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Old 06-22-07, 10:13 PM   #1
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How much money would you want to shoot yourself in the thumb with a staple gun?

I saw this happen the other day. A guy accidentaly shot himself in the thumb while using a staple gun. I didn't talk to him about it, just heard him yell "OH ****", then saw him pull it out and bandage it. I wondered, would he have came to work for the less than 300 bucks he made that day if he knew he would mess his thumb up?

Then I wondered, how much would a fooster want to do the same intentionally? Seemed like an interesting thread idea. Kinda MERTONish too, and that's always a plus.

I personally would blast my thumb with a big old staple for 700 bucks, maybe less if I was in the mood. Just not through the nail. How about you?
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Old 06-22-07, 10:15 PM   #2
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Old 06-22-07, 10:17 PM   #3
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How big of a staple?
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Old 06-22-07, 10:18 PM   #4
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How big of a staple?
Up to you. You can even go for a regular office staple if you want, but those aren't exactly a big deal.

This guy got hit with a long one.
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Old 06-22-07, 10:21 PM   #5
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Just had our gutter guy come and clean out the gutters again (grrrr, dam ugly scrup maple-ish trees in the Spring) and he was limping. Evidently he also does roofing. And he had a nice boo boo on his knee.

Shot himself with a nailgun - and pulled it out. And he did it last year too. No doctor either time. Oh yeah, and tetnus shot? Bah! What tetnus shot!

Um, excuse me - the knees are not a thing to mess around with!

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Wait, I get money, a free staple and tetanus? Score!
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Old 06-22-07, 10:27 PM   #7
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I just wanna know the minimum amount of money you'd want. If it's 500,000, thats fine. If its 2 billion, just say so. If I brought in a garbage bag filled to the top with 100 dollar bills, few if any foosters wouldn't do it. So the point is, everyone has a minimum price, so what's yours?
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Up to a 3/8", $1,000. It goes up after that.
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Straight through all of the meat, I'd do it for 200.

I've done worse for less.
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I'm not sure about the sizes, but I have accidently shot one right into my hand before. I think it was a heavy duty 3/8s staple.

I'd do it for a 100.
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Hey Pheard, I'd shoot you through the thumb for free.

Edit: oops. Sorry, I meant mich.
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Old 06-22-07, 10:36 PM   #12
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Hey Pheard, I'd shoot you through the thumb for free.

Edit: oops. Sorry, I meant mich.
Thats okay. I'd slash your tires for free too.
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I've done it for free...little bitty 3/8 Arrow medium-duty staples. It hurt a surprising amount, but faded quickly.

I could probably be talked into doing it again for a $200 and an attractive audience...less if I don't have to drive it all the way in or if the audience is really attractive. If I knew for sure how much it would hurt I'd probably go lower, but anticipation is a witch.

Actually, if I were drunk, I could probably be talked into playing staple roulette.

If you're talking finishing staples or through the nail, you're going to have to pony up some serious dollars to account for potential permanent damage to the thumb.
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I think 40 bucks could tempt me. 20 seems too little, but 40 is a new set of tires for my mtb.
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Crazy. I've done that to myself for free.

edit: no permanent damage, yay. Mothereffing huge bruise, big ole puncture wound, though. not the most painful thing I've ever done.
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Depends on the sucker and how much I thought I could get out of him, but no less than $500 for an office stapler and not that big ass one they use to staple 100 pages together.
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The older I get, the more money it takes to impress me. (Remember when a $10 was really exciting, like "OMG how will I spend it?!")

I'll say I'd do it for $5K.
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Get paid? Faa, I paid a man $67,000.00 to drill screws into my spine.
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Get paid? Faa, I paid a man $67,000.00 to drill screws into my spine.

I had a spinal tap done on me. Had a migraine headache, they went overboard to make sure I didn't blow a vessel in the brain. MRI on my head, that didn't turn up anything, so they did a spinal tap to make sure there was no blood in my cerebral fluid (same fluid thats in spine). The sadistic doctor had to show me the needle before he did it, too. And of course no sedatives or anesthetics. In the end, it turned out that I needed a root canal on one of my molars, for some reason the pain was registering in my head and no where near my mouth :/
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Car wreck for me.
Ended up with a couple of bone graphs, 6 screws, a plate, and I think the insides of a Chinese made DVD player bolted into my neck. It's all good now, but I'm not compatible with blueray disks and I need an iPod dock.
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$12.48 for an office staple....


$22.17 for bigger..
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Car wreck for me.
Ended up with a couple of bone graphs, 6 screws, a plate, and I think the insides of a Chinese made DVD player bolted into my neck. It's all good now, but I'm not compatible with blueray disks and I need an iPod dock.
(sorry not lafughing that you got in a car wreck, but the rest is pretty funny)

Do you have to carry some kind of documentation to go through metal detectors at the airport? TSA must get excited about all that metal.
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If you caught me drunk you'd probably be able to talk me into doing it for free. Also, I was a laborer for a roofer and a guy I worked with said he yanked the hose when the boss was fireing and it went right through his hand, still finished the day though. The laborer worked for free that day.
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(sorry not lafughing that you got in a car wreck, but the rest is pretty funny)

Do you have to carry some kind of documentation to go through metal detectors at the airport? TSA must get excited about all that metal.
I do set off metal detectors, and magnets will hang onto my neck.
I'm usually pulled out of line and someone runs a hand wand over me and looks at my scar. After that I've always been free to retrieve my shoes and rejoin the rest of the heard.
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