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The State of the World

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jvcarroll, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    Next thing you know Clorox will be under pressure not to look so much like ginger ale.

    Whatever happened to people owning up to the stupidity in their lives?
    Tide has posted warnings on the package. Harmful if swallowed.
    Tide has given due notice. Legally, they're covered.
    If you are old enough to read, and choose to ignore the warnings, how is that Tide's fault?
    Because let's face it. It's not infants that are accepting this challenge. It's brainless adolescents daring each other. Nothing like giving in to peer pressure.

    Do you see Tide Pods with the candy bars and pretty-colored gum at your supermarket checkout line? No??!!!! Maybe there's a reason for that.

    The same works in nature too. There's a species of butterfly that has beautiful colors on its wings. However, if a bird tries to eat it, the wings have some of the most lethal poison on earth.
    Yummy pretty butterfly. Two minutes later, dead bird.

    These are the creatures we claim to be smarter than.
     
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  2. Old Thunder

    Old Thunder Well-Known Member

    I'd be fine with Tide Pod challenge whatever ending, but... I kinda like it when a lotta people die.
     
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  3. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    It's not like the current way it looks benefits anyone. So what if they change it? Better safe than sorry and nothing to lose.
     
  4. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    It's not just about being legally covered. There is an ethical and moral issue. Why isn't anyone pro-life across the board?
     
  5. muppetgem

    muppetgem Well-Known Member

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  6. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Sure, I'd still look at her as only human. But I'd never put her in a position of real power until and unless she demonstrated a genuine education on the subject.
     
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  7. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    I'm all for them changing the packaging, so impressionable youngsters won't face this temptation any longer.

    But if Tide didn't put any warnings on the label, that's negligence on their part. Open and shut. No questions there.

    But...if...kids...read..the..label,...acknowledge... the...label...ànd...ingest...said..product..despite...the..label...that's culpability on their part.

    If you insist on putting poison in your mouth...
    against your better judgment...
    you'll only have a minute or two at most to chalk it up to experience.
     
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  8. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    The alt right does need to go, I agree.
     
  9. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Because it's probably only a very, VERY small number of people actually doing this. The whole world shouldn't be upended for them.
     
  10. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    So spoke the late great G.C. 8)
     
  11. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    I recently saw a challenge some idiotic guy did of putting his arm on a burning stove.

    I'm just waiting till other people see it and then suffer the consequences from trying it out themselves.

    By the way @D'Snowth, I'm guilty of forever wanting to try that "taco" myself. :p
     
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  12. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    *Insert loud WEOH Thomas cue*
     
  13. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Here's a good ridiculous challenge I thought of.

    Remember in the end of the Rugrats episode "Pschycho Angelica" when Angelica accidentally knocks a scolding hot pizza on top of her head attempting to get the cookies sitting on top?

    Here's a good challenge. Why not bake a fresh pizza and wear it as a hat, completely burning your scalp?
     
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  14. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    But that's just it. It wouldn't be upending the whole world. Manufacturing it in a different way is an inconvenience to no one.
     
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Just like because of a few bad apples, we all have a choice of either being molested, or having nude scans taken of us when we try to board a plane.
     
  16. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    I tried the same thing once. Touching a hot stove, burning my hand, and making it a point never to do that again.

    Oh, yeah, one small detail I almost left out.
    I was THREE!
    Never too young to learn a valuable lesson.

    I'm sorry, but seeing people, who should be old enough to know better, willfully deciding to come in close physical contact with a 500 degree piece of scalding metal, does not inspire much confidence in their futures.
     
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  17. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Wanna partake in my challenge of wearing a freshly baked pizza for a hat? Or better yet, why not dip your head in a toilet and give yourself a swirly? Sounds like alot of fun, right?

    By the way, how bad was your stove injury?
     
  18. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Well it sets a problematic precedent. And to be blunt, it gives undeserved validation to an extremely foolish action (i.e. eating Tide pods).
     
  19. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    Foolish yes, but not deserving of the death penalty.
     
  20. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    A person who would do this has larger issues that won't go away by being pandered to.
     

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