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2017-01-11 11:27:49 AM  

HempHead: Yellow Beard: Pickled eggs aren't just a choking hazard. When eaten with other gas producing foods, they create a stench that can be cut with a knife. They are the perfect food to have when you have guests in your car and you can lock out their window switches. Also works well for  elevator rides.

I think we might work in the same office.


Doubtful, but is your boss a fantastically handsome guy that also happens to be one of the kindest and smartest people you've ever met? Well that isn't me.
 
2017-01-11 11:29:21 AM  

Russ1642: The worst pickled eggs are all of them.


/corrected
 
2017-01-11 11:29:36 AM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Sounds like he choked when they backed up in his throat?  Is that a thing with pickled eggs, and why wouldn't the Heimlich work?

Unless the bartender didn't know the Heimlich and just sort of whacked at his chest.  In that case I'd say fark it and do self-Heimlich on the top of a chair or edge of a table.

Never assume someone else knows it.  This reminds me that I really need to brush up on self-Heimlich, as I live alone and dine by myself most of the time.

I accidentally inhaled a whole grape once.  I could breathe, and eventually it went down, but what a terrifying minute or so that was.


ive had the same issue with a piece of pork off a chop.. you can breathe through your nose but having the backup taken away causes the heart to race.

I ended up going to the hospital where they gave me muscle relaxants to get it down.
it was stuck there for about 2 hours.

worst part was the pork was stuck so tight it caused the saliva to build up in the throat until it reached the thingy at the back of your throat that cause you to gag and then yak up all that spit.

/sorry for posting this around lunchtime
 
2017-01-11 11:31:12 AM  

bikerbob59: NotThatGuyAgain: Pickled eggs.  Not even once.

They are good if you need something in your belly after spending four hours at a bar.


See bob, this is why you and I need to meet up at a bar sometime.  We think too much alike.
 
2017-01-11 11:31:36 AM  

RankStranger: Reads like a darkly humorous Monty Python skit

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"It was pickled eggs wasn't it? It's just the sort of thing he would do."


I caught that too. The missus knew it was eggs before she was told.

I bet she had her own bedroom. Drunken egg bedfarts are not sleep conducive.
 
2017-01-11 11:32:04 AM  

sedric: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Sounds like he choked when they backed up in his throat?  Is that a thing with pickled eggs, and why wouldn't the Heimlich work?

Unless the bartender didn't know the Heimlich and just sort of whacked at his chest.  In that case I'd say fark it and do self-Heimlich on the top of a chair or edge of a table.

Never assume someone else knows it.  This reminds me that I really need to brush up on self-Heimlich, as I live alone and dine by myself most of the time.

I accidentally inhaled a whole grape once.  I could breathe, and eventually it went down, but what a terrifying minute or so that was.

ive had the same issue with a piece of pork off a chop.. you can breathe through your nose but having the backup taken away causes the heart to race.

I ended up going to the hospital where they gave me muscle relaxants to get it down.
it was stuck there for about 2 hours.

worst part was the pork was stuck so tight it caused the saliva to build up in the throat until it reached the thingy at the back of your throat that cause you to gag and then yak up all that spit.

/sorry for posting this around lunchtime


Go on........
*zzzziiiippppppppp*
fapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfap
/someone had to do it.
 
2017-01-11 11:33:58 AM  

blatz514: He probably forgot something...

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I prefer:i5.walmartimages.com
Less vinegary.
 
2017-01-11 11:35:25 AM  

ChipNASA: sedric: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Sounds like he choked when they backed up in his throat?  Is that a thing with pickled eggs, and why wouldn't the Heimlich work?

Unless the bartender didn't know the Heimlich and just sort of whacked at his chest.  In that case I'd say fark it and do self-Heimlich on the top of a chair or edge of a table.

Never assume someone else knows it.  This reminds me that I really need to brush up on self-Heimlich, as I live alone and dine by myself most of the time.

I accidentally inhaled a whole grape once.  I could breathe, and eventually it went down, but what a terrifying minute or so that was.

ive had the same issue with a piece of pork off a chop.. you can breathe through your nose but having the backup taken away causes the heart to race.

I ended up going to the hospital where they gave me muscle relaxants to get it down.
it was stuck there for about 2 hours.

worst part was the pork was stuck so tight it caused the saliva to build up in the throat until it reached the thingy at the back of your throat that cause you to gag and then yak up all that spit.

/sorry for posting this around lunchtime

Go on........
*zzzziiiippppppppp*
fapfapfapfapfapfapfapfapfap
/someone had to do it.


Put that away! It ain't your whack break yet.
 
2017-01-11 11:42:39 AM  
I'm learning that pickled eggs are dangerous. So is being stupid...

