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(Tampa Bay Online)   Drunk guy on golf course shoots bullet through water tower. Maybe he should have gone with a 9-iron   (www2.tbo.com) divider line 47
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2012-12-11 12:59:45 PM
FTA: Fitzgerald said he was searching for his lost dog and brought the guns for protection in case he encountered coyotes, deputies said

At 0344 in the morning? I used to play around that area in Curlew Creek as a kid. What an idiot!

Coyotes aren't a valid excuse. He should have gone for seagulls, as in protection from their pooping runs.
 
2012-12-11 01:01:48 PM
 
2012-12-11 01:01:53 PM
I was just installing a new water hazard.
 
2012-12-11 01:02:23 PM
Interesting. I wondered if it was possible to punch a hole through a water tower with a firearm. Guess so... I expected the steel of the tank to be too thick for that to work.

I do wonder what a ".38 caliber" rifle is though. Could be a .357 lever action (they work with .38 special rounds), but I would have thought one of those would have been rather inadequate for that. I rather highly doubt the guy was packing a .338 caliber rifle (much more powerful).
 
2012-12-11 01:05:35 PM
Mistakes this:

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

For this:
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com 

Next thing you know, he'll be mistaking wabbit twacks with twain twacks.
 
2012-12-11 01:06:25 PM

akula: Interesting. I wondered if it was possible to punch a hole through a water tower with a firearm. Guess so... I expected the steel of the tank to be too thick for that to work.

I do wonder what a ".38 caliber" rifle is though. Could be a .357 lever action (they work with .38 special rounds), but I would have thought one of those would have been rather inadequate for that. I rather highly doubt the guy was packing a .338 caliber rifle (much more powerful).


quite possibly a .308 caliber rifle, a caliber popular with long range varmint hunters.
 
2012-12-11 01:06:37 PM
Wow, that dude's 49? I guess he's right out there with Ponce De Leon in not finding the fountain of youth.
 
2012-12-11 01:06:37 PM
Maybe a .308, and the author dropped a zero.
 
2012-12-11 01:08:41 PM
He shot at Two Water Towers by the Golf Course.

Sunglasses off, pause for drama effect . . .

" Looks like he finally got a hole in one. "
 
2012-12-11 01:11:22 PM
I once saw my drunken uncle empty a full auto Uzi at a bale of straw. I think one bullet hit the straw, the rest ended up in his Harvestore.
 
2012-12-11 01:12:06 PM
What size club does one use to shoot a bullet?
 
2012-12-11 01:12:35 PM
Guess the city workers need to go to the 'As Seen on TV' store at the mall and get some Mighty Putty.
 
2012-12-11 01:14:27 PM
I wonder if all the Rangers golf there
 
2012-12-11 01:14:42 PM
You're a liar if you claim to have never wondered how this would play out.
 
2012-12-11 01:15:38 PM

akula: Interesting. I wondered if it was possible to punch a hole through a water tower with a firearm. Guess so... I expected the steel of the tank to be too thick for that to work.

I do wonder what a ".38 caliber" rifle is though. Could be a .357 lever action (they work with .38 special rounds), but I would have thought one of those would have been rather inadequate for that. I rather highly doubt the guy was packing a .338 caliber rifle (much more powerful).



www.karolinagames.com
 
2012-12-11 01:15:59 PM
What kind of coyotes were these that he needed two ridiculously over-powered weapons for protection?? Coyotes in my neck of the urban woods run away if you look at them funny. Except for the ones playing in the street, but those are just cute and I don't want them to run away anyway.
 
2012-12-11 01:16:04 PM
www.asseenontvshop.us
 
2012-12-11 01:16:07 PM
Was it this guy?
www.soundonsight.org

/maybe the water tower was wearing a stupid hat
 
2012-12-11 01:16:35 PM

Nothing To See Here: He shot at Two Water Towers by the Golf Course.

Sunglasses off, pause for drama effect . . .

" Looks like he finally got a hole in one. "


GOTDAMN IT It took me too long to find the meme generator
 
2012-12-11 01:16:37 PM

david_gaithersburg: What size club does one use to shoot a bullet?


Apparently a .308 shootin' iron.
 
2012-12-11 01:17:00 PM

Insatiable Jesus: I once saw my drunken uncle empty a full auto Uzi at a bale of straw. I think one bullet hit the straw, the rest ended up in his Harvestore.


TIL what a Harvestore is.
 
2012-12-11 01:19:30 PM
offacue: TIL what a Harvestore is.


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TIL what TIL means.
 
2012-12-11 01:20:34 PM
That is a hard 49yo. My dad is 63 and looks why better than that dude.

www2.tbo.com
 
2012-12-11 01:21:38 PM
Rufus Lee King: Nah. This stuff will take care of it. You can even make a rowboat out of a screen door, or something like that.


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That is a cool product. Around here, we call it undercoating and buy it at Autozone for 1/10 of what the infomercial sells it for.
 
2012-12-11 01:22:38 PM
Hold my beer and watch this thread?
 
2012-12-11 01:28:37 PM
FORE! *blam*
 
2012-12-11 01:29:00 PM

akula: Interesting. I wondered if it was possible to punch a hole through a water tower with a firearm. Guess so... I expected the steel of the tank to be too thick for that to work.


