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2009-11-17 08:34:27 AM  
This is kinda stupid, with a really boring article. Meh
 
2009-11-17 08:42:56 AM  
From TFA:

They wanted to film the stunt, put it on the internet and see how many hits it got, but in the end had no video camera

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

New Zealand: proof that rednecks aren't an American phenomena.
 
2009-11-17 08:55:01 AM  
DjangoStonereaver: From TFA:

They wanted to film the stunt, put it on the internet and see how many hits it got, but in the end had no video camera

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

New Zealand: proof that rednecks aren't an American phenomena.


I'm impressed they managed to come up with a farkin CRANE, but had no camera that could take video..

// I'd like to thank Bart Dinger for providing the photo...
 
2009-11-17 09:02:11 AM  
KyngNothing: I'm impressed they managed to come up with a farkin CRANE, but had no camera that could take video..

Not even a crappy cell phone video, how hard is this technology to come by?

I'd like to thank Bart Dinger for providing the photo...

With a name like that, he should be in porn.
 
2009-11-17 09:56:42 AM  
These guys are so full of fail on so many levels... kinda reminds me of senior management at my workplace.
 
rmz
2009-11-17 10:16:05 AM  
Boritom: These guys are so full of fail on so many levels... kinda reminds me of senior management at my workplace.

Boritom, please come see me in my office.
 
2009-11-17 10:35:21 AM  
rmz: Boritom, please come see me in my office.

Not today, please. I forgot to bring the company-issued lube.
 
2009-11-17 10:47:35 AM  
This reads like an outtake from the Red Green Show.
 
2009-11-17 11:13:44 AM  
itazurakko: This reads like an outtake from the Red Green Show.

Exactly what I was thinking.
 
2009-11-17 11:14:30 AM  
I need some trim.
 
2009-11-17 11:16:20 AM  
Not quite sure why the rider has to be on the mower...

You'd think they could just rig the mower to run on its own.
 
2009-11-17 11:19:12 AM  
Working in an ER in Sacramento in the 90's we saw 2 rocket scientists that used a lawn mower to trim a hedge. Taped the 'dead man switch' down then picked it up. Worked about as well as you would expect, when one guy started to loose his grip, a total of about 12 finger tips amputated between the two of them....
 
2009-11-17 11:19:23 AM  
And that jagoff is sitting in there why?

I'm guessing the steering wheel doesn't work too well. As for the throttle, I think tape would suffice.
 
2009-11-17 11:20:10 AM  
You know, if it hadn't been successful (and I use the term loosely), this guy would have had the FAIL tag.

Still think he should. What moron uses a lawnmower to trim a hedge? Isn't it cheaper and less time-consuming to just use shears?
 
2009-11-17 11:32:03 AM  
Anastacya: Still think he should. What moron uses a lawnmower to trim a hedge? Isn't it cheaper and less time-consuming to just use shears?

RTFA.. it was going to be a typical silly youtube video and the guy forgot his camera.

FAIL tag at least.
 
2009-11-17 11:32:05 AM  
This is one of those things that looks funny while it's successful but ends up being a Darwin situation later on.
 
2009-11-17 11:33:25 AM  
Is this what they call "manscaping"?
 
2009-11-17 11:36:01 AM  
I particularly like that nobody interviewed seems to think that this is at all crazy. They all think it's a good idea
 
2009-11-17 11:36:11 AM  
"Here. Hold my beer. Watch this."
 
2009-11-17 11:36:11 AM  
www.owensworld.com
 
2009-11-17 11:36:40 AM  
 
2009-11-17 11:39:16 AM  
Feeling rough around the edges? It feels great to trim the hedges.

Link (new window)
 
2009-11-17 11:39:55 AM  
From TFA: They wanted to film the stunt, put it on the internet and see how many hits it got, but in the end had no video camera
===========================================================

Wow. I guess stupidity doesn't stop in America eh?
 
2009-11-17 11:42:44 AM  
Here, hold my beer a minute.
 
2009-11-17 11:48:13 AM  
MooseBayou: Here, hold my beer a minute.

I'm thinking the "sky mower" probably has a beer holder.
 
