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Darwin Awards Candidates

  • 28-08-2018 9:25pm
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    Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 72,157 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home


    Mod note: I figure we could have a thread dedicated to showing people doing stupid things that could prove dangerous, where they test the limits of Health and Safety.

    RULES:

    No material of people getting hurt permitted or doing really dangerous things (so, ok to show someone climbing three badly-balanced ladders one on top of the other while holding an active chainsaw, but not ok to show someone lying on the railway to take a picture of a train from under it. No blood, no gore, no accidents, no deaths, etc). No videos.

    Chat permitted (for now) but in moderation.

    Usual forum and site charters apply.


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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 72,157 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home


    For instance:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 38,249 ✭✭✭✭ Guy:Incognito


    New Home wrote: »
    For instance:

    Jokes on you. Thats a gallows he's climbing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,747 ✭✭✭ ganmo


    Jokes on you. Thats a gallows he's climbing.

    thats gallows humor



    :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,711 ✭✭✭ Doge


    New Home wrote: »
    For instance:

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    If i got this close to a New Home, I'd put a noose around my neck also. :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 261 ✭✭ Ian OB


    That won't hold him


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,854 ✭✭✭ Rogue-Trooper


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,711 ✭✭✭ Doge


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,854 ✭✭✭ Rogue-Trooper


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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 72,157 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home


    ^^^
    That was actually a fake, but it still fits in here. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,143 ✭✭✭ locum-motion


    Can I make a suggestion (and hopefully nobody thinks this is back sweat modding)?

    The "Darwin Awards" celebrate those who "improve the human gene pool by removing themselves from it".

    Therefore there are two things that disqualify a person from being awarded one:

    a) Having living descendants (as the person's genes are still in the human gene pool)
    b) Being alive (ditto)

    Can we therefore insist that this thread does not show any pictures of anyone who is still alive?


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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 72,157 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home


    Mod: Not sure if you're joking, but since it's "better safe than sorry", the answer is "Absolutely not, that actually sounds a bit sick". Anyway, that's why the thread is called "candidates".





    Non mod: Hehe, "back sweat modding". :pac:


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 72,157 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home


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    Always nice to see someone reaching for the stars.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,482 ✭✭✭ wexie



    Therefore there are two things that disqualify a person from being awarded one:

    a) Having living descendants (as the person's genes are still in the human gene pool)
    b) Being alive (ditto)

    Can we therefore insist that this thread does not show any pictures of anyone who is still alive?

    Actually the requirement is (if you want to get technical about it) to no longer be able to procreate. There's the infamous one about the guy washing his 'balls' in a golf ball washer. (snopes btw seems to think this one is an urban legend)

    this has to be one of my personal favourites

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,143 ✭✭✭ locum-motion


    New Home wrote: »
    ... Anyway, that's why the thread is called "candidates".


    Ah, but to be a 'Candidate' for an Award, you must be eligible to receive it!!!

    If Vids, Pics & Links of actually deceased people aren't allowed*, then perhaps a "Darwin Awards Candidates" thread is just not appropriate for the Cool Vids, Pics & Links Forum!! Or else the name should be changed!!:P


    *: And in fairness, the actual, original & official Darwin Awards site is basically stories (not pics), which is probably for the best!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,549 ✭✭✭ cython


    Ah, but to be a 'Candidate' for an Award, you must be eligible to receive it!!!

    If Vids, Pics & Links of actually deceased people aren't allowed*, then perhaps a "Darwin Awards Candidates" thread is just not appropriate for the Cool Vids, Pics & Links Forum!! Or else the name should be changed!!:P


    *: And in fairness, the actual, original & official Darwin Awards site is basically stories (not pics), which is probably for the best!

    How about "Aspiring Darwin Award Candidates"? :)


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 72,157 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home


    *mumbles something about nit-pickers taking things too literally*


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,711 ✭✭✭ Doge


    New Home wrote: »
    *mumbles something about nit-pickers taking things too literally*

    I thought you were about to find locum a New Home. :P

    Okay I'll stop, I promise!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,747 ✭✭✭ ganmo


    for those wondering about this years nominees see link
    https://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2018.html


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 72,157 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 89,766 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight


    New Home wrote: »
    Mod note: I figure we could have a thread dedicated to showing people doing stupid things that could prove dangerous, where they test the limits of Health and Safety.

    RULES:
    From https://darwinawards.com/rules/
    Killing others: The death of innocent bystanders absolutely rules out a Darwin Award. We don't applaud those who take others out of the gene pool, even if they share some DNA in common. Injuring bystanders is also frowned upon.

    Also no kids in real life threatening situations ?



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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 72,157 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home


    About the children? I agree absolutely.

    Mod Note: Pay heed to what Capt'n said about the kids. Ditto for the by-standers. Basically, idiotically dangerous situations, but nobody gets hurt.


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 72,157 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home


    *Mod note to self* Learn to read a whole post carefully before replying, you big numpty! *End of mod note to self.*


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 89,766 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,833 ✭✭✭ thesandeman


    I thought it said "no videos"?


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 72,157 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home


    That's a gif.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,833 ✭✭✭ thesandeman


    Same thing kinda.
    I'm biased anyway because Boards gifs play reeeallly sloooowww on my tablet for some reason.


  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭ phelant


    Can there be music? Cause I keep hearing the A-Team theme when I watch that gif.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 89,766 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 89,766 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 89,766 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight


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