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Old 03-02-2014, 15:38
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I think its sad that people risk their health to be in the "in crowd".

The worst part is sensible people who dont follow the crowd are seen as dull, boring, party poopers. Although id rather be an uncool person than the coolest corpse in the mortuary.
I'm one of the sensible people who don't follow the crowd. Some might think I'm boring but I'm an individual and I have my own ideas. Why should I be a sheep? I can think for myself. I don't think I'll be going to any college nights out if this nonsense is going on. People I know won't try to pressure me into it and they know I don't have Facebook but those who don't know me probably would be pressuring me. I also don't enjoy sitting around watching others get drunk. Once I was on a college night out and several people were so legless they had to be carried out. Sad really It certainly won't do them any good in later life. I never understood the whole drinking culture. OK, some people enjoy the odd glass of wine with their dinner or a pint while watching football and that's fine, but what I don't understand is drinking games and getting so drunk you can hardly stand up or remember how you got home. I don't see the appeal

Have this younger generation got no sense of individuality, though? It used to be quite cool to stand up against conformity. I even notice it with young female fashion. Kim Kardashian mixed with Miley Cyrus seems to be the way to go. If I saw a young woman dressed as a hippy on a night out I think I'd literally hug her at this stage.
I blame social media and celebrity culture for that. It seems to have created a "sheep" mentality where people only like or do something because it's the "in thing" and it's "trendy". People should make up their own minds on things. I'm sick of it. What happened to being individual? The world is so boring now with everyone trying to be the same.
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Old 03-02-2014, 16:04
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The film idiocracy springs to mind when thinking about the kinds of people that find this amusing. Its the parents/partners/friends i feel sorry for who have to go through the trauma of losing someone because they were too weak willed to not give in to peer pressure.

I did read that with facebook trying to stamp down on this craze a new one is threatening to emerge. Apparently the new fad involves people performing dangerous stunts in their cars, filming it and then challenging friends to out do them. Cant think how that could possibly be a bad idea



So not only do they want to ruin their own lives, they want to take innocent people with them.

The people that do this, must be the most stupid people living.
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Old 03-02-2014, 16:21
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I cant believe blokes use Facebook, I thought it was strictly for girls and mums??
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Old 03-02-2014, 16:28
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I cant believe blokes use Facebook, I thought it was strictly for girls and mums??
No, that would be Pinterest...
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Old 03-02-2014, 17:18
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The amount of self righteous back slapping on this thread is a bit much.The first boy that died should not have drunk whisky and his friends should have stopped hi. I don't know what the other boy drank but he was already out and jump into a river. I just think this is being blown out of proportion.
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Old 03-02-2014, 17:44
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So the story is essentially 'People on facebook act like knobs'. And people are surprised?
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Old 03-02-2014, 17:47
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Darwin award thread for this type of thing.
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Old 03-02-2014, 17:55
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There's a few young women in Ireland have started a counter-fad - necknominating each other to drink cups of tea.

I shouldn't be laughing really; it's very sad what happened to those two young lads. As someone said on the radio this morning, it's the fact that all of your friends, all of your friends' friends etc. etc. etc. will see you 'chicken out' that's pushing people to take part.

Have this younger generation got no sense of individuality, though? It used to be quite cool to stand up against conformity. I even notice it with young female fashion. Kim Kardashian mixed with Miley Cyrus seems to be the way to go. If I saw a young woman dressed as a hippy on a night out I think I'd literally hug her at this stage.
I think that's a rather rose tinted view. Peer pressure and conformity were as much a part of my youth as they are today's.
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Old 03-02-2014, 18:02
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I don't know. But some are saying it starts with a pint of beer and now its moving on to spirits.
As many would testify, me and my mates did many daft things with booze back in the day. But even then we knew downing anything more than a double of spirits in one was off bounds. That's taking the invincibility thing too far.
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Old 03-02-2014, 18:55
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Why dont you carry on then .? Keep it going until another dies ? Oh so hilarious isnt it ?
Get over yourself. If you're stupid enough to down a pint of whiskey or jump in a river then you deserve your Darwin Award.

Yes, when I did it, it was hilarious. I do apologise for having fun at the pub with my friends..
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Old 03-02-2014, 19:01
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if someone were to neknominate me i would punch them in the cock. or unfriend them, whichever is worse these days.
I'd just ignore them.

As I already have done, I've been nominated twice already
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Old 03-02-2014, 22:24
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Decided not to do it after, not over some moral protest at what it actually stands for but out of respect for the lads who died - it was always meant to be a bit of fun and 99% of it was just that.... some hilarious innocent videos have been created but as usually stupidity get the better for some.
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Old 03-02-2014, 22:43
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So not only do they want to ruin their own lives, they want to take innocent people with them.

The people that do this, must be the most stupid people living.
I really hope that was just a media knee jerk reaction and it blows over. I really dont want to think how many people would be killed for the sake of a stupid facebook dare. At least with drinking they arent taking innocent people with them.

What annoys me is that the people doing this think theyve just invented it! Ive heard mates bragging about being the first people to do it. Im guessing drinking games were around since alcohol was invented. They arent doing anything new or clever.

It really grates on me how people are being worshipped and getting thousand of likes for being idiots. There are people who saves lives every day or do really good things and get zero credit, then some nut head drinks his own crap and suddenly hes worshipped by all the followers.
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Old 03-02-2014, 22:49
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just like all the other moronic things people do that are COOL and HARD .....
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Old 03-02-2014, 23:09
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I like this guys idea instead:
http://metro.co.uk/2014/02/02/this-s...ation-4288467/
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Old 04-02-2014, 00:40
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I think that's a rather rose tinted view. Peer pressure and conformity were as much a part of my youth as they are today's.
They're a part of everyone's youth - and I'm definitely passed mine; so how does that make it 'rose-tinted'? I managed to be an oddity and still survive. It is possible, you know.

Decided not to do it after, not over some moral protest at what it actually stands for but out of respect for the lads who died - it was always meant to be a bit of fun and 99% of it was just that.... some hilarious innocent videos have been created but as usually stupidity get the better for some.
Well done, that lad.
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Old 05-02-2014, 14:01
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Girl on a horse done it now, in Tescos, downed a can of Pepsi, Police are scrambling around trying to find something to charge her with, LOL.
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Old 05-02-2014, 22:16
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I've seen some on my feed of people downing some horrible pints. But the worst has to be someone downing a mix of vodka, sambuca and Stella. Then they were deliberately sick into the pint glass and drank that.

The mind boggles.
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Old 05-02-2014, 22:53
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I'm not talking about necks anymore.
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Old 05-02-2014, 22:56
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I'm not talking about necks anymore.
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:09
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Who the heck came up with this? it's soo stupid!
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:01
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Like lemmings off a cliff.
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Old 06-02-2014, 13:40
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My university's student union has banned it. If anyone is seen recording or taking part in it on college premises they will be asked to leave. Doesn't stop people on a night out doing it though.
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Old 06-02-2014, 16:49
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Don't quite know how to link to her page, but a girl in Ireland has started #RAKNomination ... That is, a random act of kindness nomination. In her video she decided to pay towards someone's shopping in Tesco. And nominated two friends to do their own RAK (and told them to be original).

I think I like this idea better, though if I got a neknom a pint of beer would go down nicely
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Old 06-02-2014, 17:23
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My university's student union has banned it. If anyone is seen recording or taking part in it on college premises they will be asked to leave. Doesn't stop people on a night out doing it though.
And after they are asked to leave, does that mean that they are permanently banned and never, ever allowed to come back ever again?
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