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(Portland Press Herald)   Maine man can whistle all he wants on the streets of Portland so long as he keeps walking. "You can arrest me a thousand times, and the day I walk out of this jail, I'll be whistling out the door"   (pressherald.com) divider line 190
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2013-02-24 01:30:09 PM
www.songpeople.com
www.traditionalmusic.co.uk

No reference yet?

/slipping you guys are
 
2013-02-24 01:34:15 PM

Mock26: The My Little Pony Killer: Mock26: Endive Wombat: Weaver95: Endive Wombat: Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...? I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.

I agree, jail was extreme. Ticketing/fining would probably have been just as effective.

I do not see it that way.  He was annoying the hundreds of people within a one block radius around him...this is no different than loud sub woofers.  I am more than certain that the cops have been called on this guy multiple times, and that they have had many words (perhaps not as many as the linked, unnecessarily long article)...he refused to stop and the cops did something about it.

leave my country.  you do not belong here.

Take away the fact that this guy was arrested because of whistling, and we will just call it "noise."  You think it is acceptable for one single person to annoy the hell out of hundreds?  How would you have dealt with this situation if you were the cops and gotten multiple calls about this guy?

Change the whistling to talking and call it free speech.  You think it is acceptable for this person's Constitutionally protected right be infringed like this?  Besides, how loud can his whistling really be?

You do not have a Constitutionally protected right to stalk people on the streets.

Who did he stalk?


Anyone who gives him a dirty look, he follows, whistling even louder.
 
2013-02-24 01:34:16 PM
YOU try walking for 5 blocks behind this. The ironic thing is that he walks along with his earbuds stuck in his ears oblivious to the fact that the symphony in his head is monotone tunelessness to everyone else. The only person more annoying in Portland is that guy proselytizing at the top of his lungs at the corner of Congress and High.

\if god taught you to whistle pal pay attention next time okay?
 
2013-02-24 01:37:58 PM

BlippityBleep: Maestro1701: BlippityBleep: The My Little Pony Killer: BlippityBleep: Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: goddamn you're weapons grade stupid. facts? the facts are some dude got a court order for whistling downtown. you're farked in the head if you think that makes sense.

What if it was a loud stereo system, does that change anything for you?

that's different from somebody whistling.  it's whistling dude.  get some farking perspective.

Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: Endive Wombat: Weaver95 - You are telling me that as a shop owner, perhaps a restaurant with outdoor dining, you are totally cool with this guy sitting on a bench adjacent to your restaurant whistling as loud as he can, pissing off your paying customers?  In this specific instance, you would rather support "the right" for one to be as loud and as annoying as possible?

yes, someone in the public realm should be silenced because there's an unfounded accusation that it will be bad for some random business.  classy.

What about him sitting outside your home and whistling?  Also, these charges are not unfounded, hes got multiple complaints against him...

multiple complaints from feeble farked up busybody oregonians.  those shouldn't count.  they get offended if they see you look at a cloud.

Please, RTFA before you make yourself look any more stupid than you already have.

i already said oops about the wrong portland farkhead.  whatever happens in maine anyway? it's a minor mistake.

Your posts today have been riddled with mistakes...both factual and cognitive. Par for the course for you.

other than the city mistake i'm still spot on.  unless you're an authoritarian piece of shiat, which seems to be your preference.


You are far from "spot on."

I'm all for freedom of expression. I was supporting the Whistler...

....right up until I read he followed people who gave him dirty looks, whistling even louder. That crosses the line into harassment, and yes, I have a problem with that.
 
2013-02-24 01:41:12 PM

Weaver95: Over the past year, in fact, Smith has been summonsed, arrested and taken to court for disorderly conduct for "loud whistling."

so we've become a nation where whistling too loud can put you behind bars...?

that's just lovely.


Oh I'm sorry, were you under the impression politicians get elected to GIVE us freedoms?  Or take them away in the name of more taxes and keeping us safer.  I lol in your general direction.
 
2013-02-24 01:44:57 PM

sheep snorter: Lock him up for a 72 hour psychiatric evaluation, as he is obviously mentally disturbed, and then have him accidentally smash his mouth in while there and no more whistling, ever.


We have one of these Serial Whistlers working in our building.  Dude just LOVES to give impromptu whistling serenades in the elevator.  Annoying as hell and makes everyone uncomfortable.

