they pray?  Mecca is "down", would that be east?


I think they just threw their hands up and said "whatever direction you'd use at home". Which, to be fair, is about as much as you'd hope for from a religion like that. Otherwise you get into Carlin's bit about "stump Father O'mally".
 
2014-07-07 06:25:02 AM  
A few years ago there were a couple of stories in the media about ice cream men getting busted for selling pot out of their trucks. Somehow this came up in a conversation Mrs. PCoC and I had with one of her friends. Her friend looked at us and said, "Well, duh. Everyone knows the ice cream man sells weed. When I was a kid that's where we always got ours."

Apparently, the Mrs. and I led sheltered lives, because this was news to us. But now when I hear the merry "Turkey in the Straw" melody, punctuated by that weird "Hello?" interjection, coming up the street, and see the happy looks on kids' faces, I think to myself, "Stoners."

Anyway, I didn't bother reading TFA, but I assume the danger is stoned kids wandering into the path of a truck being driven by a stoner and verrrry slowwwwly getting run over?
 
2014-07-07 06:26:15 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: Kids kill themselves. It's one of their primary objectives.

>Put everything in mouth, *especially* if it looks like delicious badger vomit
>Poop

>Wail incessantly about inconsequential carp
>Kill self

See, that's why I don't take them fishing.
 
2014-07-07 06:28:04 AM  
What a stupid article. No one got sued or charged with a crime because, you know... it was an accident. But the farking author had to go and make sure that it was POSSIBLE to sue someone and focus on that.

This is why we can't have nice things, Allison Manning.
 
2014-07-07 06:33:42 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-07 06:34:30 AM  

Bucky Katt: Turkey in the Straw is your warning.  You will not be warned twice.


I thought it was called The Watermelon Song.
 
2014-07-07 06:36:46 AM  
Obvious tag must be on an extended holiday .
 
2014-07-07 06:37:37 AM  
I just tell my kids the trucks start playing their music when they've run out of ice cream.
 
2014-07-07 06:38:04 AM  

Ambivalence: Resident Muslim: This is a new thing?


/misses choco-vanilla soft-serve that's stacked way to high and dribbles all over your tiny hands after two seconds
//if it wasn't for Ramadan I'd be out the door to a fast food drive thru

Is it Ramadan now?  I read an article last year about Ramadan in summer and how much it sucks compared to Ramadan in winter because of the later sunsets.  It got me to thinking, if a muslim lives near or above the arctic circle, where the sun literally doesn't set for weeks, is there a special exception?  Can they be allowed to observe the same sunrise/sunset times that occur in Mecca or some such?  You can't expect people to fast for a whole month, they could die!


1) we're into the second week of Ramadan
2) I am pleasantly surprised with your (logical) line of thinking!
:)
That was indeed the exact same answer the scholars came up with; fast the same timings as the people of Mecca. So if people there fast 5am to 7pm you do the same.

You have the infrequent scholar who comes out and says that as long as the sun is out, you have to fast. But I seriously think that these scholars cannot fathom what a 22-hour day looks like, let alone 6 months of daylight.

I actually proposed that; Scholars who actually believe that, take them to an extreme northern country and they will either realize the errors of their ways or die out.
Fortunately they are very few and far between and as a Muslim you have the liberty to listen to different opinions.

Timing-wise, I've never heard of an actual cutoff point, the wording was something along the lines of "if you face too much difficulty then..."
Same goes if you are sick, you are not obliged (or even supposed) to fast, but being sick is subjective ranging from sniffles to fever to whatever. There is no clear cutoff point either, with most people breaking their fast when the people around them say "You are an idiot, eat something."

P.s. You forgot about all the Muslims south of the equator.
;)
 
2014-07-07 06:39:24 AM  
The blame for this lies solely on the parents who didn't think to keep a hold of their freaking toddler while near traffic.

I'm sure it won't stop them from trying to sue everybody that was near the accident though.
 
2014-07-07 06:40:32 AM  
Needs more Jonathan. Ding, ding.
 
2014-07-07 06:40:37 AM  
"But the owner of the ice-cream truck could be civilly liable" "The family could sue the pizza-delivery driver and explore the possibility that there was negligence"

Oh for fark sake, Why are people always looking to sue someone when something bad happens? The childs parents are at fault, no one else. He was only two, at that age they're oblivious to what's going on around them. They should have been watching him more closely.
 
2014-07-07 06:42:52 AM  
Also, this:

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-07 07:26:46 AM  
i34.photobucket.com
You could combine 2 derps in one..
 
