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post #1 of 9 Old Dec 6th, 2007, 8:50 pm Thread Starter
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Talking Snake On A Bike

One of our fellow BMW riders could be in the running for a Darwin Award!!!!!

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Not sure a smiley face is appropriate next to a story about a critically injured rider.
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Angry PC corrected face. Is this better?

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It's for the snake.

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Snakes on a bike

While it is too bad for the rider I find it an amusing story, and a story to learn from.

The guy had a defanged posionous snake on the back seat of the bike, tied on with a piece of baling twine? He is thought to have lost control of the bike while trying to adjust the snake's position on the back seat? Did I read that right?

When we view these kinds of accidents in the abstract they are funny. Watching America's Funniest Home Videos sometimes I think: "Wow, that's gotta hurt". Falling off ladders, crashing bicycles, direct hits to the groin all get the audience laughing and applauding. Some of those accidents must have sent the victim to the emergency room, and yet we laugh at home and the studio audience laughs on national TV.

Stop and think about the victim's pain and it isn't funny. But in just thinking about the stupid circumstances and bone headed choices that led up to the accident and we do find it funny.

A snake tied to the back seat of a motorcycle with a piece of baling twine. That's funny. I always keep my snakes in the topcase. Tankbag for the smaller ones.
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Oh come on you guys. Lighten up. This is funny how nature attempts to weed out the weak in a species. It's called natural selection. You know if the guy survives he will be telling the story of the dead snake that came back to life on his first and last motorcycle ride. If he doesn't survive the breed has been improved.
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One of our fellow BMW riders could be in the running for a Darwin Award!!!!!
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Not sure a smiley face is appropriate next to a story about a critically injured rider.
Yes Norris, how INAPPROPRIATE! It's just so UNFAIR that this guy is dumber than a box of rocks. Thank you for making that PC correction. I now FEEL good about you again.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Some really OLD friggin' White dude who couldn't have possibly known what he was talking about!) WARNING: Official HATE speech!
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Hey Jay, pass that over this way will ya?

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Greetings Tate! I would love to. The last time I was in Wyoming was 8 years ago, now. Stupid me for NOT spending MORE TIME THERE, and LESS TIME HERE! The first time I went to Wyoming, it was a little town called "Buffalo." This big city boy was shocked once the sun went down! There were more stars in he sky then I could even comprehend. Beautiful place you live in.

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Rider dies!

More on this story here; http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/neworle...830.xml&coll=1

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