Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Blue's no hero

I went to Alabama for a long weekend this past weekend. Had to go pickup cmblue and the 2 bgblues from her parents and help them all fly back. It was a good trip. On saturday we went here for a day of fun in the sun at the lake. It was a glorious day until tragedy struck. Whilst Blue was sitting in the shade with bgblue2 avoiding the Alabama sun he heard a commotion coming from the "non-swimming" area of the lake right near where he was sitting. Blue went to check it out and saw a couple of people in the water seriously struggling. A couple of other dudes jumped in the water to help. Blue gave bgblue2 to his mother in law and went to see if he could help. By the time he got there, one of the guys that was struggling was coming out of the water...the other was nowhere to be seen and there were 4 or 5 guys swimming around obviously looking for him. Blue has seen Baywatch many times, so he did his best Hoff impression and jumped in to help. He knew he would find this guy. He swam around for probably 15 minutes, diving down, looking everywhere. We knew exactly where he went under the water so it shouldn't be difficult to find a guy in a lake with no current. At one point there was probably 20 guys in the water searching. As it approached 20 minutes or so the park rangers showed up and tried to help. Still no luck 5 minutes later, the search and rescue showed up. At this point Blue said "fuck it, i'm no hero" and got out of the water. He knew there was no chance that the guy was coming out of that lake alive now. The search and rescue guys took a good 10-15 minutes to get suited up with their diving gear before they went into the lake. There was a crowd of probably 500 people or so standing around watching when Blue came out of the lake. Dejected he dried himself off, talked to a Cop for a minute and then became a "watcher" like the rest. The guy who was in the water with his friend was standing there, staring out at the water not saying anything, not really moving. He was emotionless, I figure in shock, but also feeling very lucky to be alive himself. One of the first guys in the water to help had gotten him out, his shirt was torn from the struggling with his friend as they tried to both get out of the water. It was very surreal, and for some reason Blue felt like he had to see if they retreived a body out of the water. Maybe everyone was wrong and there was really only one guy and we had gotten him out. But eventually, probably after about 20 minutes of diving, the search and rescue announced they had found him. The police moved everyone back, but Blue had a good view as they pulled the body out of the lake. It's still feels like a movie or a dream. The vision of the fear on the guys face when he was struggling is still burned into blue's memory.

I've spent a lot of time at the lake and around water in my life and never have I seen somebody drown...check that off the list. Blue made a tasteless joke at one point because the tension was so bad. The guys were Mexicans and blue said to no-one that could hear other than cmblue "guess he didn't swim across the border". Bad joke.

Anyway...the story is here but it's a worthless story by the newspaper, doesn't even mention Blue.

Hope everyone has a great Wednesday.

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tem said...

so how did they drown in a lake?

no current, wft?

I'm not a harASSer said...

there was a bunch of spots where they had taken trees out that caused big dropoffs.

No idea what his problem was.

I'm not a harASSer said...

they pulled him out way far from where we were searching of course.

I guess he probably kept thrashing after he went under water and basically swam under the water over to where they found him

Steve said...

"guess he didn't swim across the border".

nice!


i saw i guy pulled out of the ocean in HS. He was long gone. You don't really forget shit like that.

I'm not a harASSer said...

it's not like baywatch where it's a crystal clear pool that you can see.

I had goggles and couldn't see shit.

Beth said...

Another good example of why EVERYONE needs to know how to swim, at least the basics.

Beth said...

"it's not like baywatch where it's a crystal clear pool that you can see."

Baywatch was real to me!!

Steve said...

were they drinking blue?

they usually are (drown victims, not mexicans)

Beth said...

And this may be a "RB,R?" moment, but I didn't realize cmblue was from Alabama. Even people in Georgia make fun of people from Alabama.

I'm not a harASSer said...

"were they drinking blue?"

alcohol isn't allowed in public areas at the state park. They didn't have any cooler or anything.

not saying that they hadn't been before hand though.

I'm not a harASSer said...

yep, she went to Auburn

Steve said...

"but I didn't realize cmblue was from Alabama"

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

El Padrino said...

well that was a great story

El Padrino said...

"but I didn't realize cmblue was from Alabama"

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I knew this.

Beth said...

"yep, she went to Auburn"

Ahhhh, a SEC gal. Good choice blue.

