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2013-05-19 10:01:36 PM  
That one hailstone looks EXACTLY like a grapefruit.
 
2013-05-19 10:04:32 PM  
Is there some other place they typically fall from?
 
2013-05-19 10:09:13 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: That one hailstone looks EXACTLY like a grapefruit.


There's only one explanation... the storm originated in Florida and stealthily moved northwest to Oklahoma before dropping its deadly, frozen payload.
 
2013-05-19 10:38:20 PM  
How did this not kill people?
 
2013-05-19 10:39:53 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Is there some other place they typically fall from?


If I'm getting enough fiber...
 
2013-05-19 10:54:26 PM  

2.bp.blogspot.com

 
2013-05-19 10:57:12 PM  

DamnYankees: How did this not kill people?


It fell in Oklahoma.
 
2013-05-19 10:57:14 PM  
THANKS OBAMA
 
2013-05-19 10:58:49 PM  
Yup, monster sized.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-19 11:01:31 PM  
thats gonna leave a mark
 
2013-05-19 11:03:57 PM  

Taima: DamnYankees: How did this not kill people?

It fell in Oklahoma.


OKC is one of the least-densely-populated cities in the US.http://www.demographia.com/db-us90city100kdens.htm
 
2013-05-19 11:04:57 PM  
Thanks, global warming.
 
2013-05-19 11:06:15 PM  
What happens when you get caught in a storm with just 1" to 1.5" hailstones.  He got off easy, his buddies had broken ribs.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-19 11:06:19 PM  

DamnYankees: How did this not kill people?


Meat helmets
 
2013-05-19 11:07:33 PM  
Don't be around when those hatch.
 
2013-05-19 11:08:03 PM  
I could make those in the freezer.
 
2013-05-19 11:08:10 PM  

2xhelix: He got off easy
[i.imgur.com image 280x417]


Whatever floats your boat.
 
2013-05-19 11:12:16 PM  

2xhelix: What happens when you get caught in a storm with just 1" to 1.5" hailstones.


i.imgur.com

AIDS?

/ wouldn't have been my first guess
 
2013-05-19 11:12:57 PM  
Grapefruit? Why isn't it purple?
 
2013-05-19 11:13:09 PM  
And check out the grapefruit-size derp falling below this article.
 
2013-05-19 11:14:37 PM  
SurelyShirley *

2xhelix: He got off easy [i.imgur.com image 280x417] Whatever floats your boat.

Looks like tentacle marks.

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
 
2013-05-19 11:16:06 PM  
Wow. Biggest ones I've ever seen were barely larger than a good sized pea.
 
2013-05-19 11:16:34 PM  

0Icky0: And check out the grapefruit-size derp falling below this article.


That's the really scary part.
 
2013-05-19 11:16:47 PM  
why is it they always say the hailstones are bigger than what they really are? None of those are the size of a grapefruit. Except the actual grapefruit.  Like we can't see they are all smaller than the grapefruit.  They always say "golf ball sized hail" when it is really about the size of a grape.  Are these the same people that come up with the street value of illegal drugs?

foxnewsinsider.com
 
2013-05-19 11:18:39 PM  

poe_zlaw: why is it they always say the hailstones are bigger than what they really are? None of those are the size of a grapefruit. Except the actual grapefruit.  Like we can't see they are all smaller than the grapefruit.  They always say "golf ball sized hail" when it is really about the size of a grape.  Are these the same people that come up with the street value of illegal drugs?

[foxnewsinsider.com image 780x439]


In 1998 we had hail the size of the one on the back-right of the photo.  Which isn't very unusual itself until I point out this was in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania!
 
2013-05-19 11:22:22 PM  
Damages to Oklahoma City were estimated in the tens of dollars.
 
2013-05-19 11:33:22 PM  

DamnYankees: How did this not kill people?


Grapefruit size hail killed people on Wednesday in Texas when our tornado outbreak occurred here south of DFW.
 
2013-05-19 11:35:00 PM  

poe_zlaw: why is it they always say the hailstones are bigger than what they really are? None of those are the size of a grapefruit. Except the actual grapefruit.  Like we can't see they are all smaller than the grapefruit.  They always say "golf ball sized hail" when it is really about the size of a grape.  Are these the same people that come up with the street value of illegal drugs?

[foxnewsinsider.com image 780x439]


You might want to get your eyes checked because that one in the front is pretty much the size of that grapefruit behind it.
 
