Show on Lifetime TV..."What should you do when..."


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Mossy Bloke
April 14, 2003, 02:58 PM
I've been hearing ads on the radio for the past week for a new show on Lifetime that's supposed to air tonight 4/14/03 called "What should you do if..."

The radio spot says something to this effect, "What should you do if you're kidnapped and forced into the trunk of a car?" "What should you do if you're attacked by a pitbull?" "What should you do if you're the victim of attempted rape?" "Watch Lifetime tonight at 8 and find out."

(hand shoots up way in the back of audience) Hey! Pick me! Pick me! I know, I know!.......Hey, why won't you call on me? What? Is it my Molon Labe shirt? :D

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Oleg Volk
April 14, 2003, 03:14 PM
Pick runt! She's mousy and harmless and she certainly won't rip off anyone's arm or beat them to death with it...

:rolleyes:

Don Gwinn
April 14, 2003, 04:10 PM
That's a lot of manual labor for someone who carries as many guns as Runt does. Not very efficient.

spacemanspiff
April 14, 2003, 04:21 PM
do women have the "efficient" gene?


sorry, i know, bad taste in jokes, my bad! :evil: :neener:

TallPine
April 14, 2003, 05:00 PM
The radio spot says something to this effect, "What should you do if you're kidnapped and forced into the trunk of a car?" "What should you do if you're attacked by a pitbull?" "What should you do if you're the victim of attempted rape?" "Watch Lifetime tonight at 8 and find out."

These shows would all go out of business if more people carried.

Plus all the movies that would end after the first five or ten minutes ...


Q: "What should you do if you're the victim of attempted rape?"

A: Call 911 to come get the body.

bogie
April 14, 2003, 05:19 PM
Actually, from what I've seen, Runt has limited options in event of conflict.

"Seriously, officer, I couldn't turn and run away from the attacker. I was carrying too many guns, magazines, batons and knives!!!"

techmike
April 14, 2003, 07:46 PM
:p

Shoeless
April 14, 2003, 07:48 PM
I saw this promo on tv too and found myself telling the overly dramatic voiceover announcer man "two to COM oughta work in that situation."

No, I don't usually talk to the tv. :)

Shoeless

No4Mk1*
April 14, 2003, 08:59 PM
"The most important piece of equipment in the safe room is a cell phone."
Then they show the lady hiding in the safe room staring at the door waiting...

Shoeless
April 14, 2003, 09:03 PM
"The most important piece of equipment in the safe room is a cell phone."

LOL... there's a whole bunch of us fragile little flowers who'd beg to differ. :D

What am I gonna do, throw it at the guy? Yeesh.

Shoeless

Rawlings
April 14, 2003, 09:03 PM
I think the live-in male nurse could have been a lot more helpful if he wasn't sitting on the phone calling 911, and took it upon himself to grab a blunt object and start swinging. I found it almost comical the way the meth-crazed perp was running from kid to kid, while the wife just kept jumping on him.

Pretty good reason to keep a snubbie in the nightstand.

cool45auto
April 14, 2003, 09:15 PM
Tallpine: :D :neener:

Guntalk
April 15, 2003, 10:43 AM
Lifetime TV has a list of suggestions on its web site.

http://www.lifetimetv.com/shows/wsyd/index.html

On the message board, you may want to offer other suggestions. For instance, if attacked by a Pit Bull, Lifetime suggest twisting its ears!

Adding 230 grains of extra weight, inserted into one ear, might be a more effective technique.

Oleg Volk
April 15, 2003, 10:52 AM
"The most important piece of equipment in the safe room is a cell phone."
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LOL... there's a whole bunch of us fragile little flowers who'd beg to differ.

What am I gonna do, throw it at the guy? Yeesh.


You could call an air strike on your own position, then duck and cover. ;)

Tweaking pit bull ears...they are really serious? Hmmm...

Dave P
April 15, 2003, 11:58 AM
Or these wonderful Lifetime tips:

Home Invasion

To prevent a break-in, be prepared:


» Scream at the top of your lungs for help. (who's gonna hear ya in the middle of nowhere?)

» Assess the person's state of mind. Don't try to overpower the individual — doing so may affect your chances of survival. (Yeah, you might survive without a scratch!)

"Are we having a bad day, buddy? Why don't you tell me all about it? How 'bout a nice mocha latte while we share?" Yeah, right.

hutch24
April 15, 2003, 06:14 PM
» Assess the person's state of mind.

You mean like this? :D
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=226763

Preacherman
April 15, 2003, 10:50 PM
Assess the person's state of mind.But... but... after a couple of high-velocity hollowpoints through it, he won't HAVE a mind to assess!!! No logic here...:scrutiny:

Nightfall
April 15, 2003, 11:21 PM
I saw a commercial for the show, the one where the guy is breaking into the house.

"What should you do?!"

"SHOOT HIM! Jeezus, kill the SOB, lady! This isn't rocket science!"

I was talking to my best friend at the time, and I just got the ‘there he goes again' reaction from her. I get that a lot. :)

Honestly though, I can't understand this crap. They want a lady at home with just her kids to ‘assess the perps state of mind'?! Talk it out with the crack addict as he kills your children and rapes you?! That is freakin' insane! What happened to COMMON SENSE? If people would just blow these thugs away, there would be a lot less crime because there would be no such thing as a repeat offender! :banghead:

Tamara
April 16, 2003, 12:20 AM
*blamblamblamblamblam!!!*
(Sound of tinkling brass hitting pavement)
*tweet!*
"Help. Rape."

