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(KTLA Los Angeles)   Oh baby, that fire sparked by the gender reveal party has grown to 10,000 acres   (ktla.com) divider line
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2020-09-08 1:15:48 PM  
Gender reveal parties -- more often than not -- reveal that the parents are idiots.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2020-09-08 1:32:40 PM  
When incredibly stupid antics by a known individual start a fire like this, they need to name the fire after that individual.  That individual needs their stupidity commemorated for all time to remind us of just how stupid they were.

Yes, I'm aware that said stupid person might no longer be employable.  That's sort of the point.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-09-08 1:36:04 PM  
What are they going to name the baby?
 
2020-09-08 1:57:56 PM  
The article mentions that the last person who was charged with this was ordered to pay $8.2 million in restitution.  Just curious, how does that work?  Are their wages garnished for the rest of their lives, or is it just one of those things where they'll only come after you if you come into money somehow?
 
2020-09-08 2:02:31 PM  

TWX: When incredibly stupid antics by a known individual start a fire like this, they need to name the fire after that individual.  That individual needs their stupidity commemorated for all time to remind us of just how stupid they were.


You may not have been aware of it, but many people are AW and would do something like this intentionally to get attention, notorious as it is.
 
2020-09-08 2:03:07 PM  

ZAZ: What are they going to name the baby?


Damian
 
2020-09-08 2:03:50 PM  

ZAZ: What are they going to name the baby?


Sparky?
 
2020-09-08 2:04:10 PM  
Womb bomb.
 
2020-09-08 2:04:23 PM  

sirrerun: Gender reveal parties -- more often than not -- reveal that the parents are idiots.


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2020-09-08 2:05:06 PM  

criscodisco: The article mentions that the last person who was charged with this was ordered to pay $8.2 million in restitution.  Just curious, how does that work?  Are their wages garnished for the rest of their lives, or is it just one of those things where they'll only come after you if you come into money somehow?


Wage garnishment forever, they'll come after you if they find out you got any money from anything, and they'll take the rest of what they can get out of your estate's ass once you're dead.
 
2020-09-08 2:05:07 PM  
The parents to be should be charged with arson and stupidity.
 
2020-09-08 2:05:22 PM  

AsparagusFTW: Womb bomb.


It's actually kind of frustrating that these words do not rhyme.
 
2020-09-08 2:05:29 PM  

ZAZ: What are they going to name the baby?


If it's a boy, Dante. Girl, Lilith.
 
2020-09-08 2:05:35 PM  
Stupid article won't even tell us if it's a boy or a girl.
 
2020-09-08 2:05:57 PM  
But what better way to let everyone know you're having a Balrog?
 
2020-09-08 2:06:31 PM  
Didn't this happen last year?
 
2020-09-08 2:06:46 PM  
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2020-09-08 2:07:55 PM  
And as well as charge the attendees for accessory to commit arson for just being at the stupid gender reveal party in the first place.
 
2020-09-08 2:08:09 PM  

ZAZ: What are they going to name the baby?


firecrotch.
 
2020-09-08 2:08:52 PM  

Super Chronic: Stupid article won't even tell us if it's a boy or a girl.


Guess they'll just have to throw another party, then.
 
2020-09-08 2:11:48 PM  
Force them to sell the child, as restitution.
 
2020-09-08 2:14:10 PM  

wingedkat: Didn't this happen last year?


It happens every year.
 
2020-09-08 2:14:11 PM  
I bet thy didnt even wear masks at the party
 
2020-09-08 2:15:18 PM  

TWX: When incredibly stupid antics by a known individual start a fire like this, they need to name the fire after that individual.  That individual needs their stupidity commemorated for all time to remind us of just how stupid they were.

Yes, I'm aware that said stupid person might no longer be employable.  That's sort of the point.


Fine line. Then arsonists do it for celebrity status.
 
2020-09-08 2:16:31 PM  

oa330_man: You may not have been aware of it, but many people are AW and would do something like this intentionally to get attention, notorious as it is.


See Herostratus.
 
2020-09-08 2:16:50 PM  

OccamsWhiskers: But what better way to let everyone know you're having a Balrog?


The best way is to bring them over without warning after they're born.  Hilarity ensues.
 
2020-09-08 2:17:21 PM  

TWX: When incredibly stupid antics by a known individual start a fire like this, they need to name the fire after that individual.  That individual needs their stupidity commemorated for all time to remind us of just how stupid they were.

Yes, I'm aware that said stupid person might no longer be employable.  That's sort of the point.


The Karen and Toby wildfire.
 
