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July 20, 2005 6:40 PM   Subscribe

Lucky Baby (CNN): Not only did this baby survive a collapsed building because her Mountain Buggy stroller protected her, but it was the same type of stroller that was recalled by the CPSC on the same day. Coincidence?
posted by CG (30 comments total)

 
Parents! If you don't have a $600 Mountain Buggy Urban Assault Double Stroller and an attentive nanny like Brunilda Tirado, are you putting your child needlessly at risk?
posted by Armitage Shanks at 6:43 PM on July 20, 2005


Am I ever glad this was posted! Pointless CNN stories! Baby stroller recalls! MetaFilter has never been so relevant, interesting, or exclusive.
posted by blacklite at 6:46 PM on July 20, 2005


Definition of Coincidence: The temporal property of two things happening at the same time

Answer to Post: yes.
posted by freudianslipper at 6:56 PM on July 20, 2005


A baby's life was saved and all you can do is criticize? Monsters.
posted by tweak at 7:21 PM on July 20, 2005


I concur TWEAK. They are bastards, one and all. Especially the poster.
posted by snsranch at 7:38 PM on July 20, 2005


How in the hell did the terrorists make a building just collapse? Now I am officially scared.

And $600 for a stroller tells me her parents are suckers. Even if it does have a cool name.
posted by fenriq at 7:47 PM on July 20, 2005


Wait a second, I just reread this and there was no mention of terrorists anywhere, are you sure this is CNN?

I also think that I will demand that any nanny who cares for my son answer to Brunilda Tirado, that is easily the coolest name I've ever heard for a nanny.
posted by fenriq at 7:50 PM on July 20, 2005


less whining, more posting.

It takes you half a second to skip a post that doesn't interest you. That doesn't make it unworthy. Lets give people some benifit of the doubt here.

90% of my daily coincidence awareness comes from MeFi, and I like it.
posted by rubin at 7:56 PM on July 20, 2005


Rubin whines about people whining...coincidence?

no just ironic
posted by freudianslipper at 8:01 PM on July 20, 2005


sorry, seriously though, interesting article I guess but what's the point? If I wanna read cnn.com i'll go to cnn.com. ok i'll take rubin's advice now and skip this one.
posted by freudianslipper at 8:05 PM on July 20, 2005


And now you know...the rrrrest of the story! Good day.
posted by eatitlive at 8:14 PM on July 20, 2005


Parents! If you don't have a $600 Mountain Buggy Urban Assault Double Stroller and an attentive nanny like Brunilda Tirado, are you putting your child needlessly at risk?

Remind me of:

Homer: Not a bear in sight. The Bear Patrol must be working like a charm.
Lisa: That's specious reasoning, Dad.
Homer: Thank you, dear.
Lisa: By your logic I could claim that this rock keeps tigers away.
Homer: Oh, how does it work?
Lisa: It doesn't work.
Homer: Uh-huh.
Lisa: It's just a stupid rock.
Homer: Uh-huh.
Lisa: But I don't see any tigers around, do you?
[Homer thinks of this, then pulls out some money]
Homer: Lisa, I want to buy your rock.
[Lisa refuses at first, then takes the exchange]
posted by m@ at 8:28 PM on July 20, 2005


They recalled the stroller because it makes buildings collapse?

Or did some mad marketing agent bring the building down to dilute the effects of the recall?
posted by mecran01 at 8:56 PM on July 20, 2005


Don't tell the freakonomics dude about this, or he'll NEVER let it go...
posted by mecran01 at 8:58 PM on July 20, 2005


Metafilter: Whining About Whining

Used to be a $200 MacLaren was the UMC uber-stroller of choice in that neighborhood. Then Jerry Seinfeld got the MacLaren Titanium ($700) and everyone else felt inadequate.
posted by realcountrymusic at 8:59 PM on July 20, 2005


Then Jerry Seinfeld got the MacLaren Titanium ($700) and everyone else felt inadequate.