Beth said...

"I knew this."

Clearly this is bullshit. I bet you were surprised to read that blue had kids.

El Padrino said...

"Clearly this is bullshit. I bet you were surprised to read that blue had kids."

STG i knew that and knew she went to Auburn, blue has mentioned it at least 10 times

ns

El Padrino said...

still cant believe a dude drowned in a lake

Steve said...

"STG i knew that and knew she went to Auburn, blue has mentioned it at least 10 times"

sun shines on even a dog's ass some days.

I'm not a harASSer said...

i did not see CEO WC on this trip to Birmingham

I'm not a harASSer said...

i think he moved to Mobile anyway

I'm not a harASSer said...

i pissed a lot of people off because I kept referring to the spring games at Alabama and Auburn as "practice"

"why would I want to go watch a practice?"

"it's not practice it's the A-Day game"

::practice stare::

tem said...

"I knew this."

if el pad knew it then it is a RB, R moment.

tem said...

i'll be going to the spring game for tOSU this saturday.

tem said...

not for the game.

for the tailgating beforehand.

tem said...

actually might not go into the game. might just drink.

tem said...

maybe there was foul play involved in operation drown in lake.

Todd Packer said...

good post, freak

Todd Packer said...

cubs bullpen is not good

Todd Packer said...

did freak make a bet with ep on this series?

Todd Packer said...

"i did not see CEO WC on this trip to Birmingham"

rip wc

Todd Packer said...

"if el pad knew it then it is a RB, R moment."

^^^^^^^^^^

Beth said...

"if el pad knew it then it is a RB, R moment"

I have to agree with this.

El Padrino said...

mets >>>>>>>>>> cubs

science

tem said...

drowning bottles my mind.

well in calm waters it does. i can understand it with some sort of current or undertow.

tem said...

braves celebrating mcclouths walkoff was cool.

Beth said...

"braves celebrating mcclouths walkoff was cool"

Yeah, I wish I was watching the game and had seen it. Sounds hilarious.

tem said...

you should have fmbeth put a tv in his pants so you can see the game and do work.

El Padrino said...

hilarious

El Padrino said...

matt kemp is a beast

Todd Packer said...

"braves celebrating mcclouths walkoff was cool."

funny stuff

El Padrino said...

boy found alive, hiding in NYC

Steve said...

Chrysler has $4 billion loss, but sees progress


I wish I could get to a point in my life that I’m optimistic about losing 4 billion dollars

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Yeah, I wish I was watching the game and had seen it. Sounds hilarious."

sportscenter showed it, they show highlights and stuff

tem said...

usually they just show crap from reilly and like feel good stories.

i didn't know they still showed highlights.

Spaceman Spiff said...

eltardo mock draft column up

Jugdish said...

I'm in...thanks Mize!

Beth said...

"sportscenter showed it, they show highlights and stuff"

I don't think we get that here.

s

El Padrino said...

4-6 games for rothlisburger

El Padrino said...

simmons never does a mock

Spaceman Spiff said...

"Pittsburgh has begun contacting teams to trade Ben Roethlisberger for a top 10 pick. At least one team considering it. "

Spaceman Spiff said...

" simmons never does a mock"

yea thats the first sentence

El Padrino said...

"Pittsburgh has begun contacting teams to trade Ben Roethlisberger for a top 10 pick. At least one team considering it. "

do it seattle

do it

El Padrino said...

Browns, do it!!!!!!!!!!!!

SAVE THE DOG POUND

BEN GETS TO GO HOME!

Meiz said...

"Pittsburgh has begun contacting teams to trade Ben Roethlisberger for a top 10 pick. At least one team considering it. "


Buffaro

Pop It In! said...

"I tried to expand the rosters and you guys wouldn't vote.

Not my problem."


DIdn't you just want to add corner and middle IF positions? That's different than extra bench spots.

El Padrino said...

"Buffaro"

they wouldnt be able to sustain a good team around him

cahin gailey

hello

Pop It In! said...

"STG i knew that and knew she went to Auburn, blue has mentioned it at least 10 times"

Yeah, blew has mentioned a lot about going to Bama

Pop It In! said...

