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(Times Union)   If you surround your marijuana grow with traps try to remember where you put them   (timesunion.com) divider line 90
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2013-09-01 11:03:19 AM  
He said alcohol was believed to be a factor in the accident.

lol
 
2013-09-01 11:20:21 AM  
I don't get why they add in "the coroner pronounced him dead at XX:00" BS in the articles. Newspapers are not legal documents, death certificates are. Just use the vernacular and tell us a ballpark of when the guy died, not when some poor schmuck with rubber gloves bagged him and tagged him.
 
2013-09-01 12:51:44 PM  

doglover: I don't get why they add in "the coroner pronounced him dead at XX:00" BS in the articles. Newspapers are not legal documents, death certificates are. Just use the vernacular and tell us a ballpark of when the guy died, not when some poor schmuck with rubber gloves bagged him and tagged him.


Anyone that knew him might want to know when he died.

A better question is why subby didn't submit "Apple can't cure Ricketts" as the headline.
 
2013-09-01 12:52:17 PM  
FTFA: Ricketts was driving an ATV in the backyard of his property around 2:30 p.m. Saturday when was nearly decapitated after running into a fine, nearly invisible wire

We had some idiots do that on a snowmobile trail near where I lived when I was a kid. I don't remember if they ever caught who did it. Nobody, fortunately, got hurt, IIRC...
 
2013-09-01 01:08:35 PM  

doglover: I don't get why they add in "the coroner pronounced him dead at XX:00" BS in the articles. Newspapers are not legal documents, death certificates are. Just use the vernacular and tell us a ballpark of when the guy died, not when some poor schmuck with rubber gloves bagged him and tagged him.


I guess the editor of the paper is a Farker, because they changed it.

Or, more likely, they changed it once they figured out the approximate time of death.
 
2013-09-01 02:40:13 PM  
There is something jarring about using the word grow in that fashion. "Hey Tom, you have a beautiful vegetable grow this year". "Mary Mary, quite contrary, how does your grow grow?"
 
2013-09-01 02:40:15 PM  
Curious they never mention how this was discovered.

Police use ATVs to get around in the woods looking for crops. Maybe they took offense at his attempt to kill them, and moved the wires.
 
2013-09-01 02:41:13 PM  
wow... just wow...   did the guy not know that placing the life and limb endangering traps was a crime in and of itself?  That would have just been more charges for the cops to add onto their report if they ever did discover it.   And anybody passing through is only going to get more interested when they see booby traps.  If they dont see the booby traps, and instead fall victim to them, then a cell phone call is going to bring loads of people with badges there anyways...   I guess what I am trying to say is; thank god he only killed himself with this amazingly unstable tower of stupidity...
 
2013-09-01 02:41:36 PM  
The sheriff added the wire appeared to be the type used in pianos, but he said it's unclear what purpose it served as a security measure other than being dangerous to someone driving an all-terrain vehicle or motorcycle.

Ricketts was driving an ATV in the backyard of his property around 2:30 p.m. Saturday when was nearly decapitated after running into a fine, nearly invisible wire that was among the fortifications set up around four large marijuana plants, Apple said.


Sounds like it worked exactly as it was meant to.
 
2013-09-01 02:43:19 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-01 02:45:45 PM  
On the bright side, his booby trap worked, so he had that going for himself, which was nice.
 
2013-09-01 02:45:45 PM  
Idiot
 
2013-09-01 02:45:52 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: Curious they never mention how this was discovered.

Police use ATVs to get around in the woods looking for crops. Maybe they took offense at his attempt to kill them, and moved the wires.


the dying, twitching, moaning man on the blood-soaked ground may have alerted some people that all was not as well as it could be
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-09-01 02:46:52 PM  
Well, his cunning plan surely went to pot.
 
2013-09-01 02:46:54 PM  
With the terrible growing season we've had in the east this year, you can bet that was some skunk weed, too.
 
2013-09-01 02:47:37 PM  

johnny_vegas: the dying, twitching, moaning man on the blood-soaked ground may have alerted some people that all was not as well as it could be


A deer or bear might have called 911?
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-09-01 02:48:17 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: With the terrible growing season we've had in the east this year, you can bet that was some skunk weed, too.


/car trunks, how do they work?
 
2013-09-01 02:49:44 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: johnny_vegas: the dying, twitching, moaning man on the blood-soaked ground may have alerted some people that all was not as well as it could be

A deer or bear might have called 911?


he was in his backyard....maybe he wasn't a farker and actually had friends or even a family
 
2013-09-01 02:49:48 PM  
Good!
 
2013-09-01 02:51:57 PM  

Repo Man: There is something jarring about using the word grow in that fashion. "Hey Tom, you have a beautiful vegetable grow this year". "Mary Mary, quite contrary, how does your grow grow?"


Because it is a verb, not a noun, and it is idiotic and 100% wrong to ever use it that way.
 
2013-09-01 02:54:38 PM  
Looks like he learned a thing or two from Charlie. Dontcha know?
 
2013-09-01 02:55:55 PM  
[NelsonHaHa.jpg]

And Darwin scores.
 
2013-09-01 02:58:29 PM  
glad no kritters were hurt.
 
2013-09-01 02:58:38 PM  
FAIL tag?
 
2013-09-01 03:00:14 PM  

assjuice: Repo Man: There is something jarring about using the word grow in that fashion. "Hey Tom, you have a beautiful vegetable grow this year". "Mary Mary, quite contrary, how does your grow grow?"

Because it is a verb, not a noun, and it is idiotic and 100% wrong to ever use it that way.


nice post
 
2013-09-01 03:04:31 PM  

Thudfark: Looks like he learned a thing or two from Charlie. Dontcha know?




Steve Earle sees what you did there.
 
