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(The Sun)   You were caught cheating on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" Do you: A) live a quiet and dignified life, B) perform acts of charity, C) hack off three toes in a freak gardening accident, or D) elephant?   (thesun.co.uk) divider line
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2010-09-17 10:45:54 PM  
(((cough)))
 
2010-09-17 10:49:00 PM  
Gonna need to 50/50 this one.
 
2010-09-17 10:50:07 PM  
Karma's a Kate Gosselin.
 
2010-09-17 10:50:24 PM  
Freak gardening accident? Probably best if they left that one unsolved.
 
2010-09-17 10:50:26 PM  
Lemme guess...

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2010-09-17 10:51:39 PM  
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Where's my elephant!?
 
2010-09-17 10:52:59 PM  
E!
 
2010-09-17 10:54:57 PM  
Potato!
 
2010-09-17 10:56:37 PM  
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2010-09-17 10:56:50 PM  
Cheating b*tch got what he deserved.
 
2010-09-17 10:57:34 PM  
'Freak gardening accident' is a strange thing to call losing toes to a lawn mower. I imagine that's not especially uncommon, as accidents go.
 
2010-09-17 10:59:40 PM  
I'm going to go with c) Didactly
 
2010-09-17 11:00:14 PM  

Walker: Cheating b*tch got what he deserved.


Loosing three is a little harsh for cheating at a game show.
 
2010-09-17 11:02:16 PM  
Wouldn't it just have been easier to get the smarter guy on the gameshow rather than this elaborate plan of feeding the dumber guy answers?
 
2010-09-17 11:03:01 PM  
Stupid American here...WTF are "wellies"?
 
2010-09-17 11:05:35 PM  

Sum Dum Gai: Wouldn't it just have been easier to get the smarter guy on the gameshow rather than this elaborate plan of feeding the dumber guy answers?



I sort of figured the 'smarter' guy was just looking the answers up through a smartphone.
 
2010-09-17 11:06:43 PM  

MrCheeks: Where's my elephant!?


MrCheeks, a man who has a lot of ivory is less likely to hurt Stampy than a man whose ivory supplies are low!
 
2010-09-17 11:08:05 PM  

buckler: Stupid American here...WTF are "wellies"?


they're british slang for toes.
 
2010-09-17 11:08:07 PM  

buckler: Stupid American here...WTF are "wellies"?


Rubber boots.
 
2010-09-17 11:09:10 PM  
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Knows all about freaky gardening accidents.

/RIP Stumpy
 
2010-09-17 11:09:40 PM  

buckler: Stupid American here...WTF are "wellies"?


This guy wore them

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/American
 
2010-09-17 11:19:27 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: buckler: Stupid American here...WTF are "wellies"?

This guy wore them

/American


Napoleon?

Kidding of course, as it is obviously Nelson.
 
2010-09-17 11:19:34 PM  
Whats D?
 
2010-09-17 11:20:21 PM  

MisterLoki: The All-Powerful Atheismo: buckler: Stupid American here...WTF are "wellies"?

This guy wore them

/American

Napoleon?

Kidding of course, as it is obviously Nelson.


Actually that's Anne Frank. You know, the deaf and blind girl
 
2010-09-17 11:20:56 PM  
But did he REALLY cut off his toes? Did they check to make sure they weren't his partner's toes?
 
2010-09-17 11:22:54 PM  
Bet they find his toes in a cup of Wendy's chili soon.
 
2010-09-17 11:24:39 PM  
Rule #1 of using a lawnmower: when in doubt, LET GO. The blade stops pretty quickly unless it's really, really, really old or you duct-taped that handle down.

/electric lawnmower FTW
//stops instantly when you let go (or run over the cord)
 
2010-09-17 11:26:51 PM  

Bunnyhat: Sum Dum Gai: Wouldn't it just have been easier to get the smarter guy on the gameshow rather than this elaborate plan of feeding the dumber guy answers?


I sort of figured the 'smarter' guy was just looking the answers up through a smartphone.


Well the con happened in 2001 and as amazing as this sounds, I doubt there was a smartphone that could have helped out back then.
 
2010-09-17 11:29:41 PM  

saeufer82: Rule #1 of using a lawnmower: when in doubt, LET GO. The blade stops pretty quickly unless it's really, really, really old or you duct-taped that handle down.

