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Title: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: 1995hoo on January 12, 2019, 04:56:30 PM
This idiot should be disqualified for life from having a driver's license.

https://wtop.com/movies/2019/01/blindfolded-utah-teen-crashes-her-car-while-doing-the-bird-box-challenge/
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: Evan_Th on January 12, 2019, 05:00:57 PM
A while back, someone did it for a week at my high school and then wrote up a report on how blind people live.  I thought that could be interesting.

Not while driving, though, of course!
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: kphoger on January 12, 2019, 10:16:14 PM
I've driven with ice so thick on the windshield that I couldn't scrape it off and had to drive across town with my head out the window.  I've driven after dark with 3-D glasses on just for fun.  But I've never pulled my hat down over my eyes to intentionally blind myself while driving.
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: 21stCenturyRoad on January 12, 2019, 10:50:21 PM
I KNEW some idiot was eventually going to do it. First thing that came to mind when I first heard of this challenge.
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: formulanone on January 13, 2019, 10:37:10 AM
[fingers crossed; "Not Florida", he whispered]

[clicks on link]

Amazingly, it wasn't Florida.
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: 1995hoo on January 13, 2019, 11:25:02 AM
A while back, someone did it for a week at my high school and then wrote up a report on how blind people live.  I thought that could be interesting.

Not while driving, though, of course!

That does sound interesting and worthwhile. I'm sure it would give a perspective that's hard for people with ordinary eyesight to imagine. I remember seeing a movie once, don't remember its name but it starred Mira Sorvino, that featured a blind character and it was interesting to hear about how they rely on learning how many steps it is from one point to another.
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: US71 on January 13, 2019, 12:03:23 PM
I KNEW some idiot was eventually going to do it. First thing that came to mind when I first heard of this challenge.

Like the In My Feelings Dance?
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: US71 on January 13, 2019, 12:05:03 PM
A while back, someone did it for a week at my high school and then wrote up a report on how blind people live.  I thought that could be interesting.

Not while driving, though, of course!

I briefly dated a blind lady in college. Very smart lady.
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: hbelkins on January 13, 2019, 04:59:33 PM
Since I don't have Netflix, I have no clue what "Bird Box" is about, so obviously I'm oblivious to the challenge as well.
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: 1995hoo on January 13, 2019, 05:01:11 PM
Since I don't have Netflix, I have no clue what "Bird Box" is about, so obviously I'm oblivious to the challenge as well.

I donít have Netflix either, but my brother-in-law does and I saw the movie at his house. Suffice it to say blindfolds play a major role and now some idiots have started imitating that.
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: kphoger on January 14, 2019, 02:58:45 PM
Since I don't have Netflix, I have no clue what "Bird Box" is about, so obviously I'm oblivious to the challenge as well.

I have Netflix, but I had no clue what "Bird Box" was about either.  So I read the second paragraph of the article linked to in the OP.
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: MNHighwayMan on January 14, 2019, 11:19:41 PM
Since I don't have Netflix, I have no clue what "Bird Box" is about, so obviously I'm oblivious to the challenge as well.
I have Netflix, but I had no clue what "Bird Box" was about either.  So I read the second paragraph of the article linked to in the OP.

Shh, it's too much to expect old people to read the news, much less do a simple Google search.
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: hbelkins on January 15, 2019, 11:03:06 AM
Since I don't have Netflix, I have no clue what "Bird Box" is about, so obviously I'm oblivious to the challenge as well.
I have Netflix, but I had no clue what "Bird Box" was about either.  So I read the second paragraph of the article linked to in the OP.

Shh, it's too much to expect old people to read the news, much less do a simple Google search.

I read plenty of news. I just choose not to concern myself with pop culture when there are a lot more important and pressing things to deal with. "Bird Box" has been all over my Facebook feed, but to me it's no different than "Sons of Anarchy," "Game of Thrones," "Walking Dead" and all those other popular shows I don't watch.
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: kphoger on January 15, 2019, 01:45:11 PM
Since I don't have Netflix, I have no clue what "Bird Box" is about, so obviously I'm oblivious to the challenge as well.
I have Netflix, but I had no clue what "Bird Box" was about either.  So I read the second paragraph of the article linked to in the OP.

