Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Errors in judgment.

So Today was running a weepy piece on "car surfing", which is apparently how the cool kids are killing themselves these days, because texting-while-driving is so 2010.

The Ryan White of car surfing, if you will, is some kid in Florida who hopped in a shopping cart and grabbed the bumper of an SUV driven by his buddy, one Michael A. Smith. To the right, you will note a picture of Mr. Smith, taken by the portrait department at the Orange County correctional facility.

Now, I'm highly unlikely to ever decide to clamber into a shopping cart and go for an Orlando Sleigh Ride around the local Wally World tarmac, because it seems like it might interfere with my chronic oxygen habit. If I did, however, I would probably prefer to choose as my pilot somebody who had exhibited better judgment than to have stuff permanently drawn all over his face before he was old enough to realize that some stupid is forever. But maybe that's just me...

24 comments:

og said...

Don't be judgemental. Next thing you're gonna tell me you don't have unprotected sex with junkies, or that you keep your finger off the trigger until you're ready to shoot.

Why, it's just crazy talk.

WV: Latin. ut Deus est meus testis

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

A face that says, "With my life choices I will burden the public treasury more than I contribute to it."

Jay G said...

Heh. T-bolt, check your mail for one internets.

This is nothing new. When I was in college (back before the earth cooled and wooly mammoths were hunted to extinction), I had a friend who had a steel plate in his head from car surfing - his "buddy" who was driving the car thought it would be "funny" to slam on the brakes... At 25 MPH.

And yes, you guessed it... After this guy got flung off, his "friend" ran him over...

ViolentIndifference said...

Perhaps he leaned to far into the t-shirt printer and there was an accident?

No?

Tango Juliet said...

Bold prediction: Tattoo removal services will be THE growth industry in the coming years.

Count on it!

(Also count on multiple .gov programs to provide such services.)

Anonymous said...

Verification Word: Whingull - a nazgul that got exiled for his whining.

Seriously, car surfing is back? Just shows some bad ideas just never die. When I was a tike, it was in winter on the snow covered roads, and skateboards in summer.

2yellowdogs said...

Think of all the jackass stunts he'll be able to try out on the Orange County taxpayers' dime in the next four years. There's the kneeling weenie wash-down. The shower soap swish and swirl. And the ever-poplular angular ankle-grab.

Have fun, illustrated man.

Bram said...

Evolution in action.

Jim said...

NJT wins.

Jim

Paul said...

I perdict an overflow of tatooed people in the circus. Seems to be the thing to get your whole shoulder done up around here.

Anonymous said...

You just cannot fix stupid!!I cannot wait to get my money in to the expanding tattoo removal industry! Seems like so many illiterate morons got them and now realize they don't wash off! Maybe we can specialize in tramp stamp removal!.

Walt

Tam said...

Paul,

"Seems to be the thing to get your whole shoulder done up around here."

A shoulder won't have much negative impact on your life should you decide to interview at IBM five years down the road.

Stretch said...

I like to think of these two fine young gentlemen as Darwin's Little Helpers.

One of my young female customers asked "Stretch, what sort of tattoo should I get?"
"One that you wont mind explaining down the road to your own 16 year old daughter." She decided against a tattoo.
I got a thank you note from her mom.

og said...

Isn't it funny how no matter what you have tattooed on your face, it always ends up saying "Dumbass"?

JohnW said...

Wasn't it Ron White who said "Nothing says "No, thank you, I don't believe I'd care to interview for a middle-management position" more than a face tattoo."?

perlhaqr said...

JohnW: Y'know, I'd never contemplated getting a face tattoo before... ;)

Robin said...

This one has to go on Failblog.

BobG said...

"Isn't it funny how no matter what you have tattooed on your face, it always ends up saying "Dumbass"?"

If that isn't a quote of the day, I don't know what is.

DirtCrashr said...

I see "Hope" on one side, is "Change" on the other?
Ca-ca-ca-can't you leave OBAMA alone!!!

Beaumont said...

Og wins.

atlharp said...

"The Ryan White of car surfing"

That just made my day.... :-)

Anonymous said...

Still, he's alive and cart buddy is dead. Plenty of dumb to go around.

Antibubba

ViolentIndifference said...

The dead guy was in a cart? Then he "checked out?"

He he he ha *snort*

*cough*

Anonymous said...

Was it Steven Wright or George Carlin who once said, "I once got a tattoo of my face put on my face."