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Injuries without Dignity

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I nailed my thumb to the bottom plate of a wall with my Hitachi air nailer once, and one time I was hung over walking top plate on the second floor wall, smashed the shit out of my thumb with a 23-ounce framing hammer and fell off the wall into a mudhole. Both quite embarassing thank you. fruit.gif

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I was walking backwards along a dock in Sitka, Alaska when I was in my 20's, waving goodbye to a mate leaving on a boat. I fell through the piling hole (situated in the middle of the floating dock), hit my head on the rail as I went under. I came up for air, and there was just weedy styrofoam. My friend dove off the departing boat and pulled me out from under the dock. I had a huge bone bruise on the side of my jaw for 4 months.

 

The looks I got. pitty.gif

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Roasty, good job on the smashing yourself. It reminded me of tipping up a wall on a steep hillside addition I was working on. We tipped up the wall, than when I went to nail a brace it got bad. I hit my finger with the hammer and when I reacted I hit the side of my head with the claw end. When I pulled back from that I fell through the wall about 8 feet to the ground and tumbled to a stop. My "friends" where all laughing so hard I had to make my own way back up the hill. No dignity but hilarious to look back on.

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Eh... I'm biking home from work last winter. Thought I was so cool 'cause I was riding a fixed-gear. I neglected to roll up my pant leg on the chain ring side. Who cares if you get a little chain grease on your jeans, right? Anyway, I had just come down off a hill on this little deserted side street. Not a soul in sight, totally clear road. Almost in slow motion, I watch in horror as my pant leg gets caught in the chain. Because it's a fixed gear, I can't coast so the pant-leg-chain connection slowly pulls me off me bicycle. Crash. The result - one small scratch on my elbow, and one very broken collar bone. I learned that yelling "fuck!!!" loudly enough in the middle of the road will eventually summon help. I also learned that people have very little sympathy for you if you had just broken your other collar bone riding a fixe 6 months prior. I don't ride fixe much anymore.

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so . . . you got a bike you want to sell? i have a small desire to be cool enough to ride a fixe . . . but obviously since it's been crashed and has some bad ju-ju it would have to sell real cheap-like wink.gif

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Nah... I converted it to a single speed. Maybe once I get health insurance again I'll give fixe another go... How many collar bones can one man break?

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a very close call! yesterday, clutch slave cylinder failed enroute to YVR. but that's not the scary part. i spent 3 days out of the last 5 bumping down logging roads shocked.gif

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