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(Mainichi Daily News)   Man learns the hard way that collecting "dud" shells is a bad hobby choice when a number of his cherished possessions explode, killing him   ( divider line
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2003-05-07 11:49:42 AM  
Two articles about people blowing themselves up today? Wow, social darwinism really works!
2003-05-07 12:30:46 PM  
What what?
2003-05-07 12:31:56 PM  
Cue Nelson!
2003-05-07 12:32:56 PM  
Wow, good thing this didn't happen in America. His family would be sueing the government for not stopping him from doing something that stupid.
2003-05-07 12:33:23 PM  
Police are trying to determine what caused the fatal explosion.

Perhaps it was one of the 212 unexploded shells? Maybe?
2003-05-07 12:33:45 PM  
That's why I collect old sticks of dynamite. Those shells are not safe.
2003-05-07 12:35:22 PM  
Yea nothing beats collecting UXBs..

farking dumbass
2003-05-07 12:35:55 PM  
He gathered all those shells from a military base. I guess security isn't a huge concern to the military in Japan.
2003-05-07 12:36:24 PM  
Yeah, doesn't this deserve a "dumbass" tag?
2003-05-07 12:36:28 PM  
I can count on my 2 fingers how many times that has happenned.........
2003-05-07 12:38:01 PM  
2003-05-07 12:38:56 PM  
Silly man. I always drill a hole and dump out the powder.
2003-05-07 12:39:50 PM  
Reason #31,415,926,535 to collect hockey cards:
They don't explode.
2003-05-07 12:40:59 PM  
Am I only only one confused by headline is written?
2003-05-07 12:41:24 PM  
Well, that's why you drill out all of the powder.... Duh.
2003-05-07 12:41:26 PM  
Drilling a hole in even a dud shell seems a bit dangerous.
2003-05-07 12:42:04 PM  
Hmmmm his business must've been booming.
2003-05-07 12:42:41 PM  
Yea, drill out the powder, and if that doesn't work, whack it with a hammer until you think it's been rendered inert.
2003-05-07 12:43:43 PM  
Threadjack in progress...

The girl in the fark personals to the left today says she wants to meet someone who lives within ten miles of her. Hasn't she probably met most of the people who live within ten goddamned miles of her? I know she lives in Pittsburgh and all, but seriously...dont most of the people within ten miles of her know she's a little...heavy? I mean you can probably see her ten miles away!

okay...maybe that was a little mean.

/end threadjack
2003-05-07 12:44:36 PM  
These old shells stick around for awhile. Its crazy, they are still finding old shells from World War I in the fields of France and Belgium. People collect 'em and sell 'em on eBay, but every once in awhile, someone blows themselves up. Nutty, nutty I tell ya'!
2003-05-07 12:45:15 PM  
File this story under, "Shock and aw...shiat !" BOOM !
2003-05-07 12:45:53 PM  
But EaglesBabyEagles she's a THESPIAN, damn man, how big of a turn on is that? To be able to get her and possibly some other Farkette together for....(looks at dictionary)...oh, damn.
2003-05-07 12:45:57 PM  
I'd give my right arm to have a hobby like that
2003-05-07 12:46:37 PM  
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I'd hit it.
2003-05-07 12:46:40 PM  
It seems that the dud was a dud.
2003-05-07 12:46:46 PM  
sounds like he has a lot in common with the 20 or so Iraqi people a day getting blown up by U.S.A. bomblets..
2003-05-07 12:47:26 PM  
Darwin Award?

Did he reproduce? If so I'd give him honorable mention.
2003-05-07 12:47:56 PM  
Dattaway wins. awesome.
2003-05-07 12:48:57 PM  
The headline writer apparently doesn't know what the definition of the word is is.
2003-05-07 12:49:53 PM  
This is the best worst headline today.
2003-05-07 12:50:34 PM  
"I'll keep a bomb, and name it George, and hug it and squeeze it and tap it and..."
2003-05-07 12:51:33 PM  
Check out the cyclist knives disabled woman....the description of the bike says it all.
2003-05-07 12:52:25 PM  
Whats up with the FARK Personals pictures? These chicks just keep getting creepier and creepier. The new one has a smirk that looks like she just ordered her love-slave to cut off his head in a meat saw.
2003-05-07 12:53:07 PM  
I probably read more stories from this website than any other. I had no idea the Japanese were so nutty.
2003-05-07 12:56:14 PM  
"He died of massive organ failure"
Should've played the piano instead......
2003-05-07 12:56:59 PM  
Smegma: Yeah, but its effect is mitigated by the SbB picture with those girls and their hand on the other chick's arse. Too bad that skanl in the dress is one of them though. If it was Maggie I'd be killing some kittens.
2003-05-07 12:57:47 PM  
I was thinking that she looked like there wasn't a thought going through her pretty little head.

Either that or she just smelled a wicked fart.
2003-05-07 12:58:40 PM  
Maggie = Old and busty
2003-05-07 01:00:55 PM  
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Pippi Longstocking da bomb?
2003-05-07 01:05:08 PM  
hmm...i further inspected her are actually right NICU8697

i am: woman
seeking: woman

hot thespian action!
2003-05-07 01:05:52 PM  

"Now in a limited quantities, get our newest and latest RealDoll ! Now with pullstring voicebox action !"
(Sample of one of her phrases) "Passion is sexy; passionate debate is sexier !"

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2003-05-07 01:05:53 PM  
Is this ironic or just stupid?

Some guy here threw a live grenade at a halloween party a few years ago thinking it was a fake. Guess it was part of his costume.
2003-05-07 01:06:09 PM  
05-07-03 12:56:59 PM Kpar90

Too bad that skanl in the dress

I always thought she was hot.
2003-05-07 01:08:07 PM  

Judging by her skin tone I'd say it would be hot ghoul on ghoul action.
2003-05-07 01:08:26 PM  
I'd hit the new personal girl. she looks cute.
2003-05-07 01:10:35 PM  
Why do police insist on investigated the obvious? There was an explosion because he had shells filled with powder...the guy carrying his sister-in-law's head obviously killed her. Save a few tax dollars, don't waste time.
2003-05-07 01:10:37 PM  
Did you notice how the article kept mentioning he was living in a "hut"???

Is this guy Japan's answer to the redneck??

picture: Cletus the slack jawed yokel and Long Duck Dong had a baby...
2003-05-07 01:11:11 PM  
Now playing "Dorothy" in the Wizard of Oz...
2003-05-07 01:12:45 PM  

sounds like he has a lot in common with the 20 or so Iraqi people a day getting blown up by U.S.A. bomblets..

Thank you for that enlightening piece of "information" Tarvuz, or should I say Mohammed Saheed al-Sahaf...
2003-05-07 01:13:14 PM  
The only question the family has is what are they going to do with his tank full of piranha and his medical waste collection.
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