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(Newser)   Think of all the things you imagine a cleaning woman might find in an 18-year-old male's room. An IED probably wasn't on your list   (newser.com) divider line 77
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2013-05-08 03:52:01 PM

Rezurok: Oh no, a kid playing with small explosives, the horror!  It's nice that they call it an IED and not a homemade m-80 or anything, cause we all know that teens have no interest in small explosions just for fun and are perfectly happy to leave fireworks to the professionals.  He must have been plotting something terrible!

/almost blew myself up on more than one occasion
//still have all 6 fingers


seriously, who DIDN'T have a copy of "26 reasons not to store your chemicals in alphabetical order" (*wink*)  when they were 16?  If I were the parents I'd be demanding the cleaning lady be charged with burglary and larceny
 
2013-05-08 03:53:35 PM

No Such Agency: Skail:
With a helpful picture of what a bomb, but not the bomb in question, might look like.

I think this was the actual bomb:

[img457.imageshack.us image 400x300]

"IED"s are like UFOs.  If it's unexplained, and flying, it's a UFO.  If it's improvised, and it explodes, it's an IED.  By definition.  Duh.

... are we sure it wasn't just a Fleshlight?


Yes.  One explodes into a fleshlight, while this device explodes outward.
 
2013-05-08 03:57:05 PM
where I come from this is normal:
A freind of mine straight up made a pipe bomb.  I'm not exaggerating, he made a pipe bomb out of gunpowder, plumbing pipe and fuse from the fireworks store just because he'd heard about them.  This was a year or two after Columbine.

Another freind apprenticed at said fireworks store and had a toolshed that could level a high rise in his backyard.  He actually works on fireworks displays now.  Last I heard he did fireworks for the NFL (5-ish years ago).

I myself blasted a mailbox down to splinters with a hairspray bomb.  Think butterfly effect without all the life-changing misery.  Jerk wouldn't let us cut across his lawn walking home.

Not to mention all the random explosions we played with with just fireworks from the fireworks store.  We probably put Joey N' Jan's kids through college.
 
2013-05-08 04:00:07 PM

sethen320: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Three more.

And still no justification for lumping this kid in with terrorists yet.


He's living in Arizona. That means he's living in a Rethuglican state where everybody is a Teatard Tealiban Teahadist, so WE FINALLY HAVE OUR TEA PARTY TERRORIST, EVERYBODY!

/I'm sure we can figure out a way to say he's partially responsible for the Gabby Giffords shooting, too
//and we leftists said the teabaggers are suffering cognitive dissonance first, so don't talk back to us unless you want to look like the "NO U" guy
 
2013-05-08 04:08:06 PM
Guess which cleaning lady is going to be looking for a new employer.
 
2013-05-08 04:12:13 PM

Kenny B: Friend of mine caught a catfish. Kept it the hotel bathtub. Freaked out the houskeeper.


Holy crap you almost got me fired.
 
2013-05-08 04:12:20 PM
Did she at least find it under the mattress with the Penthouse magazine from 3 months ago?
 
2013-05-08 04:17:41 PM

namegoeshere: maddogdelta: [img2-cdn.newser.com image 300x200]
What an IED may look like.

That would make a cool alarm clock. Except your cleaning lady would swipe it and REPORT YOU TO THE AUTHORITIES.


Only if it started hissing while playing the theme of Mission:Impossible for the alarm.
 
2013-05-08 04:22:19 PM

Rezurok: Oh no, a kid playing with small explosives, the horror!  It's nice that they call it an IED and not a homemade m-80 or anything, cause we all know that teens have no interest in small explosions just for fun and are perfectly happy to leave fireworks to the professionals.  He must have been plotting something terrible!

/almost blew myself up on more than one occasion
//still have all 6 fingers


HELLO, MY NAME IS INIGO MONTOYA. YOU KILLED MY FATHER; PREPARE TO DIE!

/ the 6 fingered man!
 
2013-05-08 04:24:03 PM

iheartscotch: namegoeshere: maddogdelta: [img2-cdn.newser.com image 300x200]
What an IED may look like.

That would make a cool alarm clock. Except your cleaning lady would swipe it and REPORT YOU TO THE AUTHORITIES.

Only if it started hissing while playing the theme of Mission:Impossible for the alarm.


Nice...
 
2013-05-08 04:26:46 PM
What a bunch of fun loving Farkers may look like:

www.hotflick.net

/and if this kid blew up his prom it would be, "why didn't somebody DO something?!"
 
2013-05-08 04:30:14 PM
 
2013-05-08 04:38:36 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Joshua Prater, an 18-year-old senior at Marcos de Niza High School, told police yesterday that he built the device when he was 10 years old, and said he didn't know it was filled with explosive powder, according to court documents obtained by New Times.

Sounds legit.


Obviously, we need to ban 10 year-olds. Just to be sure that they don't build explosives.
 
2013-05-08 04:42:33 PM

dahmers love zombie: [i.imgur.com image 480x252]


Thank you good sir.
 
