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4262 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Apr 2002 at 1:52 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-04-10 01:55:29 PM  
stupid stupid stupid
2002-04-10 01:55:44 PM  
He was trying to make a "clean get-away!"
(Har har har)
2002-04-10 01:56:07 PM  
all of a sudden the mormons look smarter...that is scary
2002-04-10 01:56:08 PM  
In other news, portions of Interstate 75 are now very, very clean.
2002-04-10 01:56:32 PM  
I was gunna say that. Damn you're quick.
2002-04-10 01:57:11 PM  
Why would he do this? Canada has some of the cleanest citites i have ever been in.
2002-04-10 01:57:12 PM  
He figured he's get his community service out of the way.
2002-04-10 01:57:22 PM  
Why Canada?
2002-04-10 01:57:40 PM  
Woo-hoo! He made a run for the border in a street sweeper! Wonder how many Taco Bells he cleaned up in the process.
2002-04-10 01:58:11 PM  
Pleading innocent by reason of insanity - on the grounds that he was heading for Canada.
2002-04-10 01:58:16 PM  
The sweeper needs to stay in the US where the cities really need the cleaning. Ours are clean enough thank you.
2002-04-10 01:59:03 PM  
He's getting away, very slowly
2002-04-10 01:59:36 PM  
I think he was just pissed at Canada cause Canada sweeped America's ass in the hockey Olympic games!
2002-04-10 01:59:45 PM  
ok rhainnon we'll keep the streetsweeper, you can have the idiot. Sounds fair to me.
2002-04-10 02:01:08 PM  
My thoughts exactly, Rhiannon!
2002-04-10 02:01:11 PM  
I can hear the frantic banjo music as the car chase scene plays out...
2002-04-10 02:01:17 PM  
Canadian Border Guard: "How's it goin' eh? That's a pretty sweet sweeper ya have there."

Sweeper Guy: "*&^*&(*&&(&^^(*&$$!"

Canadian Border Guard: "Ohhhhh....up here for the free medical care eh?"

2002-04-10 02:02:44 PM  
His Zamboni was out of gas.
2002-04-10 02:03:14 PM  
By reason of insanity ? So the cycle of blameless crimes continue. I hope the judge senteces him to 200 years in prison, and gives the reason for the illogical sentence as "I was insane at the time and did not realize the time didn't fit the crime." Then everyone will accept the explanation and send the Farker off to spend some quality time with his cellmate, Bubba the insane killer and sodomy king.
2002-04-10 02:03:21 PM  
The sweeper truck can work up a head of steam once it gets rolling. The company that owns it says it can travel up to 65 miles an hour.


He should have headed for the North Cali. coast for a race on the beach (just watch out for the boulders).

Or perhaps he could have raced that Ford Escort in Florida.

steal a backhoe, or cement-truck next time...
2002-04-10 02:03:58 PM  
He was obviously on a mission from God.
2002-04-10 02:10:34 PM  
I just dont know what to say on another note POST more on this thread The Other Fark

Dont let it die people!!
2002-04-10 02:10:40 PM  
Did he make a clean getaway?
2002-04-10 02:15:29 PM  
We probably would have just turned it into a zamboni, anyway.

I don't think you Americans really understand how good you have it down there. All of our Canadian bacon gets sent to the U.S. for pizzas, leaving us with nothing but back bacon for ours. You've never known the fear of waking up and realizing that your baby sister has been eaten by a polar bear, and that you might be next. You've never had to shoot one of your sled dogs to put him out of the suffering incurred by being attacked by one of those big sea lions they have wandering around Saskatchewan. You've never had your igloo collapse on you, killing your parents. You've never had to shoo a bunch of emperor penguins away from your garbage cans. You've never known the testicle-shrinking fear of being caught on an ice flow as the wolves start to circle. How could you?

You people have lived the good life, and now you would begrudge us one measly street sweeper? Shame on you all.
2002-04-10 02:19:19 PM  
If he had stolen a zamboni Canada Customs just might have let him in.
2002-04-10 02:21:17 PM  
I love Canadians and their atempts to make their fronzen icy country look normal.

