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(WCPO)   Not news: 83-year-old man driving tractor down road. News: Flips over and pins him down. Fark: Digs his way out with pocket knife   (wcpo.com) divider line 73
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2007-09-13 04:27:59 AM
John Cockerham
 
2007-09-13 04:41:24 AM
I bet he only had his belt onion to eat too
 
Cog
2007-09-13 04:57:45 AM
So god gave him the strength to dig his way out? Where was the invisible sky wizard when this guy was wrecking his tractor?
 
2007-09-13 05:05:40 AM
Cog: Where was the invisible sky wizard when this guy was wrecking his tractor?

protecting the farmers market
 
2007-09-13 06:22:32 AM
"Cockerham has eight children, 21 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren - plus one great-great grandchild."

That's no noodly appendage.
 
2007-09-13 06:24:15 AM
MacGyver would be proud
 
2007-09-13 06:25:58 AM
The Proletariats!
 
2007-09-13 06:28:33 AM
Well, he HAD to get the hell off that lawn!
 
2007-09-13 06:31:04 AM
Meh. He missed the farmer's market.
 
2007-09-13 06:32:45 AM
Cog: So god gave him the strength to dig his way out? Where was the invisible sky wizard when this guy was wrecking his tractor?

"When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all."

~ God, to Bender in "Godfellas" (Futurama 3ACV20)
 
2007-09-13 06:36:21 AM
He dug up the road? That's hardcore.
 
2007-09-13 06:37:40 AM
i143.photobucket.com

Approves
 
2007-09-13 06:49:07 AM
That's old school and hardcore. That's oldcore.
 
2007-09-13 06:58:25 AM
Damn, but those little old farmers are indestructible! Well-done, sir!
 
2007-09-13 07:10:33 AM
That's not a knife

images.contactmusic.com
 
2007-09-13 07:13:58 AM
mdog: That's not a knife

Thats a knife
img.dailymail.co.uk
 
2007-09-13 07:16:14 AM
Wuss. A *real* man would have clawed his way out with his fingernails.
 
2007-09-13 07:16:22 AM
cool, pocket knife thread!
 
2007-09-13 07:22:10 AM
Cue picture of homer pinned under tractor in 3....2....1....
 
2007-09-13 07:24:25 AM
Not a knife but still effective against Aussies.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2007-09-13 07:24:42 AM
That is all there is to say.

I hope you can dig your ass out of your cul de saq and find water after the spring has been paved over.
 
2007-09-13 07:24:46 AM
He sure beat the odds. They taught us in tractor safety class that in 90% of tractor rollovers, where the machine does not have a ROPD, results in death to the operator.
 
2007-09-13 07:26:08 AM
Pick: He sure beat the odds. They taught us in tractor safety class that in 90% of tractor rollovers, where the machine does not have a ROPD, results in death to the operator.


In other news...there is a tractor class.
 
2007-09-13 07:32:58 AM
StillGetCarded: Pick: He sure beat the odds. They taught us in tractor safety class that in 90% of tractor rollovers, where the machine does not have a ROPD, results in death to the operator.


In other news...there is a tractor class.


Tractor class?? I just thought you rolled or jumped free of the machinery.
 
2007-09-13 07:35:38 AM
THATS THE TRACTOR STORY!!!
 
2007-09-13 07:38:00 AM
OriginalReaper: "Cockerham has eight children, 21 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren - plus one great-great grandchild."

That's no noodly appendage.


Yah know, outside of West Virgina, it's more than likely he didn't sire them all.
 
2007-09-13 07:45:20 AM
This version has video. The story about raccoons is priceless:

Here (pops)
 
2007-09-13 07:46:32 AM
A tractør bit my sister once.
 
2007-09-13 07:49:25 AM
How do you flip a tractor?
I can see maybe rolling a tractor.. But flipping one?? holy cow!

/DRTFA..
 
2007-09-13 07:54:28 AM
Leathermen FTW?
 
2007-09-13 07:54:42 AM
Cog: So god gave him the strength to dig his way out? Where was the invisible sky wizard when this guy was wrecking his tractor?

Sometimes he calms the storm, other times he calms his child..


/Not mine...
//Just seemed appropriate..
 
2007-09-13 07:56:09 AM
Back in my day, when we wanted something done we would wait around for someone to do it for us!
 
2007-09-13 08:03:37 AM
Where's Lassie when you need her to fetch help?!
 
2007-09-13 08:03:53 AM
Something tells me he won't be needing one of those a Life Alert thingie for Christmas this year...

Hooray for this tough old gizzard!



