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(KnoxNews)   Chattanooga man's jump in flood water on a $5 bet described as 'ego thing'. End result described as 'Darwin thing'   (knoxnews.com) divider line
    More: Sad, darwin, Chattanooga, National Weather Service, bragging, invasion of privacy, egos, Sylvester Kitchens, hypothermia  
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2009-09-22 4:47:55 PM  
...and the second boy says "Yeah, and it's deep, too. SHHHIIIIIAAAATTT!"
 
2009-09-22 4:56:50 PM  
Townsend said there were great nephews and other young children who saw it all.


Homeschooling that works.
 
2009-09-22 5:02:28 PM  
I bet that man turned blue in the face when he lost the bet.
 
2009-09-22 5:07:10 PM  
TFA fails to answer two important questions:

1. Who held his beer?
2. Did said person watch this?
 
2009-09-22 5:08:56 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: TFA fails to answer two important questions:

1. Who held his beer?
2. Did said person watch this?


Uhh, from the article it was mentioned that he was not drinking at the time of the incident.
 
2009-09-22 5:52:42 PM  
"Hey guys check this out" has probably been one of the most common famous last words in history. Right behind Oh SHIAT! Jeebus help me and Fark!
 
2009-09-22 6:18:48 PM  
And nothing of value was lost.
 
2009-09-22 6:20:16 PM  
Is it wrong that I don't feel the least bit bad for dumbasses like this? Better that he killed himself before having a chance to do something stupid that killed somebody else.
 
2009-09-22 6:20:28 PM  
Well there goes reupping his TF this month.
 
2009-09-22 6:21:04 PM  
wild9:
HaywoodJablonski: TFA fails to answer two important questions:

1. Who held his beer?
2. Did said person watch this?

Uhh, from the article it was mentioned that he was not drinking at the time of the incident.


He figured he'd be filling up on water soon enough.
 
2009-09-22 6:21:22 PM  
Why the sad tag? That's one less retard that can breed.
 
2009-09-22 6:22:48 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: And nothing of value was lost.


Ha!
 
2009-09-22 6:23:02 PM  

wild9: HaywoodJablonski: TFA fails to answer two important questions:

1. Who held his beer?
2. Did said person watch this?

Uhh, from the article it was mentioned that he was not drinking at the time of the incident.


At the time of the incident he probably drank far more than he expected to.
 
2009-09-22 6:23:03 PM  
Sad tag? I thought Dumbass or Darwin tag would be better.
 
2009-09-22 6:23:59 PM  
Well ding dang. We're all gonna miss him at the next possum parade.
 
2009-09-22 6:24:31 PM  
Well - I wouldn't have done it unless someone covered the bet. no need to be foolish about the whole thing

oh - don't be alarmed about the UNDERGROUND culvert 200' away, it won't affect my jackass stunt in the least

/ I blame Johnny Knoxville
// This was in the KNOXVILLE paper
///coincedence?? I think not
 
2009-09-22 6:24:52 PM  
The cold replies in this thread are making me happy.
 
2009-09-22 6:25:20 PM  
I used to find these kind of things quite funny but I dont anymore. Okay when people do a stupid thing its easy to laugh. What changed for me was my work colleague had a baby daughter last year. I am not officially a God Parent but I try to see the child very often. How beautiful & perfect she is breaks my heart, she is so innocent and without defense. I see all of the work that it takes to bring a person through the world and the love that this child has from everyone. Then I think everyone is a daughter, son, brother sister ect. So this is why I cannot laugh, sorry for the long post.
 
2009-09-22 6:26:42 PM  

BesiktasBoy83: I used to find these kind of things quite funny but I dont anymore. Okay when people do a stupid thing its easy to laugh. What changed for me was my work colleague had a baby daughter last year. I am not officially a God Parent but I try to see the child very often. How beautiful & perfect she is breaks my heart, she is so innocent and without defense. I see all of the work that it takes to bring a person through the world and the love that this child has from everyone. Then I think everyone is a daughter, son, brother sister ect. So this is why I cannot laugh, sorry for the long post.


WhhhhhAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

There is humor everywhere, especially when there are dumbarses about
 
2009-09-22 6:26:43 PM  
So alcohol may have been involved?
 