2013-05-19 11:37:30 PM  
I'd be a lot more worried if they had been propelled out of the ground.
 
2013-05-19 11:39:05 PM  

poe_zlaw: why is it they always say the hailstones are bigger than what they really are? None of those are the size of a grapefruit. Except the actual grapefruit.  Like we can't see they are all smaller than the grapefruit.  They always say "golf ball sized hail" when it is really about the size of a grape.  Are these the same people that come up with the street value of illegal drugs?


Might have been grapefruit sized when it fell. Probably melted a bit before the picture was taken.
 
2013-05-19 11:40:14 PM  
Ive had my shiat hit by grapefruit sized hail before, it put grapefruit sized HOLES in my shed.
 
2013-05-19 11:47:42 PM  
www.actionfigureuniverse.com
/hot
 
2013-05-19 11:47:59 PM  
Like I am going to trust someone who keeps a grapefruit in their house.
 
2013-05-19 11:52:31 PM  
God must really hate Oklahoma. Maybe it's all the fundies there.
 
2013-05-19 11:56:46 PM  
I've seen softball sized beat the ever lovin shiat out of everything and leave livestock injured.

/And have been hit by the size of the smallest one in that pic
//saw a flash of light on that size, left a knot on my head
///and it drew blood
 
2013-05-20 12:09:00 AM  
I just drove a rental car through a pop up monsoon in eastern Iowa, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
Sideways rain, winds at 70mph, not very fun, but I made it. Now the hail can fall all it wants, because, hey, it's a rental car, and the thought of returning one with all of the glass smashed and dents everywhere amuses me.
 
2013-05-20 12:15:36 AM  

0Icky0: And check out the grapefruit-size derp falling below this article.


Benghazi!

Benghazi and IRS!

IRS!

IRS!

IRS!

Benghazi!

IRS IRS IRS!

They seem to have forgotten Umbrellaghazi and the AP scandals already.
 
2013-05-20 12:21:49 AM  

Therion: They seem to have forgotten Umbrellaghazi and the AP scandals already.


Oh hail, Umbrellaghazigate was forgotten as soon as somebody posted pics of Republican Presidents getting umbrellified by soldiers while presidenting.

/on topic, because I wrote "Oh hail".
 
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2013-05-20 12:31:27 AM  
It has eyes. It is watching us.
 
2013-05-20 12:44:13 AM  
Pfft bigger than a grapefruit? They're barely even comparable to the orange in that picture.
 
2013-05-20 12:46:41 AM  
Yep that could ruin your day.
 
2013-05-20 12:51:33 AM  
wait, wtf is fox insider? is that like extra-batshiat fox? is that even possible?
 
2013-05-20 12:58:20 AM  
Typical liberal hailstones.
 
2013-05-20 12:59:55 AM  

2xhelix: What happens when you get caught in a storm with just 1" to 1.5" hailstones.  He got off easy, his buddies had broken ribs.
[i.imgur.com image 280x417]


Nasty!  We escaped without bruises when 1/2" to 3/4" stuff came down on us but we quickly managed to get partial cover from some trees.  We were still being hit but not at full force.  Just about froze our asses off, though--we were dressed for a summer afternoon!
 
2013-05-20 01:11:56 AM  
Okay Oklahoma,
What did you do to piss God off this time?
 
2013-05-20 01:14:21 AM  
www.islamophobiatoday.com
gaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyssssssssss
 
2013-05-20 01:15:45 AM  
On the serious side:

3 times I have seen, scary-as-shiat hail, in Florida.

Never , in 20 years, in NY.

/Go thin pizza!
 
2013-05-20 01:43:29 AM  
This was on my local station.
"East of Normal" was the closest descriptor I heard, but they might have gone into more detail later on.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-20 01:44:13 AM  
God-is-a-Taco:
"East of Normal"

Norman, rather.
 
2013-05-20 01:49:59 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: God-is-a-Taco:
"East of Normal"

Norman, rather.


Yeah; Normal is in Illinois.
 
2013-05-20 01:55:43 AM  
could make a nice bong with those.
 
2013-05-20 02:02:20 AM  
Ive seen hail not quite that large, but close.  And this was just a few weeks ago too.


I was driving to work, I drive about 20 miles from my place to there.  I got about halfway to work, it goes from a rain to hail, and it got more and more intense.  So I plod along on the highway and pass by folks parked under bridges and any overpass they can find.

