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(Star Tribune)   Bucket of pecans blamed for house fire   (startribune.com) divider line 41
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2002-02-28 02:52:02 PM
A macadamia would never do that
 
2002-02-28 02:52:21 PM
It is about time they blamed the pecans instead of the Mexican jumping beans.
 
2002-02-28 02:52:43 PM
Pecans can spontaneously combust? Shouldn't there be some kind of warning label for that?
 
2002-02-28 02:53:50 PM
I would have blamed the grandchildren.

Damn kids, get offa my lawn!
 
2002-02-28 02:53:59 PM
NUTS! This is rural missouri folks and they have real pee cans and they were full of 90 proof white lightning.
 
2002-02-28 02:54:26 PM
Who in their right mind stores nuts in the refrigerator (besides Jeffrey Dahmer, that is)? Oops, I was talking about people in their right mind, so he's out...
 
2002-02-28 02:54:49 PM
An't that a bucket of nuts.....
 
2002-02-28 02:55:02 PM
Dispatcher: 911..what is your emergency?

Victim: THERE'S A BUNCH OF NUTS BURNING MY HOUSE DOWN!
 
2002-02-28 02:55:36 PM
I read "bucket of pelicans". Guess I was wrong.
 
2002-02-28 02:56:21 PM
<lame>Ah, nuts!</lame>
 
2002-02-28 02:59:26 PM
pecans are evil
 
2002-02-28 03:02:08 PM
you're not the only one, Goober. I was like 'why in the hell would someone have a bucket of pelicans laying around?'
 
2002-02-28 03:02:48 PM
Knew I should stay the hell out of those Stuckeys. Now I know why.
 
2002-02-28 03:03:08 PM
"...nuts should be stored in an airtight container located in a place that's cool..."
Here's one example:

 
2002-02-28 03:09:13 PM
I usually blame fires on my moldy pizza crust in the garbage can.
 
2002-02-28 03:09:26 PM
bummer they lost the house but exploding nutz made me lmao
 
2002-02-28 03:10:41 PM
personally, I think a bucket of pelicans would be funnier, but that's just me...

...or is the Colonel on some new, evil trip?
 
2002-02-28 03:14:44 PM
Holy christ, there's a national pecans shellers association.
 
2002-02-28 03:17:28 PM
This is the third post out of this rag today, WTF!
 
2002-02-28 03:17:55 PM
Yeah, where was the National Pecan Shellers Association in all of this? They really dropped the ball on this one! What the hell are we paying these slackoffs for? Assuming we pay them?
 
2002-02-28 03:19:03 PM
ono, my nuts are on fire!
 
2002-02-28 03:19:26 PM
It's called science. And it's a kick in the nuts.
 
2002-02-28 03:21:27 PM
Expensive squirrel feed.
 
2002-02-28 03:23:36 PM
Are they going to sue the Pecan Lobby ?
 
2002-02-28 03:34:19 PM
I'll bet that it was really those damn squirrels.
 
2002-02-28 03:40:14 PM
Sometimes ya feel like a nut.
 
2002-02-28 03:48:11 PM
What about those nuts? What are they, orphans?
 
2002-02-28 03:50:39 PM
Big whup. My nuts cause fires all the time.
 
sos
2002-02-28 04:21:46 PM
The National Pecan Shellers Association says nuts should be stored in an airtight container located in a place that's cool -- like a refrigerator.

Wouldn't a garage, in Missouri, in the middle of winter, be cold? And since they essentially had an airtight container with the double buckets, I guess this doesn't hold true. I say she does what a real American would, and sue the National Pecan Shellers Association. (Is it just me or are there far too many stupid associations for random crap)
 
2002-02-28 04:38:28 PM
This is awesome! Are there any chemists out there who can tell me how to catalyze this reaction? Would an oxidizer in with the pecans cause them to burn faster and hotter? I know what I'm doing this weekend...
 
2002-02-28 05:10:18 PM
This is weird... including me, it appears that three Farkers first thought the headline refered to a "bucket of pelicans".

I think it may be that the brain processes the sentence and figures that a fire can't be caused by something inanimate, so it figures, "Heck, I guess pelicans did it". Only then does the bucket problem cause it to look a bit more closely.

Fascinating. In fact, I think we may have a new Fark saying:

"As funny as a bucket of pelicans!"
 
2002-02-28 06:16:15 PM
Timothy - I mistook pecans for pelicans too! Call it FARK syndrome.
 
2002-02-28 07:20:20 PM
Those of you who mistook the word pecans for pelicans only prove one thing... you're mormons... I mean morons.
 
2002-02-28 08:17:29 PM
A Google search for 'bucket of pelicans' (you knew someone had to do it) came up with this somewhat disturbing children's story.
 
2002-02-28 08:33:52 PM
Nobody ever suspects the pecans...

 
2002-02-28 09:34:30 PM
combined with trapped oxygen...

Is this the new 2 bucket method of obtaining enriched oxygen atmosphere?
 
2002-02-28 10:15:35 PM
mmmmmm......
Bucket of urinals.
 
2002-03-01 12:47:29 AM
Spontaneous combustion of nuts destroys home


that, my friends, is the actual headline for this story on Azcentral.com. OUCH!
 
2002-03-01 12:52:16 AM
Timothy, that is funnier than a a bucket of pelicans.

Personally, I love the expression. I had the opportunity to try it out in a social setting earlier tonight. My friend Doug (an illinois bb fan) was rambling on about how illinois was gonna beat wisconsin (my alma matter) in the Big 10 tourney. I said "Yeah, right... illinois beat wisconsin? that's funnier than a bucket of pelicans!!!" Everyone just stopped and glared at me like I was insane. Amused with myself, I then broke out laughing hysterically, and I'm sure that that didn't help matters...
 
2002-03-01 02:51:45 AM
AHhhh First
 
2002-03-05 05:37:47 PM
No comment from the Peanut Gallery...
 
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