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Wednesday, March 05, 2008


It’s time for another installment of The Darwin Awards.

(Date Omitted) An enterprising lumberman jacked up the rear end of his pickup, and swapped one of the rear tires with a tire rim. He attached one end of a rope to the rim, and the other end to a large felled tree. He put the pickup into gear, apparently expecting the rim to act as a makeshift rope crank that would pull the tree up the steep embankment, saving him lots of sweat.

A great idea? Not if you're reading it here! You see, the tree vastly outweighed the truck. The man was standing with one foot on the ground and the other foot on the accelerator. When he gunned the engine, the tree acted like an anchor, and the truck yanked itself backwards. The open door rammed into him, and he was swept over the embankment along with the pickup.

When the dust settled, our lumberman had entered the great beyond. But his escapade served as a warning for others. The next lumberman cut up the tree where it lay, and carried it off.



At 7:28 AM, Blogger lime said...

i must say, there is certainly a lot more creativity and stupid ways to eliminate oneself from the gene pool than i ever imagined could exist. just when i think all methods have been explored you show me some truly original idiocy.

At 7:58 AM, Blogger James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

that is no joke, Lime. Some of these just have me thinking....What???????

At 1:02 PM, Blogger Breazy said...

What kind of drugs are these people on when they come up with these "great" ideas of theirs that sends them to their Maker? Wow, and just think every Wednesday you post a Darwin which means one less stupid person out there but think of how many more there are...shivers!LOL!

At 1:14 PM, Blogger James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

lol, there's a future Darwin Award recipient born every minute. :D

At 6:51 PM, Blogger Donnetta Lee said...

Oh, that sounds just awful. Poor foolish guy. At least he won an award!

At 7:49 PM, Blogger Bailey Stewart said...

I love the Darwin Awards - they make me feel brilliant!

Thanks for dropping by today, it's been a long time, for both of us. Hope life is treating you well.

At 3:45 AM, Blogger James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

lol, there is always that, Donnetta. :D

Me too, Bailey...that's why I keep doing them.:D Ah, yes. I dropped off the face of the planet for quite awhile there, but I'm back for the long haul now (I hope). :D

At 1:22 PM, Blogger M.E Ellis said...

Poor sod.


At 6:36 AM, Blogger James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

lol, that he was, M.E. :D


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