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2005-11-06 03:50:48 AM
cool my ass. This is lame ass sappy crap. I lost my wallet once, but that was, like, 12 years ago. I sure hope we're still using greenbacks when I find it. There was about 40 bucks in there.
 
2005-11-06 03:52:02 AM
God bless the articulate citizens of Pennsylvania.
 
2005-11-06 03:52:09 AM
in pieces?

/didn't rtfa
 
2005-11-06 03:52:49 AM
This might be the most bizarre story I've ever read on Fark. How in the hell does a mentally handicapped guy wander the country for 25 years (!), finding work and living with strange families, and no one ever bothers to find out this guy's story?
 
2005-11-06 03:55:34 AM
Butters?
 
2005-11-06 03:56:25 AM
deadapostle
cool my ass. This is lame ass sappy crap. I lost my wallet once, but that was, like, 12 years ago. I sure hope we're still using greenbacks when I find it. There was about 40 bucks in there.

Dude, your not getting a penny back with that type of bad karma going on.

I was traveling in Hawaii where I found and returned somebody's wallet, sure enough two days later I left mine on a beach in a pair of shorts. Was returned the next day soaking wet but still containing $130, landed on a nearby beach. Never got the shorts back though.
 
2005-11-06 04:00:24 AM
Ask him if he's seen my car keys.
 
2005-11-06 04:01:40 AM
I fear no Karma. I am the Karma chameleon. I come and go. I come and gooooo-oh-oh-oh. Not just that, I lied. I didn't lose my wallet 12 years ago.

/It was eleven.
//I still say this is lame ass sappy crap.
///If they said that they found him working in the white house, THAT would be cool.
 
2005-11-06 04:03:30 AM
deadapostle


You miserable rat.

Anyway...

That story made me smile on a rainy morning here in England.
 
2005-11-06 04:04:03 AM
If they found the Junkyard Dog, let's waste no time finding Captain Lou Albano and Rowdy Roddy Piper while we're at it!
 
2005-11-06 04:05:11 AM
"Now that's a damn shame when folks be throwing away a perfectly good white boy like that!"
 
2005-11-06 04:08:18 AM
Can they say "handicapped" without getting sued?
 
2005-11-06 04:11:08 AM
There's a LOT of vital information missing from that story. That guy sounds like he's had a more interesting life on accident(traveling, living with multiple families, working various jobs) than most people do on purpose...people who WANT to travel, etc.

And at the end of it all, he sounds no worse for the wear, in fact even recognizes his brother to the point of noting the new facial hair. Something funny is going on here.
 
2005-11-06 04:14:07 AM
Sounds more like he went to find his fortune withough telling anybody, and was so busy pursuing a career as a blue collar worker he forgot about catching up with his family.
 
2005-11-06 04:18:09 AM
meekychuppet


Being called a miserable rat totally made my day. Really.



/Forrest Dump?
 
2005-11-06 04:19:42 AM
deadapostle

Great. Now run along son.
 
2005-11-06 04:21:12 AM
deadapostle
In El Segundo by chance?

/Seriously though, he just wandered out the front door and happens to remain lost for 25 years?! There's mob informants that would love to know how that's done.

//Insert funny comment about getting "whacked" here.
 
2005-11-06 04:22:17 AM
is anyone else annoyed when local news sites have no mention of what city they're supposed to be covering...? WNEP 16... but no mention of anything close to 'detroit' or 'dallas' or 'backwater butt-town'... It just irks me for some reason...although I do like ellipses...
 
2005-11-06 04:33:55 AM
They left out the parts where he opens a shrimp company and marries Jenny.
 
2005-11-06 04:37:04 AM
That really is the weirdest damn thing I've ever read. An, *ahem*, mentally handicapped individual wanders away, across and beyond the continental United States, for a quarter century by himself, then manages to find his way home?

Just... weird. Weird and wonderful.

That article is reason #2948219 that I love this country.
 
2005-11-06 04:40:04 AM
Was he up on blocks?

Did somebody steal his shoes?
 
2005-11-06 04:42:02 AM
There *has* to be a movie in this... Disney, maybe.. .but a movie nonetheless.
 
2005-11-06 04:44:05 AM
Eidolon: That article is reason #2948219 that I love this country.


...Huh? I don't see the connection.
You may as well say that this article is reason #2948219 that you love your brand of soap.
 
2005-11-06 04:46:07 AM
This is badder than Leroy Brown....
 