2009-11-17 11:49:49 AM  
Sin_City_Superhero: What "trimmed hedges" might look like NSFW (new window)

NSFW doesn't even BEGIN to describe that... gaahhhhhhhh!
 
2009-11-17 11:53:41 AM  
They should try again when they get a camera. They should also see how many hits they get giving themselves haircuts that way.
 
2009-11-17 11:53:44 AM  
drongozone:
I need some trim.

seconded
 
2009-11-17 11:55:21 AM  
What's this Mooloo Gear they speak of and who are the Waikato people?
 
2009-11-17 11:56:27 AM  
I trim my hedge with a weedwacker, with that 'you may be a redneck if...' joke running as a soundtrack in my head.

I'm not getting a kick from seeing how far I have to go to compete at the NASCAR level of hedge trimming.
 
2009-11-17 11:56:54 AM  
That's just dumb in so many ways

Easy way right here.

i6.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-17 11:57:47 AM  
Eros: Because of death. Because all you of Earth are idiots.
Eros: [with disgust] Stronger. You see? You see? Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid!

--Relevant commentary from the greatest movie EVAH!
 
2009-11-17 12:08:20 PM  
Good idea..except for the part where you...

1. fall off the mower, and plunge to your death
2. the strap breaks, and the mower lands on top of you, turning you into chum.
3. The strap breaks, and the mower and you fall on top of on-lookers, turning them to chum.
 
2009-11-17 12:18:59 PM  
You ever see them mow the trees in Boca Raton?
amateur
 
2009-11-17 12:31:26 PM  
Would a Kiwi farker kindly give me a translation on these terms:
- Waikato
- Jandals
- Mooloo gear
 
2009-11-17 12:32:45 PM  
Fish in a Barrel: Would a Kiwi farker kindly give me a translation on these terms:
- Waikato
- Jandals
- Mooloo gear


Waikato = stapler
Jandals = perineum
Mooloo gear = condom
 
2009-11-17 12:38:56 PM  
SchlingFocker: Fish in a Barrel: Would a Kiwi farker kindly give me a translation on these terms:
- Waikato
- Jandals
- Mooloo gear

Waikato = stapler
Jandals = perineum
Mooloo gear = condom


well played...

but apparently:

Waikato Mooloo Men = rugby team
jandals = flippy-floppys
 
2009-11-17 12:50:14 PM  
Would a Kiwi farker kindly give me a translation on these terms:
- Waikato
- Jandals
- Mooloo gear


- Waikato = name of the local area, or region. Similar to 'state'.
- Jandals = Australian safety boots, consisting of a rubber sole and two rubber straps.
- Mooloo gear = Red, black and yellow clothing, local rugby football colours.

Yes, colours!
 
2009-11-17 01:04:49 PM  
This cannot possibly fail.
 
2009-11-17 01:06:30 PM  
Good thing there was no bustle in his hedgerow.
 
2009-11-17 01:12:18 PM  
I love how nobody questions that his friend has a crane and a ride lawn mower... probably just sitting in his back yard.
 
2009-11-17 01:14:10 PM  
ckellingc: I love how nobody questions that his friend has a crane and a ride lawn mower... probably just sitting in his back yard.

But yet he can't muster up a video camera.
 
2009-11-17 01:16:04 PM  
BobDeluxe: Please allow me to demonstrate:

I like the cut of your jib.
 
2009-11-17 01:34:35 PM  
Watch this y'all mate!!
 
2009-11-17 02:02:47 PM  
Life imitates legal urban legend
 
2009-11-17 02:04:01 PM  
I recently trimmed my hedge with a chainsaw. Yes, it looks horrible.

I was all chainsawey from cutting up my downed oak.

Solutes flying, lawn mowing, hedge trimmer guys!
 
2009-11-17 02:09:06 PM  
Just something about fast moving steel that makes a male humans all stoopid.
 
2009-11-17 02:21:11 PM  
I_C_Weener: BobDeluxe: Please allow me to demonstrate:

I like the cut of your jib.


My jib thanks you. My threadjack about the threadjack got deleted. Oh well....it is to be expected.....
 
2009-11-17 02:21:34 PM  
Sin_City_Superhero: What "trimmed hedges" might look like NSFW (new window)

FAPFAPFAP
 
2009-11-17 02:36:14 PM  
life must really be boring there.
 
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