/RIP 'happy' drunk egg choker man
 
2017-01-11 11:45:50 AM  

Yellow Beard: Pickled eggs aren't just a choking hazard. When eaten with other gas producing foods, they create a stench that can be cut with a knife. They are the perfect food to have when you have guests in your car and you can lock out their window switches. Also works well for  elevator rides.


You simply must be my brother.  That jackass ate boiled eggs, baked beans and sauerkraut the day before we went on a road trip to Kentucky together - on purpose.  He had control of the windows.  Funny at first, but after 15 farts over an hour - I was ready to beat his ass.  I got him back later in life with a wonderful product called Liquid Ass.
 
2017-01-11 11:48:21 AM  
My favorite version of that wager...
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Loved the count-up / count-down part of this.
 
2017-01-11 11:51:24 AM  

EasilyDistracted: My favorite version of that wager...
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Loved the count-up / count-down part of this.


Such a great show. SUCH a great show. Amazing to think the dad went on to get globally mega famous on Breaking Bad.
 
2017-01-11 11:51:39 AM  
FTFA: "The court heard that police drove Mr Mitchell's wife Carol to the pub after the incident in September last year."

Guess the Express & Echo isn't very "express."  Or maybe the "echo" just took a really long time to cross the pond.
 
2017-01-11 11:53:06 AM  
Shouldn't have egged him on.  I'm sure their brains were scrambled and the guy was a push over easy.
 
2017-01-11 12:04:25 PM  

chevydeuce: It's certainly not funny....but I can't stop laughing at that story.  The way they described his wife's reaction..."it was the pickled eggs, wasn't it?"   giggle....


He died doing what he loved.
 
2017-01-11 12:07:51 PM  

Ant: What? Nobody's suing the pub, or the people who triple-dog dared him? What kinds of of crazy country is that?


Evidently they still have "Death by Misadventure" as an ironclad legal defense, owing to the Grahame-Toad Act
 
2017-01-11 12:12:07 PM  
So, it had to be four pickled eggs at once? Because I could eat four pickled eggs in under a minute, easy peasy. You just don't want to stick around to long afterwards.
 
2017-01-11 12:12:32 PM  
I can walk into a bar anywhere on earth and know if I am welcome. If there are two jars on the back bar, one of pickled eggs and one of pickled pigs knuckles, I know that I am with friends.
 
2017-01-11 12:13:40 PM  

iron de havilland: He died doing what he loved.


Getting out of the house, away from the wife, and getting drunk? That's not love, that's necessity.
 
2017-01-11 12:34:15 PM  

Too Pretty For Prison: Yellow Beard: Pickled eggs aren't just a choking hazard. When eaten with other gas producing foods, they create a stench that can be cut with a knife. They are the perfect food to have when you have guests in your car and you can lock out their window switches. Also works well for  elevator rides.

You simply must be my brother.  That jackass ate boiled eggs, baked beans and sauerkraut the day before we went on a road trip to Kentucky together - on purpose.  He had control of the windows.  Funny at first, but after 15 farts over an hour - I was ready to beat his ass.  I got him back later in life with a wonderful product called Liquid Ass.


I'm not but if I was I would have cranked the heat in the car with every blast. Nothing beats a cooked fart created from pickled eggs, baked beans, and sauerkraut. Unless of course you add some broccoli and cheddar cheese to the mix.
 
2017-01-11 12:35:39 PM  

bikerbob59: NotThatGuyAgain: Pickled eggs.  Not even once.

They are good if you need something in your belly after spending four hours at a bar.


I ate one once and about 45 minutes later I was lucky to get to the bathroom and get my pants down in time.  Perhaps the egg was bad, perhaps the egg wasn't related to the fudge spray that ensued, but I am not eating another.  Besides, I don't like the taste.

Give me a good Jewish garlic dill pickle and then we'll talk.  I can't remember the name of the brand I love so much but know it when I see it in a store and MUST buy them.
 
2017-01-11 12:38:22 PM  

HatMadeOfAss: Guess the Express & Echo isn't very "express." Or maybe the "echo" just took a really long time to cross the pond.


That or they're reporting on an inquest.
 
2017-01-11 12:41:13 PM  

Too Pretty For Prison: Yellow Beard: Pickled eggs aren't just a choking hazard. When eaten with other gas producing foods, they create a stench that can be cut with a knife. They are the perfect food to have when you have guests in your car and you can lock out their window switches. Also works well for  elevator rides.

You simply must be my brother.  That jackass ate boiled eggs, baked beans and sauerkraut the day before we went on a road trip to Kentucky together - on purpose.  He had control of the windows.  Funny at first, but after 15 farts over an hour - I was ready to beat his ass.  I got him back later in life with a wonderful product called Liquid Ass.


I used liquid ass regularly at one of my old jobs, used to put it on the mouth pieces on the sales guys' headsets if they pissed me off.

