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Joke Backfires: Man chokes to death in front of kids on SoCal boat
sfgate ^ | Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Posted on 04/01/2009 10:37:29 AM PDT by JoeProBono

A deckhand on a charter boat full of school children choked to death on a bait fish he had put in his mouth as a joke.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: death; heimlich; joke; tragedy
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1 posted on 04/01/2009 10:37:29 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono
No adult on board knew the Heimlich?
2 posted on 04/01/2009 10:39:29 AM PDT by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: JoeProBono
No adult on board knew the Heimlich?
3 posted on 04/01/2009 10:39:32 AM PDT by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: JoeProBono

Well, I know the PETA people will be happy. Fish gets revenge and all that.


4 posted on 04/01/2009 10:40:33 AM PDT by liege
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To: Kimmers

Put in in head first and the dorsal fin could prevent it from being expelled.


5 posted on 04/01/2009 10:41:22 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Beat me to it!

The good news is that the gene pool just got a bit deeper.


6 posted on 04/01/2009 10:43:25 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: JoeProBono

His name was Jeff Twaddle.


7 posted on 04/01/2009 10:44:22 AM PDT by Huck ("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
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To: liege
THEY'RE SEA KITTENS DAMN IT!!!!!! And while we're on the subject of dead fish...
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Hillary is seen here scarfing a NY “Street Weenie” using the “Lewinsky Method” popularized by her husband and that woman with whom he did not have sex.


8 posted on 04/01/2009 10:45:19 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Kimmers

Hold muh beer ....

the Heimlich might not work with a slimy fish lodged in just the wrong place


9 posted on 04/01/2009 10:45:33 AM PDT by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: JoeProBono

When I was a kid I used to take the half day fishing boat the “Paul G.” from Belmont Pier in Long Beach.

Went out many times on that boat, but for some reason one of those times I was seasick. REALLY seasick, and one of the deck hands took a live bait, but he did the old turn the head and give the illusion bit of placing the wiggling bait in his mouth. It actually slipped past his face and back into the bait tank, but his trick was effective as I lurched to the rail and heaved over the side. He thought it quite hilarious.

I didn’t think it was so funny actually.


10 posted on 04/01/2009 10:45:59 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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12 posted on 04/01/2009 10:50:57 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Possible Darwin Award candidate?


13 posted on 04/01/2009 10:52:39 AM PDT by I Hate Obama (Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made- Otto Von Bismarck)
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To: Dick Bachert
That's right, how could I forget. Back to the re-education camps for me.

I love bbq'd sea kittens.

14 posted on 04/01/2009 10:53:28 AM PDT by liege
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To: Tijeras_Slim

> Put in in head first and the dorsal fin could prevent it from being expelled.

Yes. Ian Fleming wrote a “James Bond” sort story in “For Your Eyes Only” where choking on a fish in this manner was a central theme. “The Hildebrand Rarity” is the name of the short story, as I recall.

“For Your Eyes Only” is probably Ian Fleming’s best James Bond book. It contains, among other things, “A Quantum of Solace”, which is a great story in and of itself.


15 posted on 04/01/2009 10:56:28 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: I Hate Obama


16 posted on 04/01/2009 11:03:04 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

I love it when natural selection wins.


17 posted on 04/01/2009 11:08:13 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: JoeProBono
While I did not allow it on my boat, many of the charterboat captains that I knew would allow the mate to pretend to eat a squid sandwich in front of the charter, especially when it was a bit rough. The squid being on the half of the bread that wasn't in the mouth.

It almost always resulted in an early trip back to the dock with full pay.

My brother once took a boatload of Chinese out and they ate the bait before they could get a chance to fish!

18 posted on 04/01/2009 11:10:27 AM PDT by Big_Harry ( Thank God I am an "Infidel"!)
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To: Big_Harry

19 posted on 04/01/2009 11:14:36 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Big_Harry

20 posted on 04/01/2009 11:16:57 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Things were better when cigarette companies could advertise and Lawyers could not.)
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To: JoeProBono

Yup.


21 posted on 04/01/2009 11:19:31 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: silverleaf

You are right, I did not think of that.....what a horrible way to die.....


22 posted on 04/01/2009 11:28:47 AM PDT by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: Kimmers

The sort of adults who allow deckhands to show off to children by sticking a live fish in their mouth, aren’t likely to be the sort who bother learning the Heimlich maneuver.


23 posted on 04/01/2009 11:43:32 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: JoeProBono

What the....!!!!


24 posted on 04/01/2009 11:53:16 AM PDT by uncommonsense (liberals see what they believe and conservatives believe what they see)
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To: ConservaTexan
love it when natural selection wins.

Nature's always had a way of weeding out stupid people.

25 posted on 04/01/2009 12:04:23 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Clinton was our first black President ... Obama is our first French President.)
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To: JoeProBono

What part of China is he from?


26 posted on 04/01/2009 3:10:06 PM PDT by Big_Harry ( Thank God I am an "Infidel"!)
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To: Loud Mime

Excellent!


27 posted on 04/01/2009 3:11:10 PM PDT by Big_Harry ( Thank God I am an "Infidel"!)
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To: JoeProBono

Jeff Twaddle

You can’t make this stuff up.


28 posted on 04/01/2009 6:08:28 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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