/electric lawnmower FTW
//stops instantly when you let go (or run over the cord)


I bet you an internet that he held onto the handle automatically trying not to fall.
 
2010-09-17 11:34:12 PM  

buckler: Stupid American here...WTF are "wellies"?


They're a special kind of rubber boots with extra space in front of the shin, to place the ewe's hind legs so she can't run away.
 
2010-09-17 11:37:48 PM  
D: A jar of walnuts.
 
2010-09-17 11:41:35 PM  

Mitrovarr: 'Freak gardening accident' is a strange thing to call losing toes to a lawn mower. I imagine that's not especially uncommon, as accidents go.


I'm in Alabama and I give you a big 10-4 on that one buddy.
 
2010-09-17 11:41:48 PM  

MisterLoki: The All-Powerful Atheismo: buckler: Stupid American here...WTF are "wellies"?

This guy wore them

/American

Napoleon?

Kidding of course, as it is obviously Nelson.


Nelson Napoleon? Never heard of 'im.
 
2010-09-17 11:43:26 PM  
Coughed my beer all over the damn place, thanks subby :|
 
2010-09-17 11:43:44 PM  

Walker: Cheating b*tch got what he deserved.


jeez dude
 
2010-09-17 11:44:29 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: MisterLoki: The All-Powerful Atheismo: buckler: Stupid American here...WTF are "wellies"?

This guy wore them

/American

Napoleon?

Kidding of course, as it is obviously Nelson.

Actually that's Anne Frank. You know, the deaf and blind girl


Damn, that poor girl had it rough. Firs the Nazi's and then she does a Helen Keller? I gotta read that book again.

/figured you were joking
 
2010-09-17 11:45:35 PM  

RangerVet75: Mitrovarr: 'Freak gardening accident' is a strange thing to call losing toes to a lawn mower. I imagine that's not especially uncommon, as accidents go.

I'm in Alabama and I give you a big 10-4 on that one buddy.


people in Bama have push-mowers? i've seen people 'round those parts w/ ride-ons who don't even have cars
 
2010-09-17 11:45:43 PM  

Boozed Duck: Lemme guess...


I'll never understand that meme. Especially with the fail tag associated.
 
2010-09-17 11:46:18 PM  

Dr_Gene: buckler: Stupid American here...WTF are "wellies"?

They're a special kind of rubber boots with extra space in front of the shin, to place the ewe's hind legs so she can't run away.


Yes, classic. You did not disappoint.
 
2010-09-17 11:47:22 PM  
Check out this bit of gold from tfa comments:

One rotten apple slipped up in using a signalling cough
Slipping on another rotten apple took three of his toes off!
In the first incident he thought the fiddle would fit the bill
In the second, an accident left him without a boot to fill.
 
2010-09-17 11:48:20 PM  

Pathman: people in Bama have push-mowers? i've seen people 'round those parts w/ ride-ons who don't even have cars


Oh, I think they all work. If it's got a big whirling blade and an easily defeated safety, it will fill the emergency room.
 
2010-09-17 11:49:06 PM  
Well, uh, thanks all, I guess...
 
2010-09-17 11:49:46 PM  

Mitrovarr: Pathman: people in Bama have push-mowers? i've seen people 'round those parts w/ ride-ons who don't even have cars

Oh, I think they all work. If it's got a big whirling blade and an easily defeated safety, it will fill the emergency room.


i suppose that's a fair point
 
2010-09-17 11:54:21 PM  

Dr_Gene: buckler: Stupid American here...WTF are "wellies"?

They're a special kind of rubber boots with extra space in front of the shin, to place the ewe's hind legs so she can't run away.


*golf clap*
 
2010-09-18 12:18:23 AM  

Mitrovarr: Pathman: people in Bama have push-mowers? i've seen people 'round those parts w/ ride-ons who don't even have cars

Oh, I think they all work. If it's got a big whirling blade and an easily defeated safety, it will fill the emergency room.


+10, would lol again.
 
2010-09-18 12:20:45 AM  

Sum Dum Gai: Wouldn't it just have been easier to get the smarter guy on the gameshow rather than this elaborate plan of feeding the dumber guy answers?


He was on right after but got an early question wrong.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQoNWw0G2AY
 
2010-09-18 12:25:20 AM  
"had to ask a friend to phone 999 for an ambulance"

Well that's why they couldn't get them back on, everyone knows the number is 0118 999 881 999, 119 725 3.
 
