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(Long Beach Press Telegram)   California man finds "metal pineapples," picks them up, realizes they are grenades. Hilarity ensues   ( divider line
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2003-04-11 06:15:54 PM  
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2003-04-11 07:24:38 PM  
Player(3) ate nihil8r's pineapple

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2003-04-11 07:34:10 PM  
"The arson/explosives investigator determined that they were Japanese grenades, but they were inert."

Gotta watch out for the ert ones.
2003-04-11 11:21:59 PM  
metal pineapple. hmmm. can we say 'had the munchies?'
2003-04-12 01:19:34 AM  
I wonder how painless a double-grenade suicide would be....

2003-04-12 01:20:17 AM  
Laughs aside, that's gotta be truly terrifying. I would have been "Oh....crap!!!" Of course, I listened back when my mom told me not to pick things up off the ground :-P Especially food!
2003-04-12 01:20:23 AM  
I'll bet that idiot dropped a brown pineapple in his BVDs while he was standing there waiting for the bomb squad.
2003-04-12 01:20:39 AM  
for some reason the headline brought this image to mind:

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2003-04-12 01:20:50 AM  
Good thing there is a Dumbass tag here
2003-04-12 01:21:20 AM  
I've been out of town for 3 weeks. Is anything going on?
2003-04-12 01:21:57 AM  
Wow! and I thought some of the people I know are dumb.
2003-04-12 01:23:52 AM  
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Japanese "Knee" Mortar.

P.S. You don't put the baseplate on your leg.
2003-04-12 01:29:42 AM  
Hmmm.....guy picked them up, but was afraid to set them back down? WTF, didn't he ever watch any war movies? If they are pinned he's fine.

Probably was some granola crunching, anti-war peace loving pansie.
2003-04-12 01:32:23 AM  
Hoo Haa!
2003-04-12 01:34:22 AM  
Nihil8r: OMG QUAKE!!!!! ahhh memories...
2003-04-12 01:35:35 AM  
First page of GIS for "Metal Pineapple":
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Maybe these should be used as Darwin Devices...
2003-04-12 01:36:15 AM  
At least they weren't smoke grenades. We would all been lagging.
2003-04-12 01:37:59 AM  
Japanese grenades look funny people, I'm not surprised he picked it up not understanding it was grenades. It's not everyday you see them. However they do have a pin, and the guy shouldn't have been worried, its not that hard to figure them out.

They look like American grenades except that the flak jacket around the grendade isn't ovalish like the Americans, it instead is a cylinder like the inside of an American grenade... not that I own any or anything.
2003-04-12 01:38:16 AM  
M.C.PeePants: What the crap? I'm assuming precision wasn't that important...
2003-04-12 01:38:39 AM  
Reminds me of the NY cop that shot a dude because he thought he had a grenade...the guy was eating a pear.

2003-04-12 01:38:47 AM  
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2003-04-12 01:39:37 AM  
Japanese grenades?
2003-04-12 01:39:42 AM  
Hey Marge! Do I look like the Fark squirrel?
2003-04-12 01:45:45 AM  
What the crap? I'm assuming precision wasn't that important...

Not only that, but how'd you like to hold onto that barrel after a few shots! The thing was actually rifled, if you can believe it.
2003-04-12 01:50:03 AM  
hope that worked
2003-04-12 01:51:57 AM  
Ah the old death pineapple disguised as a metal pineapple trick. Clever, very clever indeed.
2003-04-12 01:55:53 AM  
Only in Kalifornia would a man be afraid to put a grenade on the ground and walk away.

2003-04-12 01:59:17 AM  
Oh, for the days when grenades had big friendly chunks of metals instead of today's hot wire fragments.
2003-04-12 02:01:56 AM  
Screw standing there waiting for the bomb squad, I would have thrown those things as far away from myself as I possibly could, and ran in the other direction the instant they left my hands.
2003-04-12 02:05:35 AM  
Japanese grenades are cheap and reliable but they sound like a blender when you throw them.
2003-04-12 02:12:47 AM  
[image from too old to be available] GIS for Japanese Grenade... they do look like metal pineapples.
2003-04-12 02:14:13 AM  
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Japanese grenades?

The Japanese have no grenades! We marched one soldier into their country at the end of World War II, the war that never happened, and they surrendered! They are all farmers, with no weapons!

