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2001-10-22 10:21:07 AM  
Too bad it was only an attempt.
 
2001-10-22 10:22:32 AM  
Practice makes perfect
 
2001-10-22 10:27:37 AM  

That will teach those kids to be noisy.


Why don't old people move instead of biatch about kids. Move far away to a gated crypt to await thier lonely death.

 
2001-10-22 10:30:17 AM  
Oh Dr. Kevorkian...
 
2001-10-22 10:41:18 AM  
Kind of a cruddy photograph:

http://www.napa.ufl.edu/2001news/glowingbikeph.htm
 
2001-10-22 10:49:47 AM  
What wimps. They should at least have bought guns and taken the kids out with them. Pathetic.
 
2001-10-22 11:14:31 AM  
That's the problem, in the UK you can't just buy guns and take a few pot-shots at the unruly young ones. That sort of thinking has worked since traditionally Britain is the most apologetic society in the world. If a new generation is truly brash and bold, the oldies won't know what to do with them. Here in the US we know that you fill the shotgun with rock salt and spray their ass and it teaches them a good lesson.
 
2001-10-22 11:15:20 AM  
They could move. I think they just wanted people to feel sorry for them for no good reason... otherwise they wouldn't have contacted the media. I hope those neighborhood kids throw a big, noisy "welcome back" party for them.
 
2001-10-22 11:17:45 AM  
Skip the guns then. Poisoned candy.
 
2001-10-22 11:23:02 AM  
They're terrorists. Carpet-bomb Britain.
 
2001-10-22 11:44:40 AM  
Shoot when my neighbors have the TV up a little too loud (I live in an apartment), I just break out the Walkman or turn on MY TV to drown it out. Or I just learn to live with it since I have nothing against them personally.

Anyone have a "Whiny" tag? :)
 
2001-10-22 01:16:14 PM  
Wow, old people culling themselves. This is great! Let's hope this trend continues.
 
2001-10-22 01:23:37 PM  
"The couple were found to have taken overdoses of tablets. "
heheh so the ones moses left behind were uh..nevermind.
 
2001-10-22 01:28:35 PM  
It's sad when older people feel so powerless that they are driven to extremes. There are obviously some underlying emotional distresses with these two. Their alleged excuse for trying to kill themselves was a bit over the top, but the attempt was real and nearly tragic. None of you has grandparents, I suppose?
 
2001-10-22 01:42:00 PM  
"The cause of death of my wife and myself has been the anti-social behaviour of our neighbours' children and their friends, the total lack of consideration of their parents as to the distress they have caused."

Thats one way to get away from it all.

GUYS I wanna be just like you... YOU ANTI-SOCAL PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE F*CKS!
 
2001-10-22 02:34:42 PM  
This reminds me of a show i saw on TLC about inventions we love to hate. One was the loud leaf blower. Some old guy couldn't stand the loud noise so he came out of his house and ripped a leaf blower out of a guys hands and started to stomp it in a mad frenzy. The show sounded like it was backing up the nut by doing the right thing (smashing it). Friggin' loon.
 
2001-10-22 02:41:19 PM  
Yea,they should have not given up so easily..they could of wired up an electrical fence around their house and fried the noisy little bastards when they came near.
 
2001-10-22 02:49:21 PM  
Article didn't say, but I'm guessing that these two never had kids themselves. Those who don't tend to have shorter fuses for, as W.C. Fields put it, "the little scalawags!!"
 
2001-10-22 05:15:41 PM  
Well no offense but, old people are no good at everything.
 
2001-10-22 06:07:48 PM  
These people are old; they can't just wait a few years until nature eats them alive?
 
2001-10-22 07:25:13 PM  
Heh... Just had an image of two pissed old people trying to do things in their house but getting frustrated 'cause the kids are jumping rope or something benign...

Next shot is a picture of the oldies tryin' to bash each others brains out with frying pans, after downin' a bottle of pills.
 
2001-10-22 08:55:06 PM  
Children are nasty little things when they run in packs...

One or two on their own are fine if they act like humans. When they get into groups without adult supervsion though, normal kids turn into monsters.

Instead of culling the kid-less, culling the munchkins, or putting up electric finces, how about zoning neighborhoods "for kids" or "not for kids"? That way the non-breeders are happy, and the kids can run wild in their own neighborhoods without disturbing anyone.

Then again, I also firmly believe that people should be required to take parenting classes and get a Breeding License before they're allowed to reproduce... but for some reason that idea has never caught on.... go figure.
 
2001-10-22 10:38:06 PM  
Umlaut:Both of mine are dead,so I'm free to diss on the oldies!Haha!License to be an asshole!
 
2001-10-22 11:45:10 PM  
kthulu,

You, sir, are a boor!

Simpsons' quotes strike again.
 
2001-10-23 12:43:54 AM  
The only one like that that I remember is:

Lisa (to Homer): You, Sir, are a BABOON!!!"
 
2001-10-23 02:53:22 AM  
Tsk.
Ew, I feel so average.
 
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