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(BBC-US)   Irish man who spent 10 hours in water "stressed but stable". Hopes to spend next 10 hours in Jameson and Guinness   (bbc.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Leinster, Lifeboat, Gerard O'Flynn, Counties of Ireland, United States Coast Guard, Irish language, Drogheda, Republic of Ireland  
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2021-07-27 9:23:19 AM  
My grandpa always said that water, not whiskey, was a killer.
 
2021-07-27 9:23:20 AM  
One Night in Guinness, an Irish porno starring Connor MacLoud.
 
2021-07-27 9:23:44 AM  
Rye whiskey rye whiskey rye whiskey he cried
If the drink don't kill me I'll live till I die
 
2021-07-27 9:33:09 AM  
They are "back garden toys and that is as far as they should go," Mr O'Flynn said.

Oh, Mr. O'Flynn, you've obviously never had an inflatable girlfriend.

Also, you have the most Irish surname ever.
 
2021-07-27 9:43:13 AM  
Inflatable dinghy? I suppose it was something like this
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At least he had the sense to wear a life jacket.There's no damn way I could tread or swim water for 10 hours
 
2021-07-27 9:45:45 AM  
Ah, the good ol' Irish stereotypes.
 
2021-07-27 9:46:49 AM  
I thought the Irish Coast Guard was just two guys passed out at the end of a boat dock.
 
2021-07-27 9:48:39 AM  

iheartscotch: My grandpa always said that water, not whiskey, was a killer.


Strange, the Japanese idiom states that more have drowned in the wine cup than in the sea.

海中より盃中に溺死する者多し。
 
2021-07-27 10:02:47 AM  
Oh well another missed opportunity for a Darwin Award.........
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2021-07-27 10:07:09 AM  
Ayyy what's the difference between an Irish Sea Search and and Irish Rescue???
 
2021-07-27 10:07:39 AM  
In an Irish pub -

Say Sean, did ye hear about poor Paddy?
No, what happened?
He drowned at work today down at the brewery.
Saints preserve us! How on earth?
Fell in a vat of Guiness, he did.
Poor lad! At least it was quick.
No! He was in there for hours afore he finally perished.
Ah, you don't say. How could drownin' take so long?
Well, for one thing, he got out three or four times to take a leak.

(fuh duhmph)
 
2021-07-27 10:13:27 AM  

berylman: Inflatable dinghy? I suppose it was something like this
[Fark user image image 276x183] At least he had the sense to wear a life jacket.There's no damn way I could tread or swim water for 10 hours


Probably more like:

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2021-07-27 10:18:02 AM  

berylman: There's no damn way I could tread or swim water for 10 hours


You dont have to actively tread water you can just lay on your back and breathe and youll float just fine.
 
2021-07-27 10:19:35 AM  

dothemath: berylman: There's no damn way I could tread or swim water for 10 hours

You dont have to actively tread water you can just lay on your back and breathe and youll float just fine.


In the salty sea, yes.

In a swimming pool, no.
 
2021-07-27 10:22:03 AM  

iheartscotch: My grandpa always said that water, not whiskey, was a killer.


Fish fark in that stuff.
 
2021-07-27 10:51:48 AM  
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2021-07-27 11:39:19 AM  
A Guinness brewery worker travels to the home of his co-worker with bad news.
'I'm sorry Mary, but Seamus died at the brewery today.'
'Oh my god!' replied Mary, 'What happened?!'
'He drowned in a vat of Guinness Stout' said the worker, sadly.
'That's terrible! Did he suffer?' asked Mary.
'I don't think so,' the worker replied, 'He climbed out two times to take a piss'
 
2021-07-27 12:10:21 PM  
He said it was a back garden toy, so I'm assuming it was a pool turtle or ring or something not anything actually appropriate. What I want to know is, how did he get so far out in the water before thinking,.. hey the tide is going out... wonder what will happen to me.
 
2021-07-27 12:14:43 PM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: dothemath: berylman: There's no damn way I could tread or swim water for 10 hours

You dont have to actively tread water you can just lay on your back and breathe and youll float just fine.

In the salty sea, yes.

In a swimming pool, no.


You will in a swimming pool too. Didn't you learn that in like boy scouts as a kid?   Arch your back so that you force your pelvis up, arms loosely to the side. If you're skinny, you won't float high, but you'll float.
 
2021-07-27 2:08:28 PM  
Finally my home town makes it to Fark. Was wondering what all the helicopter activity was.
 
2021-07-27 2:58:17 PM  
In vino vertias, In cerevisia vires, in aqua bacteria.
 
2021-07-27 8:43:04 PM  
If anyone's still reading... I've read that in the North Atlantic, average lifespan before dying is 15 MINUTES.
 
2021-07-28 4:33:26 AM  
Dear gawd, the poor fellow. I hope someone tossed him a brew.
 
2021-07-28 6:01:32 AM  

whitroth: If anyone's still reading... I've read that in the North Atlantic, average lifespan before dying is 15 MINUTES.


He fell in in the Irish Sea, thAT'S ON THE OTHER SIDE OF iRELAND TO THE oops Atlantic
 
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