Todd Packer

Spaceman Spiff said...

popeyes 8 pieces for 5.99 is today, too bad none are that close to me

El Padrino said...

wow pete carrol is nuts

El Padrino said...

the new blackberry they sent me has none of the updates i had on my phone

el pad pissed

Pop It In! said...

I bet if those swimmers were white, blue would have lookt* harder

Pop It In! said...

"cahin gailey "


HYSIIRL

Pop It In! said...

Is the Pelham Police Lt. related to bleu

Steve said...

Burglars break into prison to steal TVs


that takes a pair.

Meiz said...

I'm annoyed today

Meiz said...

Not knowing how to swim has always boggled my mind.

How can you not swim?

Meiz said...

It's fuckin' swimming. Get in there use some instinct.

Pop It In! said...

maybe they weren't fit

Meiz said...

But they were Mexicans. I'm sure they have good 40 times.

Steve said...

"Get in there use some instinct."

hell, just stop moving and float

Meiz said...

Fuck. Noon. Dummy'll be here in a few minutes.

El Padrino said...

I am not an angry person at all.

El Padrino said...

damn 6 games and some rehab thing

El Padrino said...

cant wait til the law and order suv episode mocking big ben

El Padrino said...

Bourdain, good read if your a fan

El Padrino said...

this puts the end to the rothlisberger is better than manning debate

you cant be the face of the franchise and feel up drunk chicks in bars

Meiz said...

Dipshit just misquoted somebody a price by at least $150. I can't wait for them to bring that bike in to me and I drop the actual price on them.

Beth said...

"Bourdain, good read if your a fan"

EP, admit it - you only linked this cause of his quote about Chicago pizza, "Most deep dish is awful and not pizza, I don't know what it is. It's ugly stuff."

Meiz said...

"cant wait til the law and order suv episode mocking big ben"


Escalade or Tahoe?

Todd Packer said...

"EP, admit it - you only linked this cause of his quote about Chicago pizza, "Most deep dish is awful and not pizza, I don't know what it is. It's ugly stuff."

bourdain is smat*

Todd Packer said...

"Escalade or Tahoe?"

good tem-joke

El Padrino said...

SVU

El Padrino said...

pumpernickel is underated

El Padrino said...

bourdain knows

El Padrino said...

"Spiller told the Daily News earlier today that he got a call from the Giants a few days ago asking for his cell phone number, just in case they need it on Thursday night. And a team source said the Giants are very high on Spiller, though they’re not sure he’ll be available when they make the 15th overall pick."

CJ stock has risen nicely the past few weeks

El Padrino said...

get it while it's hot TP

El Padrino said...

Many of the Hitler Downfall parody videos on YouTube that have besieged the site in recent years have been taken down after complaints by the German production company that owns the right to the 2004 film.

The Open Video Alliance reported Constantin films, owners of the rights to the film Der Untergang (Downfall), upon which the parody videos are based, filed the copyright claim.

The parodies, which have become a popular viral meme on the internet, all focus on a single scene from the movie when Hitler screams at his generals upon learning that Germany is about to lose the war.

As the character playing Hitler lashes out in German, the subtitles in English from the original movie are replaced to indicate a completely different reason for the Fuhrer’s rage.

El Padrino said...

sad to see them go

El Padrino said...

iz zeke blocked again?

El Padrino said...

whoa here she comes
watch out boy
she'll chew you up

whoa here she comes
she's a maneater

Todd Packer said...

"get it while it's hot TP"

ike didn't do much last night

Beth said...

Meiz, GOLF PICKS!

El Padrino said...

jesus packer work with me here

Todd Packer said...

"jesus packer work with me here"

sorry, i guess i was hoping for more of a heyward-like start

Meiz said...

"Meiz, GOLF PICKS!"


Ah, right.

El Padrino said...

lil Athletic talk

Pop It In! said...

"this puts the end to the rothlisberger is better than manning debate

you cant be the face of the franchise and feel up drunk chicks in bars"


Ben is a better QB, no debate

Spaceman Spiff said...

"cant wait til the law and order suv episode mocking big ben"

they can just use the name that chick wrote down in th epolice report

Pop It In! said...

It's creepy when a chick calls Rome and he hits on them

Spaceman Spiff said...

watched bourdain a few days ago, he went to a salumeria in caput mundi, looked awesome

Spaceman Spiff said...