Surrendered like Frenchies, they did!
2003-04-12 02:27:04 AM  
i'm drizzunk and i think pineapples are tasty.
2003-04-12 02:33:59 AM  
Who's getting their news off the Long Beach Press-Telegram website? The paper itslef is almost unreadable...right up there with "The View From the Hill." (Any other Long Beach, Signal Hill locals?) Either way, stories with pineapples are always funny...
2003-04-12 02:39:59 AM  
The following weekend, the bomb disposal team was called (again) to rescue Mr. Dipshiat (again) after he picked up some "eggs" at an Easter Egg hunt.
2003-04-12 02:42:56 AM  
Damn pic was trashed. Trying again.

The following weekend, the bomb disposal team was called (again) to rescue Mr. Dipshiat (again) after he picked up some "eggs" at an Easter Egg hunt.

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2003-04-12 02:44:00 AM  
Just to make it up to you all for the munged up entry, here's a couple of grenades I'm sure we ALL want to get a firm grip on.

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2003-04-12 02:52:35 AM  
M.C.PeePants: My dad was in the Army during the post-WW2 situation. Posted in Korea during the "conflict." He set multiple record marks for precision of idle and wind-driven mortar rounds. Within .001% of presumed contact point in repeated situations. I hear about it every holiday, ;)

Regardless of a fairly cynical nature, I'm proud. I got a good dose of his math skills and my Mom's English-teaching background. I'm going to basic this summer, and hope to at least do something worthwhile when I'm in, other than explaining eloquently why I farked up... :p
2003-04-12 02:57:29 AM  
How does one goa about getting the police/bomb squa to come when you have a grenade in each hand. It's not like you can dial a phone. And i doubt that running around telling people that you have grenades in your hands flashing them around is a good idea either. If that happened to me, I'd be twice as screwed.

White man with grenades = possible danger to others.

Brown man with grenades = kill 'im, he's one of them terrorists.

(Not playing the race card, just making light of a bad situation).
2003-04-12 03:10:15 AM  
Punkr10426: If you toss one with advance warning, you're sure to get some necessary attention...

Re: Your "tan"...I have friends that wonder the same thing, if they'll be targeted for their genetic history. Times are changing, but not in a Bob Dylan sort of way. I seriously wish the best for you and your future.
2003-04-12 03:26:37 AM  
Malinois: Holy Crap! Your dad must have a built-in fire control computer. I fired a 50mm mortar a couple of times, and hell if I knew where those bastards were gonna land.

See, you'll go off and serve for a while, then your kids will get to hear every holiday about how you could pick off mosqitoes at 300 yards with your M-16 or some such thing. :) Good luck!
2003-04-12 03:39:24 AM  
SEE!!!??? They had them stashed away in California, ready to use against us. We were RIGHT to inter them!
2003-04-12 03:47:00 AM  
then your kids will get to hear every holiday about how you could pick off mosqitoes at 300 yards with your M-16 or some such thing.

Heh, not sure about that, but I always had "Western"

"You see that bird over there? I betcha...

I betcha I can hit right underneath where it's standing."

Sorry, I still hate killing to kill.

Yeah, he's good, can still listen to an engine and tell what the rise on the cam is. Sorta spooky the way his mind works at times....but cool at the same time. :)
2003-04-12 03:54:54 AM  
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"we must disarm them"
2003-04-12 04:51:17 AM  
Good thing he didn't try to make a Hawaiian Pizza
2003-04-12 05:47:39 AM  
Japenese gredates look very odd. As compared to the American one's we're familiar with. Here's a nice photo of a few different types:
2003-04-12 05:49:04 AM  
err grenades
2003-04-12 05:56:41 AM  
I drank an o'dools looked like a real beer, but after a 12 pack i didnt find myself laying in a pool of my own vomit, and a cheeta skin that calls itself panties in my hand . .. oh wait were talking baout the metal pineapples...right
2003-04-12 06:05:20 AM  
Based on the picture from Hobbitgh0d42, The Japanese grenades don't appear to have spoons. Still I have thrown enough to feel comfortable with handling them (Honestly, I probably would have kept them and used them later in life to "shock and awe" my annoying neighbors.) The only reason I feel comfortable with laughing at this guy is because I have tossed live grenades. This guy wasn't really stupid, just not trained and prolly doing the smart thing.

/Thinks back to all the soldiers in basic that were flagged as not reliable enough to handle live grenades.

P.S. Malinoise Good luck in the military- What branch are you going into?

P.P.S Punkr10426 I feel ya- I'm in the same boat here.
2003-04-12 07:32:37 AM  
In other news, Cambodians celebrate the "Year of the Goat"
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