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'Tree surfer' slams into parked car, injures head
Sacramento Bee ^ | 12-29-09 | AP

Posted on 12/29/2009 11:57:36 AM PST by steveo

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. -- Orange County sheriff's deputies say a man riding a Christmas tree being dragged behind an SUV slammed into a parked car and was hospitalized with head injuries.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: darwinaward; stoopid
This kid got a stocking full of stupid for Christmas.
1 posted on 12/29/2009 11:57:37 AM PST by steveo
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To: steveo

FAIL


2 posted on 12/29/2009 11:58:25 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: steveo

Should have asked Santa for a helmet..with a side of brains.


3 posted on 12/29/2009 11:59:37 AM PST by AirForceMom (Merry Christmas!!)
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To: steveo

Are they sure he did not have the head injury before tree surfing?


4 posted on 12/29/2009 11:59:49 AM PST by scottteng (IMPEACH OBAMA I am Jim Thompson)
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To: steveo

Darwin Award Winner for 2009


5 posted on 12/29/2009 12:00:40 PM PST by the long march
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To: steveo

[cue “Miserlou” by Dick Dale]


6 posted on 12/29/2009 12:01:26 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: steveo

Hold My Beer and Watch THIS!!!!


7 posted on 12/29/2009 12:02:15 PM PST by YOMO
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To: steveo
Alcohol involved? Naw.
8 posted on 12/29/2009 12:02:22 PM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: steveo

Hold My Beer and Watch THIS!!!!


9 posted on 12/29/2009 12:02:22 PM PST by YOMO
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To: YOMO

I’m thinking more “Hold muh Egg Nog...”


10 posted on 12/29/2009 12:03:13 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: steveo
This kid got a stocking full of stupid for Christmas.


11 posted on 12/29/2009 12:05:06 PM PST by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: steveo

What will Pelosi do now without her chief of staff?


12 posted on 12/29/2009 12:06:28 PM PST by pabianice
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To: steveo

Darwin:
Next time wear a helmet. I would do this in a clear parking lot for the fun.


13 posted on 12/29/2009 12:09:05 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: the long march

Beat me.


14 posted on 12/29/2009 12:09:32 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome

Great minds think alike


15 posted on 12/29/2009 12:11:05 PM PST by the long march
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To: Vendome

“Next time wear a helmet.”

Helmets are for pussies!


16 posted on 12/29/2009 12:11:31 PM PST by dalereed
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To: steveo
Good thing he landed on his head or he might have gotten hurt.
17 posted on 12/29/2009 12:11:43 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: AirForceMom

I believe in freedom of choice when it comes to helmets... my recommendation to this idiot would be to start with a small sapling and then move up to shrubbery before getting on a Christmas Tree.


18 posted on 12/29/2009 12:14:06 PM PST by maddog55 (Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him.)
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To: steveo
what a numbskull!

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(rimshot)

19 posted on 12/29/2009 12:16:15 PM PST by sofaman (Obama, "If you have to release bad news to the public, it would help if you are not ugly.")
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To: steveo

I can’t help but wonder if perhaps his head injuries occurred BEFORE he rode “a Christmas tree being dragged behind an SUV” into a parked car.


20 posted on 12/29/2009 12:17:07 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: pabianice

Good one!

That’s funny.


21 posted on 12/29/2009 12:18:58 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: steveo
He warned against tree surfing, calling it a serious traffic violation.

A police official warns against it, NOT because one might injure or kill oneself, but because it is a "serious traffic violation". I guess that's to be expected in today's regulation-driven society.

22 posted on 12/29/2009 12:22:20 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: steveo

“That’s not the way you sport wood, son.”


23 posted on 12/29/2009 12:25:58 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Bush at his worst was still better than Obama at his best.)
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To: windcliff

ping


24 posted on 12/29/2009 12:29:07 PM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: WayneS; steveo
> A police official warns against it, NOT because one might injure or kill oneself, but because it is a "serious traffic violation". I guess that's to be expected in today's regulation-driven society.

Eh, maybe not. The policeman is not responsible for citizens being sensible, they're responsible for catching citizens who break laws.

There's no law against doing something real damn dumb, unless it's ALSO illegal for a different reason as well.

25 posted on 12/29/2009 12:32:49 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: steveo
In Colorado where I grew up we would tie a sled to the back of the car and my Dad would drive us around the neighborhood.

I hated it when he would speed up and slam on the brakes.

;-)

26 posted on 12/29/2009 12:33:59 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: the long march

He should have waited until Jan 1st - then he’d have been the first Darwin award winner of 2010!


