A tragedy of epic proportion.... (in Off-topic)

BootyGod October 14 2009 9:52 PM EDT

Going to copy this directly from chat, because I'm lazy. Including comments from fellow chatters! You're welcome.

<Godwolf> If you do, I'll tell you an hilarious story that happened to me tonight. And terribly tragic. *weeps*
<[CB1]Gun> hmm tempting
<{CB1}Slayer333> Done and done.
<{CB1}Slayer333> Amuse me with your pain.
<[CB1]Gun> +2 slayer
<Godwolf> Okay. So after work today, I was in serious need of hydration. So I bought a 32 oz Dr. Pepper of awesome goodness. But I was stalling, you know, delayed gratification.
<Godwolf> And I get to the MARTA station (Think subway) and I'm sitting there waiting for the train for like 15 minutes with the soda between my feet, eating my dinner. And then I hear the train coming right as I finish.
<Godwolf> So I jump up to throw away the now empty box my food was in, and as I do, I kick the Dr. Pepper which proceeds to, in slow motion, roll towards and off the platform right in front of the train.
<{CB1}Slayer333> NOOOOOO
<[CB1]Gun> Nooooooo!
<Godwolf> I had to leave it there, 32 ozs of pure awesome lying on the MARTA tracks. It's still there. Unopened.
<Lochnivar> Rosebud......
<Godwolf> I never even broke the seal. *weeps*
<[CB1]Gun> my precious...
<{CB1}Slayer333> Today humanity suffers a loss that can never be recovered unless GW mans up and gets that Dr. Pepper.
<Godwolf> Oh, I will. You can rest assured.
<{CB1}Slayer333> Video tape it, update your will before doing so.
<Godwolf> But if something happens to it.... I won't be able to carry on.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 14 2009 9:53 PM EDT

*single tear*

QBsutekh137 October 14 2009 10:10 PM EDT

MARTA! So, Atlanta? MY brother took me on MARTA to see The Who in 1989 (is that right? Ye gads!) A delightful experience, even with being accosted on the sidewalk on the way back by a couple of fellows who probably would have had me for lunch if my bro weren't 220 pounds of stocky awesome...

I also cry for the lost soda!

Demigod October 14 2009 11:03 PM EDT

I'm going to go ahead and bid GW farewell. Soon, the Atlanta Journal Constitution will post a headline about some strange guy taking a metro head-on after trying to retrieve his Dr. Pepper.

At least you'll die for a cause you believe in.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 14 2009 11:05 PM EDT

the only thing that could've made this more of a tragedy is if it would have been dr. pepper with imperial cane sugar!

[RX3]Cotillion October 14 2009 11:14 PM EDT

^ ... Wrong.

The only thing that could've made this more of a tragedy is if it would have been a Mt. Dew.

BootyGod October 14 2009 11:49 PM EDT

It would have been if they hadn't have been out, honestly.

Lord Bob October 14 2009 11:55 PM EDT

You guys all fail at soft drinks.

Daz October 15 2009 12:10 AM EDT

A tragedy of even epicer proportions? Dr Pepper hasn't been sold here for nearly a decade (I think its been that long).

I miss it. Apparently its still available here through imports, but I haven't seen any since they stopped bottling it here.

QBsutekh137 October 15 2009 12:15 AM EDT

Come on, LB, what beats a sweet, sweet Dew? What else can quench and wire at the same time so...epically?

Lord Bob October 15 2009 12:37 AM EDT

"Come on, LB, what beats a sweet, sweet Dew?"

I'd prefer a nice plain Coke.

Though it's far better with some Jack in it.

QBRanger October 15 2009 12:38 AM EDT

Jolt Cola.

kevlar October 15 2009 12:40 AM EDT

^with Water Joe ice cubes

BootyGod October 15 2009 9:09 PM EDT

The Dr. Pepper has been saved. And is currently in my freezer as punishment for running away before I drink it.

QBsutekh137 October 15 2009 9:15 PM EDT

Tell me you didn't get _the_ errant bottle back? You didn't walk track?

Lord Bob October 15 2009 9:34 PM EDT

If you did, 10 points for bravery!

QBsutekh137 October 15 2009 9:38 PM EDT

I'd go -10 for crazy -- it ain't worth dying for. Life isn't a dare.

BootyGod October 15 2009 9:55 PM EDT

I did. Fished it out of the tracks with my umbrella because I'm awesome that way.

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] October 15 2009 10:00 PM EDT

/me facepalms

Where there is a will there is a way:

10 points for Ingenuity
5 points for Bravery
5 points for Insanity!

BootyGod October 15 2009 10:03 PM EDT

To be fair, it wasn't that crazy. It wasn't near the third rail and MARTA trains just DON'T run that often at 8 PM.

Lord Bob October 15 2009 10:25 PM EDT

"I'd go -10 for crazy"

I knew somebody would have to spoil the fun and post that. *grin*

kevlar October 15 2009 10:52 PM EDT

the "my precious" and "update your will" lines in that log are absolutely hilarious.


Demigod October 15 2009 11:23 PM EDT

Here you go, it's an advanced copy of the paper. I told you not to do it.


A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] October 15 2009 11:54 PM EDT

+5 GW

BootyGod October 16 2009 12:16 AM EDT

ROFL @ the newspaper thing. Hilarious.

QBsutekh137 October 16 2009 12:21 AM EDT

Glad your OK, _and_ have the soda. So, I can't say it's that crazy, actually...

AdminShade October 16 2009 1:04 AM EDT

Sorry but you throw away a perfectly unopened can of soda and you don't throw it in the bin but on the tracks?

What kind of environmental polluter are you?


Demigod October 16 2009 7:27 AM EDT

Oops, Kevlar noticed that I forgot to change the date on the paper...

Lochnivar October 16 2009 12:17 PM EDT


this is an early video of GW.... though to be fair it was the Dew that time..

Lord Bob October 16 2009 12:26 PM EDT

And 50 more points to Demigod for winning the thread with the newspaper thing.

Dude, that was hilarious.

Demigod October 16 2009 1:23 PM EDT

Thanks. But it looks like I missed both the date and left a small typo (of/or). I wonder how many people skipped it thinking it was a serious article?
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