He's also a psychologist, which makes me think we are all his personal, unwitting lab rats in some bizarre experiment.
 
2013-02-24 01:52:20 PM

Skyd1v: sheep snorter: Lock him up for a 72 hour psychiatric evaluation, as he is obviously mentally disturbed, and then have him accidentally smash his mouth in while there and no more whistling, ever.

We have one of these Serial Whistlers working in our building.  Dude just LOVES to give impromptu whistling serenades in the elevator.  Annoying as hell and makes everyone uncomfortable.

He's also a psychologist, which makes me think we are all his personal, unwitting lab rats in some bizarre experiment.


those 72 hour psychiatric holds are FUN
they force you to eat lunch at the same table with psychotic people
 
2013-02-24 01:52:55 PM
anyone who has not experienced this man's whistle... you don't have any clue. it is far worse than is described. it is monotone, in random bursts, slightly off-key. you can hear him from a good thousand feet away. now. imagine standing next to this guy at a bus stop. after 5 minutes, maybe you ask him to stop. he tells you "God told me I can whistle as much as I want, so I'm gonna whistle as much as i want." and keeps right on whistling. it now seems louder, as if that were somehow possible. this goes on for another 5 or 10 minutes, and the bus arrives. mind you, this is the only route on this stop. if he was waiting for the bus, this is the bus. he doesn't get on. there is nothing around this bus stop he could be hanging around without it being considered loitering. this asshat is just doing it to see how many people he can piss off, and using Jesus as a shield.

/i guess it could be worse. he used to walk around town screaming "Teenage Wasteland" at the top of his lungs.
//Not sing. Scream
///end rant
 
2013-02-24 01:53:29 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: wambu: "I feel deep anger and hatred, because his whistling upsets my dog and every dog in the neighborhood."

Who gives a shiat about your damn dog? Now if it was a cat, the Caturday zealots on FARK would have his ass.

/Don't believe me? Try posting some snark in one of their threads . . .

You're mad that you troll Caturday threads and they don't like it?


Did not know. Did not repeat.
 
2013-02-24 01:57:25 PM

LeroyBourne: Great. Now I have Esquivel's Sentimental Journey stuck in my head.

 
2013-02-24 01:58:45 PM

BlippityBleep: Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: goddamn you're weapons grade stupid. facts? the facts are some dude got a court order for whistling downtown. you're farked in the head if you think that makes sense.

What if it was a loud stereo system, does that change anything for you?

that's different from somebody whistling.  it's whistling dude.  get some farking perspective.

Endive Wombat: BlippityBleep: Endive Wombat: Weaver95 - You are telling me that as a shop owner, perhaps a restaurant with outdoor dining, you are totally cool with this guy sitting on a bench adjacent to your restaurant whistling as loud as he can, pissing off your paying customers?  In this specific instance, you would rather support "the right" for one to be as loud and as annoying as possible?

yes, someone in the public realm should be silenced because there's an unfounded accusation that it will be bad for some random business.  classy.

What about him sitting outside your home and whistling?  Also, these charges are not unfounded, hes got multiple complaints against him...

multiple complaints from feeble farked up busybody oregonians.  those shouldn't count.  they get offended if they see you look at a cloud.


You be trollin'. Well done.
 
2013-02-24 01:58:56 PM

twizzted: anyone who has not experienced this man's whistle... you don't have any clue. it is far worse than is described. it is monotone, in random bursts, slightly off-key. you can hear him from a good thousand feet away. now. imagine standing next to this guy at a bus stop. after 5 minutes, maybe you ask him to stop. he tells you "God told me I can whistle as much as I want, so I'm gonna whistle as much as i want." and keeps right on whistling. it now seems louder, as if that were somehow possible. this goes on for another 5 or 10 minutes, and the bus arrives. mind you, this is the only route on this stop. if he was waiting for the bus, this is the bus. he doesn't get on. there is nothing around this bus stop he could be hanging around without it being considered loitering. this asshat is just doing it to see how many people he can piss off, and using Jesus as a shield.

/i guess it could be worse. he used to walk around town screaming "Teenage Wasteland" at the top of his lungs.
//Not sing. Scream
///end rant


dude we're all like the same person.  so just close your eyes and whistle through him, spiritually (not gay)
 
2013-02-24 02:04:54 PM

twizzted: this asshat is just doing it to see how many people he can piss off, and using Jesus as a shield.


