Wally of the Week

Discussion in 'Barracks' started by Kyt, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    I thought I'd start a thread on any news story where the individual(s) should have had more sense.

    I'll kick off (no pun intended) with this story:

    Australia soccer player in trouble over Hitler garb | Breaking News | guardian.co.uk Football

  2. CTNana

    CTNana Active Member

    Sorry for the slight deviation.

    My Wally of all time is the idiot who has just used cloned details of one my credit cards to pay his / her electricity / power bill in Italy!!!!!

    Nevertheless am I reassured that they will catch him / her???????
  3. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    I work for a credit card company and we get examples of such stupidy ever day! People use clone cards to top up their mobiles, pay bills, some even like one I had to deal with, put his real name and address n a form when he bought a £900 guiter with a stolen card! The police even said that he was incredibily stupid!
  4. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Thank God he was not an Australian soccer player.

    Seems to tell a story doesn't it!
  5. Adrian Roberts

    Adrian Roberts Active Member

  6. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Only got in trouble beacause he didn't ask permission!
  7. Adrian Roberts

    Adrian Roberts Active Member

    Call me a spoilsport, but permission is quite a good thing to get if you're going to take 300 tons of metal at 300 mph along a runway with a lot of VIPs on board! Some chap in a Cessna might have already had permission!
  8. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Indeed, he didn't ask, did it anyway, so got in trouble for putting lives at risk and breaking all manner of regulations, I imagine.
  9. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    My new entry:

    BBC NEWS | England | Bristol | Language barrier scuppers walker

  10. Adrian Roberts

    Adrian Roberts Active Member

    So, he believes in doing away with money - but expects other people to feed him rather than earning any money! :noidea:
  11. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Yes, I didn't want to go into the politics of the whole idea before but when I read the original story a couple of weeks ago I did find it pathetic that he intended to "leech" off others who obviously did have to earn the money so he could go without.
  12. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

  13. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    They can all kill themselves if they want to glorify that shrine!
  14. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Jodrell Bank to go

    This is from the government who want to save a measley couple of million pounds a year. utter utter bar stewards!:cry_smile:
  15. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    You guys have a really bright government up there. Ours has started with the razor gangs as well so let's just hope it's a bit of tidying and not stupidity down here.
  16. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    Here is my nomination!

    At work, a Caravan Club credit card holder called in. He was identified as per proceedures and asked how could we help him?

    He replied, "My friend has a *****)()( Carvan with a Ronson fuel heater, could you send him out a instruction manual"?
  17. Adrian Roberts

    Adrian Roberts Active Member

    Darwin Awards 2007 (for those weeded out by natural selection)


    Thinning The Herd 2007 - Darwin Awards

    Eighth Place: In Detroit, a 41-year-old man got stuck and drowned in two feet of water after squeezing head first through an 18-inch-wide sewer grate while trying to retrieve his car keys.

    Seventh Place: A 49-year-old San Francisco stockbroker -- who often bragged he was "totally-zoned when he ran" -- accidentally jogged off a 100-foot high cliff on his daily workout.

    Sixth Place: While at the beach, Daniel Jones, 21, dug an 8-foot hole for protection from the wind and had been sitting in a beach chair at the bottom when it collapsed, burying him beneath 5 feet of sand. People on the beach used their hands and shovels trying to get him out but could not reach him. It took rescue workers using heavy equipment almost an hour to free him. Jones was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

    Fifth Place: Santiago Alvarado, 24, was killed as he fell through the ceiling of a bicycle shop he was burglarising. Death was caused when the long flashlight he had placed in his mouth to keep his hands free rammed into the base of his skull as he hit the floor. [ This may be the first and, hopefully, last time that you’ll encounter the word “burglarizing”. ]

    Fourth Place: Sylvester Briddell, Jr., 26, was killed as he won a bet with friends who said he would not put a revolver loaded with four cartridges into his mouth and pull the trigger.

    Third Place: After stepping around a marked police patrol car parked at the front door, a man walked into H & J Leather & Firearms intent on robbing the store. The shop was full of customers and a uniformed officer was standing at the counter. Upon seeing the officer, the would-be robber announced a hold-up, and fired a few wild shots from a target pistol. The officer and a clerk promptly returned fire, and several customers also drew their guns and fired. The robber was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Crime scene investigators located 47 expended cartridge cases in the shop. The subsequent autopsy revealed 23 gunshot wounds. Ballistics identified rounds from seven different weapons. No one else was hurt. [ But the supposed gun enthusiasts only managed a 50% hit rate! - Adrian ]

    HONOURABLE MENTION: Paul Stiller, 47, and his wife Bonnie were bored just driving around at 2 A.M. so they lit a quarter stick of dynamite to toss out the window to create some excitement. Apparently they failed to notice the window was closed.

    RUNNER UP: Kerry Bingham had been drinking with several friends when one of them said they knew a person who had bungee-jumped from a local bridge in the middle of traffic. The conversation grew more heated and at least 10 men trooped along the walkway of the bridge at 4:30 AM. Upon arrival at the midpoint of the bridge, they discovered that no one had brought a bungee rope. Bingham, who had continued drinking, volunteered and pointed out that a coil of lineman's cable lay nearby. They secured one end around Bingham's leg and tied the other to the bridge. His fall lasted 40 feet before the cable tightened and tore his foot off at the ankle. He miraculously survived his fall into the icy water and was rescued by two nearby fishermen. Bingham's foot was never located.

    AND THE 2007 WINNER IS...
    Zookeeper Friedrich Riesfeldt (Paderborn , Germany) fed his constipated elephant 22 doses of a animal laxative and more than a bushel of berries, figs and prunes, before the plugged-up pachyderm finally got relief.

    Investigators say ill-fated Friedrich, 46, was attempting to give the ailing elephant an olive oil enema when the beast suddenly unloaded. The she sheer force of the elephant's unexpected defecation knocked Mr. Riesfeldt to the ground where he struck his head on a rock as the elephant continued to evacuate 200 pounds of dung on top of him. It seems to be just one of those freak accidents that once again proves..."Shit happens!"
  18. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Adrian, that's just made my day. Riesfeldt was a deserved winner, though he had stiff competition.
  19. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    This girl has to be in contention:

    Girl's party leaves dog in coma | NEWS.com.au

    The most amusing bit? She acts tough and doesn't care but..."But Gemma, who drank to excess and passed out at 7:30pm...". Great effort, looks like she enjoyed her party for hours...

    Must be an easy thing to do when you're not paying the mortgage. Hopefully, she'll pay now...
  20. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

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