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#1 Grapefruits

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:00 PM

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Student Texted About Quitting Texting While Driving Off Cliff and Lived


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In yet another example of why you shouldn’t text and drive, an Alabama college student drove off a cliff while texting.

Fortunately, he survived, but incurred some serious injuries. After six months of recovering, he’s finally able to talk about it.

Right before Chance Both’s truck went over a cliff, he texted, “I need to quit texting, because I could die in a car accident.”

Both suffered a broken neck, a crushed face, a fractured skull and traumatic brain injuries, a local news station reported. He was brought back to life three times by doctors.
Lately, texting while walking has been an increasing issue for law enforcement. Distracted walkers can cause accidents or get themselves into dangerous situations.

We told you earlier this week about a Philadelphia man being so distracted by talking on his cellphone, that he fell onto train tracks and was knocked unconscious. Luckily for him, no trains were headed to the station at that time.

Cellphone distraction also infamously caused a man to nearly walk into a brown bear and resulted in one woman’s embarrassing moment falling into a mall fountain.

Earlier this summer, we asked you if you think texting while walking should be illegal. The majority of you said no, but had strong opinions about the dangers of texting and walking.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:03 PM

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:04 PM

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:06 PM

Irony at its finest
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:07 PM

Right before Chance Both’s truck went over a cliff, he texted, “I need to quit texting, because I could die in a car accident.”


I don't like it, but it definitely makes the case for shorthand form in texts. He might have gone unscathed if he didn't use full sentences and proper punctuation.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:09 PM

Irony at its finest


Everyone likes to label things as Ironic. He texted that his texting could lead to an accident and it did.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:13 PM

I don't like it, but it definitely makes the case for shorthand form in texts. He might have gone unscathed if he didn't use full sentences and proper punctuation.


Cause of death: Proper grammar and nice syntax.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:16 PM

Everyone likes to label things as Ironic. He texted that his texting could lead to an accident and it did.

This is definitely irony
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:22 PM

I don't like it, but it definitely makes the case for shorthand form in texts. He might have gone unscathed if he didn't use full sentences and proper punctuation.


I doubt that was directly taken from his phone. The accident happened 6 months ago, it was probably just them quoting what he told them he wrote.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:35 PM

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Love it brother , they are having a flaming good time :lol:
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:39 PM

you would think he would be a little more cautious while texting that he could be in a car accident...

i think this is less irony, and more an example of survival of the fittest. hope 6 months of rehab included brain therapy
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:40 PM

Too bad he lived
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 03:44 PM

Gotta quit. Gonna sie.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:02 PM

This is definitely irony


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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:05 PM

I'd drive off a cliff if my parents named me Chance too.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:07 PM

Too bad he lived

I don't know if I'd go that far, but the Darwin Awards are around for a reason.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:08 PM

I'd drive off a cliff if my parents named me Chance too.

never too soon :emot-parrot:
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:25 PM

Chance Both...
What a silly sounding name...
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:49 PM

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Chance Both...
What a silly sounding name...


There's a strong Chance Both of his parents were drunk when they thought of it.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:21 PM

What a lucky bastard.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:42 PM

Too bad he lived


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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:11 AM

The texting while walking part is interesting. I think it would be ridiculous to make it illegal, texting while walking is easy as long as you use common sense and actually pay a bit of attention to where you're going instead of wandering aimlessly with your head buried in your phone.

But of course when people don't use common sense, it get does get annoying. For example texting and walking in a crowded area. Whenever I walk down a busy sidewalk or go to the mall and almost run into someone who's texting, it makes me want to pull a Scott Stevens on them and then yell "KEEP YOUR HEAD UP" in a Don Cherry voice while they're lying on the ground.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:03 AM

Hapns.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:48 AM

Too bad he lived

what a retarded thing to say!! I hope that if you are ever in a terrible accident and barely survive no one says that about you!
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:52 AM

Is it meeting the man of my dreams, then meeting his beautiful wife?


It would be ironic if you were drop dead gorgeous and went out of your way to be and his wife looked like a walrus. That's ironic.

I'd drive off a cliff if my parents named me Chance too.


Chance sound like a dog or cat's name.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:58 AM

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:10 AM

Too bad he lived

That's a really crappy thing to say.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:19 AM

Too bad he lived


We were all having a fun time but you go ahead and say that?
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:30 AM

I actually hate the no using your phone/texting while driving rule. It doesnt stop anyone from not doing it, your either going to do it or not. Except now instead of holding the phone in the air at eye level people hide it in thier laps to text so now they arent even looking at the road.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:43 AM

what a retarded thing to say!! I hope that if you are ever in a terrible accident and barely survive no one says that about you!


You call out someone else for being politicly incorrect yet you yourself are politicly incorrect in calling him out.

Irony?

the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies theopposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect: “Don't go overboard with the gratitude,” he rejoined with heavy irony.• a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result: [ with clause ] : the irony is that I thought he could help me.• (also dramatic or tragic irony )a literary technique, originally used in Greek tragedy, by which the full significance of a character's words or actions are clear to the audience or reader although unknown to thecharacter.

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