The 2007 Darwin Award - created to "commemorate those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it" - has been claimed by the Texas man whose addiction to alcohol enemas eventually led to a fateful encounter with two 1.5 litre bottles of sherry. The original citation reads: When Tammy Jean (40) married Michael in …
Interesting way ...
Interesting way to bypass the biological security of the stomach, which is likely to reject (well, apart from the very trained) any big abuses, and use a mean also used for urgent medication.
"A hell of a party" LOL
So what kind of laptop can survive a car-crash better than a Darwin-winner ?
What model of laptop?
I think that all us IT bunnies demand to know what laptop would still be working fine after being involved in a head-on crash.
Most models that I have used start playing up if you so much as look at them sternly!
A man who knows what he wants
I nearly forwarded a story that appeared in Metro on Friday ("Killed - trying to prove white spriits not flammable") as a possible contender for a Darwin Award, but then thought "where's the IT angle?"
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For anyone planning trying this - if you're going to use Grolsch or Champagne, might I advise you to decant it into something else first. Otherwise you're in for a world of hurt.
I thought the icon here was about as accurate as I could hope for.
Darwin Awards, are pretty poor these days.Originally the nominee got the award if they had NOT already procreated and they either die or lose their baby making equipment.
Now it seems that if they die or are injured in an amusing fashijn they get an award.
Pants I say, go back to the original scheme at least we knew the winners were one offs.
Tammy's better off without the drunken bum.
What precisely has changed? These latest additions seem to me to be in line with the great traditions of Darwin and the survival of the fittest theory!
The award is still only given when the person dies or cannot further reproduce as you state although there are "honourable mentions" categories for silly injuries that don't quite result in the necessary damage.
What else can be said but...
Re: sex on a pyramid-shaped metal roof
So, coming and going at the same time
"What precisely has changed?"
The spirit of Darwin , as you know, is that winners improve the gene pool by removing themselves from it.
They can hard be considered winners if they have already polluted the gene pool with their progeny. That's what I mean.
didn't anybody read
Fell #1 the comic book by british author Warren Ellis ?
Beautiful story around the alcohol enema death.
If being 6 times over killed him, he wasn't much of a drinker!
"If being 6 times over killed him, he wasn't much of a drinker!"
Maybe the 8 bags of peanuts and the doner kebab that his wife also shoved 'up there' were contributing factors?
You bastard, you just spoiled my "packet of crisps" joke... :-)
Maybe it was a vindaloo...
"Maybe the 8 bags of peanuts and the doner kebab that his wife also shoved 'up there' were contributing factors?"
Or quite possibly when it realised the curry was travelling in the wrong direction?
Coat on -> exit
Ye cannae change the laws of physics, Captain
@lansalot - no you don't. you just get projectile....
@Anonymous Coward - the peanuts would have reacted, resulting in a claymore-mine reaction !!
@By Anonymous Coward
"If being 6 times over killed him, he wasn't much of a drinker!
re: lightweight "
Yeah um thats a stupid statement. .47 was his bac. .3 is were alcohol poisoning begins .35 is were most hard core alcoholics pass out .40 is were death occurs
But where does it say that the guy has had children? In the Darwin Awards site at least there is no indication he's had any. Just because he is old, it does not mean he procreated already. But he still might have, he wasn't THAT old...
"Here's mud in your eye!"
The brown overcoat, thanks.
Coat ready, hading for door...
Should have used Brown Ale.
Duh, can't type.
Laptop in a car crash
I was once asked to repair a laptop that had been in a car crash. The car had gone over a telagraph pole in the road at night (it had fallen off a lorry apparently), the pole had ripped out the petrol tank, which exploded.
The driver survived as did his laptop which just had a few burn marks on the casing but when he tried to boot it he got the error "non systems disk or disk error" so he brough it to me to see if I could do any thing with it.
I ejected a floppy disk from the drive and it booted fine.
This was in about 1994.
Well, they may have just liked Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
or pussy, anyway....
where's the icon for 'death by punmanship'?
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