Except for people who bought the $729 Bugaboo Frog.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 9:28 PM on July 20, 2005


I'm sure many folks on MetaFilter ignore thier own personal set of posts, whether they be the coincidences, obituaries, someone's art, coincidences, anything about Bush/Terrorism/Iraq, or pages on YTMND. I made sure to call out CNN explicitly by name and explained the story as best and concisely as possible, so that clicking on the story was not necessary.
posted by CG at 10:23 PM on July 20, 2005


If I wanna read cnn.com i'll go to cnn.com.

Why is posting about cnn so bad but the million boingboing, times, post, and linkdump links are okay? Why don't you just read all of those pages singularly and not check metafilter?
posted by ackeber at 11:56 PM on July 20, 2005


Yes: coincidence. However, it's not a coincidence that after the nanny does all the work, and breaks several bones trying to protect her charge, they post a photo of the ‘loving mother’ instead.
posted by LeLiLo at 11:57 PM on July 20, 2005


Also? WTH were they DOING THERE to begin with? We do not take babies (or ourselves) in the vicinity of buildings being demolished.
posted by erratic frog at 12:44 AM on July 21, 2005


WTH were they DOING THERE

Silly. (But this is a silly thread!). They were walking down a busy sidewaly under a scaffolding that had been certified by the city, and an hour later a lot more people would have been there. A bus stop was also demolished. Here in NYC we walk by buildings be demolished and erected dozens of times a day and never even think of it. There's no real choice. This is in no way the fault of the nanny. Most likely, the demolition crew screwed up by leaving very heavy equipment (especially the building's HVAC units) on the roof of the supermarket when they had already gutten the interior and taken out structural walls and columns. The building collapsed when a backhoe dislodged a plate glass window that was actually holding the thing together. I happened to be a block away at the time.
posted by realcountrymusic at 4:05 AM on July 21, 2005


ack. sidewaly=sidewalk & gutten=gutted
(coffee's still brewing)
posted by realcountrymusic at 4:07 AM on July 21, 2005


Everyone feels trolly today. I'm off to the pool.
posted by bardic at 7:41 AM on July 21, 2005


Armitage: The Bugaboo is so last year. Now it's all about the (extremely odd) $750 Stokke Xplory.
posted by The Bellman at 8:24 AM on July 21, 2005


> Except for people who bought the $729 Bugaboo Frog.

There has to be something more expensive. I wont settle for less than a grand on baby items. My baby costs me more than yours.
posted by NewBornHippy at 8:48 AM on July 21, 2005


The amazing thing is even most of the baby strollers in the $700 range still have those cheap-ass nylon wheels.

Also, some of the jogging strollers advertise that they can be used for skiing. Is that actually possible, or is that as insane as it sounds?
posted by iron chef morimoto at 9:43 AM on July 21, 2005


A modern high end stroller is no more outrageously priced than a high end bike. I mean what kind of nut would pay 5-7 grand for a bike?
posted by Mitheral at 10:44 AM on July 21, 2005


Generally you'd use a bike for longer than a year, though.
posted by watsondog at 1:43 PM on July 21, 2005


Metafilter: as insane as it sound

I once saw someone lose control of a jogging stroller and send junior sailing quite a long way before a helpful passer-by managed to stop the thing gracefully. Yeah, they have a wrist strap. I never see them being used.

The ironic thing (here in the big city at least) is that once the kid is more than a few months old, mobility demands that you also have a cheap ass umbrella stroller ($15 or so) and eventually you just use that anyway because the expensive ones are either absurdly heavy or absurdly complicated.

It is very much a status thing here though. And it does change every year. And I'm with Mitheral -- bike prices are just as laughable at the high end. You'd think they were made out of platinum alloy instead of aluminum tubing.
posted by realcountrymusic at 1:47 PM on July 21, 2005


You'd think they were made out of platinum alloy instead of aluminum tubing.

Well, titanium and carbon fiber, anyway.
posted by iron chef morimoto at 2:21 PM on July 21, 2005


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