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    Talking This week's "STUPID MOVE" Award

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    Shop vac sparks fumes

    (Woodinville-AP) -- Firefighters say a Woodinville man was very
    fortunate he wasn't injured when he used shop vac to siphon
    gasoline from a vehicle.
    A spark from the motor ignited fumes yesterday and the fire
    destroyed two vans at his father's home.
    The Woodinville fire marshal, Joel Kuhnhenn, says it was an
    accident waiting to happen. When the man flipped on the wet-dry vac
    for a second round of siphoning, it did.
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    Once again assuring that we will always be needed. We had a three alarm fire at a car dealership about 18 months ago that was started in much the same way. They were using a shop vac to clean up a gasoline spill in the shop.
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    Talking Hilljack excuse...........

    So there I was, mindin my own biddness, when all of a sudden, out of no fault of my own, the shop vac bursts into flames!!!

    What am I to do you might ask. Well, I did the only thing I could! I grabbed the nearest thing with water in it and threw it on the faar........Lo and behold the faar got bigger!!! Musta been some gas or sumpin in thar. So's I just runned outta thar!!!!


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    You forgot the banjo music playing in the background, Malahat!

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    It absolutely amazes me that more people aren't hurt or killed every year by gasoline. It isn't the most stable substance on the planet, you know.

    I'll give him a "A" for effort. Wet/dry shop vac to siphon gas? Brilliant!
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    Here's another gasoline incident from several years ago;

    (dispatch) Scipio twp fire, Laporte base, have a car fire with injuries St rd 2 west and forrester rd.

    Upon arrival the guys found a car fairly well involved and a woman rolling around in the ditch burned from mid torso up. Turns out she had just gotten gas and had left the vent open on the gas can. Then to keep the fumes out of the car she opened HER window just a little and then decided to light a cigarette!!

    Need I explain more??

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    This kinda makes the time when I made pizza and took it out of a nice 600* oven and put it on the stove and then looked for pizza cutter and then with out any sort of pot holder(or thinking ) I just grabbed the handle of the pizza pan!!!!! ouch ouch ouch!!! This guy with the shop vac makes me look smart. lol

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    Oh well dfd, I guess forgetting about the hot pan isn't as bad as forgetting to take the cardboard off the bottom of the pizza while still frozen, which I have done many times.
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    A few years back, a farmer in the area realized the propane heater in the pig barn had quit, so he flipped on the lights to have a look...
    Turned the barn into a very large roaster. Pork chops anyone????
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    Speaking of gasoline We had a couple of young lads that decided that if they took some tennis balls and poured gas on them, turned the lights off in the garage, and used hockey sticks to shoot them around, that it would be a blast. I guess it would have worked except they hit the gas can with a flameing ball and knocked the can over and the rest is hot history. Lucky for them they only burnt the attached garage down with smoke damage to the house.

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    It's absolutely KILLING me! All this commentary about some idiot using a vaccuum to siphon gas and no one has the guts to come and say anything like this about it?:

    THAT SUCKS!!

    ( I don't know WHAT came over me-can I claim temporary insanity?)


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    Get it? Vaccuum?....Sucks?

    oh well.

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    Originally posted by huff317
    Get it? Vaccuum?....Sucks?

    oh well.

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    I'm sorry, evidently I am the responsible party for propogatin' such horrible pun. Like his vaccuum, I wish I was better grounded. I'll bet he was 'shocked' to see the cars aflame, though. Sheesh, I better stop this before somebody nukes me!

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    Angry NOT SO SMART!

    Next in line for the "Stupid Move" award.

