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Neknomination - retarded, or just a bit of fun?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by matt_fsr, Feb 4, 2014.

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Nenomination - retarded?

  1. Retarded

    288 vote(s)
    47.5%
  2. Retarded

    38 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. Retarded

    46 vote(s)
    7.6%
  4. Retarded

    79 vote(s)
    13.0%
  5. Retarded

    59 vote(s)
    9.7%
  6. Retarded

    96 vote(s)
    15.8%
  1. thep02

    Soldato

    Joined: Dec 14, 2011

    Posts: 5,703

    When I mentioned poison it was with bleach, eaten cigarettes and indeed alcohol in mind:)
     
  2. antijoke

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jan 28, 2003

    Posts: 35,395

    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

    Oh boy.
     
  3. Lysander

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 1, 2005

    Posts: 13,825

    Location: Flatland

    The problem is that people probably will die through this.

    There was that guy who drank a bottle of vodka, smoked a bong, did a line of coke and then some other substance I hadn't heard of [couple of acid tabs or something]. Not everyone's system is going to be able to cope with that all at the same time. It will just be stupid oneupmanship to the point of suicide.

    Though it does create more nominees for the Darwin Awards.
     
  4. Barks

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 20, 2008

    Posts: 3,932

    Yeah I agree that is utterly retarded but most of the ones on my Facebook people are doing no more than a pint which is completely harmless.

    I guess you'll always get a select few morons trying to take it to the next level.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2014
  5. thep02

    Soldato

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    Posts: 5,703

    I note the usual GD effect in the number of people picking the 4th option in the poll:rolleyes:
     
  6. Judgeneo

    Sgarrista

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    Posts: 9,933

    Location: Out of Coventry

    Its not dissimilar from the usual antics of peer pressured drunken youngens.

    Only if something goes wrong, you don't have a crowd of people to help you out, just a blurry laptop screen.

    and its all on video, and spread online

    So, yeah, its retarded.
     
  7. ETanny

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 23, 2014

    Posts: 161

    Location: Hedon

    Its a peeing contest for those with nothing better to do. Like most things it escalates from harmless fun till someone gets hurt.
     
  8. antijoke

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jan 28, 2003

    Posts: 35,395

    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

    Arrest people who are responsible for videos that lead to a death for manslaughter.
     
  9. Theophany

    PermaBanned

    Joined: Sep 1, 2010

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    Location: PermaProbation.

    Well there are idiots who feel the need to take a fairly harmless game and make it potentially lethal. In principle it's no different to planking on park benches, but then some berks had to go and do it on building roofs and get themselves killed.
     
  10. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

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    Location: West mids

    They're already dead, no one made them jump in a river or neck a bottle of vodka.
     
  11. randomshenans

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2009

    Posts: 9,034

    Location: France, Alsace

    It's the most moronic thing I've seen cropping up. Why?!
     
  12. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: Jan 15, 2006

    Posts: 27,953

    Location: Tosche Station

    Can confirm, fully retarded.
     
  13. G-MAN2004

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 4, 2004

    Posts: 28,012

    I saw someone down a pint of his mate's sick... Rugby guys eh. :o
     
  14. Lysander

    Capodecina

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    Location: Flatland

    This has been happening for years. I remember one of the London hospitals had a game called VOM where they had to down a pint of maggots, vomit and fish.

    Don't get any ideas now.
     
  15. Westyfield2

    Capodecina

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    Location: Bath

     
  16. manic111

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 1, 2007

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    To an extent. A friend of mine posted on Facebook that if you play Monopoly in a lion's den with meat strapped to you and die as a result, it's not exactly Monopoly's fault. Neknomination started as a way to interact with friends over social media and have a bit of fun, and has become massively out of hand. If certain idiots drink bleach, it's not exactly the fault of the "game".

    What I really dislike about it is that it exemplifies the drinking "lad" culture in this (and similar) countries. I despise it.
     
  17. antijoke

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jan 28, 2003

    Posts: 35,395

    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

    I'm not talking about these two, but say person A creates a video, person B then does it to outdo that person, they die, arrest person A.

    They'll soon get the message.
     
  18. manic111

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 1, 2007

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    Location: Various

    Person A films himself downing a pint of lager. Person B downs a pint of lager containing a shot of bleach. Why on earth is that Person A's fault?
     
  19. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 24,878

    Location: West mids

    Indeed, I think that idea is even dafter than the game.
     
  20. antijoke

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jan 28, 2003

    Posts: 35,395

    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

    So you just let it happen and stand by and do nothing? Yes it's very extreme what I said, but what would you do to deter these idiots?

    I get the fact they are idiots but to say they deserve it is a cold thing to say.
     


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