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Kathain_Bowen
Kathain_Bowen

Good Ol' Yarn For Hair
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Member Since: 24th Jan 2006
Total posts: 422
Posted:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh4sn91PJLc
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Ok, children, whoever can tell me what Nick did wrong gets a shiny gold star! And no cheating by asking Ms. Pele!

frown The really sad thing is, I know this person in the real world. His name is actually Nick, and he's the singer in my brother's band, Zodiac (my brother being the notorious Johnny Bass, as in Johnny Bass Needs Beer). And, to make it sadder, I've heard rumors of him considering to do it again.

*facepalm facepalm facepalm*

So, how do you get someone you don't like, avoid, and generally loathe to reconsider attempting something of that caliber of stupidity again without them thinking you did a nice thing (because of that loathing thing?)? confused


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georgemc
georgemc

Sitting down facing forward . . .
Location: Christchurch
Member Since: 16th Oct 2006
Total posts: 2387
Posted:give him a copy of the Backyard spinner's guide to fire DVD and make him watch it...

And even if there's that loathing thing happening, look at it this way - funerals are expensive things and if he's your brothers mate, chances are you'll be involved in the funeral. Maybe your brother too! frown


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Brenn
Brenn

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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 28th Jun 2004
Total posts: 3286
Posted:In the wise words of Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean...



"It's your funeral"



ubblol


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*Geo*
*Geo*

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Location: Seoul, South Korea
Member Since: 15th Jul 2005
Total posts: 108
Posted:sometimes you just have to let people try and win the ultimate prize - A Darwin Award! wink

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:Isn't doing it with alcohol a major no-no anyway?

Silly silly drunk man.


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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:Dear God, what did he NOT do wrong! eek

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Spanner
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Location: in the works... somewhere...
Member Since: 27th Feb 2003
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Posted: Written by: Kathain_Bowen


So, how do you get someone you don't like, avoid, and generally loathe to reconsider attempting something of that caliber of stupidity again without them thinking you did a nice thing (because of that loathing thing?)? confused



Judging by the comments at the end of the video, unfortunately I think our natural reaction wouldn't have the desired effect, in fact, quite the opposite.
"A Season in Hell" came to mind but somehow I doubt he'd have a concentration span long enough to persevere with it and if he did, I suspect he would brag that a professional came out worse than he did.
(It's just an idea, but I've often wondered, as we keep hearing about these kinds of stupidity, whether a more concise version, maybe with images, would also be useful, but it would be completely up to Pele).

I notice a disclaimer/warning was included at the beginning, as in similar videos (Jackass etc.), which he obviously hasn't heeded.
Maybe you could appeal to his simplest understanding of logic by asking what the point of that was if he himself didn't take any notice of them the first time around and then ask him for what good reasons he might think those warnings are necessary, for which there are of course very many.


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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:omg eek
if it weren't so seriously messed up I'd be screaming alcohol abuse, but I'm thinking no OMG


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BamBam
BamBam

Pooh-Bah
Location: London
Member Since: 1st Dec 2001
Total posts: 1810
Posted:wrong just wrong!

A kiss blown is a kiss wasted, the only kind of kiss is a kiss tasted.

I'm a woman. We don't say what we want, but we reserve the right to be pissed off if we don't get it. That's what makes us so fascinating and not just a LITTLE bit scary.

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Skatto
Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK
Member Since: 12th Jan 2007
Total posts: 687
Posted: Written by: Birgit


Dear God, what did he NOT do wrong! eek



I think that sums it up.

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Be the small bookcase."

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alien_oddity
alien_oddity

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Posted:ubblol greenday really where onto something when they wrote american idiot biggrin

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Aurinko
Aurinko

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Location: Amsterdam
Member Since: 1st Aug 2006
Total posts: 1034
Posted:I wouldn't care that much about Nick, but rather warn your brother to leave the room as soon as Nick starts to get ideas like that again (who knows, maybe next time the guy will set the whole kitchen aflame)

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animatEd
animatEd

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Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted: Written by: Kathain_Bowen

So, how do you get someone you don't like, avoid, and generally loathe to reconsider attempting something of that caliber of stupidity again without them thinking you did a nice thing (because of that loathing thing?)?



I'd start by calling him a d!ckhead and go from there.

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Be Water My Friend.

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pricklyleaf
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Location: Manchester
Member Since: 7th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1365
Posted:Oh my God!

like birgit says - what did he not do wrong!

I guess you could at least try to warn him, but like you say, it possibly wouldn't do much good. Maybe show that article to his friends, and then at least they have more knowledge to get the hell out of the way if he does that again!


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dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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ElectricBlue
ElectricBlue

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Location: Canberra
Member Since: 11th Feb 2002
Total posts: 810
Posted:i think the best thing for people like this that won't/don't listen, is to not give them the audiance.

Usually they only do it to show off, so what is the point of them doing it if there is nobody watching.

One time i was at a festival to do a fire show and the guys next to use were asking about fire breathing. I said the whole "it's not safe this is what could happen..., it even happens to the pros" bit but they said "nah look it is easy"
They were trying to do it with prof rum. So i gave my final warning about how dangerous and silly it would be and walked off. Rather than giveing them an audiance that they felt they had to prove something too. I don't know if they tryed it but it totaly shut them down and got rid of the competitive mood.

I did have a quick look back, after to make sure nobody hurt them self.


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DarkFyre
DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North
Member Since: 4th Nov 2005
Total posts: 1965
Posted:what a dumb F#%&

May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil

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Kathain_Bowen
Kathain_Bowen

Good Ol' Yarn For Hair
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Member Since: 24th Jan 2006
Total posts: 422
Posted: Written by: Limits_To_Contest



I'd start by calling him a d!ckhead and go from there.

smile



Does deciding to attempt to get people on three or more continents to ridicule him count? ubbrollsmile


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