Well, I say God told me to beat the living fark out of anyone who whistles badly and says it's God's fault.  But God also told me to follow him around blasting an air horn in his ear every time he starts up, then wait for nighttime and a dark alley before doing His will regarding the beating.

Far be it from me to question the will of the Lord.
 
2013-02-24 02:04:57 PM
Business owners are welcome to rent my cat. When anyone whistles, she climbs the whistler's body and starts attacking the shiat out of their face. It's the only time she's violent.
 
2013-02-24 02:12:33 PM

farkRus: Business owners are welcome to rent my cat. When anyone whistles, she climbs the whistler's body and starts attacking the shiat out of their face. It's the only time she's violent.


at least she doesn't have SEX WITH PEOPLE
 
2013-02-24 02:17:40 PM
The comments on the article indicate he's a drug dealer who whistles to announce his presence to customers.
 
2013-02-24 02:23:29 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: farkRus: Business owners are welcome to rent my cat. When anyone whistles, she climbs the whistler's body and starts attacking the shiat out of their face. It's the only time she's violent.

at least she doesn't have SEX WITH PEOPLE


Not with the chastity belt she wears.
 
2013-02-24 02:33:54 PM

farkRus: Jon iz teh kewl: farkRus: Business owners are welcome to rent my cat. When anyone whistles, she climbs the whistler's body and starts attacking the shiat out of their face. It's the only time she's violent.

at least she doesn't have SEX WITH PEOPLE

Not with the chastity belt she wears.


i'll fark her.  how many POUNDS of body armor is she wearing??
 
2013-02-24 02:41:54 PM

stonytokes: YOU try walking for 5 blocks behind this. The ironic thing is that he walks along with his earbuds stuck in his ears oblivious to the fact that the symphony in his head is monotone tunelessness to everyone else. The only person more annoying in Portland is that guy proselytizing at the top of his lungs at the corner of Congress and High.

\if god taught you to whistle pal pay attention next time okay?


I don't see what the problem is?  His whistling isn't that loud and as proof, you can't even hear it over the sound of the car when it passes in front of the camera.

People just being twunts, thinking they have a right to control the harmless behaviors of everybody that doesn't fit into the nice, normal mold of "respectable" society.  So fark them all.  In the ass.  On second thought, don't, I'm sure they'd enjoy that too much.
 
2013-02-24 03:00:14 PM

twizzted: anyone who has not experienced this man's whistle... you don't have any clue. it is far worse than is described. it is monotone, in random bursts, slightly off-key. you can hear him from a good thousand feet away. now. imagine standing next to this guy at a bus stop. after 5 minutes, maybe you ask him to stop. he tells you "God told me I can whistle as much as I want, so I'm gonna whistle as much as i want." and keeps right on whistling. it now seems louder, as if that were somehow possible. this goes on for another 5 or 10 minutes, and the bus arrives. mind you, this is the only route on this stop. if he was waiting for the bus, this is the bus. he doesn't get on. there is nothing around this bus stop he could be hanging around without it being considered loitering. this asshat is just doing it to see how many people he can piss off, and using Jesus as a shield.

/i guess it could be worse. he used to walk around town screaming "Teenage Wasteland" at the top of his lungs.
//Not sing. Scream
///end rant


Sounds to me like someone should just beat the shiat out of him. Would work better than this police state crap.
 
2013-02-24 03:03:01 PM
I had a small amount of sympathy for the guy while reading the story.

Then I played the video, and thought, "F that idiot. He's not whistling a song. He sounds like a dying pigeon."

Just another in a long parade of irritating losers wandering the streets in towns like that.
 
2013-02-24 03:06:59 PM
My daughter loves to whistle and even I have to tall her "nobody likes the sound of someone whistling but the person doing it."
 
2013-02-24 03:11:21 PM

MrHappyRotter: stonytokes: YOU try walking for 5 blocks behind this. The ironic thing is that he walks along with his earbuds stuck in his ears oblivious to the fact that the symphony in his head is monotone tunelessness to everyone else. The only person more annoying in Portland is that guy proselytizing at the top of his lungs at the corner of Congress and High.

\if god taught you to whistle pal pay attention next time okay?