/helped my neighbor disc their field when I lived in the country many moons ago
//I miss that life *heavy sigh*
 
2007-09-13 08:04:36 AM
Pick: He sure beat the odds. They taught us in tractor safety class that in 90% of tractor rollovers, where the machine does not have a ROPD, results in death to the operator.

Tractor safety class??? TRACTOR SAFETY CLASS?

God, I wasted my time in social sciences! I should have done agricultural studies!

What do they teach you?

Lesson one: "Wear one of them trucker hats - it's ok, they're back in fashion now! - to keep y'all from getting sunburned."
Lesson two: "Never pull over on the side of the road. Stick to your guns and stay in traffic! You're a motor vehicle, that's right!"
Lesson three: "Try to avoid getting the tractor to run y'all over"
Lesson four: "Avoid that there farmer's market, or at least park well clear. You never know when you're gonna get hit with Market Rage."

What's on the exam, an essay on choice and selection of coverall styles?
 
2007-09-13 08:05:14 AM
He sure beat the odds. They taught us in tractor safety class that in 90% of tractor rollovers, where the machine does not have a ROPD, results in death to the operator.

They also probably taught you not to tie a fixed object to the rear of the tractor (above the center of gravity i'm thinking) and pop the clutch.

It is EXTREMELY difficult to let the front end down from that without shearing suspension/steering linkage. Unless of course you have the reaction time of a 3 toed sloth, and just wait until it rolls over backwards.
 
2007-09-13 08:05:20 AM
StillGetCarded: Not a knife but still effective against Aussies.

Talking of Aussies and farm equipment ... Bitey Castle (700kb flash movie)
 
2007-09-13 08:07:21 AM
I watched the video link someone posted. Never ceases to amaze me how ignorant the news media is. The original link had it he was moving a post & flipped. Listening to the farmer he was digging up a tree stump. Stump = Post. grrrrrrrrrrr - growling at incompetent reporters that have no ability to listen.
 
2007-09-13 08:11:10 AM
bobbette: TRACTOR SAFETY CLASS? ... What do they teach you?

Learn something about "power take-off", mmkay? Do not start with an unfiltered GIS though.
 
2007-09-13 08:17:17 AM
wow...what a waste of a headline...

a lame cliche instead of a tomacco joke.
 
2007-09-13 08:19:16 AM
saomai: grrrrrrrrrrr - growling at incompetent reporters that have no ability to listen.

We nukes know exactly how you feel. Please keep that in mind next time you read a scary-sounding "news" story aboutnooclear power or nuclear waste.
 
2007-09-13 08:23:17 AM
Any trip down Keister Road is treacherous.

Especially if you're navigating by Cockerham.
 
2007-09-13 08:23:21 AM
The image on the rear of his under shorts, Yes I believe it Jesus Christ. Amazing!
 
2007-09-13 08:23:30 AM
A farmer outstanding in his field.
 
2007-09-13 08:29:25 AM
i'd be impressed if he had eaten his way out
 
2007-09-13 08:33:15 AM
but what was the name of the woman that caused the wreck in the first place? everyone knows that behind every wreck, there's a female driver.

/and was she hot?
//inquiring minds want to know
 
2007-09-13 08:33:35 AM
zzrhardy: OriginalReaper: "Cockerham has eight children, 21 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren - plus one great-great grandchild."

That's no noodly appendage.

Yah know, outside of West Virgina, it's more than likely he didn't sire them all.




What is it with all the cracks about West Virginia? Ok, yeah, so we take life a little easier than some and our economy still relies heavily on both coal and agriculture. That doesn't mean that we are a bunch of uneducated bumpkins that don't know better than to use birth control. Yes, we are proud of our heritage and how our state has built itself, and a large percentage of us either grew up on or near a farm. There is also a big percentage of us who have taken the opportunity to go to college and get an education in order to try to better our place in life. West Virginia is a beautiful place to live and grow up, even though the job market is crap, but we're working on it.


/Born in WV. Goes to WVU.
// Game Day!
/// Let's Goooooo Mountaineers!
 
2007-09-13 08:48:38 AM
i73.photobucket.com

/Approves
 
2007-09-13 08:57:56 AM
I was so confused. I didn't know if I wanted to make a "farmer's market" joke or a "told you I was hard core" joke. But I see I was firmly beaten to both jokes, rendering the whole dilemma moot. Thanks Fark.
 
2007-09-13 09:10:08 AM
MooseUpNorth: I was so confused. I didn't know if I wanted to make a "farmer's market" joke or a "told you I was hard core" joke. But I see I was firmly beaten to both jokes, rendering the whole dilemma moot. Thanks Fark.

Now get off my lawn!
 
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