Dumb Ways To Die

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cooran
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Dumb Ways To Die

Postby cooran » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:05 am

Hello all,

No wonder this has gone viral. Worth Considering:

Dumb Ways To Die
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-21/d ... on/4383924

with metta
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Dumb Ways To Die

Postby James the Giant » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:04 pm

ooh ooh it's so good. That's a good song. And a cute video.
I'm still singing it now.

One of my good Dhamma Friends just died, but in his sleep, during a cruise-ship trip in the Caribbean. A good way to go! I will visualise him as a fat little cartoon man (he was quite fat), with a big white beard, singing that song with the other dead characters from that video.
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
SN 9.11

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Re: Dumb Ways To Die

Postby Buckwheat » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:43 pm

Excellent!!
Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: Dumb Ways To Die

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:52 pm

It reminds me of the original Darwin Awards (not the really bad movie of the same name).

Darwin Award winners eliminate themselves in an extraordinarily idiotic manner, thereby improving our species' chances of long-term survival
-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_awards
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Dumb Ways To Die

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:55 pm

Greetings,

Ah, I heard this was coming ~ nice to actually see it.

Thanks Cooran.

Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson

Never again...

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Re: Dumb Ways To Die

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:59 pm

Falling in Love
2007 Darwin Award Nominee
Confirmed True by Darwin



(20 June 2007, South Carolina) A passing cabbie found a 21 year-old couple naked and injured in the road an hour before sunrise. The two people died at the nearest hospital without regaining consciousness. Authorities were at a loss to explain what had happened. There were no witnesses, no trace of clothing, and no wrecked cars or motorcycles.
Investigators eventually found a clue high on the roof of a nearby building: two sets of neatly folded clothes. Safe sex takes on a whole new meaning when you are perched on the edge of a pyramid-shaped metal roof. "It appears as if [they] accidentally fell off the roof," Sgt. Florence McCants said.

This is a true Darwin Award trifecta: TWO people die, WHILE in the act of procreation, due to an ASTONISHINGLY poor decision. Bottom line: If you put yourself in a precarious "position" at the edge of a pointy roof, you may well find yourself Falling in Love at the same time.

Ironically, one of the deceased was named "Tumbleston."

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Dumb Ways To Die

Postby Sambojjhanga » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:12 pm

You know what the most precarious position we all put ourselves in that is guaranteed to cause death?

...


Birth.

Here's to getting the hell off this infernal wheel!

Metta,

:anjali:
Sabba rasam dhammaraso jinati
The flavor of the dhamma exceeds all other flavors


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