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2013-07-10 01:33:52 AM
It's a gas

// can also start fires by sparking on rocks
 
2013-07-10 01:35:42 AM

lordargent: It's a gas

// can also start fires by sparking on rocks


Or rubbing two sticks together, even.
 
2013-07-10 01:36:19 AM
It's called an internal combustion engine for a reason, subby.
 
2013-07-10 01:38:43 AM
Subby: "Who knew?"

Anybody with two brain cells to rub together.

/which apparently rules out the submittard
 
2013-07-10 01:39:01 AM
>>after a fire broke out in the basement while a 16-year-old boy was trying to start a riding lawn mower.

well not starting one up in the basement is a good start.

what is Carbon Monoxide anyways?
 
2013-07-10 01:45:15 AM
static.tvgcdn.net
"Just wanted ta let you know that, uhh.. you burned my frickin' house down!"
 
2013-07-10 01:49:12 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-10 01:49:43 AM
fusillade762: Or rubbing two sticks together, even.

I meant the metal blade of the lawnmower striking a rock.

You're using some sort of Flintstones era lawnmower with a wooden blade? Like an airplane prop or something?
 
2013-07-10 01:53:57 AM
One time a weed wacker held me down and had its way with me for 17 minutes....

Lawn tools can't be trusted.
 
2013-07-10 01:57:18 AM

lordargent: I meant the metal blade of the lawnmower striking a rock.

You're using some sort of Flintstones era lawnmower with a wooden blade? Like an airplane prop or something?


*whoosh*
 
2013-07-10 02:02:44 AM

SpdrJay: One time a weed wacker held me down and had its way with me for 17 minutes....

Lawn tools can't be trusted.


Neither can Shop-Vacs. I was given blow jobs by one repeatedly, over a period of several years.

pics2.ds-static.com
*WARNING: Always use hose. Sticking it directly in unit will lead to severe injury or amputation.
 
2013-07-10 02:10:42 AM
I once used a gas powered leaf blower in my house to get all the dog hair out from underneath the furniture, so I could just vacuum it up. I have wood floors and it worked pretty well.

/I love my golden, but the hair is a constant battle.
 
2013-07-10 02:11:41 AM
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There is this moronic thing. Uses a vacum cleaner to suck the oil out of your lawn mower. Just wait until someone tries it with the gas, or even oil that has been gas contaminated by a carb leak. Fumes flow right through the vacum's motor's brushes.
 
2013-07-10 02:13:36 AM

Matthew Keene: SpdrJay: One time a weed wacker held me down and had its way with me for 17 minutes....

Lawn tools can't be trusted.

Neither can Shop-Vacs. I was given blow jobs by one repeatedly, over a period of several years.

[pics2.ds-static.com image 300x300]
*WARNING: Always use hose. Sticking it directly in unit will lead to severe injury or amputation.


I recall some guy in Europe got caught doing that with one of these.
 
2013-07-10 02:16:04 AM
images.bidorbuy.co.za
Correct hotlink.
 
2013-07-10 02:24:47 AM
gweilo8888: *whoosh*

I know that you can start a fire by rubbing two sticks together, as per the boy scouts.
I know you can start a fire by knocking the right rocks together.

But I was talking about a lawnmower blade hitting a rock and causing sparks, in a thread about lawnmowers setting fires, so where do the sticks come into play?

Or, have we just given up on the whole lawnmower thing now and are just calling out random fire starting methods?

// like leaving a bottle of water on the deck on a hot sunny day.
 
2013-07-10 02:24:57 AM

Lars The Canadian Viking: [s7d5.scene7.com image 160x160]

There is this moronic thing. Uses a vacum cleaner to suck the oil out of your lawn mower. Just wait until someone tries it with the gas, or even oil that has been gas contaminated by a carb leak. Fumes flow right through the vacum's motor's brushes.


Even better is this story from a couple years ago:

Car Explodes After Man Tries to Siphon Gas Using Leaf Blower

Why yes, it did happen in Florida...
 
2013-07-10 02:38:15 AM

lordargent: I know that you can start a fire by rubbing two sticks together, as per the boy scouts.
I know you can start a fire by knocking the right rocks together.

But I was talking about a lawnmower blade hitting a rock and causing sparks, in a thread about lawnmowers setting fires, so where do the sticks come into play?

Or, have we just given up on the whole lawnmower thing now and are just calling out random fire starting methods?

// like leaving a bottle of water on the deck on a hot sunny day.


I repeat, *whoosh*.

/the joke seemed pretty damned obvious to me
 
2013-07-10 02:42:08 AM
//I'd rather talk about Justins Beeber.
 
2013-07-10 02:56:35 AM

lordargent: It's a gas

// can also start fires by sparking on rocks


Every day I look at the queue and say f this place- they are all morans .... I see someone from way back
who i have not seen for a long time and think- "I need to do that kind of sabbatical that they do "
 
2013-07-10 03:02:48 AM
 
2013-07-10 03:03:58 AM

lordargent: It's a gas

// can also start fires by sparking on rocks


Last time I mowed, gravel driveway.... apparently we need to get it flattened again.

/blue sparks?
//blue shell!
 