Can't imagine how much they'd brush their teeth after they assumed it was their breath that caused that smell.
 
2017-01-11 12:45:21 PM  
Makes no sense that he could talk clearly and calmly pay off a bet while choking on a mouth full of cement-like egg mush.
 
2017-01-11 12:52:31 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Makes no sense that he could talk clearly and calmly pay off a bet while choking on a mouth full of cement-like egg mush.


Quintessential English politeness.
 
2017-01-11 12:54:46 PM  

blatz514: He probably forgot something...

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Shiat'll save your life
 
2017-01-11 12:55:34 PM  
I remember seeing those pickled eggs in purple (beet?) juice in a big glass jar. I saw them recently at Phillipe's in downtown Los Angeles (home of the original french dip), so I had to try one of those eggs. It was nasty.
 
2017-01-11 12:59:46 PM  
Would regular hard-boiled eggs be as dangerous? Why the diff?
 
2017-01-11 01:01:17 PM  

glompoc: I remember seeing those pickled eggs in purple (beet?) juice in a big glass jar. I saw them recently at Phillipe's in downtown Los Angeles (home of the original french dip), so I had to try one of those eggs. It was nasty.


I think the beet-juice pickled eggs are nasty too, but the spicy vinegar kind are farkin' incredible...
 
2017-01-11 01:02:29 PM  

sedric: ive had the same issue with a piece of pork off a chop.. you can breathe through your nose but having the backup taken away causes the heart to race.

I ended up going to the hospital where they gave me muscle relaxants to get it down.
it was stuck there for about 2 hours.

worst part was the pork was stuck so tight it caused the saliva to build up in the throat until it reached the thingy at the back of your throat that cause you to gag and then yak up all that spit.

/sorry for posting this around lunchtime


Ooh, yeah.  That just reminded me of the time as a kid that I got a hard candy lodged in my throat.  Not the windpipe, I guess, but esophagus, because I could still breathe.  The Heimlich didn't work when my mom tried it, so I'm guessing that's what happened.  But it hurt, and I was scared shiatless.

I was taken to the emergency room.by ambulance, but there wasn't much they could do short of actually going in there and dislodging it somehow.  So we just waited.  Then out of the blue, my throat cleared.  I suppose the saliva finally eroded it to the point it could be swallowed.  No lasting physical effects, but I think that and a couple of other similar incidents had mental health repercussions.

TL;DR: Choking sucks.  Pseudochoking sucks too.  Chew yer food, son.
 
2017-01-11 01:04:08 PM  

jmsvrsn: I can walk into a bar anywhere on earth and know if I am welcome. If there are two jars on the back bar, one of pickled eggs and one of pickled pigs knuckles, I know that I am with friends.


*clicks on profile*

Ahh, Minnesota.  Hey neighbor!
 
2017-01-11 01:11:01 PM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: sedric: ive had the same issue with a piece of pork off a chop.. you can breathe through your nose but having the backup taken away causes the heart to race.

I ended up going to the hospital where they gave me muscle relaxants to get it down.
it was stuck there for about 2 hours.

worst part was the pork was stuck so tight it caused the saliva to build up in the throat until it reached the thingy at the back of your throat that cause you to gag and then yak up all that spit.

/sorry for posting this around lunchtime

Ooh, yeah.  That just reminded me of the time as a kid that I got a hard candy lodged in my throat.  Not the windpipe, I guess, but esophagus, because I could still breathe.  The Heimlich didn't work when my mom tried it, so I'm guessing that's what happened.  But it hurt, and I was scared shiatless.

I was taken to the emergency room.by ambulance, but there wasn't much they could do short of actually going in there and dislodging it somehow.  So we just waited.  Then out of the blue, my throat cleared.  I suppose the saliva finally eroded it to the point it could be swallowed.  No lasting physical effects, but I think that and a couple of other similar incidents had mental health repercussions.

TL;DR: Choking sucks.  Pseudochoking sucks too.  Chew yer food, son.


My sister started to choke on a hot dog (shut up) at Yankee Stadium.  Surrounded by drunk people watching the game, nobody noticed.  All of a sudden she puked and it knocked the food out of her windpipe.

Classy broad, she is
 
2017-01-11 01:14:45 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Classy broad, she is


I bet that's not what the guy sitting in front of her said.
 
2017-01-11 01:14:56 PM  

HairyNevus: So, it had to be four pickled eggs at once? Because I could eat four pickled eggs in under a minute, easy peasy. You just don't want to stick around to long afterwards.


I wonder if four in the mouth at the same time was part of the bet.  If it isn't a stipulation, don't make it harder.
 
2017-01-11 01:19:23 PM  

AlanSmithee: Would regular hard-boiled eggs be as dangerous? Why the diff?


