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Just another nail in the head
August 2, 2001 12:27 PM   Subscribe

Just another nail in the head Don't mind me. I will just be posting sites that are really crazy for the next month.
posted by aj100 (40 comments total)

 
Jesus christ!
posted by Marquis at 12:31 PM on August 2, 2001


Tell me about it! Can you believe that?
posted by aj100 at 12:35 PM on August 2, 2001


No, I think that's Jesus H. Christ!
posted by binkin at 12:35 PM on August 2, 2001


I would think that this would be the time to praise the deity of your choice, rather than blaspheme one. That guy was really, really, really, really, really lucky/fortunate/blessed/whatever. Wow.
posted by Dreama at 12:36 PM on August 2, 2001


Yeah, but it still had to hurt like a sonofabith.
posted by briank at 12:38 PM on August 2, 2001


er, that's sonofabitCh

ouch
posted by briank at 12:39 PM on August 2, 2001


I would think that this would be the time to praise the deity of your choice, rather than blaspheme one.

Eh, don't have one. Think I'll stick with blaspheming. ;)
posted by binkin at 12:40 PM on August 2, 2001


I think that's Jesus H. Christ!

Really? I thought they put the nails through his hands and feet.
posted by lawtalkinguy at 12:45 PM on August 2, 2001


Plus, really, since it was an "accident," and God is all-powerful, and all-knowing, we can actually say that God drove that nail into the man's head.
posted by Doug at 12:45 PM on August 2, 2001


Correct me if I'm wrong, but is the "Jesus Christ!"=blasphemy concept actually rooted in scripture? The Commandment "Thou shalt not take the lord's name in vain" refers to breaking vows that are sworn by God's name, at least in Jewish law...
posted by Marquis at 12:47 PM on August 2, 2001


At least his hand wasn't hacked off as well.
posted by Hankins at 12:50 PM on August 2, 2001


Wouldn't a proper god-like creature have prevented this from happening in the first place? Sounds like a pretty mad deity to me, pulling tricks like this one...
posted by dagny at 1:03 PM on August 2, 2001


damn! i was just about to post that story about the dude with the hand and the nail gun, and wan't able to find a link. that happened right over here in PA. scary. and he lived...
posted by adampsyche at 1:03 PM on August 2, 2001


>Wouldn't a proper god-like creature have prevented this from happening in the first place?

Not one who believes in free will.

I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'.
posted by glenwood at 1:06 PM on August 2, 2001


I wonder if that nail's a problem in airport metal detectors.
posted by ljromanoff at 1:09 PM on August 2, 2001


At least his co-worker did it up big. I once tried to nail a girl and got slapped for my efforts.
posted by Postroad at 1:10 PM on August 2, 2001


Gah! I think I would have died just from the shock of having a freakin' nail shot into my face!!! Makes me shiver just to think of it.

And Marquis, according to my confirmation teacher (this was before I found my way), saying "Jesus Christ" or "God" or even "Jeez!" as an expression not having to do with worship is considered taking the Lord's name in vain, and therefore blasphemy.
posted by starvingartist at 1:11 PM on August 2, 2001


jehovah! jehovah! jehovah!
posted by Mick at 1:20 PM on August 2, 2001


The X-ray makes it look like he has a curly little beard.
posted by jragon at 1:22 PM on August 2, 2001


A doctor who examined the X-ray says a 56-year-old carpenter "has got to be the luckiest guy in the world."

Luckiest guy in the world? He just got shot in the face with a nailgun!
posted by jeb at 1:26 PM on August 2, 2001


>Wouldn't a proper god-like creature have prevented
>this from happening in the first place?

Not one who believes in free will.


So the god can't stop people from firing nails pretty far into their heads, but it can stop them from firing them so that they hurt their own brain?

Well that's just logical, isn't it?
posted by dagny at 1:28 PM on August 2, 2001


I once shot a nail through my finger on a summer job (with four days left). The doctor told me that I was very lucky also, I missed the bone by a fraction. No, really, it's true.

I think that I am the second luckiest guy on earth.
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 1:28 PM on August 2, 2001


Eh. Nothing compares to Phineas Gage. Forget the wimpy little nailguns, how about a 3-foot tamping iron through your head!
posted by kindall at 1:29 PM on August 2, 2001


So I have a funny joke:

So Phineas Gage walks into a bar....
posted by binkin at 1:34 PM on August 2, 2001


This article reminded me of the foreman in Happy Gilmore.

"Guns don't kill people, I do."
posted by witchstone at 1:54 PM on August 2, 2001


Hankins, your link is even weirder. That guy put a dozen in his head on purpose!
posted by SteveS at 2:42 PM on August 2, 2001


That ... is just ...

< shakes head is disbelief >
posted by Shadowkeeper at 3:14 PM on August 2, 2001


Think that's bad? Take a look at this.
posted by bradth27 at 3:14 PM on August 2, 2001


That guy was really, really, really, really, really lucky/fortunate/blessed/whatever. Wow.


No such blessings for me please. Thanks.
posted by skallas at 3:58 PM on August 2, 2001


Nice pic, brad. Why am I not surprised that it happened in Jacksonville?
posted by Optamystic at 3:59 PM on August 2, 2001


boston.com and the boston globe had a "let's publish weird articles with x-rays" day today, methinks.
posted by dutchbint at 4:18 PM on August 2, 2001


All sorts of ... lovely things at this guy's medical photography page, e.g. a guy with a rear-view mirror embedded in his head. Uh, I think he didn't make it.

Friend of a friend, she's been bugging me to plug him for aeons. Have at it.
posted by dhartung at 4:51 PM on August 2, 2001


I'm really glad I looked at that link AFTER I had those chicken sausages for dinner......gaw-DAMN, dhartung!

(for those of you who haven't clicked yet...medical photography of the most graphic kind, and some weird cheery MIDI music to go with it.....not for the weak of stomach)
posted by briank at 6:02 PM on August 2, 2001


after checking out that link dhartung supplied, all i can say is "What the f*ck?" At first the graphic pictures disgusted me, but then came the music... What could have possibly motivated the designer to use the Doogie Howser theme song MIDI to go with those pictures? It just seemed like the most akward thing... Ever.
posted by lotsofno at 6:34 PM on August 2, 2001


No wonder I can never frag anyone with the Nail Gun in Quake!
posted by culberjo at 7:24 PM on August 2, 2001


almost as good as rotten.com
posted by skallas at 7:33 PM on August 2, 2001


Well that's just logical, isn't it?

It's the great loophole of Christianity!

When something bad happens, it's because God decided to enact free will. When something good happens, he gets all the credit. When you pray, and the thing you prayed for happens, then God has answered your prayer! When it does not happen, then he has answered your prayer with a 'no'.

Neat, huh? And I'll bet by my post you thought I was a Jesus Crispy...

:)
posted by glenwood at 8:07 PM on August 2, 2001


So I have a funny joke:

So Phineas Gage walks into a bar....



ROTFL!
posted by rushmc at 8:34 PM on August 2, 2001


This is one thing that could make a man find religion.
posted by NJguy at 6:03 AM on August 3, 2001


Or make him get out of the carpentry business.
posted by Tin Man at 9:55 AM on August 3, 2001


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