2009-09-22 6:28:24 PM  
What are we all going to do when they declare the Redneck a minority? Who then, can the left turn their racist hatred to, once the last unprotected members of our society gain acceptance?
Billy Bob has been an awesome target to date. Who is going to step up and replace him?
 
2009-09-22 6:28:42 PM  

JohnCarter: BesiktasBoy83: I used to find these kind of things quite funny but I dont anymore. Okay when people do a stupid thing its easy to laugh. What changed for me was my work colleague had a baby daughter last year. I am not officially a God Parent but I try to see the child very often. How beautiful & perfect she is breaks my heart, she is so innocent and without defense. I see all of the work that it takes to bring a person through the world and the love that this child has from everyone. Then I think everyone is a daughter, son, brother sister ect. So this is why I cannot laugh, sorry for the long post.

WhhhhhAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

There is humor everywhere, especially when there are dumbarses about


I respect that, but I cannot find in the end of any life a happiness.
 
2009-09-22 6:29:28 PM  
i would do the same thing, if i lived in Chattanooga.
 
2009-09-22 6:30:03 PM  
BesiktasBoy83:
JohnCarter: BesiktasBoy83: I used to find these kind of things quite funny but I dont anymore. Okay when people do a stupid thing its easy to laugh. What changed for me was my work colleague had a baby daughter last year. I am not officially a God Parent but I try to see the child very often. How beautiful & perfect she is breaks my heart, she is so innocent and without defense. I see all of the work that it takes to bring a person through the world and the love that this child has from everyone. Then I think everyone is a daughter, son, brother sister ect. So this is why I cannot laugh, sorry for the long post.

WhhhhhAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

There is humor everywhere, especially when there are dumbarses about

I respect that, but I cannot find in the end of any life a happiness.


You haven't met enough people.
 
2009-09-22 6:30:19 PM  
I guess he was dieing to have a 5 dollar, 5 dollar, 5 dollar foot long.
 
2009-09-22 6:31:17 PM  

phlegmmo: BesiktasBoy83:
JohnCarter: BesiktasBoy83: I used to find these kind of things quite funny but I dont anymore. Okay when people do a stupid thing its easy to laugh. What changed for me was my work colleague had a baby daughter last year. I am not officially a God Parent but I try to see the child very often. How beautiful & perfect she is breaks my heart, she is so innocent and without defense. I see all of the work that it takes to bring a person through the world and the love that this child has from everyone. Then I think everyone is a daughter, son, brother sister ect. So this is why I cannot laugh, sorry for the long post.

WhhhhhAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

There is humor everywhere, especially when there are dumbarses about

I respect that, but I cannot find in the end of any life a happiness.

You haven't met enough people.

Yes I have. Even in the worst people in the world a joy on their death I do not feel correct.
 
2009-09-22 6:31:33 PM  
More like img1.fark.net than img1.fark.net.
 
2009-09-22 6:31:55 PM  

devocr: I guess he was dieing to have a 5 dollar, 5 dollar, 5 dollar foot long.


Your spelling is bad and your joke isn't funny. Shut up.
 
2009-09-22 6:32:38 PM  
Will his life's work be as massively overrated as Jeff Buckley's?
 
2009-09-22 6:33:23 PM  
Stupid people die in stupid ways.
 
2009-09-22 6:34:40 PM  
BesiktasBoy83: I used to find these kind of things quite funny but I dont anymore. Okay when people do a stupid thing its easy to laugh. What changed for me was my work colleague had a baby daughter last year.

She'll be sucking cock for nickels soon enough
http://tinyurl.com/nj4zcj
(copy and paste)
 
2009-09-22 6:34:41 PM  

BesiktasBoy83: I used to find these kind of things quite funny but I dont anymore. Okay when people do a stupid thing its easy to laugh. What changed for me was my work colleague had a baby daughter last year. I am not officially a God Parent but I try to see the child very often. How beautiful & perfect she is breaks my heart, she is so innocent and without defense. I see all of the work that it takes to bring a person through the world and the love that this child has from everyone. Then I think everyone is a daughter, son, brother sister ect. So this is why I cannot laugh, sorry for the long post.


Pics of your friend's daughter? I'm about to fap and need some inspiration.
 
2009-09-22 6:34:49 PM  

Farkin'round: More like img1.fark.net than img1.fark.net.