Luckily the hail bombing my car was not huge, just a horrible sound of it constantly pelting my poor ride.  I was really afraid my car was going to look like a golf ball with hundreds of dimples all over it.  I was very lucky because I had no damage.

ANYWAYS...I drive through the storm, and get to work.  I was actually a few minutes early so I thought I'd get a quick bite to eat across the street.

Thats when I saw...them.  Golf ball sized (and they were larger than that) ice balls just all over the place.  And some larger than that by a good measure.  There was one person in the restaurant's parking lot taping up a giant hole in his back glass of his car.  Then it all clicked...this town was just seriously bombed by hail not 10 minutes before I got there.

I had co-workers with majorly peppered cars, dented hoods...fenders...destroyed glass.  It was a major mess.

Now, weeks later when I am driving around that part of town I still see cars with very destroyed glass.  Some folks (and God bless em) are too short on cash to run out and have it fixed, 'natch.  I saw one late model giant pick-up truck with what had to be hundreds of BIG dimples all over it.  I cant even imagine the sound that made.

In addition to all the auto damage, there were a lot of pretty messed up roofs too, so in some spots I can see not one but two different houses being fixed at the same time.

This was not quite baseball sized stuff, but if it was that large then even more folks would have been screwed.

So...Fark hail.  Fark it long and hard.
 
2013-05-20 02:19:09 AM  
ReverendJimBobHammer

God must really hate Oklahoma.

Maybe it's all the fundies there.


It sure isn't the gays there.

/all several of them.
 
2013-05-20 02:42:37 AM  

0Icky0: And check out the grapefruit-size derp falling below this article.


Oh, the article about where Glorious Leader was on the night of the Benghazi attack?

This may be relevant.

www.daybydaycartoon.com
 
2013-05-20 05:01:14 AM  
Hail.

Hail.

Fire and snow.

/awaiting Melvin Belli in a sparkly dress
/strangest Craigslist hook up ever
 
2013-05-20 05:07:38 AM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: 0Icky0: And check out the grapefruit-size derp falling below this article.

Oh, the article about where Glorious Leader was on the night of the Benghazi attack?

This may be relevant.

[www.daybydaycartoon.com image 575x200]


Yes, it really IS irrelevant.
Regardless of which party he's in, I bet the President gets a LOT of bars on his phone wherever he is...this ain't  1860, so he doesn't have to stay by the telegraph lines anymore...
 
2013-05-20 05:26:51 AM  
I've seen scarier monsters in "Night of the Lepus".
 
2013-05-20 06:13:49 AM  

TomD9938: 2xhelix: What happens when you get caught in a storm with just 1" to 1.5" hailstones.

[i.imgur.com image 280x417]

AIDS?

/ wouldn't have been my first guess


That's not AIDS, you utter farking retard. That's arabian syphilis. Christ, you should see that poor muslim guy's cock. Not nice.
 
2013-05-20 06:34:17 AM  

Ryker's Peninsula: I've seen scarier monsters in "Night of the Lepus".


Well a plague of killer rabbits could be hazardous since Im running low on holy hand grenades.
 
2013-05-20 06:34:41 AM  

ReapTheChaos: poe_zlaw: why is it they always say the hailstones are bigger than what they really are? None of those are the size of a grapefruit. Except the actual grapefruit.  Like we can't see they are all smaller than the grapefruit.  They always say "golf ball sized hail" when it is really about the size of a grape.  Are these the same people that come up with the street value of illegal drugs?

[foxnewsinsider.com image 780x439]

You might want to get your eyes checked because that one in the front is pretty much the size of that grapefruit behind it.


What you lack is a sense of perspective.
 
2013-05-20 07:32:05 AM  
You know, as someone who has been a big kaiju fan for, what, 40 years now, the adjective "monster-sized" has a certain expectation of size, and this doesn't qualify.

/Tunguska was monster-sized hail.
 
2013-05-20 07:42:42 AM  

dittybopper:
/Tunguska was monster-sized hail.


Meteors are not a form of precipitation.
 
2013-05-20 07:50:59 AM  
Since nobody else pointed this out, I'd like to direct you to this very shocking association:

"This picture comes from a Fox News viewer and shows hail the size of grapefruit that fell near Oklahoma City, OK"

/ From Cali
// Didn't actually believe anyone watched Faux News until I moved to GA
 
2013-05-20 08:06:05 AM  
Should get a hail cannon.
http://www.hailcannon.com/how.html
 
2013-05-20 08:13:23 AM  

Dansker: Meteors are not a form of precipitation.


one man's precipitation, is another man's god.

