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(KTBS Shreveport)   Fireworks explode while man attempts to light homemade cannon. "It's no big deal" he said offhandedly   (ktbs.com) divider line 38
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2012-07-05 09:37:48 AM  
Dumb.shiat.
 
2012-07-05 09:59:24 AM  
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2012-07-05 09:59:25 AM  
They can do shapes now. I saw one in the shape of a cowboy hat.
 
2012-07-05 09:59:35 AM  
www.explosm.net
 
2012-07-05 09:59:54 AM  
the Tom Swiftie is underused on FARK
 
2012-07-05 10:00:47 AM  
Once worked a tech support shift on July 4th. At a hospital. Got a call that a printer broke down*. . . in the Trauma/Burn Center.

Incidentally, there was no smell of burning flesh. The intense cocktail of various chemicals was enough to knock you over, though.

*Unusually, it wasn't "PC LOAD LETTER".
 
2012-07-05 10:00:47 AM  
This could be Headline of the Week, he said winningly.
 
2012-07-05 10:01:29 AM  
The annual "what happened after someone held onto his beer" threads. A holiday tradition.
 
2012-07-05 10:05:38 AM  
Ludlow Kissel unavailable for comment.
 
2012-07-05 10:07:04 AM  
Facepal... Oops.
 
2012-07-05 10:07:59 AM  

ko_kyi: the Tom Swiftie is underused on FARK


THIS xeleventy.

/"I'm going to throw this telephone at you," Russell crowed.
//"No one could have forseen that the levees would fail," George gushed.
 
2012-07-05 10:10:43 AM  
gopher321: Dumb.shiat. Southerner.


FTFY.

Lives in the South.
 
2012-07-05 10:24:49 AM  
www.explosm.net
 
2012-07-05 10:29:29 AM  

ko_kyi: the Tom Swiftie is underused on FARK


Came to post that very thing
 
2012-07-05 10:31:46 AM  
18 inch mortar tube? Was he trying to shell Missouri?

Insert pics of angry Abe Simpson and his 49 star U S American flag.
 
2012-07-05 10:36:37 AM  
www.civilwarartillery.com

A 13 inch mortar as operated by the 135th Illinois Volunteer "Deaf as a Mule" Battalion.*

*Voted best dressed and best bearded twice in one war (Civil - American 1862 and 1863). Too bad they never heard the good news.
 
2012-07-05 10:44:09 AM  
Well played sub
 
2012-07-05 10:46:34 AM  
Yeah, no big deal.
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2012-07-05 10:51:56 AM  
18 inch in projectile size diameter or just an 18 inch long tube?
 
2012-07-05 11:10:17 AM  
If you've ever seen a real cannon you will note that the walls of the barrel are like several inches thick. If you try making a cannon out of some like 1/8" walled pipe it will end just like this guy
 
2012-07-05 11:15:47 AM  
I'll bet money he had a Marlboro (or the generic equivalent) lodged in his mouth while he was loading the tube.
 
2012-07-05 11:21:24 AM  

Oldiron_79: If you've ever seen a real cannon you will note that the walls of the barrel are like several inches thick.


When in doubt, just look down the barrel. This technique can also be used to diagnose misfires.
 
2012-07-05 11:22:15 AM  
It's a good thing they're contacting the ATF. A fine and jail time will teach this guy a lesson he'll never forget.
 
2012-07-05 11:26:31 AM  
dragonchild: Oldiron_79: If you've ever seen a real cannon you will note that the walls of the barrel are like several inches thick.

When in doubt, just look down the barrel. This technique can also be used to diagnose misfires.


Brilliant!
 
2012-07-05 11:31:28 AM  
PYROY: It's a good thing they're contacting the ATF. A fine and jail time will teach this guy a lesson he'll never forget.

Its not illegal to make your own muzzle loading arms. So as long as he didn't injure anyone but his own dumb self there was no crime*(other than maybe like an illegal discharge in city limits type local ordanince)
 
2012-07-05 11:33:30 AM  
Nice one, submitterster.

Definitely a candidate for 'HL of the Year'.
 
2012-07-05 11:38:11 AM  
moanerific: 18 inch in projectile size diameter or just an 18 inch long tube?

TFA says 18" long tube.
 
2012-07-05 12:24:22 PM  
HAHAHA I love ads based on content. This is what my version of the site looks like.

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2012-07-05 12:54:09 PM  
He blown up real good!
 
2012-07-05 03:47:08 PM  
This is why the French started making crooked ramrods for their cannons. The final pack down can be done while standing to the side since the tool is shape like a J. At Fort Mackinac and Fort Michilimackinac use these for their gun demostrations and explain why.
 
2012-07-05 03:54:42 PM  
The deputies notified the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The matter is under investigation and there was no indication whether Carlson was cited.

Let him go. This is something he'll never do again. He'd have to set his beer down to light the mortar.
 
2012-07-05 04:11:05 PM  
You can find a video on liveleak of some brazilian moron lighting some fireworks (while holding the fireworks). The gore is impressive but very brief. Liquified / exploded hot dog hand. Nothing of use remaining. Tadaa!
 
2012-07-05 06:25:41 PM  
I'm guessing the cause of the misfire has him stumped.
 
2012-07-05 07:58:26 PM  

Oldiron_79: moanerific: 18 inch in projectile size diameter or just an 18 inch long tube?

TFA says 18" long tube.


As someone who actually has a mortar with an 18 inch barrel, and who shoots it, allow me to say "what a moron".

i54.tinypic.com

My lil' friend. It has a 3 inch bore, uses a 400 grain powder charge, and will send a 1lb projectile at *LEAST* 300 yards.

/The neighbors are very, very polite.
 
2012-07-05 09:57:39 PM  
Hold my beer. I want to show you something.
 
2012-07-06 07:06:43 AM  
"Carlson had told deputies he was loading the cannon when it went off unexpectedly"

Don't worry about it, it happens to lots of guys. We can try again in half an hour.
 
2012-07-06 07:37:27 PM  

MBooda: Yeah, no big deal.
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Who dropped the candy bar in the pool?
 
2012-07-06 07:40:36 PM  

PYROY: It's a good thing they're contacting the ATF. A fine and jail time will teach this guy a lesson he'll never forget.


It's not illegal to make a cannon. You can even make your own handguns, without a serial number, and it is legal.

"per provisions of the Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968, 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44, an unlicensed individual may make a "firearm" as defined in the GCA for his own personal use, but not for sale or distribution."
 
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