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drathbone



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:21 am    Post subject: If it wasn't for videogames, this whole family would.... Reply with quote

probably be dead.

http://www.wmctv.com/story/21199664/x-box-saves-family-from-fire

Score one for gamers.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The part they don't mention is the xbox starting the fire in the first place.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously? Oh the irony....
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably not. It was a joke. You know, since xbox 360's tend to be really hot?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This story sounds pretty similar to what happened my family's house in 1996. My older brother and I snuck downstairs to play Mortal Kombat. I remember asking him if he smelled smoke and he shook his head. I looked over and there it was coming in like cops surrounding the president. We woke our parents up and got the f*ck out of there.

Our local news station was there and called us heroes, but the truth is we weren't' heroes at all. My brother apparently is the one who started the fire, but the fire marshal said it was caused by electrical.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it says in the article it started in the attic.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say the kid was lucky he was up playing Xbox at 4 AM.

Although I got to ask, why did you let your six year old stay up so late? Did they even know he was awake?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^Presidents day. No school. You'd make your child go to bed?!

Thats part of the awesomeness of vacation days.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've detected two water-related disasters early at my house, because I have insomnia. I would have detected a third if I had just stayed awake an hour longer.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't sneak awake until I was much older. At 6 I was probably waking up at 4am to get an early start on vids.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UrbanMasque wrote:
^Presidents day. No school. You'd make your child go to bed?!

Thats part of the awesomeness of vacation days.


When hes six, id check yeah. I don't mind the no school part, but 4 AM? That throws me off completely.

But good for that kid though,s aving lives.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

intoTheRain wrote:
it says in the article it started in the attic.

Yeah, and it says on our report it was a electrical fire, but it was really my brother who lit a coat on fire and through it in the basement.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with Links. That's unacceptably late
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4 AM and he is six? Jesus, I don't think I've done that in years.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"That's my tater-bug" Grandma of this poor sap.

Now I am not a fan of nicknames to begin with, but this one is just low. She's comparing her grandson to an insect that consumes crops from the inside out, reproduces rapidly, and can ruin a harvest in days...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And are the scariest looking thing ever.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UghRochester wrote:
intoTheRain wrote:
it says in the article it started in the attic.

Yeah, and it says on our report it was a electrical fire, but it was really my brother who lit a coat on fire and through it in the basement.


The more you talk about your brother the more outstanding he sounds.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LinksOcarina wrote:
I say the kid was lucky he was up playing Xbox at 4 AM.

Although I got to ask, why did you let your six year old stay up so late? Did they even know he was awake?


You never snuck out of bed as a kid and stayed up until the ass crack of dawn? I sure did.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeep im sure the parents just didnt know he was up.
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