Of course Canada is not cold! I mean I went to the National Canadian Desert and the National Canadian Rainforest and it was like 70 degrees F... Canadians there had shinny bronze skin and spoke french.
2002-04-10 02:21:44 PM  
Some 500 miles from Cincinnati to Detroit/Windsor border, IIRC.
2002-04-10 02:24:22 PM  
Farkin' hilarious.
2002-04-10 02:24:37 PM  
Eh, keep him down there. We already have all the delusional people we need up here...

Jean Chretien believes he is a world leader
Stockwell Day still thinks he could run the country
The Montreal Expos think they have a good chance at the pennant this year, let alone continued existence.
The Maple Laffs believe they are real Stanley Cup contenders.
And the 350 lb. hairy-backed oomplaloompa in the office next to me is convinced Shania Twain has the love hots for him.

sigghhhh, sometimes live is so strange
2002-04-10 02:25:06 PM  
did the cops catch him by following the trail of water, like a big slug-slime trail?
2002-04-10 02:29:44 PM  
That's one farker with talent of plnty, for sure.
2002-04-10 02:30:36 PM  
reminds me of the scene in austin powers...

slow-moving roller still 20 feet away...

2002-04-10 02:31:40 PM  
How could no one notice a street sweeper for 500 miles before it got to the border?
2002-04-10 02:32:46 PM  
If you invent a machine that moves, men will race them. I have seen lawn mower races, snowmobile races, tractors, semis, trucks (including monsters), motorcycles of all sorts, planes, remote controlled anything, boats, wheel chairs, skateboards, sleds, swamp buggies, office chairs, shopping carts, potato(e) sacks, and don't forget cars.

If an animal can be ridden or tought to pull something or coralled in to lanes, they too will be raced.

This guy was just practicing for the street sweeper 500
2002-04-10 02:35:03 PM  
monty python ::sir lancelot running towards the castle. look at the gaurds. sir lancelot running towards the castle. etc::
2002-04-10 02:38:46 PM  
that guy belongs with the looney that made the mind control site.
2002-04-10 02:49:17 PM  
This will look great next to my zamboni museum.
2002-04-10 02:52:39 PM  

Knows how to party.


Knows how to paaarty.
2002-04-10 02:54:12 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
This is a street sweeper.
2002-04-10 02:56:40 PM  
Real remon: Some 500 miles from Cincinnati to Detroit/Windsor border

I was wondering how far. Jeebus, how the hell do you go 500 miles in a streetsweeper without raising suspicion? Hell, if AC Cowlings had a streetsweeper instead of a Bronco, OJ might have gotten away without a trial. Maybe these will be the next trendy status vehicles, like a Humvee. Let's see if Schwarzenegger buys one.
2002-04-10 03:01:17 PM  
during the depression my grandpa stole a combine or something and drove it across the idaho panhandle. he wanted to sell it but the cops were waiting for him just over the montana state line and he got busted
2002-04-10 03:05:54 PM  
I wonder who would want to buy a used Street Sweeper? Is there a large underground demand for these things in Canada? Is Canada just a hub where international thugs congregate to buy and sell stolen street sweepers?
2002-04-10 03:11:48 PM  
Chilly Willy: hell yeah, 12 guage.
2002-04-10 03:19:05 PM  
Soon, all your street sweeper are belong to us!
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2002-04-10 03:20:23 PM  
Yeah, they get all the street sweepers, see, then the cities of America become choked with garbage, yeah yeah, then chaos ensues...
2002-04-10 03:28:13 PM  
Just wondering? How much gas does a street sweeper burn and how big is the tank? Where did he fill up on that 500 mile drive? Did the pump jockey notice anything unusual?

On another note some of you haven't visited Toronto lately. We residents would welcome a street sweeper, since ours seem to have disappeared.

Has that felon been in TO for the last couple of years?
2002-04-10 03:33:08 PM  
Ranger: Toronto doesn't count. It's part of the US.
2002-04-10 03:34:46 PM  
At first, when I saw "street sweeper", I thought they meant the kind that Chillie Willy posted. Ya know, an auto-shotgun.
2002-04-10 03:36:35 PM  
Oh Rhiannon... U so funny!

or are you just jealous of the thumping the Senators got last season? How many playoff games did they win? Oh yeah, zero. Say it with me... "First. Round. Exit."
2002-04-10 03:40:24 PM  
Space Moose:
You're right! I just wish our streets were swept as often as the Senators.
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