Another pair of Darwin candidates

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Not to mention hanging your head out like a doggie. :rolleyes:

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  2. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    Its these type of people that hit my car and what do ya know! They don't have insurance! :mad:
     
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    I can picture a couple of losers without a licence or violating parole driving such a beater that the hood won't stay closed (though every car I've seen manufactuered in at least the last 30 years has a double latch), but as if having the thing flip up in your face Tommy Boy-style isn't amusing enough, they decide it's not worth pulling over for?

    That's what duct tape is for, guys!
     
  4. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Such a stupid thing to due. Reminds me of the person that didn't scrap the ice off of their window and did the same thing. A great way to loose one's head.
     
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    jeez what were they thinking...or not thinking as it seems...sometimes you think stupid mistakes like this are so obvious that no one makes them yet ppl have a way of always proving you wrong
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    They should of turned the car around and driven in reverse so they could at least look out the rear view mirror. :p :rolleyes:
     
  8. wdlove macrumors P6

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    They should have just pulled over and call for help. But of course that was just too obvious. :D
     
  9. Rhobes macrumors 6502

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    Lets see, I don't have car insurance, my license has been suspended, my friend has a warrent out on him, how can I least attract attention?? :confused:
     
  10. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    But it works for Ace........
    We have an amazing world.....
    No wonder the Aliens dont want to visit.......
     
  11. Balin64 macrumors 6502a

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    You gotta expect this...

    Some people in Iowa and Wisconsin are extremely weird... driving through Iowa, Minnesota or Wisconsin can be a trip, literally.
     
  12. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    The REAL story here isn't what happened with the hood and how they kept driving. No. It's the fact they were WANTED. Can one imagine not having enough brain power to say "The hood flipped up, we're wanted, this might get us noticed so we'd better get it down pronto." No, this isn't a Darwin award thing. It belongs in Quick Takes in the Chicago Sun Times. I'll BET when they are sent to prison they'll keep saying "Got arrested for dang HOOD flippin 'up. That ain't no crime!".
     
  13. tpjunkie macrumors 65816

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    Don't forget, in order to be a candidate for the darwin award, you actually need to kill yourself doing something idiotic. The best these guys can hope for is honorable mention.
     
  14. roadapple macrumors regular

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    From my Michigan driver ed test..

    What do you do if your cars' hood pops up while driving:

    A) Stick your head out the window
    B) Pull over
    C) Continue driving
    D) A and C
    E) A and B
    F) None of the above

    70% was a passing score...
     
  15. ebow macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for that reminder. I've seen many a mention of Darwin Award material, but people seem to forget it's called the "Darwin" Award because the winner has removed his or her "stupid genes" from the species' gene pool. :D
     
  16. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    All right then, we'll have to name this award after someone else...someone without a brain.

    (I'd mention a certain someone, but that would get this moved to the political forum.)
     
  17. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I've seen drivers do all sorts of dumb things. This is one of the dumber things to do while driving a vehicle; I think this isn't quite as bad as driving the wrong way on a one-way road.
     
  18. Timelessblur macrumors 65816

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    Those same type of people are the reason I have uninsured and underinsured insurance added to my car insurance policy. basicly it is like an extra 60 bucks a year which is not much consider my insuracne is 181 a month. But the nice part about it is if I have to use it, it does not count agaist me and I dont have to pay my decublle. It basicly like if some hit my car I get that money just out of my agent and they deal with recovering thier cost from the other guy. Something I say is a very worth wild thing to add to your policy since it really is not that much extra and it gives you protection up to what your policy is willing to cover on the other person.

    You should have a minumal of 50k proputy damage and somethign aroudn 100-150k for medical. the minamual mandated by the state would not cover the cost of my 15k car. Plus if you hit some lenus that 5k that the minamal policy has is not going ot cover the cost of repiars.
     
  19. evilernie macrumors 6502

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    Heh

    Elwood: The motor. Thrown a rod.

    Jake: is that serious?

    Elwood: Yeah.

    :D
     
  20. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Not only that but you also must not have any kids. Although I believe you can qualify if you live but manage to leave yourself unable to procreate. :eek:
     
  21. wdlove macrumors P6

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    If I were you, I wouldn't drive. It would make me so nervous, that it would draw unwanted attention. I realize that living in Montana, driving a car is a necessity. It might be the best thing to ask family and friends to give you a lift.
     
  22. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -Thomas Veil

    Do we have a missing-tooth count?
     
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    About a year ago, the guy in front of me was going at about 80 on a 100 road, and there was nobody coming the other way, so I overtook him. Halfway through the manoeuvre, my car's boot flew open! :eek:

    Yes, I did pull over. And therefore the guy I'd passed ended up in front again, and it took several minutes before the road was clear enough to pass him again!

    Nothing like that's happened since :)
     
  24. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    I see that sarcasm has become a lost art these days
     

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