2010-09-18 12:27:16 AM  
Chai wallah!

/no Slumdog references yet?
 
2010-09-18 12:43:56 AM  
Snopes

Hah! I'm so relieved that moon - elephant Millionaire screenshot is a fake.

I always feel so bad for that lady in the picture, the pic almost makes me cry when I see it.

Now through the power of Snopes I don't have to.
 
2010-09-18 12:54:10 AM  
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Steel toed. Perhaps he'd like a pair. Desert is being phased out, I'll give him mine.
 
2010-09-18 12:58:10 AM  
I'd go with phone a friend...... Hello Doctor......I'm calling for Charles Ingram, he's currently stumped and needs your help.
 
2010-09-18 1:10:06 AM  

Primum: Snopes

Hah! I'm so relieved that moon - elephant Millionaire screenshot is a fake.

I always feel so bad for that lady in the picture, the pic almost makes me cry when I see it.

Now through the power of Snopes I don't have to.


Wow, didn't know that. The guy who thought the sun orbits the earth is real, though. Go figure.
 
2010-09-18 1:12:43 AM  
I detect some pompous, Euro dickishness from the Sun's reporter. As this is the first occurrence, I'm willing to let it slide.
 
2010-09-18 1:12:51 AM  
saw one ep of Millionaire a guy got up to the million dollar question without using a single lifeline then when the question was asked he used his phone a friend.....just to call them to say "hey I'm about to win a million dollars!" then proceded to answer the question

I thought "wow what a pretentious douchebag"


then I thought "then again if I were able to do that I'd probably act like a douchebag too"
 
2010-09-18 1:21:46 AM  
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2010-09-18 1:23:59 AM  

Wingdings: Arxane [Image of Burger King]


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TIMING!


his vids on his visit to Austria were GOLD
 
2010-09-18 1:41:37 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Actually that's Anne Frank. You know, the deaf and blind girl


But does she play a mean pinball?
 
2010-09-18 2:00:08 AM  

Mitrovarr: 'Freak gardening accident' is a strange thing to call losing toes to a lawn mower. I imagine that's not especially uncommon, as accidents go.


Damn straight.

Now losing one toe, a finger, part of your ear and your left nipple to a lawnmower... now _that_'s a freak gardening accident.

Alternatively, choking on a rake.

I have, however, had several accidents with hoes.
 
2010-09-18 2:05:56 AM  

Jorge Sum: Mitrovarr: 'Freak gardening accident' is a strange thing to call losing toes to a lawn mower. I imagine that's not especially uncommon, as accidents go.

Damn straight.

Now losing one toe, a finger, part of your ear and your left nipple to a lawnmower... now _that_'s a freak gardening accident.

Alternatively, choking on a rake.

I have, however, had several accidents with hoes.



Wayne Brady is that you?
 
2010-09-18 2:26:57 AM  

Jorge Sum: I have, however, had several accidents with hoes.


I have had incidents with hoes in major cities at night.
 
2010-09-18 2:44:18 AM  

carnifex2005: Bunnyhat: Sum Dum Gai: Wouldn't it just have been easier to get the smarter guy on the gameshow rather than this elaborate plan of feeding the dumber guy answers?


I sort of figured the 'smarter' guy was just looking the answers up through a smartphone.

Well the con happened in 2001 and as amazing as this sounds, I doubt there was a smartphone that could have helped out back then.


Mobile Web existed farther back than that. In 99, I was running yahoo messenger on my phone constantly, using it as a replacement for my phone's inability to do SMS.
 
2010-09-18 2:50:57 AM  

JessicaRaven: saw one ep of Millionaire a guy got up to the million dollar question without using a single lifeline then when the question was asked he used his phone a friend.....just to call them to say "hey I'm about to win a million dollars!" then proceded to answer the question

I thought "wow what a pretentious douchebag"


then I thought "then again if I were able to do that I'd probably act like a douchebag too"


They had to let that guy win... a game show called "Greed" on another network was potentially going to be the first to award $1,000,000 so WWTBAM fed that guy easy questions. The million$ $$$ question was in the range of their usual $1k questions - the Richard Nixon one on Laugh In.
 
