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(Springfield News-Leader)   If you take your car airborne 100 times and there is a 1% chance each time of a fatal wreck, what are the odds your cell will have a south facing window?   (news-leader.com) divider line 44
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2014-07-12 12:14:03 AM  
If I were casting a moving about frat boys from a lacrosse team that go to a Linkin Park concert where they drink Kettle One and score some top shelf pussy, I'd put this guy in the lead role.
 
2014-07-12 12:37:29 AM  
hilltopping has been a normal part of growing up in the Ozarks

I did not know that. There is one section of road going north from Arkansas to Roaring River State park MO, that I went over when I was in the 4th grade and it was awesome. I went over it again in my late 20s and it was just as farking fun. There are a couple whumps there that you wouldn't have to speed much to catch some air. But you don't have to speed for it to feel like a roller coaster. Ken Block should go there and have the road closed for a film.

We never had the rolling hills to have something like hilltopping, but we flew over a ton of cattle guards and train tracks.
 
2014-07-12 01:15:19 AM  
Meh, this is how you get a car airborne:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK3jWvNIqK4#t=46
 
2014-07-12 01:16:52 AM  
I really wish that these 'tards would only kill themselves.  Then this would be funny.
 
2014-07-12 01:17:37 AM  
www.iwatchstuff.com
 
2014-07-12 01:17:46 AM  
Members of Hogue's family, speaking before the verdict, said hilltopping has been a normal part of growing up in the Ozarks and didn't believe Hogue deserved to go to prison, even if found guilty.
So is drinking and driving
 
2014-07-12 01:21:47 AM  
County Line Rd south of Denver was great for this, back when it was a 2 lane dirt road.
 
2014-07-12 01:25:06 AM  
Is the dumbass tag for subby's apparent understanding of how odds work?
 
2014-07-12 01:26:09 AM  
There should be a law against creating hazzardous driving conditions.
 
2014-07-12 01:29:09 AM  
Shiat, I did the same thing (minus the crashing and killing) at that age and I didn't grow up anywhere near the Ozarks.  And I kept doing it on the hills in front of my house after a guy I knew wrecked on that same short stretch of road.  Went right through a power pole.  Bob Eubanks stopped and pulled him out of the wreck.  This isn't an "Ozark" thing.  It's a "stupid kid" thing.  Okay, most kids don't get pulled out of their wreck by a game show host but the reckless driving part is pretty universal.
 
2014-07-12 01:36:39 AM  

Zizzowop: Meh, this is how you get a car airborne:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK3jWvNIqK4#t=46


That was...way funnier than it should have been.

What really got me snickering was the brief pause after the car goes over the barricade - followed by a tire flying forty feet in the air out of the dust cloud, like something out of a cartoon of a dog and a cat fighting each other...

...

BOI-OI-OING!

/Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to hell I go...
 
2014-07-12 01:37:36 AM  
That's not how math works!
 
2014-07-12 01:48:58 AM  
3 litres. Duh.
 
2014-07-12 01:51:12 AM  
So, I'm glad I'm not the only one guilty of doing this. Our little "hill" was actually an old railroad grade. Didn't take much to get the cars off the ground.
 
2014-07-12 01:57:42 AM  
"Hogue's attorney, Gary Collins, argued Hogue had gone hilltopping many times before and that the crash was a result of very dark conditions. He said there was no lighting on the road and conditions were cloudy that night. "

"Hogue, while in the hospital after the crash, reportedly told a trooper he had gone hilltopping on that stretch of the road "a hundred times." "

So, by extent, Hogue knew the road very well, knew there was no lighting, knew it was 'cloudy at night' ,ie. dark, and did it anyway. This makes the attorney's 'defense' a patently stupid and blatantly misleading.
I recommend the time awarded to the defendant be split in two and the attorney share the cell with the defendant. Perhaps next time he won't be so stupid to blame his defendant's actions on 'the dark'.

That said, it really is a sad, stupid accident done by a kid not thinking of ramifications and possibilities; he sure as hell didn't do it on purpose...
I've jumped cars, motorcycles and even boats getting my thrills but rarely risking anyone else though. I got lucky 99% of the time and never hurt anyone but myself, so I'll take my lumps.

Be careful kids, Darwin, the World and the Universe really don't care if you are part of things and probably the biggest danger to you is yourself; so wear protection when you masturbate...
 
2014-07-12 02:03:49 AM  
When I was in high school, we'd do that in a friends van over the railroad tracks. After school, and we'd be swigging vodka. was lots of fun. Wasn't my car. So who cares if he wrecked it?
 
2014-07-12 02:04:26 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Members of Hogue's family, speaking before the verdict, said hilltopping has been a normal part of growing up in the Ozarks and didn't believe Hogue deserved to go to prison, even if found guilty.
So is drinking and driving


And incest.
 
2014-07-12 02:10:44 AM  

CantConfirmOrDeny: County Line Rd south of Denver was great for this, back when it was a 2 lane dirt road.


Yep.

And I'm not going to say anything more.
 
2014-07-12 02:16:26 AM  
How the fark was that guy not drunk when doing this at 1:45 am?
 
2014-07-12 02:18:09 AM  
100 times? I think you get a star and wreath added to your wings and a red armband.
 
2014-07-12 02:27:18 AM  
popdose.com
 
2014-07-12 02:29:40 AM  
Where is the dukes of hazzard reference? Or, am I missing an obscure reference?
 
