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    SG Enthusiast blacklab's Avatar
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    More Darwin Awards

    1. When his 38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a
    hold-up in Long Beach , California would-be robber James Elliot did something
    that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger
    again. This time it worked.

    2. The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat cutting machine
    and after a little shopping around, submitted a claim to his insurance
    company. The company expecting negligence sent out one of its men to
    have a look for himself.. He tried the machine and he also lost a finger. The
    chef's claim was approved.

    3. A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car during a
    blizzard in Chicago returned with his vehicle to find a woman had taken the
    space. Understandably, he shot her.

    4. After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver found
    that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare
    to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver
    went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride. He
    then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the staff that
    the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The
    deception wasn't discovered for 3 days.

    5.. An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious head
    wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he received the
    injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying to see how close he
    could get his head to a moving train before he was hit.

    6. A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the counter, and
    asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a
    gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerk promptly
    provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill
    on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer.... $15. [If
    someone points a gun at you and gives you money, is a crime committed?]

    7. Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided that
    he'd just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window, grab some
    booze, and run. So he lifted the cinder block and heaved it over his head at
    the window. The cinder block bounced back and hit the would-be thief on
    the head, knocking him unconscious. The liquor store window was made of
    Plexiglas. The whole event was caught on videotape.

    8. As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed
    her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman was
    able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, the
    police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to
    the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there
    for a positive ID. To which he replied, "Yes, officer, that's her. That's the
    lady I stole the purse from."

    9. The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a
    Burger King in Yipsilanti , Michigan at 5 A.M., flashed a gun, and demanded
    cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't open the cash
    register without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk
    said they weren't available for breakfast. The man, frustrated, walked away.

    10. When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on
    a Seattle street, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at
    the scene to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor home near
    spilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying to
    steal gasoline, but he plugged his siphon hose into the motor home's sewage
    tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges saying
    that it was the best laugh he'd ever had.

    In the interest of bettering mankind, please share these with friends and
    family....unless of course one of these individuals by chance is a distant
    relative or long lost friend. In that case, be glad they are distant and hope
    they remain lost.

    *** Remember..... They walk among us!!!

    *** And They Drive Vehicles !!!

    *** And They Vote !!!

    *** And They Breed !!!

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    Yes, the same "more" from 2005, and 2006, and...and...

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    SG Enthusiast blacklab's Avatar
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    Well Burke I had not seen them before and they gave me a smile. You also seem to forget there are new people who join and may not have seen them. Not everybody has the time to go back through the thousands of posts to see what is there.

    If you really think I should quit posting things like this why don't you set up a voting post and if most vote against them I will quit.

    When I see something I think is funny and brightens my day I like to share it. There are so many negative things posted I like to try and be on the positive side. I am sure there are many who copy the jokes and pass them on, and that is good, but if enough want me to quit I will.

    What I don't need is someone digging up old posts just so they can throw a dig at someone. What I do is just close the post and go onto something else. Why would I want to waste time looking up a reference to and old post unless I needed it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacklab View Post
    but if enough want me to quit I will.
    I wouldn't worry about it Terry
    There are many poor souls in this world who have nothing more to do in there meger existance then to try and belittle others.
    You are not one of them.
    It just seems that SG has more then a few

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    Second Most EVIL YARDofSTUF's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    It just seems that SG has more then a few
    SG has very few and quite tame ones compared to the majority of the net.

    And, DAMN!

    I missed the snopes link chance.

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    Now, Hank, touch your throat. That tube you feel is your trachea. Think of it as your handle. That thing your thumb is on is your carotid artery. Think of it as your button. I want you to grab the handle, push the button.
    -Brock Samson

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