Can't it be both?

/ Death always sucks, feel bad for his family/friends
// Still approves of gallows humor
 
2009-09-22 6:34:58 PM  

BesiktasBoy83:
Yes I have. Even in the worst people in the world a joy on their death I do not feel correct.


It's just death, it's not the end of the world.
 
2009-09-22 6:35:09 PM  
"Hey, kids! Watch me as I provide you with a horrible memory that will haunt your dreams and keep you from ever jumping into fast-moving water!"

So, it wasn't completely stupid and pointless. Some people live long enough only to provide the rest of us with bad examples.
 
2009-09-22 6:35:45 PM  
This is the sort of thing I'd expect from a teenager. Maybe he was having a mid-life crisis or something?

I wonder if he was just an idiot, or if there is some backstory here... were they arguing beforehand? Was he feeling his age and wanting to prove his strength and youth?
 
2009-09-22 6:36:24 PM  

BesiktasBoy83: I used to find these kind of things quite funny but I dont anymore. Okay when people do a stupid thing its easy to laugh. What changed for me was my work colleague had a baby daughter last year. I am not officially a God Parent but I try to see the child very often. How beautiful & perfect she is breaks my heart, she is so innocent and without defense. I see all of the work that it takes to bring a person through the world and the love that this child has from everyone. Then I think everyone is a daughter, son, brother sister ect. So this is why I cannot laugh, sorry for the long post.


Most days I giggle like a schoolgirl at dying dummies, but today I agree with you. This is a sad story. RIP Sylvester.
 
2009-09-22 6:36:26 PM  

BesiktasBoy83: I used to find these kind of things quite funny but I dont anymore. Okay when people do a stupid thing its easy to laugh. What changed for me was my work colleague had a baby daughter last year. I am not officially a God Parent but I try to see the child very often. How beautiful & perfect she is breaks my heart, she is so innocent and without defense. I see all of the work that it takes to bring a person through the world and the love that this child has from everyone. Then I think everyone is a daughter, son, brother sister ect. So this is why I cannot laugh, sorry for the long post.


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2009-09-22 6:37:27 PM  
BesiktasBoy83

You gotta remember, we don't come to Fark to praise Caesar, but to post snarky remarks, fail pictures, and slashies.

/I think I read that somewhere
 
2009-09-22 6:37:29 PM  
Sounds like a pretty good insurance fraud setup. Lets just hold off on that check until a body washes up.
 
2009-09-22 6:38:01 PM  
People under estimate the power of rushing water. I was up in Oregon a few months ago and there's this part of the Deschutes where people jump into a small rapid and ride it through. You'll be fine because the rapid doesn't last long until it goes into calm water, but when you're in that rapid you are powerless and it takes all your energy just to keep your head out of the water. The first time you go through it's a very scary feeling.
 
2009-09-22 6:38:15 PM  
Another UFC re-enactment down the drain...
 
2009-09-22 6:38:40 PM  
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2009-09-22 6:39:02 PM  
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/recommends a refreshing swim every once in awhile
 
2009-09-22 6:40:09 PM  

theoriginalslash: "Hey, kids! Watch me as I provide you with a horrible memory that will haunt your dreams and keep you from ever jumping into fast-moving water!"

So, it wasn't completely stupid and pointless. Some people live long enough only to provide the rest of us with bad examples.


Here lies Sylvester Kitchens, full of fail.
Thought he was cool, but was only a cautionary tale.
 
2009-09-22 6:41:21 PM  
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2009-09-22 6:41:32 PM  

BesiktasBoy83: ..I am... God... beautiful & perfect... so innocent... I see all...everyone... daughter, son, brother sister ect... this is why I... laugh...


Dude?
 
2009-09-22 6:42:24 PM  
Oh Gorgor you are a crazy asshole man.
Atomic Spunk Not even a little bit funny. Ignored.
Everyone else, I knoiw how I sound but I'm just telling you why I cannot laugh. If you laugh I dont criticize you at all.
 
2009-09-22 6:44:16 PM  
APPROVES
http://tinyurl.com/nuccjv
(copy and paste)
 
2009-09-22 6:44:27 PM  
sgilman 2009-09-22 06:21:22 PM Why the sad tag? That's one less retard that can breed.
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So very very very much this.
 
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