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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Dumb Ways To Die

We were on the highway yesterday when we passed this dude planking on his motorbike which was cruising at highway speed. Keeping abreast were 2 other bikers, one cheering him on and the other trying to capture the action on his cellphone. What a dumb way to die! Woe to the mom of this retard. I'm sure she would have freaked out at the sight. And if I've ever wondered which one takes the cake in the ad "Dumb Ways To Die" that suicidal planker would win, hands down.

If you have no idea what I'm rambling about, "Dumb Ways To Die" is a public service announcement campaign by Metro Trains in Melbourne, Australia to promote rail safety. The campaign went viral through sharing and social media starting in November 2012.

Gotta love the catchy lyrics and tune!

Set fire to your hair
Poke a stick at a grizzly bear
Eat medicines that’s out of date
Use your private parts as piranha bait

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Get your toast out with a fork
Do your own electrical work
Teach yourself how to fly
Eat a two week old unrefrigerated pie
Invite a psycho-killer inside
Scratch your drug dealer’s brand new ride
Take your helmet off in outer space
Use your clothes dryer as a hiding place
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Keep a rattlesnake as pet
Sell both the kidneys on the internet
Eat a tube of superglue
“I wonder what’s this red button do?
Dress up like a moose during hunting season
Disturb a nest of wasps for no good reason
Stand on the edge of a train station platform
Drive around the boom gates at a level crossing
Run across the tracks between the platforms


  1. My husband said he was at work and heard an big boom. Some guy had hooked up a motor to his bicycle somehow, and it blew up. The motor was smoking and the guy was dazed on the ground. Eesh. Dumb.

    Not as dumb as the planker though, that's crazy!

  2. I'm guessing Stupid's mom already knows her son and his stupid ways. Stupid is as Stupid does. I just hope that he doesn't take out anyone else with him as he does this silly stuff.

  3. Fill a bathtub full of JELLO, sick your head in and you will not be able to get it out. Drowning in JELLO is a dumb way to die!

    One of my husband's co-workers awhile back decided to get a piece of metal out of a grinder, while it was going. He started screaming, blood was going everywhere, and out pops his whole finger nail. Since they all worked at a foundry they cast his fingernail in bronze. Everyone got one. How odd, but they did work at an artist foundry.

  4. The younger ones seem to think they're safe with all their crazy harm would come to them....think again.

    I would have freaked out at the whole scenario.

  5. My son thinks the video is hilarious. :) As for stupid ways to die... It seems to be a huge trend to see what kind of stupid stunts you can do so it can be video taped to put on YouTube. :(

  6. Pretty funny, or sad depending on how you look at it. I'm sure the biker's mom must be so proud.

  7. It freaks me out when motorcyclists do stunts on the road! And I just love that song! My 10-year-old first introduced me to it, and I think it's both humorous and educational! :)

  8. Oh my! Some people think they are invincible. Not only can they hurt themselves, but other people around. So scary!

    By the way..I missed visiting your blog!!

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