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Man Runs Into Burning Building To Save Cake

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the what-about-the-ice-cream dept.

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The people of Jacksonville, Florida, take their cake seriously. They like their cake so much, in fact, that recently a father ran into his burning house to save his child's birthday cake. From the article: "The fire destroyed the home on Bowden Circle South. Those who live at the home said they were celebrating their child's fourth birthday when the flames started. We're told the child's father ran into the home and grabbed the cake so they could keep celebrating."

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Say what? (2, Insightful)

Yvan256 (722131) | more than 3 years ago | (#32159814)

He loves his child so much that he will risk the possibility of his child not having a father for the rest of his life to save a birthday cake the kid won't even remember eating in a few weeks.

Wait, what?

Re:Say what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32159892)

It was delicious cake. He had to eat it. End of story.

There, now I've spared anyone else from having to say this.

Re:Say what? (2, Funny)

clone53421 (1310749) | more than 3 years ago | (#32159936)

But the cake is a lie...

Re:Say what? (1)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 3 years ago | (#32162196)

People have often risked life and limb for lies. Read history?

Re:Say what? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32162628)

That's a good point. Hitler died for his atheistic beliefs.

Re:Say what? (1)

GNUALMAFUERTE (697061) | more than 3 years ago | (#32165940)

Not all the cakes. I've heard that, When no one was looking, Lex Luthor took forty cakes. He took 40 cakes. That’s as many as four tens. And that’s terrible.

Now, it's the second time today that I get a legitimate chance to use that stupid meme. I think the world is coming to an end.

Re:Say what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32166102)

sometimes you need CAKE.

Re:Say what? (2, Interesting)

v1 (525388) | more than 3 years ago | (#32173260)

Other unexplained contributing factors may be things like (1) how special the cake was, and (2) just how involved the fire was

1. I have vivid memory of many of my birthday cakes, as my mother always got the local bakery to make a special themed cake for me every year. One was King Kong, complete with big brown frosting gorrilla on top of what loooked like the white house, swinging at planes. (and the whole party, the cups, placemats, plates, etc were all on the theme) Saying things like this don't matter later is like saying there's no reason to take pictures at a birthday party. The kid's party was already ruined, and maybe all the gifts went up too, at least Dad saved the cake and the kid's entire day wasn't a bust. Bravo.

2. if they just ran out of the house when they heard the smoke detector go off, maybe there was all the time in the world to saunter into the kitchen and walk out with the cake. I think most readers here are interpreting this as a Schwarzenegger-esque dash through a highly involved fire with sections of wall and ceiling falling in from all sides and Dad crashing out through the front door just before the building exploded in a huge fireball. It was probably a lot less dramatic, involving dad walking through a room with some haze in the room, carefully picking up the cake, and walking out with it.

In many cases of fire, first priority of "get everyone out safe" can easily be followed by more calm, rational decisions. Think of all the fire drills you had in school.

Hmm.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32159908)

That lends new meaning to the whole "cake or death" decision.

hmmmmmmmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32165596)


Celebrate while your house burns? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#32167698)

"We're told the child's father ran into the home and grabbed the cake so they could keep celebrating."

Either this guy is insane or he has a huge fire insurance policy on that house...

Re:Celebrate while your house burns? (1)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 3 years ago | (#32176578)

Doesn't matter either way - the house was in Florida, so it's pretty much guaranteed to be underwater either financially in the next 2 years, if it isn't already.

If you thought the subprime crisis was big, you ain't seen nothing yet. The Alt-A defaults are just starting up, and they'll continue to pull values down - to the point that most prime mortgages will also be underwater.

Add the boomers trying to "cash out" and there's no way housing recovers before 2020.

The details (1)

Megahard (1053072) | more than 3 years ago | (#32176306)

He was seen moving into the burning house on a levitating platform, carrying a futuristic-looking ray gun.
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