Aussie straps in beer, not child

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    BBC.

    :eek: :D :p
     
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    This sounds like something I'd expect to happen here in the great white-trash state of Ohio.
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Huh? Why is that bad?

    The kid should've been holding the case.
     
  5. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    well the kid can heal.

    Beer on the other hand can not.
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    But it happened in the great white-trash country of Australia. :p


    The Northern Territories isn't a place particularly famous for responsible drinking, or normal behaviour. Things goes on there.......weird things.
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Why I outta....

    *shakes fist*

    Seriously, bones heal, cuts heal, scratches heal but a busted beer - there's no coming back from that...
     
  8. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    Parent of the Day

    Driver buckles beer in car, but not child

    DARWIN, Australia (AP) -- An Australian driver who secured a carton of beer in his car with a seat belt but left a 5-year-old child unrestrained was fined 750 Australian dollars ($710; €460), police said Tuesday.

    Constable Wayne Burnett said he was "shocked and appalled" when he pulled over the unregistered car on Friday in the central Australian town of Alice Springs.

    The 30-can carton was strapped in between the two adults sitting in the back seat of the car. The child was also in back, on the vehicle's floor.

    "The child was sitting in the lump in the center, unrestrained," Burnett told reporters Tuesday.

    "I haven't ever seen something like this before," he said. "This is the first time that the beer has taken priority over a child."

    The driver was fined for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, and for failing to ensure a child was wearing a seat belt.

    Alice Springs Police Superintendent Sean Parnell expressed shock at the incident in a statement released Tuesday.

    "This serves as a timely reminder to all drivers to ensure they wear seat belts and ensure as is their responsibility that all passengers in their vehicle are secured in the appropriate manner," he said.
     
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    Oooh, she's a classy bird alright!
     
  11. andimaciphone macrumors member

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    Re-enforcing Stereotype of Australians?

    Does this article just point to the stereotypical image of an Aussie bloke or what?

    Made me laugh though!
     
  12. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    No, at 5 a booster seat is most likely required so the kid should have been strapped in on top of the case.


    How many kids owe their existence to alcohol? :D
     
  13. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    if it does, that wasn't my intention. I just thought we'd dedicate a thread to parenting excellence.

    Here's another:

    Cops: Mom gave daughter weapon, encouraged her to fight
     
  14. localoid macrumors 68020

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    What can you say? Bad parenting is the gift that keeps on giving. That said, that primitive tribe of humans that first thought of teaching their young to use sticks and rocks to fight were probably considered to be the Einsteins of their era.
     
  15. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Insightful.

    2 months after booze-up, "We gotta get married, quick!!!"
     
  16. cazlar macrumors 6502

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    I completely agree. Strapping the case in only exposes it to all the bumps and jolts of the car as it goes along, and no-one likes their beer being all shaken up. Unless you have great suspension in your vehicle, giving it to the kid to hold will always result in a softer ride for the beer.
     
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  18. cazlar macrumors 6502

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    Well they are named after the same guy. And to win a Darwin award, you need to exhibit extreme stupidity in killing yourself. No-one died, and it was his kid in danger. So I vote no on the irony, it was just stupidity.


    Though, you could argue that if he had ended up killing his kid it would have been removing part of his genes (50%) from the gene pool. I still vote no.
     
  19. bigandy macrumors G3

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    Not really - the post above makes it clear. However, I'm surprised there aren't more news stories of this kind coming out of Darwin, seeing as NOTHING ever happens there.

    Ok, ok, I tell a lie. The most boring time of my life happened there. :rolleyes:
     
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    Not necessarily, you just need to remove your capacity to reproduce. Accidental (or intentional and drug-fueled) self-castration works wonders. :D
     
  21. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    What was her name? :eek:
     
  22. Roger1 macrumors 65816

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    She buckled in Busch Beer??? That's really sad. Bad enough that swill was even in the car, much less buckled in.
     
  23. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Exactly !
     

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