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Paulos23
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USA
446 Posts

Posted - 04/22/2005 :  05:20:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Paulos23's Homepage Send Paulos23 a Private Message
Man, glad you lived through that. I hope both you and your friend have a speedy recovery.

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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
26009 Posts

Posted - 04/22/2005 :  06:31:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
Hey, Ricky: happy Earth Day!


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Wendy
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USA
614 Posts

Posted - 04/22/2005 :  07:58:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Wendy a Yahoo! Message Send Wendy a Private Message
Have you considered it might have been part of their evil plan to make a blood sacrifice of the non-members to Mother Earth?

Glad you're both okay.

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy afternoon.
-- Susan Ertz
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astropin
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USA
970 Posts

Posted - 04/22/2005 :  11:51:17   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send astropin a Private Message
Wow Ricky, that is a great story. You will be telling that one for the rest of your life. Chalk one up for the soft ground.

For myself, I have driven a car into a lake (don't ask, but I was not drinking). Totaled a snowmobile at 70 MPH (no injuries). Hit a fishing boat while pulling a skier (no injuries), and totaled a motorcycle at about 45 MPH (lost four teeth on that one). For some reason my wife will not let me get a pilots license?

I would rather face a cold reality than delude myself with comforting fantasies.

You are free to believe what you want to believe and I am free to ridicule you for it.

Atheism:
The result of an unbiased and rational search for the truth.

Infinitus est numerus stultorum
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Ricky
SFN Die Hard

USA
4907 Posts

Posted - 04/22/2005 :  13:38:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
I hate myself so much in pictures, and even more on camera, but oh well:

http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=3244673&nav=RmOiYxgS

There is a video towards the bottom of the story.

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9677 Posts

Posted - 04/22/2005 :  13:43:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
Wow, Ricky!

I'm glad you're allright! Sue the ass off that driver, some people shouldn't have license in the first place.

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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 04/22/2005 :  13:59:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
I just checked the link... You're letting that girl off easy. But then, this event will probably stay with her and perhaps haunt her for quite a while too. She could have killed you, hopefully her conscience will remind her and keep her out of trouble in the future.

Anyway, it's good to know that you and your friend escaped without permanent injuries.

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beskeptigal
SFN Die Hard

USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  12:48:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Ricky

I hate myself so much in pictures, and even more on camera, but oh well:

http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=3244673&nav=RmOiYxgS

There is a video towards the bottom of the story.

I can't believe the shredded clothes!!! You guys look real good on the clip. Very sweet. Just want to get on with Earth day and no charges. I'm impressed.

Dr M, the driver was male not female. Probably no big difference but I hate to see the supposedly bad women driver myth reinforced.
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R.Wreck
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USA
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Posted - 04/23/2005 :  13:42:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send R.Wreck a Private Message
Damn, Ricky! What is your head made of?

Seriously though, glad you survived with seemingly minor injuries.

Let this be a lesson to all of us. Whenever you sleep outdoors, do so in a large wood and brick structure as protection from errant pickup trucks!


The foundation of morality is to . . . give up pretending to believe that for which there is no evidence, and repeating unintelligible propositions about things beyond the possibliities of knowledge.
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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 04/23/2005 :  14:19:48   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by beskeptigal
Dr M, the driver was male not female. Probably no big difference but I hate to see the supposedly bad women driver myth reinforced.

That was not my intention. Maybe my hearing is impaird and I'm not native English, and the sound of that clip was actually rather bad. My first gut instinct was that the driver was male, and definitly older than a student. But then I thought it sounded like a woman's name mentioned in the news-clip. Aparently I was wrong.

For those who think women are genetically unsuitable to handle vehicles I give you Michelle Mouton.

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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  14:24:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dr. MabuseMaybe my hearing is impaird and I'm not native English, and the sound of that clip was actually rather bad. My first gut instinct was that the driver was male, and definitly older than a student. But then I thought it sounded like a woman's name mentioned in the news-clip. Aparently I was wrong.
No, it was definitely one of those transgender names, like Erin or something, that could be either for boy or girl but primarily one would think girl. The only other context was once or twice the driver was referred to as a he. The guy might spell his name Arron or something.


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"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

"Face facts with dignity." --found inside a fortune cookie
Edited by - H. Humbert on 04/23/2005 14:25:43
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Dave W.
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USA
26009 Posts

Posted - 04/23/2005 :  19:26:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
The name is "Aaron Barr." It's in the text which accompanies the video.

I know a women in the Netherlands named "Aase," so perhaps the double-A names are more-often feminine in the whole Scandinavian area?

And yes, on first read I thought it was "Aaron Burr," and I was planning on a joke about Ricky challenging the guy to a duel. Good thing I read it again, as nobody would have gotten the joke, anyway.

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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9677 Posts

Posted - 04/24/2005 :  03:09:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.
I know a women in the Netherlands named "Aase," so perhaps the double-A names are more-often feminine in the whole Scandinavian area?

In Sweden we use the letter 'Å' (an A with a ring on top, like in the StarGÅte-logo) instead of the double-A. Though it's pronounced just like 'au' in 'sauce'. The name Åse is more common in Denmark and Norway than in Sweden where we mosty use the alterate spelling Åsa.

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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 04/24/2005 :  03:15:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
Maybe I was influenced by watching too much Farscape, thinking it sounded like Erin, as in Peacekeeper officer Aeryn Sun.

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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4954 Posts

Posted - 04/24/2005 :  09:33:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.
And yes, on first read I thought it was "Aaron Burr," and I was planning on a joke about Ricky challenging the guy to a duel. Good thing I read it again, as nobody would have gotten the joke, anyway.
But if it had been Burr, the joke would actually have been pretty funny. Alas-- such perfect set-ups are rare.
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