I don't see what the problem is?  His whistling isn't that loud and as proof, you can't even hear it over the sound of the car when it passes in front of the camera.

People just being twunts, thinking they have a right to control the harmless behaviors of everybody that doesn't fit into the nice, normal mold of "respectable" society.  So fark them all.  In the ass.  On second thought, don't, I'm sure they'd enjoy that too much.


/facepalm

Yeah, a youtube video from BEHIND, outside, taken on a crappy cellphone is exactly like standing next to the guy or in front of him, or having his whistling echo off of buildings into your ears.

I knew someone was going to see that video and say it's not that bad.  Acoustics and technology, how do they work??
 
2013-02-24 03:15:48 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: those 72 hour psychiatric holds are FUN
they force you to eat lunch at the same table with psychotic people


gentlebear.files.wordpress.com

"Medication time!"
 
2013-02-24 03:30:04 PM

Weaver95: Endive Wombat: Sleeping Monkey: Weaver95: so the solution is to...throw him in jail for whistling...? I don't see how we can call ourselves the 'land of the free/home of the brave' when we feel justified for throwing someone into a jail cell because they whistled too loud for our liking.

I agree, jail was extreme. Ticketing/fining would probably have been just as effective.

I do not see it that way.  He was annoying the hundreds of people within a one block radius around him...this is no different than loud sub woofers.  I am more than certain that the cops have been called on this guy multiple times, and that they have had many words (perhaps not as many as the linked, unnecessarily long article)...he refused to stop and the cops did something about it.

leave my country.  you do not belong here.


AH, the tolerance of the self-professed Liberal.
 
2013-02-24 03:38:45 PM
Whistling is probably better than listening to him sing acapella Golden Earring or the Zep.
 
2013-02-24 03:40:15 PM
I can barely keep from flipping out and going into a berzerker rage when people play music through their shiatty speakers on their phones. A guy whistling off key would probably put me into bullet time.
 
2013-02-24 04:09:19 PM
Have you people never 

lordjupiter: MrHappyRotter: stonytokes: YOU try walking for 5 blocks behind this. The ironic thing is that he walks along with his earbuds stuck in his ears oblivious to the fact that the symphony in his head is monotone tunelessness to everyone else. The only person more annoying in Portland is that guy proselytizing at the top of his lungs at the corner of Congress and High.

\if god taught you to whistle pal pay attention next time okay?

I don't see what the problem is?  His whistling isn't that loud and as proof, you can't even hear it over the sound of the car when it passes in front of the camera.

People just being twunts, thinking they have a right to control the harmless behaviors of everybody that doesn't fit into the nice, normal mold of "respectable" society.  So fark them all.  In the ass.  On second thought, don't, I'm sure they'd enjoy that too much.

/facepalm

Yeah, a youtube video from BEHIND, outside, taken on a crappy cellphone is exactly like standing next to the guy or in front of him, or having his whistling echo off of buildings into your ears.

I knew someone was going to see that video and say it's not that bad.  Acoustics and technology, how do they work??


Look.  I asked you trolls nicely to stop using all caps unless you're typing out an acronym.  You're following me around Fark, doing something that annoys me and next time, I'm going to call the cops on you.
 
2013-02-24 04:11:24 PM
I am dissappoint

So now we can call the law on people that annoy us?
Sweet, the next ghetto biatch with 9 anchor babies by 12 different babby dadies, rollin up in her escalade, talking on her Iphone( on speakerphone ), with her vitton purse and DG sunglasses , paying for her groceries with foodstamps that I see is getting a swat response.
 
2013-02-24 04:14:27 PM

Haychew: I am dissappoint

So now we can call the law on people that annoy us?
Sweet, the next ghetto biatch with 9 anchor babies by 12 different babby dadies, rollin up in her escalade, talking on her Iphone( on speakerphone ), with her vitton purse and DG sunglasses , paying for her groceries with foodstamps that I see is getting a swat response.


I know.  And next time I hear a bird whistling outside my window, that farker's getting exterminated.  Same thing with a crying baby.  And kids that are playing and happen to be screaming.  And old people who've fallen and can't get up.
 
2013-02-24 04:20:15 PM

MrHappyRotter: Haychew: I am dissappoint

So now we can call the law on people that annoy us?
Sweet, the next ghetto biatch with 9 anchor babies by 12 different babby dadies, rollin up in her escalade, talking on her Iphone( on speakerphone ), with her vitton purse and DG sunglasses , paying for her groceries with foodstamps that I see is getting a swat response.

