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Dont climb on shrooms!

StuckNut
14/11/2011
9:06:46 AM
Thought about posting this in the Accidents forum but figured its probably better suited here.

Half-naked climber -- possibly high on mushrooms -- rescued from First Flatiron in Boulder

http://www.coloradodaily.com/ci_19315401?source=most_viewed#axzz1dVQNcJi3
kieranl
14/11/2011
9:23:54 AM
Only half-naked? Which half?
citationx
14/11/2011
9:33:41 AM
sounds like a boulderer to me. also a rabid one, biting a rescuer? sheesh!
dfinnecy
14/11/2011
1:09:31 PM
Biting a rescuer? Maybe the photo in this article was mistakenly taken from the wrong incident.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/ambos-called-to-cliff-fall-and-farm-accident/story-fn6bfkm6-1226186569877
neverclimbed32
15/11/2011
1:08:24 PM
On 14/11/2011 dfinnecy wrote:
>Biting a rescuer? Maybe the photo in this article was mistakenly taken
>from the wrong incident.
>
>http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/ambos-called-to-cliff-fall-and-farm-accident/story-fn6bf
>m6-1226186569877

That article is the absolute pinnicle of Hun reporting.
"A WOMAN" (caps on here just to make sure you know, wer'e talking about A WOMAN) "has been airlifted to hospital after falling almost 40m down a cliff near Marysville.

The 35-year-old was at the Wells Cave Track at Taggerty when she fell at about 12.50pm."
(I'm confused here because the poor girl seems to have fallen about 25km, all the way from "near Marysville, to Taggerty". I think the real story here is "A WOMAN survives 25km fall". On a more positive note it is good to see that Wells Cave has been relocated to a more accessible place for the greater enjoyment of the public.)

"Paramedics found her with a cut to her skull and neck pain and treated her at the scene.She was taken to The Alfred hospital in a serious but stable condition.

ALSO today, a man partially severed his arm in a machinery accident at Yarram.
He was airlifted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

It is believed the 40-year-old was in a paddock close to harvesting equipment when his arm was caught in a sanding machine at about 11.30am." (Poor bloke should have been standing a but closer to the harvester, and a bit further away from the sanding machine and he would have been alright. What were they doing running joinery equipment in a paddock anyway?)

He was treated at the scene by paramedics and is in a serious condition.
It is believed the manís arm could be lost from the elbow down.
The CFA assisted as paramedics removed the man from the scene."

And whats with the picture. Surely THE WOMAN isn't that bad looking, and has global warming really caused the sea to rise as far inland as Taggerty! WTF.
Who writes this trash.

citationx
15/11/2011
1:18:01 PM
On 15/11/2011 neverclimbed32 wrote:

Dude, that was one of the most highly entertaining posts i'd read in a long time :-)
Still chuckling...

(on a serious note, i think most newspaper journalism around sydney, at least, seems to have gone down the toilet - what's happened to the editors. Or, better yet, the freakin' spellcheckers? They can't even spell!)
kieranl
15/11/2011
1:58:06 PM
On 15/11/2011 citationx wrote:
>(on a serious note, i think most newspaper journalism around sydney, at least, >seems to have gone down the toilet - what's happened to the editors. Or, b
>Or, better yet, the freakin' spellcheckers? They can't even spell!)
It's a pity Noddy isn't on this forum because he could tell you precisely why.
Essentially it's because, in this modern age of computers, with the wonders of spell and grammar checkers, papers, to save money, have decided that they either don't need sub-editors or have outsourced them. Sub-editors are the pedants of spelling, grammar and style who fix up the copy produced by journalists.
And as most journalists under 40 years of age, like most of the population, can barely string 2 coherent words together we end up with not just the usual rubbish but incomprehensible usual rubbish.

*post-edit* Noddy's a sub-editor at the Wimmera Mail-Times

IdratherbeclimbingM9
15/11/2011
2:17:16 PM
On 15/11/2011 kieranl wrote:
>It's a pity Noddy isn't on this forum because he could tell you precisely why.
(snip)
>we end up with not just the usual rubbish but incomprehensible usual rubbish.


It might be a lucky thing for him that he isn't, as he would go loopy trying to nail down those kind of idiosyncrasies on this site!

stugang
18/11/2011
7:24:10 PM
I planned to go climbing on 'shrooms once. But the back gate glowed so much I got a little scared about driving out if i didnt open it.

So I stayed at home and took the kids to the pub.

benjenga
18/11/2011
7:47:29 PM
Has anyone seen the DVD Shrooms, you will never want to try them again.
dazasterplan
19/11/2011
9:03:44 PM
Hey yeah
Seen that DVD, and it put me off dvd's for life
I'll stick to the shrooms from now on
earwig
21/11/2011
9:20:38 AM
On 14/11/2011 citationx wrote:
>sounds like a boulderer to me. also a rabid one, biting a rescuer? sheesh!

The report said a 'civilian' was bitten. Maybe it wasn't a rescuer but a random passer-by. Maybe then this dude was rescued, got down safely, released from the rescue gear ... and then he runs off and bites someone. Twilight climbing perhaps?

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