TFA has a nice picture of water streaming out the side of the tower. Almost funny to see, if it weren't real.
 
2012-12-11 01:30:46 PM

Rufus Lee King: AirForceVet: He should have gone for seagulls, as in protection from their pooping runs.

You mean, shoot a birdie?

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LOL! GREAT FOLLOW-UP! THANKS!
 
2012-12-11 01:45:51 PM

Farce-Side: quite possibly a .308 caliber rifle, a caliber popular with long range varmint hunters.


Very true. Didn't think of dropping a zero from the middle... .308 is indeed a very popular round, but it's still overkill for coyotes.
 
2012-12-11 01:54:22 PM
image from article: www2.tbo.com 

omfg he knocked over the tower!
 
2012-12-11 01:55:26 PM
akula [TotalFark]
2012-12-11 01:45:51 PM

Farce-Side: quite possibly a .308 caliber rifle, a caliber popular with long range varmint hunters.

Very true. Didn't think of dropping a zero from the middle... .308 is indeed a very popular round, but it's still overkill for coyotes.

The article reads 308 now, with an update timestamp.
 
2012-12-11 02:00:20 PM
I'm farting like crazy.
 
2012-12-11 02:03:00 PM

stampylives: image from article: [www2.tbo.com image 472x354] 

omfg he knocked over the tower!


Came here for this.
 
2012-12-11 02:11:53 PM
akula: Farce-Side: quite possibly a .308 caliber rifle, a caliber popular with long range varmint hunters.

Very true. Didn't think of dropping a zero from the middle... .308 is indeed a very popular round, but it's still overkill for coyotes.


I used to kill them as a kid in Nebraska for money. The local Conklin for a while would give you two dollars for every left ear you brought in. Used a 30.06 but .22LR worked too.
 
2012-12-11 02:12:34 PM

OnlyM3: akula [TotalFark]
2012-12-11 01:45:51 PM

Farce-Side: quite possibly a .308 caliber rifle, a caliber popular with long range varmint hunters.

Very true. Didn't think of dropping a zero from the middle... .308 is indeed a very popular round, but it's still overkill for coyotes.
The article reads 308 now, with an update timestamp.


Indeed. That makes sense. The .308 bullet profile would lend itself to that (pistol calibers, for the benefit of those unfamiliar with them, tend to have pretty blunt bullets- not good for penetration) and has enough power to punch through thinner sheet steels.
 
2012-12-11 03:16:20 PM
Can't they drop someone in the top to weld a patch underwater? I am not feeling the need for draining. I am referencing my fark degree in engineering for this proposition
 
2012-12-11 03:19:13 PM
img.bhs4.com
 
2012-12-11 03:24:18 PM
Hot Carl To Go: Can't they drop someone in the top to weld a patch underwater? I am not feeling the need for draining. I am referencing my fark degree in engineering for this proposition


You sound like the perfect person for the job! How long can you hold your breath?



/sorry, i don't normally stoop to the personal attack jokes. :)
 
2012-12-11 03:42:43 PM

Hot Carl To Go: Can't they drop someone in the top to weld a patch underwater? I am not feeling the need for draining. I am referencing my fark degree in engineering for this proposition


It may just be cheaper to drain it, then they can do any needed maintenance while they're in there. All while sticking this moron for the bill.
 
2012-12-11 04:11:15 PM

Jim DiGriz: Hot Carl To Go: Can't they drop someone in the top to weld a patch underwater? I am not feeling the need for draining. I am referencing my fark degree in engineering for this proposition


You sound like the perfect person for the job! How long can you hold your breath?



/sorry, i don't normally stoop to the personal attack jokes. :)


Ha. They should worry more about me peeing in the water while I'm in there!
 
2012-12-11 04:29:43 PM
At the course in Buena Vista, CO you can try to bypass the doglegg over the water "bunker". You'd better try a driver or three wood with a nice fade. Link

/the big white thing is the water tank
//better off with a hard nine iron
 
2012-12-11 05:03:09 PM
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Did he get the cameraman too?
 
2012-12-11 05:06:44 PM
They drained the entire farking tank? The hell for?
 
2012-12-11 07:23:31 PM
Customers will not be affected by the leak because the city has three other tanks that are working and the city has optimal water levels, officials said.

"Optimal", or "sufficient"? If the levels are now optimal, it sounds like they should leave the damaged tank alone, right?
 
2012-12-11 11:41:47 PM

Rufus Lee King: TheGreatGazoo: Guess the city workers need to go to the 'As Seen on TV' store at the mall and get some Mighty Putty.

Nah. This stuff will take care of it. You can even make a rowboat out of a screen door, or something like that.

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Oh for FSM's sake would everyone STOP using this shiat!!ELEVENTY!!! (except as undercoating, which is what it is)

It takes forever to scrape/chisel this crap off so we professionals can do a proper repair.
 
2012-12-12 12:04:33 AM
i780.photobucket.com

He was probably after gophers.
 
2012-12-12 04:41:01 AM
Until we can determine the extent of the damages.

Uhmmm. A bullet hole.
That's it.
 
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