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(Huffington Post)   Texas man dismayed to discover that not only are tumbleweeds sentient, they're apparently all in the same gang. And they do NOT like his house   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 50
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2013-03-01 10:59:07 AM  
I grew up in West Texas, and this does not surprise me.

But the tags for this article include Bob Woodward? Really? Unless the mods think Woodward has been acting dumb as a West Texas tumbleweed this week, I guess.

*scratches head*
 
2013-03-01 11:06:08 AM  
Oh yeah, remove the fence that kept the wind from hitting your home and omg, there's nothing keeping the tumbleweeds from hitting your house and getting stuck.

farking genius you are.
 
2013-03-01 11:07:48 AM  
I gotta say I can't see this "watch a 30 second advert so you can see a clip you would probably turn off after a few seconds anyway" isn't likely to work very well
 
2013-03-01 11:09:08 AM  
Wait, i've seen this movie.
 
2013-03-01 11:16:06 AM  
Wait. I have an Idea for the best bonfire evar...
 
2013-03-01 11:24:36 AM  
One of my few joys since moving out to the desert has been tumbleweed hunting with the minivan.  On windy days, the things will roll across the roads and, if you time it right, you can strike them head on with the car.  They are light and dry, and when struck they *shatter*.

It is more satisfying then it should be.  I should probably see a therapist.
 
2013-03-01 11:28:01 AM  
Whelp, I've said it before and I'll say it again:

Sucks to be Josh Pitman.
 
2013-03-01 11:28:21 AM  
picture in the article sucks.

There are websites besides HuffPo

ama-cdn.com

kcen.images.worldnow.com

And just because she tuirs up when I googled this:
Too big for Fark:

Link
 
2013-03-01 11:30:18 AM  
I dunno Subby, it looks to me like they like his house just fine.  Maybe even a litle too much, if you know what I mean.
 
2013-03-01 11:30:19 AM  
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2013-03-01 11:32:20 AM  
 
2013-03-01 11:33:24 AM  
Came for the tribbles, I think Captain Kirk did too

/Satisfied.
 
2013-03-01 11:42:28 AM  
lived in Odessa, Tx for 6 months (which was too long, but Mr. Mafiageek1980 had to finish getting his masters at UTPB and as soon as we got married we moved the hell out of there) and hated it. This dude is a whiny biatch regarding the tumbleweeds. What REALLY sucked about that area (aside from the fact that it's west farking texas) is the DUST storms and crazy-ass weather. Tumbleweeds are NOTHING, man!
 
2013-03-01 11:48:38 AM  
When I was very young my family moved from MN to the Central Valley of CA. For Christmas, my dad took three large tumbleweeds, spray painted them white, and put them together to make a snowman. It was pretty cool to a 5 yo, and we actually had people purposely drive by our house to see it.

/my one and only tumbleweed story
 
2013-03-01 11:49:52 AM  
He's just pushing them into a ditch?

He does realize that west Texas might some day get windy again, right?  It's theoretically possible.
 
2013-03-01 11:50:56 AM  

Happy Hours: picture in the article sucks.

There are websites besides HuffPo

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[kcen.images.worldnow.com image 640x360]

And just because she tuirs up when I googled this:
Too big for Fark:

Link


There's a pubic hair joke in there somewhere...
 
2013-03-01 12:10:24 PM  
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2013-03-01 12:17:40 PM  

InternetSecurityGuard: Cry of Silence

http://www.hulu.com/watch/155120


Came here for this.
 
2013-03-01 12:21:23 PM  
Those are clearly not tumbleweeds. They are wind-brahmin.
 
2013-03-01 12:25:37 PM  

Aleph Nought: Wait. I have an Idea for the best bonfire evar...


I see where you are going with that, but this was in Texas not Florida.  Otherwise the headline would've been Man lost house when trying to burn off tumbleweeds.

If only there was a gun that could've deterred the tumbleweeds.
 
2013-03-01 12:42:22 PM  
You know, this would have made a *great* episode of The Twilight Zone.  I can hear Rod's voice now...
 
2013-03-01 12:50:25 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: You know, this would have made a *great* episode of The Twilight Zone.  I can hear Rod's voice now...


"This man is about to discover that nature holds some secrets...and some grudges. A will that cannot be fathomed by humanity. He will come to this knowledge as he tumbles into...the Twilight Zone."
 