2020-09-08 2:17:24 PM  
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2020-09-08 2:17:44 PM  

criscodisco: The article mentions that the last person who was charged with this was ordered to pay $8.2 million in restitution.  Just curious, how does that work?  Are their wages garnished for the rest of their lives, or is it just one of those things where they'll only come after you if you come into money somehow?



Wage garnishment for eternity, liens against any property you may have or acquire, social security benefits will be garnished, tax refunds will be redirected, and if there's a remainder it'll be applied against your estate when you die.
 
2020-09-08 2:18:19 PM  

Super Chronic: Stupid article won't even tell us if it's a boy or a girl.


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2020-09-08 2:26:14 PM  

gameshowhost: Force them to sell the child, as restitution.


Given the parentage, this isn't exactly a top of the line kid. How much could they get for it?
 
2020-09-08 2:28:33 PM  
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2020-09-08 2:29:15 PM  
Fun fact: Manhattan is about 14,478 acres.

At 10,574 acres with 16% containment, it's safe to say that this fire's going to be bigger than Manhattan by the time it's contained.

Those parents should be proud! Not even born yet, and already an area of land the size of Manhattan's been razed in its name! ALL HAIL THE DESTROYER!
 
2020-09-08 2:29:53 PM  

Pudding Taine: gameshowhost: Force them to sell the child, as restitution.

Given the parentage, this isn't exactly a top of the line kid. How much could they get for it?


Whole, or broken up for parts? Parts are usually worth much more, and you can get quick cash for them ASAP...
 
2020-09-08 2:30:35 PM  

Pudding Taine: gameshowhost: Force them to sell the child, as restitution.

Given the parentage, this isn't exactly a top of the line kid. How much could they get for it?


I suppose they can keep it until it's 12. Then Rush Limbaugh will pay a lot to have sex with it.

/tangentially, if limbaugh survives that long, no one is allowed to speak of god ever again
 
2020-09-08 2:31:02 PM  

Salmon: ZAZ: What are they going to name the baby?

firecrotch.


If it's anything but Gozer, I'm going to be disappointed.
 
2020-09-08 2:31:26 PM  

AsparagusFTW: Womb bomb.


Womb Bomb Stupid Mom?
 
2020-09-08 2:38:29 PM  
If I didn't know better, I would say Gender Reveal Parties inspired this song:

The Cult - Fire Woman
Youtube 8g6h1vI4Xv0
 
2020-09-08 2:40:44 PM  

FormlessOne: Fun fact: Manhattan is about 14,478 acres.

At 10,574 acres with 16% containment, it's safe to say that this fire's going to be bigger than Manhattan by the time it's contained.


Fun fact: Denver International Airport is about 33,500 acres.

At 10,574 acres with 16% containment, it's safe to say that this fire's going to be less than half the size of the Denver International Airport by the time it's contained.
 
2020-09-08 2:42:36 PM  

sirrerun: Gender reveal parties -- more often than not -- reveal that the parents are idiots.


Most of the time it's just a harmless reason to have a gathering, but fark YOU if you're one of these assholes who leaves a mess of blue or pink plastic confetti all over a public park.  I once came across a big mess of this stuff on a public beach at a state park.  Assholes.  farking assholes.
 
2020-09-08 2:45:39 PM  

ZAZ: What are they going to name the baby?


Charlie Mcgee.
 
2020-09-08 2:47:19 PM  

TWX: When incredibly stupid antics by a known individual start a fire like this, they need to name the fire after that individual.  That individual needs their stupidity commemorated for all time to remind us of just how stupid they were.

Yes, I'm aware that said stupid person might no longer be employable.  That's sort of the point.


This should apply to anyone who has a "gender reveal party."
 
2020-09-08 2:53:40 PM  

ZAZ: What are they going to name the baby?


Prometheus.
 
2020-09-08 2:57:10 PM  

Sexy Jesus: ZAZ: What are they going to name the baby?

Prometheus.


That was what I was going to say but too late.
 
2020-09-08 3:00:19 PM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: Sexy Jesus: ZAZ: What are they going to name the baby?

Prometheus.

That was what I was going to say but too late.


Could always go with Epimetheus...
 
2020-09-08 3:04:45 PM  

ZAZ: What are they going to name the baby?


Bernie.
 
2020-09-08 3:27:38 PM  

ZAZ: What are they going to name the baby?


Asher.
 
2020-09-08 3:32:21 PM  
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2020-09-08 3:33:55 PM  
Well, to be fair, the revealing of their crotch fruit's gender was totally worth millions of dollars of damage and destruction.
 
2020-09-08 3:36:42 PM  

ZAZ: What are they going to name the baby?


Johnny Storm
 
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