:D

tommytrauma
April 16, 2003, 05:10 PM
quote:
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"The most important piece of equipment in the safe room is a cell phone."
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LOL... there's a whole bunch of us fragile little flowers who'd beg to differ.

What am I gonna do, throw it at the guy? Yeesh.

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You could call an air strike on your own position, then duck and cover.

Tweaking pit bull ears...they are really serious? Hmmm...

I tried that once. Much to my dismay, our local 911 center has absolutely no idea what 'final protective fire' is, and screaming "disenfranchised youth in the wire" really confuses them.


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Mikul
April 16, 2003, 06:42 PM
There is a reason that I call Lifetime "The Victim Network."

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=230474

All of their movies have the same theme: a women (usually a mother) being verbally, emotionally, or physically abused by a man or masculine looking woman. She never actually fights back, but it lauded for her bravery by simply surviving.

benewton
April 16, 2003, 08:55 PM
Didn't watch the show, and, had I known, wouldn't have been bothered.

I think Tom's got it right, but I do think that 1 1/8 oz, or a bit more, if you're the overkill type, would be a much better method, after the insertion, of solving the "problem", after which we can debate your choice of shot size.

This stuff is nuts, and how in he** did we ever get to the point where anybody thinks it's of any importance at all?

capt_happypants
April 16, 2003, 10:19 PM
Jesus, do the people who write this stuff actually use it?

And why isn't Darwin removing them from the gene pool?

Don Gwinn
April 17, 2003, 11:34 AM
No sir, I'll just go out on a limb right now and guess that nobody who tells you to twist a pit bull's ears when it's in full attack has ever tried that one out in action.

You should definitely scream, though. Things like this are helpful later:

"Don't come any closer! I have a gun!"
"I don't want to shoot you! Please stop now!"
"Stop or I'll shoot!"

This way your neighbors know how much you regret the necessity of killing your attacker.

Screaming wouldn't make much difference in my neighborhood. The neighbors would just come with guns to shoot him anyway. Might as well do it yourself.

igor
April 17, 2003, 11:55 AM
Hey! They have a message board! Why preach to the choir here...

Raistlin
April 17, 2003, 12:36 PM
*blamblamblamblamblam!!!*
(Sound of tinkling brass hitting pavement)
*tweet!*
"Help. Rape."


ROFL! One correction:

*blamblamblamblamblam!!!*
(Sound of tinkling brass hitting pavement)
*tweet!*
(in sotto voce)
"Help. Rape."

Safety First
April 17, 2003, 01:46 PM
LOL at Tallpine...tooooooooo funny...:) :) :neener: :neener:

STW
April 17, 2003, 02:47 PM
Being from California where even carrying a stick can get you in trouble, my daughter took a defense class in college, in addition to her college issued rape whistle.
In order to pass she had to be blindfolded and take on two (well padded) police officers. She passed. She won't show how because it involved hurting you. Her friends couldn't believe a little 5'2" bit of nothing could do what she did until she gave them a bit of a demonstration.
All this really proves, however, is the something is better than nothing.

Tim Burke
April 17, 2003, 06:08 PM
"Don't come any closer! I have a gun!"
"I don't want to shoot you! Please stop now!"
"Stop or I'll shoot!"
And of course, the always popular:
"Stay down."

RAY WOODROW 3RD
April 17, 2003, 09:51 PM
QUOTE:

"For instance, if attacked by a Pit Bull, Lifetime suggest twisting its ears!"

I do that with my pitbull and she thinks we are playing as she play-locks her jaws on my arm!

QUOTE:

"Don't come any closer! I have a gun!"
"I don't want to shoot you! Please stop now!"
"Stop or I'll shoot!"

Come on now! Wouldn't, in a loud voice as he is trying the locked bedroom door knob, her yelling;

:what: "OH YAAH! I FINALLY GET TO SEE HOW THESE JSHP'S WORK IN MY .357 ON REAL HUMAN FLESH! WHERE YA BIN ALL MY LIFE! COME ON THROUGH THE DOOR..... COME ON! COME ON!" :what:

:neener: Sounds like something Tamara or Runt would say, don't you think? :neener:

Sylvilagus Aquaticus
April 18, 2003, 12:41 AM
Oh, please Tom...what would the PETA people say? That dog just wants to be friendly...

And thinks anything warmblooded and moving is a chew toy.

Riiiiiight.

The open mouth should make a nice temporary holster, at least for the first round. After that, it may not hold objects so securely and any future retention issues are moot. Any ear-tweaking might be better left to ear experts like Mike Tyson, who has a history of otolaryngology. I doubt I'd be looking for the small port if given a bigger opportunity to score a hit.

My favorite command to goblins might be "I don't want to kill you and you don't want to be dead". Beyond that, I doubt there would be much give and take to the conversation. Talk them down my left hind foot!

My wife won't even watch Lifetime. She'd much rather keep it on the History Channel or HGTv and sometimes Food Network so she can keep me well-fed and reasonably docile, at least when I'm in the house.

Good to see you around, Tom.

Regards,
Rabbit.

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