2014-07-12 02:43:22 AM  

nickdaisy: If I were casting a moving about frat boys from a lacrosse team that go to a Linkin Park concert where they drink Kettle One and score some top shelf pussy, I'd put this guy in the lead role.


*Ketel One.
 
2014-07-12 03:08:55 AM  
Ok, I've got to ask...

What the fark is "very dark?"
 
2014-07-12 03:23:04 AM  

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: Ok, I've got to ask...

What the fark is "very dark?"


Wesley Snipes
 
2014-07-12 03:24:26 AM  
Back in 1998 an acquaintance killed 4 mutual friends in a similar accident. No alcohol, no drugs, just a car and a very straight road that seems quite long at 35 mph but isn't really very long at all at 70.

He wasn't charged with anything though, apparently killing his 4 best friends and landing in the ICU was considered enough punishment. I don't see how a conviction or prison would have helped anyone.
 
2014-07-12 03:33:14 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: Ok, I've got to ask...

What the fark is "very dark?"

Wesley Snipes


Charley Murphy
 
2014-07-12 03:37:55 AM  

thisisarepeat: Is the dumbass tag for subby's apparent understanding of how odds work?


The odds are still good (64%) that you will kill someone. I think that if you do something which has a 64% chance of ending up in someone's death that you should anticipate some sort of consequences afterwards.
 
2014-07-12 03:38:34 AM  

thisisarepeat: Is the dumbass tag for subby's apparent understanding of how odds work?


Exactly.  There is a 50-50 chance every time you take your car airborne that it will result in a fatality, and a 50-50 chance your cell with have a south-facing window.
 
2014-07-12 03:45:08 AM  
Dumass.  You do this on long empty county roads with no sidewalks or pedestrians, in bright daylight, when there is not a car or person to be seen till the horizon.  That way if you flip and roll, you'll only kill yourself and possibly a desert turtle.
 
2014-07-12 04:25:09 AM  
hilltopping has been a normal part of growing up in the Ozarks

Well... that makes it all okay then. CASE DISMISSED!
 
2014-07-12 05:01:59 AM  
There's a street near downtown Helena, MT, that is 'famous' for this sort of thing.  just as you get to the top, it drops at about a -45 degree angle.  At the bottom of the 'hill' there is a railroad trestle.  Kids were always speeding up the street to see how much air they could catch going over the top, and how much they could terrify their passengers.  One guy went WAY too fast, bounced when he came down, right into the railroad trestle.  cops figured he hit going more than 60mph.  Ouchie ;)
 
2014-07-12 05:02:53 AM  

scalpod: hilltopping has been a normal part of growing up in the Ozarks

Well... that makes it all okay then. CASE DISMISSED!


Notice how many grown adults you don't meet from the Ozarks ;)
 
2014-07-12 05:17:21 AM  

peasandcarrots: Zizzowop: Meh, this is how you get a car airborne:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK3jWvNIqK4#t=46

That was...way funnier than it should have been.

What really got me snickering was the brief pause after the car goes over the barricade - followed by a tire flying forty feet in the air out of the dust cloud, like something out of a cartoon of a dog and a cat fighting each other...

...

BOI-OI-OING!

/Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to hell I go...


You know what, I thought exactly the same thing, you see this cloud, then this tire comes shooting up-hahahah! -probably no so funny for the driver though.
 
2014-07-12 06:40:38 AM  

powhound: So, I'm glad I'm not the only one guilty of doing this. Our little "hill" was actually an old railroad grade. Didn't take much to get the cars off the ground.


Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal for me.

/did things the Aspen station wagon was not meant to do...
 
2014-07-12 07:11:18 AM  
Trucks do not have upstops. Nor do they ride on rails. Go ride a rollercoaster for your zero-g thrills.
 
2014-07-12 08:37:34 AM  
Did that once on a very dark, narrow(usually desolate) road. Decided to floor it and catch some air. Came off a little crooked and almost took out someone else coming from the other direction.

Never did it again. Not worth the risk.
 
2014-07-12 08:46:01 AM  

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: Ok, I've got to ask...

What the fark is "very dark?"


I was half expecting him to also say there was an earthquake, a terrible flood and locusts.
 
2014-07-12 09:27:52 AM  

moeburn: Dumass.  You do this on long empty county roads with no sidewalks or pedestrians, in bright daylight, when there is not a car or person to be seen till the horizon.  That way if you flip and roll, you'll only kill yourself and possibly a desert turtle.


You do know how headlights work?  Night time has a safer element because an approaching car with their headlights on show a glow around the bend or over a hill before they appear.  In daylight, you have to actually see the car to know it's there.  He met all the idiot safety requirements, which is why only his passengers were hurt, as oppose to another car or pedestrian.
 
2014-07-12 09:44:05 AM  
If only his parents were richer. Or did that story turn out to be false, I didn't follow up.
 
2014-07-12 11:51:18 AM  
Local here. People have done hilltopping around here for years. Some with not so good results as this. We used to do it in my buddy's Chevy II back in the '70's. Although we didn't try to get too much air. I wish I had my friend Byron's little Deuce now.
 
2014-07-12 12:00:16 PM  
ts1.mm.bing.net
Forgot road made sharp left after hill.
 
2014-07-12 08:22:51 PM  
They would have let him go, but he did not have the legally required horn that plays "Dixie".
 
2014-07-12 09:09:44 PM  

zulius: Where is the dukes of hazzard reference? Or, am I missing an obscure reference?


No, just a pun I managed to stealthily slip by 13 posts above yours. I aim for subtle humor.
 
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