2013-07-10 03:09:07 AM

fusillade762: Lars The Canadian Viking: [s7d5.scene7.com image 160x160]

There is this moronic thing. Uses a vacum cleaner to suck the oil out of your lawn mower. Just wait until someone tries it with the gas, or even oil that has been gas contaminated by a carb leak. Fumes flow right through the vacum's motor's brushes.

Even better is this story from a couple years ago:

Car Explodes After Man Tries to Siphon Gas Using Leaf Blower

Why yes, it did happen in Florida...



You don't need to work so much down here. Gives you more free time.
 
2013-07-10 03:18:46 AM
This is why I never let my mower play with matches.
 
2013-07-10 03:32:41 AM
You gotta watch them lawn mowers. You think they're docile and harmless, but turn your back and wham! They'll stab you in the back soon as look at you.
 
2013-07-10 03:49:27 AM
gweilo8888: /the joke seemed pretty damned obvious to me

Sorry, no clue what you're talking about, If this is some sort of meme then I must have been away from the internet that day.

www.operatorchan.org
 
2013-07-10 04:36:51 AM

Lars The Canadian Viking: [s7d5.scene7.com image 160x160]

There is this moronic thing. Uses a vacum cleaner to suck the oil out of your lawn mower. Just wait until someone tries it with the gas, or even oil that has been gas contaminated by a carb leak. Fumes flow right through the vacum's motor's brushes.


People actually do this?
 
2013-07-10 05:04:33 AM
Yeah, and your pool cleaner can fark your wife.
 
2013-07-10 05:59:13 AM
s2.postimg.org
Hank Hill's Horrified
 
2013-07-10 06:22:46 AM
www.beststuff.com
 
2013-07-10 06:50:32 AM
I can't exactly answer for lawn mowers, but dryers can be a biatch.  Ours actually caught fire the other day.
The lint trap doesn't do a lot to actually trap all the lint.  Much of it ends up in the body of the dryer.

So, if you have a dryer, keep it clean.  Like, rip off the front cover and vacuum it out kind of clean.


//This has been a public service announcement.
 
2013-07-10 07:20:43 AM

durbnpoisn: I can't exactly answer for lawn mowers, but dryers can be a biatch.  Ours actually caught fire the other day.
The lint trap doesn't do a lot to actually trap all the lint.  Much of it ends up in the body of the dryer.

So, if you have a dryer, keep it clean.  Like, rip off the front cover and vacuum it out kind of clean.


//This has been a public service announcement.


This.

And don't put your riding mower in the basement.
With my basement stairs, I would have to take it down in pieces.
 
2013-07-10 07:49:10 AM
Well, that's what you get for taking away its red Swingline stapler...
 
2013-07-10 08:03:29 AM
Back on topic, that kid is pretty smart.

/you can now go off topic again
 
2013-07-10 08:09:32 AM
www.theblindcard.com

She looks soooo happy ..

 
2013-07-10 08:17:23 AM

gweilo8888: lordargent: I know that you can start a fire by rubbing two sticks together, as per the boy scouts.
I know you can start a fire by knocking the right rocks together.

But I was talking about a lawnmower blade hitting a rock and causing sparks, in a thread about lawnmowers setting fires, so where do the sticks come into play?

Or, have we just given up on the whole lawnmower thing now and are just calling out random fire starting methods?

// like leaving a bottle of water on the deck on a hot sunny day.

I repeat, *whoosh*.

/the joke seemed pretty damned obvious to me


The woosh is on you. Your joke was obvious. It just wasn't funny, not in the least and that is what you don't seem to get.
 
2013-07-10 08:58:22 AM

ladyfortuna: lordargent: It's a gas

// can also start fires by sparking on rocks

Last time I mowed, gravel driveway.... apparently we need to get it flattened again.

/blue sparks?
//blue shell!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAicrYOC3fQ


Great, now I have this stuck in my head.
 
2013-07-10 12:20:58 PM
encephlavator: The woosh is on you. Your joke was obvious. It just wasn't funny, not in the least and that is what you don't seem to get.

What "It's a gas?"

Who said it was supposed to be funny? I'm here to farking' amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?
 
2013-07-10 01:50:28 PM

encephlavator: The woosh is on you. Your joke was obvious. It just wasn't funny, not in the least and that is what you don't seem to get.


The whoosh is on you, because it wasn't my joke, dumbfark.
 
2013-07-10 10:34:02 PM

MFAWG: It's called an internal combustion engine for a reason, subby.


gweilo8888: Subby: "Who knew?"

Anybody with two brain cells to rub together.

/which apparently rules out the submittard


Wow, you 2 are Einsteins.

Just thought it was an interesting story. Plus, it's my hometown. Yeah, maybe it wasn't the cleverest headline in Fark history, but you'll get over it. Or not. F*ck I care.

//subby
 
2013-07-11 01:31:18 AM

John Buck 41: Just thought it was an interesting story. Plus, it's my hometown. Yeah, maybe it wasn't the cleverest headline in Fark history, but you'll get over it. Or not. F*ck I care.

//subby


Aww bless. Subby got his feelings hurt.

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2013-07-11 08:17:36 AM

gweilo8888: encephlavator: The woosh is on you. Your joke was obvious. It just wasn't funny, not in the least and that is what you don't seem to get.

The whoosh is on you, because it wasn't my joke, dumbfark.


Yeah, ok, I replied to the wrong comment. Doesn't change the fact that the "rubbing two sticks" comment wasn't funny.
 
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