Here, Hold My Beer And Take My Picture

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  1. willie_pete

    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...-dies-fall-oswald-west-state-park/3570430001/

    " Investigators say Steven Gastelum, 43, of Seaside and a second person walked down Devil's Cauldron trail to take a photograph at the cliffside viewpoint. When Gastelum climbed up a tree to pose for the picture, a limb broke, and he fell 100 feet into the water below.

    A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter and rescuers from the Nehalem Bay Fire Department helped find Gastelum and brought him to shore. "

    :crazy:


    What's your bet;

    A. drunk,
    B. high,
    C. stupid
    D. all of the above
     
  2. Wojo88

    Wojo88

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    C would be my choice but D is my final choice. You have to be C to wrap in A and B so that leaves D. Thrill seekers usually don't think things through to well..............
     
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    Now how do we beat that? I did see signs in one of the news articles warning people about the cliffs, fence too. Even with no sign or fence, one should know not to fall over, or trust a tree branch to support you.

    The old adage, ‘life can be hard when you’re stupid’ applies.

    I hardly ever have to ask anyone to hold my beer. I just chug it then properly dispose of the empty. When I’m done with whatever antics, I open another.
     
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    I wonder if he got a good picture of the guy falling?
     
  5. willie_pete

    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    I have been known to climb trees before. I have also been known to climb out on STURDY OAK TREE LIMBS before.

    I have NEVER climbed out on a limb overhanging a 100 foot drop into the ocean.




    But that's just me.
     
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    We live in a society where places like the grand canyon have guard rails and people still die.

    There was a waterfall I recently read about with a lot of rocks at the top with clear signs that said...and I'm paraphrasing here.."hey dumbass...rocks get wet and can get slippery...don't walk out here."

    People would walk around the plexiglass walls to get a photo and shocker die.

    I'm now thinking we should remove all of these types of safety features...cleaning the gene pool one idiot at a time.
     
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    M&P15T All Hail King Kona

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    Dude's lucky he lived.
     
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    Uhhhh,

    he didn't.
     
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    rogn real dogs

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    Finally made a trip to the Grand Canyon a year or two back. I/we were absolutely amazed at the number of people that were walking around the edge , posing for pictures , sefies, who knows what else. Bypassing any barriers in place. A slip, a patch of sand, a puff of wind and there's little chance of survival. Darwin's postulates at work. Removes the fuzzy edges off the gene pool.
     
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    E. Instagrammer.
     
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    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

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    It’s been many years since I’ve visited the North Rim of the Grand Canyon but when we went there were many places where one could walk out on rocks jutting out into the air.

    My brother and I were taking photos of just that, and my GF (now wife) was pissed off and demanded I give her the car keys.
     
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    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    You married a smart woman.

    :rofl:
     
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    He lived after the fall, but not after the landing.
     
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    Touche'

    :duel:
     
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    There was a waterfall in Yosemite National Park called Bridlevale (SP?) Falls. At the top right behind the edge of the waterfall was a pool. Climbers liked to swim in it after the climb. They called it bare ***** and guts pool. I never swam in it.

    But when I was rock climbing in Yosemite in the 60's and 70's, me and another guy climbed a spire close to the falls. When we reached the top, there were two small (about 3X3) steps at the top; one a couple feet above the other. It was about 1,500 hundred feet to the valley floor. The wind was blowing a least 20 MPH.

    The other guy was a real good climber. I wasn't. The other guy unfastened his climbing rope and stood on top of the higher step admiring the view. I sat on the lower step. After the other guy came down to my step. I had him belay me, while I stood on the top step. Then we did a pulldown rappel off the rock spire.
     
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    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    Hope he gets a bill for the helicopter
     
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    E. The perfect murder was committed by the "other person."
    F. Believed the Road Runner/Bugs Bunny episodes where the person is out on the limb when it breaks, but the limb stays up in the air and it's the tree that falls.
     
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    That first step can be a doozey!

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    You should have taken the quick route down! :supergrin: (note I didn't say 'the fastest')


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW4iNWbim3s
     
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