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I was killed by a truck today

Old 08-27-08, 08:26 AM
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I was killed by a truck today

There I was, just riding along, enjoying the morning Sun when I saw a semi approaching in the opposite lane and a quick check of my mirror (handlebar mounted) revealed a pickup truck. It looked to me that we would all pass at the time which, as I'm sure all of you know, can be quite a thrill.

Well, the pickup didn't give an inch or even let up on the gas and hit me with full force. The last thing I remember before hitting the ladder rack is being upside down and looking at the driver. Now I'm kinda' just floating around the scene here while the cops talk to the dickhead that killed me and the coroner is bagging me.

The driver, Rick I think I heard him say was his name was, said he was in a hurry and that no damned bike rider was going to impede his progress and that I had no business being on the road in the first place.

Oh, gotta' go, the zippers closing and now the only thing left is for my wife to identify my partially decapitated body.
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Old 08-27-08, 08:27 AM
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Trucks don't kill people, drivers kill people.

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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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That makes me think of the poem "death of a ball turret gunner"
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Don't worry - I'll take care of your wife. You can even float around and watch.
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I blame your mirror.
He'll be reincarnated as a worse Fred for that.
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Don't worry - I'll take care of your wife. You can even float around and watch.
That sounds kind of hot.
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The partially decapitated part has me confused. I would appreciate a little elucidation on that point. I mean, I cut my neck this morning shaving, so technically I am partially decapitated too, and you don't see me starting any "Oh hai, I got dedded, kthxbai" threads. Just saying.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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OP...this is your 4th incarnation on earth and as an old soul your DNA should have evolved to prevent such an occurrence. You are obviously squandering your time hanging out on BF.
In any event, try again and HTFU as mentioned.
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If you end up in Hell, will you tell my soul I said hello and I miss it?
Hey Jsharr - your avatar looks like a female reproductive system. ?
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Hey Jsharr - your avatar looks like a female reproductive system. ?
well, we can all see where YOUR mind is at
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Hey, ya know what? It tickles when they ladle out your stomoch contents.
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They have internet access in the afterlife? That's great to know because I'd like to send people e-mails once I'm dead, because haunting places is just so passe. I'm sure Pcad will be glad to know this as well since he can post about how much he sucks at riding in the afterlife as well.
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Hey, ya know what? It tickles when they ladle out your stomoch contents.
You must have eaten something that tasted funny.
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