Sanding our assholes with 150 grit. Slowly. Lovingly.

Moronic Feature?

http://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/wayoflife/07/24/left.to.die.ap/index.html

This just struck me as too much "Nanny State" behavior.  I mean, yes, it's horrible that kids die in hot cars.  But what kind of fuckwit forgets that they have their kid in the car?  The same kind that drives down the road with their kid on the roof?

Safety devices aren't going to help these people.  Prophylactics, those are what are going to prevent these kinds of stupid accidents.  Keep the stupid people out of the gene pool.

Which reminds me, I think it's time to take the boy in and get him "fixed."  Need to be proactive.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
July 30th, 2007 11:59am
Holy shit it's a real, earnest article suggesting that your car should "ding" to remind you that your kid is in the back seat.

Holy Hell.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
July 30th, 2007 12:04pm
Some pundit should get on CNN or Larry King and suggest this is simply Darwin in action - anyone stupid enough to leave their kid in the car shouldn't be raising children.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 30th, 2007 12:06pm
The feature actually could be useful in the coming years with the aging baby-boomers moving in with their children.  Not only could it "bing bing bing" for Little Timmy, it could "bing" for Grandpa Jones, too.


"Honey, did you leave your dad in the car *again* ??  You know he doesn't do well in the 130F temperature."
Permalink xampl 
July 30th, 2007 12:26pm
ForYourOwnGoodism is the order of the day.
Permalink Send private email Tapiwa 
July 30th, 2007 12:28pm
"Honey, did you leave your dad in the car *again* ??  You know he doesn't do well in the 130F temperature."

"Yes, I know he doesn't do well in that heat.  I just hope he can't remember how to work the windows."
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
July 30th, 2007 1:13pm
there was a case in the US news recently that almost made me cry, I could easily see myself doing it.

He was an absent minded professor type, the baby was quite young, and he was in the habit of taking the baby to child care first, and then going to his work at the university.

so one morning after a long sleepless night with the baby he forgot to drop the baby off first.  just went to the university and went up to his office.
one dead baby.

apparently the baby was the result of years of he and his wife trying to get pregnant*.

they have since had another couple, and he has setup a system whereby when he puts them into the car he attaches a leash from them to his belt, thereby ensuring that he cant get out without being reminded of the existance of passengers.

I cannot believe how hard it must be knowing beyond reasonable doubt that you, personally and directly, killed your kid.



* yes, yes, she was more successful at it than he was.
Permalink pondBacterium 
July 30th, 2007 2:42pm
"I cannot believe how hard it must be knowing beyond reasonable doubt that you, personally and directly, killed your kid."

I'm amazed that the wife didn't kick him to the curb for being a complete idiot.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 30th, 2007 4:12pm
"absent minded professor type"

To be sure, it's a miracle he was able to reproduce at all.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 30th, 2007 6:41pm

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