2013-05-08 05:00:33 PM

mike_d85: Kenny B: Friend of mine caught a catfish. Kept it the hotel bathtub. Freaked out the houskeeper.

Holy crap you almost got me fired.


Don't you mean... Holy Carp! ?
 
2013-05-08 05:18:56 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Joshua Prater, an 18-year-old senior at Marcos de Niza High School, told police yesterday that he built the device when he was 10 years old, and said he didn't know it was filled with explosive powder, according to court documents obtained by New Times.

Sounds legit.


Judging from the description given in the article it sounds like the cops have gone full retard and the cleaning lady is a twat.
 
2013-05-08 05:22:03 PM
Hmmn.  So?
 
My cousin had a habit of making IEDs (pipe bombs), and letting them off (at distance) at family gatherings, usually from within a shallow pit to avoid shrapnel.
 
Of course, he lived in a rural area, where no one notices much of anything.
 
/And not that I've done anything similar, but I do know that a trash-bag full of hydrogen, ignited with a KMnO4/glycerine chemical fuse, makes one heck of a blast.  (No, I won't tell you where to get hydrogen.)
 
2013-05-08 05:29:22 PM

Gonz: sethen320: ...I'm tired of that term (IED). Its being overused.  ...  Well, let's be fair. It's a device of some type, yes? OK. So "D" is correct.  ...  It's an explosive- at least, that's what it's supposed to be. An explosive device. An "ED" as it were.


I think that the term IED has its origins in the male ego.  "Improvised" just sounds so much life half-assed or crappy or unskilled. 
 
It is an attempt to infantilize our enemy (at its inception RE: insurgents).  It is exactly the self-same machismo that led many men I know to call the 9/11 terrorists "stupid," "weak," "cowards," etc.  Reality is that they caused immense damage for a very small price, an excellent ROI, so to speak. 
 
To attempt to infantilize your enemy, especially ones who pulled something like 9/11 off, puts you in a highly weakened position, tactically speaking. 
 
Know your friends, but know your enemies better.
 
2013-05-08 05:30:33 PM

SirHolo: Hmmn.  So?
 
My cousin had a habit of making IEDs (pipe bombs), and letting them off (at distance) at family gatherings, usually from within a shallow pit to avoid shrapnel.
 
Of course, he lived in a rural area, where no one notices much of anything.
 
/And not that I've done anything similar, but I do know that a trash-bag full of hydrogen, ignited with a KMnO4/glycerine chemical fuse, makes one heck of a blast.  (No, I won't tell you where to get hydrogen.)


Um...couldn't you just buy it from a custom gas blending company?
 
2013-05-08 05:52:10 PM
If it's like most teenage boy's rooms, that was not the most deadly, nor the most explosive thing in there
 
2013-05-08 06:04:15 PM

sethen320: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Joshua Prater, an 18-year-old senior at Marcos de Niza High School, told police yesterday that he built the device when he was 10 years old, and said he didn't know it was filled with explosive powder, according to court documents obtained by New Times.

Sounds legit.

Judging from the description given in the article it sounds like the cops have gone full retard and the cleaning lady is a twat.


Should have waited til he blew someone's legs off.
 
2013-05-08 06:38:36 PM

Rezurok: Oh no, a kid playing with small explosives, the horror!  It's nice that they call it an IED and not a homemade m-80 or anything, cause we all know that teens have no interest in small explosions just for fun and are perfectly happy to leave fireworks to the professionals.  He must have been plotting something terrible!

/almost blew myself up on more than one occasion
//still have all 6 fingers


On your right hand? Someone was looking for you.
 
2013-05-08 06:58:01 PM
Depends on where you grew up. In the middle of no place rural America kids build a lot of dumb stuff and set it off in farm pastures. Some kids build there own small scale katyusha launchers with impact fuses... Some kids, I mean I didn't but some kids did.
 
2013-05-08 07:04:07 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: sethen320: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Joshua Prater, an 18-year-old senior at Marcos de Niza High School, told police yesterday that he built the device when he was 10 years old, and said he didn't know it was filled with explosive powder, according to court documents obtained by New Times.

Sounds legit.

Judging from the description given in the article it sounds like the cops have gone full retard and the cleaning lady is a twat.

Should have waited til he blew someone's legs off.


I don't condone it but kids are kids and from time to time they do stupid shiat. It sounds like the law is acting very disproportionately in this case.
 
2013-05-08 07:26:03 PM
What do 18 yr olds keep in their rooms these days anyway?
 
2013-05-09 05:45:20 AM

show me: I first read that as IUD. That would have been strange as well.


same.
 
2013-05-09 03:29:42 PM

DORMAMU: Rezurok: //still have all 6 fingers

On your right hand? Someone was looking for you.


How marvelous.

iheartscotch:
HELLO, MY NAME IS INIGO MONTOYA. YOU KILLED MY FATHER; PREPARE TO DIE!

/ the 6 fingered man!


Stop saying that!
 
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