"you cant be the face of the franchise and feel up drunk chicks with your dong in bars"

*fized

El Padrino said...

"Ben is a better QB, no debate"

maybe but a QB is supposed to be much more

Pop It In! said...

"maybe but a QB is supposed to be much more"

I can see where you're going with this re: getting suspended and missing games. But Ben is a better QB.

Pop It In! said...

Eli is too much of a nerd to get into trouble

Pop It In! said...

Plus my dicknose bro in law's name is Eli so the name is already tainted with douchebaggery

Pop It In! said...

you have a sister?

/LP

Meiz said...

"Plus my dicknose bro in law's name is Eli so the name is already tainted with douchebaggery"


Does he have any suite lightsabers?

El Padrino said...

is his name elisha or elijah

big difference

Pop It In! said...

"Does he have any suite lightsabers?"

He has lightsabers. Those aren't suite, fag

Pop It In! said...

He spends all the money his wife brings in on star wars and wwe shit

ns

Pop It In! said...

"is his name elisha or elijah

big difference"


sh I think. He's mexican or something

Pop It In! said...

aja, he's honduran. BUt I like to call him mexican because it pisses him off

Pop It In! said...

Goddman Pirates are 7-6 and their run differential is -29

Pop It In! said...

Rome: Wow, this thing is dying like a brick. Like a ton of bricks.


huh?

Meiz said...

"He has lightsabers. Those aren't suite, fag"


Just riling you up.

Pop It In! said...

I get riled up whenever I talk about him. I fucking hate that guy

Meiz said...

I know this

tem said...

"Goddman Pirates are 7-6 and their run differential is -29"

annihilate you

Pop It In! said...

We have a team building ting at work today from 1-7 PST, but they won't tell us where. I hope it's at Dave & Busters

Pop It In! said...

LP
Do you have a pair of balls hanging from the back of your SUV? I see those fucking things all over the place

Meiz said...

Breer's looking at Jarrod Washburn

I'm not a harASSer said...

why are you concerned about EP's nutz?

tem said...

"Do you have a pair of balls hanging from the back of your SUV?"


saw a mini cooper with these.

they were tiny balls.

kind of funny.

Steve said...

"why are you concerned about EP's nutz?"


i think he gets bored.

Pop It In! said...

LP loves balls, so it's only fitting that he has them on his car

El Padrino said...

"LP
Do you have a pair of balls hanging from the back of your SUV? I see those fucking things all over the place"

negative

i hate shit like that

El Padrino said...

I do have a dong hanging from the rear view though

s

Pop It In! said...

ha

Jugdish said...

LP
Do you have a pair of balls hanging from the back of your SUV? I see those fucking things all over the place


truck nuts! I see them here too. I don't have them on my truck, but they do crack me up when I see them.

Meiz said...

And now Dummy has been introduced to IMing. Her reaction: That is weird! This is chatting?



Thanks a lot, rich lady.

Pop It In! said...

I don't think rich lady reads this

tem said...

she might have it read to her

tem said...

el tardo's mock draft is ok.

Steve said...

does she ever not look hot

Pop It In! said...

blockt

But yeah, she's pretty hot

Pop It In! said...

blue's keeper team stoled* 7 bases yesterday. Jeezaloo

tem said...

there's a keeper league?

Spaceman Spiff said...

"blockt

But yeah, she's pretty hot"

if youre blocked, how do you know who the pic is of?

/EP

Spaceman Spiff said...

fuck the keeper league if there is one

El Padrino said...

I wanna tell the admin how nice her breasts are without getting in trouble

El Padrino said...

if i said hey your hair looks nice today it's cool

but if i say hey your breasts are full and gorgeous

it's an hr issue

sucks

Beth said...

"I wanna tell the admin how nice her breasts are without getting in trouble"

Yeah, good luck with that.

El Padrino said...

hsielp got broken up with by batista

she's a mess
fainted today

drama

Steve said...

"I wanna tell the admin how nice her breasts are without getting in trouble"

walk up and squeeze one, EP

I’m sure she'll be flattered, actions do speak louder then words

tem said...

"hsielp got broken up with by batista"


1) the wrestler?

2) tony?

3) make your move for a 3 way now.

Meiz said...