2005-11-06 04:50:39 AM
"At Harrys U-Pull-It in Hazle Township"

Hmmm, sounds like a great name for a porno shop.
 
2005-11-06 04:51:20 AM
Leroooooooooy Jenkins!
 
2005-11-06 04:56:10 AM
 
2005-11-06 04:56:42 AM
WHY IN THE HELL HASNT ANYONE MADE THE CONNECTION TO FORREST GUMP YET?



/cmon. youre smarter than that.
 
2005-11-06 04:56:51 AM
Oddjob didn't do his job right.

 
2005-11-06 04:59:29 AM
I wonder if he found his special purpose. Over and over again.
 
2005-11-06 05:03:41 AM


/Oh, so THAT's where he was all this time!
//The sad thing is that the junkyard is right next to these idiots' house.
///I'd say something about too much inbreeding, except that Charles and Camilla are over here, and I don't want to give any offense
 
2005-11-06 05:10:48 AM
 
2005-11-06 05:16:02 AM
Forest Gump. Happy?
 
2005-11-06 05:16:54 AM
/drunk.
//so happy.
 
2005-11-06 05:24:09 AM
Why does GhostFish hate America?
 
2005-11-06 05:30:49 AM
"David, who is mentally handicapped, wandered away from his parents house along Hollywood Boulevard in Hazle Township 25 years ago."

/I never knew that Hollywood Boulevard was in Hazle Township...
//Ya learns the damn'est things on this'yer Ferk thingy h'yar, or whatever they calls it!
 
2005-11-06 06:08:55 AM
Catamount : Dead apostle already did, Forest Dump.

MeekyChuppet : I like your style, and also agree on this story breaking through the grey. sweden is rainy too.
 
2005-11-06 06:20:04 AM
Comma missing for 25 years, found in submitter's headline.
 
2005-11-06 06:55:55 AM
 
2005-11-06 06:56:48 AM
This same thing happened to my uncle. After roaming around the country for over two decades, my family was notified he was at a shelter in Florida. My grandfather then arranged for him to come back to his home in Arkansas. He actually had a large amount of money because he had been collecting disability the entire time he had been homeless and had no idea how to use a bank. He had some crazy shizophrenic induced stories that included a rat that looked like Humphrey Bogart. Sadly he didn't do too well in captivity and ended up hanging himself from the rope swing in the backyard.
 
2005-11-06 07:00:45 AM
CaesarSneezy: Why does GhostFish hate America?


Obviously some form of terrist

/misspelt intentionally
 
2005-11-06 07:03:53 AM
I wonder how old he is? They aren't too good with details, are they?
 
2005-11-06 07:05:36 AM
I work for mentally handicapped men who wander the world for 25 years at a time...
 
2005-11-06 07:09:25 AM
Did he have a DNR tag in his ear?
 
2005-11-06 07:13:22 AM
Wonder if this will be George Bush's eventual fate, too.
 
2005-11-06 07:20:13 AM


What you want, you big dummy?
 
2005-11-06 08:29:54 AM
PhysicsJunky

Dude, your not getting a penny back with that type of bad karma going on.

I was traveling in Hawaii where I found and returned somebody's wallet, sure enough two days later I left mine on a beach in a pair of shorts. Was returned the next day soaking wet but still containing $130, landed on a nearby beach. Never got the shorts back though.


Karma isn't repaid in this lifetime. Well, technically it isn't repaid at all because it's nonsense, but my point stands.
 
2005-11-06 08:48:22 AM
The point I wish had been in the article was whether the guy was back in his hometown area on purpose.

My take is that it was pure coincidence. The guy was all the way to Puerto Rico, for example. So many places he probably meandered into, and he happens back to his hometown area, and then his family member happens to find him by chance? Wow.

Like others have said, this guy seems to have had a much more interesting life than the family he wandered away from.

I traveled throughout Europe for several months once, without a strict plan. Something interesting always comes up. This guy did this for 25 years and made enough money to keep going. There's something there to be envious of, I think.
 
2005-11-06 08:55:29 AM
yeah, unless he was eating Rat and pigeon in the junkyards of Puerto Rico and New JErsey for 25 years!

Don't be too fast to think he had it good.

Oh, yeah, AND... he's retarded!!!
 
2005-11-06 09:28:26 AM
StrikitRich

I suppose you mean at some time in the future Jeb Bush is having a cup of coffee at Harrys U-Pull-It and notices a familiar guy. Jeb yells "Hey, George."

Then the guy says, "Jeb find me."

I dunno.
 
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