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2701 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Aug 2001 at 4:49 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-08-23 04:51:58 PM  
those crazy russkies.....cuttin up artillery shells.

get outta town
2001-08-23 04:52:06 PM  
erste posten!

What a quick way to go, death by shrapnel in the face.

-he who stacks pork
2001-08-23 04:52:09 PM  
Darwin Award nominee if I ever saw one.
2001-08-23 04:53:50 PM  
It was no accident.
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2001-08-23 04:55:37 PM  
Didn't they know to only work on the shells that have been inspected by Bugs Bunny and had the handwritten word "DUD" on the side of it.
2001-08-23 05:00:47 PM  
No those Bugs Bunny shells all have ACME written on the side.
2001-08-23 05:04:21 PM  
not after he hit them with a mallet and wrote "DUD" on the side with white chalk.
2001-08-23 05:14:50 PM  
I'm waiting for the first person to make the comment:

"what is a russian military base doing in Georgia? Shouldn't the US government have gotten rid of it by now? Is Tiblisi near Atlanta?"

Eat Snacky S'mores.
2001-08-23 05:17:58 PM  
Sprack, that is danged funny.

Is there a Georgian version of This Old House? "Today on Glorious Former Soviet Dvelling, ve show you to cut up the bombs vitout you kill the whole place."

Actually, this is pretty sad.
2001-08-23 05:28:01 PM  
Slacky -- that Bugs Bunny episode was the first thing I thought of when I read the story, too.
2001-08-23 05:37:59 PM  
Why do people overuse the obvious tag?
2001-08-23 09:26:39 PM  
It's not overused... I think people should understand that Bombs = Death.
2001-08-23 09:46:34 PM  
The Security Ministry official said the practice of cutting up explosives for their metal was not uncommon in Georgia.?

That is really lame.... who ever is in charge of said "explosives" needs to pay attention
2001-08-23 10:34:30 PM  
ZekeMacNeil I agree... there needs to be a tag that reads something like "Sucks to be them" or "Darwin Was Right" or "Darwin Works!"
2001-08-23 11:27:50 PM  
This is reminicient of those stories you hear about every so often about some dumb fark who used a match to see if his gas tank was empty. Keep on thinning the herd, dumb asses, it's getting crowded.
2001-08-24 12:50:58 AM  
Darwin doesn't work, I bet that idiot had scores of children before the "stupid" genes caught up to him.
2001-08-24 01:38:19 AM  
Bombs explode.

"In retrospect, lighting the match was my big mistake. But I was only trying to retrieve the gerbil,"
2001-08-24 02:46:29 AM  
You guys rock! You really, really do, love the comment fusillade!
2001-08-24 03:30:16 AM  
Stebain - Tag with "Darwin nominee" would be cool.
2001-08-24 06:38:36 AM  
This has nothing to do with being a darwin nominee. Is everyone here JUST a teenager? These people were obviously not doing this because they wanted to. It's EVEN MORE OBVIOUSLY a desperate attempt to survive (and probably help one's family survive) under very difficult circumstances.

These people have been through a WAR. Their houses, all their posessions, all local institutions, EVERYTHING, has been DESTROYED. No longer there. You can't just go to WalMart and buy groceries. You can't just go to McDonalds and get a job. There is nothing around but devastation and death. LITERALLY FINDING DEAD BODIES LYING IN THE STREET. What would you do? This happens all the time in these places. It's NOT funny.

These are the depths of depravity that human beings can reach.

Gallows humor is all and well, but try to think of what is going on. Empathy, anyone?
2001-08-24 07:36:09 AM  
Comments, even?
2001-08-24 08:55:13 AM  
hmmm, welll........ahhhh... fark it...NO..
2001-08-24 11:03:46 AM  
Hnb, you're right. That's why I said it was pretty sad. But I still left the joke in. Sigh.

Ah, the glorious triumph of the West.
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