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Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:32 pm

Boy donates turtle to aquarium, then watches it get eaten.

              

Am I a bad person for laughing my butt off at this?

I'd like to think that if the boy was standing right there, I'd be able to restrain myself. But he isn't, so I'm not.
 
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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:07 pm

I'd laugh just seeing the headline, in fact I did.   
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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:16 pm

Poor kid.

But I did laugh.   

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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:30 pm

All I could think of when seeing that was:

“They bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into. I say, let 'em crash.”
 
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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:32 am

Quoting exFATboy (Thread starter):
Am I a bad person for laughing my butt off at this?

No in the slightest. I laughed my arse off......



[Edited 2010-10-15 17:33:10]
 
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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:36 am

Evil? No. A sick little puppy? Yes.  
Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 2):
I'd laugh just seeing the headline, in fact I did.

The headline is very Onionesque.

The only think missing is this:

 
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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:35 am

Quoting exFATboy (Thread starter):

Am I a bad person for laughing my butt off at this?

Yes.

(Not that I didn't...)   
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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:07 am

This same sort of thing happened last year with a Dolphin:


http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=110419&catid=8

I felt bad for laughing.

I was just imagining everyone watching and cheering the release and then a shark attacks it!!!!, wow crazy!!

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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:25 pm

There is one of a chimp at the zoo and a frog. It's on youtube, but I'm not sure I can post it here. It's SO funny though if you can find it. I think you know what to put in the search engine.

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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:32 pm

Quoting exFATboy (Thread starter):

Am I a bad person for laughing my butt off at this?

NO, it was totally hilarious, if a little unfortunate!   
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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:11 pm

Quoting exFATboy (Thread starter):
Am I a bad person for laughing my butt off at this?

Very, very, bad.... and apparently so am I!  

Somewhere, whether here or on another site, someone was just inspired to have the screen name "CrunchyTurtle".

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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:40 pm

Does anyone else wonder why on earth they put the poor turtle in with an alligator? The tragically funny end result is not exactly unexpected.
 
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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:53 pm

If you thought that was funny:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...623_apormolalladeerliberation.html

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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:33 pm

Quoting RamblinMan (Reply 11):
Does anyone else wonder why on earth they put the poor turtle in with an alligator?

I don't know. Does anyone know why on Earth we haven't eradicated the alligator/crocodile populations in the first place? Seriously, what reasons for existence do these filthy walking bear traps have for being around anyway?

Yes, this headline was funny. But it would have been better if they'd fed that overgrown turd a hand grenade afterward...
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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:01 pm

Quoting RamblinMan (Reply 11):
Does anyone else wonder why on earth they put the poor turtle in with an alligator?

I clicked through the Post article to the original story, and they've had turtles in there many times before and the gators have never bothered them. And the gator had just been fed, too. So in their defence, they honestly did not think this would be a problem.

Quoting wn700driver (Reply 13):
Does anyone know why on Earth we haven't eradicated the alligator/crocodile populations in the first place? Seriously, what reasons for existence do these filthy walking bear traps have for being around anyway?

Well, in Florida they eat miniature poodles, which are the most annoying creatures on Earth other than telemarketers, from time to time. So they do serve at least one redeeming purpose.

Quoting tugger (Reply 10):
Somewhere, whether here or on another site, someone was just inspired to have the screen name "CrunchyTurtle".

That is a completely awesome idea, I'm tempted to go find a new site to join just to use it...
 
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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:27 pm

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 8):
There is one of a chimp at the zoo and a frog. It's on youtube, but I'm not sure I can post it here. It's SO funny though if you can find it. I think you know what to put in the search engine.

Oh. My. Gosh.

You know, sometimes you just watching something in morbid fascination. That was a perfect example.
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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:04 pm

I have laughed loudly when reading the headline.
The story itself made me feel a little sorry for the boy, but... well, I had already laughed and still do when reading the headline!

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 8):


I have seen this nasty monkey!! LOL, it's just so funny!!
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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:45 pm

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 8):
There is one of a chimp at the zoo and a frog

HAHAHAHAHA........breath in, breath out........HAHAHAHAHAHAA!
Now THAT'S funny!
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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:28 am

Quoting exFATboy (Reply 14):

Well, in Florida they eat miniature poodles, which are the most annoying creatures on Earth other than telemarketers, from time to time. So they do serve at least one redeeming purpose.

Yes, but do they eat any other kind of poodles? Sounds like they're still only doing half the job to me...
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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:11 am

Quoting wn700driver (Reply 18):
Yes, but do they eat any other kind of poodles? Sounds like they're still only doing half the job to me...

You would need to add Cockers, Schnauzers and Chihuahuas to the list,
 
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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:02 am

Those Floridian turtles are nasty. We had some when I was a kid and they would try to eat your fingers, and our cat too !

It was a common pet in the 80's, and millions ended up released in the wild when they got too big (not mine, they got back to the shop, well, maybe they did after all ! no gators to eat them unfortunately), causing ecological problems, including the almost extinction of local turtles.

So I would have applauded seeing this ! 
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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:47 am

I laughed solely at the title. Hahaha!
 
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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:23 pm

Well, as much as I think this would be a horribly traumatic experience for the poor little boy, something about the way this article is written makes me laugh. It's like a terrible parody of bad news, except it's real!

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 8):
There is one of a chimp at the zoo and a frog. It's on youtube, but I'm not sure I can post it here. It's SO funny though if you can find it.

I gave into the temptation to look this up and..

That was.. NOT what I was expecting. I don't think anyone ever expects to see that!   


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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:56 am

This happened on an episode of Hey Arnold when Arnold accidentally killed Eugene's fish (Eugene always had horrible things happening to him, often because of Arnold, though Arnold wasn't doing it on purpose). After spending the day trying to make it up to him, he decides to adopt an angelfish for him at the local aquarium. So he takes Eugene down to see it, and once Eugene looks away a shark swoops in and takes it away. Then when Eugene turns back and asks where it went, Arnold just tells him it swam to the other side of the tank!
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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:25 am

Quoting BOStonsox (Reply 23):

It's been forever since I've seen that show, but didn't a similar thing happen with a bird and a monitor lizard?

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RE: Am I Evil For Laughing At This?

Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:57 am

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 24):
It's been forever since I've seen that show, but didn't a similar thing happen with a bird and a monitor lizard?

On Hey Arnold? I don't remember anything like that. There was a Simpsons episode in which Bart accidentally kills a bird and then tries to protect its eggs, only for the eggs to be those of a lizard species that eat birds, and when the birdwatchers try to kill the lizards, Bart saves them and they go on to kill all of the annoying birds in Springfield. Maybe you were thinking of that?
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