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User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

Just saw this over at Gizmodo.

http://i.imgur.com/cKc4n.gif



Thoughts?


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User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

Why not?

A lot of amputees are very comfortable with their bodies and some are surprisingly willing to joke around like the ad above. You'd be very, very surprised.

Not every disabled person needs some internet nanny to protect them from their disability... and many are willing to use it in a sort of comedy.



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User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2514 times:



Quoting JCS17 (Reply 1):

Not every disabled person needs some internet nanny to protect them from their disability... and many are willing to use it in a sort of comedy.

It is not a disable person who made that ad. It is an able bodied person who wants someone without arms and legs just so that he can make up some halloween costume. That is something I have a problem with.



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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3621 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

I think that's pretty funny.

User currently offlineUAL757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 806 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2483 times:

I should be ashamed...I laughed when I read this.

User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9956 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2474 times:
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Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 2):

It is not a disable person who made that ad. It is an able bodied person who wants someone without arms and legs just so that he can make up some halloween costume.

So what?

While I certainly wouldn't feel comfortable posting an ad like that, if some double-amputee decides to respond and go for it, good for him.

Personally, I think I'd have more of a problem carrying around someone I've never met before on my back for the whole night. Could be rather awkward.



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User currently offlineTheredbaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2212 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

One thing is sure...if this guy pulls it off (no pun intended), we will be the "costume" of several parties.


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User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 48
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2446 times:



Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 2):
It is an able bodied person who wants someone without arms and legs just so that he can make up some halloween costume. That is something I have a problem with.

I feel the same way but what if the person placing the ad was disfigured in some way as well? Would it then be OK?

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 5):
Personally, I think I'd have more of a problem carrying around someone I've never met before on my back for the whole night. Could be rather awkward.

And what if they had poor personal hygiene ....woof!

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 5):
if some double-amputee decides to respond and go for it, good for him.

I know a guy named Art who might be up to it.  duck 



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User currently offlineSudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2421 times:



Quoting Phoenix9 (Thread starter):
Is This Sick Or What?

I don't see why this would be.
The ad is by no means offensive, and the person is seeking a person who can help him out for halloween. If that person might miss legs and arms has nothing to do with it, but we who are "normal" are very fast with judging, and therefore we think that disabled people would be harmed by this ad.
"We" actually have more issues with this ad then the disabled people who is reading it.

I find the idea pretty cool, and I wish him good luck.

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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5517 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2235 times:

I think this person was writing this in hopes of being placed on the "Best Of" list.

User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

Strange...

Reminds me of a CL ad I read around Christmas time last year that was seeking someone to come down their chimney and surprise their children on Christmas Eve and give them presents and then go back up the chimney.



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User currently offlineAlfa75 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 614 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

I think the ad is funny and would be a great costume.

Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 2):
wants someone without arms and legs



Quoting Sudden (Reply 8):
might miss legs and arms

BTW. C3PO had his arms.



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User currently offlineFlanker From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1635 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2038 times:




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User currently offlineSkysurfer From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

If i was a double amputee i'd jump at the chance (pardon the pun)!! I'd demand free drinks, a 'handling' fee (pun #2) and first kick (groan) at any girls that were interested  Wink

Alas, i'll just be handing out candies etc on 31st Oct wondering why no1 in N.America seems to dress as witches/devils/werewolves etc anymore!

Cheers

Stu



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User currently offlineAllrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 2061 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

What if it was a double amputee who wanted to dress up like C-3PO and was trying to find a Chewbacca to carry him around on the night?

Quoting Skysurfer (Reply 13):
I'd demand free drinks

He/she would already be legless...  duck 



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User currently offlineWCS From Canada, joined Apr 2007, 255 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1902 times:



Quoting Phoenix9 (Thread starter):
Thoughts?

I found that somewhat disgusting and very selfish. The poster himself realises that by rating the request ''strange and really offensive''. He basically needs the disabled guy for a cuple hours just to create the buzz around himself.

I don't like that.

WCS



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User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1564 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1852 times:

Does everyone have a problem reading here? It doesn't mention anywhere about the "C3PO" having to have no arms, only legs amputated. IMHO if there is a person who has lost their legs who is willing to participate, then good luck to them, I think it's a great idea. Political correctness is going crazy in this world. If someone doesn't want to do it, they don't have to. And who knows, the person may be grateful for the opportunity to get dressed up and it could for a new friendship for both.  twocents 

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