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - A nursing home here has been ordered
    to paint over four murals recently painted on security doors after
    state health officials expressed concerns residents might get
    confused in an emergency.
    Artist Karen Pellegrino painted the doors at Myrtle Beach Manor
    to look like bookshelves and a cabinet.
    The murals use a visual illusion to look three-dimensional.
    According to the Department of Health and Environmental Control,
    the illusion worked a little too well.
    "It's the most ridiculous thing," Pellegrino said. "I guess
    they're trying to protect people, but it just goes way too far."
    DHEC discovered the murals during a routine inspection earlier
    this fall.
    Though it might seem like a frivolous detail to some, the murals
    could pose a danger if residents can't find the door during a fire
    or emergency, DHEC spokeswoman Jan Easterling said.
    "It's state and national fire code that you can't obstruct or
    obscure exits," Easterling said. "Doors have to look like
    doors."
    Doors looking like doors was the reason Pellegrino painted them
    in the first place. Before the murals went up, the doors tempted
    residents in the Alzheimer's wing to walk out into the parking lot.
    "They'll go up and try to open the door, or they'll want to
    wander off," staff member Cathy Fuller said. "I don't know if the
    murals have stopped them from going outside, but they're certainly
    a distraction."
    DHEC would permit the artwork to stay if the door handles and
    frames were clearly marked, Easterling said.
    But that would likely ruin the effect of the murals, Pellegrino
    said.
    "I did this for my heart," she said. "And this bureaucracy
    has made it so frustrating."

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    Angry Also in the "Stupid Move" category!

    SEATTLE (AP) - A report that a teenager was set on fire by two
    men turned out to be a hoax, Issaquah police said Sunday.
    Fifteen-year-old Kelvin Wu initially told police he was set on
    fire Friday night while walking from the Issaquah-Skyline football
    game. Police were told that two men walking past the Issaquah teen
    flicked cigarette ashes onto his shirt and it caught fire, and that
    Wu's friends tried to smother the flames but had to tear off the
    boy's shirt.
    Police Cmdr. Stan Conrad said officers later determined that
    along with four friends, Wu soaked his T-shirt in alcohol and lit
    it as his friends videotaped the stunt. But Wu suffered severe
    burns to his torso, arms, face, head and ears, police said.
    The victim and his friends sought to cover up the stunt gone
    wrong, police said.
    Wu was in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center on
    Sunday.
    His father, Michael Wu, said the teen will be in the hospital
    about a week, and will need months more to recover from the burns.
    Police said Kelven Wu could face possible charges of obstruction
    of justice, and reckless burning or reckless endangerment.
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    Angry More....Jackass Related

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A 15-year-old Washington state
    boy suffered serious burns when he set himself on fire trying
    to re-enact a stunt from MTV's controversial show "Jackass,"
    police said Monday.
    The boy from the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, Washington,
    soaked his shirt in rubbing alcohol late Friday and ignited
    it while his friends stood by with a video camera shooting
    footage they planned to sell, police and local media reported.
    After suffering first-degree burns over his face and upper
    body, the teen-ager initially told police that someone had set
    his clothes on fire while he walked on a trail after attending
    a high school football game in Issaquah, Washington, police
    said.
    But police later recovered a backpack containing an
    alcohol-soaked T-shirt, lighter fluid and a video camera.
    "The stunt obviously went very wrong," Issaquah police said
    in a statement, adding that the boy could face obstruction of
    justice charges for lying about the incident, requiring extra
    police work.
    The "Jackass" show depicting outrageous and dangerous
    stunts by paid actors aired on Viacom Inc.'s
    youth-oriented MTV in 2000 and 2001 and then was canceled. But
    a movie version opened in theaters three weeks ago and has
    raked in $53.3 million at the box office.
    The movie includes the following disclaimer: "The stunts in
    this movie were performed by professionals, so, neither you nor
    your dumb buddies should attempt anything from this movie."
    "We're sorry when anybody gets hurt; however, nothing like
    this incident described ever aired on the show or in the
    movie," said an MTV spokeswoman.
    In 2001, "Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville donned a fireproof
    suit covered in steaks and was set on fire to become a human
    barbecue. A teen-ager who tried to duplicate the stunt was
    hospitalized with severe burns.
    Injuries allegedly tied to "Jackass" or young imitators
    have sparked several lawsuits against MTV and Viacom.
    Last month, a California woman sued claiming she suffered
    spine and knee injuries when a "Jackass" cast member knocked
    her over after slamming himself into a lectern on a stage in a
    stunt filmed for a similar pilot program that never aired.
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