"fainted today"


NFW

El Padrino said...

he reminds me of the wrestler batista so that's what i call him

El Padrino said...

WAY

Beth said...

"NFW"

Guys don't understand breakups.

tem said...

all her hopes and dreams were dashed in a moment.

Steve said...

"Guys don't understand breakups."


that's that thing you do that lets you sleep with other women guilt free...right?

Beth said...

"that's that thing you do that lets you sleep with other women guilt free...right?"

Actually I thought it was that thing that guys do that often results in no more sex for quite awhile for them.

Meiz said...

The fuck is sex?

Steve said...

"The fuck is sex?"


i bet dummy knows.

El Padrino said...

face

Beth said...

"i bet dummy knows."

Hilarity.

Meiz said...

Zambrano to the bullpen. Cubs are gonna sign Looper, I just know it. And its gonna be awesome.

Spaceman Spiff said...

cubs hilarity

El Padrino said...

"Piniella strikes again, ruining Fantasy pitchers one dumb move at a time. Zambrano could still move back to the rotation if Carlos Silva or Tom Gorzelanny struggle Wednesday and Thursday. Unless Zambrano elevates to the closer's role, he will fall from being a must-own in all leagues to being relatively worthless. This is a drastic and dumb move by the Cubs. Stay tuned."

Thanks Obama!

Meiz said...

Freak's gone catatonic.

Meiz said...

BleedCubbieBlue is a wonderful place on the internet right now. Maybe check it out.

Meiz said...

"bigleaguestew

So to recap: The Cubs are paying $19 million to a bad DH to play LF and $19 million to a long reliever. Jim Hendry for Mayor!"



Bahahahahahahahahaha

El Padrino said...

this is gold

Meiz said...

This pair of boxers is giving me swamp ass

Meiz said...

GM's bailout has been paid back in full w/interest 5 years ahead of schedule.

Meiz said...

*according to the monthly email they send me

Meiz said...

Braun's on a tear

Pop It In! said...

big day

Meiz said...

clearly

Pop It In! said...

it's getting cold here

Meiz said...

It was/is quite nipply here today. Not a fan.

Meiz said...

I gotta find out what the proper protocol is when you catch carp.

Pop It In! said...

This morning it was mid 70s. It's 60 right now

Pop It In! said...

"I gotta find out what the proper protocol is when you catch carp."

Throw it in the weeds

Meiz said...

It would be nice if Gallardo could keep his pitch count low once in a while.

Meiz said...

"Throw it in the weeds"

That would be incorrect

Pop It In! said...

"That would be incorrect"

If there are no weeds, throw it in the rocks. Carp are gross

Meiz said...

The thing is, you're not supposed to throw 'em back, they're nasty, and its frowned upon if you throw them in the trash.

Meiz said...

Fishing regulations are very ambiguous.

Pop It In! said...

You know what I hate? When I'm talking with someone, face to face, and they have a big fucking eyebrow hair hanging down in front of their eye. How the fuck does that not bother them

Pop It In! said...

"The thing is, you're not supposed to throw 'em back, they're nasty, and its frowned upon if you throw them in the trash."

Hit em in the head with a hammer so they die quickly, then throw them on the ground for the birds to eat

Meiz said...

That must be a bushy eyebrow

Pop It In! said...

why is Troy Glaus still in beisbol

Pop It In! said...

Fucking announcers just jinxed Heyward

Pop It In! said...

1st walk for Halladay in 25 innings

Pop It In! said...

what, what a double play by the Phils

Pop It In! said...

These Staples commercials are so fucking retarded

Meiz said...

Prince busted some dude's iPhone with a foul ball

Pop It In! said...

what, what is hisiirl

Pop It In! said...

new computer arrives tw

Meiz said...

I want a new computer, dammit.

Pop It In! said...

You have a fairly new computer

Pop It In! said...

Fucking Brandon Phillips. Trying to get stylish and fucks up the play

Meiz said...

Ummm, no I don't.

Pop It In! said...

Ground ball up the middle w/ 2 outs and he tries to flip it behind his back to 2nd base and throws it away

Pop It In! said...

"Ummm, no I don't."

2 years maybe? And isn't it a supercomputer?

Pop It In! said...

Manny has nice hair

Pop It In! said...

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