2014-07-07 07:28:24 AM  
So the poor bastard that hit the kid has to live with what happened. And the poor schmuck that owns the ice cream truck can get sued and that wasn't even his fault?
Maybe this "reporter" should do a piece on crime in the hilltop neighborhood.
/this is why we can't have nice things.
/former resident of columbus
 
2014-07-07 07:35:50 AM  

ReapTheChaos: "But the owner of the ice-cream truck could be civilly liable" "The family could sue the pizza-delivery driver and explore the possibility that there was negligence"

Oh for fark sake, Why are people always looking to sue someone when something bad happens? The childs parents are at fault, no one else. He was only two, at that age they're oblivious to what's going on around them. They should have been watching him more closely.


'Merica that's why.
 
2014-07-07 07:38:35 AM  

Ambivalence: gozar_the_destroyer: What about if they are on the ISS? It wouldn't really be that much of a fast with 92 minute orbits.

Is there an "east" in space?  How would they pray?  Mecca is "down", would that be east?


The devout are allowed to guess.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1010/p16s02-stss.html
 
2014-07-07 07:39:41 AM  
Logan's mom, who was standing next to the truck, scooped him up and rushed him from the Trinity Square Apartments to Mount Carmel St. Ann's hospital. He was later flown to Nationwide Children's Hospital, where he died just after 8 p.m.

Insurance companies are acquiring naming rights for hospitals now?  This really shouldn't surprise me.
 
2014-07-07 07:54:53 AM  

CRtwenty: The blame for this lies solely on the parents who didn't think to keep a hold of their freaking toddler while near traffic.

I'm sure it won't stop them from trying to sue everybody that was near the accident though.


So much THIS.  If you have a toddler, you have to watch them twice as closely as you would an older kid because they don't know any better.

If the pizza delivery guy or the ice cream truck guy get sued, then the parents ought to be charged with negligence for causing the accident in the first place for not watching the child.

/And don't give me the "they've suffered enough" crap either...people have had their kids taken away by the state for less
 
2014-07-07 07:55:13 AM  

Dirty J1: Ugh, more bad parenting at work here. Ice cream guys been doing the exact same job the exact same way for god knows how long, just like all the ice cream truck drivers before him. Now one kid gets killed, and not even by the ice cream truck mind you, and this poor bastard is going to be charged and sued and who knows what else. How about this: you don't want your kids running in the street after an ice cream truck? Be better parents an tell your kids NOT to play in the road.
Plus the kid here was 2 freaking years old. Where exactly were his parents when the kid sauntered into the road? Did they just passively watch, or did the no sneak away? Either way, parents fault.


This.
 
2014-07-07 07:56:49 AM  

ReapTheChaos: "But the owner of the ice-cream truck could be civilly liable" "The family could sue the pizza-delivery driver and explore the possibility that there was negligence"

Oh for fark sake, Why are people always looking to sue someone when something bad happens? The childs parents are at fault, no one else. He was only two, at that age they're oblivious to what's going on around them. They should have been watching him more closely.


Well that and the spirit of the wendigo at the old Micmac burial ground. It called out to the toddler
 
2014-07-07 07:59:15 AM  

Betep: Bucky Katt: Turkey in the Straw is your warning.  You will not be warned twice.

I thought it was called The Watermelon Song.


I thought it was the state capital songs

fc08.deviantart.net

Oh, that's gonna stick.
 
2014-07-07 08:06:29 AM  

Animatronik: Why is a 2 year old kid running in a parking lot or street to begin with? Put the blame where it lies.


Very much this.
 
2014-07-07 08:14:02 AM  
content8.flixster.com
 
2014-07-07 08:15:24 AM  
As a warning the ice cream trucks in my neighborhood plays "Another One Bites the Dust".
 
2014-07-07 08:44:48 AM  
Where was D.A. the "mayor"?
 
2014-07-07 08:46:49 AM  
It's says "Caution, Children" right on there and they still go right up to it.
 
2014-07-07 08:49:59 AM  
Two year olds will run into traffic over anything, or even nothing. They are two year olds after all. One of the scariest things that I saw was a toddler start to run into the middle of a busy street from between two cars while the mom wasn't looking. I barked at her and it startled her into stopping until her mom scooped her up. She was quite literally two seconds away from getting smeared by a passing car at 30 MPH.

I feel sorry for the pizza delivery guy in this story. That guilt will be over him for the rest of his life.
 
2014-07-07 09:03:49 AM  
www.dharbin.com
Try not to wince at how he spelled "Psych"
 
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