2013-03-01 01:14:28 PM  
Really? No Critters? Fark is disappoint
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2013-03-01 01:37:40 PM  

xria: I gotta say I can't see this "watch a 30 second advert so you can see a clip you would probably turn off after a few seconds anyway" isn't likely to work very well


Psst. Psst. Hey, Psst.

Adblock.
 
2013-03-01 01:44:00 PM  
The homeowner had to be told that they were responsible forbtheir home. Personal responsibility my ass. More like, "who can I hold personally responsible?"

I hate everything today. Peace out.
 
2013-03-01 01:59:25 PM  
A man in Texas who jokes he "didn't know so many [tumbleweeds] existed" and also wants the city to pay for his cleanup, avoiding personal responsibility.  Color me shocked.
 
2013-03-01 02:06:37 PM  
People who laugh/giggle after everything they say are the worst.
 
2013-03-01 02:10:32 PM  
great Twilight Zone episode with Eddy Arnold and a cast of 1000 frogs
 
2013-03-01 02:19:56 PM  
A few weeks back, I was walking through the parking lot at my work, and there was this tumbleweed the size of a VW bug just chilling there.

I work on a navy base, on a cliff overlooking the ocean... We don't *get* tumbleweeds where I come from...
 
2013-03-01 02:26:20 PM  

FloydA: He's just pushing them into a ditch?

He does realize that west Texas might some day get windy again, right?  It's theoretically possible.


It's the same strategy that works for Rick Perry and the state legislature.
 
2013-03-01 02:30:50 PM  

mafiageek1980: lived in Odessa, Tx for 6 months (which was too long, but Mr. Mafiageek1980 had to finish getting his masters at UTPB and as soon as we got married we moved the hell out of there) and hated it. This dude is a whiny biatch regarding the tumbleweeds. What REALLY sucked about that area (aside from the fact that it's west farking texas) is the DUST storms and crazy-ass weather. Tumbleweeds are NOTHING, man!


Glad you're gone. We don't miss you.
 
2013-03-01 02:41:30 PM  
You know, the same thing happened to me last time I tried to tell a joke.
 
2013-03-01 03:11:49 PM  
I'm a roaming cowboy riding all day long,
Tumbleweeds around me sing their lonely song.
Nights underneath the prairie moon,
I ride along and sing this tune.

See them tumbling down
Pledging their love to the ground
Lonely but free I'll be found
Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.

Cares of the past are behind
Nowhere to go but I'll find
Just where the trail will wind
Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.

I know when night has gone
That a new world's born at dawn.

I'll keep rolling along
Deep in my heart is a song
Here on the range I belong
Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.

/Can't remember what Disney cartoon planted this earworm in my head so long ago.
 
2013-03-01 03:55:41 PM  
Wait for more wind, now they are on your neighbor's property. Problem solved.
 
2013-03-01 04:18:54 PM  
He's lucky, grinding for tumbleweeds is boring.  Since it's Texas, I assume he also has plenty of lizard tails.  He'll have his Sacred Bow in no time.
 
2013-03-01 04:30:03 PM  
Maybe they are Wolfweed.

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2013-03-01 04:37:45 PM  
Missed it by 7 minutes well played sir
 
2013-03-01 04:51:30 PM  

InternetSecurityGuard: Cry of Silence

http://www.hulu.com/watch/155120

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That was a good one. Scared the crap out of me when I was 8.
 
2013-03-01 05:07:35 PM  

lack of warmth: Aleph Nought: Wait. I have an Idea for the best bonfire evar...

I see where you are going with that, but this was in Texas not Florida.  Otherwise the headline would've been Man lost house when trying to burn off tumbleweeds.

If only there was a gun that could've deterred the tumbleweeds.


You see where I'm going... Well 1+1=2 I suppose. What, there's no fire in Texas? Why isn't that in wikipedia?

This is Texas, I bet every other house has a flamethrower. That'd do the trick.

Oh wait, here we go... http://www.aplaceofsense.com/2009/11/disaster-tamu-bonfire-collapse.h t ml
 
2013-03-01 05:37:41 PM  

Happy Hours: picture in the article sucks.

There are websites besides HuffPo

[ama-cdn.com image 600x448]

[kcen.images.worldnow.com image 640x360]

And just because she tuirs up when I googled this:
Too big for Fark:

Link


I actually saw worse in 1994 or 1995 about 100 miles south west of there.  It was just as high up against the house, but it was that high all the way out to the barbed wire fence about 150 ft from the house.
 
