The Bionic Man

July 13, 2010 by admncc

Instead of using the word “bionic” in the title of this post, I should have used “moronic” instead.  And clearly, we have a winner for this week’s “Moron of the Week Award.”

“A New Mexico man is recovering at a Texas burn centre after he lost a drinking game and had his prosthetic leg set on fire.  The man and his friends had reportedly agreed that whoever drank the least would be set on fire.  He drank six beers and lost.  The man was eventually found unclothed at the side of a highway with his prosthetic on fire.  His “friends” had panicked and dropped him there en route to the hospital, a police news release said.  The flames from the prosthetic had burned his lower back and buttocks.”  My favorite part of the story by The Province – “the victim, 47, reportedly told deputies he did not try to stop his drinking buddies from setting him on fire, because he had lost the bet.”  Another story by the Las Cruces Sun-News, said, “Witnesses reported seeing an individual walking on a U.S. 70 bridge with his leg on fire.”

OK, I don’t know if this guy was drunk before he made the bet, didn’t want to rat on his buddies or is simply an idiot, but how stupid can one get.  This is exactly the problem I have with binge-drinkers and people who become idiots when they drink.  But that’s a whole post in itself.  Oh, and a mental note to all – don’t play drinking games in Las Cruces, New Mexico, as losing can be costly and painful…

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  1. Jen says:

    Dude, I HATE it when my friends light me on fire…

  2. Leo Nevoli says:

    I think the guy’s name was Doctor Gary Pepper, which would make him a Flaming Dr. Pepper.

    I can’t help but wonder what was going through this guy’s head before the bet. This guy clearly is a moron.

  3. The Constant Complainer says:

    Opps, Leo, I’m sorry. I meant to thank you in the post for providing me with that story lead. Sorry, my man. And thanks again!

  4. Debbie says:

    Now he doesn’t have a leg to stand on, the moron.

  5. Um….what the holy hot peg leg eff was he thinking?


  6. tera says:

    Apparently they all had prosthetic brains, as well.

  7. NeoConDon says:

    I never knew you could lose at a drinking game…it always seemed win/win to me.

  8. Jen says:

    Good one, Don. You just made me laugh at my computer like an idiot 🙂

  9. Sugar says:

    He’s dedicated to the cause.

  10. this kind of reminds me of that Friends when joey accidentally throws his date’s prosthetic leg onto the campfire cus he thought it was a log.

  11. Angelica says:

    Ahhh, good ol’ fashioned honor. I’m glad he went through with it. Maybe he won’t take betting so lightly next time! More people should hear about this and learn from it.

    Also, rofl.

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