Saturday, November 26, 2011

Um....Duh?

  • Seven people were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning after someone used a charcoal grill inside a Chicago home for Thanksgiving.

    The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/t8Zdnz) that ambulances were called to a home on Chicago's North Side before 11 p.m. Thursday. Twenty people reported symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.

No one thought this was a bad idea?

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50 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ain't nothing like BBQ-ing in the bath tub on a cold winter day.

11/26/2011 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC: "No one thought this was a bad idea?"

EPIC - LMFAO!!!!

11/26/2011 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one thought this was a bad idea?
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I tell ya, those darn people in Wrigleyville or is it Rogers Park? you did say on the Northside right? I guess they just don't get it huh

11/26/2011 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carbon monoxide aside, did no one look up and think, 'hmmm, low ceilings'?

God protects drunks, children and stupid people from themselves. This could have been SUCH a tragedy, rather than an amusing story.

11/26/2011 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that's one DMF.

11/26/2011 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was Rahm cooking?

11/26/2011 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...

Let he who has never grilled in a tub in the projects cast the first rib tip.

11/26/2011 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DARWIN!

11/26/2011 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This reminds me of when I first got on the job and went on a call in the Lathrop Homes and they had a barbeque grill going in the bathtub. As a naive, far Northwest sider who led a fairly sheltered childhood, I was stunned when I saw it. Now, it doesn't surprise me in the least. Does anyone else have a story like this?

11/26/2011 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They had a Pat Quinn poster in their window too no doubt.

11/26/2011 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No one thought this was a bad idea?"

Not one.

>kaf<

11/26/2011 02:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 PEOPLE HOSPITALIZED... and i bet ZERO are here legally ... and ZERO have insurance.... and ZERO are going to pay their hospital bill...

11/26/2011 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC...this should be a related post to the ABC post as I believe it was a chicago media party at the editors house. If in fact if it was a party or a occupy Chicago meeting LIFM

11/26/2011 04:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't that what the bath tub is for?

11/26/2011 04:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My thoughts exactly!

11/26/2011 05:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to the turkey???

Was it well done?

11/26/2011 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a former HVAC service man, I couldn't believe the things I saw on my inner city service calls. Mattresses on the floor next to space heaters (rarely did I see a bed frame). Piles of clothes on top of extension cords powering 2 and 3 space heaters with dirty clothes piled right next to the heater coils. Kerosene heaters inside the house, charcoal grills, open gas ovens turned up all the way, gas generators in the basements.

Then there were the landlords who didn't want to spend any money on the furnaces when I told them that was wrong, asking me to bypass safety controls, that I shold leave the cracked heat exchanger alone and just get it running. Stuff I'm sure most of you CPD see all the time, but between what I saw, my liability concerns and brushing the cockroaches off my clothes, I just stopped taking any service calls from that part of town. A real eye opener!

11/26/2011 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tell ya, those darn people in Wrigleyville or is it Rogers Park? you did say on the Northside right? I guess they just don't get it huh

11/26/2011 12:32:00 AM
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Kilbourn Park (Belmont & Cicero) is not Wrigleyville or Rogers Park.

11/26/2011 06:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah ... On those inner city service calls, I forgot to mention the payment checks written on closed accounts that I got paid with.

11/26/2011 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any shootings over turkey legs this year?

11/26/2011 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bathtub BBQ.........

The best of The West Side.....

11/26/2011 08:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when is 4300 w roscoe the north side?

11/26/2011 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember working in the 100's back in the day and we reported to a house fire on 115th Parnell in the heart of winter. The lovely home owner brought a garbage can in the basement and started a garbage can fire to keep his pipes from freezing. Fricking house was engulfed in flames in seconds. Stupid is as stupid does!

11/26/2011 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous 38 and Gone said...

I personally like the yuppies that remove the embers from their fireplace, put them in a cardboard box, and them place them on the rear (wooden) porch. Then they wonder why the building catches fire.

I actually did get a reporter to do an article on this subject as a public service because we were having so many fires of this nature.

11/26/2011 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a guy commit suicide with a charcoal grill in the bathroom. He closed the door, stuffed towels in all cracks and lit a small grill of charcoal. Carbon Monoxide got him. That was a first. No steaks or burgers were wasted.

11/26/2011 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another neighborhood gone the way of the sanctuary city.

11/26/2011 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they were smart our job would be hard.

11/26/2011 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn! I am glad I read this story. I was just fix'n to Q a turkey in the tub. I could have been near fixiated! What next? No bouncing a basketball in the living room?

11/26/2011 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DARWIN!

11/26/2011 02:34:00 AM

Correct!

11/26/2011 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone else have a story like this?

11/26/2011 02:40:00 AM

A bathtub barbeque turkey? But wouldn't it ruin the finish on their lovely government housing bathtub? Or would they think ahead and put the coals on a cookie sheet or on aluminum wrap to protect the finish?

Bwahahahahaha!

