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“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#79454 Jan 31, 2013
True, but the odds of an occurrence happening are not part of the equation, only does the possibility (no matter how remotely) exist that another person could be harmed.

I was thinking of gymnastics, but a bad dismount can send a gymnast catapulting into the bleachers...
Sgt__Smith wrote:
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Maybe that guy who parachuted from space? I suppose he could have landed on somebody, but the odds seem very remote, especially compared to the risk to himself
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#79455 Jan 31, 2013
RACE wrote:
Any activity that poses a risk to the participant, poses a risk to the spectator, golf probably more so.
I would be curious to know of an activity that only poses a risk to the participant and not the spectator.
Monster trucks?
Xtreme snowmobile?
Down hill skiing?
NASCAR?
Any one of those things can potentially harm the fans when things go out of control.
Hell, even fly fishing is potentially dangerous to the spectator.
Curling. While a curler could slip on the ice and injure himself/herself, considering all spectators are behind a wall/outside the rink, and the 40 lb. stone which is slid across the ice and not thrown travels at 4.5 mph or less, I am curious as to a scenario in which a curler could injure a spectator. That would be quite a sight.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#79456 Jan 31, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
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You cheeky monkey.
My friend who I went to Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder with last fall just emailed me last night. He got tix to Wrigley. Not for me, but him and the Missus-to-be are taking a long weekend for the show.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#79457 Jan 31, 2013
A curler uses a stick to push the rock. That stick could slip out of their hand and poke someone's eye out.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#79458 Jan 31, 2013
what about those broom dudes, they could get injured. ever have a 40lb rock roll over your foot?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#79459 Jan 31, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
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Backpedaling due to demonstrated inconsistency....
I was turning your own argument around on you and you agreed it was hypocritical.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#79460 Jan 31, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> My friend who I went to Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder with last fall just emailed me last night. He got tix to Wrigley. Not for me, but him and the Missus-to-be are taking a long weekend for the show.
Tell him to enjoy boystown!
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#79461 Jan 31, 2013
RACE wrote:
A curler uses a stick to push the rock. That stick could slip out of their hand and poke someone's eye out.
Incorrect. The stone is propelled by the curler pushing a handle that is attached to the stone.
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#79462 Jan 31, 2013
RACE wrote:
what about those broom dudes, they could get injured. ever have a 40lb rock roll over your foot?
The broom dudes are participants, not spectators.
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#79463 Jan 31, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I was turning your own argument around on you and you agreed it was hypocritical.
Swing and a miss. Mutt, when you step in it, the thing to do is to wipe it off and then move on, not keep on walking around like there's nothing on the bottom of your shoe.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#79464 Jan 31, 2013
I have spent most of the day emailing and calling people to let them know that the former Recording Secretary of our Republican Organization died yesterday and informing them of the visitation arrangements. She coordinated the poll clerks in town and was the secretary for the River Watch in addition to sitting on several other boards over the years.

This is going to be crazy on Sunday. She gave so much of herself to our community. I want this many non-family members to mourn my passing and say nice things about me when I'm 90.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#79465 Jan 31, 2013
Well, I guess curling is a spectator safe sport, unless you consider the fact that someone my die of boredom watching a rock slide across ice.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#79466 Jan 31, 2013
RACE wrote:
Well, I guess curling is a spectator safe sport, unless you consider the fact that someone my die of boredom watching a rock slide across ice.
Word.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#79467 Jan 31, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
when you step in it, the thing to do is to wipe it off and then move on
Doin that much?
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#79468 Jan 31, 2013
RACE wrote:
Well, I guess curling is a spectator safe sport, unless you consider the fact that someone my die of boredom watching a rock slide across ice.
If they use a metal handled broom would that be a curling iron?

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#79469 Jan 31, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
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The broom dudes are participants, not spectators.
The broom dudes could be sweeping so furiously that the broom flies out of their hands and flies into the spectators, possibly impaling someone.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#79470 Jan 31, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
I have spent most of the day emailing and calling people to let them know that the former Recording Secretary of our Republican Organization died yesterday and informing them of the visitation arrangements. She coordinated the poll clerks in town and was the secretary for the River Watch in addition to sitting on several other boards over the years.
This is going to be crazy on Sunday. She gave so much of herself to our community. I want this many non-family members to mourn my passing and say nice things about me when I'm 90.
Those had to be difficult calls to make. I'm sure that wiped you out.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#79471 Jan 31, 2013
RACE wrote:
Well, I guess curling is a spectator safe sport, unless you consider the fact that someone my die of boredom watching a rock slide across ice.
Ha!

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#79472 Jan 31, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
I have spent most of the day emailing and calling people to let them know that the former Recording Secretary of our Republican Organization died yesterday and informing them of the visitation arrangements. She coordinated the poll clerks in town and was the secretary for the River Watch in addition to sitting on several other boards over the years.
This is going to be crazy on Sunday. She gave so much of herself to our community. I want this many non-family members to mourn my passing and say nice things about me when I'm 90.
that is amazing... in a good way.

i was just thinking the other day about who might show up at my gramma's funeral, and i'm hard pressed to come up with more than about a dozen. i guess that's what happens when you out-live all your "peers" and dont make new friends...

someone suggested just having a service at the funeral home... the funeral director we're going to use isn't tied to one specific funeral home, so that won't work. plus, gramma would come back and haunt each and every one of us if we didn't have a catholic funeral mass for her.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#79473 Feb 1, 2013
Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch died this morning. That is all the news is covering so far and I have a feeling that's all they are going to talk about today.

He, like my friend Jane who died on Wednesday, didn't care about affiliation. He looked at what people actually stood for and held them accountable. We need more leaders like that.

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