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Real-Life Frogger Ends In Hospital Visit 314

Posted by samzenpus
from the going-for-the-logs dept.
BigSes writes "A 23-year old man has been hospitalized after police in South Carolina say he was hit by an SUV while playing a real-life version of the video game Frogger. Authorities said the 23-year-old man was taken to a hospital in Anderson after he was struck Monday evening. Before he was hit, police say the man had been discussing the game with his friends. Chief Jimmy Dixon says the man yelled 'go' and darted into oncoming traffic in the four-lane highway. Has it come time to ban some of the classics before someone else goes out and breaks a few bricks with their heads after eating a large mushroom?"

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Real-Life Frogger Ends In Hospital Visit

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  • Re:Sorry... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by magarity (164372) on Wednesday December 29, 2010 @11:50PM (#34707000)

    Actually, I'd say that it IS proof of his manhood; after all, do you ever hear of women doing these stupid stunts?

    I bet this first time is the last time he ever does it. Yet there are shelters all over the country full of battered women who voluntarily and repeatedly go back for more to abusive boyfriends/husbands.

  • by joocemann (1273720) on Thursday December 30, 2010 @12:38AM (#34707274)

    You are under what is called the "illusion of meritocracy".

    It's a delusion that many people encounter where they feel they achieved everything of their own merit and pay no recognition to the vast community and social efforts that actually made it all possible.

    Now please explain to me how you would get to work without the roads that WE paid for. You said you pay your own way but I"m pretty sure you didn't pay for all the roads you use. Go ahead and humor me, the truth of the world will give me thousands of examples to embarrass you with.

  • by protektor (63514) on Thursday December 30, 2010 @02:55AM (#34707902)

    No they shouldn't. It isn't his fault that they chose a different job that pays or is worth less than what he gets paid to do. Not everything is even or the same. People are not the same. I don't know where this idea came from that somehow everyone has to be made the same. That has never been what America has stood for since the beginning. You are promised life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Nowhere in there does it say you were promised a job, a house,health insurance, a family or any of these other things people somehow think are a right. You can pursue your happiness but the government isn't *REQUIRED* to give you whatever it takes to make you happy. You have to go out and work your ass off to get the things that make you happy. You can start your own company, take all the big risks, and then become rich. That is how it works in America.

    You are not entitled to pull the rich down and steal from them because you think they make too much. They took huge risks that you wouldn't take. So they deserve the reward of those huge risks and hard work. This idea that most rich were given their money is complete crap. There are more millionaires who made their money in their own lifetime than those who were given their money. You want to be rich then figure out a service or widget to sell to the public and start your own company. Yes it's scary because you could completely fail and loose a lot of money, and you may not have insurance at first, and you don't just work 40 hours a week. Yep there is a lot of risk and whole lot of hard work, but there can be a lot of rewards as well if you do it right. Without risk there is no reward.

    We should hold the parents of the kid responsible who decided to have a kid and couldn't afford all the costs of actually having a kid. Just because you decided to have a kid doesn't mean I should have to pay for your kid. It doesn't take a village to raise a kid, it takes parents who are willing to sacrifice for their kids, and who are involved in every aspect of their child's life. I know sacrifice is an evil word these days, and no one wants to do it because it's hard. If you can't be bothered to keep up with everything your kid is doing, then don't have kids. Don't make the rest of us pay because you can't be bothered or because you think it is too hard. If you can't or don't want to deal with kids then don't have kids. It's real simple. Take some personal responsibility people.

    Orphans have insurance or get medical care from private charities and doctors who donate their services to charity run orphanages. This idea that orphans don't get help is a myth. They get more help than you could ever imagine. I have seen it first hand, not something I read somewhere. I know of several charity run orphanages that get huge amounts of money donated to them to keep the running properly, and no they don't get any government money either. These orphanages run just fine and are actually great places for the kids. Many have grown up there and come back and donated because of how they changed their lives for the better. An example of how private sector does just as well if not better than the government does.

    It is not compassion when you steal from me by threat of violence, forcing me to pay for you or your kids when I may or may not want to do that. That is theft by threat of violence by the government. Pay your taxes to deal with these people who don't pay or we will throw you in jail. This government charity has got to stop. People already give more to private charities that do far more for the poor than the government ever does or could. The depth and breath of private charity services is amazing once you start looking at all the different options out there. Not to mention the fact that private charities manage their money far better than the government ever has. The government has never been able to do anything better than what the private sector does. This is even true in charities.

    The moral of the story is that we don't need the government to take care of us. That

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