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shark attack

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by cracked ass, Jul 10, 2001.

  1. cracked ass

    cracked ass Guest

    Here's a look into the strange and twisted mind of your moderator.
    A kid got attacked by a shark in Pensacola, Florida the other day. I had a big stream of consciousness flood after seeing the news story. (This is an example of how my brain always works. It took less than a minute to scroll through all of these thoughts.)
    The shark bit off the kid's arm. Then the kid's uncle or somebody swam out and actually wrestled the shark to shore. That must have hurt, as most sharks have a hide made of what are called "denticles", which are sharp and will stick up if rubbed the wrong way, sort of like the "severe tire damage" spikes that don't let your car back up. The shark, on the beach, was shot 3 times in the head so they could get the kid's arm out. Now I definitely feel bad for the kid, but I also can't help but feel bad for the shark. Here comes this small, tasty meal, wandering into his territory, and for chowing down like nature built him for, he gets dragged onto the beach and shot in the head. But like I said, it sucks for the kid too, who was clinically dead for 30 minutes and probably has brain and other organ damage. Surgeons reattached his arm. I've always marveled at how doctors can do that. One thing western medicine knows how to do is fix trauma, even if they refuse to acknowledge the role of the mind in healing other illnesses and overprescribe drugs for everything. I never understood how you could reattach a severed limb. First off, the kid's arm is all covered in sand, blood, and shark bile. What do you do, rinse it off? I can just picture the surgeon rinsing off some kid's arm in the sink, getting a taste of what it must be like to be Jeffrey Dahmer. Then they have to, what, attach the bone first? How do you reattach bones? Then I presume they have to find where all the big blood vessels match up and sew them back together. And how about nerves? I thought damaged nerves didn't heal. I don't see how you could get your arm chewed off, reattached, and hope to use it or even have feeling in it again.
    Anyway, it sucked for everyone involved.
    I swear, if I could type as fast as I could think I'd have a thousand books published.
  2. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Nov 23, 2000 Messages: 12,434 Likes Received: 86
    you say you feel sorry for the shark because it was just trying to get a meal and that is natural. it is also natural for humans to want want to live. anger would also be another natural emotion.
  3. beardo

    beardo Guest

    youre a cool guy
  4. OPIUM3

    OPIUM3 Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 14, 2001 Messages: 1,315 Likes Received: 0
    that shark must have been one of the "slow" sharks. I mean, how long does it take to gobble a child being a huge shark like that? I have seen numerous sharks devour all right sized seals off of a beach in one or two bites. That kid should be dead. He got lucky in a small way. I think he's only lucky cause he has his life.Too bad its going to be haunted by this incident the rest of his life. He's gonna be 50 years old one day still sleeping with the night light on... funk that, i would rather die!
  5. 23578

    23578 Elite Member

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    bone will knits back together on it's own unless it was overly damaged in the process, the major veins and arteries are somewhat more difficult, but i think it's the nerves which create the biggest problem. anyone know the degree to which these get weighted? an old friend of mine had a limb chopped off and reattached they say he has more than 3/4 of the feeling in there. . .pretty cool eh?
  6. Ballpark Frank

    Ballpark Frank Member

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  7. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    "I swear, if I could type as fast as I could think I'd have a thousand books published.."

    aaarrrggghhh, sometymes these fucking fingers feel like sldege hammers touching china...shoulda been in class for keyboarding instead of cutting and getting baked outside class...oh well they do, but ive worn out the backspace...it is the biggest obstacle to my thoughts too...rOe
  8. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    This girl I was chiilen with last night felt more sorry for the shark than the kid. She was hootin and hollaring about why this got so much exposure when plenty of other worse things have happened to other kids. She felt bad when they showed the shark all shot-up on the ocean floor. He did look pretty bad. As for nerves, my cuzz just came out of boot camp. He said they pounded his stomach and forearms with a mallot of some sort, so that his nerve endings would die, in order to feel no pain when kicking someones ass. [​IMG]
  9. MR. Slugworth

    MR. Slugworth New Jack

    Joined: Jun 30, 2001 Messages: 47 Likes Received: 0
    i bet who ever wrestled the shark felt like a real man....that is my fantacy to kick a sharks ass......shove my thumbs in its eyes and put a fist into its gills...but only in an extreme situation....

    go go GODZILLA.....
  10. eyeBddub

    eyeBddub Member

    Joined: Jan 14, 2001 Messages: 659 Likes Received: 0
    about the nerve endings..
    i heard they can repair nerve damage by doing some sort of chromosome work ... which is why in like 20 years if you break your back you won't have to be paralyzed...
  11. I was thinking about that stuff two days ago...weird stuff.
    I guess it works like peter sellers arm in Kubrics "Dr. strangelove"

    I would prefer being the kid than Bobbit.
  12. Inept

    Inept Member

    Joined: Apr 21, 2001 Messages: 377 Likes Received: 0
    I heard that they called 911 after the uncle got the shark out of the water. Is this true?
  13. Well, to whoever wrote about the shark being huge... If a guy managed to wrestle it to shore, it probably wasn't THAT big. And it's a well known fact that most sharks attack and later stop when they realize they're tasting something strange.

    As for nerve endings dying... About 5 years ago, when I started bboying, I went straight for the trademark breakdancing move: the windmill. It took me about 5 months of frustration and pain, trying to get that second rotation down, and every day I would smash my left hip bone to the ground. By the time I finally got em (best feeling in the world, I swear, better than any orgasm I've ever had), I had completely killed the nerves on my left hip. To this day, I've been burned by cigarettes and hit with whip-like objects on my side, and I can barely feel a damn thing. It's funny, girls try to get all cute and mischievous trying to pinch the love handle, and I just stand there. I seriously don't know how they're managing to get reattached limbs back in service. Beer,

    El Mamerro
  14. mapo wc

    mapo wc Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 23, 2001 Messages: 3,119 Likes Received: 0

    And I was thinkin about taking up bboying. Fuck that. Ill stick to bball.
  15. platapie

    platapie Guest

    wow that was pretty indepth. thats cracked very inlighting. piump easy