27 posted on 12/29/2009 12:35:31 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: dayglored

That’s a good point.

But then again, why is there a law against Christmas tree surfing in the first place? What if Christmas tree surfing just happens to be one of the sacred rituals of my particular brand of Christianity? Wouldn’t outlawing it be a violation of my rights under the 1st Amendment?

;-)


28 posted on 12/29/2009 12:36:51 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: steveo

Darwin nominee.....


29 posted on 12/29/2009 12:50:38 PM PST by FeliciaCat (I like my money where I can see it...hanging in my closet.)
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To: steveo

Not enough money to go to the snow?


30 posted on 12/29/2009 1:05:57 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: the long march

Darwin Award Winner for 2009

Barely got in under the wire for 2009, didn’t he?

When does the official list come out?


31 posted on 12/29/2009 1:07:03 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: steveo

I took care of a kid who did this with a skateboard behind his buddy’s truck. He was pretty jacked up, but I heard that he did recover sufficiently to go home.


32 posted on 12/29/2009 1:07:19 PM PST by gracie1 (visualize whirled peas)
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To: steveo
I was channel surfing a few days ago and stumbled across "1000 way to die" on spike. Two guys were doing their version of this.

After going "bowling" (two idiots, one lit bowl) one drove a fork lift and the other sat on a dolly (a wheeled platform ~2.5' x 2.5').

The guy on the dolly was being towed by a rope w/ one end tied to the fork truck and the middle section tied around his waist.

As the fork lift came around a corner that loose rope end dragging behind the dolly was caught tight under a truck tire and the fork truck kept on going.

According to the story the two idiots became one idiot + two halves of an idiot.

33 posted on 12/29/2009 1:09:42 PM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: WayneS
> ... why is there a law against Christmas tree surfing in the first place?

Actually I don't think there is one, per se, but I suspect tree-surfing falls into the same category as kids sitting in the back of a pickup, or riding without a seatbelt. Nanny-Statism.

> What if Christmas tree surfing just happens to be one of the sacred rituals of my particular brand of Christianity? Wouldn’t outlawing it be a violation of my rights under the 1st Amendment?

You can probably do it on your own driveway with impunity. Doing it on the public streets/highways is another matter.

Unless, of course, you got your tree registered and inspected. I've seen plenty of gaudy vehicles that were so loaded with lights that they looked like Christmas trees, so why not a Christmas tree fitted with turn-signals and brakes? ;-)

34 posted on 12/29/2009 1:47:21 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: WayneS

And no doubt pole dancing should be a protected ritual for Festivus Day celebrants.


35 posted on 12/29/2009 1:51:24 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: steveo
"'Tree surfer' slams into parked car, injures head"

Yeah, but how was the car?

36 posted on 12/29/2009 1:55:14 PM PST by mlo
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To: GSWarrior
In Colorado where I grew up we would tie a sled to the back of the car and my Dad would drive us around the neighborhood.

I hated it when he would speed up and slam on the brakes.

Having also grown up in Colorado I remember doing that too. My friend's father tied their two-runner sled to the back of his truck then extended a rope from the sled to a snow saucer. My two buddies rode the sled and I was on the saucer.

Unfortunately for me my saucer had spun around causing me to face to the rear when the rope to the truck broke. I had no idea what was coming. My saucer spun around just in time to see my friends, for a split second, in a heap on their sled. My first fat lip and I remember it well. I even remember the hot chocolate back at home to soothe my pain. Things really hurt when you're six. ;^)

37 posted on 12/29/2009 2:10:36 PM PST by TigersEye (Tar & feathers! Pitchforks and torches! ... Get some while supplies last.)
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To: TigersEye

My dad used to take us around the empty parking lot with an innertube as kids.

Years later, my friends and I had the great idea to hitch a tow rope with water skis to the car, and we took turns driving up and down the road next to the neighborhood pond (in summer). It didn’t take too long for the local cop to show up to get us to stop. He just gave us a warning! (I always thought it was because he was impressed by the sheer ingenuity of it!)


38 posted on 12/29/2009 2:21:34 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: WayneS

Go for it!


39 posted on 12/29/2009 3:54:43 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: 21twelve

He probably went home and pulled his kids around behind his patrol car. lol


40 posted on 12/29/2009 4:19:22 PM PST by TigersEye (Tar & feathers! Pitchforks and torches! ... Get some while supplies last.)
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To: dalereed

Concussions hurt and can be dangerous to your health....

Awwwhh screw it, give me a cigarette and let ‘er rip.


41 posted on 12/29/2009 11:10:42 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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