January 02, 2007

Only in America

Some TV show came on yesterday that touted the ten worst extreme ski accidents or some such. Near the top of the list was a guy who basically fell over three cliffs as he careened down the face of a mountain. It was ugly, and his unconcscious body finally slid to a stop almost a minute later and several hundred feet down from where his tumble started.

The announcer stated that the guy suffered multiple severe lacerations and had "shattered" his leg in three places. Then, in the next breath, we're informed that just eight weeks later the skier was back in competition. I guess it was a minor shatter.

Next, they have an interview with the guy. I'm paraphrasing here because it was so incredibly stupid that I couldn't believe what I was hearing.

I wasn't worried about extreme skiing again because, I mean, I'd fallen off a mountain. What are the odds that it would happen again, y'know?"

We live in a society where you can make a career of being a Darwin Award candidate.

Posted by: Ted at 08:46 AM | category: Square Pegs
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1 Practical equivalent: Bring a bomb to the airport with you. After all, what are the chances that there will be two bombs on your flight?

Posted by: CGHill at January 02, 2007 09:41 PM (Z/965)

2 LMAO at both of you.

Ian

Posted by: Ian at January 03, 2007 08:00 AM (DGmNs)

3 I just popped in here to say I still really really really like your new "Fleeing B-Movie Horror Victims" banner in case you missed the first two times I said that. Oh and yes perhaps someone could keep an eye on this suicidal skier and he could be a sort of Skiing-Death Nog Watch Project for Rocket Jones readers. Oh. Is that insensitive of me?

Posted by: dogette at January 03, 2007 09:38 AM (wN2Jx)

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