11/26/2011 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny, because not 2 weeks ago, I put my son to bed to the sounds of beeping coming from outside my home. It took me a good 30 minutes to figure out it was not one, but MULTIPLE smoke detectors going off in my next door neighbor's 2nd floor apartment. Lights were on, but no apparent activity and all the windows were open. On a beautiful 40 degree November night. Turns out the dumbasses were grilling on a smokey joe in their sunroom/enclosed back porch area. Completely oblivious to the screeching smoke alarms.

I live on the northwest side, and when I saw the article I had to wonder if it was my dumbass neighbors again. At least when folks BBQ in the bathtub, they're usually smart enough to both run the exhaust fan and take the battery out of the smoke detector....

11/26/2011 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

West Side, Inside Do-Nothing said...
Let he who has never grilled in a tub in the projects cast the first rib tip.

11/26/2011 01:41:00 AM
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You're right West Side, but at least even dude knew to open the front door and maybe one of those corroded aluminum sliding windows..

Survivor of Stateway, Robt. Taylor and Ida B. (Old Duece)

11/26/2011 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay lakefronters these are your fellow voting bloc members. Hmm, think about that.

11/26/2011 12:09:00 PM  
OpenID hipiap1 said...

This IS the reason there are Darwin Awards SCC...

11/26/2011 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What y'all talkin' bout SCC?!?! Gots me charcoal grill fired up right now in the ol' living room! Making some Texas brisket! Come on by and grab yerself a sandwich!!! YEEHAW!

11/26/2011 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many years ago. Rainy day. Go into a house on 004 for some bullshit call. There is a small charcoal grill on the kitchen table with hotdogs cooking on it. I say thats dangerous, they say we do it all the time when it rains.

just normal!

11/26/2011 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when ya'll gotta bbq hot chips??? Who da hell took my grape pop

11/26/2011 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"An EMS Plan 1, which sends five ambulances to the scene, was called about 10:35 p.m. for high carbon monoxide levels in the 4300 block of West Roscoe Street..."

http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=2341685&spid=

11/26/2011 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I just stopped taking any service calls from that part of town. A real eye opener!"

--11/26/2011 06:55:00 AM

Yeah, less than 10% of your income but more than 90% of your serious problems.

Not to mention is your truck still there when you come out...

11/26/2011 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous The Box Chevy Phantom said...

The grinning, blackened skeletal remains of Porky Pig in the bathtub of a burned out Pilsen cottage...

*Egadwatdafuckisdat?*

Stupid knows no bounds and can be contagious in some instances.

11/26/2011 06:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Warming up some left over ribs in the toaster? XD

11/26/2011 06:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Going back many many years ago an Air India jet went down after some passegers fired up a charcoal grill in the cabin to warm up some rice. Most passengers on the flight died.

11/26/2011 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's just as bad as the idiots who drop a frozen turkey in the deep fryer. lol

11/27/2011 12:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 06:59

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•A federal lawsuit filed last week against Chicago police alleges officers wrongly shot a West Humboldt Park man suspected of wielding a gun.

The lawsuit, filed by the firm Loevy & Loevy on behalf of the suspect's family, says Pedro Gonzalez III, 21, was unarmed when police shot him multiple times in the back June 15. Three officers on patrol saw Gonzalez had a gun in his waistband near Kolin Avenue and Hirsch Street, officials have said, prompting two of the officers to chase him on foot.
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read and you will understand. you see hirsch and kolin are not and have never been ' WEST HUMBOLDT PARK !!!! ' why do these idiots continue to say it is? SO I STAND MY GROUND AND WHEN I READ , LIKE IT SAYS IN THIS POST ABOUT BBQ'ING indoors up in the NORTHSIDE, then I guess there referring to WRIGLEYVILLE OR ROGERS PARK.... PERIOD !!

11/27/2011 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to mention is your truck still there when you come out...

11/26/2011 05:29:00 PM

Never lost a truck, but anything strapped to the roof ... ladders, copper tubing, conduit ... never lasted more than 15 minutes. Sometimes you don't have time to drive all the way back to the shop to take it off.

11/27/2011 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when is 4300 w roscoe the north side?

11/26/2011 08:48:00 AM

Because it's North of Madison you dork.

11/27/2011 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

almost as good as the softball who put the frozen turkey into the hot oil---- it looked like the eruption of mount vesuvious--- at least he was smart enough to put the thing on the grass and not on his wood deck....

11/27/2011 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

response in the to the latrob home in the tub cooking of ribs ,yes i seen it before ,it was on the west side in a ymca hall way but all of them was high from smoking that crack pipe ,and im sure the ones from the projects and the northside was high also .im just glad that they didnt get so high off that carbion d that thay didnt die ,your right god does protect babys and fools they come under the fool dept.

11/27/2011 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Never lost a truck, but anything strapped to the roof ... ladders, copper tubing, conduit ... never lasted more than 15 minutes. Sometimes you don't have time to drive all the way back to the shop to take it off."

--11/27/2011 01:54:00 AM

ALUMINUM ladders? COPPER tubing? Say no more.

You just can't work in some parts of the city. There have been several robberies and killings of guys working inside houses, rehabbing them. Anyone who might have five bucks in their pocket is a target.

11/27/2011 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just normal!

11/26/2011 02:09:00 PM

Ain't no normal in 004.

11/30/2011 07:08:00 PM  

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