2010-09-18 2:58:55 AM  

I Am The Egg Matt Drudge Smears Upon His Body: JessicaRaven: saw one ep of Millionaire a guy got up to the million dollar question without using a single lifeline then when the question was asked he used his phone a friend.....just to call them to say "hey I'm about to win a million dollars!" then proceded to answer the question

I thought "wow what a pretentious douchebag"


then I thought "then again if I were able to do that I'd probably act like a douchebag too"

They had to let that guy win... a game show called "Greed" on another network was potentially going to be the first to award $1,000,000 so WWTBAM fed that guy easy questions. The million$ $$$ question was in the range of their usual $1k questions - the Richard Nixon one on Laugh In.


ratings grab, gotcha

knew there were douchebags involved somehow
 
2010-09-18 3:04:53 AM  

Primum: Snopes

Hah! I'm so relieved that moon - elephant Millionaire screenshot is a fake.

I always feel so bad for that lady in the picture, the pic almost makes me cry when I see it.

Now through the power of Snopes I don't have to.


You didn't finish the article, did you? It concludes by mentioning a guy who missed a question almost as easy: Which orbits the earth? a) the moon. b) the sun. c) Mars. d) Venus.

You can watch it here.
 
2010-09-18 3:54:36 AM  
buckler
Stupid American here...WTF are "wellies"?

They are rain boots. The Brits call them Wellies because the brand name is Wellington's.
 
2010-09-18 3:58:30 AM  
RangerVet75
The All-Powerful Atheismo: MisterLoki: The All-Powerful Atheismo: buckler: Stupid American here...WTF are "wellies"?

This guy wore them

/American

Napoleon?

Kidding of course, as it is obviously Nelson.

Actually that's Anne Frank. You know, the deaf and blind girl

Damn, that poor girl had it rough. Firs the Nazi's and then she does a Helen Keller? I gotta read that book again
.

Wait, what?
 
2010-09-18 4:20:22 AM  

HelenKellersFingers: RangerVet75
The All-Powerful Atheismo: MisterLoki: The All-Powerful Atheismo: buckler: Stupid American here...WTF are "wellies"?

This guy wore them

/American

Napoleon?

Kidding of course, as it is obviously Nelson.

Actually that's Anne Frank. You know, the deaf and blind girl

Damn, that poor girl had it rough. Firs the Nazi's and then she does a Helen Keller? I gotta read that book again.

Wait, what?


. .. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .. . . ..
. .. . .. .. .. . . .. .. .. . . . .. . . ..
. . . . . . . . . . . .



/doesn't look right with html ignoring spaces, but whatever.
 
2010-09-18 7:33:20 AM  
Are we sure it wasn't a "bizarre" gardening accident? Does he also play the drums?
 
2010-09-18 8:21:48 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: MisterLoki: The All-Powerful Atheismo: buckler: Stupid American here...WTF are "wellies"?

This guy wore them

/American

Napoleon?

Kidding of course, as it is obviously Nelson.

Actually that's Anne Frank. You know, the deaf and blind girl


the famous pinball player?

Boozed Duck: Lemme guess...


came for the moon-elephant pic, leaving satisfied
 
2010-09-18 8:26:28 AM  

I Am The Egg Matt Drudge Smears Upon His Body: They had to let that guy win... a game show called "Greed" on another network was potentially going to be the first to award $1,000,000


I'd forgotten all about "Greed"...what a great show. All the usual trivia combined with one-on-one elimination bloodsport, plus the hilarity of watching entire teams get taken out solely by incompetent leadership.

/plus anything hosted by Chuck Woolery is at least 2/3rds of the way to awesome already
 
2010-09-18 9:05:36 AM  

Cromar: Primum: Snopes

Hah! I'm so relieved that moon - elephant Millionaire screenshot is a fake.

I always feel so bad for that lady in the picture, the pic almost makes me cry when I see it.

Now through the power of Snopes I don't have to.

Wow, didn't know that. The guy who thought the sun orbits the earth is real, though. Go figure.


I was surprised that people may have been voting wrong to mock the clueless contestant. As someone who has attended a millionaire taping it never would've occurred to me to be that mean. or funny.
 
2010-09-18 10:03:38 AM  
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2010-09-18 11:29:19 AM  

Boozed Duck: Lemme guess...


In this illustration the Elephant is clearly larger than the moon.....
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2010-09-18 11:27:34 PM  
I worked with a guy that had cut off some of his toes in an offshore drilling accident. He was a better weatherman than Jim Cantori as far as being able to tell when the conditions were going to change.
 
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