/wait... what?
 
2013-05-20 08:22:22 AM  

Dansker: dittybopper:
/Tunguska was monster-sized hail.

Meteors are not a form of precipitation.


Let's think about this for a minute:  Precipitation is water falling from the sky.  Tunguska was a cometary fragment, almost all water, falling from the sky.

Really, not significantly different in composition than a hailstone.

/It was a joke, Son.
 
2013-05-20 08:31:45 AM  

wax66: Since nobody else pointed this out, I'd like to direct you to this very shocking association:

"This picture comes from a Fox News viewer and shows hail the size of grapefruit that fell near Oklahoma City, OK"

/ From Cali
// Didn't actually believe anyone watched Faux News until I moved to GA


You realize local Fox affiliates aren't the same thing as the Fox news cable station?
 
2013-05-20 09:10:59 AM  

dittybopper: Dansker: dittybopper:
/Tunguska was monster-sized hail.

Meteors are not a form of precipitation.

Let's think about this for a minute:  Precipitation is water falling from the sky.


Precipitation consists of water evaporated from the Earth's surface. Words have meanings.

Tunguska was a cometary fragment, almost all water,

I don't think anyone has proven whether Tunguska was a comet fragment or an asteroid. And while comets consist largely of frozen water (and gasses), meteorites are mostly mineral. Because when comets cause meteors, it's because their ice begins to vaporize as they get closer to the sun, which releases solid fragments, i.e minerals and metals.
If the Tunguska meteor had been mostly ice, it would have disintegrated in the upper atmosphere.

Really, not significantly different in composition than a hailstone.

Except for the mineral composition.

/It was a joke, Son.

A really bad one, kid, with a punchline relying on ignorance.
 
2013-05-20 10:30:55 AM  

badscooter: wax66: Since nobody else pointed this out, I'd like to direct you to this very shocking association:

"This picture comes from a Fox News viewer and shows hail the size of grapefruit that fell near Oklahoma City, OK"

/ From Cali
// Didn't actually believe anyone watched Faux News until I moved to GA

You realize local Fox affiliates aren't the same thing as the Fox news cable station?


True.  In fact, those local affiliates usually even practice real journalism.  I really shouldn't have lumped them in.
 
2013-05-20 11:22:04 AM  

Dansker: dittybopper: Dansker: dittybopper:
/Tunguska was monster-sized hail.

Meteors are not a form of precipitation.

Let's think about this for a minute:  Precipitation is water falling from the sky.

Precipitation consists of water evaporated from the Earth's surface. Words have meanings.

Tunguska was a cometary fragment, almost all water,

I don't think anyone has proven whether Tunguska was a comet fragment or an asteroid. And while comets consist largely of frozen water (and gasses), meteorites are mostly mineral. Because when comets cause meteors, it's because their ice begins to vaporize as they get closer to the sun, which releases solid fragments, i.e minerals and metals.
If the Tunguska meteor had been mostly ice, it would have disintegrated in the upper atmosphere.

Really, not significantly different in composition than a hailstone.

Except for the mineral composition.

/It was a joke, Son.

A really bad one, kid, with a punchline relying on ignorance.


Thank you Captain Pedant.
 
2013-05-20 12:29:30 PM  

PunGent: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: 0Icky0: And check out the grapefruit-size derp falling below this article.

Oh, the article about where Glorious Leader was on the night of the Benghazi attack?

This may be relevant.

[www.daybydaycartoon.com image 575x200]

Yes, it really IS irrelevant.
Regardless of which party he's in, I bet the President gets a LOT of bars on his phone wherever he is...this ain't  1860, so he doesn't have to stay by the telegraph lines anymore...


LOL! Excellent point.

Read your profile. You a SG fan?
 
2013-05-20 01:25:12 PM  

dittybopper: Thank you Captain Pedant.


How did you know my secret identity?!
But seriously, if you're going to try out as Internet comedian, you should grow thicker skin and learn how to take criticism. Or at least come up with better repartee, Major Comedy Fragment.
 
2013-05-20 02:18:34 PM  
Just Another OC Homeless Guy:
This may be relevant.

