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(Some Guy)   Kevlar inventor dead, wife's alibi bulletproof   (pagenine.typepad.com ) divider line
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8428 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Jan 2010 at 7:15 PM (6 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2010-01-15 04:44:53 PM  
Stupid article can't even make it through the first paragraph without contradicting the headline....

Kevlar Inventor Dies

Lester Shuban, a chemist doing research for the Justice Dept., learned of DuPont's new material Kevlar, advertised as "stronger than steel, lighter than nylon." Working with a friend at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland, he wrapped a phone book with several layers of the new fabric and shot it with a .38 caliber revolver. The bullets did not penetrate.

He obviously didn't "invent" Kevlar though he did turn it into the bullet proof vests that have saved countless lives over the years. And to that, we owe him a big Thank You.
 
2010-01-15 04:54:13 PM  
The inventor of kevlar is Stephanie Kwolek, who would be surprised to find out she's dead.
 
2010-01-15 05:13:11 PM  
So, at the funeral service, will they pass the trauma plate for an offering?

WhyteRaven74: The inventor of kevlar is Stephanie Kwolek, who would be surprised to find out she's dead.


Pshaw. Like a woman could invent anything.

/ducks, moves rapidly laterally
 
2010-01-15 05:48:41 PM  
WhyteRaven74: The inventor of kevlar is Stephanie Kwolek

Just came here to say this, and was wondering if she was a lesbian.
 
2010-01-15 06:07:56 PM  

the_be_sharps: WhyteRaven74: The inventor of kevlar is Stephanie Kwolek

Just came here to say this, and was wondering if she was a lesbian.


Well if she's dedicated her life to avoiding one kind of penetration...
 
2010-01-15 06:44:20 PM  
Cake Hunter: Well if she's dedicated her life to avoiding one kind of penetration...

ZIING!
 
2010-01-15 07:14:27 PM  
submitter: Kevlar inventor dead, wife's alibi bulletproof resistant

FTFY
 
2010-01-15 07:18:03 PM  

dahmers love zombie: So, at the funeral service, will they pass the trauma plate for an offering?

WhyteRaven74: The inventor of kevlar is Stephanie Kwolek, who would be surprised to find out she's dead.

Pshaw. Like a woman could invent anything.

/ducks, moves rapidly laterally


SERPENTINE!
 
2010-01-15 07:18:42 PM  
img44.imageshack.us
 
2010-01-15 07:19:27 PM  
get a jacket subby, you're gonna get a lot of flak
 
2010-01-15 07:21:16 PM  

Good Behavior Day: dahmers love zombie: So, at the funeral service, will they pass the trauma plate for an offering?

WhyteRaven74: The inventor of kevlar is Stephanie Kwolek, who would be surprised to find out she's dead.

Pshaw. Like a woman could invent anything.

/ducks, moves rapidly laterally

SERPENTINE!


Came here to say that.

/shakes tiny fist
 
2010-01-15 07:21:48 PM  
That sh*t saved my life more than once, so respect goes out to this guy...
 
2010-01-15 07:22:58 PM  

BesiktasBoy83: That sh*t saved my life more than once, so respect goes out to this guy...

Link (new window)">Girl (new window)
 
2010-01-15 07:22:59 PM  
i44.photobucket.com

The guy died almost two months ago. Link (new window)
 
2010-01-15 07:23:37 PM  
Link (new window)
 
2010-01-15 07:24:04 PM  
So...on to this business of whether or not bullet proof/resistant clothing should or should not be legal... I think it should only be illegal to wear it while committing a violent crime involving a deadly weapon. I would imagine hunters or people at a shooting range might enjoy wearing it.
 
#2 [TotalFark]
2010-01-15 07:25:31 PM  
"Why yes - a bulletproof vest."

- James Rodges, a murderer, on his final request before the firing squad
 
2010-01-15 07:29:28 PM  

#2: "Why yes - a bulletproof vest."

- James Rodges, a murderer, on his final request before the firing squad


They go for the face, big time fail
 
2010-01-15 07:30:32 PM  
Just cause the ho invented the fiber doesnt mean she invented its practical application anymore than a dairy farmer inventing a grilled cheese sandwich.
 
2010-01-15 07:32:01 PM  

Baggins: Stupid article can't even make it through the first paragraph without contradicting the headline....

Kevlar Inventor Dies

Lester Shuban, a chemist doing research for the Justice Dept., learned of DuPont's new material Kevlar, advertised as "stronger than steel, lighter than nylon." Working with a friend at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland, he wrapped a phone book with several layers of the new fabric and shot it with a .38 caliber revolver. The bullets did not penetrate.

He obviously didn't "invent" Kevlar though he did turn it into the bullet proof vests that have saved countless lives over the years. And to that, we owe him a big Thank You.


Yeah, and they didn't even get his name right.
/RIP Lester Shubin
 
2010-01-15 07:34:43 PM  
The whole article got summed up by the point where he starts gabbering about capitalism (somehow related?).
 
2010-01-15 07:36:05 PM  
Fark it, I invented Kevlar and the bullet-proof vest.

Now STFU. And I'm not dead.
 
2010-01-15 07:37:02 PM  
He'd be honored to know his death inspired a political rant by some guy on a website. The first two paragraphs were about the man who died, and then the author injected the rest with his opinion on god only knows what.
 
2010-01-15 07:38:11 PM  

BesiktasBoy83: #2: "Why yes - a bulletproof vest."

- James Rodges, a murderer, on his final request before the firing squad

They go for the face, big time fail


I'm thinking they go for the heart. Less of a mess for the family to see - generally the squads have more mercy than the criminal merits.

