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#1
I didn't sleep at all last night, so reality is a little distorted. But, I'm fairly sure I'm not hallucinating...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wear/7042945.stm

Please tell me I'm wrong, and this is all a horrible waking dream. I mean, it's a shame the kid died... but they want to ban PEN LIDS?! Because their kid was stupid enough to swallow one?

I nominate this for stupidest campaign of the year.
And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me: no, nor woman neither... nor women neither.
#3
lol, I put those things in my mouth anytime I write.
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#4
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lol, I put those things in my mouth anytime I write.


You are breaking a potential law! I have called the Pen Police. Please do not leave the premises or they will be forced to assume you are evading arrest and take appropriate action.
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#5
but if they succeed in this stupid campaign, in sure some other idiot will do a "bring back pen lids" rally
#7
Maybe I can start a campaign for ALL small objects. I can run a huge charity ball and collect a lot of money. And once it gets denied I keep all the charity money! I finally filled out my financial plan after all these years.

1.Campaign
2.Charity
3.Denial of Ban
4.Profit!
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#8
@ all of this!

I love such news early in the morning.
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#10
with no pen lids the ink will be dry
Edit:No offence to the kid but who would be stupid enough to swallow a pen lid...
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#11
I feel sorry for the kid, his parents and all but that's just wasting time and money. They might just as well ban the pens and erasers.
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#12
Fountain pens and felt tips really need lids. Biros would be ok tho
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#13
its called the darwin award and that kid wins it

i am a cynical bastard btw
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#14
Guys, we can't let this ban happen! Do you really want people running around with pens sans tops in their pockets?!?!?! Ink will run amuck!!!!!
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#15
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but if they succeed in this stupid campaign, in sure some other idiot will do a "bring back pen lids" rally


I hereby declare the beginning of the national "You can't have our pen lids" movement.

We need to act NOW. These people want our pen lids!

I demand that all British nationals be granted the right to bear pen lids without fear of persecution.
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#16
I propose we ban all food, if food gets lodged in our throats we wont be able to breathe
and thats bad

soup is ok
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#18
One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked.
-Chinese proverb-

One must ban pen lids just because there is a chance of being choked.
-British proverb-
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#19
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I propose we ban all food, if food gets lodged in our throats we wont be able to breathe
and thats bad

soup is ok


cold soup
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#21
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I propose we ban all food, if food gets lodged in our throats we wont be able to breathe
and thats bad

soup is ok


You can drown in soup, stupid!

Not eating at all is the way to go.
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#22
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cold soup


No, you can drown yourself with some determination and a big enough serving.

I wonder if the pen lid ban will create a dangerous, cutthroat black market in Bic biros imported from Thailand and the Middle East.

edit: ^
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#23
ahhh survival of the fittest is a wonderful thing, the strong survive while the weak/stupid die out thus improving our species as a whole
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#24
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ahhh survival of the fittest is a wonderful thing, the strong survive while the weak/stupid die out thus improving our species as a whole


The strong survive, the weak die out and the stupid petition to get whatever killed the weak banned.

I call it the Nanny Theory of Circular Evolution. Because some among the strong become weak, and the stupid are everpresent.
And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me: no, nor woman neither... nor women neither.
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#25
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The strong survive, the weak die out and the stupid petition to get whatever killed the weak banned.

I call it the Nanny Theory.

Lmao, You win Sir.
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#26
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The strong survive, the weak die out and the stupid petition to get whatever killed the weak banned.

I call it the Nanny Theory of Circular Evolution. Because some among the strong become weak, and the stupid are everpresent.
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#27
Maybe been said but I believe that it is just "thinning of the herd" or Darwin's natural selection in action. This is obviously proof there is no "God" and that we are monkeys with an extra brain cell.
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#28
just don't put it in your damn mouth...and why would you leave a 13 year old unattended?
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#29
Stage one: ban pen lids
Stage two: ???
Stage three: Profit!

Am I the only one reminded of that South park episode where the Gnomes are stealing Tweaks underwear?
#30
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Stage one: ban pen lids
Stage two: ???
Stage three: Profit!

Am I the only one reminded of that South park episode where the Gnomes are stealing Tweaks underwear?

ummm which one is that, it sounds as if i definitely need to see it
now
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#31
If you read the original BBC report on it, it says that the guy ingested it after he tipped off his chair, so surely they should also be petitioning for swaying on chairs to be banned as well??

This country is so ridiculous.
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#32
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If you read the original BBC report on it, it says that the guy ingested it after he tipped off his chair, so surely they should also be petitioning for swaying on chairs to be banned as well??

This country is so ridiculous.


Hell, no. Let's do this properly, if we're doing it at all. Let's ban chairs, because you can fall off them. Let's ban paper, because they encourage the use of pens, a known accessory to pen lid ingestation deaths, let's ban computers, because they're a known medium through which pro-lid campaigners communicate... besides, look at the potentially lethal shape of the return key.


Hello stone age.
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#33
lets ban nuddy pics if the guy didnt get so excited he wouldnt have fell of his chair =P
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#34
I really shouldn't be surprised or shocked by human stupidity anymore, but surprisingly, I am.
I'm a communist. Really.
#35
Times like this make me want to push the "wipe out humanity" button if someone offered it to me =(

I cant believe that theyre trying this... its his own fault >_< fool... dont put things in your mouth if you dont want to run the risk of choking...
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#36
a kid choked on a pen lid?!?!

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!!

but at least he makes me feel a little bit smarter.
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#37
i'm sorry but these people are retarded.

that's like saying you should ban ovens because a small child might accidently crawl inside and manage to turn it on and then manage to lock itself inside and cook itself.

what is the world coming to?

in the year 3000, Britain will soon be a place made entirely of polystyrene. and it will have massive warning labels on it, even on cucumbers: "this cucumber may cause accidental injury. handle with care. if swallowed, please wait 60secs to check whether you are choking to death"
#38
Maybe we're on to something here. Next we should ban glass!

I mean, how many people die of glass a day? Loads!

I'll organize a charity ball against it!
#39
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Hell, no. Let's do this properly, if we're doing it at all. Let's ban chairs, because you can fall off them. Let's ban paper, because they encourage the use of pens, a known accessory to pen lid ingestation deaths, let's ban computers, because they're a known medium through which pro-lid campaigners communicate... besides, look at the potentially lethal shape of the return key.


Hello stone age.



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