2013-09-01 03:06:05 PM  
Sponsored by ACME Corp.
 
2013-09-01 03:06:24 PM  

doglover: I don't get why they add in "the coroner pronounced him dead at XX:00" BS in the articles. Newspapers are not legal documents, death certificates are. Just use the vernacular and tell us a ballpark of when the guy died, not when some poor schmuck with rubber gloves bagged him and tagged him.


Did I read the same article? It only said:
"BERNE - A 50-year-old town man died Saturday after he apparently became the victim of booby..."
 
2013-09-01 03:07:36 PM  

Repo Man: There is something jarring about using the word grow in that fashion. "Hey Tom, you have a beautiful vegetable grow this year". "Mary Mary, quite contrary, how does your grow grow?"


Some time ago, there was probably a reporter who thought he was being clever in trying to abbreviate "grow operation" to save headline space. I would like to know who OK'd this usage.

/yeah, that one too
 
2013-09-01 03:07:48 PM  

johnny_vegas: he was in his backyard


The word used was property, which often means acres out in the country.

Since he used an ATV i'm assuming it's a bit of a hike. Especially since he probably didn't want a crop right next to his house. But he might use his ATV like some people use those 'personal mobility' scooters.
 
2013-09-01 03:09:26 PM  
Never lose your head over a grow op.
 
2013-09-01 03:09:32 PM  

assjuice: Repo Man: There is something jarring about using the word grow in that fashion. "Hey Tom, you have a beautiful vegetable grow this year". "Mary Mary, quite contrary, how does your grow grow?"

Because it is a verb, not a noun, and it is idiotic and 100% wrong to ever use it that way.


But potheads can't say "marijuana garden"... That would sound way less trendy and hip.
 
2013-09-01 03:11:24 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: The word used was property, which often means acres out in the country.


FTFA:  Ricketts was driving an ATV in the backyard of his property around 2:30 p.m. Saturday when was nearly decapitated

Regardless, Darwin wins again.
 
2013-09-01 03:13:37 PM  
Maybe he was planning some sort of Great Escape....

/ can't possibly be obscure
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-09-01 03:20:45 PM  

ZeroCorpse: assjuice: Repo Man: There is something jarring about using the word grow in that fashion. "Hey Tom, you have a beautiful vegetable grow this year". "Mary Mary, quite contrary, how does your grow grow?"

Because it is a verb, not a noun, and it is idiotic and 100% wrong to ever use it that way.

But potheads can't say "marijuana garden"... That would sound way less trendy and hip.


It tend to use the word 'garden' for things to be admired/smelled/put in a vase. For things I intend to eat/harvest 'crop' seems proper.
 
2013-09-01 03:22:41 PM  
Legalize.

Educate. License. Tax. Rehabilitate.
 
2013-09-01 03:26:36 PM  
It could be that someone else had planted it on his property especially if he had huge tracts of land so he was totally unaware of the traps... would make a little more sense.
 
2013-09-01 03:27:00 PM  
So the cops just automatically assume that they were his plants and booby traps and not put there buy someone else. I guess they figured they can get a slam dunk in the property forfeiture case since the guys dead. I wish the article mentioned the size of the property.
 
2013-09-01 03:32:26 PM  
screeninvasion.com

Approve.
 
2013-09-01 03:35:47 PM  
I saw this in that B&W film "Reefer Madness". It's true.
 
2013-09-01 03:37:13 PM  
Nearly headless? How can someone be nearly headless?
 
2013-09-01 03:38:56 PM  
And nothing of value was lost.
 
2013-09-01 03:41:43 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: With the terrible growing season we've had in the east this year, you can bet that was some skunk weed, too.


rjw57.github.io
 
2013-09-01 03:41:53 PM  
I Think the culprits could have been these a-holes
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2013-09-01 03:42:24 PM  

ZeroCorpse: assjuice: Repo Man: There is something jarring about using the word grow in that fashion. "Hey Tom, you have a beautiful vegetable grow this year". "Mary Mary, quite contrary, how does your grow grow?"

Because it is a verb, not a noun, and it is idiotic and 100% wrong to ever use it that way.

But potheads can't say "marijuana garden"... That would sound way less trendy and hip.


Because (historically) criminal enterprises have never been referred to as gardens?

Grow is short for grow op, which is short for growing operation, which is what cops call four plants in a backyard.
So noun.
 
2013-09-01 03:43:14 PM  
Well this is perfect the farken asshat! Setting traps like that where some kids could wonder in and kill themselves or another adult. Serves him right!
 
2013-09-01 03:47:36 PM  

ZeroCorpse: assjuice: Repo Man: There is something jarring about using the word grow in that fashion. "Hey Tom, you have a beautiful vegetable grow this year". "Mary Mary, quite contrary, how does your grow grow?"

Because it is a verb, not a noun, and it is idiotic and 100% wrong to ever use it that way.

But potheads can't say "marijuana garden"... That would sound way less trendy and hip.


I think those kinds of terms are just as likely, if not more likely, to be used by the anti-marijuana crowd (cops, etc.) since it makes it sound more illicit/serious/dangerous. It's harder to justify having a quasi-military force whose purpose is to seek out and destroy gardens.
 
2013-09-01 03:48:11 PM  

Plissken: Nearly headless? How can someone be nearly headless?


www.executedtoday.com

/Linkus Hotticus.
 
2013-09-01 03:48:55 PM  
good.jpg
 
2013-09-01 03:51:31 PM  

Plissken: Nearly headless? How can someone be nearly headless?


Sometimes it's just hanging by a flap... Or maybe the wire went half-way through and hit bone, arresting its travel. Either way, I'm sure there will be pictures of the corpse somewhere on the internet and I don't want to see them if you find them.
 
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