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Real-Life Frogger Ends In Hospital Visit 314

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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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  • by mmcxii (1707574) on Wednesday December 29, 2010 @10:20PM (#34706402)
    The hospital was sad to announce that the patient is expected to live, letting yet another idiotic gimp to roam the streets.
    • He'll get his Darwin award soon enough, and the world will be stronger for it.
      • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

        by Fluffeh (1273756)

        He'll get his Darwin award soon enough, and the world will be stronger for it.

        Yup. Evolution at work right there. Almost took him out of the running so to speak. Maybe next time. I am sure there will be a next time :)

        *sips coffee*

    • by dwarfsoft (461760) on Wednesday December 29, 2010 @10:27PM (#34706460) Homepage

      First thing I thought of was the oblig. xkcd [xkcd.com].

    • by abednegoyulo (1797602) on Wednesday December 29, 2010 @10:29PM (#34706468)

      Of course he will live. He still has two lives left!

  • Violent video games claim another victim. Maybe now they'll put that NC-17 rating on that I've been saying for years Frogger needs. Jack Thompson will be vindicated, and Rockstar games will pay for their GTA series.

    Maybe when this is all over, we can achieve our ultimate goal of putting a warning label on Tetris.

    • by tepples (727027)

      Maybe when this is all over, we can achieve our ultimate goal of putting a warning label on Tetris.

      Would it be Warning: May cause craving for controlled drugs [youtube.com]?

    • by Barny (103770)

      I know I know.

      But, the guy was twenty three, so unless you put a requirement on the game that the person buying it requires common sense, I think it wouldn't help.

      Of course if we put those warnings on the games most of the lawyers wouldn't be allowed to buy them either.

    • Clearly the guy was a nut, so it wasn't Frogger that was the cause. But if it were a game I didn't like, then I think it would have been the game's fault, and it would need to be removed from the shelves.

      Maybe when this is all over, we can achieve our ultimate goal of putting a warning label on Tetris.

      Sort of like this [penny-arcade.com]?

  • Was it him? He was the best player and tried to move the arcade cabinet across the street a while ago. Here is the video clip on YouTube [youtube.com]. :)

  • Sorry... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) on Wednesday December 29, 2010 @10:26PM (#34706440) Journal
    You may be more than 18 years of age, and in possession of a y chromosome; but there is No. Fucking. Way. that you have yet graduated to the status of "man" if you are actually playing in traffic because of the influence of Frogger.

    Honestly, I can't think of a stupidity-related term that is strong enough and doesn't end up insulting the garden-variety mentally handicapped by putting them in the same basket as this pathetic man-child-thing...

    We can only hope that he is sold for parts before he comes up with any other brilliant plans.
    • I expect the most relevant age category for him is "old enough to buy alcohol".

    • by Fluffeh (1273756)

      We can only hope that he is sold for parts before he comes up with any other brilliant plans.

      I would say that there is much more chance that his next brilliant plan will be the reason he is sold for his parts.

      See what I did there?

    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by identity0 (77976)

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

      • 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.

  • A classic game for a classic case of stupidity.
  • Darwin Award nominee (Score:4, Informative)

    by Iphtashu Fitz (263795) on Wednesday December 29, 2010 @10:31PM (#34706480)

    This nutjob is apparently already in the running for a Darwin Award...

    http://www.darwinawards.com/slush/new/pending20101229-052307.html [darwinawards.com]

    • by mysidia (191772)

      This nutjob is apparently already in the running for a Darwin Award...

      But as he is still alive, it did not kill him, thus, he won't be eligible for a darwin award unless he was injured so badly he cannot reproduce, or he winds up dying.

      At best he might get an honorable mention.

  • by sjames (1099)

    Don't leave him alone in a pharmacy!

  • Like this one [darwinawards.com]
  • David Crane came up with the game (freeway) during the SCES in Chicago, when he observed someone attempting to cross Lake Shore Drive on foot

  • by Joe The Dragon (967727) on Wednesday December 29, 2010 @10:53PM (#34706632)

    It was funny when George did this on seinfeld

  • by Punto (100573) <puntob.gmail@com> on Wednesday December 29, 2010 @10:56PM (#34706652) Homepage

    If you die in real life, you die in the game.

  • by theodp (442580) on Wednesday December 29, 2010 @11:05PM (#34706712)

    Good thing he stuck with Frogger!

  • I just hope that the Religious Right doesn't connect this with the Bad Religion song "Frogger" whose lyrics include "playing frogger with my life". I can just see it now, some Republican asshat screaming "Atheists are telling kids to run out in front of cars, and they are listening! We must ban atheism!"
  • Pac-Man (Score:4, Funny)

    by Tablizer (95088) on Wednesday December 29, 2010 @11:38PM (#34706922) Homepage Journal

    I pulled a Pac-Man and went around the party eating everyone's pizza while trying to avoid the bouncer. I had a tummy-ache for 3 days. Ban the Pac!

  • Tagline: Hop your way to the big screen! :)
  • Is because the cars don't swerve to miss a frog. A human, on the other hand, will cause accidents and likely his own death when both the car and he dodge in the same direction. Also, in Frogger, you're guaranteed a safe path. Not so in real life.
  • by kawabago (551139) on Thursday December 30, 2010 @12:51AM (#34707328)
    This is how the gene pool cleans itself.
  • It seems to me that the journalist said he was playing "frogger", not the man/youth himself; i.e. he wasn't playing "real life frogger" he was just being an idiot.

  • how about we let evolution run its course, rather than encouraging gene pool pollution?

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