Darwin Award nominees. Definitely.


bartelby

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Jun 16, 2004
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DOH!

Beaten to it!!
And with a near identical title.

Just how dumb can people be?
EDIT: Ah, just seen this thread
 

wordmunger

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Sep 3, 2003
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One of the crucial scenes features a light sabre battle between Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi and Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker.
Yeah, I don't want to spoil anything for you, but there's just a bit of light saber action in this film.
 

Nickygoat

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Dec 11, 2004
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Why is this forum, and the news, full of stupid British kids at the moment? Can't be because schools finished is it?
Cretins
 

Applespider

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Nickygoat said:
Why is this forum, and the news, full of stupid British kids at the moment? Can't be because schools finished is it?
Do these kinds of morons even go to school? :rolleyes:
I blame post-election lack of news so journos are off looking for silly season stories early. This one has to be one of the most stupid yet although I think the Passion Pants in Asda is my current favourite of the silly stories.
 

MongoTheGeek

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Applespider said:
Do these kinds of morons even go to school? :rolleyes:
I blame post-election lack of news so journos are off looking for silly season stories early. This one has to be one of the most stupid yet although I think the Passion Pants in Asda is my current favourite of the silly stories.
When I skim the AP odd news it seems that every other one is someone in central Pennsylvania.
 

SiliconAddict

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Jun 19, 2003
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Didn't find this on a search so sorry if this has already been posted but...

Two Hurt in Mock Lightsabre Battle

Two Star Wars fans are in a critical condition in hospital after apparently trying to make light sabres by filling fluorescent light tubes with petrol.

A man, aged 20, and a girl of 17 are believed to have been filming a mock duel when they poured fuel into two glass tubes and lit it.

The pair were rushed to hospital after one of the devices exploded in woodland at Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

A third person present at the incident had been questioned, police said.

Videotape found

A videotape was found nearby by police called to the scene on Sunday.

A police spokeswoman said the pair were taken to West Herts Hospital before being transferred to the specialist burns unit at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, in Essex.

They are both said to be in a critical condition.

She said the 17-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man from Hemel Hempstead suffered serious injuries.

She added: "At this stage we are unable to confirm the exact circumstances, but glass tubes and traces of accelerant (flammable substance) were found at the scene."

The final film in the Star Wars series, Revenge Of The Sith, arrived at UK cinemas last week.

One of the crucial scenes features a light sabre battle between Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi and Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker.
Apparently the force nor common sense was with them. Or as Yoda would put it: Found stupidity you have I would say.
 

ham_man

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I saw that this morning and was laughing so hard. It was funny as **** then and it is funny as **** now...:p
 

Xtremehkr

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What did they think was going to happen? They aren't even that young.

Revoke their reproductive rights I say!
 

eva01

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Gah! Plymouth
hahahaha that is hilarious, even i wouldn't do that (the person who has played suicide golf saying this)....thats just sad
 

brap

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May 10, 2004
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Hemel Hempstead. Says it all, really... at least it was an original (if counterproductive) use of their time. If I lived there, I'd probably be looking toward hallucinogenic drugs to stem the consummate boredom.
 

wdlove

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Oct 20, 2002
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I agree that it was very stupid. Sometimes the young just don't think, but this happened to be a serious mistake with almost fatal consequences. My prayers are with 17-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man, may they have a full recovery. May the families and friends be comforted.
 

Mr. Anderson

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The one thing they haven't mentioned is if alcohol or another intelligence limiting substance was involved.....

D
 

rowanhall

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Dec 27, 2004
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one word: duhhhhh!

i thought the reason tescos sells offical starwars toy lightsabers was to prevent that kind of stupidity!

but i suppose if they had them, they would probably fill them with petrol too!

... pyromaniacs


almost as good as the supersoaker flamethrower (dont try this at home, haha)

aparantly... i also hear that wd40 is a good alternative... ahem... :rolleyes:
 

Lacero

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Jan 20, 2005
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This should worry George Lucas. He could be looking at a multi-millionaire dollar lawsuit.