[www.daybydaycartoon.com image 575x200]


Ah, the famed conservative sense of humor makes an appearance. They really should stick to bumper stickers and misspelled signs.
 
2013-05-20 02:34:13 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: PunGent: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: 0Icky0: And check out the grapefruit-size derp falling below this article.

Oh, the article about where Glorious Leader was on the night of the Benghazi attack?

This may be relevant.

[www.daybydaycartoon.com image 575x200]

Yes, it really IS irrelevant.
Regardless of which party he's in, I bet the President gets a LOT of bars on his phone wherever he is...this ain't  1860, so he doesn't have to stay by the telegraph lines anymore...

LOL! Excellent point.

Read your profile. You a SG fan?


Actually, no...that's from a long-standing GURPS Supers campaign...where my character is a small, amorphous predatory alien with questionable morals, who appropriates human bodies so he can pass in society (once he's stunned the host and dissolved it's brain to give himself some tentacle room up there in the cranium).  His day job is a NYC coroner, so he's always got lots of spare "clothes" to wear...and he's got a sideline in organ-legging, since like all public servants he considers himself underpaid.  He's very, very old, and quite sentimental; he still has his first pharoah's canopic jars, and the Luger Dr. Mengele gave him in Argentina.  An inquisitive observer might note the pharoah's brain jar is empty.

I like to creep out my fellow players by measuring their skulls "just in case"...

I love sci fi in general, but never really got into the any of the SG series.  Maybe because I liked the original movie, right up to the last scene, which struck me as hokey.

I may give the series another chance at some point, since I'm also a bit disappointed with the new Trek franchise...
 
2013-05-20 03:39:07 PM  

Dansker: dittybopper: Thank you Captain Pedant.

How did you know my secret identity?!
But seriously, if you're going to try out as Internet comedian, you should grow thicker skin and learn how to take criticism. Or at least come up with better repartee, Major Comedy Fragment.


You know what else was a major comet-y fragment?  Tunguska.

/That better?
 
2013-05-20 04:01:48 PM  
Man Fox is trying to sell the Benghazi incident as some nation collapsing scandal.  It's pretty funny and sad.
 
2013-05-20 04:10:15 PM  

dittybopper:
/That better?


Stealing from the greats is a good start, but real success lies in developing your own material. And maybe show a little respect for your audience and don't dumb it down so much; we're not on the entertainment tab.
 
2013-05-20 09:28:59 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: Just Another OC Homeless Guy:
This may be relevant.

[www.daybydaycartoon.com image 575x200]

Ah, the famed conservative sense of humor makes an appearance. They really should stick to bumper stickers and misspelled signs.


Haven't been paying attention, have you?
 
2013-05-20 09:35:54 PM  

PunGent: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: PunGent: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: 0Icky0: And check out the grapefruit-size derp falling below this article.

Oh, the article about where Glorious Leader was on the night of the Benghazi attack?

This may be relevant.

[www.daybydaycartoon.com image 575x200]

Yes, it really IS irrelevant.
Regardless of which party he's in, I bet the President gets a LOT of bars on his phone wherever he is...this ain't  1860, so he doesn't have to stay by the telegraph lines anymore...

LOL! Excellent point.

Read your profile. You a SG fan?

Actually, no...that's from a long-standing GURPS Supers campaign...where my character is a small, amorphous predatory alien with questionable morals, who appropriates human bodies so he can pass in society (once he's stunned the host and dissolved it's brain to give himself some tentacle room up there in the cranium).  His day job is a NYC coroner, so he's always got lots of spare "clothes" to wear...and he's got a sideline in organ-legging, since like all public servants he considers himself underpaid.  He's very, very old, and quite sentimental; he still has his first pharoah's canopic jars, and the Luger Dr. Mengele gave him in Argentina.  An inquisitive observer might note the pharoah's brain jar is empty.

I like to creep out my fellow players by measuring their skulls "just in case"...

I love sci fi in general, but never really got into the any of the SG series.  Maybe because I liked the original movie, right up to the last scene, which struck me as hokey.

I may give the series another chance at some point, since I'm also a bit disappointed with the new Trek franchise...


>>>>"....with questionable morals, who appropriates human bodies so he can pass in society (once he's stunned the host and dissolved it's brain to give himself some tentacle room up there in the cranium)."

Nice. [shudder]

I would give a year of my life for SG to be actually real and the series (like the "meta" Wormhole Extreme episode) was simply a cover for Plausible Deniability purposes.
 
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