Car hits girls sunbathing in road


73 Responses to “Car hits girls sunbathing in road”

  1. Donald Petersen says:

    As a species, why do we constantly need to be reminded not to do things like this?  :^(

    Edit: Also, nice of WTAE to identify the girls by name. Certainly, nothing but good will come of that.

  2. Jeff says:

    Rob, I come to Boing Boing for quirky interesting things. This is just sad and stupid, and doesn’t belong on here.

    • Brainspore says:

       Another one makes the list!

      • I’m unsure of the purpose of the list… Is it illustrative of the relatively small number of people disappointed in the site? Or something else? It seems to come off slightly like a ‘Name and Shame’ of people who criticise posts. Am I going to emerge on a list of people who have criticised the list?

          • usonia says:

             I’m disappointed that Boing Boing isn’t an ice cream flavor (possibly composed of flavors of wonderful things: hibiscus, MSG, caramel, porkfat, etc.). Does that count?

          • Warren_Terra says:

            How many layers of meta are you prepared to go? What if I were – and this is purely a hypothetical – to ask about the usefulness of a list of people who’ve questioned the purpose of a list of people who’ve expressed disappointment in Boing Boing?

          • Sparrow says:

            I’m disappointed that the list is not hosted on a platform that allows me to like entries or make comments, but not disappointed with bOING bOING itself. Does this mean you’ll need to make another list? 

          • Pedantic Douchebag says:

            I am disappointed that I’m not on this list, in a red, bold font, preferably Comic Sans.

        • D Wyatt says:

          Serious douche-baggery going on around the boing lately.  “the list” Seems editors thought it would be a good idea to make themselves a special place to make fun of people for their opinions on shitty boing boing threads…. Because thats better than listening and adapting. 

          Maybe the readers should make a “Boings Worst” list and LINK to it, so that all the pathetic threads and idiot things done by editors/founders/moderators will forever be on display front and center…..  Just click their cartoon picture and see a nice list of ignorant things that person has done to its readers/consumers…. Or in a small few’s case, the great things they have done/said/posted.

          That way people can see who they are truly dealing with on this site and easily separate the good from the bad.  Thereby skipping hours of anger and wasted time reading ridiculous articles or arguing with the uninformed who also happen to be in charge.

          I would have a nice list of things to add to such a list.
          Dont get me wrong I like bb, I just think certain people abuse their (ban/block/remove) powers or fan following to stifle good people with informed opinions simply because they dont agree with them.

          • Antinous / Moderator says:

            There’s already a website that displays “all the pathetic threads and idiot things done by
            editors/founders/moderators.”  It’s here.

          • Ipo says:

             I’m sure your subscription fee will be reimbursed. 

          • twianto says:

            Ipo, pretty much the weakest argument ever (note: I’m not saying anything about the validity of the criticism mentioned here, JFTR). Using that reasoning, nobody should ever criticize Limbaugh’s show and should be promptly ridiculed for doing so.

          • joeposts says:

            Because thats better than listening and adapting.

            I certainly agree. I shared a good gut laugh with someone when I showed her that list, and the laughter led to sex, and that’s why I come to Boing Boing. I don’t come here to read comments by people who don’t approve of Boing Boing’s response to critical comments by people who don’t like the website. I come here to get laid.

        • redesigned says:

          when people are doing stupid immature things and are acting badly, the natural response is to do the same back to them.

          so in that respect “the list” acts as vent/pressure release valve for the moderators/editors by providing exactly that function.

      • Funk Daddy says:

        Oh Imma get that list a me. Lists love me. Love me long time.

    • Mark_Frauenfelder says:


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      Find me

  3. Cowicide says:

    It’s all fun and games sunbathing in the middle of a road until a relative runs you over.

  4. Antinous / Moderator says:

    If the girls are in fair condition, they must not have been in the sun very long.

  5. Scott Herbert says:

    How appropriate that this story is reposted on “Boing Boing”.

    • Brainspore says:

      Thankfully the girls weren’t more seriously injured or it would have been posted on “Reddit Asphalt.”

  6. No one in this family comes off looking very smart. Or observant.

  7. Hugh Johnson says:

    Urban Darwinism in action.

  8. It being all  family related, I suspect they were up to shenanigans and came up with this more plausible story to explain the injuries.

  9. Smash Martian says:

    There was a great series of road safety awareness adverts aired on Imparja and NITV a few years back including a “Don’t Sleep on the Road” ad featuring Reggae Dave.

  10. Assault_is_eternal says:

    “Surely there’s no harm in laying the middle of a public street?”

  11. SedanChair says:

    Cut it out, Pennsyltucky

  12. Julia Singh says:

    Reason #3,647 as to why I left Pittsburgh…

  13. Molechaser says:

    Before WWI, the term pedestrian didn’t exist in English: all users of the road were equal. I think we can all agree that the assumption that cars are the “proper” users of the road has gone too far when non-motored persons can no longer safely sunbathe in the street.

    • estragon_nyc says:

      We can’t encourage motorists to sunbathe in the street either.  That would have a detrimental effect on the flow of traffic.

    • dainel says:

       Before motor vehicles existed, you could safely sleep in on the road … If only there were no horses and non-motored vehicles on them.

    • Beanolini says:

      Before WWI, the term pedestrian didn’t exist in English

      Websters’ 1913 dictionary would disagree with you. It seems that the word was in use in the 18th century.

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        Even in the ancient world, walkers were distinguished from riders or people in sedan chairs.

    • Pedantic Douchebag says:

      I think we can all agree

      Firstly, no. Secondly, I’ll bet there are less than ten actual situations where that phrase would be accurate. Maybe less than five.

  14. jimh says:

    Wow, I cannot even express how relieved that wasn’t a video up there. I felt a little queasy when I saw the headline and the photo.

  15. Roose_Bolton says:

    Yeah, it was dumb…no less upsetting for all that. I hope they end up being OK.

  16. Funk Daddy says:

    I support most efforts to eradicate or prevent melanoma and related skin cancers, but Cousin Oops takes it a bit far IMHO.

  17. Jon Bakos says:

    Does anyone else have an ad for ‘ROADKILL’ t-shirts directly under this story?  Cold, random ad generator.  Cold.

  18. saurabh says:

    I don’t get it. What is the point of this post? Are we supposed to appreciate the fact that two young girls were struck by a car for an innocent mistake (and this really is, very much, a mistake of innocence – they are 13 for Christ’s sake)? Are we supposed to guffaw and feel righteous in our thirty-something-year-old wisdom, that WE have learned not to sunbathe in the street? I am having a hard time seeing some other angle, here, and that makes me sad.

  19. mkanoap says:

     This list is fine and all, but is not (yet) up to the level of awesomeness of the list kept by the “” newsgroup.

  20. Fleeyp says:

    When I read it, this story was followed immediately after by

  21. Culturedropout says:

    So how wrong is it that I immediately thought of all the jokes I’d ever heard involving eating roadkill…? 

  22. Pedantic Douchebag says:

    For some reason this reminds me of the Bill Hicks joke about aliens landing in rural areas and offering free dentistry/sterility services.

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