July 7, 2006

"My hair is like dreadlocks. It's all sticking together."

The iPod as extreme hairstyling tool.

6 comments:

HD_Wanderer said...

OK, so I won't listen to my I-Pod while mowing...

bill said...

Yeah, the iPod was the problem. Good thing he was using one of those fancy new plastic lawn mowers or it could have been much worse.

a.m. said...

I think the picture is the best part. It really captures how he must be feeling with his locks sticking together.

Tibore said...

An iPod caused that kind of damage? Damn...

Next time it rains, I'm going to make sure my Blackberry is nowhere near me. Or at least in a pocket on the leather jacket, or somewhere where resistance from multiple layers of clothes might make a difference. As opposed to in my pocket, or in it's normal hip holster (I know, nerdy, I hate it too, but it keeps falling out of anywhere else I put it, and it's too expensive to keep dropping).

Then again, am I really going to care about where it's at if I do get struck by lightning?...

""All these events resulted in death after the people were struck by lightning while using their mobile phones outdoors during storms," they wrote."

The whole problem with that statement is that the chances of you dying when struck by lightning are pretty durn high, don't ya think? So how do they separate out the factors that make cell phone or iPod use an even higher risk? You can say the same about metal framed glasses.

(Oh shoot... I wear metal framed glasses...)

Tibore said...

Whoa! Color me wrong.

" the chances of you dying when struck by lightning are pretty durn high, don't ya think?"

I must debunk myself.

http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic299.htm

Quote:
"Mortality/Morbidity: The lightning fatality rate is 8-10%. Cardiac arrest at the time of the injury is usually the cause of death; however, injury from blunt trauma (eg, falling down a slope) can also be a mechanism of injury or death."

I had no idea... I just thought that lightning would be nearly always fatal, and that survivors were an exception. Huh... now I'm really paranoid about carrying around cells/PDA's in the rain.

Mickey said...

Homer comes to mind, no, Bart!