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R.I.P. Common Sense

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Jamvic, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Some online headlines & ‘news’ stories stand out as particularly bizarre.

    Like most people I tend to scroll on past most of them but occasionally I can’t help wondering if common sense is now dead or a dying concept?

    Model, 25, goes blind after getting her eyeballs tattooed black


    Cyclist ordered to pay £105,000 for knocking over woman who crossed road looking at phone

  2. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Rest in Peace

    It is with a heavy heart that I inform...the death of a beloved old friend. Common Sense has recently passed.

    Known affectionately to friends as Horse Sense and Sound Thinking, Common Sense selflessly devoted himself to a life of service in homes, schools, hospitals and offices.

    An Obituary in the London Times reported the untimely death of Common Sense. He will long be remembered for the valuable lessons he taught us. Among them:

    “Don’t touch that. It’s hot.”
    “Come in out of the rain.”
    “Don’t run with scissors.”
    And “Life isn’t always fair.”

    SOURCE: https://10minutesofbrilliance.com/2013/03/obituary-common-sense-is-dead/


    Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, and by two of his children, Responsibility and Reason.

    Common Sense is survived by 4 stepbrothers:

    • I Know My Rights!
    • I Want It Now!
    • It’s Not My Fault!
    • I’m A Victim!
    • And by a stepsister, What’s in It for Me?
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2020
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  3. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Man dies launching home made steam-powered rocket to prove the Earth is flat?
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  4. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Plus, a link from one of those articles: "Model advised to have 59 inch backside amputated following illegal injections", then again it is the Star.

    Cyclists always fight back when it is suggested that they should have insurance like motorists, perhaps it's common sense that they should get it?
  5. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    While I agree that insurance for cyclists is a good idea I do think that not looking down at your phone while crossing the road is an excellent example of basic common sense.
  6. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

  7. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  8. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    I’m sorry this happened to her, I wouldn’t wish accidental blindness on anyone. However, my sympathy at the outcome is tempered by my auto-eye-roll at the foolishness of the choices she made in the name of vanity. The tattooist who used the wrong kind of ink should get jail time imo.
  9. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Modern vanity knows no boynds, it would seem. This is abherrant behaviour on the part of a total air-head.
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  10. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Vanity should have read pathological attention-seeking.
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  11. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Unfortunately I think you have a point there.
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  12. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

    Surely you know that staring mindlessly at your phone magically protects you from all hazards.
  13. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

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  14. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Shame he forgot to make sure the parachute was not attached securely.
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  15. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Is there a right kind of ink that you should inject into your eyeballs?
  16. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    A lot of pedestrians in London have a belief in the magic of phone looking or listening only to earphones,
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  17. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    I think it’s a National belief now tbh.
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  18. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    It improves relationships and social occasions too. Or why otherwise to parties in restaurants sit next to each but only look at their screens?
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  19. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    I would say no and that I can’t think of many things more asinine to consider doing. But, apparently it’s a thing now...

    Scleral tattooing

  20. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

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