2013-03-01 05:43:26 PM  
Back in about 95 there was a really bad dust storm in the entire region near where this happened.  I was walking in a parking lot in Monahans and had a tumble weed hit me in the backs of the legs, it nearly got my feet off the ground, I'm glad it didn't or I would have landed shoulder blades first.

That dirt storm lasted for days, during the last day of said dirt storm it decided to start raining.  That's right, it rained mudballs.  A friends dad who worked at a local car lot called me and asked if I wanted a job.  They hired me to wash cars since the entire inventory was covered in mud, I wound up working all summer doing that, parts, and chopping weeds.  Overall not bad for a 17 year old.
 
2013-03-01 06:32:41 PM  

coldcuts: One of my few joys since moving out to the desert has been tumbleweed hunting with the minivan.  On windy days, the things will roll across the roads and, if you time it right, you can strike them head on with the car.  They are light and dry, and when struck they *shatter*.

It is more satisfying then it should be.  I should probably see a therapist.


I used to do that too, until I broke a fog lamp off of my Jeep. Damn weed had a stalk about 2" in diameter.

CSB:

Years ago I was at a friend's house on July 4th, and he decided to play with some commercial-sized fireworks. The first mortar he lit misfired, went about 50 feet in the air, and landed in a pile of tumbleweeds that were stacked against the neighbor's house. Then it exploded, catching the weeds on fire. We scrambled with the neighbor's garden hose and put the fire out before it caught the house on fire, but it did blacken the wall and eaves a bit. The neighbors weren't home at the time. Always wondered what they thought when they got home and found A) the weeds were gone, and B) the smoke damage to their house.

/CSB
 
2013-03-01 07:00:48 PM  

FloydA: He's just pushing them into a ditch?

He does realize that west Texas might some day get windy again, right? It's theoretically possible.


That's all I'd do.  Push them off the house, maybe all to one of the sides where the wind will take them off elsewhere.
 
2013-03-01 07:33:13 PM  

InternetSecurityGuard: Cry of Silence

http://www.hulu.com/watch/155120


I came here thinking, "I will be so disappointed if there isn't a picture of Eddie Albert." Thank you.
 
2013-03-01 10:06:20 PM  
Moved here to Washington State (the dry, eastern part) earlier this month from Upstate New York. Never saw tumbleweeds before. I was cleaning up the rental's yard and I found out that those suckers are sharp if you don't pick them up by the stem.

/ouch
 
2013-03-02 12:33:00 AM  
And they put the frogs in water, and the frogs started fizzing like Alka Selzer. Awesome episode. Gave me bad dreams for years.

/Honey I love you but give me park avenue...
 
2013-03-02 12:47:49 AM  

johnnieconnie: I grew up in West Texas, and this does not surprise me.

But the tags for this article include Bob Woodward? Really? Unless the mods think Woodward has been acting dumb as a West Texas tumbleweed this week, I guess.

*scratches head*


I don't know how the tags are generated, but I'm pretty sure it's automatic, no modding involved.
 
2013-03-02 01:52:32 AM  

Mandapants: Moved here to Washington State (the dry, eastern part) earlier this month from Upstate New York. Never saw tumbleweeds before. I was cleaning up the rental's yard and I found out that those suckers are sharp if you don't pick them up by the stem.

/ouch


that's not sharp.

Try running naked through these:

www.mrjacksfarm.com
 
2013-03-02 02:08:32 PM  

Happy Hours: Mandapants: Moved here to Washington State (the dry, eastern part) earlier this month from Upstate New York. Never saw tumbleweeds before. I was cleaning up the rental's yard and I found out that those suckers are sharp if you don't pick them up by the stem.

/ouch

that's not sharp.

Try running naked through these:

[www.mrjacksfarm.com image 500x409]


Pretty, but it looks a little deadly. What kind of grass is that?
 
2013-03-02 11:11:17 PM  

Happy Hours: Mandapants: Moved here to Washington State (the dry, eastern part) earlier this month from Upstate New York. Never saw tumbleweeds before. I was cleaning up the rental's yard and I found out that those suckers are sharp if you don't pick them up by the stem.

/ouch

that's not sharp.

Try running naked through these:

[www.mrjacksfarm.com image 500x409]


The park in my hometown had a bunch of those planted next to the playground when I was a kid. Not so cool story bro........ :'(
 
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