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Old 05-06-2013, 09:55 PM   #121
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Truth be told I think all in all the kid did well at NOT panicking. He sure made some bad decisions though!
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Well, everything right up until grabbing the fuel can. That didn't seem like a rational action to me. A non-panicking person would have realized that, at this point, every action which you have taken thus far has caused the situation to degrade, that the problem has now escalated beyond your capacity to influence it in a positive manner, and that you're only going to make things worse if you stick around.

You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em.

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LMAO, not sure how old you are Joe, but I not only agree with you but I also understand the reference.

"Got to know when to walk away, and you got to know when to RUN!!!!"
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:34 AM   #124
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Well, everything right up until grabbing the fuel can.
I'm sure "OMG, I'm going to burn my parent's house down!" running through his head factored into that quick decision. Right or wrong, had he not done it the place would have been a smoking hole.
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You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em.

(Please, God, don't let me be the only person on here old enough to understand that reference.)

this sound is true gangster.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:02 PM   #126
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Right or wrong, had he not done it the place would have been a smoking hole.
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The way I saw it, the contents of the can wound up on the floor anyway.

At 0:56, just after pulling the hose out of the fuel can, he actually did grab it by the handle as if he were going to pick it up, but then he put it back down and went back to blowing on the flames.

If he had picked up the fuel can at THAT TIME and carried it a safe distance away without spillage, then the situation would not have escalated much further beyond the subsequent ignition of the fuel dripping out of the hose which he left dangling. He certainly would not have sustained severe burns, now would the fire have grown very much more.

Instead, he waits until 1:09, after the fuel can itself catches on fire, to grab it. In doing so, most if not all of the fuel appears to slosh out of the can, and it is act that which leads both to the severe burns as well as the subsequent massive escalation of the fire.

In other words, I don't think it would have mattered much whether he left the can sitting on the car to burn in place vs. picking it up and pouring its contents out onto himself and the floor.
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