I know.  And next time I hear a bird whistling outside my window, that farker's getting exterminated.  Same thing with a crying baby.  And kids that are playing and happen to be screaming.  And old people who've fallen and can't get up.


You know it captain
Dont even get me started on the farking garbage man, next time I hear that shiat, I think ill persuade uncle obama to put out an order for a drone strike..
Seriously though its whistling, some people must of forgotten how to mind their own farking business
 
2013-02-24 04:47:54 PM
If you ever visit Portland ME. This would be the highlight of the visit. Even when the sun shine they are the most clinically  depressed lot of people I have ever met. He sounds some what happy must stop him.
 
2013-02-24 05:57:37 PM
FTA: And a city ordinance lists loud whistling as a form of disorderly conduct.

Wait wait wait...so this guy can't whistle, but it's cool that the poorly-shaven gorrillas on campus shriek like paradise birds and scream at the top of their lungs (usually a ghetto slurry with obscenity chunks)? Whistling is not okay...but it's cool for the male gorrillas to go on and on about DAT AZZ and LOOK AT DAT biatch.

Does not compute. I thought you were fun and quirky Oregon, is there a limit to the quirky?
 
2013-02-24 06:52:18 PM

Vector R: FTA: And a city ordinance lists loud whistling as a form of disorderly conduct.

Wait wait wait...so this guy can't whistle, but it's cool that the poorly-shaven gorrillas on campus shriek like paradise birds and scream at the top of their lungs (usually a ghetto slurry with obscenity chunks)? Whistling is not okay...but it's cool for the male gorrillas to go on and on about DAT AZZ and LOOK AT DAT biatch.

Does not compute. I thought you were fun and quirky Oregon, is there a limit to the quirky?


MAINE!!
 
2013-02-24 07:01:53 PM

queenalice: There's only one thing that he knows how to do well and he's often been told that he only should do what he knows how to do well.


so he's whistling loud while he masturbates furiously?  NOW I see why they arrested him..
 
2013-02-24 09:06:46 PM
blog.tlnet-vle.com

Really? It took this long?
 
2013-02-25 02:43:44 AM
Don't make it illegal to whistle. Make it legal to punch whistlers in the face.
 
2013-02-25 04:36:35 AM

Yogimus: Don't make it illegal to whistle. Make it legal to punch whistlers in the face.


cause it's easier to legalize that then weed.  start with the easy stuff
 
2013-02-25 11:06:41 AM
Abraham Whistler is not amused.

www.rankopedia.com

/This many comments and I am the first?
 
2013-02-25 12:20:37 PM

RickN99: Dughan: You know what pisses me off?
Harley Davidson bikes. Do I call the cops on em when I hear em? HELL NO!
A person has a right to as loud of pipes as they damn well choose, and I have a right to be annoyed by them.

So someone sits on your doorstep, revving that bike for 8 hours and you'd just ignore it?

You complain to him, so he follows you around and intentionally blasts those pipes near you -- and you'd just ignore it?

Sure you would.


If he is on his own private property or public roads, yeah... I would. If he commits criminal trespassing as you described above, then he is in violation of the law and I would act accordingly.

I live in an agricultural area and often times there are loud noises at all hours of the early morning, from helicopters doing spraying to old-ass tractors driving by. We have heavy machinery, all manner of smells from manure and mulch piles and radios blaring out mariachi music all throughout the day. Burn piles and smudge pots fill the air with smoke that tastes terrible. Big-rig trucks honk at 3AM to get someone from the nursery next door to roll up the door, sometimes laying on the horn for up to ten seconds or so.

It's just part of life. It's loud, smelly and unpleasant at times. That doesn't make it criminal. If someone is committing harassing behavior like following you for miles on end and essentially stalking you, that is a different matter entirely from someone walking down the street with a loud boom-box blasting music I just can't stand. Just because I don't like it doesn't mean he needs to stop. I've been in a park where people are biatching about the smell of the BBQ making them feel sick because they are began and burning meat is offensive to them. Should that be criminal, in your opinion? Should they be "denied" the right to enjoy the park because of it? If not, then what about a cigarette smoker at the park? Where do you personally draw the line, and why?
 
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