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August 29, 2011


Climber who cut off arm to escape speaking at MSU

(Thanks to Unholy Slacker)


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He didn't cut off his arm to escape the speaking engangement, however. Or even the engagement.

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Thank you.

Lucky for him that it was his hand. Most guys would just as well die, rather than cutting off other more important body parts.

Did you hear the one about the FEMA employee who got his hand trapped under a rock and in desperation decided to chew it off? It wasn't until he finished he realised he chewed off the wrong hand.

Editor to the newsroom...STAT!

He won't get far on foot.

I'm sure they'll give him a hand

I wonder if he'll use two teleprompter?

No doubt Dave would give an arm and a leg to speak at such an event!

Thumbs up!

Um, Thumb up!

I'm sure he didn't leave without giving them the finger.

Watch out people!! He's armed! (One armed.) I know , Very bad of me.

But there are three ways to interpret the headline:
1. He cut off his own arm to avoid the speaking engagement.
2. MSU though he suffered enough, so they cancelled his speakng thing. ("escape(s) speaking" the key phrase.
3. He will speak anyway, and the editor was out drunk.

Mr. Language Person, can we get a ruling? I think three is most likely.

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This one goes in the Misleading Headlines Hall of Shame.

I wonder if Dave has ever felt like cutting anything off to avoid a book tour? Like maybe Ridley's arm?

I sat through classes like that.

I've had dates like that.

When I was working as an Occupational Health Nurse for Freightliner Corp. I had to attend a two day conference on natural rubber latex. A woman behind me in the seminar actually knitted an entire blanket during the lectures. If there is anything you need to know about natural rubber latex let me know. I'll see if I can find someone that can answer your questions. The only thing I remember is if you want to see if you have a latex allergy to blow up a balloon. If your lips feel itchy or numb then you probably are allergic to latex.

Wingnut, we called it the Coyote syndrome. Better to chew your arm off than to wake them....

Cindy - she knitted a latex blanket??

Metal detectors will be installed at all the doors leading to the auditorium - just in case someone in the crowd arrives armed.

Still, I gotta hand it to this guy!


It's a shame he blew the school off, but they'll probably just give him a slap on the wrist.

Meanie that's mean!

Forewarned is forearmed, NC.

so if he escaped then he's a fugitive?

Sandy, I've no doubt the long arm of the law will soon catch up with him!

Unless he tries strong-arm robbery....

(Jackie Gleason's modified Smokey and the Bandit quote):
"Five finger on the fender there, son."

More of a bandit, perhaps, sandy.

...so he's slotted to speak again? single handedly?

He'll have the audience in the palm of his hand.

they'll enjoy his offhand remarks

He does have a gripping story to tell.

- told first person, not second hand

On the other hand, I'm not sure how well his audience will grasp the nuances.

- but he's not afraid to go out on a limb

Guilt is probably gnawing at him over this.

- but the school gave him severance pay

- after their initial heavy-handed maneuvers.

- they've adopted a hands-off approach

Still a lot of unseemly finger-pointing going on, though.

well, he shouldn't bite the hand that feeds

There's a protocol for such situations. It's in the school manual.

hmmmm...i'll hafta thumb thru it

I know you keep it handy at all times.

Can somebody stop Meanie and Sandy? I will say Meanie and Sandy's comments are though provoking. Just the right nuance too. Not heavy handed at all.

He making an arm and a leg off that arm.

> Can somebody stop Meanie and Sandy?

I think we should give them the elbow!

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