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Tase me bro!

By Sparky | January 9, 2008

When going to CES one expects a rough week involving countless interviews, hour after hour of writing, and defending oneself from PR reps from round the world. One thing you don’t expect is to get the living daylights shocked out of you. First and foremost watch the video below for a chance to see me get tasered. After all, it’s hard to pass up an opportunity to see some poor sot get tasered – particularly when they signed them self up for it (full waiver and everything).

Yes I’m OK. Yes I was a little numb for a while. And surprisingly I’m actually more pro-Taser than I was before this whole thing started. It’s effective at dropping you for sure, but really doesn’t leave lasting harm, and assuming you don’t have any weird medical problems it’s surprisingly safe from what I’ve read.

Oh yeah – and you can get the file here if you really want it. A longer version with far more details including what lead up to this will be posted to Gear Live in the next couple of days.

Update: The Gear Live video (which is over 7 minutes long and has a lot more lead up, comedy, and wonderfulness) has gone live. check it out, or better yet give it a digg.

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Topics: Daily grind, Events, Gadgets, Health, Technology, Traveling | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “Tase me bro!”

  1. Janet Says:
    January 9th, 2008 at 7:47 am

    Oh my God. You are effing insane. But why, why, WHY didn’t you say “Don’t ‘tase me, bro!” after they did it? That would have put the cherry on it.

  2. George V. Reilly Says:
    January 9th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    I’m with Janet.

    What about the poor Polish bastard who was tasered to death at the Vancouver airport last year?

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11/15/taser_death_video/
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wYEBd-Mpus
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taser_controversy

    Did they turn down the voltage?

  3. Sparky Says:
    January 9th, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    George – nope, it was a standard unmodified Taser. I’ll agree that a Taser can be dangerous if misused, however if used in an appropriate situation I’ll stand by my comment that it’s a lot better than shooting someone with an actual gun.

  4. George V. Reilly Says:
    January 10th, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Tasers are certainly a lot less dangerous than bullets, but I’m in no hurry to be on the receiving end of either.