01 August 2008

Severely burned man rescued from utility pole in Dallas

Here's one from the shallow end of the gene pool.
A man who climbed to the top of a utility pole today in an alleged effort to steal copper had to be rescued after he was jolted by a high-voltage wire and burned over 50 percent of his body, officials said.
I may not be a smart man, but I know what 7000 volts is.
Live TV coverage of the 1 1/2 -hour rescue showed the man's shirt in tatters, his jeans mostly burned away from his body. His skin looked red and he appeared to be in extreme pain as rescue personnel eased him down a fire truck's extended ladder.
That's a good summary: pain. Extreme pain.

I'm guessing Darwin will triumph sooner or later.

UPDATE: He died from his injuries.

28 July 2008

Rhonda's Cans

Listen closely to the background comments, if you can hear around the insane cackling...

The concept of this stage was to have you place the appropriate color can on the same color stick. Watch what happens when she throws the green and yellow cans after they hit the ground....

Also watch the fingers of the RO who runs out of fingers for each penalty shot fired with the wrong color can on the wrong color post; which really got me giggling, as you can tell.