/Own a Kevlar canoe paddle. The challenge is getting it in front of the bullets.
 
2010-01-15 07:38:40 PM  
Always make sure your department buys bullet proof vests and not the cheaper bullet resistant vests. There's a bit of a difference apparently.
 
2010-01-15 07:49:23 PM  
A warning to armed citizens who may face government dynamic entry teams wrongfully breaking into their homes by mistake, "You only think you're armed if the other guy is wearing body armor."

Wow
 
2010-01-15 07:49:44 PM  
more hero than sad
 
2010-01-15 07:56:39 PM  
Did he invent sudden and extreme shifts in conversation toward pet rant subjects, too?
 
2010-01-15 07:59:27 PM  
Did anyone else find the rant about capitalism odd for a product developed by a government scientist, at a government lab, ussing government fundind?

//or was that just me?
 
2010-01-15 08:01:05 PM  
RIP KEVin and Perry go LARge

www.zajefajna.com
 
2010-01-15 08:01:18 PM  
damnit - using and funding
 
2010-01-15 08:01:43 PM  

dahmers love zombie: So, at the funeral service, will they pass the trauma plate for an offering?

WhyteRaven74: The inventor of kevlar is Stephanie Kwolek, who would be surprised to find out she's dead.

Pshaw. Like a woman could invent anything.

/ducks, moves rapidly laterally


That's "Hedley".

/RC ftw
 
2010-01-15 08:05:26 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: He'd be honored to know his death inspired a political rant by some guy on a website. The first two paragraphs were about the man who died, and then the author injected the rest with his opinion on god only knows what.


Just wondering if you know the difference between a political rant and a rant about an economic system? My guess would be...ummm....NO!!!!
 
2010-01-15 08:09:53 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: He'd be honored to know his death inspired a political rant by some guy on a website. The first two paragraphs were about the man who died, and then the author injected the rest with his opinion on god only knows what.


Looks like the author is just taking a page out of Robertson & Limbaugh's book. Any event, no matter how tragic (or irrelevant) can be spun for partisan political purposes.
 
2010-01-15 08:14:52 PM  
Way to submit a link 99% unrelated to the headline axe-to-grindmitter.


KyngNothing: Did anyone else find the rant about capitalism odd for a product developed by a government scientist, at a government lab, using government funding?


ZING!! Nicely played.
 
2010-01-15 08:31:11 PM  
Thank you Mr. Shuban. You saved my husbands life almost 2 years ago. My hats off to you.
 
2010-01-15 08:31:14 PM  
PEW PEW PEW
 
2010-01-15 08:35:57 PM  

gorgor: PEW PEW PEW


i don't think it was fatal
 
2010-01-15 08:39:01 PM  
GungFu Fark it, I invented Kevlar and the bullet-proof vest.

Now STFU. And I'm not dead.


I know how you feel. I invented mayonnaise. And I'm not dead.
 
2010-01-15 08:44:19 PM  

BesiktasBoy83: #2: "Why yes - a bulletproof vest."

- James Rodges, a murderer, on his final request before the firing squad

They go for the face, big time fail


All five shots that killed Gary Gilmore were to the chest. Traditionally, four are live rounds, while one is supposed to be a blank, but for some reason, the prison gave live rounds to all five shooters.
 
2010-01-15 08:44:24 PM  

Scrophulous Barking Duck: GungFu Fark it, I invented Kevlar and the bullet-proof vest.

Now STFU. And I'm not dead.

I know how you feel. I invented mayonnaise. And I'm not dead.


Well I invented inventing things, so nyeah!

I am feeling a bit under the weather, though.
 
2010-01-15 08:45:51 PM  

GungFu: Fark it, I invented Kevlar and the bullet-proof vest.

Now STFU. And I'm not dead.


get in the cart!
 
2010-01-15 08:45:52 PM  
loonatic112358: gorgor: PEW PEW PEW

i don't think it was fatal


Stinky however.
 
2010-01-15 09:01:12 PM  
fusillade762 Well I invented inventing things, so nyeah!

I am feeling a bit under the weather, though.

At least I've got my health.
 
2010-01-15 09:07:20 PM  

gorgor: PEW PEW PEW


img16.imageshack.us
 
2010-01-15 09:13:00 PM  

gorgor: loonatic112358: gorgor: PEW PEW PEW

i don't think it was fatal

Stinky however.


now where am i going to get 50 gallons of tomato juice at this hour?
 
2010-01-15 09:19:41 PM  

Scrophulous Barking Duck: GungFu Fark it, I invented Kevlar and the bullet-proof vest.

Now STFU. And I'm not dead.

I know how you feel. I invented mayonnaise. And I'm not dead.


I "invent" mayonnaise every night...
 
2010-01-15 09:23:42 PM  
farm4.static.flickr.com

Here is my tribute to him. Guy made fire spinning much easier.

/kevlar wicks...
 
2010-01-15 09:26:19 PM  

Baggins: Stupid article can't even make it through the first paragraph without contradicting the headline....


Just try the rest, too.

This, by the way, and contrary to government schemes, is the most classic American method of job creation -- invent something that doesn't exist that everyone wants, and sell zillions. It's an olden method known as profit-driven capitalism. Capitalism has moved more people out of poverty than any other system known to man.

Just remember folks, the government doesn't make jobs, for example look at this guy who invented bullet proof vests. He boot strappily got a $5 million government grant to get started, and went on to make millions off federal and local government contracts.
 
2010-01-15 09:28:44 PM  
To the author: you're a f*cking retard. However sh*tty the "lamestream" media may be, they are but 1/1000th as sh*tty as you.
 
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