Pickling has to do with preserving food.  A long time ago, bars started serving pickled foods because it didn't require cooking or refrigeration.  I'm sure regular eggs would've done the same damage, but being a bar, pickled eggs were available.
 
2017-01-11 01:20:46 PM  

bikerbob59: NotThatGuyAgain: Pickled eggs.  Not even once.

They are good if you need something in your belly after spending four hours at a bar.


That's what Taco Bell is for.
 
2017-01-11 01:23:33 PM  

Yellow Beard: Doubtful, but is your boss a fantastically handsome guy that also happens to be one of the kindest and smartest people you've ever met? Well that isn't me I'm the other guy.

 
2017-01-11 01:24:57 PM  

AlanSmithee: Would regular hard-boiled eggs be as dangerous? Why the diff?


The pickled eggs I've eaten were tougher than a freshly hard boiled egg.    But, I've also had that too-thick-in-the-throat feeling a few times when I had eaten a hard boiled egg too fast.

Joey Chestnut holds the hard boiled egg record with 141 in 8 minutes.

There's a video on youtube of Kobayashi eating 32 in a minute.  He ate the first four in about 5 seconds.
 
2017-01-11 01:27:04 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: My sister started to choke on a hot dog (shut up) at Yankee Stadium. Surrounded by drunk people watching the game, nobody noticed. All of a sudden she puked and it knocked the food out of her windpipe.

Classy broad, she is


Well, that's one way to self-Heimlich!
 
2017-01-11 01:27:24 PM  
I bet Donald could eat 8 pickled eggs in one minute.  Have at it Donny.
 
2017-01-11 01:38:21 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Makes no sense that he could talk clearly and calmly pay off a bet while choking on a mouth full of cement-like egg mush.


He was English - not welsh.

/Hate speech is it, boyo?
 
2017-01-11 01:43:09 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Makes no sense that he could talk clearly and calmly pay off a bet while choking on a mouth full of cement-like egg mush.


Sounds to me like he was fine when the others left, but then tried to finish eating what was jammed in his mouth.   He likely panicked and froze while he was choking, and that just looked like he was zoned out at the bar until he lost consciousness.      True choking is silent, which freaked me out enough when my kids were little to stay nearby when they were eating.   We also taught them to slap the table if they felt like they were choking.   Listening for choking sounds isn't enough.
 
2017-01-11 02:00:04 PM  


NSFW language
 
2017-01-11 02:02:49 PM  
Look, it's pretty simple folks. If the activity you're about to do could possibly  lead to a news story that starts with "man/woman dies trying to win a bet", you probably shouldn't do the thing you're about to do.

This is a pretty solid rule that will ensure you will live longer.
 
2017-01-11 02:04:50 PM  

WilderKWight: Look, it's pretty simple folks. If the activity you're about to do could possibly  lead to a news story that starts with "man/woman dies trying to win a bet", you probably shouldn't do the thing you're about to do.

This is a pretty solid rule that will ensure you will live longer.


A candle burning half as burns twice as bright
 
2017-01-11 02:06:16 PM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Ooh, yeah.  That just reminded me of the time as a kid that I got a hard candy lodged in my throat.  Not the windpipe, I guess, but esophagus, because I could still breathe.  The Heimlich didn't work when my mom tried it, so I'm guessing that's what happened.  But it hurt, and I was scared shiatless.


When I was very little, like maybe 4 or 5, my brother started choking on a butterscotch hard candy. I remember my mom grabbing him by the feet and shaking him up and down till it came out. This was a long time ago (~1980) so I don't think the Heimlich was common knowledge at the time.
 
2017-01-11 02:09:14 PM  

HairyNevus: So, it had to be four pickled eggs at once? Because I could eat four pickled eggs in under a minute, easy peasy. You just don't want to stick around to long afterwards.


Yeah, sounds like he made the rookie mistake of not eating them one at a time.  Every party girls knows if you're gonna suck 4 dicks, it's "in a row" not "all at once".
 
2017-01-11 02:11:17 PM  

jmsvrsn: I can walk into a bar anywhere on earth and know if I am welcome. If there are two jars on the back bar, one of pickled eggs and one of pickled pigs knuckles, I know that I am with friends.


The shiat some people will eat, wow.
 
2017-01-11 02:15:50 PM  

CheekyMonkey: HairyNevus: So, it had to be four pickled eggs at once? Because I could eat four pickled eggs in under a minute, easy peasy. You just don't want to stick around to long afterwards.

Yeah, sounds like he made the rookie mistake of not eating them one at a time.  Every party girls knows if you're gonna suck 4 dicks, it's "in a row" not "all at once".

SAYS YOU!!!

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2017-01-11 02:22:32 PM  
 
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