Shh, it's too much to expect old people to read the news, much less do a simple Google search.

Oh, I didn't do a Google search.  I simply clicked on the link in the OP and read what popped up.
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: MNHighwayMan on January 15, 2019, 02:12:18 PM
Oh, I didn't do a Google search.  I simply clicked on the link in the OP and read what popped up.

I know. I wasn't talking about you. ;-)
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: triplemultiplex on January 16, 2019, 12:05:06 AM
Silly kids, don't they know there are only three approved memes?

Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: ET21 on January 16, 2019, 08:55:12 AM
Darwinism
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: paulthemapguy on January 16, 2019, 09:45:23 AM
This idiot should be disqualified for life from having a driver's license.

And all the idiots that recommended that I watch that stupid-ass movie should be disqualified for life from recommending anything.  I haven't been more outraged at how poorly a movie was conceived in a decade.  Don't watch it.  I'd especially recommend against watching this dogshit if you have a taste for pragmatism and the viability of a movie's plot, which I think you would if you're a member of this forum.
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: US71 on January 16, 2019, 12:12:52 PM
Tangentially related, Boob YouTube is saying they will  ban  (http://time.com/5504295/youtube-bans-challenges/) what they consider to be "dangerous challenges and pranks"

Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: kphoger on January 16, 2019, 01:33:49 PM
"dangerous challenges and pranks"

(https://i.imgflip.com/2me8sx.jpg)

(https://i.imgflip.com/233yoy.jpg)
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: MNHighwayMan on January 16, 2019, 01:43:05 PM
Tangentially related, Boob YouTube is saying they will  ban  (http://time.com/5504295/youtube-bans-challenges/) what they consider to be "dangerous challenges and pranks"

And the decline of YouTube continues.
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: Roadgeekteen on January 16, 2019, 01:55:33 PM
It's scary how much these dumb memes/internet culture is impacting people.
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: US71 on January 16, 2019, 01:56:18 PM
It's scary how much these dumb memes/internet culture is impacting people.

It's as if people aren't thinking.
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: MNHighwayMan on January 16, 2019, 02:01:06 PM
It's scary how much these dumb memes/internet culture is impacting people.
It's as if people aren't thinking.

And that's different than any other time in human history how? Likewise, memes have existed just as long as human culture has. We've appropriated the academic term to refer to pre-packaged cultural ideas easily spread on the Internet, but both the term and the things it refers to existed well before then.
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: jeffandnicole on January 16, 2019, 02:06:39 PM
It's scary how much these dumb memes/internet culture is impacting people.
It's as if people aren't thinking.

And that's different than any other time in human history how? Likewise, memes have existed just as long as human culture has. We've appropriated the academic term to refer to pre-packaged cultural ideas easily spread on the Internet, but both the term and the things it refers to existed well before then.

Nearly everyone 40 years and older have stories they can tell that they themselves will tell you they don't know how they're still alive.

We didn't need the internet.  We easily tried doing dumb things on our own.
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: abefroman329 on January 16, 2019, 02:23:28 PM
It's scary how much these dumb memes/internet culture is impacting people.
It's as if people aren't thinking.

And that's different than any other time in human history how? Likewise, memes have existed just as long as human culture has. We've appropriated the academic term to refer to pre-packaged cultural ideas easily spread on the Internet, but both the term and the things it refers to existed well before then.
Also, most (if not all) of these "______ challenges/games" are done by like 3 people and not the massive swathe of the population many would have you believe.
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: kevinb1994 on January 16, 2019, 03:36:28 PM
"dangerous challenges and pranks"

(https://i.imgflip.com/2me8sx.jpg)

(https://i.imgflip.com/233yoy.jpg)

LOL you made my day just by posting those images.
Title: Re: Bird Box Challenge while driving ends how you'd expect
Post by: 1995hoo on January 16, 2019, 10:43:33 PM
Heh. I think of those big detergent dispenser things as "detergent kegs." We sometimes buy those at BJ's, though we then pour the detergent into a smaller and more manageable bottle that's easier to use when doing the laundry.